I have had 9 lower back surgeries. I have been on every type of narcotic for many years. The narcotics have simply stopped working, as I have built up a wicked tolerance for them all! Currently I'm prescribed 200 mg. mscontin 3x daily, and 15 mg. oxycodone 4x daily. I have weaned myself down to just 3 30 mg. tablets of mscontin. It wasn't easy, as withdrawal symptoms were certainly felt! My question is this: Has anyone else out there stopped narcotics completely? If so, how long does it take, and how hard is it to get off them completely?