Hydrocodone kidney damage

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Got addicted to hydrocodone due to back problem. Been taking about 6 months. What can I do to relieve withdrawal symptoms? especially depression and sweats.
I have no choice but to stop, my doc cut me off of the Vicodin ES and the codine is not strong enough, I have to take too many and that scares me. I was taking the meds for Kidney stones. My problem is not the physical withdrawls (the taper takes care of that) it's the emotional withdrawls that kill me. Any advice??? you can email me at Zeldagirl_***@****. Thank you.
I've been doing hydrocodone/apap 10/650 for 3 years now. I started out only doing 10 a month and have worked up to 10 a day! I recently lost my job (due in part to Sept.11) so I no longer have health insurance and, of course, not enough money coming in to support this habit. I was no longer getting "high" on this amount and just do not want to continue this whole addiction anyway. I tried to find Thomas's detox recipe but could not.
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 have been taking hydrocodone for about 2 1/2 years at an increasing rate, ending up with the 7.5 strength and about 18-20 per day. 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.
well, have you been doing that for years, months? The toxic part of the hydro is tylenol mixed into it. Over 4grams a day can cause liver &/or kidney damage. the hydro is the addictive stuff, the tylenol causes the damage. Unfortunately, when we are addicted, we don't care. I take up to 50 10mg hydro's-don't even want to think of my liver!
Using any opiate sythetic or not without supervision of a doctor is stupid - they can all cause stomach and liver and kidney damage easily and for us its beyond stupid into major risk territory. As to this poster, now its working but as the addiction grows and you build up a resistance you will start to take higher doses and this increases the risks of more serious reactions not to mention damage to your body.
I wonder if I will be myself again or someone else from the damage these pills have caused me. Does anyone know if Hydrocodone causes permanent damage? Thanks for any thoughts or answers.
If Hydrocodone is soooooo horrible during pregnancies to treat pain such as kidney stones, as well as other unbearable pains, why are they being prescribed by a large number of drs????? Also, how do u suggest these horrible pains be treated "naturally"? I have had kidney stones since I was 15, (genetics) and I'm now 34 weeks pregnant with more stones in both kidneys. Soooo.....do u suggest I am not a good mom by taking this pain med my Dr. Prescribed to me?
I know I’m in the realm of real kidney and liver damage and I wonder where will it go from here? Will I finally break down and start taking something stronger? I clearly can’t trust myself to make rational decisions around opiate use. On a side-note, as a long-term addict, I’m terrified to find out who I am without drugs (sounds silly, but so true). My question is whether anyone can share some words of wisdom that will get me over the hump and finally commit to quitting.
At about 18, for the FMS, I was switched to Lortab (Hydrocodone) 5/500. I am still to this day on Lortab 5/500, though since I was about 20, it has been no more than one 5/500 mg tablet per day to help me sleep through the pain. Normally I take between 1/2 to 3/4 of a pill. Additionally, I am on Celexa.
The question was focused on weather oxycodone (or hydrocodone for that matter) alone is toxic to the liver and cause toxic hepatitis. My doctors have all said very low risk IF NOT COMBINED WITH APAP or ibuprofen. I only clarified the "combo" discussion. Acute pain is treated regularily with oxycodone and does not automaticaly lead to addiction, particularily when used for severe pain management.
Percocet has an active ingredient of aspirin in it instead of acetaminophen. BUT, too much aspirin can cause kidney (renal) failure/damage. So, not matter what our 'vice' somewhere, somehow, we are doing damage to something.
I stayed clear of drugs in highschool, but went off to college and got in with the wrong group of people. Over the last 3 years I started taking hydrocodone, almost always recreationally, for one reason or another. It started out as taking 3 or 4 10mg's at a time, then 5 to 7, then progressed to 10 at a time. That was when I was what I would still call a recreational user. About 6 months ago, I started using on a daily basis. 10 a day quickly changed to 12, then 12 turned to 15.
Has anyone on here suffered any kind of permanent damage to your kidney or liver due to the use of Lortab or the Vicodin? I have been on Lortab off and on for the past 3 or 4 years or so due to constant medical procedures, I can stop taking them when I want. I haven't had any now for a month and I feel fine. But after researching the sites the effects it has on the liver and kidneys is kind of scary.
