Vicodin and kidney failure

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Avatar f tn hi you need to have thenm do a liver panel on you to find out just where you stand I abused pills for yrs will drinking and was lucky to suffer no ill effects the human body is very resilient but on the other side of the coin it can also be fragile you only get one liver and kidney failure is another one to check for have them check for proteins in your urine the doctors will get to the bottom of this good luck and God bless.....
Avatar n tn Welcome to the forum, and I know it isn't easy just to admit your own deamons and addiction out loud, and especially to strangers right? But we are not really strangers, but more like people that have been there and done that many many times(in my case anyway)..
Avatar n tn My injury and subsequent problems brought on depression and low self esteem as well as weight gain and I found the Vicodin gave me a "euphoric feeling" and I could get through the day. What I found amazing is that my doctor kept okaying my prescriptions. I have tried many times to quit - sometimes as long as two weeks but the utter exhaustion and depression made it hard to keep going. Through this I have managed a full time job and taking care of a teenager.
479459 tn?1246745619 I was taking 60+ Vics a day for a month and I'm fine, but I'm sure it's possible for another person or me (when I was still using) to take 20 a day and have liver failure. By the way....FYI.....liver failure is a very slow and painful process. I was told by a nurse practitioner that it's a very painful way to die. Many times we need a push to get us to stop. You'll find very shortly that you'll have allot more energy without the Vics!
895634 tn?1283992810 If this should happen for too long it can damage your kidney or cause kidney failure. Not something you want to happen which is why you need to see a Urologist very soon. As the above text states, a change in diet and the amount of water a person drink can lessen the future chances of recurring stones. But there are some of us like hrsepwrguy and myself, that have stones chronically. When ever I have an ultrasound, CT scan or MRI kidney stones are found.
Avatar n tn Absolutly no doubt about it, taking acetomenephine in a narcotic pill with another 600mg of asprin and yet another 133mg of BC(which is toxic in high doses) will cause livern and kidney damage and even a higher posibility of liver failure.
Avatar n tn I have used Vicodin ES for 2 conditions #1 Kidney Stones and #2 As of late arthritis (I am allergic to NSAIDS ---Non Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Agents. ) It is the nasty effects of deranged Tylenol Metabolism and attendant liver damage that worry me most. When in severe pain one will do almost anything to make it go away. In the case of kidney stones I was lucky as they were relatively acute (2-3 days at most) so Vicodin ES was not a problem.
Avatar n tn I have been thru them before and what a nightmare!! Sweating and leg pain were the worst. I currently see two different doctors to get my vicodin and I have been caught by one of the doctors. They told me that if I didn't want to be turned in, I better not call them again. I cannot tell you how humiliating that was. But to get a hold of the vicodin I'm about willing to do anything. The patch does NOT have the same effect mentally as the vicodin does.
Avatar n tn I was only 35 and healthy, aside from the addiction to vicodin. I searched for answers and help and could not find any. I thought it was just me going through all this pain and suffering. I didn't know what the hell was the matter with me. I thought that the withdrawl would only be a couple of weeks and then I would start feeling better. Boy, was I wrong!
Avatar n tn I was pregnant and on vicodin for kidney failure which is how i got into this whole mess to begin with. Anyhow, even my ob told me that the baby would be born fine as he was the one who prescribed me the meds. however, with my case he had to way the risks. The trama my body suffered when in such pain caused me almost to miscarry 3 times which is finally when he decided to put me on meds. I was only on them for one and a half months at 2 500mg pills a day. My baby was born fine...
Avatar n tn I did a report in school on Kidney Failure and here is the fact that I came across. All pain killers and muscle relaxers destroy you kidneys. Your kidneys are one of your most vital organs. Your kidneys clean your blood and when your kidneys stop functioning, you have two choices: 1. Go home on hospice and wait about 7-10 to die. 2. Get dialysys treatments 3 times a week for 4 hours a day. This is when you are hooked up to a machine that cleans your blood.
Avatar n tn I hate to be contrary once again but 1) Ultram is not listed anywhere as a narcotic drug. 2) It is not a controlled substance 3) Online purchace of ultram is not in a grey area, it is perfectly legal. 4) The offical stand on ultram is that it is only addictive in persons with a history of addiction (us) 5) Ultram is in fact being used to detox people from opiated drugs. Mariposa does bring up an excellen point of which I have already warned you about.
12953 tn?1270757997 I can't understand the poppy seed question as pain didn't seem to be an issue. When I say physical damage, I mean no kidney failure, liver failure, etc. Does the previous poster take testosterone? A few of the symptoms you just mentioned sound directly related to it. Ingrown hairs is another symptom.
Avatar n tn there is power in prayer......go to JESUS!!!!!! there is nothing he cant do.......TRUST ME.
179856 tn?1333550962 If adopted by the Food and Drug Administration, the changes would lower the maximum over-the-counter Tylenol dose and would ban two narcotic painkillers, Vicodin and Percocet, which also contain acetaminophen. Yet another painkiller, propoxyphene, was the target of FDA action on Tuesday. Also sold as Darvon and in an acetaminophen combination called Darvocet, it has been linked to accidental overdoses and suicides.
