3 Dec 2010
Vicodin 5mg or 10 mg??I take SOMA for my back and the only addiction potential is it braks down to Meprobamate which is Miltown an old school tranquilizer.Ive heard Ambien doing weird things such as slerep eating,sleep driving,sleep-walking etc.I never had any problems with it but my friend did and changed to RESTORIL(Temazepam) and you wont have any of the problems you see with Ambien or any of the other Z-drugs.Good Luck
25 Sep 2010
I still take Vicodin and Soma very carefully be careful adding Ambian, did so about a year ago that was a lethal cocktail, could'nt remember things the following day and even say I blacked out be careful it's a dangerous combo. I don't take Ambian anymore total loss of memory. Be aware of accidential overdose if you think there not working and take more. It scared me. Be careful of Valium and Vicodin thats just as bad if not worse maybe I took to much but people would ask me what's wrong with me I was acting very goofy if I was out I did'nt know where I was.
20 Oct 2010
Hello there. There many different types, sizes and shapes of vicodin. The first thing I would do is check to make sure the pill your taking is what you think it is before you go mixing it with other medications. Below is a chart to better identify the hydrocodone/vicodin.
7.5/750 vicodin ES (Hydrocodone)
RCC GPE Maxidone CE
I hope this helps good luck.
13 Oct 2010
I actually take Ambien if I go a long span without sleeping. I do notice that when falling asleep I get a little disoriented & usually don't remember much. I took it last night before bed, fell asleep & don't have a clue how I got into my bed. It effects people in many different ways.
13 Oct 2010
Definitely check with pharmacist, but regardless be extremely careful because ambien and lortab(vicodin) are very addictive. I was ins a car acc. Several yrs ago and was prescribed lortab (another form of vicodin) and got very badly addicted and have been in treatment for 3 yrs now. So please be extremely careful with any controlled substance. I never thought it would happen to me but it can to anybody. Good lucck:-) follow pharmacist's instructions, but take your pain med during day and ambien at might would be my opinion.
25 Sep 2010
i use to take ambien. i sent pictures to other ppl from my phone and dont remember it... doesnt sound that bad, but the worst part of it was, i was in my "sexy clothes"... lots of goodys showing. i dont remember doing it. i would call people all night and have no clue about it the next day. i also had sex without remembering. its very scary to think that a med can do that to u when its just suppose to help you sleep. you can look your meds up on the interaction check located at the top of the page. it will let you know if there are any dangers of mixing these drugs. if you cant understand it (as i often dont) then you should def call your pharmacist and ask them.
26 Oct 2010
I was also taking Vicodin for lower back pain for 4.5 yrs. I went off it due to stomach problems and slowed GI motility. I was then diagnosised with gastroparesis which I was told was from long term use of Vicodin. Any medication that slows GI motility should be taken with caution as gastroparesis is not reversable and back pain can be treated by other methods and meds. Insomnia can be treated with melotonin. Narcotics should be used as last resort... sparingly.. I learned the hard way :(
best wishes for good health
13 Oct 2010
The one thing I found true about ambian was when I was on it. I was on 12.5 mg and it did not help a bit. I called the pharmacist, and he said the worse pain your in no sleeping med is going to help put you to sleep he said pain over powers sleeping pills. so, I one night I was not in horrific pain, however I just could not sleep for the life of me, and it worked like a charm. although I was told it could do pretty funky things to different people like sleepwalking doing things you don't remember etc. I was afraid to take it so I made my husband to make sure If I fell asleep I did not do anything funky. He's a light sleeper. But when the pain is not on an upscale it seems to work well for me, but when I am in horrid pain nothing works.
have a pain free day
1 May 2012
Well, I would say there would be a concern with respiration overnight. If all this stuff is coming from the same Dr I would encourage you to take this up with him/her. Soma can definitely cause a deep sleep in some folks, and while Ambien is designed to get you to sleep (not keep you asleep) there may still be a concern with your breathing. Hope this helps.
15 Jan 2011
Generally speaking, as echo by the members here, this combination does increase the intensity of their side effects. However, to give you a more definitive answer, I need more information. Such as what is your medication strength? dosing frequency? and other medication(s)?
