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  1. Ankle Surgery and Pain Medication
    ... week (plus 1 day) post op and I am still taking the Vicodin BUT I have been going longer and longer (time wise...
    ... post-op, during the first 2 weeks I weened myself off Vicodin and haven't taken much for pain since....

  2. 1 week after Triple Arthrodesis
    ... until they gave me some Valium. Once we got on the Vicodin on a regular around the clock schedule, it got much ... most of the time. I'm working at spacing out the Vicodin more, taking only one, etc. But I won't let the pain...

  3. Hardware Removal
    ... what kind of pain meds you were on. Did you need vicodin or a lesser class of drug. That staple is rather...
    ... what kind of pain meds you were on. Did you need vicodin or a lesser class of drug. That staple is rather...

  4. 5 days post op/pttd
    ... and hungry......so good! I switched from percocet to vicodin and it is so much better for me...everyone is different...

  5. Pttd/cal Osteo Update
    ... Have Tylenol 3 I might take twice a week. Have some Vicodin left but not taking right now, kept me up at night...

  6. Meds have me backed up
    ... they gave me have me backed up. I was on Percocet and Vicodin . I stopped those on Saturday. They also have me on...

  7. Triple Arthrodesis
    ... Kathy, I had the same problem. I had been taking vicodin for almost 2 years before my surgery, and they were...
    ... before and it was behind my knee. As soon as I was on vicodin around the clock, I was fine. I'm basically off anything...

  8. 7 days post op - OATS
    ... It was reduced to oxycodone for a month and then to vicodin which I couldn't take because it gave me insomnia...

  9. sore knee?
    ... think I may start the pain meds with dinner. I have Vicodin due to a reaction to Percocet and know it makes me...
    ... altogether. but that was much more work then. if the vicodin makes you loopy, dont rush on the crutches as it is...

  10. Triple Arthrodesis/Midfoot Fusion questions
    ... 2 weeks. after that, just went to extra strength vicodin . now just on normal tylenol. compared to before...
    ... as for pain. I just switched from percocet to 7.5mg vicodin today. they can't call in percocet and I still had ... refills on my vicodin from before surgery, so I'll give them a try. I really...
    ... medication as well. In my case, I had already been on vicodin for several years, as my doctor had prescribed it...
    ... m supposed to help heal people, not be hurt). the vicodin should do you well. you'll notice how pain free you...

  11. How long is it taking everyone to get energy back?
    ... benefit after that, the intitial pain was improved. vicodin is similiar , i just checked it out online . however...

  12. Bunion Screw Removal
    ... as usual, but walk on my own. 12) I was perscribed vicodin and I do use it because it is a little painful on...

  13. Upcoming Ankle Ligament/Tendon Surgery
    ... be very useful. Painwise I needed two weeks of vicodin . The doc prescribed vistaril be taken with that which...

  14. Losing hope
    ... per day which doesn't do much for the pain, and take Vicodin as needed. I'm 27 years old, a former runner and...

  15. the boot's off - what's next - PTTD recovery
    ... something different? I know that for whatever reason Vicodin makes my muscles jump and spasm when I sleep (causing...

  16. Any tips on how not to have anxiety while in a cast?
    ... Perhaps it could have been the massive amounts of Vicodin that brought the anxiety on? It only seemed to happen...

  17. day # 3 - what do you do about the freaking boredom while on crutches?
    ... crutches for 3 days, but I found movies, music and Vicodin was rather enjoyable as long as I didn't put weight...

  18. is it normal to have COMPLETE numbness of foot morning after surgery?
    ... took a vicodin (my first) at 215am ish - woke up at 5am and my foot...

  19. home a few hours now from my early morn bunion/osteo
    ... bearing weight on the crutches however will take the vicodin for sleeping tonight dont think its necessary for...
    ... congratulations! maybe you should take the vicodin a couple hours before bed because you might feel pain ... and then the vicodin may not work as well....

  20. Double Bunionette
    ... There were times when I do not think the pain meds ( vicodin 7.5) were working at all. It was painful to put the...
    ... much, much better. I am down to using my leftover Vicodin 5 (instead of the 7.5's) and I can use my crutches...

