I still have pain and have been onn vicoden for over 18 months.I take 8-9 daily. I feel so sick when I wake up until my meds kick in. I also still have back issues(poss permanent nerve damage which may result in chronic pain for the rest of my life) I want to stop the pills but an extremely afarid about the side effects. Im afarid I will loose my job due to how sick I will be and how much pain I will have. The pills have controlled my life since I started tasking them and I need to reach out.