Re: Hydrocodone strengths??
I agree with Cmpgirl in that we need more info about your condition, length of time taking meds, & etc. I also agree with Brian in that you aren't taking that much. LA meds are really made for those who can't get relief from regular meds and / or taking too much SA med(s).
Patients have to remember that taking LA meds isn't all positive....There is a tradeoff....Yes, it helps cut down on the "pill popping", for lack of a better description, but it also means it's in your system 24/7. As a result, your tolerance will increase, and you'll have more side effects. Speaking conservatively, most patients should want as little in their system as possible. Also, if your condition improves at some point, or other treatments become available, it will be much easier for you to change or stop meds.
To be perfectly honest, LA meds are a great choice if your condition warrants them....But, in most cases, it's a one way street...Once on them, most are on narcotics for life. Just something to think about. This is why we need more info on your condition and med history.