I start with 20 pills at one time and take 10-15 at a time during the course of the day. It has taken over my life and I've tried to quit for the last couple of days only to land at an E.R. and get a script for 15-20 just to get thru the day. Today is the first day I've been without any in over a year and I feel HORRIBLE. The worst part is I work with addicts and I feel like such a hypocrite. I never thought a non narcotic could make me feel like this.