Strength of percocet vs vicodin

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Carol~ No,you wouldn't have had any kind of withdrawal going to Percocet from Vicodin. Whatever occured was unrelated. Percocet is stronger than Vicodin. Try not to over think this. It will be what it is...it won't be the worst thing you'll go through. Just not pleasant. It's truly like having the flu...
I am trying to take only 10 percocet a day and survive. WHat does 10 percocet equate to in terms of ES vicodin? I am having some pretty nasty nausea at night and heart palpitations and nausea dizzyness. I have cut down overnight from 14 to 15 pills daily to 10 pills daily and it is causing me some of the nastiest withdrawal I have ever had yet from it. I think I tried to taper off to quick, but in the past I have never had to taper like this.
By seeing that they are happy and over the effects of their use, it gives you hope and strength to make it. You have the added benefit of being young (I didn't start trying to quit until 29). Remember, doing it now will be MUCH easier than later. The longer you use, the more you lose. Whether you wean or quit cold is simply a choice, but whatever you do don't choose to continue. I wish you the best and post again.
I know from experience that if you get drug tested, and if you are tested for opiates and are taking vicodin, it will come up positive. Likewise if you are taking percocet. Percs will show + for opiates, as will vicodin, oxycontin, darvocet, roxicet, etc etc... you get my drift. There is no way they tell whether you're taking percs or vikes- what they CAN do, if they have the time/and or resources is test for the amount of opiates in your system- but they seldom do that.
I wouldn't have had the resolve or the strength to get off percocet(20+/day for many years) until i took care of the relentless back pain that would continually grind me into submission; i also had two lumbar surgeries, from disc herniation(s). I don't think there is any reason to suffer from the pain(and the guilt from taking the pills) There are several pieces of good news to your story.......you haven't been on oxycodone that long(i don't think you mentioned how much?
There is no way i would've been able to stay clean without being in rehab. I really underestimated the strength of this addiction. How strong of a grip it has on me. I thought it was getting over physical withdrawal and ill be fine. wow how i was wrong. I find myself with intense cravings almost paralyzing. Its to the point where im stuck thinking about it and i cant do anything else, it takes a hold of my life. It ***** to say that im still suffering.
I took percocet for 6yrs I am now coming off of them as of 4 days ago. I ended up in the ER because they caused me so many problems. The doctor gave me meds. Does it get easier at this point they are always on my mind I am trying to look forward. I can't drink liquids. I don't even know if this makes sense at this point.
If you have been on any kind of opiates for a long period of time.....Vicodin, percocet...etc.. PLEASE be aware that if you stop you can put yourself at risk for seizures. I have had two friends suffer from seizures because the abruptly switched from Vicodin to Ultram. Ultram lowers you seizure thrushold and can trigger seizures. So PLEASE PLEASE just be careful. One other thing regarding everyone's comments. I believe ultram can be addicting, but not as much as other actually narcotics.
i've been taking percocet, vicodin, oxcontin, morphine patches for some time. i started taking percocet to get throught the day because i had alot of severe back pain, several surgeries, and several years later i'm still taking vicodin and percocet. i hate what i've become i don't know how to feel anymore. i used to work for a doctor who gave me all the medication i wanted, and then deceided to be super doctor and stop. now my life is find one doctor after another who will help.
Anyway, I fully realize and even expect I could be here tommorow or the next day or the next crying in my wheaties, asking for strength again, because of the next hurdle. Today I just want to say _thanks_ for the strength over the last couple of weeks. I know one thing now, I didn't know last week. I can win/I will win - with God's help, and the people in this place.......
I'm hoping these morphine ER tabs don't make me too drowsey, if so I will need to go back to the Vicodin or Percocet. One more quick question, my Dr. says a 10 mg perc is the same as a 10 mg vicodin but the percs seem stronger to me. What's your opinion on that? Thanks again for the help.
As of a little over a week ago I had been taking 40 - 50 mg of oxycodone (percocet) per day as prescribed + ocassional hydrocodone in between... I guess that I can ask the doc about Clonidine, but he doesn't seem too keen on prescribing those types of drugs... No problem for him apparently prescribing the addicitve meds tho... I'm not blaming him, he knew I needed help and I needed pain pills to function.
Shelly if you look under the posting vicodin/percocet withdrawl you will see some postings from Brian to BOB and Bob to Brian. Brian answered this question for me. Im sure you will find what you need to know there. This is what the doctor will be using on me next week to help me get clean. I understand it is only for three days but I feel Im going to make it with this great head start.
do some reading and some soul searching and lean on all of us on the forum for strength. But don't have a pity party....it just makes your time drag. Rejoice!! you are getting your life back, taking control and telling all your bad habits "NO MORE!!!" and that you are in charge of your life from this moment on.
I am fighting day 4 off of vicodin so the withdrawals are hellish. Maybe not having suffered the pain of withdrawal made it too easy for your mind to wander back to the drugs. Believe me, 4 days of this hell going through withdrawals has given me psychological strength beyond belief. I NEVER want to feel this bad again. Maybe you have to suffer the side effects of withdrawal to realize exactly what you have done to yourself and realize that this is a path you will never want to walk again.
