There are so many ill people out there suffering everyday with chronic pain. I'm one and have several health conditions causing the pain. Arthritis alone for me is so rough and the areas are the feet,ankles,knuckles,and back along with a bulging disk. Been in this condition for over 5-6 yrs. I've been perscribed so many different medications by my family doctor beginning with non-narcotics. In time the narcotic patch was perscribed, did not help, given norco 10/325 to take along with the patch applied to my skin for a few years, It helped.. Guess what, pain comes back in a couple hours. Over the years the pain progressed. Hard to believe off the pain scale. My family doctor then gave me percocet 10/325mg. Did not help. Did everything possible. Finally I was sent to a pain management doctor, reviewed all my MRI, CT Scans, X-Rays and indicated the meds I was getting was not close to what I needed. Took this doctor a few times to get me on the right type to give me relief. Oxycotin ER 40mg. along with Percocet 5/325 for break-thru pain. This worked much better and was told with Arthritis Disease my pain will not completely go away, only will make me comfortable which is so true. Progressing pain, in two years I have raised to 80mg. along with the percocet. Over all my pain will be with me but not as bad. If anyone does not know what break-thru is, it's actually something to help and take in between, like a brother/sister. The Extended Relief is for 12hr. relief, if the pain is not stable, the second drug is to help. Now comes the time when you automatically get accused of abuse and have an addiction because of the type of drugs thats perscribed. Other doctors as in Rh doctors, specialist will state i'm on some powerful drugs. Quick to be judged, not knowing how bad a patients pain is, quick to assume and all that abuse their meds, we suffer from it. Oxycotin is highly rated for abuse, and I have been on them for 4 years and never, ever abused them, I get a pill count every month, random urine testing and all checks out fine every month. My doctor had so much confident in me, he stop counting my pills, I would still have my bottles out on the table just in case. If anyone is in this situation, stand up for yourself and the abusers will be caught sooner or later. All my life I had a high tolerance for anything, majority of what I'm dealing with is genetic, hereditary. Don't judge anyone if you really don't know what or how they are really feeling.