Hydrocodone and nsaids

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Yes, taking certain pain medication while being pregnant can be dangerous and harmful to the baby and mom. Always consult your OBGYN and pharmacist before taking any medication, prescription, over-the-counter, and dietary/herbal supplement. There are many different pain medications, including acetaminophen (Tylenol, and also in other combination products), aspirin and NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.
Im hooked on hydrocodone and I dont know what to do. When I was young I broke my leg and now I have back an hip pain I wont to stop takeing them but the pain hurts so bad. Can someone help me please.
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 am 5.5 months pregnant and being prescribed hydrocodone by my OB for a herniated disc in my neck. I have been taking them for about 2 months now - 4 10's a day sometimes more. I'm afraid to keep taking them for my bany's sake and I don't want my baby or I to be addicted. I've tried to go cold turkey and was shocked at how horrible I felt after.I have to say I didn't intentionally do this, my doctor messed up the qty when sending a refill and I ran out two days before my next refill.
My body doesn't respond to steriods, and I'm anemic, so I'm not allowed to take NSAIDs. I had surgery in september of 2008, which is what started this crazy cycle. I got addicted to percocet after that, just by taking them as directed. It was major surgery, and I've heard stomach surgery is some of the most painful to recover from. Hell, if there's a more painful surgery, I don't want to go through it! Recovery was terrible, and I had no choice but to take the pills as often as I was allowed.
Ask your doctor to do a liver function test (AST/ALT and ALP) while everyday on paracetamol and see for yourself. On the other hand, morphine, hydro/oxycodone (without paracetamol) in the doses you're taking, are highly unlikely to cause any liver toxicity.
I've had severe chronic pain from hip osteoarthritis. It was so bad I was on 50 mcg. Fentanyl (pain patch) AND Hydrocodone! I hated the Fentanyl and wasn't on that very long, thank goodness! I had that hip replaced about a month ago and the pain is almost gone now, but the dependence on the pain medication is very strong. I crave the stuff now. I'd been on it so long I had to take more and more. I think I'd worked up to about 4 oz. a day at one time.
As far as the medication goes, it is actually quite a safe med to be on while pregnant (much safer than other meds, such as some NSAIDS and others used to treat chronic pain). There is a risk of addiction and breathing problems with late term use, but again, subject to usage (my boys didn't have a problem with either even though I took throughout pregnancy, but again, it was a theraputic dose and medically neccessary).
So I cut back to only one a day on those NSAIDs. Now, I find I cannot take those at all. So I am down to only Tylenol and my pain is bad (and mine is never going to get better..but I do not want to be a slave to narcotics for the rest of my life.) It would be different if I were only going to live a few more months but the pain is not going to kill me. And I too, never really took the narcotics to get high but I didn't like how I built up a tolerance to the drugs.
that treats me for tension headaches with Xanax and ADHD with Adderall so they somewhat disguise the withdraw but I am hurting like ****! I am allergic to NSAIDS, Ultram, Darvocet and Codeine so I am so limited on what I can take. What can I take to take some of the pain away? I work full time and am a wife and a mother 2 2 girls, one of which is under one. I can't stop what I do and just lie down. I have to keep going but I don't know how when I can barely stand up right!
) I do Yoga, hot tub and Ibuprpofen! It is only my opinion and just applicalble to myself. You know yourself better and what you can or cannot handle. Just be careful with the hydro's....they are very dangerous! I know relapse is very high amongst addicts so I just want everyone to be aware and very honest with themselves. I also do agree that our tolerance probably builds up much quicker once we have been addicted to a drug.
It does cross the placenta, but is considered safer than NSAIDs. I had an abscessed tooth my last trimester and was taking about 30 mg lortab a day the week I have birth! My son had no ill effects noted. No withdrawls or long term effects.
I have gone 3 days now with no hydrocodone and the withdrawls have been rough but manageable. I have had little catnaps here and there but other than that have had no sleep. I've been doing fair with the no sleep but what has got me is my arms and legs literally feel like jello and I have no strength in them. I have a 2 and 1/2 month old son whom I watch during the day so I'm used to holding him several hours a day just bonding with him.
It is VERY easy to become addicted to Hydrocodone. The stuff was just too good to be true. And that year and a half of my life was one of the worst ever. If I were you, I would definately try an alternative method. Plus, when you do stop taking them (especially when addicted) the pain gets a lot werse because your body is used to having the meds stop the pain. Please try something else if possible and keep me posted...
I finally found a website that has a very long list of rare side effects from hydrocodone. Numbness and pain of the hands and feet were on that list. I'm very concerned because as I'm trying to taper down the pain increases. I'm only 30 years old and before I started this medication I had never had any bone or joint pain. Has anyone ever experienced this side effect or withdrawal symptom? If so, did it go away once you stopped the medication?
never have been, never will be. In addition to the NSAIDs, I have been on hydrocodone/acet 5/500 2 tablets twice a day, and for a short period of time 3 times a day. I've never taken it more than prescribed, nor have I ever sought out the drug from any other means. I have only taken this medication as prescribed and only prescribed by VA hospital physicians.
