Vicodin and kidney problems

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Avatar f tn There have been many pregnant moms on this forum who were addicted to pills and at a much higher dose than you. It is not safe for you to go cold turkey as your baby will feel the withdrawals more than you. Please talk to your OB and see what he/she recommends. It is best to be totally honest with everyone concerned. If they find out without being informed, it could cause problems.
Avatar n tn I have started taking Methadone on occasion. This morning I took a 10mg Methadone and this evening I took 3 10mg Hydrocodones. I am experiencing a ton of breathing problems now. Does anybody know if this is a bad mix. I was taking 10-15 10mg vicodin a day. I know it has to be tearing up my liver. Does anyone else have a problem like this?
Avatar n tn My daughter is about 26 weeks along and has kidney stone. Her mid-wife prescribed vicodin but said not to take it everyday. Well, there is a small problem-her pain is extreme everyday. Can she take it once a day?
696149 tn?1314320959 I asked my cardiologist if Vicodin could be causing this and he said no. Well, it started exactly when I started taking the Vicodin. I thought it strange, but hey, doctors know more than you right.....uh yeah.....right. This lasted for about 2 months and then it went away almost completely. The docs wouldn't refill my Vicodin and everything that I still had...what little I had...went away. They refilled my Vics again but the breathing problem didn't come back.
Avatar m tn I had a Kidney stone (6mm) removed and a stent put in place 6 days ago, and since then I have had some lower back pain and passing blood in urine. Sometime my urine is almost clear and other times it is very red with blood. I have noticed about three small blood clots passed over the past 3 days. Is this normal? Today I woke up with an upset stomach, and when urinating it is starting to burn more the past 2 days.
Avatar n tn you can see on my profile that my daughter is a very happy and HEALTHY 19-month-old now, and they were giving me stuff WAY stronger than vicodin for my kidney stones. Congrats on the pregnancy :). When do you find out if you're having a girl or a boy?
Avatar n tn I had a stone that blocked my kidney and even after blasting would not come out without being scooped out. This was in my left kidney. Kidneys were both checked out thoroughly for damage and other stones - neither of which was found. Questions are...Since it has been two months and I haven't passed any stones are they likely to just stay put? If the larger one gets stuck after I have my surgery will they be able to go in and get it out without cutting me or screwing up the TVT?
Avatar f tn I've been taking vicodin or norco here and there for chronic back pain after a car accident. Right after my car accident I would go through 60 norcos, and 30 soma in a week. Full on abusing and addicted. Stopped cold turkey after a year of that. Not fun. Now I get 20 norcos and will take 1/2 at time every 4-6 hours. Sometimes I find myself taking them even though I'm not in a whole lot of pain. Not sure if that is considered abusing them?
Avatar m tn I have a lot of chronic pain problems with my knee, I had surgery on it a while ago, it has arthritis in it now, it bothers me everyday, I have herniated discs in my lower back and and problems with my left ankle. I have been on all sorts of meds in the past, including vicodin and percocet. My orthopedic Dr. told me before I could mix tylenol with advil and it would equal a pain pill without the narcotic effect.
Avatar f tn I am sorry to ask so many questions I was just a bit confused by what you said. I have no medical background but I wouldn't think that using them for 5 days would cause all of these problems...do you think it could be caused by something else, or are you positive that the vicodin is the root of these new problems?
1165078 tn?1338655745 I've been on Keppra for over 3 yrs now, other than gain weight as soon as I was put on the drug, I've had numerous UTI's and kidney infec. as well as Kidney stones, I reduced my dosage by half (1000mg/day down to 500mg/day) over a period of 4 months last yr, still szr free, and blood levels come back with in therapeutic range (something my Neuro can't quite explain yet isn't making me go back up to the 1000mg/day). But I'm having more kidney issues.. am I alone on this?
Avatar f tn Definitely NO if you got normal liver and kidney function.
696149 tn?1314320959 I got an CT scan a couple days ago and the nurse gave me the results on Friday. They want to do an MRI of my head. My symptoms have been blurred vision for the past 6 or 7 months and some medium to severe pain in my eyes. Here is what they said. Dose report: Total exam DLP = 941.43mGy-cm FINDINGS: Ventricular system appears to be normal. There is no mass effect or shift of midline structures. I do not see any collections. Cortical sulci and gyri appear to be normal.
4768456 tn?1358921474 The best advice I could give you right now is to try and titrate down (ween off) the Vicodin cut down to one pill for 2 weeks, than a half pill for 2 weeks, than a quarter of a pill for 2 weeks, than don't take "Any" Vicodin at all. For your pain management I would recommend you speak to your Dr about seeing a licensed Physical Therapist. The sooner you get off the Vicodin, The Better.
Avatar n tn Vicaden is completely safe. I have kidney stones and I've taken it a lot this pregnancy. I've asked several on docs their opinion . As long as your not popping them like crazy...then the fear u get addicted to it...otherwise its probably fine.
Avatar f tn I am so sorry to hear about our pain and kidney issues. I can imagine how painful and tiresome it must all be ....and my heart goes out to you. I've had multiple kidney stones also. I assume they are unable to provide a specific diagnosis for your under the rib pain.... or do they believe it is related to the kidney issues? I can certainly relate to be tired of "pain meds" however we often have little choices if we want to tolerate our pain and function to some degree.
1348086 tn?1370783185 If any thing is serious with your kidney then you will come to know immediatly so no need to wait for symptoms to occur, Also do not do lot of google search because the more you do the more you learn the new symptoms and your brain will start mapping those symptoms to kidney and finally you will land up in health anxiety.... Enjoy life take care of your mother.. take her outside for a walk .. call your friends at home .. have a nice atmosphere at home and enjoy... dont think much ...
Avatar n tn I was reffered to a urologist specialist and found out she only had one kidney and had number 5 reflux in that kidney,so she had surgery on that kidney and so far so good.No more infections,and she is now 10 and doing fine.Good luck with your little girl,i know they worry the hell out of you but try to take one day at a time or the stress will make you sick.
Avatar n tn org/cgi/content/abstract/2/3/563 Liver disease secondary to chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in dialysis patients and kidney transplant recipients. Evaluation of patients with chronic HCV infection is warranted to determine stage of disease and the need for HCV therapy.
529932 tn?1212867390 Aside from cutting back on the salt and drinking plenty of water, specific foods will also reduce protein the urine and even restore Kidney functions. People have restored their kidney function completely. Here's the program that seems to be getting the best results. Check it out, there's nothing to lose.. http://tinyurl.
Avatar f tn m pregnant with baby #3 and I occasionally have to take vicodin for neurological and back problems as well, and so far everything looks great with this pregnancy. All of my medicines were prescribed by my OB, and everything I did was under his care and direction, that is the most important part.