Vicodin and codeine mix

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people quit taking vicodin at a much higher dose and never look back, they had said they just didn't feel good and never associated anything with withdrawal. You say you are sensitive to medication? has any other med you have taken produced the same kind of effect? are you on anything else and have you ever had a panic attack before?
As for the codeine, ten miligrams x 19 pills are equal to 190 mg. of codeine a day. I am on 120 of codeine and 1200 mg. of acetomenophene. [Did I spell that right?] In time the acetomenophene toxifies the liver. If taken in high doses [somewhere between 4000 and 7000] I have heard that it can do this instantly. I have tried to cut down the four T'3's a day but find myself almost impossible to live with. My blood pressure goes very high from stress.
There are periods where I use narcotics about a 4-6 weeks (vicodin and lately oxycontin) then I have to stop and it is so shattering. Many years ago I tried NA and it doesn't work for me. I also do not want to be put on shrink meds by a psychiatrist. What am I doing to myself medically? Because of life circumstances I don't see myself being able to stop soon. What is happening and what can I do?
I don't think I said that All that I said was to not mix acetaminophen and alcohol. Nothing was said as to the safety of the opiates. They and alcohol do not mix well since they hit the same receptors with variations.
My injury and subsequent problems brought on depression and low self esteem as well as weight gain and I found the Vicodin gave me a "euphoric feeling" and I could get through the day. What I found amazing is that my doctor kept okaying my prescriptions. I have tried many times to quit - sometimes as long as two weeks but the utter exhaustion and depression made it hard to keep going. Through this I have managed a full time job and taking care of a teenager.
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This includes drugs such as tramadol (Ultracet and Ultram) codeine (Tylenol #3, #4), Darvocet, Hydrocodone (Vicodin, Norco, Lortab and derivatives), Oxycodone (Endocet, Percocet, Oxycontin), Morphine, Demerol. Fentanyl, and Dilaudud. There are many other opiates not listed, so if you don’t see it listed, you can still use these suggestions if it’s an opiate based addiction. None of these apply to benzodiazepine based addictions. These addictions should never be dealt with by going cold turkey.
This is day 3 and a half that I have not taken vicodin! I have been using it everyday for about a year and a half.
Man, I didn't really realize what I REALLY said. You pointed it out quite clearly- thank you. I don't want to quit for myself. I know how stupid that sounds, I don't want to continue destroying myself, but damnit- I enjoy the vicodin. I think that most of us enjoy our "poison", and I don't think that lying to myself and trying to convince myself that I don't enjoy being on Vicodin will help me prevail.
Although, I was upfront with my p-doc about my problems in the past with vicodin and xanax and she gave me klonopin anyway. I should have done my research before taking it. I learned too little too late. My question is this: how to I come off both drugs at the same time or is that advisable? I've done extensive reading about the side effects of both. I don't want to end up in the ER by withdrawing too quickly. Any help would be appreciated.
And my fingers type too fast and without the edit feature on here...doh!!!... Vicodin...with an i...not an e as I accidentally typed.....silly Weathergirl!!
Any pain killer that is classified as even a partial opiate antagonist means it will at least partially neutralize or try to neutralize the effects of opiates like morphine, codeine, methadone, Vicodin. I know from many different correspondences with people who know, that, if you're on methadone as a maintenance drug, any form of hydrocodone (like Vicodin, Lorcet, Damson-P, Norco, Zydone -- there's a bunch of them) seem to be very successful for treating pain without causing complications.
- but a big jump from Darvon/Darvocet, or Codiene; and a little stronger than Hydrocodone (as in Vicodin). It is typically prescribed for pretty high levels of pain - such as the relief of pain after breaking a bone or bones, or after surgery or maybe child birth - and not usually more than one time/prescription, and usually 12-30 pills in the scrip, because it is highly addictive and pretty strong for someone with no tolerance for narcotics.
I wake at 5 AM, I take 3 shots of vodka with a 10/325 Endocet and 1 Tylenol 3 with codeine. - At noon, I take 3 shots of vodka and a 10/325 Endocet, and one half mg Xanax. - At dinner I take 3 shots vodka and a 10/325 Endocet. At night I I have one drink, 1mg Xanax, and 5/325 percocet. I go to bed early, before midnight. I dont sleep over two hours at once, up at 5am with the runs and withdraw next morning, go to bathroom, take shower, and start again.
well, I typed but lost a nice long reply...I don't have time to redo it. You are correct in your statements, but, there is an explanation and all had been discussed with the pain doctor and he understood, but retiterated the pain contract and that any prescriptions must come from him..injections (demorol for migraine do not).. It's all moot now anyway.
