I'll try to make it short... Bare with me. I've been addicted to percocets for 6 months. I was taking 4 to 5, 5mg a day, It didnt start out that way, I am an anxiety ridden person and even taking a tylenol would scare the b-jesus outa me, but somehow I managed going from 1.0mg a day to almost 20mg. I have 2 children a 3year old and a 6 month old. I was prescribed percs 2 days after giving birth to my son for back issues. I am so over them I cant see straight so I decided to get off them. I went from 5 a day to 2 a day then went cold turkey, I made it 24hours without a pill until my I could no longer take the pain in my hips and then sweats and anxiety. I am back on 2 a day, One in the morning and 1 at night. I am planning on tapering again starting tomorrow, a half in the morning and half at night. I hope I can do this, I support my family right now and I have a very physical job, I am a massage therapist and own my own one man spa. My husband is very supportive and he too is an addict of percs as well. But unlike me, he quit cold turkey and only got diarrhea for 2 days and was fine after that!! Lucky bastard. I am so scared you guys... Any advice would be sooooo great right now. I also was wondering if anyone knows if tapering off vics are better than percs as far as the withdrawal goes because I have vics too. Thanks for any input. Mom from phoenix... scared poopless