Vicodin and hair loss

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It is so great to here everyone share! I talked to my mom and she has had a hard time w/life. She had breat cancer and went through radiation, kemo, sickness, loss of hair, self, she became bitter. I was strung out on methadone & herion! I know the 2 don't mix but I found a way, spit out my dose into a pill bottle, did my herion and the next day took a double dose of methadone!
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?
It's only when people post something such as ihartford did (stating that she has lost at least 50% of her hair) do I speak up and mention my hair loss -- sort of as a comfort of knowing that she is not alone and that it will come back. It's not to scare people or give negative vibes. I would, however, say that if any of you would find any potential hair loss to be a problem as far as your work, be prepared to get a wig if you need it.
i was noticing more and more hair loss, and just a little weight loss. I called my pharmacist who said that hair loss isn't really common with topamax and should go away in a few weeks when my body get used to it. i just couldnt lose anymore, i had extremely thick hair and now i can see my scalp which i hate. i use nioxin which helps grow hair (shampoo, conditioner, scalp treatment, and follicle booster) and just continued to lose it.
I told my doctor and he said it was the side effects of the meds and to wean myself off them, which I did and don't take anything now with the exception of Vicodin when it gets bad. Has anyone had this same effect and since I'm off the meds, will my hair grow back in? It used to be so long and really thick, now it's baby fine.....worried!
My mother committed suicide one month ago after dealing with an addiction to vicodin, valium, percodan, somas, and xanax. It all started out with vicodin. The sad thing is that I am so depressed and feel so terrible that all I want to do is stay drugged up too. I have taken vicodin in the past occasionally, but since my mother's death have taken it a lot more. I should know better, right?
I have been weaning off of vicodin for about a month and a half and now in full detox. Since I started weaning off my vision have been very blurry, grainy and shaky. Has anyone else had this during withdrawals/detox? How long did I it last? Very scared!
I have been directed to take all of these every day, but unlike the pain pills, I took daypro only when I had a flare up, it brought be back down in 4-7 days, to the level of pain I was used to and then I would stop and just continue with the vicodin regiment. Since the loss of the vicodin, I have been taking the anti inflamatories (3 a day instead of the prescribed 2, still petrified of a flare up).
(By the way, Vicodin was his drug of choice) It is like blaming herpes on a toilet seat, and then the wife finds a message from the mistress on the cell phone.... It doesn't take a rocket sceintist to put two and two together. I have "heard" of Vicodin being ototoxic along with many other drugs.... benign drugs as asprin can harm you. Even components in gasoline or carpet glue can harm your ears. I just got a call a few weeks back regarding a fellow that tried Viagra....
there is power in prayer......go to JESUS!!!!!! there is nothing he cant do.......TRUST ME.
Recently I have noticed my hair becoming extremely thin (always very thick), definitely brittle, and been experiencing extreme amounts of hair loss with no regrowth.The hair loss is becoming more rapid as well. I posted on another forum about this, but I need more answers!!! I haven't read anyone else with a condition as severe.
I feel so blah and literally can't eat due to zero appetite. Thankfully I have zero cravings and the last thing I want is a vicodin. Please someone tell me it gets better and I'll find energy again?!
welcome and god bless u and ur kids.. remember thats why they say "one day at a time" because that is why they say it.. take each day at its own,, good luck, if u ever need to vent scream or just ta;lk i am here often....
PMP must have a policy and procedure set in place and followed. This is mandated by the DEA and physicians run the risk of losing their licenses if they don't abide by it. Sad, but true...they can make no exceptions. What you need to do know is search for a new PMP. Begin that search now! You'll soon be out of meds and face withdrawal. If you have a trusted PCP ask him/her for a referral.
Current meds are baclopfen,zanaflex,valium,ativan,vicodin,oxycontin plus rebif.Could any of these be effecting the central vision loss.
He stood in front of the Judge and said that he found a 'huge clear tote' full of empty vicodin bottles. It was a total lie, but I WAS still taking them at the time. The same thing happened to my best friend. The Judge said 'so are you saying she has a problem?' and the Judge blew it off as it was nothing. It WAS nothing! I may have taken too many vics back then but I was a good mom then and still am one now. If you are off the pills now, you are going to be ok!
You sound like so many of us here when we first came here in that we have guilt, shame and just complete loss at what to do! So your not alone! The first thing yoiu have to recognize is YOU made the first step and thats by saying you want help! But now that you have said you want help, are you willing to put in the work it takes? W/D's are no fun, im not going to lie. BUT the worst of it last only 3-5 days. It will be like a bad case of the flu.
