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  1. Starting new med...Oxycontin
    ... taken oxycontin. How does this compare to Dilaudid, vicodin , darvocet, or morphine. I'm just trying to figure...

  2. New meds, what do you think??
    ... to see her Monday. I had in the past taken regular Vicodin 5/500, this seemed to help a bit, but the Xodol just...

  3. How does AVINZA release?
    ... . everytime I've taken a pain medication, besides vicodin , I've become extremely nauseas to the point of not...

  4. chronic pain-stop making us suffer!
    ... started seeing a PM my Rhuematologist used to prescribe Vicodin for me. At one point he stopped and reffered me to...

  5. Methadone for Headaches
    ... getting NO relief. I had more pain relief on the vicodin than I did on the 10mg of methadone a day an actually...

  6. Need Advice
    ... for 6 months. It sounds reasonable to me ( I was on vicodin for YEARS) that you would be building a tolerance ... can simply raise your current medications dosage. 4 vicodin per day is not a lot. I was taking at least 8 per...
    ... for heroin addicts so I decided to stick with the vicodin . Well as time went on I had more and more problems...
    ... to work with you on this. Waht are you taking the vicodin for if you don't mind my asking? I know that over...

  7. need advice, I got dumped
    ... Rx for more physical therapy and maybe a script for vicodin for a few weeks. Then again the PCP may be able...

  8. Why does Norco upset my system SO much?
    ... My usual medicine is Vicodin 5/500-2/3x's a day. (Which works ok up until bedtime ... I break it in half and take it just like I do the Vicodin and instanly it triggers a Migrane and I am sick to...
    ... that is in the Norco tablet that is not used in the Vicodin . Each med is required to use the same active ingredients...
    ... stomach or give's me a migrane except the one brand of Vicodin . Thanks again for your help! Have a great night...
    ... I was on Vicodin for years with NO problems... All of sudden the...
    ... effects from the Norco and just have stayed on the Vicodin for now. The pain relief by the end of the day is...

  9. Stolen Meds
    ... Not to mention that when I DID have trouble with the vicodin (taking too much, etc...) I went to ALL of my doctors...
    ... talked about how you were addicted, or taking too much Vicodin before, and you went to get help from all your doctors ... someone who had never had the problem of taking too much Vicodin ? You may not know how much she remembers it, but...
    ... saying. Yes, I was very honest with her about my vicodin problems etc.... But she was extremely understanding ... punished for ever being honest with my doctors about the vicodin . Even though they all commended me for my honesty...
    ... ANYTHING. And even when I was having trouble with my vicodin etc...before telling my doctors and going on the methadone...
    ... but she did break her arm and when they gave her vicodin for it, she took one and hated it. She hasn't used...

  10. Switching to SUBOXONE Monday for Pain Management
    ... now (or so I think) I was having trouble taking my vicodin as prescribed. Major trouble. I finally came clean ... get from other opiates. I don't even THINK abou the vicodin or oxycodone, etc.... Also when I had some major...

  11. Am I asking for something that is out of line?
    ... family doc is willing to write me script for 5/500 vicodin , if I do not use more than one at a time, and not ... She said it is definitly it. I told her about the vicodin and duragesic not working. She said no wonder, you...
    ... opiodphobic. Its great that your PCP will prescribe Vicodin 5/500, but that is a very low dose and 3 a week.....
    ... my pain was not managed with the little amount of vicodin I was offered, or with the 25 duragesic, so that is ... not seeking drugs, I am seeking help. I took the vicodin prescription back to her the last time I went in....
    ... other things. He did offer to write a script for vicodin when I ran of what I have, at a higher rate than the...

  12. My dr. fired me today......need to vent!!!
    ... try when someone complains of chronic pain or when Vicodin no longer works. Good luck, Dave...

  13. have a ?--need and answer quickly
    ... every 6 hours post op which seemed to help and was on vicodin for 3 months prior to the surgery every 3 - 4 hours...

  14. Really need some advice on neck pain
    ... three days. Last week a combination of flexeril, vicodin , and naproxen stopped a really bad headache cold!...
    ... when the headaches get too bad or I have taken the vicodin . You would think I would lose weight :) I would like...

