Vicodin vs demerol

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Avatar f tn I was just thinking of all the different medications I've been on over the last year or two and the pros and cons to all of them. Then it occurred to me I'd never tried Demerol for BT pain, and now I can't remember ever seeing anyone here refer to it. Has anyone used Demerol? Is it maybe not used for chronic pain for some reason? I remember getting it twice in my life. One was a shot in the bum when I threw my back out about 8 years ago.
Avatar f tn Will a urine test know what class 2 schedule drugs are being taken whether an oxy or vicodin? I have a script for 10 mg vicodin but ran out and friend let ke take a 5mg oxy for my pain till script coupd be refilled...i then took a urine test..both meds re a class 2 schedule so will the urine test know the difference?
203003 tn?1210855907 Now I got a Shot of Demerol actually 200mg of it, bc my head was so bad, im not having withdrawal symptoms and I dont feel like I want it. Im just wondering if it will set me back in my detox?? I dont think it will bc its a different chemical then what I was addicted too which was hydrocodone, vicodin 10/325. Im just worried, anyone have any feedback??
Avatar f tn We are currently down to about 60mg a day and are running out of supply. We do have some 50mg Demerol and was wondering if that would help keep the withdrawals at bay and also help us with tapering off.
Avatar f tn How well does demerol work durring labor? I'm due in 9 days and I'm still not sure what I wanna take while in labor but I'm leaning towards demerol, so what are pros and cons about it?
968560 tn?1307451498 Everyone is different and therefore respond to differently to medications. It sounds as if you need a medication that will give you pain relief on a continuous basis, ie. a time released medication. There are several that your doctor may want to try with you. Some are stronger than others but you may tolerate one better than another. I don't think Demerol would be my first choice and it is not time released anyway.
Avatar m tn Fentanyl is a stonger form of an opioid. Opiate and opioid mean the same thing: Opiate is an adjective while opioid is a noun. Percocet is an opioid as is fentanyl. They are synthetic which means they are man made and not derived from a plant. Good job on getting off the Percocet!
995438 tn?1251758280 I started having extremely painful gallbladder attacks witch i went to the hospital for and was treated with Demerol witch at that time knocked me out. I have 5 attacks and 5 shots and 5 prescriptions for percocet. Shortly after I had my gallbladder removed but in-place of it was an addiction to painkillers. Around the same time my back pain problem got extremely worse and after trying everything else I got percocet and fentanyl patces. It all started with one pill.
Avatar n tn Before iwas pregnant, my dr had me on er morophine, soma, vicodin and as needed demerol. My ob kept me on the vicodin throughout my entire pregnancy so it should be fine to take, but only if recommended by your ob. If i could tolerate this pain and could be certain that i wouldn't fall everytime i walk, i would not be taking this medication while pregnant.
Avatar m tn There are a couple differences between medications that are worth noting; meperidine or Demerol should be avoided in the doses you are describing, as the primary breakdown product, normeperidine, is neurotoxic and causes seizures; Codeine is not a good choice at these doses as it just does not have that much potency; Morphine does tend to cause more stomach cramping and nausea, and is subject to high 'first pass metabolism' that makes oral dosing difficult; Any opiate at these dos
Avatar f tn t have had any kind of withdrawal going to Percocet from Vicodin. Whatever occured was unrelated. Percocet is stronger than Vicodin. Try not to over think this. It will be what it won't be the worst thing you'll go through. Just not pleasant. It's truly like having the flu...
Avatar n tn I recently found myself in a position where I have no Vs and am unable to obtain any. My doc had given my Adderol for depression and for focusing so I can work. I find that when I'm going through the w/d, the adderol helps with the cravings and other w/d effects, except the sleepless nights, crazy legs and no appetite. I was doing up to 20 Vs a day for chronic back and neck pain from ruptured discs. So many of us have this problem.
Avatar f tn I was put on vicodin in the beginning and was on it for the pain and attacks, on top of the dilaudid and demerol I would be given when the pain got so bad and I would have to go to the ER. At 22 weeks, I was at the hospital sometimes 3 times a week and so it got so bad that they did the surgery and removed my gallbladder.
Avatar f tn I took Demerol and Stadol when pregnant with my first baby for chronic migraines. We moved and I had a different OB for my last two children. I took Darvocet with my second baby and Vicodin with my last. I did not take very much, but probably three - five pills per week. I also received Demerol injections in the ER during all three pregnancies (again for migraines). None of my babies had any withdrawal - and I was able to breastfeed all three.
Avatar f tn He accused me of this because my CK levels were extremely high at over 100,000 U/L. He sent me home with Vicodin and told me to avoid steroid use and that I just pulled a muscle. The next day it got worse so I went back. That Dr suspected possible kidney stones or infection. He have me several injections of demerol which did nothing for me. He sent me home with a prescription for more. The following day it was no better. I couldn't move or sleep and in extreme pain still.
Avatar n tn So my husband has been hooked on Demerol, oxys, xzanex, valume and some other stuff for the last 4 months and he's been on Vicodin and perks off an on for the last 4 years, well I had an idea something was wrong with him because he's been not himself for the last few months and he decided to tell me about all this on our wedding anniversary a week ago, he's been clean for 3 days and pretty much bedridden, how long does this physical withdrawal last?
Avatar f tn As i have to be careful with new pain medicine and because of my allergies to the current pain meds (hydrocodone, morphine, dilaudid) do you have any other suggestion that I could suggest? I know I can take Demerol pills because I had to take them 2 years ago for surgery. Would that be a good medicine to discuss with my doctor or is the Demerol a little too strong for a knew surgery? Thank you in advance for your help. Hope everyone has a blessed Sunday!
Avatar f tn How well does demerol work durring labor? I'm due in 9 days and I'm still not sure what I wanna take while in labor but I'm leaning towards demerol, so what are pros and cons about it?