Vicodin for gout pain

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I was given Indocin (sp) and it made me very sick. I also was given vicodin which helped the pain but dropped my heart rate very low. That was over the weekend as I saw the doctor on Friday. I have not had any meds since Sat. because it made me so sick. I tried to call today for different meds but couldn't get through yet. How important is it to get other medication? The toe is still swollen and sore but not like it was!!
i have been on either vicodin or rarely percocet for 4 years @ 10-10mgs a day. im prescribed 4 a day, so am always running out. like NOW i just took my last 10mg until 4 days from now when i get my script. the dr. knows they are no longer working thats why hes refering me to pain mgmt. the strongest ive ever taken is percocet. what can i expect from pain mgmt? thanks to anyone who can help. scared of withdraw i know i can expect until script is filled.
My back pain is very , very similar....Always sharp pain in the upper center of my back , sharp pain when i move my head upwards or side to side, fatigued, bone popping , creeking in the back even got gout in my foot.I had these pains after waking up and feeling like a had a kink in my neck that lasted for weeks .I didn't seek treatment i just dealt with it and it seemed to decrease and went away for a few months,now after falling onto a concrete floor iam in pain all the time!!
, even though nothing on the x-ray indicates that, she also added that it's not a clot and not an infection. Vicodin masks the pain but it's back as soon as it wears off. Aleve/Aspercreme make it tolerable but don't work very well overall. Ibuprofen has worked the best so far, not masking the pain but decreasing the inflammation over time and almost fooling me into thinking that it was all better - until I stopped taking it and POOF, it's back again a few days later.
I have been taking lortabs for about 4 years now and I am up to taking 10-15 a day. I started taking them for pain, still rx for pain. I have 6 herniated disc in my back and the one that causes the most pain in not operable because it is pushing into my spinal cord fluid and also have rheumatoid arthritis. So, I really want to quit taking lortabs because I am spending so much money and killing my liver but I am so concerned about the pain.
I went to the ER where they treated me for Pelvic Inflammation. They gave me pain medication and antibiotics. The antibiotics seemed to help. My appetite returned but not before I had gotten down to about 100 pounds. In November, I had a Laparoscopic procedure where they found a cyst on my right ovary, which was removed. They found another cyst that had ruptured in my cul-de-sac. Pain on the lower right side remained.
I commend you for reaching out for help; I believe that we must all take as much matters into our own hands..... you must truly be having a hard time dealing with your boyfriends pain; His pain seems to be neuropathic in nature(nerve related), and his doctors finally realized that when they placed him on elavil and neurontin......Now we have to figure out why? diabetes, musculoskeletal, back injury, alcoholism, vitamin deciencies, HIV, etc...
I feel like such an @$$ for what I have done...and would never have done that if it weren't for the pills! Thanks and Good Luck to Everyone on here!!
I will say this, I had not had any pain for three days other than the pain when I would urinate. But after the stent removal, I am having some dull pain in my right flank. I believe this to be normal. I am passing blood clots again in my urine, but that is to be expected. Let me put it this way, I HATE pain. I am a medical student. I had the surgery done Thursday morning and was back in class Friday morning. Im just ready for all of it to be over so I can move on and get back to normal.
I am a 68 yr. old male that has had what started out as pain in my shoulders, Pain for a day or two in one then pain in the other for a day or two,back and forth,and only at night, as soon as the sun would go down the pain will start and it will be over it by 9AM or so. Now it has started going to other joints, but only to certain joints not all, and not all at the same time, middle finger,thumb, left knee, right or left shoulder, left wrist.
I sort of wallow in guilt and punish myself saying I deserve this pain for being an addict. I am sick. But what can I do? I am not ready for NA meetings because I do not want to be around ANYONE right now. Thanks for reading this.
That said, no one here has suggested if either ice or heat used over the C4-C5 section of the spine will reduce pain. For the record, I have 10/660 Vicodin HP for pain (for another minor ailment), and while taking one with three ibuprofens does dull the pain some, it doesn't relieve it altogether. Not to mention vicodin is very addictive, so I tend to avoid it as much as possible. Please, if anyone knows if ice or heat helps, please let me know.
Sometimes it is so bad that the only way for me to cope with the pain is to get up walk around for an hour. There is no position change in bed or sitting that helps relieve this pain. (Sound familiar??) The pain disipates as the day goes on. By mid-day, the pain is a dull ache in my back. Lately this dull ache has stayed with me until bed time. Like many of you, I dread going to sleep because I know I'll wake up in excruciating pain. Ambien doesn't help me sleep through the pain.
Have resorted to sleeping in almost a sitting position to keep arms straight because pain is worsened if arm is bent. Pain meds for last three nights did not help. Dr. said it may be overuse of the muscle due to the physical work I do. She said pain meds only will help a little, need anti-inflammatory meds which I am allergic to and cannot take. Has anyone tried those?
I can sum up like this, it is 40% surgery and 60% physiotherapy, so lot of motivation for physiotherapy and counselling should be done before the surgery and if you are not ready then you have to think for the surgery. Always remember the operative pain will be present for 1 weeks to 3 weeks and later there should be no pain and Physiotherapy will help this.