  15. Pain meds and alcohol?
    ... heard of a girl dying after taking like 1 Valium, 2 Vicodin , and then drinking a mixed drink. For her, it was...
    ... drink AT ALL!!! When I was shorter acting meds like vicodin or oxycodone I could just skip a dose and be able...

  16. Longterm untreated chronic pain...
    ... for almost 2 years my pain was unbearable and that vicodin hardly touched it. Now, I am thinking if my pain...

  17. Update on adjustment of meds
    ... has received a lot of bad press, but Hydrocodone ( Vicodin ) is one of the number one abused pain meds out there ... . And it seems that everyone has taken Vicodin at one time or another. Anyways, I better stop...

  18. Called PM can they do this?
    ... states the highest narcotic you can legally callin is Vicodin while in another it could be Percocet. Add to that...
    ... solve that problem. If he gave you a month worth of Vicodin and you ran out early, saying it doesn't work and...
    ... meth to folks that are no longer getting relief from Vicodin "which is totally absurd". Some of us know that your...
    ... time before commiting to the pain meds stronger than vicodin , which by law is allowed to be called in. In Ohio ... react the same way as docs who can just prescribe vicodin over the phone for us. The drugs prescribed by these...

  19. Newbie needs Help
    ... your system. Short acting meds like Dilaudid, Vicodin (Hydrocodone), have many ups and downs. They spike...
    ... to prescribe something 10 times stronger than the Vicodin he's used to prescribing? That's why he refered you...

  20. strength of oxy
    ... approximately 50% stronger than Hydrocodone (Lortab, Vicodin ). And actually Hydrocodone is pretty close to equal ... drugs. I have actually heard people say, "I was on Vicodin but now I'm taking something stronger called Lortab...

  21. Methadone, scared of long term use for pain
    ... neck is forthcoming. I have been on percocet and vicodin for 2 years now. my problem is that i can't control ... options i have. I do need something for pain, but the vicodin and perks have to go. Should i be afraid of methadone ... . i have weaned off vicodin before, is it pretty much the same. jayboy...
    ... to wean off it, but it helped so much better than vicodin or percocet. Unfortunately, my dr thinks that it...

  22. Long term effects of Pain killers
    ... actually NEED that to get through each day. But I was on vicodin for a little over a year, morphine for a few months ... organs such as the liver or kidneys? I know with the vicodin , its normally cut with aceteminophen so you have to...
    ... that can cause long term problems. Tylenol added to Vicodin , Percocet, etc. Some have ibuprofen (Vicoprofen)...

  23. Intrathecal Pain Pump Removal Advice
    ... Oxycontin three times a day, and I had additional Vicodin ES on hand. Today, that may not seem to be a lot of...

  24. Husbands Meds ?????
    ... prescribed to me, Wellbutrin, Flexeril, celebrex, motrin, vicodin , ultram, and percocet. I was put on the wellbutrin...

  25. So Afraid I'm Sick.....
    ... being on other narcotics first. While I was taking Vicodin I asked my doctor about using a Duragensic Patch for...
    ... oncologist. He was great and all he put me on was vicodin . Thre first and second day after surgery I was on...

  26. BRAND vs GENERIC Pain Meds
    ... m sure he'll enlighten you. Now when it comes to vicodin or percocet I prefer brand name because for me, they...

  27. Another reason I think my Pain Dr. released me. Read, feedback please.
    ... become addicted to any short acting med(espescially vicodin as it is the # one most highly abused med right now...

  28. Finally asked my doctor about lowering my dose...
    ... 12 hours with perc for breakthrough instead of the Vicodin she gave me. And, if that wasn't strong enough go...
    ... because I questioned why she initially prescribed vicodin 10/660 for me when the 2 5/500's I was using when...

  29. Quickie Question - What is order of Pain Meds in strength?
    ... replies. I'm new to narcotics anything stronger than Vicodin (10/660), which I have learned is hydrocodone. ...

