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Old 01-17-2009, 10:54 PM   #1
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I gave birth in june and had a 16 hour very painful very stressful labor. Ever since I've been seeing doctors about back pain. One doctor that I've been seeing for a while has been prescribing me vicodin. I've been switched from 7.5 to 5 and told to take "as many times a day as i need" to get rid of my pain. The pharmacist said I could take at most 8 per day. So today I took 2 every four hours 4 times. After my last dose about an hour ago I all of the sudden got a sense of paranoia and got nauseous. I felt light headed dizzy and had to lay down. After drinking about 24 oz of water I feel a little better. What is going on here? Why do I feel this way? (i certainly won't be taking this many in one day again)

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Old 01-21-2009, 01:20 AM   #2
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Hello to Belgium!It is very common for people to experience the side effects you have when taking pain medicines. Do not take more than the prescribed amount, and not less than the time period allowed between doses. This medicine has Tylenol in it so don't take additional tylenol either!

With some medicines like this I found eating and drinking a full glass of water when I take it helps.
Hopefully your back will improve now.

Old 01-21-2009, 06:30 PM   #3
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Re: Feel very sick after taking vicodin

I know the nauseous feeling you talk about. But I think that this is not that same feeling. It was completely different. A very terrible feeling and I had to lie down and the next day I felt I had a hangover.

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