Hi! So I had back surgery in January of 2009 from being hit by a drunk driver. I had 8 screws, a cage, and 2 rods put in at L5 and S1. After that I had to had 3 more surgeries and had to have 4 pins put in at my hip. I never ever took pain meds. I could deal with pain. But after my first surgery, I just couldn't get away from the norcos and that feeling of having no pain! Needless to say, 5.5 years later, I'm on about 6-7 a day on my 4th day of weaning off of them. Iam having very bad withdrawals, but what's so hard is I still have major back pain and will have surgery to remove all the metal in November. I'm in school so that's why I am waiting till November. These withdrawals are so hard to get through. I am on saboxcin and other things but I'm finding it hard because I know I will just have to be put back on the medicine after my surgery. Does anybody have any advice?! I'm doing pretty well with the 3-4 a day which feels good! Just very hard to get through having chronic pain, but I want my life back. Please, I need help! If anyone has been through the same or similar situation?