Hydrocodone shelf life

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Avatar n tn I have been taking hydrocodone for about 2 1/2 years at an increasing rate, ending up with the 7.5 strength and about 18-20 per day. I do have severe arthitis pain and am a 51 year old woman. I have to cut down and recently cut down to 10 a day and have experienced physical and emotional withdrawal symptoms. I have some clonidine and don't know how much to take for withdrawal. What is the recommended dosage.
Avatar n tn Hi - I've been on a scrip for hydrocodone for about a year, only 2 10/500 pills/day. Is that an addictive quantity of the drug? I normally quite taking them for a few days like every other month or so - haven't ever noticed any effect other than probably some imagined joint pain. Nothing like the horror stories posted here for certain. Probably like everyone else, I do get "stoned" off of them infrequently - ie take 4 at a time.
Avatar m tn I am no doctor but it is my opinion that you will go thru withdraw from the methadone, which is much worse than hydro. Methadone has a very long shelf life. Please be careful mixing the done with anything. A whole bunch of people that I know have died doing just what you are doing. Methadone stays in your system a long dang time. Be careful because when you play with fire you will get burned. If I were you, I would stay far away from the methadone. Just my opinion.
Avatar n tn To make a long story short, I have been on Oxycontin 40mg 4 times a day with Hydrocodone 10/325 for breakthrough pain. My pain is hardly helped by the drugs. I NEVER feel a buz, I truly only take the pills to help a little with the pain. When Oxy went back to not being generic, the script cost of $758 for a one month supply which made me ask my pain specialist for something that works better and that costs less. What a nightmare ... he switched me to morphine.
696149 tn?1314324559 I hope that the anti-depression and anti-anxiety meds work of course and if I have to take them the rest of my life, I'm fine with that as long as I can function and have peace and joy. Of course if I could function without them, that would be even better, but I'm just trying to soak up as much positive energy that I can. It's quite likely that I'll have some bad days or even bad weeks to come, but I'm going to try to keep that from happening as much as I can.
Avatar f tn Maybe I did take it too soon, but I tried figuring out the shelf life of what I took, and seemed as if it should of been out my system. I am a little anxious and thinking about where to get Norco, but i do want this to work, so confused...Think im gonna go take another 8mg, then hopefully i will be able to sleep. So sweaty and achy. Didnt have a headache til took subs....
1176246 tn?1415015517 Since it has a shorter half life will the wd period be shorter? Like hydrocodone and methadone. One will be in wd much longer after getting off of methadone in comparison to hydrocodone because of the half life. Is this true for benzo's as well? I sure hope so. I do not want to be on this stuff anymore. I'm very frusterated that I continue to slip up, please help me understand benzo and benzo wd and tapering. I have tried to see three doctors. The lowest intake is $350 cash plus $250 a month.
167426 tn?1254089835 She warned me of bone pain caused by the chemo - she had it pretty severe and took hydrocodone and oxycotin for it. I got mild bone pain occassionally and tried the hydrocodone I had left from surgery but it still woke me up. I tried Tylenol PM and that's what did the trick for me!
484378 tn?1209909492 Well, to refresh your memory I have been addicted to Norco **Hydrocodone** 10/325mg's for about 2 years now, give er take a couple months over. Well at my worst time, I was taking about 20 a day. I started doing a taper with the help of my hubby and got down to about 10 a day. Im proud and glad to say that I am going to my FIRST appt with my new Suboxone doctor on May 1st. I have 5 days left of this hell of a life. Im very anchious and nervous at the same time.
645800 tn?1466864555 I also got her to give me a new script of my Hydrocodone which is a life saver for when I get TN. Knocks me out real quick so that I can sleep through the pain. She also considered increasing another of my BP meds, but decided against that as my pulse is getting down to 58 as it is. Now comes the good part. I talked to her about the problems I have been having in taking care of myself. Things like showers, doing dishes, etc.
Avatar f tn Where did you read or hear that celexa interferes with hydrocodone half-life and metabolism? Just wondering since I can't seem to find anything on it. As for using klonopin to ease your withdrawals, there are no doctors here who can advise you, and giving that kind of medical advice is forbidden. There are a couple alarms to be aware of about the klonopin. It's all too easy to overdose on it while you're detoxing and desperate for relief.
5347058 tn?1381192026 Freedom to live the life that was meant for you...I can only share my experience. I was taking 7-8 Vic 7.5 with soma per day. My second and 3rd day were the worst as far as withdrawl. I got really good music to help me mentally. I took lots of baths for aches and pains..hell i think my hair hurt lol...I took otc sleep med and aleve....I walked a lot...2 3 times per day...i kept in touch with friends on here during....
1279189 tn?1275248468 especially since I have a long life ahead of me with a life-long need for pain control. And do note that it will take a while for the fentanyl to get in your system, so don't expect any instant results...
Avatar f tn d and the chemical imbalance is easily cured with some hydrocodone so I quickly became partial to it. The first year started easy I could take 1 a day maybe 2 then nothing for a week. By year 2 I was all in everyday but still only taking 3 a day. Now up until Sunday morning (now technically tues 1:25 am) I was still only taking no more than 4-6 a day.
Avatar n tn I have both hydrocodone (Vicodin) and oxycodone (Percocet), and have only used them when it was necessary, because they have always made me nauseous. I have cut them all in half to take them, and know that I need to take them with food, and just before I lie down for the night. Could I be addicted to my pain medication? I would hate to think that I might be straddling the line between necessity and addiction.
