Divine- My two cents (I doubt it's even worth that) is this...
First I've taken myself off of a daily thing of 3 30mg morphine, 3 5mg oxycodones, and 3 percocets a day to nothing. I stayed off of it for over a month just because someone hinted that maybe I wasn't in as much pain as I thought I was in, and that some of the pain signals were really my body wanting the meds. Lets just say that wasn't an answer.
I didn't experience any withdrawal symptoms at all. But from what I've heard diareahha is the main one. I've also heard of people throwing up, and/or having issues with hot and cold chills and sweats.
My 2 cents (as promised) on your pain is that you were (maybe still are) in alot of pain when you got shot in the leg. Due to the pain from it your walking/sleeping/who knows what else different. The muscles in your back are having to relearn to do everything the new way, which is making some sore, and is going to make the ones that were getting regular use that aren't sore as well from lack of use. This is the exact reason that my doc thinks my costochondritis started. I got sick with valley fever, had several nodules grow in my lungs from it, and due to the illness started breathing different making certian areas of the chest be used that hadn't been before. They flamed up 2 years ago and haven't let up.
So the finale (yay) (I'm a weird mood this morning sorry for taking it out on you) is this: If you aren't in physical therapy you should be, or at least give it a try. If you are experiencing pain that might be your muscles you should ask about
some form of muscle relaxer. (Pretty much if you press where it hurts in your back and it hurts worse, I'd try the muscle relaxer route). I know with me due to cane I'm not using to walk due to nerve pain, and the limp from how bad it is in my left leg, I'm walking totally different, and my back has sure let me know about
Best of luck to you,
And please let us know how you are!
I could be completely off-base on this, I'm sure other members will chime in and help you out too.
"When we come to the edge of the light we know, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, of one thing we can be sure; either God will provide something solid to stand on... or we will be taught to fly.'"
"Cause when push comes to shove You taste what you're made of, You might bend, till you break Cause its all you can take; On your knees you look up Decide you've had enough, You get mad you get strong Wipe your hands shake it off, Then you Stand" From "Stand" by Rascal Flatts
Dx.: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Ulcerlative Colitis, Chronic Inflammation of the Colon, Ruptured & Fused L4-L5-S1 w/pinched nerves, Degenerative Disc Disease, Chronic Costochondritis, Back Muscle Spasms, Asthma, Benign Tremmors (hands)