Well, it's got to be hard, but there must be a reason for withdrawing from the Vicoprofin?? And, maybe there are some non-narcotic solutions for your pain. I'm on Lyrica which has at least helped with the fibromyalgia type pain - it can be habit forming, but it's non-narcotic.
Also, I've been on Xanax for many years. I am 1 mg away from the "maximum" my psychiatrist will prescribe. It has been a life saver for me, but over the years my tolerance has risen... I don't want to go up to the maximum so I too will be reducing my dependency soom (probably within the next 12 months or so). I'm not looking forward to it - haha... I just hope there is something else available for anxiety that I could use "only when needed". I've seen this time coming for a while.... the things we go through with LD!
We'll get through today - Jennifer
06/00- The beginning, 08/01-LD positive, 10/01- Igenex and CDC LD positive, 10/02-LD positive, 11/03-LD positive, 10/07-Bartonella positive, CD57=3, 08/25/08 - 10 weeks of IV Rocephin, my first visit to a Pain Mgmt. dr. - she was non-judgemental and will not prescribe me any "opiates" which in the end, is probably a good thing. Current Rx's 11/12/08: Wellbutrin 300mg, Paxil 60mg, Xanax 5mg, Rozerem 8mg, Darvocet, Acidophilus, Rifampin 600mg, Levaquin 500mg, Lyrica 150 to 300mg,