Avatar n tn the percs are the stronger of the two. Oxycodone is in the same class of narcotics as morphine. Hydrocodone is in the same class as codeine. Oxycodone is the active ingrediant in OxyContin. They can be both quite addictive, with the withdrawal from oxy said to be somewhat worse than from hydro. If you have real migraines, I know there are a lot of migraine-specific non-narcotic drugs that are quite effective.
Avatar n tn first off, thank you steubing, don't remember the real name, but thank you for the email, I appreciate it. I really don't know much about 5htp, although I work at a supplement store part time and I asked why it was put on the back shelf, they told me it was because people on "X" or "E" whatever you want to call it... they would use it to come down off of it...they would try and steal it..... what are the benefits of taking this.
Avatar m tn Hi! I have been addicted to the prescription painkiller hydrocodone...norco and vicodin...for the last few years. I do not have the benefits of health insurance or the large sums of cash needed to pay for rehab. Knowing I cannot kick this deadly habit alone and knowing the torment it is causing my liver...ONE of the things that MAKES this addiction so deadly...
177036 tn?1192290235 I HAVE a bottle of norcos.....its just sitting on my shelf. I keep it cuz my husband is a MAN(lol)and refuses to go see a doctor about his knee injury....(his knee is whacked....just leave it at that.) So occassionally he'll take one of them for pain. I asked him the other day, What it is like to just take them for pain? I mean, I really was seriously asking...cuz I took them for that euphoric feeling. He told me he didn't know HOW I could have liked them so much...cuz they make him sick.
Avatar f tn I get the feeling like 80 yrs old!! I am still waiting for some major healing events in my life LOL! You jumped at a pretty high dose, but that article above talks about others who did/have too. Keep doing what you're doing......or you'll just have to do it over again.......and it will be even harder.....MUCH harder.
Avatar f tn This is the dilema that I have been thinking about. If a person has already experienced life in debiliatating pain, should that serve as a constant reminder that if they abuse the pills,they are back at square one?
Avatar n tn I have ruined my life. I stopped about 5 days ago and started taking about 10mg of Methadone a day. yesterday was my first day without methadone and I went and bought more Oxy-contin, Im so frustrated because for the first time, I felt pretty good physically, but I just couldn't resist the temptation. On a good note, it was like my body rejected it, i threw up a few times at the end of the night.
Avatar n tn They are running my life. They are deadly though, not the hydrocodone in them, the acetaminophen (Tylenol). The max per day for a person is 4 grams, an extra strenght tylenol has 500mg per tab., there is 1000mg in a gram. It kills your liver, and without a healthy liver your better off dead. I don't know what to do!!! I haven't told my husband, the one I tell everything to, I've been sneeking these stupid pills behind his back and now I want to face my problem and quit!!
Avatar f tn Previous to the surgery, I was already in pain- (no syrinx btw)- arthritis in my spine, neck pain...so I was already on hydrocodone 7.5, 3-4x's per day. I've a low pain threshold & high pain med.tolerance (in the past 10yrs., besides this surgery, I've had 7 other surgeries-some minor, but surgery nonetheless). My neurosurgeon said he knew the pain would be a challenge to control for me. Before I left the hospital, my pain had not been under a 7. I was told by Neuro. staff that was normal.
Avatar n tn Correction or clarification rather. I said it all comes down to pain vs. addiction.......What I meant by addiction is dependence from a pain pt's stance. Do you know the difference? There is a difference. I'm getting "addiction" in the typical sense, from your situation. If someone is in constant pain, and there quality of life goes down, then no choice needs to be made. If the chronic painer can find an educated phys., pain medication is clearly the route one must take.
Avatar f tn I am literally sitting here crying on a gloomy Saturday morning. Several weeks ago, I began to change my life. Ten years ago, in a miserable marriage, I was misdiagnosed with Bipolar. I kicked Seroquel several years ago . . Valium came two years ago. My mother told me if I ever tried to "kick" Cymbalta, I might as well put myself in an institution . . that damned drug was worse than having the DT's (my mom should know . . she has been addicted to every damned thing on the planet .
Avatar n tn I agree with the the last post I just read, I can't imagine taking 15 to 20 norco at once, I've been on Hydrocodone for years, very continually for the past 3 years, I was taking around 10 or 12 vicodin es for years, I'd always take 1 1/2 at a time, but my Doctor recently switched me to Norco, I also hate the vicious cycle of addiction, Its really hard for me to Not take the pills though, I have severe arthritis in my ankle, I'm bone on bone, I had a bad car accident when I was 15 and almost lo
Avatar f tn I would love to not take supplements, but some crazy doctor in the 90s told my mom that I would need to take B6 and B12 for the rest of my life. I had been on all sorts of other vitamin supplements during this time, but it was too much of a hassle since I had so much trouble swallowing them. Thankfully my parents gave up and instead of forcing me to continue with just the two, I went without ever since 6th grade. Didn't seem to feel any different with or without them.
Avatar n tn I started on hydrocodone/apap 7.5/500. After about a month, I stated to the doc that it didn't seem as if the pills were working, so he uped me to 10/650. I stayed on these up until my knee replacement last month, to when he discharged me with Oxycotin. I am now finishing with part of my therapy, and am trying to wein myself from the pain meds.