Discussions that mention vicoprofen

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Quick question, I have been on o.c. for 1 1/2 months. I started taking o.c. at first 20 mg 2xdaily and then 2 weeks later my doctor increased the dose to 40mg 2xdaily. So I have been on 40mg 2xdaily for 1 month. Now the switched work well for me, and I feel like I got my life back and a break from pain and having to treat pain every 4-6 hours, but my husband does not agree and feels that the side effects from taking this med are causing me more pain. I have done research on this, and I do not believe this pertains to me, but I am not sure. I am so tired of this being a daily issue. My husband has called me an addict many times, and it breaks my heart, for I am not, I am dependant on pain medication at this time, My doctor is wonderful and I have appt on Friday, but I wanted to see what you all thought. My husband is causing me more pain and agony because I am stressed, anxious and crying which makes fibro/myofascial,tmj, and migraines worse.

Is it possible that I can go off the o.c. cold turkey and go back to (for now) treating my pain with vicoprofen every 4-6 hours without too many withdrawal symptoms? Or is this too much to ask? Eventually I am going to look for alternate ways to treat my pain, and look to medications for extreme pain flare ups only. This is hopeful thinking, but I am being optimistic.

I have always taken the medication the right way as prescibed and I have never abused it. I respect the medication. My husband does not understand the pain I have, but is causing me more pain by not supporting me. That is a whole other post.

I would love any advice that you all might have. Thank you.
[FONT="Verdana"][SIZE="3"][COLOR="Magenta"]Hi Kass,I don't have any advice but I do want you to know that I understand what you're going through when it comes to pain,pain meds,and your husband.My husband has no idea that I take pain meds daily because it says it's a cop out,he gripes everytime I have a doctors appt.He doesn't understand what fibromyalgia does to me,or the degenerative disc disease,arthritis and pinched nerves.He doesnt know that if I didnt take something for pain that he'd be doing his own laundry,cooking,cleaning,etc. It's easier for me to keep everything to myself.I have 3 kids which are 18,14 and 10.They all know what I take but that's it.I have written down on a sheet of paper of my conditions and my meds and it is hidden in one of my daughters drawers so in case something happens to me,God forbid,that I cannot talk or communicate then they can give that paper to the doctor for me.It's a sad way to live but it's what I have to do.I came to this site so I didnt have to keep everything so hush hush because everyone here knows and understands about being sick and in pain.Just want you to know you're not alone when it comes to having an a** for a husband when it comes to these things.Good luck in whatever you decide.I'm here for you! [/FONT][QUOTE=Kass3175;3472730]Quick question, I have been on o.c. for 1 1/2 months. I started taking o.c. at first 20 mg 2xdaily and then 2 weeks later my doctor increased the dose to 40mg 2xdaily. So I have been on 40mg 2xdaily for 1 month. Now the switched work well for me, and I feel like I got my life back and a break from pain and having to treat pain every 4-6 hours, but my husband does not agree and feels that the side effects from taking this med are causing me more pain. I have done research on this, and I do not believe this pertains to me, but I am not sure. I am so tired of this being a daily issue. My husband has called me an addict many times, and it breaks my heart, for I am not, I am dependant on pain medication at this time, My doctor is wonderful and I have appt on Friday, but I wanted to see what you all thought. My husband is causing me more pain and agony because I am stressed, anxious and crying which makes fibro/myofascial,tmj, and migraines worse.

Is it possible that I can go off the o.c. cold turkey and go back to (for now) treating my pain with vicoprofen every 4-6 hours without too many withdrawal symptoms? Or is this too much to ask? Eventually I am going to look for alternate ways to treat my pain, and look to medications for extreme pain flare ups only. This is hopeful thinking, but I am being optimistic.

I have always taken the medication the right way as prescibed and I have never abused it. I respect the medication. My husband does not understand the pain I have, but is causing me more pain by not supporting me. That is a whole other post.

I would love any advice that you all might have. Thank you.