I wanted off fentanyl patch, was on for 11yrs. Went from 325mcg down to 162mcg, where I stayed for past 4-1/2yrs. 3 mo ago doc put me on 8 mg hydromorphone 9x day. It took my body/pain a lot of adjusting. Doc said it'd probably take 6 months to taper off these pills. Then we're to find where my real pain is at after all these years. Any advice would be appreciated. My original issue was severe back pain from 4 rear end car accidents.