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I am tapering throughout this week and Sunday my will be my first day of not taking Vicodin. Tomorrow I begin the Effexor taper (doctor's instructions) and have to take half of the 37.5 in the morning and the other half in the evening. She told me to do each taper for 2 weeks but when I told her of the time rut she said one week. So after a week I only take half a day and then half every other day, until I stop completely.
Hello, I have been prescribed Ultram for pain and I currently take Effexor XR 225mg. per day. Is anyone else taking this combo of meds and how is it working for you? Walgreens wouldn't fill my script b/c they said the combo causes seizures. However, my psych said that it wouldn't. I'M CONFUSED!!
My 20 year old son is weaning off of effexor xr. He was up to 300 mg per day and now is on 75 mg. Tommorrow he goes down to 37.5 mg. He has had some withdrawals. I am wondering what will happen when he is right off of them, if he will still have withdrawals. Can anyone share their experience with me.
I have now moved from the US to India, where it is not available. Any recommendation for alternatives? I can't take codeine long term, and take Effexor, neurontin and metformin daily, w/Soma PRN as well. I can have scripts shipped here if need be, but wold prefer to avoid the hassle/expense.
My doctor prescribed me various narcotics including Vicodin, which I'm taking now. I am addicted to both Tramadol and Vicodin. I know I have to get off of it, but I am scared to death that I'm going to become very depressed, and the reason being is that I had be diagnosed with depression at a very young age (I am 34 now) as well as ADD. I like how I feel when I'm taking Vicodin. I am motivated and sociable. Without it I am severly depressed and withdrawn.
i am not a addict, but my husband is and it is tearing our family apart, i can tell you that my husband is not near the man that he once was, its like his soul is empty, emotionless, angry, for us i just wish that me and the kids could have him back, the pills vicodin and xanax for 6 yrs, have taken there toll on him, and they have actually brought on depression, i have done a lot of research on his addiction, and unless he actually gets off of them completely, in time he will begin to feel bet
The Doc perscribed me Penicilin and Vicodin and I was soooo nervous to take my meds. Now I feel more confident and mabey just mabey I'll be able to sleep tonight! Thank You!
Unfortunately I'm almost out of my Vicodin so my taper has to be really fast and I'm done by Saturday. So I will officially be Vicodin-free on Sunday, and probably start posting on this site a million times a day!
Hey Gang, Has anyone heard of physical numbness assoc. with heavy Oxy usage? I'm writing on behalf of a dear, 20 y/o who admits she uses a lot & snorts it, or does a line? She gets it from her doc & also through friends. The numbness she describes is that it's her skin in the upper extremities, incl. the face. She also also uses xanax & effexor but in my research & pers. knowledge, I don't *think* this could be the cause. And the Oxys are what she uses - heavily.
She checked her palm pilot for side effects and said there was not data showing shortness of breath as a side effect and ended up sending me home with a prescription for Effexor XR 150mg. I went home and typed in EFFEXOR and shortness of breath and thank God I did because there were many sites addressing this issue. I called my MHFNP back on Friday to try and advise her I saw this on the internet.
I'm currently tapering off of Vicodin and Effexor but this problem of being emotionless and not caring about much has been going on for a little over a year now. (I almost don't know where a whole year of my life went) Anyway, I'm asking because I want to know why I feel this way. I want to make sure I'm making a logical decision to get off of Effexor because it's going to be such a grueling process.
I feel (you would have to know my history) I will always be somewhat depressed but I have made it over the hump, unfortunatly with the help of Effexor, but I will never let myself be chemically treated because of the horrible time I had with Effexor. I am 48 and hopefully have a lot of years left to enjoy and plan to do it without anti depressants.
I have so much anxiety right now. I called to speak with my docters nurse regarding this and the Effexor, and I have not received a call back from them. This has happened several times, I am sure they get alot of crazy calls all day. I am doing ok other wise. I have taken some preemptive immodium in hopes i can catch the reah ahead of schedule. I went to the local arcade during lunch and played pinball for about an hour. This seems to be good for me. I have a machine at home so I am zoning out.
Was the worst two months of my life, but I got through it with help of anti depressants (effexor and abilify)..maybe talk to your dr. about those.. They really helped me! Good luck...you can do it!
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.