  30. Is MScontin 40 ER a high dose?
    ... far. She presribed it every 12 hours and I have vicodin 10/660 for any breatthrough pain. Is it possible...
    ... than what I should maybe start with. I have used Vicodin for the past 2 years - mostly taking 5/500's 2-3 times ... do much at all. What she did first was prescribe Vicodin 10/660 every 6-8 hours or up to 4 a day which I told...
    ... worked) for about 2 months and finally went back to the vicodin because the percs werent working anyhow and I kept...
    ... and that was my complaint before I went to her, the vicodin just wasnt cutting it. Just to give it another chance...

  31. Where to go from here????
    ... I began seeing my Rehab doc she put me on regular vicodin 4xdaily. Eventualy she had me on Oxycontin 20mg 2xdaily ... anymore and asked my doc to decrease my dose back to the vicodin . That was not a good idea, I haven't ridden on the...

  32. Duragesic
    ... euphoric feeling like you say you get with percocet or vicodin , sorry, you won't get that feeling with Duragesic...

  33. Celebrex
    ... however, the question is are you getting sick from the Vicodin or the Celebrex. I've never had an issue of vomiting...

  34. Oxycontin question.
    ... released another 5 mgs. If you were taking 2 5mg Vicodin at a time in the past you were getting more opiate...

  35. Would Percocet be good breakthrough drug while using vicodin?
    ... probably going to be fairly uncommon to prescribe Vicodin and Percocet at the same time. Mainly because they ... time-released oxycodone (same drug as percocet) and vicodin (hydrocodone) for BT. Anyway, thats my opinion...
    ... short acting meds at the same time. Percocet and Vicodin are both short acting. I've never heard of any doc ... prescribing any type of b/t med while taking Vicodin or while taking Percocet. Percocet and Vicodin are ... s time to switch to a long acting med and use the Vicodin as a b/t med. Just a thought. P.S. Aranger...we...
    ... levels are just too high most of the time for the vicodin to work. Then, she will have to decide whether I...
    ... control with using the percs than you would with the vicodin anyway,and who knows,you may not need quite as many ... as you were having to take while on the vicodin ?also,if you have to ,for some reason,stay on the vics...
    ... . When I asked for something stronger than the vicodin she gave me, she got a little upset with me... She...
    ... suggested that as I know percocets are stronger than vicodin s. I just didnt know they were in the same family ... another oxy because pain had become so bad and again the vicodin did nothing... It didn't seem to hit me as hard this...
    ... pain killer for chronic pain.Weak pain killers like vicodin are only useful for mild to moderate acute pain.....
    ... pain killer for chronic pain.Weak pain killers like vicodin are only useful for mild to moderate acute pain.. ... not one of them has suggested anything other than vicodin (and not even the strongest dose I have since found...

  36. How much is Too much for Migraines
    ... For instance, anything with Tylenol in it (Percocet, Vicodin ) has a daily limit of no more than 4000 mg of Tylenol ... . So this would be eight 5/500 Vicodin tablets. I'm not sure about Elavil, but I have...

  37. Vicodin vs Percocet Oxycontin Morphine
    ... To start with, do you know the Mg of Hydrocodone ( Vicodin ) that you were taking. They don't make a 1000 mg...
    ... amazing... I have so much to learn about them. As for vicodin , I didnt know there were so many types. Honestly ... prescribe these type of drugs for their patients. The vicodin I take says on the bottle 5/500 and I am allowed 1 ... (morphine). Now that I realize there is probably vicodin that is much stronger than I'm taking maybe I should ... were so many variations on drugs - even ones like vicodin ... As a side note - I live in Ohio and have finally ... will work best for me. Should I try a stronger vicodin at first? Go with percocets every 4-6 hours? I'm...
    ... you as comfortable as possible. If you're taking Vicodin currently, then there are many other meds that can ... you and your Dr to decide to go to a higher dose of Vicodin or different med. It all depends on your situation...
    ... chemical make up and how you react to the meds. If the vicodin has been helping some but isn't taking away the pain...
    ... haven't even yet been given the strongest doses of vicodin that I could have been prescribed. This, I don't ... frustrating to find out there are higher levels of vicodin I could have been taking during the course of my pain...
    ... Then, she suggested dosing as needed and prescribed Vicodin 10/660. I told her I was taking 2 5/500's every 4 ... hoping she will reevaluate me after a couple weeks on vicodin 3 x a day... In the meantime, I was able to schedule...

