I have been taking 12 mgs of Dilaudid for 6 years due to ruptured discs, degenerative disc disease, bone spurs, buldging discs and 4 back surgeries. It doesn't seem to be working like it use to and someone told me that since I'm taking so much Dilaudid that I cannot take any other pain medication with it. Has anyone ever taking another form of narcotic with Dilaudid? I also suffer severe muscle problems.