Hi, this is my first question, and I would greatly appreciate any suggestions... I have been on some type of pain medication for over 10 years now. I had an accident years ago and I broke my neck in 2 places, broke my right ankle and had 2 surgeries on it. I also broke my left knee and I have 5 bad discs in my back now. Anyway, to keep from constantly asking my pain doctor to increase my meds, I sometimes take a "drug holiday". I willingly go off my pain medication for 7-10 days so when I start on them again they work better. My problem is I have terrible withdrawals during this time. I'm not an addict, I do this about every 3 months to keep my dosage down. Does anyone out there have any suggestions on how I could get through these 7-10 days with as little discomfort as possible??? By the way, I go completely "cold turkey" during this time, because I found out that is the only way to get it to work. Thanks for any help you can give me. Also, just to let you know, my doctor is aware that I do this and approves with it, he says he wishes all his patients would try it to keep their own dosages down... Thanks again...