Hydrocodone for neck pain

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I am hoping actually my pain gets better after i am done with my detox. I know i quit for a year back then and my lower back hurt less. Had headaches and neck pain still.
If you're prescribed a hydrocodone drug for minor pain, or your friends or family members are taking pain medication, ask your doctor for a different prescription and remind your loved ones of the risks of taking these drugs. Please share any solutions in the comments that you've found effective in preventing your friends, family members, or even yourself from being prescribed hydrocodone so we can do the same.
I was prescribed hydrocodone... and for some reason.. no matter how much i take it never relieves any sort of pain minor or major. If anything it just leaves me sorta "stoned" ....in a way unable to react to the pain that i'm still feeling... basically it just dopes me up but the pain is still there. Am i immune to hydrocodone? i dont understand. My doctor is really fighting me on going to the chiropractor which is really what i'm leaning towards..
Again panic, thats when I guess I finally admitted to myself I have a problem. I do have chronic pain in my lower back and neck and really bad headaches. I decided I needed to get away from the pills and doing web searches found this forum. After reading posts I was scared to death of wd's. I have RLS that started years befor I started the pain meds, and they were horrible, I just couldn't imagine all the other wd's.
) If your migraines are that debilitating, I agree with wait2long that a drug that is specifically FOR migraines would be the way to go, rather than a narcotic that could lead to other problems for you. I used to deal with migraines before my neck surgery, I can't imagine how awful it must be for you having to deal with them for your entire life! Have you tried all of the other routes to getting to the cause of the problem?
Oh, one other thing. I never used the Hydro for pain, other than when there WAS pain, it helped. I have heard that if there is a true source of pain and that pain is removed (i.e. a nail in your spine) the withdrawl is less. It bothers me when I see people justifying their use for the pain control. First of all, there isn't much better pain relief with the Schedule III and IV Narcs than the new NSAIDS. I.E.
I will use ultram as needed (watch ultram, they say it is not addicting, but it is, be careful if you go this route for pain. Now for you pain, I take all natural supplements for back pain, liquid advil gels, ultram as needed, going to try accupunture.....I will deal with my back pain anyday then deal with the devil (viodin and morphine) if you do continue on the drugs, you will need more and more to get the same results you are looking for.
You should discuss other treatment modalities such as physical therapy, epidural steroid/facets injection, specific antidepressants and anti-seizure medications that are useful for chronic pain.
I had liposuction almost 2 years ago and had to take hydrocodone (Vicodin) for the pain. After my prescription ran out I was still able to get some of the medication and would take it every so often for the effects. I liked the way it felt. Usually one or two a day for a couple of weeks, then I would stop for a month or two and then back again. This past August I started taking them daily. (about 2 or 3 (10mg each) daily) I started to experience a lot of pain in my neck.
I have been diagnosed with diffuse/poly-neuropathy. I am not a diabetic which is #1 cause. I am taking 5mg. of Hydrocodone every 4 hrs. for the pain and 300mg. of Neurontin every 8 hrs. This ritual has been since the diagnosis. The pain NEVER goes away, the meds only take the edge off, the point where I cry with pain. I called my neurologist about this and his assistant told me that he said I was addicted to the Hydro. He made NO suggestions as what else to do for the pain.
childrens aspirin,fish oil, calcium, multi vitamin and blood pressure meds. I take the hydrocodone for numerous problems. Neck pain from L3 & L4. Both shoulders have had surgery. One rotator cuff and the other major clean up. I was born premature and had to have over 18 surgerys on my feet. Can't stand long without great difficulty. My back has no vertabre spacing so it bothers me alot. I have heart trouble. I get pain all the time. Doctors resolving by meds rather than stint.
I have been taking a low dose hydrocodone (15 mg per day) for 8 years for chronic neck pain. For the last several years I have wanted to get off these pills, as they don't work anymore and I would have to continually increase the dosage. I have tapered off for the last month, down to 1/8 a pill three days ago. Now, have been free for two days.
you're describing me!!! I got totally addicted taking prescribed vicodin from a pain mang. dr. for myltiple severe stenosis bak & neck, etc. not clear from your post if you're off the vicodin yet. Read" thomas' "receipe back in this form . ativan really helps........
My neuro prescribed hydrocodone for the pain and it does not touch it! Matter of fact the pain was so severe, on thurs and friday, I called the office to get an eariler appt. The doc has to ok this and he was out of the office. Well, I wound up in ER with a horrible migraine yesterday morning early. Husband had to take me back in the afternoon because I could not stop vomiting. The ER doc has seen me before and can not believe I am not yet dx with something.
