I'm currently getting ready to taper off 10mg hydrocodone tabs, taking 5-6 daily @ home & i'm wondering what to expect in terms of symptom & amount of time. I've been taking these pill since about 2009, but the amount increased to 5-6 in the past year. Everytime i try to stop for a 24hr period, i become extremely irritable, feverish, sweaty & get diarrhea, which i know is normal, but how long will this last? Thank you for the support.