Avatar n tn My younger brother, age 39, died last Friday of heart failure, secondary to liver and kidney failure. He was in the hospital for 6 weeks, on daily dialysis. He had been a heavy drinker for over 20 years and suffered from depression. No one could reach him. He wouldn't go to the MD until my parents threatened him. At this point he couldn't urinate, was severely jaundiced, abdomen distended and in total denial of the seriously of the disease.
Avatar f tn Can chronic abuse of opiates cause congestive heart failure? Liver disease? Kidney disease. I'm an addict that is experiencing some very scary symptoms and I fear that all of my drug abuse is the cause of it. Is there something out there that I can read that describes all the bad stuff that opiates do to your body long term? TIA!
Avatar f tn So my husband was given Vicodin 500mg for his bone spurs and arthritis in his neck. After 7 years of chronic pain myself in my shoulder after a car accident I tried his Vicodin for a couple of days, they worked. So I asked our doctor if he would give me a script for the same thing. He obliged, very apprehensively, but has always only allowed me a script of 1 a day of 500 mg pills. I know I don't sound like I'm heading to where I am an addict, but I do believe I am. Let me explain why.
968551 tn?1248268744 The amount of Tylenol your ingesting is a lethal amount and will cause liver failure. I am really surprised this has not already happened to be honest with you. We have an excellent substance abuse community here that will answer your questions. I assume you do not have chronic pain and our taking these meds for pleasure purposes. I am not putting you down or trying to scare you, you need help now.
Avatar n tn My mom was a dialysis nurse and I grew up watching people who had been on these meds end up in kidney failure and dying. Most of us on here have done it, and many of us are very, very fortunate that we haven't had issues with this so far, but it is a real possiblity. Your doc might talk to you about a different medication with less Tylenol that can help you more.
252556 tn?1189759431 This includes drugs such as tramadol (Ultracet and Ultram) codeine (Tylenol #3, #4), Darvocet, Hydrocodone (Vicodin, Norco, Lortab and derivatives), Oxycodone (Endocet, Percocet, Oxycontin), Morphine, Demerol. Fentanyl, and Dilaudud. There are many other opiates not listed, so if you don’t see it listed, you can still use these suggestions if it’s an opiate based addiction. None of these apply to benzodiazepine based addictions. These addictions should never be dealt with by going cold turkey.
Avatar n tn Throw in a few ounces of alcohol and you have a lethal cocktail. If not now, than soon. Kidney failure is a horrible way to die, not that there are any good ways but this certainly would not be one of preference. Please think about what you are doing to your body, especially to your liver and nest to your kidneys. Arthrotec is a NSAID, similar to ibuprofen or naproxen. Acetaminophen is not an NSAID.
Avatar f tn This is day 3 and a half that I have not taken vicodin! I have been using it everyday for about a year and a half.
Avatar f tn I have primary hyperoxaluria type one my liver does not produce and enzyme that take the oxalates out of my body, causing many stones and kidney failure, if your having cronic stones get checked for it, a nephrologist is who u need to see, urologist only treat the the stones effects on you. Not what causes them, I will one day soon need a liver and kidney transplant they will not do only a kidney because it will be destroyed by my liver.
Avatar n tn I have Medullary Sponge Kidney Disease along with Pulmonary Hypertension and Right Sided Heart Failure. I wish the doctors could live one week as me and then tell me I am imagining the pain. There should be no pain without a stone blocking the urine- they tell me. Well guess what, I am hurting now and you cannot find a stone.
Avatar n tn I am frustrated that I have been going to these docs for years with no help and now I am looking at possible kidney failure. Are we going to wait until they completely shut down before someone actually does something? Seriously? Thinking of going to Mayo before its too late. I know technically my creatinine is not considered high yet but last year it was only 0.77. Too close for my comfort to keep waiting and doing nothing! Any advice?
Avatar m tn a) No. I was previously using vicodin (hydrocodone) and when I started seeing a pain specialist, he suggested that I switch to methadone because it lasts much longer (6 to 8 hours, as compared to 2 to 3 hours for the vicodin), therefore I wouldn't be taking pills all of the time. Vicodin isn't nearly as strong as the methadone, and it was beginning to hurt my stomach. The methadone has been really great for me. I don't have a constant chronic bad pain.
Avatar f tn You need the vicodin for the pain because of the abscess and short term usage isn't going hurt you. Ibuprofen can also be taken as long as we keep it within the recommended dosage. Most hepatologists recommend Tylenol for pain as long as we follow the prescribed dosage either on the bottle or what our liver docs prescribe. Those of us with advanced liver disease are allowed at least 2000 mg within a 24 hr period.
Avatar n tn Using it over a span of time regularly acetaminophen can cause damage to your liver and kidney even at recommended doses. So many people use it daily but it's really a OTC that's supposed to be used for short spans of time or ever so often when it's really needed. I'm not sure how long it would take to cause failure if it's taken at prescribed doses, probably quite a while. But the real danger is that there's no comming back from acetaminophen caused liver or kidney function or decline.
Avatar f tn ) After about 2 months, the right leg began to swell, also. Misdiagnosis of congestive heart failure, kidney failure, blood clot. Several blood and urine tests reveal no cause (CBC, HepC, complete thyroid panel, glucose, hormone, etc.). EKGS, xrays, ultrasound, CT scan reveal nothing. My left leg measures between 7 and 8 inches enlarged, right is between 5 and 6 inches, and an overall weight gain of about 20 pounds in the legs. Although it varies in size and shape, the swelling does not go away.