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  1. Does vicodin cause shortness of breath?
    ... How long have you been taking Vicodin ? What is your current dose? Vicodin or any opioid...

  2. Methadone?
    ... as trying those drugs as well. Started off with the Vicodin , Percocet, etc. short acting drugs...then had to start...

  3. Nerve Damage due to botched Hemorrhoid Surgery
    ... aware of this. I have had a chemical dependency on Vicodin in the past but that was both mine and my HMO’s...

  4. Stolen meds
    ... hydro. I can't pay 5-20 bucks a pill and a 5 dollar vicodin wouldn't do squat so it's not really tempting.LOL...

  5. Will be having surgery..pain med tolerance concerns
    ... any other choice but to use short acting narcotics ( vicodin , percocet, etc.) for your pain. I believe, imo, that...
    ... was managed. AS far as taking #4 7.5 lortab or vicodin or whatever a day, that's not a huge dose that's gong...

  6. duragesic patch
    ... reactions to everything. I am having trouble with the vicodin , when I first take it I am laid up for about an hour ... more slowly i wont get the big rush like with the vicodin gives me the first hour I take it. my pain is causing ... OD on it or something. I only take about 7.5 mg vicodin , and the patch is 25ug. they dont make anything weaker ... than 25. I dont know if thats stronger than the vicodin or not. I dont know the equivalent dosage. any experiences...
    ... didn't think of that, maybe I am withdrawing from the vicodin . I just figured since this is so much stronger I would...
    ... Like you, I too get headaches from hydrocodone ( Vicodin ). Went on the patch (75) an while back and found it...

  7. Switched med's, need advice
    ... Hello again, I have been on Vicodin 5/500 for quite some time and after speaking with ... still nauseus. The pain relief that I had w/ the Vicodin was much greater than the Norco. Can anyone make...
    ... brand vs generics. If you were taking two tablets of Vicodin before he switched you to the Norco 10's, either way...

  8. Need Advice!
    ... then one more at night. I am normally given 30 5/325 Vicodin for the month as BT med. I am grateful for the medicine...
    ... then one more at night. I am normally given 30 5/325 Vicodin for the month as BT med. I am grateful for the medicine...

  9. When is a refill request too early??
    ... that you can get an Rx 5 days early--but it was a Vicodin Rx on a regular prescription pad--not a triplicate...

  10. Pain after 2nd back surgery!
    ... orthopedic surgeon. He saw the herniation and put me on vicodin . It was bad so he said that epidurals would prolong...

  11. Is this humane treatment??
    ... come, Every Monday when I called the doc for my 30 vicodin a week that took the edge off enough to keep me from...

  12. Is there a differene in Codeine and Codone?
    ... remember the first time I had strep, my Dr. gave me Vicodin for the pain. This was before my accident and I had...

  13. Med's Disaster .... Help
    ... injection and the doc handed your hbby a script for Vicodin whitch he flled. That's not doc shopping if theproblem...

  14. I got the Patch !!
    ... could up it if that didn't work. I've only needed 1 vicodin today and have been much more comfortable sitting...

  15. It's been awhile and I need advice!!!
    ... them for what seems like too many months to be on Vicodin ) and referred me to the pain management clinic. There...

  16. Terrified of Methadone
    ... from the methadone. The cost is so much lower than Vicodin or any other pain relievers. It does not cause liver...

  17. Need advice w/ dosage issue and doctor
    ... most othor surgeons use for all surgery to regular vicodin and is doing well. You simply can't lump everyne...

  18. Drugs w/ oxycodone in them?
    ... I'm currently taking Vicodin ES as a BT medication. Either I'm not satisfied w...
    ... about 60 mgs of morphine but these are huge jumps from Vicodin ES and may take some time for your doc to get to a ... on the market. But there are alot of meds inbetween Vicodin ES and needing something as potent as Aqtiq. Oxycodone...
    ... about 60 mgs of morphine but these are huge jumps from Vicodin ES and may take some time for your doc to get to a...

  19. Oxycontin to Duragesic
    ... refill on Tuesday (!!!!) So I guess it will be lots of Vicodin each day to carry me thru (I'm already trying to only ... oxycontin to duragesic or is it about equal?? Is my vicodin a decent BT med still?? Will I have major "change...
    ... week, then grudgingly gave me 10 mg 2x day plus 5/500 vicodin for bt. I just got off the phone with the nurse...

  20. Question of shoreline
    ... for those days, at a low dose like the 10's, a few vicodin per day would get you through without being miserable...