I'm a mom of 2 and pregnant with #3, but earlier this year I decided to stop a pain management program cold turkey and I had been taking 5mg vicodin 3x a day for months, and pain medicine of different types and dosages pretty regularly before that. I had no abuse issues but like your daughter my body was hooked. I quit the same week that we closed on buying our house and had to move AND fix up the new house with paint and renovation...AND watch my 2-year-old and 9-month old by myself.
Glad to see lots of people giving helpful advice on this. I just made my decision to stop yesterday after my last pill at 1pm. I was using vic for the last year and a half to help me move past my divorce and have the energy to keep up with two small kids. Well I realized in the last 6months that even though I was only taking about 2pills a day sometimes as much as 4 that I was addicted. It made me feel like I was just trying to get through everyday and not really living.
My 36 year old son is coming home tomorrow and he has asked me to help him through an at home detox off of vicodin. I guess he occassionaly uses oxycoton but primarily used vicodin. I think this is a 3-4 year addiction, escalating to the point of popping up to 20- .75m vicodin at a time. That sounds unbelievable to me, but I am certain that is what he told me. We plan to go "cold turkey" as he has lost his job, and we have no money and no insurance for him to see a doctor for help.
It got to the point that I was tired of the dumb ****. I also was so uncomfortable because when I got clean before off the Percocet and Soma, I actually had a hard time talking. My vocabulary was all screw up. Literally! I was so conscience about myself ALL the time and I felt worse going then not. I did stay clean for 2 years off everything though. And listening at NA did help. Don't get me wrong. I didn't start abusing this until I started this damn diet!
I am David aged 55 and employed as a postman/driver/sorter, well up until 38 months ago I had never been into hospital,well boy was that about to change.
I was on Tramadol until I was 29 years old which is when I switched to Vicodin and then a year later, Morphine ER w/ Percocet for breakthrough pain and at the beginning of this year, I was switched to Opana ER w/ Percocet for breakthrough pain which has worked far better than anything I have tried before. I do worry about my tolerance but I also know that my son is now 6 years old and I already missed out on so much already, I don't want to miss out on any more.
I have been on 100mg of Topamax since the end of April. I immediately experienced the loss of appetite. I seaked the advice of a naturopath to use it to my advantage because I had about 80 pounds to lose. I see him every Friday and since then, I have lost 43 pounds...:-) It has not been difficult. It seems like he weight is coming off on its own now. I don't crave anything. I'm hoping to reach my goal by January.
Oxycodone (contained in percocet, roxicodone, oxycontin) is about 2 times the strength of morphine (i.e., 10 mg of morphine equals 5 mg of oxycodone). Therefore, 5 mg of oxycodone is about 16 mg of hydrocodone so oxycodone is about 3 times stronger than hydrocodone. However, geminigirl is right in that everyone is different. I have read that some say hydrocodone works better for their pain than percocet and viceversa. For me, percocet works a lot better for my pain.
I just recently had a 3 level fusion, im on day 23 after surgery, i've experienced many of the same problems as the rest of you, my worry at this point is the loss of strength in my arms especially my right arm i have alot of numbness in my right arm ive been to the hospital for it they prescribed a cycle of steroids that hellped but now the numbness and pain are still there. Is this weakness permanent or will it go away with some physical therapy?
I appreciate your perception as far as pain vs getting high. I have a few theories on the management of pain, or should I say the mismanagement of pain. I believe we are made to feel ashamed of being in pain. We are treated as though we are "weak" or something. Maybe we should try a little harder. I also believe that this is what is behind assisted suicide. The shame that people feel when they have to bear extreme pain or even be on pain medication.
I suffer from chronic back pain, also called failed back syndrome, due to 6 major back surgeries. I currently take 8 Vicodin (10/500mg) and 4 Soma (350mg) to control my back pain and severe muscle spasms. Without taking these medications I am unable to walk or sit for more than a few minutes at a time and I terrified that the medications that I take will damage my baby. I have searched the Internet and have been unable to find any information on what my medications can do to my baby.
Again, whom am I kidding – I also have been taking a 7.5 vicodin in between my allotted percocet pill times since Day 1 of this ‘weaning process’ BUT I haven’t told anyone that, nor will I at this point… IF I can’t even go down to 3 of the strong 10 mg percs a day without issue, how the hell and I going to go down to half strength, etc??? OMG!
You are taking your medication as prescribed. The vicodin is not very potent in terms of strength and 84 pills is not very much for an entire month. The max dose of vicodin that you can take is 8 pills a day which results in 240 pills a month. Your doctor is not giving you much to go on for relief of your pain. Could you see another physician to see if they would manage your pain?
A Food and Drug Administration panel voted this week to pull from the market drugs that contain a combination of narcotics and acetaminophen, including Vicodin and Percocet. The concern is it can cause liver damage when taken in too high of a dose. The worry is obviously those who abuse these drugs and take them in too high of dosages. Doctors say the drugs are safe when taken correctly. So, in other words.
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