It's just weird because I stopped my Effexor taper and I decided to just keep taking my normal dose until I'm completely off of Vicodin. After everyone giving me the same advice I didn't want to be completely oblivious to it and do it anyway. I can't set myself up for failure because i do that way to much. I guess I'll try calling my doc tomorrow if it doesn't stop but it's super weird and the Vicodin is the only thing different about my day.
good thing I hate this stuff. Vicodin is an upper for me and gives me energy. Tramadol is a downer and makes me spacey and shaky...
I don't want to go through that again but I know I'm going to have to with Effexor and it *****. A different experiencing than a Vicodin detox for sure. NOT excited. This is at least a start. =) Thanks for the support!
it comes in my stomach, the bottom of my feet, my calves, my sides and my arms. Is this serious? Could it just be withdrawals? I'm already on day 7 without Vicodin and was never a heavy user. I've used them sense last March (not quite a year). My heart is beating very heavily. Should I go to the ER?
Have just started on Effexor to help with the depression and anxiety of vicodin w/d....Has anyone had exprerience with that? I am hoping 3rd times a charm....I don't think I can go through w/d again!!!!! Had a 10-15 10mg vicodin/day habit after back surgery and herniated discs. Have 4 children and a husband and have lost a lot of the joy thanks to my stupidity....thought (probably like everyone out there!) that i could handle this.
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.
so therefore i have not had an effexor for 5 days. today has been the weirdest day EVER!!!! i have had these severe dizzy spells and tingling like zaps going down my left arm and its like i kinda get disoriented and confused.... i am freaking out! if i knew that this would happen if i stopped taking these meds i would of told doc to shove that stethascope up his rear! --i have been off vicodin for a month now and i didn't have these kind of withdrawal reactions!!!!!
I've been taking Vicodin for about a month now due to back issues and subsequent surgery. I'm still in pain but I want to stop taking them sooner rather than later. Will I have problems with withdrawal after taking 10/325 every 4-6 hrs for about 30 days now? Should I plan to do anything special? Thanks for your help...I want to stop this before it becomes a problem.
The physical sx for me were about 72 hrs but you're right, the depression/anxiety is pretty bad. I am on effexor and I think it is helping. I am trying to get back into the routine of my life which has also helped. I feel the anxiety prior to doing something but once I start going, I'm ok! The exhaustion is still there because my sleep pattern is still really erratic but I know that will improve too! I think we just have to take it one day at a time and this forum helps so much as well.
First I want to say that I've been lurking here for about a week and your posts have been invaluable to me in helping me understand what is/was going on with me as I withdrew from Vicodin and Valium. I'm 25/male, and I have ulcerative colitis (inflammation of the colon). This past January, I came down with it although this time it was preceded by inflammation of the iris in my left eye. It was extremely debilitatingly painful, and i was prescribed vicodin for the pain.
This is great that you are getting off of the vicodin. You will feel bad for about 5-7 days. The lorazepam will help with sleep and anxiety. Eat a lot of bananas for the restless legs and take hot baths with Epsom salts. If you look on the right hand side of the page at the Health Pages you will see FLaddict's Amino Acid Protocol. Some of the things listed you won't be able to take due to the Effexor but definitely take at least a multi vitamin.
Also, you mentioned that you are on Effexor and I have questions. Did it make you want to eat and eat or gain weight? And I have heard that if you want to stop taking it it has a long withdrawl period itself. Not that that matters so much to me, with the chronic pain problems I have I will probably always be on an anti-d as my poor brain needs all the help it can get. I have taken prozac for years and it seems to have stop working for me so we are looking for something else.
Hey I'm right there with you. I was taking vicodin in the same amounts and for the same amount of time as you did. Maybe a couPle of months longer. I have the same dabilitating anxiety as you. I get really bad panic attacks especially at work. I'm 15 days clean and it seems to be letting up a little but not much. I've always had anxiety but never so bad that I had to be put on Xanax. The stuff makes me sleepy anyways. I couldn't take it at work.
I just got up and had my first of doses of 1 Ultram, 0.25 Xanax, and 1 Effexor and I can hardly type because of the nerves. I don't think I can take any SSRIs as I've tried just about every one you could name, and the doctors just get frustrated with me. My psychiatrist talked about anti-psychotic drugs. Maybe that's the ticket. She seems a little more reasonable than the doctor, but she's doping me up with addictive substances, too. The surgeon prescribed Tranxene 7.
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