  38. Pain Dr. Released Me :(
    ... be good. I guess I could list it along with the Vicodin and Percocet I previously tried (which was a year...

  39. Tired but can't sleep
    ... I take 2-100mg Kadian/day 4-5 vicodin HP/day I'm tired all of the time but I can't sleep...

  40. Calling all Topamax Users (topiramate)
    ... from a GP to a PM and the new PM switched me from Vicodin to Percocet - pretty much the same overall dosage ... thankfully. Anyway, now that I have been back on the vicodin for a week or so I now realize that the word loss ... the percocet even though I am on a higher dose of vicodin than when I was on the percocet (even when you take...
    ... the next day my back pain is not controlable with vicodin . Topamax also helps my foot pain from a failed foot...

  41. Oxycontin mg Question
    ... Thanx Aranger for the info but what about Vicodin compared to Oxycontin can you tell that it's Vicodin ... Oxycodone since thats what Oxycontin is? Can i say i take Vicodin but really take Oxycontin and a test will belive me...
    ... the vicodin would show up differently from the oxy as one is a ... pure opiate(the oxy) and one is synthetic( vicodin ).alot depends on the type of test actually.if they ... show up as just a 'narcotic' and not specifically vicodin or oxy.you know what I mean? i do know for sure...
    ... are specific tests for each pain med. Hydrocodone ( Vicodin ) & oxycodone (oxycontin) are 2 different chemicals...

  42. Which Opioid Pain Med did you find best?
    ... I've been on Vicodin 10/325, Tylenol #3, Darvocet, IV morphine at the ER ... on fentanyl. I haven't been on anything else. Vicodin 10/325 : Worked best for me so far I think, "immeadiate ... Tylenol #3 : worked pretty well, was almost the same as vicodin but I haven't taken it for a few years so I don't ... did work pretty well for the pain but as with the vicodin I aquired a prettyhigh tolerence to it. IV morphine...

  43. Methadone, sleepy & hyper?
    ... read or do paperwork. I have been taking 6- 5 mg Vicodin daily. A refresher on my problem: This is all ... My Dr. & I understand that too much Tylenol in the Vicodin is not good for me over a long period, but it is the...
    ... reach our destination. As far as you taking 5-6 Vicodin a day, you didn't mention the dose. If you are taking...
    ... I get home. What a cycle... I was taking 5/500 Vicodin . The Norcos w/ 10/325 really upset my stomach. Isn...
    ... out to you before I forget. You keep referring to Vicodin s, Norcos, and there's also Lortabs, etc., but they ... them. You can call them anything you want, but a Vicodin 5/500, is 5 mg Hydro and 500 mg apap. If the 10/325...

  44. ANOTHER Methadose question
    ... 30 mg Morhine IR for about 30 bucks, cheaper than Vicodin and more relief for your buck. You really have to...

  45. Darvon vs. Vicodin
    ... Proproxyphene (Darvocet) is much weaker than Hydrocodone ( Vicodin ). It is usually not even compared on a Equianalgesic...
    ... conversion to 15 mgs of hydro. I would take a 5mg Vicodin over a DarvacetN100 that we are all familiar with...
    ... is why they gave her this supposed "stronger than vicodin " medication Darvon. My next question is, would she...
    ... If they will give her vics again, I'd do that. Vicodin always worked better for me then anything else. Even...
    ... Darvon or even Darvocet is no where near as strong as Vicodin . It does work for mild pain that isn't treatable...
    ... instance for good for Darvocet. There is no way that 6 Vicodin is the same as 2 Darvocet. I know that may sound ... and vise versa. At any rate, I would go with Vicodin for pain relief before Darvocet. Hope this helps...
    ... Aranger - do you know how codeine compares to vicodin conversion-wise?...
    ... is getting a little squeamish about prescribing the vicodin . If this began about 4 mo. ago, he may be thinking...

  46. Struck out again
    ... needed to get a refill on my meds. Adn that was just vicodin ! Finally I saw a PM doctor at a different clinic ... but I was too nervous about it and stuck with the vicodin for awhile longer. Then my GYNO (the one I had so...

  47. Fentanyl questions
    ... need to go up. I would also ask about BT meds like Vicodin , Percocet, etc. You will just notice that the BT...

