I just got off the phone w my Dr. I called cuz I have been taking 1 or 2 a day and wanted to know if she thought that was OK. She said not to worry about it if I keep it to 2 a day when I need it. She said those who are abusing usually take 8-12 a day....wow. I didn't think I was going to ask for more, but it has helped me so much I figured I'd talk to her. Now I have to just stop worrying about becoming a drug addict!!