... Directions are 2 every 6-8 hours. I have been taking them for several years and now find myself taking up to 8 or 9 pills at a time, and then 3 or 4 more 2 or 3 more times a day. I just had my blood tested to get an epidural cortisone shot in my spine to help the pain and it came back elevated to 300. The technician said this is a clotting factor; that it is elevated too high and that it affects clotting. He said it indicates the thinning of my blood and won't give me the shot because the danger of bleeding is way too high. He pushed the shot back 2 weeks and said it's not the Norco, but the extra cortisone I have had to take recently. I didn't tell him about the excessive amount of Norco I take. Have I done bad damage to myself, that can't be reversed? How do I cut back on my Norco use without danger? I , for very private reasons, can't tell my Doctor. I need to do this alone, at home. I also have Addison's Disease and read that Norco is very bad to take if you have it. Can someone help me? I don't know what to do, or how to cut way back or get off the Norco. I really do need it for the pain, but I don't want to get the many damages from taking it, especially if it's not too late. I just read all the side effects and warnings today on the internet, and I have just a few of the symtoms of side effects; I am having some problems hearing, my eyesight is just a little worse and my memory is pretty bad. Other than these things, I don't seem to have any of the serious side effects that I know of. My Doctor just did some bloodwork a week ago, and my liver and kidneys are fine. Oh, I do have some problems with my stomach: an early ulcer, gastritis, and swing back and forth from constipation to extreme diahryea, though I have had these for a long time and don't know whether they are Norco related or not. I just really want to cut way back, or stop taking the Norco if I can.