I had bad side effects from the NSAIDS and was given hydrocodone. She said I might have ankylosing spondylitis due to something found in blood. This was over 10 years ago. I have taken hydrocodone in different amounts and strengths ever since. I have gone thru periods of abuse, and could never tolerate coming completely off it. I will admit that I have used higher doses at night like an alcoholic uses alcohol to "mellow out as well as to relieve pain".
I've been having debilitating pelvic pain for the last few months, which landed me in the hospital for nearly two weeks. I had a surgery and was kept on Dilaudid and Vicodin the entire stay. Last year I was prescribed Vicodin every month for severe migraines, I had to sign a narcotic use agreement that I would be subject to urine tests and pill counts. It was only 20 pills a month, but I'd easily go through them in a few days.
So, to make a long story short, Doc tried Nucynta and told me to stop Darvocet cold (after 3 a day for a year) He said it's mild and there wouldn't be any withdrawls. Of course within 24 hours I was pale, throwing up and in full withdrawl. The Nucynta just make the headaches worse. The temazepam has been a blessing but I need something else to work with it to control my headaches. Unfortunately the Darvon does a great job of that, but gives me debilitating IBS.
You'll eventually pick yourself up and give it another shot, and this one will get you over. It's just a matter of time, and faith, and persistence. So you hang in there. Your doc talking protease inhibitors, by any chance?
If you have more advanced liver disease, sometimes the doctor will steer you away from NSAIDS like ibuprofen and Naproxen; they tend to affect your blood’s ability to clot, something that might already be a problem with later stages of liver disease. I agree that Tylenol (acetaminophen) is the most widely recommended analgesic for HCV patients. Taken in recommended doses, it shouldn’t present a problem.
Tablets with oxycodone or hydrocodone are not supposed to damage the liver and have been very effective for me. The hydrocodone would probably be safer of the two. These are usually formulated with Acetominophem as in Percocet and Lortab. So you have to make sure you do not exceed recommendation for the amount of acetominophen you woudl be getting. Unless you have an addiction problem already, I wouldn't think a few weeks using as needed to sleep, etc., would be grounds for concern of addiction.
Cervical degenerative disc disease causing disc herniation or damage, cervical spondylosis etc need to be investigated especially since these are severe headaches not responding to routine NSAIDs and hydrocodone. intracranial neoplasms, cysts or aneurysm can also cause severe headaches due to the stretching of Dura mater. It is encouraging that you are undergoing MRI brain to check for intracranial pathologies. I suggest that you include an MRI spine also along with for the cervical lesions.
you know when I had my accident and woke up at WR, they would get annoyed with me, because I was not going through the morphine drip fast enough, (it made me sick and the dreams were awful) I am the type of person who doesn't like to mask my pain, but many can't handle that. The man whoo passed sounds like he was in a lot of pain, not the average type. But I think the the thought is that only you know how bad the pain is, rate it from 1-10.
I can't take any of the NSAIDS and the narcotics are just TOO - TOO much for me. Ultram is considered non-narcotic. Ultracet does contain Tylenol, but not Ultram.
Treatment would depend on the cause and diagnosis. This may include immobilization, bed rest, systemic NSAIDS and opioids. Surgical correction might be required depending on the MRI findings. Take care.
I am becoming somewhat frustrated with the way a lot of my colleagues practice medicine. Disenchanted, angry would be the other words that could be used. We all get ostensibly that same training and all of us are supposedly in it to help our patients. So, how come have I been getting so many letters lately on my addiction forum from desperate people unable to quit taking the tramadol pills that their own kind doctors have so freely prescribed for them?
However the pain in my shoulder, shoulder blade, and neck have not ceased. I tried PT, NSAIDs, epidural and facet injections, chiro, massage therapy, acupuncture, (i'm sure some of you know the drill...hell, i even went to a spiritual healer...so embarrassing) all to no avail. So I just went on with my 5 norco + 1 percocet a day regimen. Until i started getting pain in my hip. Then my knee. Then my ankle. And then the bottom of my foot.
I've even taken 50mg Tramadol and 325/5mg Hydrocodone prescribed from past injuries and the effect is barely noticeable. Don't get me wrong though, I don't take these medications on a regular basis so it's not from developing a tolerance. It all gets worse with movements, especially my lower back. To the point where I am in complete agony and in tears, which is a little embarrassing to admit, but it does often leave me in that much pain.
After a few years on combination narcotic analgesics, (acet w/hydrocodone, etc,) I eliminated the tylonol all together, and now use oxycodone IR 15 mg. When we have multiple issues, they all interact. I've been fortunate to find pain relief through pain managment doctor, whom I've informed of my health concerns, and agreed to treat me with out tylenol, nsaids, etc...just the oxycodone. It does help manage all the other stuff too. It makes no sense being miserable day to day.
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