  21. OATS Recovery
    ... surgeon yesterday for pain meds .. I already have Vicodin at home that I take at night when I am ready to scream ... zombie when I woke up this morning like I do with Vicodin . I think I will take your advice on the freezing...

  22. the 7th surgery with the 2nd opinion
    ... going on vacation, but you never know. I still take a vicodin every night to sleep, hope to get off them, so the...
    ... kb, how can you take vicodin every night? i get so constipated from that. can ... you take a regular sleeping pill and then the vicodin after the surgery? erin, i am so glad...

  23. Born with extreme flat feet-Ankle reconstruction /May29-Help Please!
    ... the pain was real bad. the meds that the perscribed vicodin and torodal is not helping. I put a bag of frozen...
    ... different for pain since the meds aren't cutting it. Vicodin is a more mild narcotic, so you may needs something...
    ... then they switched me to Lortab, which is the same as Vicodin . There is no way that Lortab would have worked for...

  24. for how long after surgery did you need to stay "drugged up"?
    ... I was given a low dose of Vicodin and Ibuprofen 800mg. I've never been so sick in all ... my life! Also, Vicodin did a number on me mentally/emotionally....I became...
    ... them. I came home with a sort of pain pump and took vicodin a couple of times when that pump ran out 2 1/2 days ... precaution. I don't even think I ever needed the vicodin either because once I stopped, I was just fine... ... no real pain. The vicodin made me very sick to my stomach and itchy too. I...
    ... After my first surgery for my bunion I was given Vicodin and only needed them for the first three days. I didn...

  25. no pain meds (1800mg ibuprofen/day) for entire week before surgery!
    ... surgeon told you that you can't take something else like Vicodin or some other pain medication? I would ask....
    ... the extended release tylenol during the day and then Vicodin at night if I couldn't get to sleep. I wasn't as comfortabl...

  26. Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
    ... been told this is normal. Also, they switched me to vicodin which is working out a lot better than the norco,...

  27. Double bunionectomy this Thursday!
    ... This was a relief because of the side effects of Vicodin . When you question your sanity about having both...

  28. May 22 bunionectomy/osteoectomy left foot - drive right away w/right?
    ... was guessing that I coulnd't as long as I was on the vicodin . I drove for the first time yesterday (at 1 week...

  29. Bilateral Bunionectomy Scheduled for April 28/08
    ... nerve; for that more intense pain my doctor prescribed Vicodin . Otherwise, the Tylenol was sufficient. Take it regularly...

  30. Everything was going soooooo well too......
    ... now? After both surgeries, my doctors prescribed vicodin and I took it for a few days to try and stay ahead ... me itch too. I never knew that could happen from vicodin ...?...
    ... Anyhow, if I'm not comprehendable, I've taken a Vicodin ...I'm getting drowsy. Good to hear your doing good...

  31. Bunionectom/osteomety v.2
    ... course, being fearful, I took an 800 mg ibupfroin and a vicodin about an hour before so I don't know if it was the...

  32. Bunion and Hammer toe surgery
    ... would call the doc and ask for different pain meds. Vicodin is pretty strong. Maybe something like percocet or...

  33. HELP... need post-op suggestions
    ... aware of what is happening while it is going on. Vicodin is pretty common for post op pain management. I didn...

  34. why is my foot cold after the cordisone shot?
    ... he said he doesnt know what is wrong, prescribed Vicodin , which doesnt help either. I had an MRI, but he hasnt...

  35. Got the pre-op crazies
    ... nauseated from one of them. I had good results with Vicodin . This is the toughest day, every day gets better...

  36. New to Board.2 days post op and i'm miserable!
    ... that from the percocet? Seems a lot of people try vicodin ... that one always makes me sick, though. What...
    ... Vicodin makes me itch. The percocet wasn't working at all...

  37. how long should you be on pain medicine after bunionectomy
    ... I have heard about were on major pain medication ( Vicodin pretty common) for at least two days and then gradually...

  38. what can i do for pain after lisfranc injury surgery
    ... was in tears from the pain and spasms they gave me a vicodin prescription. Saw a specialist 4 days later (paid...

  39. HELP!!!! Need tons of info re: flat foot reconstruction
    ... postop pain along with the meds. I also heard that Vicodin is not strong enough and that Percocets may be more...

