Hello I am afraid because I stay in so much pain and have for 3 years now and been on pain pills for 2 but don't they sooner are later kill you. I have tried not taking them and boy about 7 to 8 hours later I'm in so much pain and as the hours go by it gets worse and worse. What is the longest anyone has had to take them? I have sever FMS ( I was Dig. 3 years ago always stayed sick, hurt all over, ran fever all the time, but no one knew until 3 years ago. It ust to come and go now it's all the time 24/7) I also have several disc touching nerves in my back, had open heart surgery in 05 so now due to the cutting of nerves and braking of ribs the pain in my upper torso is %&%&&. But I'm scared of all the pain pills and I'm on a very strong dosage and they don't work that well anymore.Can some one give me info on this.