Good evening. I check this thread each evening before I go to bed now. You are correct; I was taking 10 mg four times a day. I was so tired of feeling like everything in my life was out of my control when I first logged in and posted. The suggestion to taper down gradually made sense to me. So, two days ago, I started a calendar page on my computer which would make no sense to anyone looking at it. Each time I take the oxy, I put the number of mgs as well as the time I took it. Yesterday, instead of taking 10 mg when I first wake up, I cut the tablet in half and stretched that pill out. By the end of the day, I am taking 5 mg less. This was a big accomplishment for me because now I could look and see when I took it and not sit and wonder how much or how many I took. It's there in black and white on my computer. Later this morning, I am calling the addiction specialist that was in the list above. He is a psychiatrist and the reviews from patients were all very positive. From the reading I've done, I feel like I can do this method. With 5mg less, I haven't had the really bad leg pains. But I do want to have a doctor make sure that I am not putting myself into a health danger or crisis. I really appreciate this website and I really appreciate everyone's kindness and help. I know that the ease of availability of oxycodone will be a challenge to stay away from. But I am not going to even think about that part of all of this. I am concentrating on working on tapering down until I am free from taking them and then devise a way that access is limited or not at all within an arm's reach.