My experience is that I can't even look at the stuff without throwing up! I can't even take a tiny weeny dose of that stuff or I am hurling all night long.
Im super med sensitive amongst other things, so Vicodin has been my best friend for the last 2 years. Before that.. I was on Tylenol 3, but that made me very groggy and walked around in a haze most of the time. The Lortab/Vicodin just does something for me the others dont. Including Morphine. After my fusion.. I had the morphine pump, and I had better pain relief when they took me off the pump and gave me Vicodin. The nurses were stunned, and I only know this because they came in to tell me they noticed. But even I noticed how much more relief I had gotten.
Im a weirdo.. what can I say! hehehe.
Use what works. If you aren't getting enough relief or the right relief for you, talk to your doctor. There are all kinds of combos to try to get you enough relief. Me, I wanted a drug that would take the edge off my pain, but would allow me to keep my brains fairly intact to do my job. I can't afford to be hazy in my line of work.
Hope this helps. Tammy