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Old 04-18-2007, 12:37 PM   #1
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I'm on day 9, back at work, and ready to wean myself off the Lortab Elixer. When I go awhile without it (six hours instead of four...), I get a slight headache and a little bit of nausea. The suggested answer (tylenol) is a joke. (Little. White. Ineffective.)

Anyone have a success story on getting off the Lortab?

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Old 04-18-2007, 08:57 PM   #2
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Re: Lortab

Just ditch it -- if the pain is manageable, just stop taking it. Granted, coming off of it gave me severe diarrhea - but no other side effects.

Old 04-19-2007, 08:54 AM   #3
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Re: Lortab

Haha. I'd welcome that! I haven't had a decent bm since last Monday! So far I've lost 5 pounds from the surgery. I jokingly told my husband last night that, if I could have a decent bm, I might find I've lost 15!

Yeah, I bit the bullet and did it. I didn't wake up last night to take any and figured I'd sleep through the nausea. This morning, I took two tylenol.

Here it is, day 10! I'm on 1000 mg of tylenol and nothing else! Only pain I have is an irritation from the stitches in my tongue. That goes away when I chew a little gum. I think it keeps them moist.

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Re: Lortab

I was able to quick with Lortab except for at bed time by day 8 post op. I did the occasional tylenol, but was afraid to mask my pain, just incase a fourth episode of bleeding arose. I was pretty out of it. I also had to use suppositories because I got constipated as well.

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Old 04-19-2007, 11:05 AM   #5
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Re: Lortab

Holy Mackerell. I wasn't that bad at all. Today I ate an eggroll and rice for lunch. Had two chicken patties for dinner last night. I think I might be back to normal. Last medicine I took was tylenol at 8:30 this morning.

The ENT said it was okay to use Halls to counteract the slightly uncomfortable, pinching feeling of the stiches at the back of my tongue. So that's helpful.

I imagine on Friday (today is Wednesday), I'll be back to normal!

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