Taking vicodin with xanax

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450052 tn?1207660274 Hi, I am in the same boat. Started back on vicodin after a 2 months break. I was taking soma and vicodin but can't get the soma anymore so the Dr. tells me to take the vicodin. I cannot take any anti inflammatory and Tylenol Arthritis just doesn't take the edge off. So here I am again on 2-3 vicodin a day. Not sure how else to manage the pain. I, too, feel like a failure as have stopped this 3 times already but the pain gets the best of me...
Avatar f tn Anyhow, I was taking .25 to .50mg of xanax a day to deal with the anxiety and I have decided to stop taking those as well.. I am not sure if they were a mental crutch or if they really did halp curb the anxiety... I do have a lot of stress in my life right now and the xanax helped to take the edge off of it and let me focus on the things I need to do however, I have an addictive personality and don't want to fall into being addicted now to xanax.... my question is this....
Avatar f tn from the vicodin or is it the Xanax? was it the Xanax too and the vicodin would mask it? Or is it still the vicodin w/d i am feeling? just curious. if this makes no sense let me know. basically just wondering if the feelings i am having are from the Xanax. Not sure when w/d start with Xanax?
2030769 tn?1343647674 re starting to crave the xanax - in all probability it is helping you with the vicodin withdrawals. Benzos will keep the anxiety at bay and make detoxing a bit easier, and as you know, will help you to sleep. .50 mgs is still a low dose, but it sounds like you've been taking the xanax almost daily .25, then up to 2mg for a time and now .50 for about 2 years. It's the 2 years that concerns me. Are you in a position to go to a doctor and discuss this with him or her?
Avatar n tn My friend is 32 weeks pregnat and her dr has her taking vicodin for a pelvic pain she has been having. She has already been taking them for atleast 2 weeks, Is vicodin safe for the baby?
Avatar n tn I have been clean off vicodin and xanax for 2 weeks, but my urine drug test, still comes out positive. How is this so?
Avatar n tn If you're stupid, then the rest of us might as well have no brains at all :) Right now you are taking a "safe" amount of Vicodin (in general; your specific needs/body may say that it's not safe). You've stopped feeling the energy it gives you because you're building a tolerance. That's the problem with taking Vicodin every day. You build a tolerance and need more to get the same effects.
Avatar f tn I've been taking Xanax .5 mg 1 a day for 4 to 5 months now. I was getting them off the street for my anxiety. I also was snorting vicodin 7.5 mg for 6 to 7 months 1 to 3 a day. I've been off the vicodin for 3 days now. And this is my 1st day not taking the Xanax. I don't want to get a seizure bc of not taking the Xanax. But I want to quit these pills bc I feel they r controlling me. The withdrawals suck on the vicodin. But I hope I can beat this.
Avatar f tn I've been taking Xanax .5 mg 1 a day for 4 to 5 months now. I was getting them off the street for my anxiety. I also was snorting vicodin 7.5 mg for 6 to 7 months 1 to 3 a day. I've been off the vicodin for 3 days now. And this is my 1st day not taking the Xanax. I don't want to get a seizure bc of not taking the Xanax. But I want to quit these pills bc I feel they r controlling me. The withdrawals suck on the vicodin. But I hope I can beat this.
Avatar n tn I recently got off Vicodin on January 2nd. It became addictive. I've been on Xanax for 10 years and I am tapering. I'm taking 1-1/2 mg. per day and I started taking Prozac at 10 mg. per day a week ago. I am experiencing racing thoughts, discomfort with my heart beating, clammy, smoky taste in my mouth after sleeping, horrible Anxiety buzz (Which begins with the racing thoughts), sore temple, tightness in head.
Avatar f tn Just my experience....I stopped the vicodin cold turkey and was also on xanax 2 mlg twice daily for 15 years. With my doctors guidance I did a very slow taper and am off them as well. Definately speak with yor doctor....going off xanax especially after 20 years needs to be monitored by a doctor BUT it can be done. I feel so much better off the xanax! Good luck to you foxy!