THANK GOD for the wonderful people here and for the way that they have taken this 'tool' borne out of dispair and depression, anxiety and pain, and have chosen to put it in their 'toolbelt' for the good of mankind, rather than hiding their past pain and ignoring the benefits that can be had through them! Zoe1, you now have a new 'tool' as well. You have been through hurt and pain and loss of a loved one. Be sure to take that tool and place it in your toolbelt.
Well week 20. Need to change my name to Baldy Bean shortly. I can't believe the chunk of hair that was in the drain a little while ago. Every day I clean that thing out before I shower to keep an eye on things....... Wow. All of a sudden today I can run my fingers threw it and it's stuck in them even. So I guess it's true - I always heard this would happen about week 16 or a bit after and well...yup there ya go.
Hi, Yes, tinnitis can be a side effect of medications. You're on a lot, but I've never heard of serzone or the cholesterol med causing tinnitis. There is some evidence that long term and high dose use of narcotics can cause both tinnitis and hearing loss. Even though I've been clean for 7 months, I still have tinnitis from the narcotics I was on, and a hearing test I took showed moderate hearing loss, that has so far been irreversable. Have you discussed it with your doctor yet?
I was given a prescription for pain pills and only took one 5mg vicodin after the procedure but was doing laundry and cleaning the house by the afternoon. I didn't have any side effects that I read about online. I now either don't have a period or will have one or two days where I have a couple spots on a pantyliner. But, it may or may not be for you since you have a different situation with the fibroids. I'd at least mention it to your Dr and see what his/her opinion is about it.
from the Percocet because they don't help subside this god awful cough I have. My husband is on Vicodin and gave me a 750. I didn't cough for over 6 hours! That was such a relief. So, I asked him if he could temporarily switch me over. I know the Vicodin is not as potent as the Percocet, but they do help the cough immensely. Now my question. I have a written script from my doctor for the Percocet but have just filled the script for the Vicodin.
Previous to this I was in very good health, running 3 miles a day and eating well. A couple of months later I experienced weight loss, increased constipation and strange painful twinges in my abdomen. I went in to see my gyn who did a TVUS. Unfortunately for me, I was misdiagnosed with what was thought to be bilateral functional cysts about 2.5 cm in size. So a possible gyn problem was put to bed. Thinking this might be IBS, I was put on fiber which made me even sicker.
I have ADHD and let me tell you something i have been on all the drugs that they give you for it and they all suck some make you feel like you r hair is growing and then some make you sweat to death David weed is very good for ADHD i can go walk back in the woods and smoke a half a joint or hit my bowl ones or twice and go home and sit and play games with my wife and kids Now that i smoke i have went back to school and can pay way better attention and will be working at the hospital (its all h
Niccee is totally right about checking out any painkiller you try to use on top of Methadone. The drugs niccee mentioned, Talwin. Stadol and Talacin (another form of Talwin) are classified as partial opiate agonists/antagonists. All the classic pain killers (opiates, that is) are opiate agonists. 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.
but we do suffer in other ways...my sister and i both used darvocet and maybe even vicodin to get off the ultram....and it worked....even though ultram is not an opiate per se,,,,it still acts on the opiate receptors of the brain.....so other opiates will counter attack the ultram withdrawals....it may even help if you had access to ativan, xanax, valium etc..once again though you have to be careful as these are benzodiazepenes..
A few months ago I began to get an irregular pulse at first this didnt involve any pain just mild discomfort and a feeling of uneasiness. That would have been fine only over the next few weeks the symptoms became much worse my doctor did an ECG and referred me to a cardiologist who after doing the treadmill test reassured me that lots of people get this sort of thing and it sorts itself out!
Her hands looks like claws, and on some days she cannot bend her fingers completely. some days, she cannot walk. some days I have to wash her hair for her, and even aplly her deodorant because she is unable to raise her arms due to shoulder pain. Joint pain and swelling began immediately after she started Accutane. Her dermatologist lowered the dosage and told us the side effect was temporary. She finished her course, and her skin is gorgeous now. The cost, however, has been devastating.
I have bad acne which I never had problems before. My moods are up and down. I'm losing hair and I gained 20 pounds. I don't feel the strings. I feel like I have a bladder infection all the time. I don't know what to do. I know I'm not pregnant and my doctor said I should be fine. I have 4 children and I think I will have it taken out and get fixed.
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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