Hydrocodone withdrawal symptoms acetaminophen

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At any rate, through some strange twist of fate, Clonidine is one of the few high blood pressure medications that actually lowers my hypertension without causing blistering headaches, as all the others I tried did. But I'm afraid that it didn't quell the withdrawal symptoms from hydrocodone when I stopped taking Norco cold turkey. Perhaps, though, this is because I take it (Clonidine) on a daily basis. Still, I've yet to find anyone for whom it did much good where withdrawal was concerned.
If not, your symptoms should have started within 24-36 hrs after stopping. Most withdrawal symptoms (the acute ones) are over after 7-10 days, with some lingering symptoms lasting as long as a month in some people. Sometimes the post-acute withdrawal depression can last for several months. If you are not feeling better soon it is likely that you are not experiencing withdrawal but some other problem.
5 pills 14 hours later 4875 mg (Mon) 6 pills 23 hours later 3900 mg (Tues) (with attempe\ted CWE which I dont believe worked correctly) 5 more pills 8 hours later 3250 mg (Tuesday night at 7 pm, no CWE) Its been approx 80 hours since my last dose and I was reading online that 72-96 hours is where liver failure occurs from acetaminophen overdose....
I am trying to tapper of of them instead of cold turkey hoping that I can still function to live my life and take care of my children. If anybody has any suggestions on how to control the withdrawal symptoms please let me know? I am suffering but need help because I am really through with the pills this time and I want my life back.
Hi, I've been reading other posts regarding weaning off of Vicodin (10/325 hydrocodone/acetaminophen). While some of the stories are very similar, my main concern is my body's reaction to the draw-down/elimination of the drug. I first went through this process about 10 years ago after a knee surgery where I truly abused hydrocodone; taking up to 170MGs a day. I cold turkey'd off of it that time and didn't sleep and/or feel well for about 6 days.
You may probably be one of the rare ones who are extremely lucky to have only mild withdrawals. With Hydrocodone you should be way farther into some unpleasant symptoms by now and on top of that you are sleeping. That tells me you will probably get off lucky this time. I have not slept for 8 days before even on just hydrocodone! Even though it is easy this time you should never go back because it may not be so easy next time and that is also a poisonous dose of acetaminophen you were taking.
I have been on HydroCodone-Acetaminophen 10-325 for about four months for severe back pain due to osteo-arthritis and bulging disks, etc. in my spine. I started out taking two pills a day - one in the a.m. and one in the p.m. I decided to reduce the dosage as I had a dreadful withdrawal about a year ago while on Oxycontin. Is it possible to feel symptoms after cutting out one pill a day?
I'm having withdrawal symptoms I didn't expect. Light headedness, the runs, blood pressure going up, and general fatigue. Lots of fatigue. And some irritability. I am hoping that these symptoms begin to decrease soon. Well, they have gotten better than it was in the first 2 days. I am still wondering how long I can expect to have these side effects of withdrawal?
Any form of hydrocodone with acetaminophen(tylenol), vicodin being the most prescribed is safe when monitored in pregnancy. Doctors do not like to give hydrocodone/motrin combinations as motrin (ibubrofen, advil etc) thins the blood and tylenol does not. I can't take acetaminophen/opiate combination meds as the combination of tylenol with an opiate does not sit well with my body so I've always taken vicoprofen(motrin/hydrocodone) for pain and at times during pregnancy also.
Percs are oxycodone and acetaminophen , not hydrocodone. How many you taking of what popeye? and for how long?
just FYI, the pills you are taking are most likely 5mg hydrocodone and 500mg acetaminophen (Tylenol, APAP). my advice to you is to taper off. this will be the least painful method (although i wouldn't expect your withdrawal from 2-3 pills to be very harsh at all). if you don't think you can control yourself during the taper (tapering is HARD!) find a friend you trust, give them your pills and have them give you your daily ration every day. let's say you're taking 3 per day.
does taking ambien slow down the withdrawal of hydrocodone? my body won't take getting off both at the same time.
i have severe osteoarthritis in my lower back and have been taking norco (hydrocodone 10/325) for several years. my dose is 4 (40mg) - sometimes 5 per day. i went down to 30mg and began going through withdrawal. i'm affected at night with body aches and restless legs that drive me crazy. However, if i stay at 40mg, which i'm doing now, then i'm ok.
Many MANY people feel that hydrocodone is not a very good pain reliever. Other than providing a 'buzz' (i.e. "euphoria"), it doesn't really mitigate pain that well. Perhaps that is why the entire world (except the USA) has BANNED its use! Whereas morphine is the mother-of-all opiates, the prototype opiate, the 'original' opiate! Morphine can mitigate just about any kind of pain (that's why it's been used in the battlefield for decades).
I would appreciate any feedback to concerns I am having about Hydrocodone. I started taking 2 .5/500 (Lortab 7.5) after a car accident a little over a year ago for carpal tunnel syndrome in both wrist and 3 damaged disks in my neck. I have since had surgery on both wrist and that pain has subsided, however, no decision about my neck has been made and the Dr. continues to prescribe the Hydro. Is taking only 2 per day considered a problem or addition?