  21. Now more meds to take....
    ... The Vicoden is by Watson (Watson/587) The only other Vicodin I've had in the past was by Mallincrap ( I hate their...
    ... med. If you took 300 mgs of morphine a day, a 7.5 vicodin would be about a 1.5% increase and not prove very...
    ... between 120 of meth and 600 of kadina twice and a .5 Vicodin is just a drop in the bucket,,It's closer to 2% than ... and 4-8 mg of dilauid. I wouldn't expect to feel a a vicodin other than for use n headaches. It's going to take ... finda dose that's effective and starting fat the 7.5 Vicodin s a joke cmpared to the strength of 120 mgs of meth ... condition so hpfully he will continue to wrk, lus Vicodin ES has way to much apap. IF yu were to take two tabs...

  22. Pregnant: Weaning off Tramadol(Ultram)
    ... introduce any new pain meds to my body. I'm pretty sure Vicodin is considered more risky than Tramadol. They just...

  23. Advice need
    ... unbearable pain for over a year. My GP DR was giving me vicodin and Tylenol 3 for a while after trying to get help...
    ... unbearable pain for over a year. My GP DR was giving me vicodin and Tylenol 3 for a while after trying to get help...

  24. Calling in the Experts!!!!!!!!!
    ... baclofen and clonodine. But it's a huge step to go from Vicodin to an implanted pump. With intrathecal meds, they...

  25. What pain meds can I take ?
    ... take a pain reliever. I would like something in the vicodin range but vicodin would start my g.i. tract bleeding...

  26. Having a Problem with Dr.'s Pain Management Plan and Need Advice...
    ... that. Every since he admiited that he was addited to Vicodin . Doctors have een so scared to give anyone anything...

  27. hydrocodone question
    ... and I've never actually been prescribed a "real" vicodin that says "Vicodin" on it. You usually always get ... write "No Generics". Really the difference between Vicodin , Lortab,Norco, etc. Is the amount of APAP (Tylenol...

  28. Caudal Epidural Steroid Injections for pain
    ... relief from my pain. Why can't they just give me some vicodin and save everyone a whole bunch of time and money...

  29. Looking for PM suggestions ASAP
    ... The only pain meds I have left to take are some Vicodin left over from a tooth extraction. I've never taken ... recommend to counteract the dizziness and nausea? Would Vicodin be better or worse? Anything else that I could try...
    ... permanently). i'll agree the pain is excrutiating, but the vicodin would probably help you. i got the most relief from ... not being able to have them called in, etc. i take vicodin now, 7.5/750 and it does help. i usually only have ... blocks work well for you. but i'd suggest trying the vicodin , you can always split it in half first and seeing...
    ... can't function on the ultracet and i'm afraid the vicodin will just be more of the same. how long were you...

  30. Opinions welcome ...
    ... little more effective and stronger ie. percocet or vicodin type of pain killers. Question...is your pain chronic...
    ... As far as prescription goes ... Ultracet, Darvocet, Vicodin and Lortab. Vicodin and Lortab work just fine in the...

  31. Lidocaine Puch via IV over 6 hours - Anyone ever heard of such a thing?
    ... program director. The last one wouldn't prescribe a vicodin to a cancer patient because they thought all pain...

  32. My Story...(for Shoreline and anyone else)
    ... nauseating. Today I am taking 10 mg oxy 2x day + Vicodin 5/325s and 2 Soma and right now at 7ish pain level...
    ... dumb idea but hey, why not) so I went no Oxycontin or Vicodin since 7 p.m. last night... you know what?? They make ... doing nothing??? I think I will ask to take more vicodin ... This is too much. How many levels are you fused...

  33. Question about methadone
    ... effective. If you taking 60 mgs of meth a day, a single vicodin may not be enough to make a difference , so using...

  34. Update re: dr devil/oxycotin
    ... he'd put me back on it at 10mg every 12 hrs plus vicodin for BT plus soma. PLUS we are finally trying Physical ... level until I no longer need it. He also wrote the vicodin & the soma with 2 refills on them. I will have new...
    ... was "healed". She offered (late Tues.) to call in Vicodin (but not oxycontin) - however by that time I had the ... vicodin from DD. I could go see her, as she has been my doctor...
    ... longer need it", and I have 3 months of perscribed Vicodin and soma sitting at my pharmacy. Additionally, he ... has to protect her self. She did offer to call in Vicodin , and if I'd have pressed the matter (or gone in to...
    ... am taking: 10 mg oxycontin at 7 am/10 mg 7 pm and Vicodin appx 3 x day + 1/2 Soma at 7am, 1/2 at 2:00 and 1...

