Vicodin and lower back pain

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Avatar f tn the pain is so severe it had me in tears( i can handle pain) this pain is at least 4x worst than my back labor with 2 of my children and no apin meds. the pain eases when i sit after about 10 min or so but comes back once i start standing again. i am fine when i lay down i'm ok when i get up in the morning . it is in my lower back starts out as a dull uncomfortable almost muscle achy the longer it hurts the worsr it get goes into to sharp stabbing pains that go from back to front.
Avatar f tn I'm 24 werks in & a young first time mom and I been having lower back pains! what to do/take?
Avatar m tn I have lower back pain on my left side, I am 21 and have had it in varying degrees since about the age of fourteen. it has always been in the same spot. The pain usually stays in my lower left side but it is shooting down my left leg and buttocks. I no longer have health insurance either.
Avatar m tn Hi. I am having pain in my lower right back. This has been going on now for almost 2 years. My symptoms change all the time whether it be sharp pains in my groin, my leg and my hip, and muscle spasms but the pain in my back is always there. The doctors say there is nothing they can do and nothing showed up in my MRI. I have been going to physio, massage and chiropractor for over a year now and nothing is working for me. PLEASE HELP!!! I would appreciate any comments that you have.
403156 tn?1290150018 Out of nowhere today, I got an extreme pain in my lower back. I cannot stand up straight and it hurts to walk, particularly when I take a step with my left leg. I am kind of leaning to the right and people at work commented this - I ultimately had to go home early. I took 1000mg of motrin, I know that is excessive, but even that has not done anything for the pain. I tried lying down and I could barely get up out of bed - it took me a few minutes.
Avatar f tn I could not define a point of injury, but started feeling pain in the lower left side of my back. I went to my doctor and she thought it might be kidneys or ovarian problems. Blood tests came back great. I've now had three chiropractic adjustments and am feeling no real relief. My Dr. prescribed Medrol which I finished taking over a week ago. I have also been taking Vicodin and Flexeril. The Vicodin seems to be constipating me (bonus).
1707916 tn?1307901640 I would say severe. The pain is in my lower back middle it sometime will radiate through my left leg. The pain gets worse if I sit, or move in a certain way. I dont take any med currently due to lack of health insurance. I have been taking advil and vicodin which someone gave me. Alittle history I care for a 93 year old man who just suffered a compression fracture, and untill about a week ago I was helping do just about everything, meanning I was picking him up etc...
Avatar f tn ( i went to the chiropractor and until that helped i was allowed to take a vicodin when the pain was intolerable. Only thing to do is call the chiropractor and talk to doc about something stronger for pain.
Avatar n tn To make matter worse they had me on every pain meds you could think of and then send me home with nothing. And between the doctors and the pharmacy i had no pain meds for two weeks; it was like being under rubble waiting for help and when i did get it did not work. The pain got so bad i had to go back to the hospital for a week and they only pump me with all kinds of drugs, setroids, iv morphine and pill morphine,vicodin,valium,lortab,tramadol,gabapentin.
Avatar f tn thank you for your reply. i just stumbled on to this and am surprised that someone responded. i went the whole dr thing a couple years ago and nothing could be found out. a dr did put me on amtriptylene that made the pain go away. but i do get bad headaches and i got a dr to give me some hydro ( they aren't vicodins lower dose) and now this pain has came back and even worse now. thanks again.
1305522 tn?1273170802 Anyone know of any other Meds. to use for chronic lower back pain ? I have tried the Vicodin of various strengths, Ultram ( Tramadol) and over the counter meds. Tramadol works well but gives me horrible headaches also. Vicodin I can't take at work for obviuos reasons.
Avatar n tn I have fibromyalgia and back pain. My pain is terrible, first thing of the morning and night are the worst times. I can't remember a day when I didn't hurt. I have been taking vicodin 5/500 4xday for 2 1/2 years. I know when I take one, the pain will be bearable and I can do the things I need to do. Lyrica gave me terrible side effects, plus a list of other meds that hurt more than they helped. Who needs to add another problem to the ones I already have?
Avatar n tn I am up for it because I need so much help! I looked at their website and they mention lower back pain but not head pain. I also noticed that my DR had written 'evaluation for a pump' on the script. I have tried looking it up but there is so much information on it that it's confusing. Most of them mention 'morphine' pumps. Is that the only kind of pump available? I would appreciate anyone that could give me more information on the types of pumps available.
