Posted by Delivered
on August 01, 2000 at 02:00:23:
In Reply to: Re: Can VICODIN Tolerance be reversed? posted by Mrs. Smith on July 31, 2000 at 12:10:34:
: : I've been noticing that my usual prescribed dosage of vicodin isn't as effective
: : as it once was. I know that over time patients build up a tolerance
: : but instead of increasing the dosage, I'm wondering how long
: : it would take to be off it before my body's tolerance to the drug
: : "wears off".
: : I'd rather suffer for a time using just over the counter pain meds
: : than continuing to increase the dosage if the time span isn't years.
: : Thanks for your reply.
: That's a really interesting question. Are you asking if you stop taking it for a month or two, then go back to taking it, can your tolerance be low like it was at first? I wonder about that, too. I was hoping someone could answer that. I was wondering if your tolerance ever goes back to where it was before, like if you stop taking it, then 6 months later start again, does it have the effect that it did when you took it the first time?
I'm a "veteran" of three treatment centers for vicodin addiction, and all three told us the same thing, "Your tolerance NEVER goes away. If you quit for 20 years and start again, within a VERY short time you are worse than before. I've also heard personal testimonies to verify it. I also have my own to back it up.