My doctors helper called me after I tried to get another refill. I am almost5 weeks po.l5s1 plif . So these were her exact words 'well now is the time we cut you fron 10/325 Norco to 5/325 Norco.' So I just said ok. So I tried it. My walking felt like I had a pair of vice grips on my vertebrate. I generally don't have pain when I walk. I have already cut myself from 12 a day to 5 or six a day and it's usually just during active times. These people are like the NARC police! I have never had surgery before and have been so strict with drugs. They never even asked me how my pain was!!