Hydrocodone for menstrual cramps

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Avatar n tn I'm not sure if I'm the right place, but I have been tacking hydrocodone for years for chronic headaches... I did the route of several doctors who were not much help, then a RUDE neurologist who thought I was just searching for drugs.. I got the point where only vicodin worked, then switched to Norco (less tylenol). And before that I had trigger/novocaine I think shots in my occipital muscles in the base of my neck. Anyway, I'm not taking several Norco's every day.
Avatar f tn tell your doctor you want to try something stronger. I know alot of my friends who have this problem take hydrocodone for a few days every month for their extreme pain. make certain your doctor knows the amount of pain your in and how it does effect your life on those days.
Avatar n tn i have had bleeding for 3 months and have bad cramps and blood clots and stopped bleeding for 10 days in that 3 months finly stopped 1 day well should i say more im waiting 1 more mounth then ???????????
451537 tn?1205689675 As for general menstrual cramps - everyone gets them. I find that Pamprin helps me the most (as it is designed for menstrual cramps). Oh and occasional constipation is part of life - everyone will have it once and a while. Remember that you are a teenager and your hormones are going crazy (I am 26 and sometimes I don't feel like hanging out with people or I get mood swings - which is very common in women especially during menstration).
Avatar m tn A friend gave my a Vicodin for menstrual cramps one day and I noticed within 15 minues my thoughts of worthlessness, shyness, wishing death and harm, hating myself and all the other negative feelings went away. I had never felt so OKAY with life as I did after taking that pill. My friend gave me a few and I took them when I was feeling my worst. Hydrocodone saved my life on more than once occasion. My boyfriend saw how my depression had improved and started giving me his painkillers.
Avatar n tn it's like being in labor, with no relief for at least 2-3 days. I NEVER had menstrual cramps before the procedure, just heavy bleeding. At this point I would prefer the bleeding in lieu of the severe cramping. My doctor said the ablation causes blood to be trapped in the uterus and unable to find it's way out. Now I am seriously considering a hysterectomy, the two days of pain cause me to lose work and I'm tired of it.
382218 tn?1341185087 Had a very uncomfortable night last night due to some really bad menstrual cramps. Barely got a wink of sleep. Advil wasnt helping so early this morning I took 2 Tylenol 3s with codeine. I figured at least it would put me to sleep for a while and hopefully sleep through the worst of the pain. It did, which was a relief, but something else I noticed was a decrease in the pain in my hand - the tight swollen feeling and burning sensation.
262294 tn?1236180470 I am currently detoxing and I am having horrible migraines. I know that exercise helps with detoxing and boosts endorphines, but as I was looking for a home remedy for migraines today, I came across the supplement DLPA (DL-Phenylalanine) an amino acid. Everything I read says that it helps manufacture endorphins. WOAH.
487030 tn?1233082781 Since about 2004, I have had to take painkillers, specifically Vicodin/Hydrocodone for killer menstrual cramps. The pain has gotten worse and finally found out I have uterine fibroids that cause my cramps to be so awful. When I started taking them, it was not a problem. I would take 1 to 2 when needed, and that was it. I had to eat when taking them and 2 was enought to knock me out. Slowly and more recently, this has changed.
Avatar m tn I've also been experiencing more pain, but not what I would normally associate with menstrual cramps. It's been severe enough a couple of times to take hydrocodone. Has anyone experienced this as normal? I hate calling the doctor with questions like this, only to find out that it's just a normal part of recovering.
Avatar n tn Yea I read and posted to your post earlier today between patients. I also replied to your post from yesterday toward the bottom of the page, don't know if you had a chance to read it yet. I suppose you can try some herbal treatments. Endo -ex is one made specifically to treat the liver stagnation believed to cause endometriosis. A lot of the herbal treatments that you see are going to want to treat the condition itself and not so much the symptoms.
Avatar f tn I have a very low tolerance to medicine and even a half of a hydrocodone would normally knock me out for hrs..but when your pain is at the point of throwing up..passing out..can't sit, can't lay..can barely breathe..even a whole hydrocodone doesn't help. I have to sit in a scalding hot bath just to try to relax so the pain pill can knock me out. Anyways, i've been married for 10 yrs this July and i've been trying for the last 6 yrs to have a child. No luck yet.
Avatar f tn I had an overlap of a knee injury and menstrual cramps, so that's why I took them for so long THIS time. But sometimes it would become my "glass of wine" at the end of the night. I don't drink, do drugs, smoke, etc. But I did notice that for about 3-5 days after I would sometimes take them. Because of having gastric bypass surgery, I am not able to take ibuprofen or NSAIDS of any kind. If I was able to, I doubt I would ever even have taken these pills.
564735 tn?1263947126 I am currently on 50 mg fentanyl patch and I take hydrocodone (7.5) for breakthrough pain (3 to 4 times a day), but after speaking with my doctor's office today I am getting a new prescription for 75 mg of fentanyl patch and I think another pain med for break through pain...I pick up the prescription tomorrow. I have had 3 chemo treatments of carboplatin and etoposide. I am experiencing three different types of pain...
