... Now I would like to change to something perhaps a little stronger but with less side effects. Does anyone know of an alternative? Also has anyone out there ever experienced muscle twitching whilst sleeping and horrible dreams of bombs that the explosions actually wake me up? I also have itching all over my body and weight gain as well as stomach pain on and off. Other than that it does take the edge off the pain as well as giving me a feeling of well being and huge confidence boost which I'v found very helpful. But due to the adverse effects I need an alternative that will be effective for my back pain... Osteoarthritis,degenerative lumbar disc problems with pain radiating to my feet. Any answers will be most welcome