Vicodin for pinched nerve

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I drive for a living. My pain is due to a pinched nerve in my back that is worse when I am sitting....down of all things. I can tell you it wont be easy. In our condition this may be as good as it gets. Yes I am addicted to the Lortabs..but I am also addicted to the pain free way of life they provide me through out each day. Yes I like the high...who wouldn't...but I also know that if I dont take them I wont sleep, wont eat and wont be the husband I'm supposed to be.
8 - 10 Norco a day for a year . . .VIcodin, about the same amount, for ten years. This is Day One of me deciding Not To Go Pick Up That Goddamned Prescription. The pharmacy opened at 9:30 . . it is now 10:12. God give me strength . . . My shoulder, on fire five minutes ago . . seems to be better . . it comes in waives and then the pain leaves again. What the hell??? Is the pain more psychological in nature now than real? What the ****?
Last year around same time i had a pinched nerve in the neck as told by my doctor and he prescribed me Soma and Vicodin along with motrin. It was very severe and it had happened on the right side and it was so bad that i could not even lift my hand or sit up straight. Now i again have the same problem but on the left side. I am taking the same medicines again but it helps the pain to subside momentarily. Its an awful pain and sometimes so bad that i start crying.
He has had an MRI of his shoulder and was prescribed Vicodin for a pinched nerve.It made him sleep all the time and meds wore off in a few hours.He was then prescribed Neurontin which he started today.. This has been going on for a month with still no relief for him. What would be his next step? Thank you.
if neuro calls me tomorrow and doesnt feel it is ms related,does anyone think it is a pinched nerve? had sergery done for small rotary tear in left shoulder 11/07. wont be able to see that dr until 9/3. thanks for any input.
I can definitely see how using that contraption works by relieving the pressure, I wish it worked for me!! My nerve is stubbornly pinched and nothing I have tried has worked so far. There is a minimally invasion surgery that can be done if the injections do not help. I will cross that bridge when I come to it. I am very happy you are feeling better and have your life back. I am looking forward to living a full functional and productive and ACTIVE life once again. I will get there! Cheers!
Been taking Vicodin for a year now. Was perscribed for neck,back and arthritis pain.Had neck and back surgeries,which turned out good,but still have pain.Script is for5/500 1 every 6 hours as needed.I usually take 3 a day,never 4, sometimes 2.Script would last 15 days, I don't need a refill untill 23-26 days.I was going to controll them, not them controling me. I thought I was doing a good job of that,doctor has no problem with me,but the nurse does.
I have been on vicodin for about 3 months. this is my 2nd real day with none.My doctor has me on the Catapres patch. I feel very weak , no appitite. and very depressed. I have 3 kids to deal with. Can anyone tell me when this will get easier? i feel like such a **** hole..........
Hi, How are you? There is a possibility that your symptoms are due to nerve compression in the cervical region or at the level of shoulder or elbow joint. Pinched nerve can cause pain in the muscles and numbness. Since you suffer from MS, this possibility cannot be ruled out as a cause of your current symptoms. MS is known to cause muscle aches and pains and paresthesias like tingling numbness, throbbing and stabbing pain. Please discuss both these possibilities with your treating doctor.
Im scared due to the research that i have done on pinched nerve..that I do have the symptoms and it says if not taken care it can turn into permanent or temporarily neuropathy...which i know what that is because my husband has it and cannot work full time he can only work maybe 10 hours a week or so..he is disabled due to it being permanent... I cant live like that... the general practitioner told me he doesnt know what is wrong with me...
But my husband and several other friends just had surgery on their l5 s1 discs due to herniation and a pinched sciatic nerve. Usual prescriptions for this pain is vicodin or something stronger like norco. X-rays arent going to do squat 4 your situation. Most doctors hate doing them which is why you have to demand an MRI. I see too many people not getting MRI's until too mych damage has been done to actually treat or heal the problem so dont wait!!!!!
Ok im on day one, I've been preparing for this for about a week now because i knew my supply of vicodin was running low. I could go out and get another doctor to give me a script but that will just prolong this need to stop. I'm stopping. It hurts, but it needs to be done. I will be doing it from home with the support of my family and friends. I've been without my medication before and remember the HELL it caused, the feeling that left me rather wanting to be dead.
i've been taking vicodin es for a painful arthritic condition off and on for about six months. recently, my physician switched me to percocet. i fear i'm addicted because i take at least three of these every morning....just to get going. is there another drug that you reccommend i have him switch me to .... to get me off these two drugs?
I've been taking about 6 Vicodin a day for over & year & now I'm out. What will the withdrawal be like? Anything I can do as far as over the counter products or easy to obtain herbal or natural remedies? Please answer fast.
My dr preescribed me vicodin after a pinched nerve for the pain i was having. After taking a half a pill at a time i still worry about harming my baby since i am 10 weeks pregant. I noticed that o have lost my appatite so i stopped taking it. And now i take fenagrine for nausea before bed and still dont feel hungry at night like i used to.
