Posted by Bernard
on November 21, 2000 at 09:54:21:
I have been taking VicodinES on a daily basis for several years now. I realize that it isnt helping my pain very much anymore, and have had three surgeries to correct my pain. None have worked, and the Vicodin is the only thing that seems to help. I can't take Ibuprophen or any of the other non addictive pain relievers because my system wont tolerate them, they make me violently ill. I really think I need a higher dosage of the Hydrocodone, but not the acetemophenomen because I hear it damages the liver. I think its really sad that people who need this drug for real pain, have trouble getting it because others use it to get "high" on. I realize that I am addicted to it, yet I have no other alternative besides living in even more pain. I have tried so many other meds, Celebrex, Vioxx, they ALL make me violently ill. I am also allergic to aspirin. I have read some of these messages, and my addiction seems mild to some of these people in here. This one guy claimed he takes 40 to 50 pills a day, and frankly i dont see how that is possible. I would think that would kill him. I generally take 5 vicodinES a day, but on my prescription bottle it says i can take one or two tablets every 3 hours, now if I did that I would run out long before it could be refilled. The whole thing has me really confused and I am not sure what to do anymore. I do know the drug has made me depressed, but is it the drug? or is it the constant pain I deal with? Perhaps the drug is all that has helped me to keep my sanity in the first place. If there is anyone else in a similar perdiciment with some positive advise please post it.