Currently I have protruding discs with right encroachment at the T8 through T11 levels, including scoliosis and disc degeneration. I'm currently taking Norco 5/325 every six hours and Robaxin 750 mg three times daily as needed. I know Robaxin doesn't do the trick for many, but it has worked wonders for me. I was originally on Flexeril and found it gave me the most terrible headaches that I ended up taking migraine medication, Imitrex. Now that I am in pain management, there has been discussion of increasing the strength of my Norco. I was on OxyContin following gallbladder surgery a few months ago and found Norco worked better. Now my PM doctor is considering increasing me to 7.5 or 10 mg Norco so I do not have to wake up in the middle of the night to take my meds. If I don't set an alarm to take something, I regret it in the morning. Ultimately, I know I need to discuss my concerns with my PM doctor, but what experiences have you had with stepping up the ladder? It makes me nervous as I am only 22. I feel too young to be on such a high dose. I know most here take much more and was wondering if I should be concerned or if any of you guys have been nervous about increasing dosages.