I recently stopped taking painkillers . I got a little into party addiction mode for a few months . I would say i was taking 3 darvocet a day and when i did not have darvocet i would take 3 ultram a day . I would say in the 3-4 month time frame i also took vicodin and percoset 2 maybe 3 times at most . I have also taken Soma on and off . The Soma i had no problem taking everyday for a month and then stopping for a month with no side effects.I recently decided no more painkillers for me . The first couple days i got a lot of the classic withdrawal symptoms especially anxiety . So i decided to take Soma every 6 hours not including sleeping which i took nothing for 8 hours . I was hoping that would help . Boy did it ever within the first day all withdrawal symptoms and side effects went away . No more anxiety at all or craving either . I would never pretend to know or give advice to someone heavy into addiction taking 10-15 vics , percs , or oxy's a day . I have no idea how rough that truely is . I can tell you though on the small level that since i took the soma i have not even thought or desired a painkiller . Maybe this would be a good idea for someone only taking a few pills a day trying to get off them . I know the saying about trading one addiction for another is not good , but when you take it like you are supposed and not to get high i have not heard anything bad about Soma .