Hi, I have a few questions if you do not mind. How long have you been on o.c. and where is your pain? I have been in pain for 6 months now due to tmjd and body pain, poss. fibromyalgia. I have been on vicoprofen, but it was not enough anymore. My dr. put me on o.c. 20 mg 2 times daily a couple of weeks ago, and I still needed vicoprofen for breakthrough pain. Today, he increased my o.c. to 40 mg 2 times daily. I was still taking too much vicoprofen, 12 or so a day, and still my pain was not under control. So hopefully, the increase will help, and I will only need vicoprofen every once in awhile. I also take flexerill, and valium for muscle relaxants. I have never had chronic pain before, and I am scared. I stay at home and have 2 boys to take care of. I am meeting with 2 new surgeons this week, and I hope they can help me by surgery, other suggestions, and my insurance company for approval of surgery. Thank you for you time, and good luck.