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My question is does the risk for Pancreatitis increase if Vicodin is also taken with the alcohol? I was injured recently and prescribed Vicodin and soon after developed acute Pancreatitis. Would that have played any part or just fatty foods and alcohol?
Could someone please tell me how they manage their pain at home! I was given vicodin and have had CP for the last 7 years! It is not working on the pain! HELP!? This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/234035'>Chronic Pancreatitis</a>.
My grndmother dies from pancreatic cancer, my father has alcoholic pancreatitis, and my sister has pancreatitis. Many DR. we have talked with say this disease is NOT hereditary but I feel that in many cases it is. My father was an alcoholic most of my life, now recovered he has this lasting effect. His pancreas is severly damaged, the DR said if he drank again it would kill him.
However, she has never had these symptoms with her fibromyalgia until she started experiencing pancreatitis s/sx. Unrelieved with Vicodin/Fentanyl patch, periods of improvement then exacerbation. She has protein 1+ in urine but all other labs WNL. C/O weakness, fatigue, has very little urine output, pins/needles sensation in extremities. Describes pain as "fullness/pressure" and she believes it is very different from pancreatitis or colitis pain.
I am a 41 year old woman who has been recently diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis ( trauma to pancreas). I am otherwise healthy and would like to know what the risks are for pregnant women with my condition. I not yet pregnant but I am considering it. Please help.
I haven't been back in the hospital since the beginning of September for the gallstone and the pancreatitis (that is what the GI dr. are calling it) but I'm still having a lot of stomach pain and problems. If you all didn't know, in August I went to my pain management dr. and told him the vicodin wasn't holding the pain. At that time he gave me Opana 10mg long term and break through pain meds. I found the Opana to be a pretty good pain control, but it was also over 80.
My life is so boring now that I feel vicodin is the only thing I have to have fun. I just work, take vicodin, work out, take vicodin, come home, and take vicodin. Maybe some shopping in there. One of my favorite things in the world is to take vicodin and go shopping. I need some advice on how to help kick this thing at home. With my job there would be no way I could go to a rehab with out everyone in the world finding out and losing my job. I like my job.
I am sorry to hear about your friends' loss. 20 to 40 vicodin per day is a huge amount of opiod narcotic. The amount certainly would play a role in the babies' deaths. With that amount of vicodin, there is the risk the baby will receive a significant amount of the opiod. Respiratory failure will result from large amounts of this drug. As for pancreatitis - again, large amounts of vicodin may contribute to this disease.
my Dad is 57 and has been a heavy acholic for atleat 30 yrs he was a heavy coke and meth user for 27 of those and he wont stop drinking he will not go to the liver specialist and i just got him out of the hospital were they had to drain from the back to the pancreatitis and 2 days home he is drinking crown...
I hope someone out there can help me. For 14 years, I have suffered abdominal attacks in my diaframe very high up in the area between my rib cages. The pain mimics pancreatic pain. The pain is so horrible that I almost wish I could die. It usually lasts 20 to 30 minutes, but can be longer. I am paralized during these attacks & can't move. They usually occur 4 to 6 times a year with milder attacks in between the more serious attacks. Lately, they are becoming more frequent.
I am a 40 yr old male and I have been taking 2-4 Vicodin a day for the past three years. A medical doctor prescribed it for me after it was discovered I suffered bone degeneration in my lower 2 disk vertebrea. At the time I thought little of taking a prescription painkiller. Now after my first 6 days of no longer taking Vicodin I am realizing how powerful of a substance it actually is. I'm having withdrawal symptoms I didn't expect.
Does anyone know if a year and a half of using ALOT of vicodin have long term affects on my body? I know it also has acetaminophen but i'm not sure excactly how much each Norco 10 has and I was using about 15 pills including soma each time I used. I used sometimes 2 or 3 days straight and would lay off a day or two. I would sometimes have alcohol with. I know all that has to bruise your insides but I dont plan to use anymore and thats why i'm a member of this site now.
41 F 5'6" 170#. 2 yrs of moderate Vicodin usage d/t DDD. smoker,nondrinker Acalculous cholecystitis Removed 3 yrs ago (7% function). >1 cm colon polyp removed '04 (father died of liver/colon cancer). In March had upper & lower GI, beginnings of Barrett's and diverticlitis. Chronic diarrhea for over 4 wks (mucus,fatty), lost 20 lbs, couldn't eat much, severe mid abdominal and back pain. Slight elevation of amalayse and white count. Dr sent me to hospital poss d/x pancreatitis.
I am currently addicted to Vicodin ES. I am taking (when I have it) anywhere from 10-15 a day. I have been addicted for about 18 months, hardcore for the last 6 months or so. I have to take at least 5 at a time to feel normal. The other day when I ran out, of course I was going thru horrible wd's. Sweating (palms and soles of feet mostly), agitation, thoughts, etc and etc.
