Hydrocodone and gabapentin interaction

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This puts patients at risk for developing serious, and even fatal, health issues. Last year at the WAISMANN METHOD®and Domus Retreat, we treated about the same number of patients for addictions to Norco as we did for Heroin, OxyContin or methadone. Although not completely surprised, I was appalled to find out that many of these patients developed a dependency to the drug after they were given a prescription for a very small injury.
I do have severe arthitis pain and am a 51 year old woman. I have to cut down and recently cut down to 10 a day and have experienced physical and emotional withdrawal symptoms. I have some clonidine and don't know how much to take for withdrawal. What is the recommended dosage. My goal is to eventually cut down to 4 a day, but have been very uncomfortable at 10. I also take effexor and trazadone for depression, but I am so depressed right now.
I don't think I've ever taken tramadol. One of my problems is that I have both back pain and nerve pain. I take gabapentin for the nerve pain, which helped some, and have just been prescribed topamax. Dunno if anyone has ever taken the latter but the dose is increased gradually - I have to take it very early in the evening as there are many side effects including extreme fatigue.
Significant - Monitor Closely! cyclobenzaprine + hydrocodone cyclobenzaprine and hydrocodone both increase sedation. Significant - Monitor Closely! The above report does not include the possible 50-100 (combined)direct side effects from your meds. You are so young and seem to have a loving family. There are many safer options available to you. And your whole life ahead of you to enjoy, by making some key decisions, to help you improve your health.
There is major drug interaction when taking hydrocodone and tramadol together. When tramadol is taken with other opioids, patients may experience additive central nervous system and respiratory adverse effects, such as dizziness, weakness, nervousness or restlessness, and difficulty breathing.
I was prescribed Topamax along with an appetite suppressant (Adipex) for weight loss a bit over a year ago and stopped taking them after two and a half months. I did not lose all of the weight I had wanted to, but most of it. I had gained 55 pounds while on Paxil over the course of two and a half years. By taking a combination of the two medicines, I lost 22 pounds the first month, 10 pounds the second month, and 8 pounds the first half of the third month.
I mean, if I'm in withdrawal from hydrocodone (my DOC) and I can't get any but I have some oxycodone or dilaudid, those opiates stop the withdrawal in it's tracks. It doesn't mean if I take those for 5 days I'm out of the woods for withdrawal from the hydros, it has just been prolonged. I guess what I'm wondering is this...is Suboxone a "different kind of opiate" that doesn't just substitute for the hydro or oxy or heroin or whatever else it is we're withdrawing from?
thx misty and tomskat!!! sandstone i thoght given the fact that both gabapentin and sjw both affect brain chemistry there may be a problem..altho I didnt research it. thx 4 the info. sjw helped my underlying depression yrs ago. hoped it'd lift this black cloud. I feel soooo depressed,cry @ the drop of a dime, but other than this forum, which is invaluable, i still have done nothing to fix myself...sometimes i really feel its pointless.
for me I know it is my EDS and instability and TCS.....once u know it may be easier to know how to deal with it...as I said for me the TOPAMAX works and it helps put off more surgery.
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I was given Xanax for it, and have used it off and on since 15. For some reason, I've never gotten withdrawal from benzos, and dose escalation was rarely necessary. So back to a year ago when they put me on Oxy. It worked fine, and took care of the pain. But very quickly the dose would rise, and soon it was not fully taking care of the pain. (I was getting migraines every single day for about 8 hours a day or more. 1 out of 10 days I'd get a break and the pain wouldn't be severe.
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It makes me very angry that these Doctors know and aren't telling people. I don't believe that they are ignorant. I've been over and over it again and again. It makes no sense that I would know more as a user of the drug than they would. There's so little on Tramadol or Ultram on the web. Tons on other drugs. Ok so the most alarming part of the Tramadol we would think would be the fact that it is a synthetic opiate. It's a Narcotic. It's just been slipped thru the schedule.
I went to my GP complaning of no sense of smell, saw a surgeon and surgery was recomended, I was given a prescription for Prednisone, a steroid, this gave me some sense of smell, and here's the but, I had the operation and still could not smell, so more Prednisone, well the upshot is that the steroids have caused my Osteo-Necrosis, this is when the heads of the long bones die, so have now had core decompression on one hip and the other totally replaced. Oxycontin.
Serious withdrawal symptoms including joint and muscle pain, stomch issues, fatigue, depression and a strange hollowness in my nerves ensued. I didn't feel I could just stop functioning for a week or two or whatever it would take, so I used some hydrocodone that I had to help me get my tramadol use down to 100mg per day over the course of a week. I would just take the hydro when I started feeling really bad in the afternoon to get me through the rest of the day.
I think that to begin with, educating patients about what addiction to a drug means might be helpful. I went to a pain clinic and was given increasingly higher doses of hydrocodone and told that they were addictive, but I really didn't know anything about the process of addiction/dependence. I've only learned about rebound pain since I decided to quit opiates. Then, I think that it's important for both Dr, and patient to be willing to titer the patient down periodically to find baseline.
I take 1800 mg of Neurotin a day, Meloxican (anti-inflammatory), muscle relaxers (at times) and Hydrocodone. I've had chronic back pain my whole life, I'm now being treated for various bulging discs in my back and have had two nerve blocks (one just a week ago). Guess what, I still suffer from it. I just had an episode 15 min. ago. I feel like a lab rat, I'm depressed and sometimes I think that death would be better than this.
They are not sharp pains but more of a constant 'throb' and can go on for hours. Pain relief medication does nothing and the only relief I can get at all is the application of something topical like '4-Head' or the American 'Head-On'. Although I have been a reasonably 'active' drinker in the past, if anything now, at the age of 61 (male), I rarely have more than two drinks at a time ... which is why I'm surprised at the onset of these headaches.
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