  35. DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BRAND NAME & GENERIC?
    ... Far As The Potency? Say For Instance Percocet?? Or Vicodin ?? Thank You Chad....

  36. How many people know about your meds??
    ... convinced lately my 2x day 10 mg oxy and occasional vicodin makes me a junkie?? :) ) So much for mother-daughter...

  37. Devil's bargin
    ... better functioning on the oxycontin (I am taking vicodin now, which is mostly just causing me to be tired or ... and although I am hurting and not sleeping, with the vicodin I have, maybe I can make it until I find another dr...
    ... That's kind of a tough decision to have to make. The vicodin are probably helping to keep away the worst of the...
    ... Is it even legal to be being dropped this way? The vicodin is only working for about 2 hr cycles then I am just...
    ... that I am just about back to using my walker...the vicodin is becoming less useful each day (and its only been ... since Monday). I think stopping the vicodin and having a beer may be more potent! I am so,...
    ... time released - that is why they prescribe meds like Vicodin for breakthrough pain – since it is not time released ... minutes then gradually tapers off in 4 to 6 hours – Vicodin is a med used to get a quick “handle” on severe ... medication in the system. If you are currently taking Vicodin you may ask for a med that is higher in the hydrocodone...

  38. Percocet Suggestions Please!
    ... same relief as 2 years ago. i started off with vicodin for a year then switched to percs 4 a day,a year later...

  39. Oxycontin-Vicodin Calculation Pls Help
    ... doctor was out again today, and the nurse called in 60 vicodin (hydrocodone/apap5/500). When I asked about picking ... real" refill for the oxy tomorrow (and then using the vicodin as BT) she said I'd have to wait until my appt on ... decided I don't need oxycontin so long as I have the vicodin . While I am grateful for something stronger then tylonol ... ... How do I make the Vicodin work equivicably to the oxycontin. I know it is the...
    ... you or be the bearer of bad news, but Oxycontin and Vicodin are not the same drug as you indicated in your post ... . Your Vicodin has 5 mg of Hydrocodone and your Oxycontin has 10...
    ... spoiled with the oxycontin and really dislike the vicodin . It seems to cause light headedness for about 1/2...

  40. I ran out of meds-tell me what to do now
    ... even more of a druggy, so they are calling over some vicodin (Which I took a loooong time ago. So Shoreline ... others who are so well versed in this, when I get the Vicodin in about 2 hrs, and/or my meds back tomorrow, what ... are least able to bare it?? How do I make some vicodin carry me through the afternoon & night until I have...
    ... ... :) I would think since you have not taken the Vicodin in such a long time that you WILL get relief as soon ... start taking them. And maybe they will call in the Vicodin ES or HP which will be better and that will help....
    ... treating it and got me started on the treatment of Vicodin , etc. It was after a few months and questionable...
    ... was waiting, (60 hydrocodone/apap 5/500 - generic Vicodin ). I filled it then called her back and asked why ... can refill the oxy?? She says that since I have the Vicodin I DON'T NEED THE OXY, ITS THE SAME STUFF, JUST TAKE ... THE VICODIN AS DIRECTED" and that the doctor will discuss the ... of this (withdrawl, etc...) and now that I have the vicodin , I can probably make it to Friday, at which point...
    ... want it near me! I'm glad you at least got some Vicodin to hold you over until Friday. I would definetly ... nurse is the problem in all this. For her to say Vicodin and Oxy are the same drugs-and you can just take either ... the same, why can she just call in a prescription on Vicodin , but not Oxy? That would stump her! At least she ... how you're feeling tommorow (Tuesday). I hope the Vicodin will help with some of the w/d and pain! I'll be...
    ... Thanks, I am feeling a bit better but HIGH! I hate vicodin because it makes me feel loopy and light headed (why ... others when they are essentialy the same narcotic? The vicodin is taking a bit of the pain away, but I am still really...

  41. Need advice
    ... that work well and keep the RM to a minimal. The Vicodin doesn't seem to work as well either. My body hates...

  42. Need help getting RX for pain meds..please!
    ... barely use enough to take the edge off. I used to take Vicodin , and I told my doctor back in california that I wanted...

  43. Janssen Vs Mylan Patches
    ... returns,uncontrolled by my breakthrough medicine of Vicodin . The 1st time I ran out early he increased my dosage...

  44. severe pain
    ... an idiot thats against painkillers, i took 4 -500mg vicodin to kill the pain and it did not touch it anyone have...
    ... surgery. If you were on a large dose of meds, the vicodin may not be effective and often folks that have been...
    ... see NS until april 11th .they just call in these vicodin that do nothing, even in the hospital, while i was...
    ... see NS until april 11th .they just call in these vicodin that do nothing, even in the hospital, while i was...

