Hi everyone, not sure if you remember me but i am Bobbi, I am 28 yrs old. I have 2 wonderful boys, Zach is 8, 5'0" and almost 90# he is also mentally challenged and a handful at times. mentally he is about 4-5 yrs old.... and then there is the total opposite in Jacob who is 4 and is starting school this year.... I have had chronic pain for several years, even before my slip n fall in 2006, but we will take it from there! On Sept 7th 2006 I slipped and fell on the kitchen floor in subway where i was working and my knee-cap got shoved to the outside of my knee... long story shot, 4 knee surgeries later here i am 3 years later, having been on 10mg vicodin all of those 3 yrs. My body is "well adjusted" to that amount of that medication. the medication does the job, no longer makes me loopy, and that is the highest mg you can get thru a script without being inpatient. take a mental note: been on this med for 3 yrs.... I went for an MRI on my back in July of 2009 due to some really bad back pain and I was having some really bad migraine headaches. going thru 2 months worth of migraine medication in a matter of days! After my MRI i came home, sat in the recliner for a few minutes, and went straight to urgent care. The Dr there perscribed me Lyrica. I waited right there for them to fill it. I got in the van n I immediatly took one n drove home.. 20 mins after i got home i was completly PAIN FREE!!!! and that was only a 25mg capsule!! I thought i had found the best wonder drug ever! I hadent been pain free in so many years!!!.. so i put in a call to my Dr whose office is an hour away and tell them what happened and my dr is amazed that we had finally found something that took my pain completly away! so we slowly went from 25mg a day and teired up... when it started to wear off sooner during the day i would call him and we went from 25mg 3 times a day now, today I am on 150mg 3 times a day. take out your mental note thta you took earlier. Dr says its time to cut back on the vicodin now.. so, with the new 150mg 3Xs a day, the vicodin goes from 10mg3Xs a day to 7.5mg 3Xs a day.. and then slowly the pain starts coming back in the next week or so... so that is where I sit today. with a Dr appt on sept 25th and im laid up... cant do the things with my kids that i and they want me to do like i did a week ago!!! Soooo thats my Story!!!