Prior to yesterday I was taking:
40mg Oxycontin qid
20mgs Norco 10/325 q6h (80/2600mgs a day)
.5mg Xanax tid or 2mg Klonopin bid **
10mg Baclofen tid
1%/50mg AndroGel applied tid (testosterone replacement)
60mg Cymbalta qd
3mg Lunesta hs
** max dosages but I was taking at PRN levels and chose based on needs-anxiety level. Never took both in same day. Dr gave me choice and it worked well.
As of today I am taking:
50mcg Duragesic 72hr patch
20mg Norco 10/325 prn for BT pain
150mg Wellbutrin XL qd (ramping up to 300mg)
.5mg Xanax PRN
10mg Baclofen tid
30mg Temazepam hs
We made major changes at my Dr appy yesterday because of side effects I was having with some of the meds.
I see both scenarios as a major load on the Kidneys and Liver. I had to actually explain to my Dr that acetaminophen is not only bad for the liver, it destroys the kidneys and 2600mg/day is the cut off for non drinkers like myself. I did my research. I asked him to run blood work to check my liver and kidneys just as a precaution. I would be pretty p.o.'ed if it caused a problem when I didnt need it in the 1st place. I am only taking Norco because that is the med this GP is most familiar with. When I started talking about BT opiates void of other meds he was clueless and admitted it. He told me he would consider looking at what ever I came up with. Logic would say to take what ever Norco (hydrocodone) is minus the acetaminophen. What is really making me mad is trying to do research on the net about this and all the search engines do is pull up thousands of online illegal pharmacies. What is even more alarming is that many of these BS sites are positioning themselves to look like legit research sites. Ohhhh that irks me.
Anyway, I guess what I need to know is what is the med called that is basically just the opiate in norco/hydrocodone?
Norco or Hydrocodone - acetaminophen = ????
Originally Posted by madhatter
You can get for example hydrocodone 30/ 50 if you went to a compound pharm. like wolf mentioned,they also have oxycodone i.r in 5mg-15 mg,and 30 mg. Just wondering,what are you taking besides the norco? And they also make the norco 10\ 325