I've been prescribed Norco 10mg Hydrocodone's @90/month for the last few months, prior to that it was around a year of Lortab 7.5's @60/month. Also 60 soma's a month for muscle spasms. I found myself taking the soma's in the evening because they would ease my backpain as I lay in bed and drift off to sleep. I didn't like taking them at work. I stopped taking the soma's weeks ago, and it was hard to fall asleep. I'm over that now, and don't seem to have any issues falling asleep. In fact I'm going to bed earlier now because I recently stopped taking my norco's. The norco's always gave me alot of energy and thats why I would stay up later and I find myself getting tired earlier now. My girlfriend moved out saturday and I thought it would be a good idea to have a clean head while working this touchy situation out. I did the same thing with alcohol when I went through a divorce. Stopped drinking completely, otherwise I'm a fairly casual drinker. Btw I've had one beer since Saturday, and ZERO prescription meds'. I had 3 ibuprofen for pain last night. I've been a little depressed with the girlfriend situation and I know depressents aren't going to make it any better. Plus when I get down like that I don't want to take/drink anything. I like to deal with it head on. I would always make my prescriptions last, I never had a problem loosing control with them and my doctor always asks how that's going... I'd give a few away if someone is hurting but I never would feed them to anyone like candy. So after giving some away here and there I would end up taking 2-3 a day max. I never really thought of myself as having a problem with them. I took them for pain and pleasure but the best part is they'd take my mind off the pain and allow me to be productive instead of obsessing over my back. My pain is so frustrating at times it can make me very angry. All that being said, I haven't taken any since my g/f left me (sat-tues clean). Should I have felt any withdrawels yet? The only thing I notice is when I'm hurting I think about taking it for a split second then I tell myself no and that's it. My back and leg pain has increased but that was right away. I've never really had a problem with any addiction to tell the truth. I've done it ALL for long periods of time(minus needles) in my youth and stopped it all without any issues. I haven't done any serious drugs in about 9 years. I just wonder because I know this drug over time is supposed to cause a dependency and I'm curious if I'm going to notice it any more than just in my head. Have I not given it long enough for withdrawels to set in or am I just different than so many who have issues with this? I see alot of friends who struggle with this so I know its common. Anyone have any thoughts on it?