I have been taking Hydrocodone 10/660's for about a year now prescribed to me for arthritis pain in my neck and back. Of course I started out with 1 or 2 a day and before I even realized it, I was taking sometimes 4 a day! I was also just becoming weird and nasty. I decided to quit "cold turkey" never doing any research and too embarassed to tell anyone (nobody even knew I was taking them like I was) 5 days ago.
I have four ruptured discs in my back and two in my neck. I have severe leg pain, i have a torn gastro, achilles tendon, and tendonittis. So after all of this, I actually got back on the hydrocodone per prescription by my family doctor. You know the rest. I'm not taking nearly as many as i used to but still about 8 to 15 a day just depending. My question is this.
i've been taking hydrocodone for about 2 yrs. off and on not every day, because of a shattered hand and then shoulder and back injury. i noticed within the last 3-4 months that if i don't take them i actually feel achy and in the last 2 weeks i notice that if i take them for a few days and then don't i get periodic waves or spells of feeling sweaty and nauseous. I wonder if I'm addicted.
I've been taking 10mg hydrocodone for 2 years now for chronic neck/back pain. I'm trying to taper down and quit taking them completely in order to attempt a 30 day drug holiday. Ive been taking 3 or 4 daily. When I have run out in the past, the withdrawals have been horrible. My husband is helping me taper off, but I think I need additional help. What should I do? I know a lot of people will say 3 or 4 a day isn't much, but I've been on them for a long time and thats the main problem.
I have been on Hydrocodone for 2months and have decided to go off of it. I feel suicidal. I dont want to wake up in the morning. I dont want to go to work. I dont want to deal. I tried to do it cold turkey. I need help and I need it fast. What should I eat...what should I drink...How long will this feeling last?
My pain management specialist gave me Ambien to help me sleep, Clonidine for the cravings, and Tramadol for any lingering pain. I rarely need the Tramadol though, so I rarely take it. These things helped me a lot. Maybe your pain specialst can give you some things to help you detox more comfortably.
Some for depression some for chronic pain. Mostly pain meds. When I first found this website I was really relieved that I was not the only one with this problem. I have been on every pain med that you can think of. The last year was really bad.I was doing everything I could to get these meds. I started out with a real problem with chronic pain. Then It went alot farther than just using the pills for pain. I have been off the meds for over three weeks and I am still going through the withdrawls.
Now I have been on and off of the 7.5 Hydrocodone for about 3 years now (due to dental work, usually took 3-4 a day for about 3 months, then I would quit for a while until my next major dental appt. NOW, I am currently taking 3mg of Lunesta, and my dose of 7.5 Hydrocodone has increased to 6-8 a day, and that is causing some urine problems, and anxiety - so now I am taking about 17-25 (10mg Valium) A DAY, to counteract what I'm experiencing.
I have been on Hydrocodone/APAP 7.5 MG for 7 months following a knee surgery. My surgeon took me off but my regular doc. put me back on them. I am sleepy, not wanting to do anything and in pain unless I take this medication, can I be hooked on this stuff and if so how do I get off it?
I want to withdraw from Hydrocodone. I've been on pain meds steadily for 2 years. A year and a half ago, I came off cold turkey from Percocet which I had been using for 6 weeks. It was the worst experience of my life. Physical symptoms were horrible, but the depression was worst. I have always struggled with depression and take effexor. I have used the drugs to self-medicate. Lately i've been taking Vicodin ES. It no longer gives me that HAPPY feeling just keeps me going.
I take all the other NSAID's for the inflamation and pain but got hooked on the hydro given for the breakthru. Other than tappering down I don't have alot of advise for you, just wanted you to know your not alone with this or your arthitis and give you some support. I know how it feels.
living life on lifes terms,,dealing with pain if you are a chronic pain patient...I have to take pain meds for pain and I noticed over the oast week or so the pain has increased,,up my back into my neck and head now...just pray,,,take it slow and easy and things will work out,,,and MSS> RObinson,,,LOL Love the name,,,my hubby is just about 71/2 years younger than me,..not too bad because I am 41 and he is 33 but.....when we were younger like he was 23 and I was 30...
Started with a nagging ache and quickly turned into major pain between the shoulder blades and upper back. Again, Hydrocodone barely takes the edge off. Damn, I wish the back pain would just stop! Pain in right shoulder joint and both wrists. Not constant, just nagging sharp pains. Since I'm keeping track now, something that's been happening for a long time when I bend my knees too far and bend the ankles I have severe pain in them. My ankles have been stiff for a very long time.
I have has upper back pain for 3 months now. X-rays and MRI showed nothing really, a few spurs. When the pain in back gets really bad, I noticed my neck was popping every time I moved it in any way. Now all of a sudden, for the past few days, my neck is killing me! I have been on Mobic since October, and none of the 2 muscle relaxers have helped at all. The only time I get relief is when I take the hydrocodone (2-3 x daily). I can't go to PT, due to having 3 kids, a job, and the expense.
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