I posted my lumbar spine ailments on the Sciatica board as well as the diagnostics I endured, save for the last discogram results. L3/L4 is hot, but not "my" pain. L4/L5 is hot all the way down my right leg into my toes, and is "my" pain, and L2/L3 & L5/S1 are unremarkable. Didn't even feel pressure. Anywho......before all that, started seeing a PM Doctor, and have seen him twice so far. So far, he seems to be on his game. He had done his homework on me before I came in. He took me off Lorcet 10/650 four times a day, which was prescribed by my spine surgeon, and put me on Lortab 10/500 five times a day and one Flexeril tablet before bed. Been on this regimen since 1 NOV, and though it doesn't make me pain free, I can at least get up and get going in the morning, I actually "want" to walk the dogs, when the weather isn't too cold, I can ride tank to tank like I "Usta Could" on both of my Harleys, and in general, I have pain, but it is nothing I can't put in the back of my mind and ignore......sorta like a papercut, or a lump on the ol' noggin'. My concern is what is this stuff doing to my liver? I don't drink anymore, nor will I, and I'm watching my diet, so I can keep my Cholesterol number down, thus avoiding more liver damaging meds.............but even though I'm taking 2.5 grams of acetaminophen every 24 hours, which is 1.5 grams less than the maximum safe daily dosage, I can't help but wonder what effect this is having on my liver. BTW, my PM Doctor said that 2.5 grams of acetaminophen is the new maximum safe daily dosage. Has anyone else heard this? You can't live without your liver........that's why they call it a "LIVER." OK, I know. Corny. But nonetheless, I'm a little........errr.....OK.....alot worried, and for those who will recommend I do so, I've already written it down on my 3X5 index card of questions for my PM Doctor for my next visit. Right now I'm eating 150 of these pink pills each month, or five a day. My next appointment is 24 JAN 2011. My last was 29 NOV 2010, and he wrote my script plus a refill, since he'll be out of town for the Holidays. On my first visit on 1 NOV, he took a baseline piss test, and on 29 NOV he took another piss test. I have nothing to hide. Those tests are to keep honest folks honest, and this guy shows NO MERCY for folks who screw around with his treatment plans, however he does work with patients who are having surgery. He was receptive to, and dictated during my first visit that I would have periodontal surgery on 3 NOV and would be on Percocet for three days post-op. He was also receptive to the 19 NOV Discogram, and called the doctor who did the exam to see what she used for anxiety and pain, so he could exclude it on my piss test. Really liking my new PM Doctor.........just worried about my liver....a bunch! Thanks "Spinies."