Usually, it's 4, on every 6-8 hrs. I had back surgery this year, a tummy tuck
which has never felt right in 2012. I feel like someone smacked me across the lower back with a 2x4, all the time. The pre-surgery pain was much, much worse. (that's 2 major surgeries in 11 months) Initially I was on Percocet,(yuck) then 2- 7.5 Lortab every 4 hrs...have tapered way down from that!
My GP has been handling my post surgery pain med needs, but he is squeamish, I can tell.