Neurontin vs vicodin

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I've been taking 30 Vicodin HPs a week for a year now, but I am still suffering and I am finding it difficult to concentrate after taking Vicodin. I want to stop taking Vicodin before I become more dependant on it than I already am. My Dr. has suggested switching to Ultram in the past. Some pharmacist say that Ultram is addictive while others say it is not. Before I switch to another medication I would like to know what I am getting myself into. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
I've been taking about 6 Vicodin a day for over & year & now I'm out. What will the withdrawal be like? Anything I can do as far as over the counter products or easy to obtain herbal or natural remedies? Please answer fast.
Not sure if it overides the wd's with the side effects it produces which can be mentally acknowledged, but comparing a c/t I did back in April vs a week taper at the end of July, the wd's while taking the neurontin were not as bad as the first time..Clonidine also helped which was something else my doctor gave me..Suppose to help restabilize a person's sleep pattern's..
Percocet (oxycodone) is stronger than Vicodin (hydrocodone). Percocet is typical prescribed in 5mg doses. Hydrocodone is also typically prescribed in 5mg doses. At these levels percocet is definitly the stronger drug. Norco a brand of hydrocodone that comes in 10mg pills, and is there for equivalent to 2 normal hydro pills. People get confused and think it is stronger because they are taking two pills in one.
I've had no temptation to take more methadone than prescribed, though I can't say the same for the Vicodin. I took Vicodin more often than originally prescribed (40mg vs about 20mg prescribed) and had to go to a street source to supplement my supply of Vicodin. My latest prescription has been for my actual use of 30-40mg/day. I've always taken the Vicodin to control actual pain, though, rather than for the "high." I plan to taper the methadone by one daily dose per week or so.
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.
Hi, My daughter, 19, had her wisdom teeth out a few weeks ago. She was given vicodin 50, 1-2 every 4-6 as needed for pain. She found 1 was not enough and was taking 2 every 6 hours. She ended up with complications and an extended recovery and pain, so the Dr. gave her a new script. We asked for 75 as 50 wasn't working and 2 x 50 (100) was too much, making her really high and sleepy.
I was not aware that the FDA had forced the Vicodin manufacture to reduce the amount of tylenol so that it is less than half of what it was I wish this had been available when I treated because I was in a lot of pain but the vicodin contained so much tylenol I did not feel safe taking it My doctor had said I could take up to 2,000 mg of tylenol which would have been two vicodin so I took nothing but the Neurontin. Because this Vicodin 5/300 and 7.
I have been on opiates for about 8 years and I want my normal life back, I dont buy them from the streets, Im prescribed them for pain. My doc has me on Vicodin, Oxycontin and Hydropmophs. I've been on Vicodin for 8 years but the other two for about a year. Im trying to quit cold turkey but I feel its impossible. I get the hot/cold sweats, aches, going to the bathroom, I feel like death..
I took 2 aleve on thursday morning (had been taking them all week), which had been helping with the pain, but had an allergic reaction (closed throat feeling), along with (what i thought was ) hives. Doc said i had shingles, gave me acyclovir, prednosine, and some vicodin. He told me to follow up this week with my reg doctor. I did that today, and my doc told me prednosine may not be effective, especially if i got a weird, "wired" feeling from it.
(this plus the usual nightmare symptoms) -- I decided to become proactive and not just lay in bed kicking. I took two 400mg Neurontin plus eight CELESTIAL SLEEPYTIME EXTRA capsules (Valerian / Kava Kava / St Johns Wort) and was finally able to get some healing sleep.
I have different diagnois, Degenerative Disk Disease vs degenerative Facet Joints, VS SI disease. I take Methadone 60 mg a day, ( down from 90 mg a day ) as well as Lortab for breakthrough pain and use a TENS Unite, which doesnt do much. I have been taking Methadone for almost 5 years and realize I can not continue to take this the rest of my life, but workmans comp refuses to do much of anything as my case is about 8 1/2 years old already.
There are many different pills containing hydrocodone, Lorcet is simply 10mg vs. 5mg with Vicodin. All drugs containing hydrocodone are very addicting.
I would be in big trouble with the hubby. I also have HepC. I had a decision to make, quantity of life vs quality. I choose the quality. 3 kids and 7 grandbabies. If you are in pain because of an injury or paralisys and you have done everything humanly possible to rid yourself of pain. Then I would not be concerned about having to take meds because of it. Don't let anyone give you a hard time because you take pain meds. My husband has experienced the before and after.
so thanx to all for the posts, they truly do help others and I have never joined a group or forum thingy before and hope to daily update ya on my feelings and progress and appreciate all the good words and help...I easily can take over 100 mg of Vicodin daily and scares the heck out of me to go off but gotta do it, gotta do it!!!