Does anyone have any suggestions? I know my body is used to narcotics and I am told the pain is pretty bad. Is Vicodin ES stronger? I quess I could ask for Morphine but don't know what strength. Any suggestions?
Either way, I have done a 180 degree turn and am heading in the right direction. I have been free of oxy since last fri. I bought some vicodin and took a few over the weekend and have used a minimal amount of methadone for the last couple of days. I"m feeling alright, we will see what happens during the next week. But I mean what I say I mean......I'M READY TO QUIT, i really want you and everyone else to believe that. I'm not kidding around, this is what I truely want, and I will do it.
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d, c, b-complex and those energy pouches you mix with water. Still dont have the energy! Thank you again for your resoponses. It was very thoughful of all. PS I do have a follow up in a week I guess I will see if I am dismissed!
This includes drugs such as tramadol (Ultracet and Ultram) codeine (Tylenol #3, #4), Darvocet, Hydrocodone (Vicodin, Norco, Lortab and derivatives), Oxycodone (Endocet, Percocet, Oxycontin), Morphine, Demerol. Fentanyl, and Dilaudud. There are many other opiates not listed, so if you don’t see it listed, you can still use these suggestions if it’s an opiate based addiction. None of these apply to benzodiazepine based addictions. These addictions should never be dealt with by going cold turkey.
We do get it now and then but its been smooth for a while. There are a couple in the mix that are very opionated, and don't express themselves the kindest. I went over there this week. a lot of good ppl and the helpers that help are great, otherwise I hang over here. I'm scraed cause if i go there I will sure get into to it with of them. Then I'll be the b----. Just Blow it off.
Its been 4 months and I am still not well-at all. I have dizzeness, severe headaches and pain, and always feel like im under water or in a fog. Oh ya I stammer a lot and have memory loss and am so very tired and just wiped out. Sometimes I dont see things right. When will this all end? Can someone tell me what kind of meds works best for the pain in the head. I tried Vicodin but got tired of being nausea, Then I was on Butalbital and that was worse-didnt help the pain.
They only last a few seconds. The build and peak like labor pains. Say I'm in the kitchen and I'll feel it coming on so I have time to brace myself. I'll set down whatever it is i'm holding and get ready. I have to cross my legs, bend my knees, hold on to something, clench my body tight, and try to breathe. Thank God it only lasts a few seconds. My 14 yr. old son witnessed it yesterday and tried to call 911. I kept signaling him not to. I knew it wouldn't last long. My gyno.
I also can NOT take morphine, demerol, darvaset, percaset, and codine so I would really hate to lose the vicodin too. ugh!
I am currently prescribed insulin (novolog 70/30 mix), questran, lomotil, zofran, and codeine. I also have vicodin to switch with the codeine if the pain is too bad. Despite these meds I still have days when I'm stuck at home or have to wear a depends because the diarrhea is so bad. A few weeks ago I had a bad bout with pancreatitis and had to go to ER. I have since seen a GI and he is saying no to the pancreatitis and sticking with IBS.
i've been taking fioricet w/ codeine for about 3 1/2 years and although codeine itself is a fairly mild opiate to kick, as far as opiate kicks go (and there are some nasty ones out there, trust me) it's the butalbital that's going to pose the biggest problem when it comes to a detox.
I experience anywhere from 100 to 800 PVC's each day and can get pretty depressed some days. Since 2004 I've been on numerous prescribed medicines, stopped coffee, cigarettes and alcohol and sex (just kidding), all in an effort to reduce or remove the symptoms of PVC's. I don't want to get my hopes up but 2 days ago I went to the chemist(drug store) and bought some vitamins from the health section. One of the supplements I choose was coenzyme q10 (See http://en.wikipedia.
However, he said it could NOT be causing me so much pain. He checked out my arm and noticed a hard soft tissue knot, and suggested removing it through surgery and it "might" relieve my pain. So, 3 weeks ago I had the said surgery and it was removed (a hard soft tissue mass about the size of a marble). No, this was not the cyst inside my humerus bone. Anyways, I still have the pain, and it is extremely terrible at night (on a scale of 1 to 10, a 20 at night).
And nothing seems to help. I've tried aspri - doesn't work. I try massaging my breast and shoulders and that seems to help a tiny bit. Usually the pain is very dull...but one night I woke up in excruciating pain for about 10 seconds, then it went back to being dull. I'm 24, and I am being treated for Anxiety/Panic Disorder. My Psychiatrist does not think it's related. Does ANYONE have ANY ideas about what could be going on with me?!?!?!
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