Hydrocodone vs demerol

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I know the ER here in my town would never even think of giving a patient Percocet, the strongest thing they would send you home with would be an RX for 10 mg hydrocodone. Good Luck friend. Please keep posting and if you do not get the replies you need by mid morning, please post again.
gave perscribed me Hydrocodone as well as the Hydrocodone that i was already getting from my Neurologist. I started using them more often (vs. taking them "as needed") and I realized that I couldnt function on a daily basis if I didnt have them. This past Christmas (December '06) I somehow managed to go through 8 bottles of Hydrocodone (qty. 20 - 10/325) in less than 3 weeks.
They tested and told me i had IBS. (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). Was allowed Demerol. I asked for it as many times as i could. Even when the cramping had gone away after 48hrs, i still asked for the Demerol, it was such a good feeling! Been out of the hospital for 4 days. I keep thinking about that good feeling with the Demerol and i'm trying real hard to restrain from going to any doc to ask for a painkiller that ressembles this Dermerol, even if now, my cramps r tolerable.
on something in that same family again. If you were hooked on hydrocodone before you are more likely to like demerol (the "strongest version of hydrocodone") Hydrocodone is not a close derivitave of morphine like oxy's are, it is much more "chemical" than a natural derivative. Demerol is similar but much, much stronger. People that get Demerol in pill form to take home are usually cancer patients or sometimes, like yourself, someone who has just gone through a major surgery.
I agree with the the last post I just read, I can't imagine taking 15 to 20 norco at once, I've been on Hydrocodone for years, very continually for the past 3 years, I was taking around 10 or 12 vicodin es for years, I'd always take 1 1/2 at a time, but my Doctor recently switched me to Norco, I also hate the vicious cycle of addiction, Its really hard for me to Not take the pills though, I have severe arthritis in my ankle, I'm bone on bone, I had a bad car accident when I was 15 and almost lo
I have recently been referred to a new pain management doc and he is in the process of adding/switching me over to Kadian for long-acting pain control vs. just the Norco I have been on....my question primarily is how long will it take for me to adjust to the change from short acting opiate to the extended release meds...
He said it's difficult because she doesn't have insurance at the moment, but he's just glad to see her off the pills. I don't know first hand, but that was one story I've been told, when it comes to an addiction vs.
when i first started taking drugs from work Bup, nubain and stadol were the first,,Nubian is a pain killer and it did help with the withdrawals from other narcs my addiciton was to all opiates I could get my hands on but mainly demerol the nubian helps as did the buprenex..but Nubian burned like hell I have never seen it in the oral form...
I too was taking percocet and oxycontin along with demerol for chronic pain. I found that after a while the pain wasn't getting better but I kept taking the pills for the 'high'. There really are a lot of options out there for pain control that are non-narcotic. I went to several pain specialists and they were wonderful but by that time I was basically going because I wanted the narcotics more than I wanted to be pain free.
First of all, congratulations to you! What an exciting time.... I've had personal experience with taking hydrocodone (lortabs) during my second pregnancy. I know that's a slightly different medication than oxy, but still wanted to share my experience. Anyway, I took one pill a day during pretty much my whole pregnancy with my daughter (although I may have started a couple of months in to the pregnancy, I think).
I have never heard of darkening around the eyes being caused by hydrocodone and Tylenol (Vicodin) but I know that taking a narcotic can disturb your normal sleep stages which may make you look tired and have the dark circles and red eyes. To be on the safe side, have another person look at your eyes closely and also check under your tongue.
Hi. Of course I am here because I was researching how to quit taking hydrocodone. It all started innocently...doesn't it always? I need support. I think I can do the taper. It is the MENTAL that is the problem. I THINK I need more. I think it calms my nerves. I think it makes my life better. It doesn't. I don't know about the physical withdraws. I have read about them and yes that scares me since I can not take off work or quit life to lay in bed and suffer.
First thing - keep all these meds away from the daughter. I suggest you invest in a home safe (seriously) they aren't that expensive. Hopefully Luke spook will respond as he can give you the "COMPLETE and ACCURATE" pharmacological take. Hydrocodone is a fancy synthesis of codiene. Morphine has for ever been the benchmark for dose vs painkilling effectivness and I suspect that is where your doc is coming from.
I dont take them as they are supposed to (they have a time release coating which i remove) and compared to percocets and vicodin which are usually 5mg (hydrocodone) they are much stronger. So i end up doing much more opiate wise when i do the oxy's. For instance a 40mg oxycontin tablet would equal about 8 percs or vics. When i have the percs or vics I never do that many in a day. I usually will do about 3 or 4.
i have been using hydrocodone for five years. it started out as prescription and year later the doc jerked them clean out from under me. so i buy from others. i have been in the hospital with pneumonia and demerol eased the first three days, when i got out, its been hell and misery so i couldnt take it along with not having the nicotine (smoker of 26 years) and i have taken less of the hydro but when burning starts and the anxiety attacks, i have to feed it.
I am 95 days clean from hydrocodone and soma. Now that I am clean life is starting to get better each day. I see alot of people here who are days or weeks clean. I would like to hear from those who have 90+ days clean in regards to thier process of learning to relive life. In other words what are you doing to correct yourself? I am 90% of the problem, drugs were 10%. Thank you all for your experience, strength and hope.
