i know everyone will be different, but am just wondering what the general consensus is. i have been on hydrocodone 7.5mg, 3x/day for a little over a year, along with flexeril, 10mg 3x/day. usually it has always worked well to keep my pain and muscle stiffness manageable. lately though, i am having more periods of discomfort. my muscles don't seem to be getting any release from the horrible tension, and my pain med only lasts for about 3-4 hours, so i am having more pain in the evenings (making sleep worse than it already is). i'm not sure if it's from tolerance or possibly because i have been working more hours? i go to my doctor in a few days and want to discuss it with her, but i am always hesitant to discuss pain meds, because of the bad stigma of them, and also because of the bad treatment i've gotten from other doctors, concerning them. if you could share your experiences or have any advice for me, i would be very appreciative. thankyou.