I developed right lower abd pain in that area that sent me down the path for chrons vs in trapped nerve. I had a ct, mra, two colonoscopies, injection of steroids and anesthesia, and a small bowel follow through. (bentyl was prescribed and did not help.) Because I can not do my job on narcotics, I would only except two ultram RX, and one vicodin RX: . I had been given an Rx: for neurotin, but was told not to take it by the vascular surgeon I was referred to.
such as vicodin, codeine, etc) will result in PROFOUND DISAPPOINTMENT and more importantly may cause you to prematurely put aside one of the few medications that can produce long-term profound pain relief. In other words an expectation that they will work like other common pain relieving meds will "burn" (cause you to reject) a drug that might--if used differently with different expectations—have been very successful.
I have severe RA throughout my body and know from experience that Vicodin was making my pain worse. After detoxing off the pain meds (was using for 8 months) I found that an increase in Celebrex and Advil helped me more than the pain pills. Now, with the weather changes, I spend the evening w/hot & cold, hot & cold, etc. It's not as much fun as 'flying on Vicodin', but I am sober for 5 days now and feel the world is a great place to live in.
Chronic Pain (CP) is never fun and with it comes many of the symptoms that you describe. Addiction vs dependency has been the subject of many a thread on this forum. It is my opinion and that of many good physicians that drug addiction differs from the drug dependency. I do not say it as well as others do. Ppl with true chronic pain that take their narcotics as prescribed are dependant on narcotics to ease their pain. Addicts are addicted to the high that narcotics provide them.
I've taken all the other types of pain meds (like Ultram and Neurontin, etc.) prior to Vicodin (I refused percoset, Oxy, and morphine-Kadian). How/where do I find a doctor that will understand my needs and believe that I have no interest in getting "stoned" just would prefer to stay active and have my pain decreased.
i have been tapering off of oxy's for a few months, the dr gave me a script for a med i have ever heard of today, its name is neurontin, said he has been having good luck with it, and not addictive, we have high hope's of it doing the job, i sure want to be off of the oxy's. take care and peace to all. lee.
5 vicodins a day, in between the percs, since Day 1 of this weaning – even tho some days I only took 2 percs VS the 3 prescribed 10 mg (2 percs 10 mg + 2 vicodin 7.5)… So, yesterday I took 5-6 times, ½ pills though (5 mg), so it’s basically where the doc intends to put me next week: 5 pills per day, but 5 mg, same strength as I’m already doing effective yesterday (1 wk early).
Tylenol 3, oxcodone, Vicodin, Tramadol, morphine, Percocet. (I've also taken Cymbalta and Clonidine for nerve pain. I couldn't tolerate the Cymbalta and I'm still taking the Clonidine. I figure once I get whatever is going on under control I can switch back to the oxycodone. But for right now, I need to have continued good pain control with as few side effects as possible. Thanks for any insight!!!
Hi Vicodin the brand version has changed their formulation to reduce the tylenol. I found that out recently when I asked for the brand of 5/500 and was told there was no brand, only a generic. I came home to type what happened to brand Vicodin and found out. So, I called my doctor to request the brand with the much lower tylenol. I don't know if you really want or need to start on methadone. That is something that would be in your system 24/7 and would then require detox.
I don't know how much help I can be since I am 2 months post tx but I was prescribed remeron (antidepressant) that helps with sleep. (the soluable tabs work much better and faster) also I was given Vicodin for joint pain. The remeron I started a month before tx. Good luck to you.
If you were prescribed Lortabs, your acetaminophen intake was under the daily limit. But if you were prescribed Vicodin, your acetaminophen intake was slightly above the daily limit (i.e., 4,000 mg a day). I am sure your physician was also concerned about damage to your liver from taking so many pills in one week. As others as posted, it is great that your doctor agrees to still treat you despite noncompliance and is helping you with the withdrawal.
I know why they are doing what they are doing, but it still does not make me feel any better. I've read that vicodin stays in your system for up to 5 days. I'm having my next shot 3 days before my appointment. So the fentanyl will still be in my system. I'm hoping that that will be enough to get me through the drug test. The ulcer medicine I'm on can also give a false positive for THC so I'm kind of worried about that as well. I'm not a drug seeker by any means.
I have been put on Neurontin and am now in week 3 of the medication. So far it seems to be having an impact on the headaches and the elbow pain but nothing on the shoulder. I recentlyread inthis column that Neurontin is a psychiatric medication with the odd properties of having significant impact on neurologic injuies. My question is this...could the Neurontin have any effect on my PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) whose source is domestic abuse?
I used to take 'Viox, Soma, Flexeiril, Neurontin, Lido derm patches, Amitripiline, Vicodin, Norco, Percocet and even Diluadid. Currently I use Methadone, Celebrex, and ES 7. 5 /750 for breakthourgh pain, and also accupuncture which helped very little. I saw a pain management specialsit and he doesnt know what else to do except see the Neurosugreon as it has been almost 10 years ago that I hurt my back and I am tired of being in pain and not being able to do what I used to.
I was so unaware 11 years ago (and also in a lot of pain - even vicodin provided only some relief!) that I just took the elavil without knowing anything about it. Should I stay away from this? I am in my mid-forties now - aging makes us more vulnerable. Is there something else I could try for prevention that's safe? Thanks Worried in Michigan but originally from Boston!
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