Pancreatitis and vicodin

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Avatar m tn My question is does the risk for Pancreatitis increase if Vicodin is also taken with the alcohol? I was injured recently and prescribed Vicodin and soon after developed acute Pancreatitis. Would that have played any part or just fatty foods and alcohol?
Avatar n tn Could someone please tell me how they manage their pain at home! I was given vicodin and have had CP for the last 7 years! It is not working on the pain! HELP!? This discussion is related to <a href=''>Chronic Pancreatitis</a>.
Avatar n tn My grndmother dies from pancreatic cancer, my father has alcoholic pancreatitis, and my sister has pancreatitis. Many DR. we have talked with say this disease is NOT hereditary but I feel that in many cases it is. My father was an alcoholic most of my life, now recovered he has this lasting effect. His pancreas is severly damaged, the DR said if he drank again it would kill him.
Avatar f tn I am 30 and was diagnosed with chronic/ acute recurrent pancreatitis about 4 and a half years ago. The doctors believe mine is related to CF, because I also have some lung issues. I was put on a morphine pain pump 2+ years ago. After MANY discussions with my doctors: Pain, GI, Pulmonary and High risk OB, the doctors still were not sure...they said they had never dealt with a pregnancy with someone this severe, but that I could try it and we would find out. I am now 5 months pregnant.
Avatar n tn A serum creatinine and creatinine clearance test should be done to rule out kidney involvement and a blood sugar for diabetes. However it could also be recurrent pancreatitis and pain of colitis too that has become dull aching type. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar f tn It all started with a terrible toothache 2 years ago. I ended up getting the tooth pulled and was prescribed Vicodin. Soon after I developed "dry socket" which is terrible pain and was given more Vicodin. While on Vicodin I realized that I was happier. Normal things that bothered me became less an issue. I would clean like crazy and think of fun and creative things to do with my kids. Everything seemed to be better in my life when I was high.
Avatar f tn I haven't been back in the hospital since the beginning of September for the gallstone and the pancreatitis (that is what the GI dr. are calling it) but I'm still having a lot of stomach pain and problems. If you all didn't know, in August I went to my pain management dr. and told him the vicodin wasn't holding the pain. At that time he gave me Opana 10mg long term and break through pain meds. I found the Opana to be a pretty good pain control, but it was also over 80.
251667 tn?1189759431 I just work, take vicodin, work out, take vicodin, come home, and take vicodin. Maybe some shopping in there. One of my favorite things in the world is to take vicodin and go shopping. I need some advice on how to help kick this thing at home. With my job there would be no way I could go to a rehab with out everyone in the world finding out and losing my job. I like my job. Please someone give me some advice.
Avatar n tn As for pancreatitis - again, large amounts of vicodin may contribute to this disease. Pancreatitis can lead to infection and sepsis - which may contribute to harm to the fetus. I am not an OB, so my insight into this question is limited. Followup with your personal physician is essential. This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only.
Avatar n tn my Dad is 57 and has been a heavy acholic for atleat 30 yrs he was a heavy coke and meth user for 27 of those and he wont stop drinking he will not go to the liver specialist and i just got him out of the hospital were they had to drain from the back to the pancreatitis and 2 days home he is drinking crown...
Avatar f tn And when the sphincter spasms it can cause a backup of pancreatic fluids and bile and can result in pancreatitis. If you have another attack and go to the ER or see your doc, make sure they check your liver and pancreatic enzyme levels within 12 hours of an attack because the levels will rapidly fall. You might also want to follow a low fat diet. There are people who have problems with handling fat after GB surgery and the presence of fat in the diet can sometimes result in spasms.
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Avatar m tn Does anyone know if a year and a half of using ALOT of vicodin have long term affects on my body? I know it also has acetaminophen but i'm not sure excactly how much each Norco 10 has and I was using about 15 pills including soma each time I used. I used sometimes 2 or 3 days straight and would lay off a day or two. I would sometimes have alcohol with. I know all that has to bruise your insides but I dont plan to use anymore and thats why i'm a member of this site now.
Avatar n tn Slight elevation of amalayse and white count. Dr sent me to hospital poss d/x pancreatitis. Cat scan normal. ER Doc d/x gastritis. On Levbid & Previcid. Over last 2 wks, vomiting, every 3-4 days, several times in a row. Emesis ranges from undigested food that had been eaten up to 8 hrs prior to green/grey fluid. Always nauseated. Appetite erratic- some days I can eat, others not. Also now severely constipated. If I use an enema, I have a hard stool with a small amount of blood.
Avatar n tn Man, I didn't really realize what I REALLY said. You pointed it out quite clearly- thank you. I don't want to quit for myself. I know how stupid that sounds, I don't want to continue destroying myself, but damnit- I enjoy the vicodin. I think that most of us enjoy our "poison", and I don't think that lying to myself and trying to convince myself that I don't enjoy being on Vicodin will help me prevail.