Avatar n tn ] -- I have prescription pain relievers I take for menstrual cramps (usually naproxin but on really rough days I'll take Tylenol 3 with codeine). I am not on any other medication. I've found that with these, the pain not only goes away, but also my mood is noticeably elevated, even more so than during the rest of the month when I am not PMSing. Within an hour or so, I am in a *Good Mood*.
Avatar m tn she was only prescribed codiene at 30 tablets every month from her gynecologist for severe menstrual cramps. only when he asked her why they were gone when she had 30 for about 5 days of cramping, did she tell him she was using them for her leg pain as well. the hydrocodone and oxycodone were purchased off the street. so what i mean is, if she is suffering from so pain then she should tell her doctor about it. and she has seen him a few times in the last year.
4939681 tn?1361302899 I'm behind the times on painkillers generally, but some years ago I had truly disabling menstrual cramps and tylenol with codeine worked for me, without noticeable side effects -- and I am very sensitive to meds generally. And ibuprofen (the NSAIDs generally) didn't work and gave me hives. Everybody is different.
Avatar f tn She would occasionally take Midol for menstrual cramps but heck.... I am still stumped I hate my kid being sick.
535089 tn?1400677119 Vicks Formula 44M containing Dextromethorphan, and Primatene-M containing perylamine as well as the pain reliever Demerol, and prescription anti-depressant Elavil test positive for opiates up to three days. Even Quinine water can also cause a positive reading for opiates. Poppy Seeds such as the ones on a bagel from your favorite deli, etc. The journal of Clinical Chemistry Vol.33 No.
Avatar f tn may be i dont have to bear pain due to fevers or my menstrual cramps..i stopped using paracetamol long ago..after a while i got the swelling whenever i had fevers without any medication..its been 15 yrs since i had swelling allover..had swlling of lips & mouth & minor rashes..i had my allergy test 6 yrs ago back in india..may be i should get them tested again..would desensitization of tylenol help me?
Avatar f tn childbirth, surgeries, throw in some menstrual cramps that made me feel like chewing off my own foot. Had a stallion lunge at me one time and almost rip my breast off....the discomfort of w/d doesn't compare. And as for the mental side....I've been through hell before with that on other things, so mainly it is just keep plugging along and don't allow yourself to dwell on things so much that they throw you off. I decided to kick my soda habit when I quit pills too.
Avatar f tn I actually started taking it with the intention of only taking it for a few days each month-for severe menstrual cramps. I quickly found out that you cant take it for 2 weeks and then stop. Thus, I was on my path of tram destruction................ I do agree also that patients should research any drug they put in their body, but the sad reality is that there are lots of people out there that have 100% faith and trust in their dr.s knowledge.
Avatar n tn Then I used the Tramadol for menstrual cramps, that was my excuse. Now I am taking them every day. It's like I need them, they not only do they relieve aches and pains they seem to elevate my mood too. I am so much more patient with my kids when I'm taking them, I have less appetite and seem to be just more mellow. Normally I'm really high strung and when I'm taking Tramadol I'm not so much.
Avatar f tn I was told (and it really did kind of feel like this) that the cyst was pushing on my bile ducts (like constipation with nothing to pass) and also affecting my bilirubin count. The pain was like really bad menstrual cramps but sometimes it got so bad I couldn't even sleep for days. Has your jaundice/bilirubin count gotten better? Was your gallbladder pushing on your bile ducts also? If so, this would explain the continued pain because all the pressure is still there.
Avatar n tn I was prescribed tramadol for chronic daily tension headaches. I have been on it for about 3 months, I'm supposed to take 4-6 a day, but I take more like 10-15 and I'm already physically dependent. I have tried to cut down, and I get terrible headaches, cramps, aches, vomiting, unbearable fatigue and depression. I want to stop taking it because it doesn't help my headaches much, and I don't want to need a pill to feel normal. 1. Is it really worth tapering, or am I just prolonging my misery?
298579 tn?1192250448 If I have sex or exercise or sometimes just walk, I get these horrible cramps in my lower abdomen and most of the time, I have to have a bowel movement. The cramps last for about 3-5 minutes. I have fibroids which may be pressing on my organs but it only happens during that two weeks before my period. I haven't heard of anyone else with this problem until reading these posts.
Avatar n tn My husband is concerned due to the fact that I had to sleep all day (this is worse than my menstrual cramps which are usually horrible). Tylenol does not help (I took 1500 mg about 2 hours ago-2500 for the day). I can't take motrin (on coumadin). I am going to take the Roxicet I was given to sleep tonight. Any suggestions, comments, same issues.....Thanks.
Avatar n tn I started taking them for severe monthly cramps and severe headaches.But nothing could prepare me for the addiction I would soon come to realize I had!It has officially bagan to truin my life!I have tried more than once to get off,but usually only lasting a couple of days.I just cannot handle the severe flu-like symptoms!or the restless leg syndrom you get a night.
Avatar f tn I called my drs office awhile back and talked to the nurse about other options for pain bc i couldn't take the hydrocodone and work. And she told me to lay in the fetal position. I laughed out loud. I asked her how I was supposed to do that and take care of my patients. I found the pads at walmart. They work pretty well. Not as well as a regular heating pad. But there are a couple of downfalls I have found. They make me sweat. But I can deal with that over the pain. And they are kind of pricey.