Ok, I have been taking my vicodin off and on for three weeks and what a difference. I had forgotten how it feels not to have the stabbing up and down my spine all the time. This is the only thing that has helped me in almost 10yrs. I see my Dr. next Wed. for a month follow up since I was told what is wrong with me. My problem is I so worry about taking the meds. I know that is stupid why would I want to keep suffering if I have found something that helps. It's the class of the med. that scares me, I have read up on it so know alot about it. Guess I just need more people to encourage me to quit worring about taking 2 or 3 a day. PLEASE LET ME KNOW THOSE OF YOU WHO TAKE IT YOUR FEELINGS ON ME BEING SO AFRAID OF THIS MED. I will so appreciate an response. Hugs to you all, love this site.