I don't sleep well at night - it is painful - it stiffens up - and I am awake at least once or twice each night with the pain from this. I currently have been alternating between Vicodin and Ibuprofin for pain when it becomes untolerable. I would like to hear from others who have suffered something like this after breaking a bone. Can you give me any hope?
5/325 Vicodin and 90ct/mo. Tramadol. The idea was for me to alternate so I didn't get hooked on the Vicodin. Ha. About a month in, I found the Tramadol was making me really itchy, so I called the Dr.'s office and asked to switch it to Tylenol 3s. So they gave me a 60ct/mo. of those. Of course, the pharmacy left the Tramadols on file. As I ate more and more into my prescriptions, I began filling out all three.
That is great, and i would like to know how things are going for jhart80 today my heart definetly goes out to this woman. Ok and now for me, i have been taking vicodin for about a year now i dont take much only a half of a 750 4 or 5 days a week so i never thought i could become addicted on such a small amount. Well ive come to realize i was wrong! I have stopped for 3 days in the past but my body would still experience W/D symptoms cramps, diarrea, it was terrible.
) has completely cramped up and has been in a knot for weeks. She can't sleep and is having trouble eating and is losing weight. She's on muscle relaxers, pain meds and a steroid. Nothing is helping. Her nerologist? is saying the slip disc is pinching a nerve that is causing the brain to tell that muscle to clinch causing more pain on top of what her back is doing. She has had MRI's, catscans, epidural block etc. to determine WHERE the problem lies and nothing is coming to a difinative answer.
Hi, I have posted in the Headache Forum, but wanted to get some insight. I appreciet anyone's input. I have had a headache now for about 12 days straight, no relief, the pain is completely unresponsive to anything I have taken (from Vicodin to Imitrex, to Motrin.). I have also been on an antibiotic for almost a week now. I have NO prior history of headaches and have had mostly a complete medical work-up, all results normal. This is my fear...
At 17 I had surgery to carve off the protrusion into my sciatic nerve,but because it had been left untreated for so long,there is permanent nerve damage.I have tried masses of treatments,and have found Chiro a necessity to try and keep my spine in alignment.I have had several relapses over the years where the pain has been so bad I have wanted to die.But it seems to heal to a degree after a few weeks.
I began stealing it from my boyfriend, who was having foot surgery. Then, he had to go in for a pinched nerve and have a mental plate put in his spine...MORE stealing,only this time Oxycontin...oh boy. BUT, this still wasn't enough. I had to find a dealer..and I found an older lady who needed to pay her bills...and get rid of 10mg vicodins..she found me. So, I was stealing both pills and money to buy more pills from my boyfriend, who acted like he knew nothing was wrong...
Sinusitis, refractive errors of the eye, migraine, cluster headaches, brain tumors, high blood pressure, tension headaches, temporal arteritis, pinched cervical spinal nerve, poor or disturbed sleep etc are several causes of headaches. Dental pain and ear ache can cause similar symptoms. Please consult a headache and migraine specialist to rule out these causes one by one. Take care!
It was not my intent to be in this situation,yet I am. For me , it started with a pinched sciatic nerve, Lorcet 10/650 1q 4-6hrs daily,surgery to relieve the pressure on the nerve then Meperghan 100mg q 4 prn after surgery. it helped for about 4 yrs, then scar tissue took over pressure on the nerve and it has been a never ending battle with various opiates and synthetics every since. Was as high as 240 mg. Ocontin at 1 time, got scared of it, switched to methadone 65 mg a day.
I started the narcs about 2 years ago for a severe back pain that we eventually figured out to be a pinched nerve. I was taking 1-2 every few hours (5/500 Vics) for about 3 weeks in a row. Eventually the nerve moved and I felt better but then I went to only 1-2/day for every little ache and pain. I honestly don't know the point when it went from killing pain to addiction, but Thursday the 15th of this month is the first day in two years that I've not taken any. I used them to just cope.
I had that machine used on my arm when they thought i had a pinched nerve, it hurts! Let me know how it goes on the 1st. My story is I had a lot of dental surgery done last year. I have atypical neuralgia and my mouth is not able to fight infection like most people, probably due to a calcium deficiencey when i was little. I was n pain pills for a few months at least 3 maybe 4 and I jsut realized I was taking 8 a day and started tapering them down. I've been clean 235 days.
Thigh pain is often not a pinched nerve in the thigh, but a pinched nerve in the lumbar region of the spine. There are exercises and protocols for that. You need an MRI of the lower spine.
Delasotto a great Surgen. Anyway he was able to fix my neck and free the nerve that was being pinched by the accident.But, even through he did the best job for my head,neck and arm my back just continues to get worse. For five years I've been taking pain med just to be able to walk. So finally I got tired of trying to control the pain meds and the pain I finally had to ask the doctor to try Suboxone.
I am so glad this forum exsists. I have been clean now for four days. Vicodin has been the last drug I was on and I was using alot. On average 10 7.5/750's per day. I would take 5 before I left the house to go to work. It was easy for me to get through the physical parts of withdrawal. I have done it a couple of times before with vicodin and I did it with cocaine too. The hard part for me this time is not the cravings either but the emotional stuff.
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