  40. Bunion Surgery Recovery
    ... half hour. I have been taking the generic pain pill Vicodin , because if I don't it hurts too much. Does anyone...
    ... least occasionally) and see if you still need the Vicodin ? Do you have to wear the boot when you're not on your...

  41. foot & ankle fusion questions
    ... doc says it will prevent bone healing. I hate the Vicodin they have me on now. Will the numb feeling in my...

  42. Austin/Akin Bunionectomy w/shortening of 2nd metatarsal
    ... the bunion corrected. I had no problems just with Vicodin but the pain pump is probably just a more efficient...

  43. when I can work after bunion surgery
    ... meds, I'm sure every doctor is different. I was given vicodin , which helped, but I thought Aleve helped me more...
    ... a nerve got pinched due to inner swelling; I took Vicodin for a day or two for that. (Unfortunately, it didn...
    ... of procedure, you should be fine in 6 weeks. i had vicodin , but found i didnt need it after the 1st day....
    ... take two of what I was taking, I started out with 2 Vicodin for the first day every 4-5 hours and then the second ... day I was decreasing the Vicodin (don't like the side effects) with two in the morning ... , a Vicodin and an extra strength Tylenol at noon and just 2 Tylenol...

  44. Post Bunion Surgery - Can't Move Ankle!! No Screws! Just Staples! Scared!
    ... Saturday, my foot felt like it was being crushed and the Vicodin wasn't doing anything except making me nauseous. ...

  45. 2 new surgeries
    ... sleep because the pain was unbearable. i was given vicodin and it didnt work. my dr called me this morning before ... and he said i should take advil when not taking the vicodin . it seems a little better this afternoon. i was ... next several days. i am already constipated from the vicodin . i have been drinking plenty of water and eating...

  46. Feeling Like I Should Be Doing More
    ... MORE THEN MY RIGHT FOOT - CAN I TAKE ADVIL ALONG WITH VICODIN TO RELIEVE THE SWELLING? HOW LONG IS TOO LONG FOR...

  47. PTTD Surgery Recovery????
    ... when I came home from the hospital, I was taking 2 Vicodin s before I went to sleep. They actually helped me ... removal appt. I'm glad I did. I was taken off of Vicodin after the first full month after the surgery and then ... He would always frown that I was still taking the Vicodin to sleep a month after surgery. As far as the Ultracet ... with these scenarios. The reason I liked taking the Vicodin so much is because it helped me to sleep, because...
    ... before therapy. Do any of you do that? As far as Vicodin , I did the exact same thing as a few of you did.....

  48. Floppy Toe - Post Surgery
    ... the pain was unrelenting and only after taking 3 Vicodin and 3 percocets did I get any hint of relief. Also...

  49. Floppy Toe - Post Surgery
    ... the pain was unrelenting and only after taking 3 Vicodin and 3 percocets did I get any hint of relief. Also...

  50. Had Bilateral Austin Bunionectomy This Morning, 1/16
    ... Once that starts to wear off I am supposed to take vicodin . I plan to stay on top of the pain and ice regularly...
    ... able to get in the car fine. I got home and took Vicodin . I have been taking Vicodin every 4 hours for pain ... mostly spent the day with my feet up and iced, taking Vicodin every 4 hours. I take 2 each time and things were...
    ... surgery on Wed and all day today (Fri) I felt like the Vicodin wasn't helping at all. The dr said I could take Aleve ... in addition to Vicodin and I think that has helped a bit. Yesterday I had ... unpleasant nonetheless. I think it was a combination of the Vicodin , low blood sugar (usually a problem for me), not having...
    ... same boat. It is now day 4. I am running out of Vicodin and it is making me nervous. I switched to 1 vicodin...
    ... surgery on Wed and all day today (Fri) I felt like the Vicodin wasn't helping at all. The dr said I could take Aleve ... in addition to Vicodin and I think that has helped a bit. Yesterday I had ... unpleasant nonetheless. I think it was a combination of the Vicodin , low blood sugar (usually a problem for me), not having ... same boat. It is now day 4. I am running out of Vicodin and it is making me nervous. I switched to 1 vicodin ... pop a pill. So how long are we supposed to take Vicodin ? Were you taking one or two vicodin? I am going...
    ... I stopped taking Vicodin altogether at Day 5. I am now taking Aleve only. I ... helping me more because of its anti-inflammatory effect. Vicodin was working, but also making me moody and really drowsy ... Aleve? It's probably a good idea to taper off the Vicodin since it is strong stuff. Don't be afraid to try it ... you should know that I have been fine without any Vicodin for 2 entire days now. I had my first post-op...
    ... [QUOTE=sevillana;3405069]I stopped taking Vicodin altogether at Day 5. I am now taking Aleve only. I ... helping me more because of its anti-inflammatory effect. Vicodin was working, but also making me moody and really drowsy ... Aleve? It's probably a good idea to taper off the Vicodin since it is strong stuff. Don't be afraid to try it ... you should know that I have been fine without any Vicodin for 2 entire days now. I had my first post-op ... hurt. I am such a baby, my doctor told me to take a Vicodin before I come in to take the stitches out. You are...

