Hydrocodone and memory loss

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1191795 tn?1264716227 57 yo retired mil with PTSD (field medic) and very rapid memory loss over past 3 months. I mean very rapid and getting worse. Taking Citalopram and Trazadone. Also increasing hand tremors. Tinnitus extreme with increase symptoms when moving eyes up, down L-R. No effect when eyes closed though.
Avatar m tn i have been having some memory loss since my crash but i dont know if it is from medication cos i was only taking warfarin. at least that's all i remember taking.
Avatar n tn I can't connect the dots anymore, short term memory loss and concentration...zip. I was wondering if wellbutrin or another anti-depressant might help.
Avatar f tn Ive been taking hydrocodone for the last few years, I was given darvocet for tooth pain and thought that maybe by swiching pain meds it may be easier to get of the hydrocodone. It has been three day's off hydrocodone, and my first day off darvocet tomorrow, and I am in a panic, let me know someone what to expect.
Avatar n tn Have a nice vacation, my most excellent friend! Try to behave just a little. Of course, not being around the usual cues to using may just help you keep your consumption down or at least to something reasonable. Just stay away from the booze. It's a "dis-inhibitor" and usually leads to a loss of any sort of reasonable control. Just put ice in the glass with some 7-up and no one will be offended.
Avatar n tn I definately would like to keep the forum alive because of all the people out there that only feel comfortable with lurking, and those who have yet to find us. It would be just such a great loss for so many. This forum is the best i've ever seen, none out there even compare. I've seen boards that talk about practically nothing other than scoring.
Avatar n tn I recently posted the same subject on this board and since then I have tapered off to 7 Hydrocodone a day. This was not easy for me, the withdrawals were bad for about 5 days, and I did not stop completely but only cut back. Things are getting better, but my problem is how do you take just a little of something that you used to take alot of, when you're an addict? I live on the theory that "More is Better" even though in my head I know this is not true.
Avatar n tn I am 20yo and have been taking hydrocodone for a year and a half. I recently came to the realization that I am in fact addicted. I have tried to stop many times (each time gets harder) but I haven't been able to quit all together. I was taking 6-8 10/500 a day. The last few months I have gotten down to 1-2 pills a day. Then I had a stressful couple of months and went up to 2-4. Now, my life is starting to get back in order, and I finally told my boyfriend...
Avatar m tn Even mild quantities of opiates can cause memory loss, for example. You have asked a good question to which I have no answer. The etiology of Alzheimers is controversial, and not all dementia stems from Alzheimer's. If the dementia is stroke related, for example, and the cause is from small bleeds, an opiate will vasodilate (opening the blood vessels) and increase the probability of an additional bleed.
Avatar f tn 99 at Ikea, good deal!) so I hopped on it and I have lost over 20lbs. I was never trying to lose weight and this loss has come upon in the last 6 months. I'm not excercising any more then before can the tramadol just do that? Is it from being up all night? Is this a really bad sign or normal?
Avatar n tn The tingling in fingers, the mood swings, the stomach issues, and yes the weight loss and FATIGUE. I am only on 50 mg, and will not take more. I am surprised that so many people want to use this drug as a weight loss product. This is not a weight loss product, it is a serious drug, with serious side effects that you have to live with for the rest of your life. If I did not have to take it, I would not.
Avatar f tn I was on Xanax, Klonopin, Ativan (all legit scripts from same doc!). But I hated how I felt and the memory loss was horrible and embarrassing. I literally lost an entire year by being so medicated. Anyway..I stopped them cold turkey one Wed. Come Fri I was physically fine. But my mind seemed to be playing tricks. Sat morn comes..I'm in the shower andstarted feeling woosy. Next thing I know my husband's wrapping me in a robe and paramedics are in my face.
805369 tn?1238190191 5 month old son, at only 6 lbs, laying him down on the concrete stairs as I desperately tried to do CPR and save his life. It will never take away the memory of seeing the blood already pooling to one side of my baby's face, knowing that it was too late, but hanging on to every ounce of hope that the EMTs would arrive and save him. I remember the police officer having to literally pick me up off of the ground so that the medics could get to him. I don't want their money, I just want to forget.
3119293 tn?1342054132 I'm right where you are in the anxiety and restless legs except I'm having restless body symtoms. And my skin hurts. My husband touched me last light and I went through the roof! I took hydrocodone in a larger dose(10/750) years ago after a car accident for several years and didn't have a problem coming off the meds. This time I'm on it for arthritic pain in my back and I've only been on it for four months @ (10/325). What has happened to me is I ran out of my meds.
Avatar n tn I should also add in that I am currently seeing a chiropractor, scheduling physical therapy and exercising and working on a weight loss program with my doctor to get the symptoms under control, so I am trying therapies other than just pain medication, but I have gone without the pain medication before and I just have no kind of life at all. The pain is almost overwhelming and I usually end up in the emergency department. I just wanted to add that little bit.
Avatar m tn I am having some severe side effects concerning short term memory loss, irritability, and fatigue. I have taken Ibuprofen 800mg, nortriptyline HCL 25mg, promethazine 25mg, acetaminophen COD#3, cycmbalta 30mg, pamelor 25mg, cyclobenzarrine 10mg, hydrocodone 500mg, methycprednisolone 4mg, tramadol HCL 50 mg, and viagra 100mg. My question is will any of the medications i was subscribed or taken in combination have symptons of severe memory loss?
