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I think that your withdrawals depend on how much you take, how you take it and if you are truly addicted vs physically dependent. I have been on hydrocodone for about 2 years now for back problems that stemmed from the birth of my 2nd child. I then got pg within 6 months of her birth and had an appendectomy at 26wks pg. So, along with my back prob, sciatica, surgery, etc.... I started to take more than my prescribed amount. I was up to 10 5/500 orally a day.

I have detoxed from them twice and haven't really had any problems when I stopped taking them. Each time (including this week) I went cold turkey and have only had a headache, but I mark that up to having 3 girls under age 4 and allergies.

Talk to your doctor before you wean yourself from them and see what he has to say. You may or may not have any wd's because, from what you described, the dose you are taking is what is prescribed. I forgot to add that I think some of it is mental--if you think that it is going to be terrible to withdraw then it will be, try to stay positive.

Good luck and I hope that you dont have to have any more surgeries, they are no fun at all.