  51. Surgery for PTTD...scheduled and waiting
    ... pain meds when I leave most likely either percoet or vicodin (I would personally go with vicodin I have never really...
    ... sore from it. Percocet is a higher level pain med (vs Vicodin , which is a lower level narcotic) and there are others...
    ... pain meds when I leave most likely either percoet or vicodin (I would personally go with vicodin I have never really...
    ... great post recovery right now. Other than at night the vicodin they gave me is not reallyhelping much. I will keep...
    ... sounds weird, but it does help) and elevating? If the Vicodin isn't doing it for the pain, you might want to call ... Percocet, which is more powerful a pain reliever (I think Vicodin might be just below it in terms of strength). I also...
    ... and too little pain to take either extra strength vicodin or the other stronger one I was given. Also how long...

  52. Swelling 10 days after surgery... normal?
    ... days ... I took it off. I also found that taking the Vicodin they gave me made me more anxious .. my husband noticed ... that about 45 mins after taking Vicodin my heart would race, I would break into a sweat and...

  53. planter fasciotomy
    ... out at two weeks. Those first 3 days my new friend Vicodin and I sat around and watched a lot of movies! :) ...

  54. Flat Foot Reconstruction Surgery--Share your advice & experiences please!
    ... a lot of tingling and some pain. I was taking the vicodin every 4 hrs and now am down to every 6 hrs. So I feel...
    ... from ice packs than from elevation. I only take the Vicodin before bed now, so I don't wake up if I roll over...

  55. Talus OCD Drilling - 3 days post op
    ... trick every 4 hours for the first 24 ... now down to 1 Vicodin every 4 hours. - was supposed to be in a bandage...

  56. MTPJ Joint Fusion Story
    ... gave me a different pain med, I am on hydrocodone ( Vicodin ) now, we'll see how that goes. He wants me to lay...

  57. upcoming midfoot fusion surgery
    ... point of view. I also had a podiatrist and gave me Vicodin prescription before I had my surgery. I had a Lapidus...
    ... The first day of surgery, there is pain (I took two vicodin every 4 hours) and the second day was worse with more...
    ... hurt so bad.it feels better today as i am still on vicodin ....

  58. Triple Arthrodesis and Achillies Lengthing Surgery
    ... My pain wasn't ever severe and I did just fine with vicodin for the 1st week. I was partial weight bearing after...
    ... under control. At first I was given Extra strength Vicodin along with Valium and shots of demoral but didn't ... before I was completely walking on my ankle. I'm taking Vicodin Ex 2 pills every 6 hrs and 1valium before bed to help...
    ... iodine on all of them. I am still taking Ex-strength Vicodin 1 every 4 hrs. ( the first week was taking 2 every...
    ... like a regular human being again. I'm still taking Vicodin but have cut down to 1 pill every 6 hrs. and don't ... he will give me Motrin. I will be glad since this Vicodin causes flushing which I have had alot of, feels like...
    ... Christmas trip to Iowa. All went well as long as I took Vicodin . I even managed to walk a little bit without the aid ... of crutches. However now that I am no longer on Vicodin my pain level has definitely increased. It is worst...
    ... You may want to ask your dr for a prescription of vicodin to have just in case you need it for PT or a rough...