Over several years of taking vicodin could it possibly cause a bleeding pancrese . Resulting in death?
pancreatitis is very painfull and isialy radiates in your left side and into your back,you have to watch eating much of anything with pancreatitis,and no alcohol exct. pain meds can actualy aggrivate the pancreatitis...that pain has nothing to do with your gallbladder as it is gone now,now its the pancreas.
I also have pancreatitis and take medication (adderall) for add. Well, I see a doctor for my pancreatitis and my add at the same time. I do not abuse the adderall. He told me that he needed to send me to the lab for some simple blood tests. Ok, no prob. He sends me for lab work all the time for my pancreas. Well, that sob gave me a drug test. I called his office because I thought he made a mistake on the paper. He told me not to worry about it.
i just found out my grown son has a vicodin addiction. he had alcohol problems and was hospitalized in the past. he quit drinking a year ago after a bout with pancreatitis. now, i have learned he is addicted to vicodin. i am scared to death that his liver will fail. how can i help him and lead him towards treatment.? he does not know i have learned of this addiction to pain meds but i will not ignore this . he is wonderful and i must do something to help. any insight will be appreciated.
I would suggest seeing the surgeon. If your gallbladder is sick it could become infected and cause more problems. Gallbladder removal is one of the most common surgeries and can be performed as an out patient. I went in at 6:30am and was home in bed by 1:30pm. But go see the surgeon and discuss your options.
my bladder was at about 83% so that is fine.
I have done some reading and it's rare but possible to have completely normal labs not showing major signs of illness but have pancreatitis. I think it was called minimal change chronic pancreatitis. I seriously wonder if that's what I have. I'm hoping this new GI looks at the whole picture and can put this puzzle together. Pain this bad has to be coming from somewhere. In the mean time, I will give the Ativan a chance to see if it helps.
I was up and around and out the door 4 days after my hysterectomy 2 years ago, stopped taking vicodin before I even left the hospital. I am having zero trouble with the incisions or the incision sights; they are healing great. HOWEVER, my rib area feels like someone repeatedly kicked me. Ice packs and vicodin are becoming less effective in dealing with the pain. I am wondering if they accidently bruised my liver during surgery.
I can't even take a pain killer because I go into this severe pain and double over(I had a tooth taken out and took a vicodin and sent me into another attack). This can't be normal as the pain goes into the mid back.
My Mother's boyfriend went into the hospital two weeks ago because of problems with his pancreas (he has had pancreatitis because of alcoholism-he doesn't drink anymore supposedly.) A few days into his hospital visit, he started showing withdrawal symptoms and began having D.T's. They had my mom check if he had any alcohol in the house, he didn't. He was prescribed vicodin for back pain after a surgery 3 months ago, and for some reason the doctor keeps refilling it.
He has been taking Vicodin but his pain is so severe, it barely works. The symptoms had the doctors so stumped and go us so confused now. 1st he had cirrhosis and a mass in his enlarged pancreas. Then he had no cirro and no mass. Then his spleen was swollen, then it wasn't. Stones have never been seen in his gallbladder. He has hugh bulging varices in his esoph and red spots in his stomach wall. Please help asap!!! They want to gall bladder removal surgery in 2 days and maybe an ERCP!
As a nurse, I feel it is important to tell you that your pancreas problems, I am assuming it is pancreatitis, can be HEAVILY affected by your Vicodin intake. It is a sort of catch 22 - pancreatitis is painful, so you take painkillers, which exacerbate the pancreatitis and cause more pain, and lead to you using more painkillers, ect...I feel in your specific case, I would taper faster.
I just posted a few minutes ago to ask anyone's opinion of suboxone for pain control to stay off vicodin, but I have had some experience with it for withdrawal when I ran out of vicodin. I had no withdrawal symptoms at all with it, felt well enough to go about my day. When I ran out of vicodin without it I had all the withdrawal symptoms. So am glad you have it, hope you do OK.
When I was diagnosed with the Sarc I was prescribed Azathioprine which I found out over the three years I took it has damaged my pancreas and I am left with debilitating chronic pancreatitis. My liver enzymes over the years have been elevated off and on but no jaundice just fatty liver. Because my ANA is so high and I tested positive for the RA they went ahead and tested me for lupus.
They saw fat and calcification in the form of a tooth on the ct scan consistent with a dermoid. I left the hospital with a vicodin prescription and went to see my GP the next day. She referred me to an OBGYN and I saw him yesterday. The pain subsided a day or so after my hospital visit and I feel basically normal now except that I am obsessively anxious about it being cancer. Even though I know 98% are benign I'm terrified. I cant stop googling and am just freaking out!
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