  48. RX Question-Please Ease my Mind (Anyone please)
    ... starting you out large. In fact it took me a year of vicodin every 4 hours before moving to the next med which...

  49. Is anybody really itchy on Methadone?
    ... problems, but I did notice that I felt itchy when I took vicodin , percs, oxy's etc.... stuff like that. For other...

  50. im a little confused...
    ... are that everyone responds differently to meds. So Vicodin (Hydrocodone) even though weaker, may work better...

  51. question...anyone have this happen?
    ... was getting my meds for back when I was getting the vicodin monthly. When I told them they actually had the nerve...

  52. Tailbone pain, non surgery pain management options???
    ... us here) have to take pain medicine like opiates ( vicodin , Oxycodone), for pain reasons, and follow you doctors...

  53. Return to full duty??
    ... taking 2700mg of neurontin along with 1500 robaxin and vicodin as needed. Thanks...

  54. Return to full duty??
    ... taking 2700mg of neurontin along with 1500 robaxin and vicodin as needed. Thanks...

  55. Should I See Pm Doctor
    ... meds, you're probably mixing up the tylenol in the Vicodin as 1000 mgs would be a lot. The highest vicodin made...

  56. ugh
    ... have had addiction issues in the past. When I was on vicodin I had a lot of trouble taking them as prescribed and ... after telling my doctor's about my problems with the vicodin , I am on methadone which works BETTER for my pain...
    ... heroin addicts until I researched it) or to raise my vicodin and then my gyno did the prescribing. When she decided ... that was open and willing to use meds stronger than vicodin , etc.... I had trouble even getting THAT for a long...

  57. Soma
    ... work when I get to the right level. I cannot take Vicodin , hydros etc because they make me sick as a dog. Flexaril...
    ... taking more medication than I was prescribed. Two vicodin a day just was not enough. But I do not consider...
    ... taking more medication than I was prescribed. Two vicodin a day just was not enough. But I do not consider...
    ... be able to take pain meds if necessary. I was on vicodin for years and will fully admit that at the end I aws...

  58. Natural muscle relaxer/pain management Dr.
    ... in agony from postop pain, it was a big deal to get Vicodin and that barely helped. My Urologist is weird about...
    ... in Southern CA and I know for a fact they have had Vicodin prescriptions and for a lot more than 10 pills. How ... Meth tabs a month and you have trouble getting 10 Vicodin s. As far as your Xanax and getting a 90 supply...
    ... in Ohio,I have been on baclofen,zanaflex,valuim and vicodin for 4 months now,when my neurologist wrote out the...

  59. are doctors being fair about pain meds?
    ... a water balloon and I was given a prescription for Vicodin from the emergency room physician...when I visited ... didn't, so I asked if she could switch me back to Vicodin . Unfortunately, the Vicodin wasn't doing the trick ... ask me to even give back that bottle of Darvocet or Vicodin and I will gladly offer it up if you'll just give...
    ... curious? What type of pain meds are you on? I take Vicodin for a herniated disc and my prescription calls for...
    ... Most people build tolerance to meds like hydrocodone ( vicodin ) pretty quickly, I know I did. Most likely you need...

  60. Shore a question?
    ... price I pay for Kadian. I am on 20mg. and I take a vicodin at night for some break thru pain. I have pamphlets...

  61. Newbi looking for support
    ... spondylosis. Reffered to local osteo clinic and got PT, 40 Vicodin and 40 Skelaxin. No relief of the neck pain. shoulder ... cervogenic headaches, myofasical pain. more PT, more Vicodin and muslce relaxers. Mar 05- get referral to new...
    ... Morphine. Believe it or not, most show Hydrocodone ( Vicodin ) at approximately a 1:1 ratio with Morphine. ...

  62. Counting my blessings / Advice for a friend needed
    ... opholactic hysterectomy, I never saw her take more than one vicodin here and there, she hated the way they made her feel ... told her she couldn't have it. They gave her some vicodin 5's. This med has always made her ill and has never...
    ... For sure she should call. Vicodin is crap and should only be used for mild acute pain ... these doctors get off on ordering crappy drugs like vicodin and lortabs and darvocet.This woman deserves to be...
    ... now to stop the oxy altogether and switch to a 5mg vicodin ????????? I can't imagine how she must feel after going...