  59. Trouble sleeping
    ... lay, could the pain meds be causing this? I'm on vicodin now. I swear I feel like I need need a body overhaul...
    ... Sitting on your bottom all day really doesn't help. Vicodin made me sleepy which helped. When I couldn't sleep...
    ... I too have not slept since I stopped taking the Vicodin . I'm 3 1/2 weeks post op and stopped taking the Vicodin...

  60. 26hrs post-op Austin Bunionectomy and no pain???
    ... I don't know if I was really on the ball with the vicodin or if I was just really fortunate but it wasn't bad...

  61. How do you sleep?
    ... two foot reconstructions and used the Percocet and Vicodin for the first two days and threw up. The foot pain...

  62. did I over-do it?
    ... to be non-weight bearing for awhile. I am taking vicodin for the pain too and it seems to be working very well...

  63. no more prescriptions!!
    ... Vicodin did squat for the pain and made me more sick to my ... stomach than precocet did. I actually threw up on vicodin . Yuck!! My last dose of vicodin was friday at 7am...
    ... just a heads up....when you do have to take vicodin or any other pain med that makes you feel like throwing ... nausea. If you itch, take benedryl....I'm alergic to Vicodin but it does help for pain but I have to take reglan...

  64. i survived the post op apt
    ... them match. I look forward to that! Also, the vicodin certainly does constipate. They suggested I buy some...
    ... Vicodin made me so constipated I ended up eating most of a...

  65. after surgery issues
    ... need to find a combination that agrees with you. Both Vicodin and Darvocet were great for me. I had Tigrin as my...

  66. surgery over - I'm home
    ... have to get to it before it gets to you. I took 2 vicodin pills only a few hours after surgery, even though...
    ... Percocet, and tolerate something in the same class like Vicodin or Tylenol Codeine #3. Some patients may need a pain...
    ... This is not considered on the level of Percocet or Vicodin . It really, really works well on bone pain. I also...

  67. Talus OCD Treatments and Progress Reports
    ... it and said it was just a sprain. They gave me some Vicodin and crutches. Like many people on this board, I felt...

  68. Big toe joint replacement - is fusion the answer?
    ... came out of easily, percocet for a week followed by vicodin for a few weeks. The nerve was really angry after...
    ... came out of easily, percocet for a week followed by vicodin for a few weeks. The nerve was really angry after...

  69. Vertical tear of Peroneus Brevis Tendon
    ... recall pain like this. Is this too be expected? The vicodin doesn't appear to be helping--he wrote it out for...
    ... regular schedule of ibuprophen mixed in with some vicodin I am doing a bit better, however whenever I put the...

  70. Flat Foot Reconstruction Surgery--Share your advice & experiences please!
    ... all of the great advice. I am taking Extra strength Vicodin for the pain and it seems to ware off every few hours...

  71. Pardon my basic bunion surgery questions...
    ... entire time. My doctor gave me a prescription for Vicodin , but I never needed it. The worst part (for me) has...

  72. I am having bunion surgery on Wednesday, what should I expect?
    ... baby throughout this whole ordeal. My Dr gave me vicodin initially. When I told him about the nausea, he changed...
    ... baby throughout this whole ordeal. My Dr gave me vicodin initially. When I told him about the nausea, he changed...
    ... MODERATE CREEPING UP TO SEVERE PAIN THAN PERCOCET OR VICODIN . PERCOCET AND VICODIN MADE ME THROW UP AND QUITE...

  73. advise in pain meds after surgery
    ... the surgeries. This was brutal stuff. Percocet and Vicodin put me in a purple haze and gave me some pain relief ... . However, I threw up within one hour of the Vicodin and 24 hours after taking percocet. I needed to...

  74. Subtalar implants-recovery and surgery info?
    ... will be? What is the recovery like? I took Vicodin for the first time to deal with the pain the other...
    ... t know anything about the implants. As far as the vicodin , you are asking us to answer a question that we really...

  75. Foot surgery and medication
    ... (the dr didn't tell him to do this). He had some vicodin for his carpal tunnel and takes that sometimes but...