... breakthrough disc and nerve pain duirng the day instead of the 6 Norco daily I had been on for 5 years. Could I be experiencing increased pain due to withdrawal from Norco even though I'm taking all these other opiate pills? I don't know how to sort this out. Help please! Astrid311
11 Oct 2010
First of all, it would totally depend on how many mg of norco you were taking, as it comes in many different pill types, also, would depend on how much of the other opioids you are taking as well to see if there is an equal conversion. Regardless, Norco really shouldn't be taken long term as it contains tylenol, and will eventually lead to a ruined liver, even if it is the lowest amount of acetaminophen (tylenol) out of the hydrocodone + acetaminophen family. Hydromorphone / Dilaudid (same thing) contains no tylenol like substance in it, and therefore is much much safer to be taken on a long term basis. Not only that, but it is also considerably stronger than the Norco 16.67mg of hydrocodone to equal 2mg of Hydromorphone, which is equal to 10mg Methadone. Info found at the link shown bellow.
( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opiate_comparison )
Hopefully, they've done the correct math, or if you're at a lower converted dosage, that there's a good reason, and they'll be bringing you up to a higher level soon.
Good luck to you!!
13 Oct 2010
Wow I came to ask a question about equivalent doses of Dilaudid to Norco and here you are! I was just prescribed Dilaudid as I decided to go down from fentanyl 25 (only took 25 for a month) back to 12 as I would rather control my additional meds for breakthrough- the fentanyl hammered me constantly- way too much to take every day for me.
I have been given 2mg dlaudid and usually take a Norco 10 as needed. I swear I hardly feel the dilaudid. I thought perhaps 2mg isn't as strong as a Norco 10, but the llnk given says otherwise. It makes no sense to me that this supposedly stronger med is barely discernable to me!
I am also aware that I could be experiencing underlying withdrawal from the lowering of the fentanyl dose- and perhaps the dilaudid is actually keeping that at bay.
At least the dilaudid does not keep me awake the way the Norco did/
7 Jan 2011
This website edited out part of your question or perhaps since I am new to this site I missed where I can read your entire question. However Google picked up on a phrase "Spirit Guide Demetrius" that brought me here. Did you indeed mention this guide? If so would be curious to know more of what you know of this guide. I have spoken to him during an hypnosis session with a friend who while under had this guide speak to me. Be curious to compare notes. It was an amazing experience for both of us.
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