I've had FM for 3 years. I had been controlled pretty much on Ultram off and on with VERY OCCASIONAL Vicodin for flares. The past couple of weeks though, I have been taking Vicodin literally nonstop - up to 6 a day. When the Vicodin wears off (every 4 to 6 hours), I'm in so much pain, I literally shake and cry. I've wondered if I never took Vicodin for this last flare, if I would be in the situation I'm in - needing Vicodin constantly. I feel the Vicodin made me feel SO GOOD, I forgot about the pain temporarily, then when the Vicodin wore off - the pain came back threefold. Does that make sense? Now I'm in a real tough spot. I have never had a flare like this ever, but, I want to stop taking Vicodin - I'm very scared I'll become addicted!! Should I even worry about becoming addicted - or just take the dang stuff because it makes me feel better? Any advice out there?