Well, I was on fioricet for years...taking up to 6 a day. I finally got off it the hard way and was free of it...or so I thought. Then I asked my dr for a prescription again thinking I could handle going back on it every now and again...and it worked fo the first 2 months but then as my body became accustomed to that aura you get when you first take that pill on an empty stomach....I knew I was in trouble again. So here I sit writing to all of you again while I am going through withdrawals and nasty migraine headaches and I cannot get a refill until Wednesday to begin my tapering once again. I learned my lesson this time around. I want to live my life and this drug takes life away from us and those we want to spend time with. Please if you are on this drug, do whatever you can to get off, and if your dr recommends this drug, run very fast away from him/her.