Avatar f tn m on the verge to a substance abuse problem because I am always altering my moods. I will take a vicodin and notice I need to take a zanax with it because I feel irritable (or anxious). I take another vicodin in about 6 hours with my zanax. The zanax is normal dosage, 2 x's daily 1mg, but I'm noticing that I've increased to probably 3 a day. I take the Wellbutrin & Ambien at night and sleep really well.
Avatar f tn Why are you taking the vicodin? What kind of pain was it prescribed for? Vicodin can cause breathing problems if that is what you are referring to when you mean your "chest seems heavy". The back and neck could be your anxiety or your brain coming up with pain to get more pills. If you are worried about addiction and you don't have a medical reason to take the pills I would stop taking them now before you become addicted or dependent on them.
Avatar m tn That is not a mention so you would think you can continue taking vicodin and be ok, just letting you know, it never hurts to clean the liver with a natural herb (providing you consult with your doctor before using it). In my non professional opinion, until you can talk to your doctor ASAP, taper down on them both. I am only suggesting this because without doctor consultation, just stopping medications can be bad. You will get some more responses from people on here.
Avatar m tn Hi all, I had been on Xanax 2mg,Vicodin 5/500mg and Tramadol 50mg for 2 yers(Xanax and Tramadol) and 1 year(Vicodin)taking 8 to 10mg Xanax and 2 to 4 pills of tramadol and Vicodin daily. I am slowly weaning off the Xanax, I'm on day 53 and down to 6.75mg and quit cold turkey the tramadol and the vicodin 16 days ago.
Avatar f tn I, too, had a couple occasions to need vicodin while pregnant with each of my kids in the early 3rd trimester and was comfortable taking it because I knew the benefits outweighed the risks involved. Good luck. You can always call your local pharmacy and speak with the pharmacist for reassurance as well.
Avatar n tn After years of me begging him to change my medication he finally switched me to Ultram. I have been taking that since Saturday with my last Vicodin being Friday evening. I also have an anxiety disorder so I take Xanax for that. I have been taking the one 50mg of Ultram in the morning and .5mg of Xanax at night. I have been told over and over again to not go cold turkey from the Vic. But I am sick and tired of it ruling my life. I hate the stuff and I always have.
1041243 tn?1375230520 Has anyone else expirienced this with vicodin? How long does it last after the vicodin is discontinued? Can this happen with other narcotic pain meds? Any thoughts on this would be greatly appriciated.
Avatar n tn I broke my ankle about a month ago and was perscribed to vicodin. Actually 10mg norcos. I have been taking 2 pills at night to ease the pain after being on my feet all day. I want to stop taking the pills and I am able to, however I am concerned about withdrawel. I'm sick of feeling tired and lazy and want to stop cold turkey, however I'm concered that after taking them for 30 days, I am going to go through withdrawel. Do you think I will have any problems if I stop today.
Avatar f tn I had already got myself on the lowest dose possible with the xanax beforehand, but I quit the vicodin cold turkey first. This way worked for me because the xanax helped somewhat with the sleep issues i had from the very early vicodin w/ds. After I felt some relief, i think it was by day 7 of no vicodin, that is when i let go of the xanax. Last week was a mental nightmare for me and i have no idea if it was from the xanax, vicodin or both w/ds.
Avatar n tn I took Klonopin for about 5 years, this was about 10 years ago, and then I got pregnant and stopped cold turkey, with no withdrawals or anything, I was taking .5 about 1-2 a day. After I had my baby I started on Xanax because I found Clonapin depressing, and same thing, I take 1-2 a day, or 1/2 a pill a day for about 3 or 4 years.
84562 tn?1288304383 Does it suggest a certain type or perhaps an alternative treatment to what I have been taking. I know VIcodin is not something to take for my problem. But I saved a few for Xmas. An AFIB/PVC free Christmas. What a gifr.
487030 tn?1233079181 Im on my 4th day going cold turkey from vicodin. Was taking up to 10-12 a day. For the first 3 nights, I took half of a xanax to help me sleep as the anxiety is the worst for me. I'm done with using those, and so I went and bought Natural Calm and Melatonin tablets (1mg) to help me sleep. Just wanted to see if anyone else has had success with either one of these. Sleeping is really hard as my body was so used to getting them at night. Thanks!