If someone has never taken opiates before starts, it can take a few weeks for them to develop physical dependance and withdrawal when they stop. For addict though, the brain changes have taken place, and re-addiction after detox can take place within 24 to 72 hours after starting the meds again. If you stay off the meds for 6 months to a year, you brain will go back to normal and it takes a week or more for addiction to occur.
I am convinced that these are the symptoms of codeine/hydrocodone withdrawal. WHAT do I do about this? I can't STAND it!!! I have three children to take care of (two of them are babies). I can't take care of myself now because I am "sick" so to speak. I have been completely honest with my husband about this. He agrees that this is probably withdrawal, I need to do "cold turkey" (what choice do I have anyway?) and tough it out for the next week or so.
Hydrocodone can be found without acetaminophen. There is a combination of hydrocodone and ibuprofen which is called vicoprofen. Just an FYI.
btw, hydrocodone does not contain acetaminophen. Medications like Vicodin and Norco contain both hydrocodone and acetaminophen, but hydrocodone is itself a semi-synthetic opioid, similar to oxycodone.
I think it is all in your head. I can't imagine you would have any serious withdrawal symptoms after a week. Why invite trouble? Since you said you are not physically sick, move on and enjoy yourself. Maybe get out a take a brisk walk or do something that you enjoy doing.
I had lung surgery 8 weeks ago. I was released on 1-2 oxycodone/acetaminophen 5/325 every 4/6 hours. I took two about every 5 hours. This dose took my pain down to about a 4. I believe my pain is/was a little more pronounced due to my surgery starting out as the diVinci robot, then switching to VATS, then switching to the full blown thoracotomy. There was a lot of manipulation inside and out. I was hospitalized for 3 days. Four days after discharge I was re- hospitalized with pneumonia.
Long-term opioid medication creates tolerance, and because of tolearnce, you need increased doses of opioid medication to acheive the same degree of analgesia. Withdrawal is the nervous system's reaction to the "detox" from these medications. Managing the withdrawal symptoms of an infant will be a innocuous process of weaning him/her down slowly over the first month or two of life.
I went from taking 6-8 vic 5/500mg down to one vic and a half and so on and so. This method works better...you won't experience half the withdrawal symptoms you do if you go cold turkey. I've been taking Xanax 25mg but half maybe once or twice a day. Taking vit. B blends and hot hot showers also helps with the fatigue and restlessness. The worse part for me though Is more mental...its a battle. I know it has to be done because its just gonna get worse if I don't put an end to it.
You are so correct on all the symptoms while taking the Fioricet...I could stay up all night! Just never get tired...so once in awhile I will take a half of an Ambien, maybe once a week..for a good nights sleep. But I find that it gives me a terrific headache by morning...then I reach for the Fioricet. Haven't had any Ambien for over a week now and I have been sleeping pretty good since cutting back on the F's. I also know that my state of mind...happy or sad...
ich! Anyway, I have searched all over the net trying to find a list of withdrawal symptoms from Hydrocodone, and it seems no two sites can agree. And all the information I've found about how long the symptoms last are usually dealing with someone who's been taking a lot more per day than I have, and for a lot longer. So here are my questions: First, can someone point to a reliable web site where they list the symptoms? Second, how long I can expect this general lousy feeling last?
I haven't had any for a week and am not suffering any of the physical withdrawal symptoms I have read about here on the forum. However, I really do miss it. During this past bout with the cough, I normally took only 1 teaspoon of the Tussionex a day. The normal dosage is 2 teaspoons a day (1 ever 12 hours). There were probably a total of 10 times over the 8 months that I took 2 teaspoons in a day (mostly to relieve stress).
Hi & help! I have been taking Hydrocodone for 5 yrs. now for migraines. I am not insured due to the cost of health insurance since I am self-employed. My mother (God bless her) was my supplier. She did not mean any harm, just trying to help me with my migraines. Due to her having wonderful health insurance (3 coverages) my mother was able to have unlimited quantities of Hydrocodone due to previous back surgeries and dealing with elderly pains.
I'm afraid that i won't be able to get down the vitamins that i would like to take to make the withdrawal symptoms easier. Plus, when i'm in withdrawal, i can't eat. My health has suffered through these times of drug-use, my weight is already very low. I can't afford to loose any pounds. I know it's going to be hard to get healthy food down. When i'm hurting, if i can get any food down, it's sweets. Basically, i'm afraid of getting to weak! I am past nervous about all of this!
It is a wonderful detox med (I've used it several times), and what it basically does is binds to your opiate receptors in place of the opiate, then is gradually withdrawn leaving you with virtually no withdrawal symptoms. The problem is you have to get shots of it, and they usually only do it within the context of a program (i.e. inpatient or outpatient drug rehab). Since you are at a low dosage, I think you can do a taper with good chance of success.