  45. How can I stay calm and unstressed?
    ... med increased rather than you have to keep after the Vicodin . At least that makes sense to me. Doesn't mean you...

  46. Norco, Lortab & Vicodin
    ... norco containing 10/325,lortab,10/500,and regular vicodin having 5/500.The larger #s being the amount of the...
    ... each tabletNoroc has the least, then Lortab and then Vicodin , they all come in the ssmae 3 strengths of hydro but ... 5/325 Lortab comes in 10/650, 7.5/500 and 5/500 Vicodin comes in 10/660, 7.5/750 and 5/500 The first number ... without exceeding the recomended dose of apap, with Vicodin 10/660 or vicodin 7.5/750, you can only take one pill ... you would be exceeding the dose limit on the apap. 2 Vicodin ES would be a single dose of 1500 mgs of apap, too...

  47. Just prescribed Duragesic
    ... this true? The medicine for pain I was taking was Vicodin , 2 every 6 hours. So do you think the 25 mcg patch...
    ... out on the 25mcg patches. With your current dose of Vicodin , you may need a higher dose to control your pain....
    ... this true? The medicine for pain I was taking was Vicodin , 2 every 6 hours. So do you think the 25 mcg patch...

  48. Help! Questions about meds?!
    ... on Oxycontin with maybe something for BT pain like Vicodin . Oxycodone is a schedule II so it is more closely...

  49. Hey Shore- from Spuds- was in hospital 24-27
    ... morn to stave off the w/d's, or if i take a 5/500 vicodin , and it seems like i only had to take one all day...
    ... of meth to such a low dose of morphine. Using vicodin to supplement the MSC shouldn't be a problem as long ... when the dose is wrong and just let them know. The vicodin won't hurt so if it helps use it as BT meds. Be careful ... limit to 2 doses of MSC and minimum use of meth as BT, Vicodin would be better to simply manage the pain rather than...
    ... dose of msc, and try to get me by with the tons of vicodin s, somas, and ativans I have? Any thoughts? I just ... good time for me to maybe get another refill on the vicodin , well in a month or so, but I still have almost 100...
    ... to increae, supplement with what you can as far as Vicodin and if you find you need an extra 10 mgs of meth it ... completely off the meth without a lot of discomfort,Use the vicodin for pain as needed and let me know how your doing...
    ... taken 2 msc's, no meth, 2 or 3 somas, 2 ativan, 2 vicodin . He just said it should start getting better and...
    ... telling me you feel bad. With the benzo, the Vicodin and phenergan, you have all the tools as far as combatting ... Good luck and keep us posted.You do have the Vicodin if you need extra relief between meth doses so just...

  50. Examples Please
    ... Class III drugs. These are also named Norco, Lortab, Vicodin , etc. Some examples of Class II drugs are: Percocet ... drugs are: Hydrocodone (generic name) Lortab Norco Vicodin Tylenol 2, 3, and 4 And others I hope some of...

  51. Introduction/Question
    ... being more level, why do I get more pain relief from Vicodin ES, or Vicoprofin, than from these? When I ask my ... her and myself. Obviously, since I have taken Vicodin for years since the accident, my tolerance has gone ... between when I was taking 60mgs of OxyC per day plus Vicodin for BT, or just Vicodin, so I quit the OxyC, because...

  52. Please help- I know there's knowledge out here!
    ... that to me. Yes, I have lots of meth left, lots of vicodin (doc gave me for coughing - uncontrollable asthma ... ) and somas. He asked me not to take the vicodin for pain, said he's rather work with the meth (long...
    ... pain, and how much meth do you have? What strength vicodin do you have? Ideally I would say stick with 50...

  53. High drug tolerance, help!
    ... tolerance that's built up over time. The opate in Vicodin sis not codeine, It's a synthetic version called Hydrocodon...

  54. pain mgmt center
    ... etc. They say the meds they use are like (oxy, perc, vicodin , xanax, etc.) almost seems like a fake place! LOL...

  55. co worker ,HMO will not treat chronic pain
    ... not help her at all.so he decided to give her some Vicodin . She said it only helps for a few hours. I suggested...

  56. Could the acetominophen be destroying my liver??????
    ... amount was only 325 mg. per tablet, but I'm down to ES Vicodin which has 500 mg. per tablet. I take 2 every 4 hours...
    ... be odd. Unless your already sickly, "yellow." Vicodin , lortab and the thousands of generic pills prescribed ... tabltes at a time. When you get into certain brands like Vicodin ES 7.5/750, then you would be going above the 1000mg...
    ... Shoreline, isn't norco just vicodin without the tylenol??? Carol...