I am not afraid of death, an often look forward to it. This is whole situation is disturbing...Its like choosing the least of two evils...pain vs. addiction. I too, get upset when this medication runs low, but only because it enables me to operate w/o pain. Its nice. I think the most difficult thing to deal w/ when u have an injury is this: Everyone around you, has forgotten what you went through and expects you to go on like you have no problems. For ex.
I was sent then to a local worlers comp doctor. He thought throwing valium and hydrocodone at me was the answer. He wanted to blindly administer an epidural shot which i refused. Next he offered therapy still with no diagnostics. I contacted my claim manager and demanded to see an ortho doc. They pulled one over and me and instead sent me to a pain mgt. doc in an ortho group. he finally ordered an MRI showing two herniated discs.
I think a majority of MY addiction is mental. I took painkillers for long periods of time before and when I was DONE, I was DONE.. I didn't get sick at all. My head told me that I wasn't going to get sick....now I'm done and I know I'm going to get very sick.. the mind plays some crazy tricks on us...and our bodies. thanks medic for that info above. as the genetics go...
I had a 20-30 Norco a day habit (10mg Hydrocodone, 325 Tylenol) or any opiod I could get my hands on. The depression and anxiety is what gets me to relapse, the first 2 weeks are aweful, but it gets better. I understand the fear of physical withdraw, and it sucks, but it does get better and it is short lived. I don't know if this is good advice, but I would take a pill now and then during the physical part, just to get a break from the agony and it gave me the stregnth to go on.
Vicoprofen is perfect it has a narcotic element, hydrocodone and ibuprofen for an anti-inflammatory. If that doesn't work for you, try going one step up to oxycodone. Do not confuse oxycodone with oxycontin, same narcotic but very different delivery method. Five milligram oxycodone are safe and effective and come in a small enough dose that you can take an effective dose without getting groggy. Both of the oxy drugs have no other component to foul the waters.
Like I said in my posting I've been on Morphine, Demerol, Hydrocodone all that **** and nothing has been as hard to get off of as this stuff (Ultram). Contrary to popular belief. I mean really "Don't let the smooth taste fool you." This stuff is heavy duty. Can anyone else concur?
I appreciate your concern, but I don't think you realize the physiological implications of 31 years of uninterrupted use of hydrocodone, oxycodone, dilaudid, demerol, morphine, propoxyphene, codeine -- and I'm not talking about "as prescribed usage; I'm talking about dosages that would kill a dozen men ... you name it, I've used it. The research I cited comparing lifetime opiate addicts like me to stroke victims is not meant as methaphore. It is an incontrovertible fact.
I am a regular NA attendant.There is a criteria to follow if you have a substance abuse problem and need to attend a self help 12 step program.If you have a problem with alcohol only or if alcohol is you drug of choice you should attend AA.If you have a problem with narcotics only ,or if your first choice is something other than alcohol, then NA is the only place for you.
for pain? Hydrocodone, you have come to the right place....Loving your family has nothing to do with addiction, it is a disease, one recognized by the AMA,what you are feeling when not using the Lorcet is classic withdrawal symptoms,,very uncomfortable but not life threatening,,everyone is different re: the duration of withdrawal, usually 3 to 5 days for the intial withdrawls but then there is depression and all the things that come with no longer using narcotics...
Thanks for your time and advice. Today is the first time I have ever been on any type of forum for hydrocodone and it really opened my eyes. I really only noticed the past couple of months that there seemed to be a problem. I never knew the dangers. My biggest problem is "friends" that call me daily wanting to know if I need any. I can't figure out where so many pills come from. They are everywhere. Yes, I always have 'greenage'.
In cases like yours I think you would want to weigh the benefits vs. the risks... and the risks for pill users seem more minimal to me. Congratulations being 10 days off the meds !!! God bless you in your efforts.
I was treated n.p.o. for 2 whole days and then gradually weaned off the Demerol and now I am trying to regain some normal eating patterns. I had days when I couldn't keep any food in my body. Now, after much prayer and care, I am starting to eat. My side is better, probably because I am not allowed to eat any fat! I am really wondering if they found the cause of my pain. I am scheduled to see the surgeon on Tuesday, the l6th. I even had a drug induced psychosis from all the Demerol.
Unfortunately, this is the cause of an incredible degree of hurt to my wife (what's the difference between talking to a woman at an aa meeting vs. email? I'm not sure, but I'm in no position to demand my rights or to continue secretive behavior. I know you understand because you've shown yourself as an awesome positive influence in my putting the pills down). I'll remember you in my ongoing prayers.
Dihydrocodeine 30mg..............Hydrocodone (Vicodin, Lorcet, etc) 7.5mg.............Hydromorphone (Dilaudid) 37.5µg............Fentanyl (not sure on this one, anyone know the oral dose equivalence for Fentanyl?) 4mg................Levorphanol (Dromoran) 300mg............Meperidine (Demerol) 10-20mg.........Methadone 30-60mg.........Morphine 20mg..............Oxycodone (Oxycontin, Percocet) 10mg..............Oxymorphone (Numorphan) 200-300mg.....Propoxyphene (Darvocet) 150mg............
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