176495 tn?1301280412 which helped some, but yesterday turned out to be a particularly painful day to where I was feeling pain down my right leg and across my lower back..The doctor (knowing my history) did not give me opiates, but instead more ultram (which I took no more than 2 per day previously and instead of skelaksan he wanted to go stronger, so he gave me Soma (I know I've read negative things about it here) and prednizone.
Avatar m tn I am a divorced dad of a wonderful 5 year old daughter and my ex is also on me about taking the meds as I did when we were married. I know I am addicted/dependent on the Vicodin for the pain in my back and have had times where I've suffered through withdrawals because I've run out way too early. The Vicodin also makes me pretty moody at times and have snapped at my daughter a few times and I'm quite sure it helped fuel it.
Avatar f tn I had no idea that when I was placed on this it would do this..... I have been taking Vicodin to try and help with the pain I have been feeling but I did my hopmework and see that maybe that is not a good idea. LOOK I WANT OFF..... I am never going back to those things and wish I was educated propertly as to the effects of withdrawl..... Is it alright for me to take the Vicodin, maybe even break them in half and take them to help....
620048 tn?1358018235 The MS doctor who is prescribing your Norco should be advising you about how to decrease your doses Meg. Damage to your liver from Tylenol (acetaminophen) isn't the only concern! Hydrocodone is the second ingredient in BOTH Vicodin and Norco and that is a NARCOTIC pain reliever. As I’ve said before…. You may need this amount of narcotic to control your pain. You may also have developed a tolerance to lower doses of narcotic.
Avatar m tn Around 7 weeks ago. I started having extreme lower back pain with pain running down the back of my right leg to my ankle. Step 1: went to chiropracter, 4 visits no change. Step 2: went to PT for 6 visits, no change maybe worse. Pain level up to an 8 out of 10. Have to lie down most of the time. Step 3: Started taking Vicodin, ibuprofin. Had an MRI, results show bulging disc in lower back pressing on nerve. Step 4: Went to pain CLinic, had cortisone back injection. Added Neurontin to other meds.
Avatar f tn 9 year ago I had a hysterectomy. Unfortunately during surgery the doctor knocked a hole in my bladder. My ureter swelled and kinked. Two days later I had stint put in my ureter. The stint stayed in for nine weeks. I continued to see the urologist for a year and did well. Now I am beginning to have a lot of pain in the kidney and area of the ureter. I have to urinate often, otherwise "'m in great pain. Has anyone experienced this? I'm in the process of scheduling a cat scan.
Avatar f tn I had a back strain over a year ago. I still suffer from lower back pain almost daily. I've tried physical therapy, yoga, light workouts, and medication. I have been taking vicodin and valium for over a year now and I really want to get off of it and for the pain to just go away. My pain is a result of weak hip flexors and a weak core. I have been trying to strengthen these muscles but the pain is still there (I do light workouts 3 to 4 times a week and stretch several times a day).
12103503 tn?1423448886 I was taking hydrocodone 10/325mg my whole entire pregnancy for extreme back pain.. as I have 2 budging discs. In my lower back and pregnancy only made it worse... I was told it is ok just don't get addicted to it because the baby can have withdrawal symptoms I stopped taking it a week before I went into labour for my c section and my baby is and completely beautiful healthy 4 month old little girl.
Avatar f tn Two days ago, my right arm started to tingle and have mild pain and yesterday the pain increased and the numbness became more prevalent in my right arm shooting down to my hand and causing my pinky and ring finger to go numb. All of these symptoms are constant, every day for the past 10 days, with certain symptoms flaring up at times and others coming and going. I saw a doctor who prescribed me soma, vicodin and naproxen.
Avatar f tn My only question is do you still have back pain and/or tooth pain? If so, what are your plans for relief?
Avatar m tn I feel for you. I broke my back L-1 burst fracture in an auto accident in 2003. I had surgery to put two rods and eight screws put in my back. After two years I was still in incredible pain so I had another surgery to remove the instrumentation in hopes of decreasing the pain. Well it's 11 years later and I have been in pain every day since then. I have tried everything from pain pills to physical therapy to steroid shots to chiropractic care and I'm still in pain.