  57. Shoreline...anyone...
    ... is a hydrocodone and tylenol product like lortab or vicodin , the only difference is the norco has less tyelenol ... and 5/325 The only difference between a Norco and a Vicodin is the amount of tylenol in each pill allows a higher...
    ... My Vicodin came in 325 and higher of Tylenol too as well as the...

  58. new to site
    ... was diagnosed with SI joint dysfunction. I was on Vicodin but was worried about too much Tylenol and I wasn...

  59. Local doc arrested
    ... 1996 I could get Oxycontin, perocet, Xanax 2mg, soma, Vicodin , the list goes ONN....and I'm talking I could get...

  60. Question about Oxycontin
    ... nautious but did get rid of the pain. Now I'm just on vicodin because my stomach can handle that and I don't get...
    ... is it ok to take vicodin for bt pain with oxy? still my scheduled dose of...

  61. Shoreline, and anyone else. Best way to get off Norco??
    ... up with IV meds, or will you jus get a couple 5mg Vicodin ? This would have me looking for another surgeon today ... What is his idea of post op pain control, 2.5 mg Vicodin , Ultram, take two tylenol and don't call and complain...

  62. What are everyone's thoughts re: dosages
    ... him prescriptions for hundreds of pills, including Vicodin , Percocet, Bextra and Vistaril. The suit also states...

  63. Medial Branch Block from PM
    ... with the DDD. So, since then I've been taking mostly vicodin but did try oxycontin and methadone. My body did not ... be on anything else. So, the doctor put me back on vicodin twice a day which was all I needed. I worry though ... more concerned about my back first so on with the vicodin I took. Eventually the physiatrist referred me to...

  64. I need a longer acting muscle relaxer
    ... that's what it was, it was an anti-inflamatory, and vicodin . there's also a series of injections that helped...

  65. Need Info On Neurostimulation
    ... stims, It does seem to me it's a mighty big leap from Vicodin to a NS. There are lots of phylosophies and things...

  66. Is anyone on pain meds for spondylolisthesis?
    ... probably write more rx's for percocet then sticking with vicodin if it was not working well. I do agree with Dave...

  67. Possible answers as to why some are having trouble getting pain meds.
    ... and try antiD and anti seizure meds first, you use Vicodin even though it doesn't wipe 100% of the pain away...
    ... ve even heard of the little old lady who needed "4" vicodin a day to help her age related osteo arthritis being...

  68. breakthrough pain meds????? warning, long!!
    ... and there are the short acting meds like percs and vicodin and the oxy IR that you are currently taking.you are...

  69. How should I handle this Doc problem??
    ... and put me on high doses of ibuprofen and gave me vicodin 5/500 and acted like he was doing me a favor giving...
    ... after several years of suffering and a script for 30 vicodin to last 30 days I finally have a fantastic pain management...

  70. How To Talk To A PM Doctor
    ... confidently asked him about specific meds. I was on Vicodin ES. I told him that I was having to take too many...

  71. New Meds
    ... guys, just got back from PM clinic. Doc changed my Vicodin ES to the duragesic patch. I haven't had any experience...
    ... Hi Kim, The lkwest dose makes absolute sense, Vicodin to Fentanylis pretty big leap. Fentanyl is measured...
    ... anymore I asked for some help and he started me back on Vicodin ES which did very little. I didn't say much for a...

  72. Meds for side effects
    ... i saw my GP was for a physical.i was taking either vicodin or percs at the time and he lectured me about my liver ... i first started having back problems he was rx'ing vicodin 20 for 1 week at a time. i think its just easier...

  73. pain management clininc in miami , fla?
    ... enough to ask him to change my meds yet. I am taking Vicodin ES that doesn't work well. I was on Kadian, it helped ... when I went back for meds and he tried Neurontin and Vicodin ES. The Neurontin gave me a horrible headache, weird ... used for migrane sufferers sometimes. I stayed on the Vicodin but it' s not working. I am trying to get the nerve...

  74. Stressed... Alternatives Are Not Working
    ... hospital stay. They sent me home with a script for Vicodin ES (750 mg). I took Vicodin ES continuously for the ... management specialist. The pain doctor offered me either Vicodin (which I refused seeing I was tolerant to it) or a...

  75. sticky pain clinic situation
    ... missing medication. You are not talking about a few vicodin missing. I am sorry if I sound harsh, but this is...