Hydrocodone vs morphine

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Some of you may have seen the recent news surrounding hydrocodone, but I wanted to share it here for those of you who haven't as it’s an important issue that could potentially affect millions of people. To give you a brief overview, an advisory panel to the FDA has recommended tighter restrictions on hydrocodone-containing drugs, which would essentially classify them among the most dangerous prescription medications available to patients.
OXYCODONE IR ORAL(yes same active ingredient, for me not as bad as oxycontin) 5. MORPHINE ORAL 6. DILAUIDID 7. HYDROCODONE 8. CODIENE 9. DARVOCET(I forget the technical ingredient name) I only left out the TRAMADOL because I have not EVER detoxed off of it. I have heard that is is actually more dangerous than any of these listed above since it can cause siezers, an/or even DEATH from cold tukrey withdrawl..
They don't give me the same high as HC or Vicodin, but I have heard they are still addictive. Any advice?
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.
Kadian is in capsule form. I have also read that 20mg of Hydrocodone is supposed to be equal to 30mg of Morphine. I don't know how they came up with that because to me that just does not seem possible. The ER tabs may make you a little drowsy if you are not used to the effects. It's 30mg over a twelve hour period so hopefully you will not have too many problems. I never had problems with drowsyness until I got into the higher dosages.
You've asked a good question and although it may seem straight forward there's a lot to be considered. Oxymorphone is seven times stronger then morphine while hydromorphone is five times stronger than morphine. They are in the same synthetic family of drugs. Although on "paper" Oxymorphone is more potent then Hydromorphone that doesn't necessarily mean that one is more effective then the other. Pain management is individualized.
Someone correct me if I'm wrong but vicoden is so much better than tylenol3 due to vicoden having hydrocodone and tylenol has codine, a much weaker analgesic.
Percs are oxycodone, Lorcet is hydrocodone. The percocet is actually more potent. They are both morphine derivitives and you will still have to detox if you substitute one for the other.
A former colleague of mine swears that Tramadol is more effective for her than Hydrocodone. She actually went from Hydrocodone to Tramadol. Why is it effective for her? Because we are all different and different medications work differently on each of us. Actually your physician may be making a smart move. In my opinion it's worth a try. Tramadol is prescribed for the treatment of moderate to moderately severe chronic pain in adults. It works very similarly to morphine.
Hello I was on high daily doses of hydrocodone for 2 years and eventually progressed to sporadic iv use of drugs such as morphine, oxycodone and heroin.I went to rehab 2 years ago and have been on suboxone ever since.At one time I was on 4 8mg pills daily but am currently on 1 a day.Even at the highest dose, however, I still had quite strong drug cravings and still live ith them every day.I also have depression for which I have tried countless antidepressants, all without results.
I've had migraines since I was a teenager that within the past four to five years have become chronic. Within those last few years my doctors have been prescribing hydrocodone to fioricet with codeine (not at the same time). I am -very- aware of how addicted I get to both of these but am absolutely terrified of getting off the pain killers because of the pain I have everyday. I have been taking either at about 4-6 a day.
Examples of full agonists are heroin, oxycodone, methadone, hydrocodone, morphine, opium and others. An antagonist is a drug that blocks opioids by attaching to the opioid receptors without activating them. Antagonists cause no opioid effect and block full agonist opioids. Examples are naltrexone and naloxone. Naloxone is sometimes used to reverse a heroin overdose.
It allowed me to give myself a very small dose of morphine IV, but strictly controlled how much I could use in a given time period. It was a revelation! I wouldn't think of getting more surgery without this pain control device. Because I got these small but steady doses of morphine, I was completely pain free but absolutely lucid and not "narcotized." Believe me, I know what it feels like to be narcotized (buzzed) and this wasn't it.
I realise I am addicted to a cough syrup with hydrocodone(5mg per dose). I go through a 240mg bottle in 8-9 days. My problem is I have allergies of dust and mold that make me cough till I am exhausted or sinus drainage from these allegies that cause sinus infections that settle in my chest and it starts all over again. I take it as a maintenance to keep from all my symptoms coming to the uncontrollable cough to the tickle in my throat that drives me nuts.
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.
And let me preface this by saying that I have gone cold turkey from hydrocodone more times than I wish to remember--and I've survived each time thinking the physical symptoms weren't so awful. So I am no stranger to the discomfort of withdrawal. Anyway, with the Effexor withdrawal, I was extremely lightheaded. Very nauseous. And I even experienced vertigo, from a sitting position. I don't normally feel vertigo--sitting, standing, climbing--whatever. It was really disturbing.
It's been the very best source for me in the last week than I could have hoped for. Regarding the drinking vs. meds. I stopped my daily glass (or two) of wine cold turkey 1 yr ago Feb. I began getting ill due to the fact I was also taking Lortab and Oxy everyday for chronic joint/back pain. I thought I was "smart" enough to cut out the alcohol so I would be "kind" to my liver. Have a 13 yr old daughter.
At first, my insurance did not cover it (medicare) and my insurance wanted me to try morphine or fentenyl patch instead. My doctor said he did not want me on the morphine or fentenyl patch because he felt it would sedate me too much and I would not be able to care for my disabled son. The nurse fought with my insurance for 2 weeks and finally got it approved.
Getting back to Dependent vs. Addiction, No one with pain ever intends to become an addict do they? Well, unfortunately it happens to just about everyone taking pain meds long term. There is no getting around that. NOW.... How Drug Dependence Becomes Drug Addiction... In my office hangs an Advertising Council public service ad from the late 60’s/early 70’s entitled “Diagram of a Drug Abuser.
Sure it will help. Any other drug will help, but it is addicting as well so please be careful if you decide to go that root and I don't recommend it. The Thomas Recipe will help ease the withdrawal, aside from the Valium, I agree with it. Please look to go the non-drug use to get through the withdrawal and to the other side.
2 years ago, i had back surgery. Was on morphine pump for 4 days. What a cool feeling! Went home with a drug prescription. Has only enough for a week. Tried to renew the script with doc, but he was not available. (Neurosurgon in big city hospital). Last week, i had really bad cramping so went to the er. They tested and told me i had IBS. (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). Was allowed Demerol. I asked for it as many times as i could.
That was my only experience with any other prescription painkiller except for hydros (which I've taken for years and years now --ugh). Thanks again for your thoughts on the euphoria vs. sleepiness issue. I guess our brain chemistries are just different than those who experience the euphoria on hydros -- ya think? Geez, I wish just once I would have experienced that euphoria -- just to know first-hand what some of these folks are talking about.
And that would be as oppossed to hydrocodone, codeine, morphine, heroin and a few others. The methadone wanted to stay around forever. Several weeks of standard physical w/d's and then months of mental things. Possibly up to a full year to get back in any kind of decent shape. Would highly recommend the Amino Acid Protocols for feeding yourself the right stuff for the post w/d period.....
I was recently hospitalized for a kidney infection which was the most painful experience of my life! They first have me Morphine which gave me migraines. Then I was on Dilaudid for a few days. That helped greatly. I went back to my doctor today cause the pain in my Kidney is coming back. I haven't had to take meds for it till the past few days. He gave me Oxycodone. I have taken it a few times before, and I think i reacted well to it.
Ive heard a lot of people say Sub did nothing for pain or very minimal at best. I am planning on going on one or the other to get off hydrocodone once and for all, but I have both chronic and acute pain and will need pain control. difficult spot.
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