After reading so many posts on the subject, I've decided to gradually start getting myself off my pain medication which in my case is Lortab. I have been taking 5 mgs every 3 hours for a total of 30 mgs a day (I can't take larger doses because of nausea. It is prescribed at 10 mgs every 6 hours so I break it in half.)
Have only been on these since my surgery - less than 2 months. So I'm going to move the dosage to 5 mgs every 4 hours for awhile and see how I do. Then every 5 hours, etc.
My question is this - typically, how low do you need to get the dosage before you can stop taking it on a regular basis and just use occasionally as needed?