katkat - I had troubles with vicodin... And when I told my doctor that I wanted off we talked about how that wasn't really feasable with my chronic pain. They put me on methadone. I take 40mg a day. And I am NOT having the same problems I had with vicodin. It is really effective for the pain too without making me feel "buzzed" which is a really nice change. So it's at least a thought if you NEED to do something for your pain condition.