Avatar f tn I was born at 26 weeks, had multiple heart problems,and my lasting problem is severe memory loss. It can have effects on the baby and it was very hard to be the only kid not able to go on a feild trip because any exciteent could kill me. I know your addicted, but you have to get help..the day I found out I was pregnant I dropped everything. Ciggeretes, pot, and drinking..and it was hard as hell but I couldn't bare the thought of my child laying in a hospital bed just.
1218318 tn?1266812201 My doctor gave it to me to help with sleeping on Vicodin. I soon noticed memory loss and an ear buzzing, but thought it was the hydro. My Ambien script was for 10MG a night. I mostly took 7.5MG. I thought Ambien was a wonderful invention. I could sleep well, and wake up without a hangover. Eventually I knew in the back of my mind that if I stopped I’d have a hell of a time getting to sleep, but thought it wasn’t really harming anything.
451975 tn?1372332199 Hi, I do understand how difficult it was for you.But you have been strong and your family has been very supportive.You are still lucky and blessed. With regards to your symptoms, were your doctors able to give you a definite diagnosis ? Were any cardiac problems ruled out? Were your coagulation factor levels ( Prothrombin, APTT and fibrinogen ) evaluated? Were your thyroid and parathyroid hormones assessed?
1684282 tn?1505701570 I am becoming somewhat frustrated with the way a lot of my colleagues practice medicine. Disenchanted, angry would be the other words that could be used. We all get ostensibly that same training and all of us are supposedly in it to help our patients. So, how come have I been getting so many letters lately on my addiction forum from desperate people unable to quit taking the tramadol pills that their own kind doctors have so freely prescribed for them?
1673373 tn?1305662695 I am just at a loss for what to do but I know three things for sure. One and most important I have to stop this. My body cant take much more of this, two I have to keep this job and three i just want to be normal whatever that may be. I dont even know what normal is anymore. I am babbling a bit here, just a little freaked about the work issue on top of w/ds. I am just completely terrified of what lies ahead.
Avatar m tn Anyways you get the picture and my story is NO different than any others. I am also a recovering alchoholic and am very involved in step work and trust me when I say I "GET ADDICTION"!!! So, needless to say I am aware of what is going on here. 4 days ago I decided this has to go. . . . so I tapered off and it is now day 5. Feeling pretty good. I noticed a little weirdness in my legs at night. . . . but other than that I feel pretty good.
433485 tn?1321816990 SUE (and the well-intended and good person CAREGIVER), just as a followup comment to respond to the latest posts, and knowing full well I may be wrong, I have been taking pain killers, namely codeine and pregabalin, for many years, and so I have experienced constipation. But I really got it bad when I had cancer and was given hydrocodone to kill the pain I had from chemo treatments and following surgery.
Avatar n tn If you hve noticible edema, you also most probably have clinical or sub-clinical encephalopathy. this toxic build up in the brain leads to memory and personality changes and depression. I don't think you can cure the depression until you cure or get a handle on the hep c. Your doctor is using outdated info to play w/yourlife. I know the VA hospital around here has lifestyle classes on hep c and help w/disability and such.
Avatar n tn I didn't have trouble getting out of bed, because I couldn't lay still. What helped me rest, then and 15 years later (now with HYDROcodone) is a hot bath. I have to sleep in them when it gets really bad, although right now I'm tapering, so I haven't reached that point. Yet. I would kill for a hot tub (or Buprenex. Both are unattainable for me). Chamomile Tea is Nectar of the Gods for withdrawal. Very calming.
Avatar n tn I had the Merina IUD inserted a week ago and I am still experiencing heavy cramping and spotting. I have been told by my OB/GYN that the Merina is safe for women who have never had a child and that these symptoms will subside. Does anyone out there use the Merina who has not had children? If so, what are your experiences with it?
Avatar f tn of course, but in the drugged, scared mind set I had....I wasn't sure I could get off the hydrocodone and in my panic mode, I was overdosing on the proazac and gabapentin. (not taking as prescribed...imagine that? lol) So...all that to tell you....my vision was majorly affected and it gradually healed....over time. Each medication we are on CAN affect our vision....I know for sure.....hydrocodone (vicodin, lortabs, norco) can have that effect as can gabapentin.
Avatar n tn I hear ya honey. I have been to hell and back, more than once and I'm not quite 30 yet. I have felt everything you describe and I know it's alot worse than any words can say. However, the last time I took a pill was in October. I just got sick of the whole crazy lifestyle circle :work (job you detest), get drugs, feel like a scumbag, do it all again tommorrow). I got on Buprenex and it was a miracle! I suddenly felt like a normal human again only better because I knew the other side.
Avatar f tn Loss of 3 or 4 months memory (she thought our daughter was 5 and in daycare. She was 6 and in Kindergarden.) Admission. 6 days in hospital where pnumonia is found Meds reduced over 5 days to 20mg/day of oxy. Physical Recovery. No permanent or noticeable physical damage. Straight From a Hospital to a 30 day "Very Prestigious" local addiction recovery and mental health facility. Was there 1 day. They lost track of her for an hour and she had a fall and minor injury.
Avatar n tn I am glad you are willing to give the "clean" life a chance. Admitting it is really the first step, not trying to sound corny! The whole time I used pills I would never admit it was a problem because then you either 1. Know that something must change because you realize your an addict or 2.Go on living life as an active addict. Neither choice appealed to me but when my family members figured it out and I lost my job due to being an addict I realized something was terribly wrong.