  63. Tapering off oxycontin
    ... had a similar problem awhile back but it was with vicodin . I had been seeing my old doctor (gyno) ever since ... doctor they were "uncomfortable" with the amount of vicodin I was taking per month and dropped it to 30 per month...

  64. hydrocotin[l.a hydrocodone
    ... street dealers into thinking regular oxycodone and even Vicodin is OxyContin and any other type of scam they can think...

  65. question about addiction and dependence
    ... katkat - I had troubles with vicodin ... And when I told my doctor that I wanted off we ... And I am NOT having the same problems I had with vicodin . It is really effective for the pain too without...

  66. I need support
    ... problem Debzie. I had legitimate pain and had been on vicodin for years. Well, over time they just did not cut it...
    ... before, I had a similar problem. I was not taking my vicodin as prescribed AND I have a chronic pain condition ... anymore... that is what my doc's thought about my vicodin at least. As I said before, have you thought about ... when I take it so I am not urged, like I was with the vicodin , to take more than prescribed. It also seems to have...
    ... questioned myself at that time too. But truthfully, 2 vicodin a day, was not enough to handle the pain I was in...

  67. New Job- prescribed vicodins
    ... the test. Just say that you have a prescription for vicodin that you take on an "as needed" basis. As long as...

  68. Coming off Methadose
    ... Pdawg - I used to be in vicodin for my chronic pain. I took 2 every 4 hours. For ... I couldn't do ANY of those things when I was on vicodin or oxycodone. It just wasn't strong enough anymore...

  69. Generic Oxy
    ... using a time released (and stronger) med than the vicodin I had been on before that. It may be that your body...
    ... getting the same medication as the people prescribed vicodin . I think vicodin is a harsher drug than lortab, as ... that should be so or what the differences are between vicodin and lortab in the name brands, I know name brand lortab...
    ... using a time released (and stronger) med than the vicodin I had been on before that. It may be that your body...

  70. Can Suboxone treat pain??
    ... mean about the pain killer thing. When I was given Vicodin when I got my wisdom teeth pulled, my IBS 100% went...

  71. D.O's vs M.D.'s? What do you think?
    ... than my old MD, who acted like giving me a couple of vicodin was feeding a horrible addiction. Va-gal...

  72. Doctor treats me like addict.
    ... warrant 4 surgeries, but not bad enough for a couple of vicodin ? What the heck? I would not go back to this dentist...
    ... mpassionate dentist, and he was giving me Flexeril 5mg. and Vicodin ES and i was pain free and feeling fine. I was seeing...

  73. Help for my 16yr old Daughter...Please
    ... care place that gave her 600mg ibuprofen and 5/500 vicodin . We also went to a physical therapist three times ... inconclusive. My issue is that when she takes the vicodin it helps the pain but she also has a really bad "come ... her to be depressed and want to take more and more vicodin . She and I are very close so I know of her plight...
    ... cut down on the peaks and valleys the short acting vicodin is causing, while also elimitating the possiblility ... because it contains 7.5 mg's hydrocodone (same med as in vicodin ) but it also contains 200 mg's of ibuprofen instead...
    ... have any where near the dangers of medications like vicodin . It also works as an anti depressant, so if she is...
    ... And Ultram (tramadol) is short acting, just like the vicodin , and what your daughter obiously needs is a longer ... it has a much higher seizure risk then meds such as vicodin and morphine. So all things considered, I would still...
    ... whatever - then treat her pain with something other than vicodin that she can take "as needed" that won't make her...
    ... more often instead of the short-acting ones (like Vicodin and perocets). Some people feel the high (with...
    ... more often instead of the short-acting ones (like Vicodin and perocets).-Wren Wren: The la drugs you...

  74. Methadone amount and new doctor
    ... currently take 30mgs of methadone twice a day with vicodin 5/500 (two) twice a day for breakthru. I've posted ... pain..and she had her sign the contract just for 60 vicodin . I'm worried that she will not increase the methadone...

  75. duragesic
    ... prior of having the 3 spine surgeries and all of the vicodin , lortabs, norco, etc. I took. I am now at a dose...