Hi @Supersonic , since you haven't had your clips out yet, it does seem a bit soon to be cutting down on your medications. You do need to do it gradually and you'll need to keep a record of the times and the doses that you take. In other words, be organised about it. When the time comes to wean off pain medications, this is what Jamie suggested: Here is a suggested schedule for cutting back on prescription pain medications. Stay at each level for 3-4 days or even longer if you notice the pain symptoms increasing. This schedule assumes you are starting with one pill every 4 hours before beginning the reduction process. 1 pill every 6 hours and 2 at bedtime 1 pill every 6 hours and 1 1/2 at bedtime 1/2 pill every 4 hours and 1 1/2 at bedtime 1/2 pill every 6 hours and 1 1/2 at bedtime 1/2 pill every 8 hours and 1 1/2 at bedtime 1/2 pill every 8 hours and 1 at bedtime 1 pill if you are really doing something active during the day and 1 at bedtime It is usually better to wean off these meds over several weeks, not several days. But.....if you are still having pain, then your body is healing and you still need pain relief. And in this case, I would discuss your pain management with your GP instead of your surgeon.