25 Sep 2010
One other problem is simply that it has the ability to become addicting, just like the vicodin and soma, so if it helps and you don't have the sleep walking problem, you probably shouldn't concern yourself with one more thing that is addicting, we have to take what is needed to be able to live as normal lives as possible as far as I am concerned. Unless you are wanting to stay away from something else that you may end up needing, it is one of the lighter sleep aids that is not otc, so hope you can find relief and not have any of the other problems. There are also herbal supplements if you have not yet tried any that may work and you would not need another rx. Best of luck
23 Feb 2011
The danger is the fact that all three of these drugs are addicting. You are opening yourself up to a whole world of pain if your not careful!! really careful. I understand there is a lot of reasons to take narcotic pain meds, and they are justified, just be very careful. It really doesn't take long to get addicted to those meds. An addiction to pain meds would be bad enough, but add to that an addiction to sleep meds and you can get into trouble real quick. Just follow the dose directions, don't increase the dose yourself and try not to be on them for an extended amount of time. hope that helps. NIK
12 May 2011
I am an intern at a doctor's office dealing with pain management, so I see a lot of these cases. I would definitely try to wean down the meds. Have you tried the Flector patch? it is a topical pain patch that delivers medicine to the area directly through the skin. They are pretty cool and seem to work well for patients. Ambien is one of the stronger sleep meds., have you tried Lunesta? It is a milder medicine and not as many side effects. Soma should be in a very low mg and definitely taken as needed but only when resting, not while exerting yourself. As for the hydrocodone which is just the generic of vicodin, as long as you are not abusing it or at very high mg's it is okay to take for pain management. I hope this was helpful! good luck!
4 Dec 2010
Vicodin lead me into years of addiction that progressed to 200 mg of Fentanyl patches a day to 400-480 mg of oxy's a day, (if I couldn't get the fentanyl). It all started with vicodin. Yes, there is EXTREME danger!!! There are alternatives to these narcotics. Soma, Highly addictive, Ambien, (a benzo), highly addictive. Take it from someone who had everything and now is struggling to regain her life back even after nearly 9 months of sobriety. Addiction creeps up on you, it doesn't happen over night and it will not go away over night. Tell your doctor as soon as you can that you do not want any kind of narcotic for pain. These doctor's know what they are doing and how they could even prescribe vicodin (a gateway drug to oxy's fentanyl and anything else you canget your hands on as your tolerance grows). There are non-narcotic pain meds and other solutions to back pain.
I know someone who has had two back surgeries, 2 neck surgeries, and skin scancer removed twice, he is refuses to allow himself to become a statistic so, he deals with what little bit of pain he is in at times, he still does yard work, remodles his home, nothing holds him back. I have lost too many friends to these drugs. Either the OD'ed and never woke up or they nodded out while driving and killed themselves, Thank GOD no one else was envolved. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR, get off that sh** or find another doctor. I'm telling you this for your own good, I was the perfect Mother with the perfect career, the wonderful husband, the beautiful children, buying a home, a nice car and my kids had it all and vicodin, leading to stronger and bigger, more addictive drugs took it all away from me. (All tpos are due to keyboard), ha ha. Have a Happy Holiday Season, not a stressful one. And you may not have even entered the stage of stress yet but, believe me, you will, soon you will be buying your drugs off the streets, getting ripped off (possibly killed). Look up "I Am Your Disease" look for the picture of the woman with the writing all over her face called "Addicted". I was so bad in the drugs they said I didn't have another relapse in me, I have OD'ed 3 times on fentanyl. YOu thihnk that would have been a wake up call. I was so ate up with my addiction, I just wanted out of the hospital so I could go get high again because I knew they gave me that shot to counter act my high, even though I was taking my last breath! Now I am a full time "Criminal Justice" Student and I want to give back to our future. These drugs are so readily availbe to our children it's disgusting. The Doctor's are just as bad as the dealer's. If someone doesn't do something NOW, Our future is going to be 100 times worse than it is now. I want to reach out to these kids, show them what I had, what I went to (lost) and the HELL I went through to get clean. It is something I wantes so bad, I knew I didn't have another relapse in me and believe me when I say, Once you are addicted and you decide you want to get cleaned up. It has to be the most important thing in your life at that time. Something you want more than anything in this world.
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