I started out with 60 mgs- once daily, Dr upped to twice daily because I really did not see alot of difference - at 120mgs daily it helped some with leg pain, enabled me to sleep alittle better. But that was it. Had an attack of pancreatitis and got off the med. (Please check on this too, organs are affected). I stopped all at once, but from what I am reading online, the people that are weaning off aren't doing a whole lot better. Just check everything out and make sure you know all the facts before you take the risk - I did not do any research first, just took what I was prescribed. I too have tried alot of different pain meds etc.
Have RA, IBS, Fibromyalgia, and Osteo Arth. - Unfortunately I am not getting alot of relief. Am trying now to find a Dr. that won't just throw another pill at me - I have a drawerful and still feel bad. So I want to start cutting them all back, and do more physical therapy. I'm thinking that maybe taking so many meds is part of the problem, it sure is not the solution at this point