nerve pain in my back... chronic since 2004, knee problems, fibromyalgia, and other limb issues. I have been taking norco 10, 3x daily, and soma at night for muscle spasms. My problem is that norco keeps me up at night so I stop taking it early in the day and then am in major pain at night and wake up in both pain and withdrawal. I am looking for something more even , with fewer highs and lows.

I know that fentanl has a really ugly withdrawal, but honestly the way things have been I see that as a non issue as I expect to be on medication for a long time. I do water aerobics five times a week to help with my issues but pain has run my life for years.

I tried mscontin time release but was so sleepy it did not work for me.

I am wanting some feedback about what I face in starting this drug and whether this is a good choice for me