... withdrawals are so severe that I am having to take some percocet per my doctors orders to deal with life. When can I expect for the withdrawals to subside? I was on 50 mcg for 1 year and prior to that 75 mcg for 2 years. Before that 100mcg for a year. To get off of it my doctor had me take 25 mcg for two weeks and lastly 12 mcg for 2 weeks. I have chronic pain from two cervical disc fusions. Now I have ringing in my ears, body aches and anxious overall muscle tension. I am struggling bad and need to get on with my life.