I am a male, 46yrs old 6ft and weigh 175 lbs. My pain comes and goes and has for about 6 months. It is not severe pain, but at times is more annoying than anything. It feels like there is something in there pinching me. I went to an internal med MD in July. He ran blood tests that all came back fine. He sent me to have an abdominal ultrasound which showed only "healthy" organs. No dilated bile duct, no gall stones, liver enzymes were in normal range.
I quit going when I got pregnant for the third and final time and the pain has gotten much worse. My pain is caused from my posture and it is muscular. I have all these knots all in the area between my shoulder blades and my spine, all up and down my back. While I was pregnant a perk of my insurance was physical therapy 3 times a week and massages, but after I quit going the pain is back worse than ever and in more places. It is in my left chest muscles bad.
I have felt badly almost flu like for several days, but it started after the pain. It is a dull pain and I went in for a checkup thinking I might have a clogged artery. My doctor was not concerned and did an ECG to be sure and it came back fine. I feel no lumps, but I am wondering about a lymph node infection. I see the posts are mostly female and I wanted to add to your discussion to let you know whatever this is affects males too. Hopefully one of us can get to the bottom of it.
47 Dear Doctor, Thank you for your response and I will most certainly ask my doctor about it tomorrow when I go for my next appointment. He is having me set up an appointment with the Headache clinic near Philadelphia, PA. Do you really think it will be a waist of time going there? I am not sure what they will come up with since he said that it is only a headache clinic.
havent gotten that test back- she put him on a week worth of prenazone and vicodin for pain. that seemed to help. once off prenazone- his feet started back swelling along with the left wrist. they did more blood work and the ESR test was a 61 ( normal is 15) other of his blood work came back elevated. what do you think this is? weve got no clear answer from our doctor and hes in pain- he feels achy all over and feels hot/cold- ive looked up fibromyalgia,shingles.
I have been with severe headaches and shooting pains in my head on a daily basis for the past 6 months. Actually, the shooting pains started about 3 weeks ago. The pains and headaches get worse when I bend down. They usually start about 10 minutes after waking up. This past week the pain was so bad that my face even hurt. It was even painful to the touch.
47 Dear Doctor, Thank you for your response and I will most certainly ask my doctor about it tomorrow when I go for my next appointment. He is having me set up an appointment with the Headache clinic near Philadelphia, PA. Do you really think it will be a waist of time going there? I am not sure what they will come up with since he said that it is only a headache clinic.
47 Dear Doctor, Thank you for your response and I will most certainly ask my doctor about it tomorrow when I go for my next appointment. He is having me set up an appointment with the Headache clinic near Philadelphia, PA. Do you really think it will be a waist of time going there? I am not sure what they will come up with since he said that it is only a headache clinic.
) to reduce the swelling and Vicodin (5mg)/Acetominiphin (500mg) for the pain. I have a follow-up with my regular MD on 5/9/12 to review these results. Now that I've said all this, is "7.5" considered really really high or just slightly above normal? This is the fifth episode I've had in the past year and third visit to the urgent care dept and the ONLY time that blood tests and x-rays were ordered; seems kinda odd to me. Need your input on this please, TJ.
Had blood test to see if I had gout for pain in my right hand. Blood work came back normal except for enlarged red blood cells. Those can be caused by several things, B-12 or folic acid deficiency, liver disease and some other things. Had Hep C 7 years ago - did tx and cleared and have tested Undetectable for past 6 years. Doc is now running blood work on liver function, thyroid, CBC, etc. I do take 1-1/2 to 2 vicodin (10/625 or 500) a day (not dr.
If anyone could suggest something to ease the pain it would be greatly appreciated!!! I take vicodin for the pain but it doesn't help much at all?
I talked to my doctor (he knows about my addiction) and he said i need some form of medication to function due to my arthritis. I was addicted to Vicodin 7.5 for years. He said he will call me in Tylenol 3. Am i a failure if i pick up the script? I am so sick of hurting so much. Please help!!
Kidney stone often is hereditary so you should ask if any relatives also had kidney stones. Taking pain killers for the pain is not the proper treatment for kidney stones. Taking a pain killer to avoid the pain is not good medicine. It is masking the underlying condition which can be a serious one. A hepatologist is not an expert in kidney disease. They should refer you to a Urologist. A Urologist specializes in diseases and conditions of the kidneys and urinary track.
so it supposed to be good for everything from arthritis to Gout. I take it for pain from a permanent rib injury. It looks like we are about the same age do you mind me asking what you are taking it for? And you are right sometimes they are not very good about telling us that we should not expect results right away and it may take a few weeks for certain meds to work well. Let me know how you do. I am doing well so far but like I said it took a couple of weeks.
But I know she wants to try non narcotics for pain after coming clean today. She increased my allopurinal (gout med) to 300mgs a day and will prescribe indocin if it comes to that. I am on Zoloft already for depression. That has always been the worst part of w/d for me, that and the RLS and no sleep. Im begging everyone for their prayers or advice on anything else I can do. I REALLY want to do this right this time and get on with my life. For my daughters sake and my own!
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