Renal CT scan showed 1 mm stone in right kidney, 2 even smaller stones in left kidney. Was given hydrocodone for pain and phenagren in case pain meds cause nausea and told to see a urologist asap. My question is, if the stones are still in my kidneys how can they be causing all the lower abdominal pain and pressure. This pain is worse after I walk much, and when my bladder is getting full before I urinate. Urination does NOT hurt though. I have had no fever at all.
Okay so heres the breakdown: Sunday night I bought a bunch of hydrocodone 7.5/Acetaminophen 650-- 30 of em. I went through most in the following days 5 pills/2600 mg (Sunday) 7.
I'm new here and I want to ask what the damage is to my liver if anyone knows from taking 1/500-750 hydrocodone a day for 2 years with alcohol just about every night. I'm withdrawing now on day 4 without either and I feel like I have a very very bad flu, freezing some stomach pain, diarrhea and body aches. hard to sleep. How do you know if there has been permanent damage to the liver with the combination?
if you do a search online for hydrocodone and liver damage, you will find a slew of information. the tylenol or aceteminphen (sp??) is what kills your liver. if you are taking more than a few hydros or percs a day, you are doing damage. combined with alcohol, which is also bad for your liver, you can really do some serious damage. go to a health store and get some milk thistle...it's really good for it.
I am afraid that it may be doing damage to my kidney. I recently had a terrible kidney infection having nothing to do with the pain meds....it was E.Colli. Now, I still have pain in my kidney, and i think it is getting worse again. My dctor doesnt think another infection could be possible because i was on a very high dose of antibiotics for two weeks. can anyone give me some information on this topic? Anyone been through something similar?
These less potent pain relievers help increase the effectiveness of hydrocodone. However, both acetaminophen and ibuprofen have been reported to cause kidney damage, especially with long-term use. Acetaminophen can also cause liver problems, especially if taken at higher than recommended doses or if alcohol is consumed with acetaminophen. If you are concerned about your medication or think you are having a side effect, talk to your healthcare provider.
There has been talk of discontinuing narcotics that contain acetaminophen (tylenol) because of possible kidney or liver damage. I doubt the drug manufacturing companies will allow this to happen. They lobby is strong and loud in the government. I suggest that if you are taking a narcotic that you have the smallest possible dose of acetaminophen prescribed with it. I know that hydrocodone come with a 325mg dose of acetaminophen.
Hello, Long story short, I have a uti,kidney stones and kidney infection. I was ddiagnosed with uti first and was prescribed 5/325 vicodin. Went to the emergency room the next day because Pain was worse. I took 2 percocet around 3 this afternoon then about 7 I took 2 vicodin. It's now 2 a.m. and I've had to take one more percocet about a hour ago. Of course I'm really drowsy but I also have the shakes in my arms and hands. I'm scared to fall asleep. Do you think I've taken too much?
i posted a week ago I have been on norcos 10/325 (hydrocodone) for almost 3 years and i have been getting sharp pains in my sides possibly a sign of kidney damage from so much tylenol (i take 4 at a time now it has slowly increased over the years to now only 4 works) I want too be off of them and someone here suggested I talk to my doctor about tapering well i told him how I felt and hiow many I was taking at a time and about my worries for m y kidneys he said he was going to prescribe something
how often should you have your liver and kidney function tested when taking hydrocodone for an extended period of time( 3 years). I have taken 5-20 mg a day, 10 mg being the norm, for about 2 years and my annual physicals & blood work say I'm fine. I'm just wondering how fast that can change and how often would it be considered wise to check. with all the aches and pains in my back I feel I wouldn't know if my kidneys were giving me pain as opposed to my back.
As far as pain killers are concerned. All NSAID group of pain killers can produce kidney damage. Among NSAIDS drugs, low dose aspirin [40 mg] and sulindac are relatively safe and may be tried for pain relief temporarily. Discuss about these options with your primary doctor / urologist. You may try aspirin or sulindac, but I would prefer to treat the problem by surgical means than by medications. Hope that this information helps and hope that you will get better soon.
In my opinion your biggest concern would be the acetaminophen (Tylenol) that is contained in the hydrocodone. There have been cases of kidney damage with long term use. It has also been know to cause liver damage, especially when mixed with even small amounts of alcohol...of course that should not be a concern because alcohol should never be consumer with opiates. You may want to address this concern with your physician. We all know the problems that chronic pain brings into our daily lives.
I never took it again well today i am having bad kidney pains my question is if i was to take a hydrocodone 5mg would i be starting all over again with withdraws or do yall think it would be ok?
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