I was put on dilaudid for pain at my recommendation as other total knee done last may resulted in severe depression from pain meds. I rarely use them otherwise. The past two days I had been on Diluadid 24-28 mg during the day as prescribed and went down to 12 mg. I added Vicodin (also prescribed to go from dilauded to Vicodin) Last two days I am crying, shaking, nauseated and overall an emotional mess. Can withdrawal happen this fast? My knee still hurts but did not want to do narcotics for long. When one tapers how should they do it? Is it better to go off of them and can your body go through withdrawal this soon? I would really very much appreciate any help or advice as I am just sitting here crying very bad