Avatar n tn Felt it more when breathing in or moving,bending. Eventually pain was a tad better and mostly just in my back. I had an EKG and chest X-ray which were normal. Next day pain was still there mostly in upper right back area. A few hours after waking up, my right arm felt funny and my right hand was tingling. I went to ER, had another EKG, And chest X-ray and bloodwork done for bloodclot. All results were normal. From looking online I thought I had a pinched nerve.
941046 tn?1250642429 My primary doctor refused to give me anymore pain medication so I went to another doctor. He gave me vicodin and a referral to another GI specializing in liver and pancreas disorders. This doctor is so busy I can't get in for a consult till mid August and the vicodin isn't working anymore. My new doctor says he is reluctant to give me anything stronger because he doesn't want me to build up a tolerance to narcotics.
Avatar n tn The Doctor who gave this training did say that if a woman is taking hydrocodone (vicodin) during her pregnancy, that the baby will be born physically dependant, and will have to undergo uncomfortable withdrawals after birth. I don't know for sure if the same holds true for oxycodone, but I would assume that it does. But..definately check with your doctor, and best of luck to you..keep us posted!
Avatar f tn I get RLS and jitters. I hate it. My pancreas acts up too. I'm on them because I have bad chronic pancreatitis and cystic fibrosis. I'm trying to wean but it has been difficult b/c of pain and w/d's and the docs say teh w/d can hurt the baby. So, if I am dependent that does that mean the baby has a higher chance of being too? I've heard so many conflicting things. I talked to a neonatologist that said it totally depends and noone knows. But, they must have some idea.
Avatar n tn I am a nurse and I too suffer form chronic pain syndrome. I have cystic fibrosis and chronic pancreatitis. I too have tried absolutely every avenue available for pain managment includng holistic medicine(which I still do). But, unfortunatley I have found that narc's are the only thing that makes life bearable. I completely understand your fear about addiction b/c I used to worry myself sick about it. THe fact of the matter is you take the meds to improve your quality of life.
Avatar n tn Does anyone have any suggestions? I know my body is used to narcotics and I am told the pain is pretty bad. Is Vicodin ES stronger? I quess I could ask for Morphine but don't know what strength. Any suggestions?
Avatar f tn pancreatitis is very painfull and isialy radiates in your left side and into your back,you have to watch eating much of anything with pancreatitis,and no alcohol exct. pain meds can actualy aggrivate the pancreatitis...that pain has nothing to do with your gallbladder as it is gone now,now its the pancreas.
Avatar n tn I have since had several dilatations of the common bile duct, frequent attacks of Pancreatitis and am still experiencing the same symptoms and pain as I originally had!I now suffer from Chronic Pancreatitis (and I mean suffer!) I take several narcotics for pain, Sandustatin inj. for Pancreatic spasms, and enzymes. However, I was told by my Specialist that there is nothing else that can be done.I am very frustrated! I do not intend to live the rest of my life like this!
Avatar n tn I also have pancreatitis and take medication (adderall) for add. Well, I see a doctor for my pancreatitis and my add at the same time. I do not abuse the adderall. He told me that he needed to send me to the lab for some simple blood tests. Ok, no prob. He sends me for lab work all the time for my pancreas. Well, that sob gave me a drug test. I called his office because I thought he made a mistake on the paper. He told me not to worry about it.
Avatar n tn Dr doesn't seem to know why but continues to give him percosets and vicodin. We have kept a log and it seems as though everytime he eats anything the cramping starts and they can go to a pain level of 9. Waiting this weekend to see Dr on Monday but I just wanted to know if anyone else had this and what happened.
Avatar n tn I believe this pain to be a symptom of withdrawal and so I do not want to feed it Vicodin. 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.
Avatar n tn i just found out my grown son has a vicodin addiction. he had alcohol problems and was hospitalized in the past. he quit drinking a year ago after a bout with pancreatitis. now, i have learned he is addicted to vicodin. i am scared to death that his liver will fail. how can i help him and lead him towards treatment.? he does not know i have learned of this addiction to pain meds but i will not ignore this . he is wonderful and i must do something to help. any insight will be appreciated.
Avatar f tn I also have been told in the past I have gastritis, stomach ulcer, GERD, gastroparesis (not definitively), NASH, and pancreatitis. Currently I am in horrible pain, have the worst diarrhea and vomiting on an almost daily basis, I have lost about 30 lbs in the last 4 months, and have had to make several trips to the ER because of these symptoms. I also have developed erythema nodosum on my legs (from what I understand this is necrosis and inflammation of the fat under your skin).