Hi, I am new here and looking for advice. I am having a disc replacement surgery in August and my surgeon has told me I need to come off my pain meds a month prior to surgery so they can manage my post op pain. I am currently taking 2 x 20mg oxycontin tablets a day. I have been on them for about four months. Does anyone have experience coming off these pills? I am nervous because my doc tried me on a norspan patch (buprenorphine) once, I only had it on for about 10 days and the withdrawals were horrific. My doctor says he can wean me off the dose I am on in about a week.