My Dr has me taking UP TO 12 5/500mg vicodin per day for arthritis & other knee issues. I am looking for something alittle more comparable, that would last longer and so I would not have to take so many a day. I never usually have to take that many, but I walk for a living, and some days are worse then others. I am only 25 and have a hard enough time having my Dr taking me seriously, so I dont want to push my luck and have him think I am abusing them. I work for the federal government, and my legs are my income, so I do not have an addiction, I just feel like they are starting to not do the job anymore, and I do NOT like taking that many. Any suggestions or a list of comparable medications? Thanks all