I have been taking pain medication for 4 years now. It started out after I had my son. I saw how much energy it gave me and how much better my mood was and was hooked. If I had known how it grabs you with a death grip and doesn't let you go I would have never taken one pill. But that was then this is now. I usually take vicoden, anywhere from 10 to 40 mg every 4 hours. If I can find percaset of course Ill get those. I take it 3 times a day. I have to or I can't get out of bed. So what I'm trying to ask is how can I actually stop taking them. Only a few close people know I take it and I have tryed countless times to stop. But I always end up giving in and taking something. When I don't take it the withdraw is so so bad. I take over the counter meds for the pain but I have to go to work. I am a mother of three and a wife. I don't have a week to lay in bed writhing in pain. So I have the intence pain, my legs feel weird I think its restless leg syndrome? Every inch of my skin feels like a million spiders are walking on it and I sweat so badly that I have to change clothes. I have gotten through that for about 5 days. But then I don't have enough energy to even get up. More aless get myself and the kids ready. My mood is all over the place I'm crying then screaming. Is there anything I can do to make this a little easier. I will lose my job if I miss work so I'm no longer taking these to feel good I have to just to feel normal. I hate this and want to spot so badly but I just can't take the withdraw. I do know that I have depression issues as well as anxiety. I used to take wellbutrian and xannax. But I no longer have insurance, helpless. If anyone has any ideas on how I could actually get off this horrible medicine please help. Thank you!!!