if I was addicited to vicodin and norco does that mean I can never take those meds, or all meds having opiates in them. what other medicine is there, with a narcotic in them?
24 Mar 2012
Yes of course theres bunches more pain pill types much stronger than norco. Trouble is if your old as me 71. Norco10-325 is all I can get from my pain Dr. In my state too many people are dying from drug abuse, and the number one drug thats killing the poor folks is hydrocodone. One would think
oxycontin or percodan would be the killer. I have a theory that some are OD'ing because they are under treated for their pain. So they mix other bad stuff with hydrocodone and it gets them in trouble. Just an old dudes theory folks thats all.
28 Apr 2012
Tramadol is actully did some good for me. With disk degeneration disease , arthritis and 6th vertabra lumbar yes there are people out there that has instead of 5 vertabre a sixth 10 percent and I happen to be one of them! Tramadol is a type of codeine actully read about also basically has an brother so to say to it its called nucynta that actully has a small dose of opiate in it and does same thing as tramadol I did like the tramadol and it did work but gave me extreme axenity and the nucyenta didn't do me any good but mite work for someone else goo luck!
5 Mar 2012
There are alternatives to opiates like norco,vicodin,codeine,oxycodone,tramadol etc... There are NSAIDS like ibuprofen. Depending on the kind of pain you have something like neurontin that works well for nerve pain could help. If I were you I would be very wary to try another opiate/narcotic. It's kind of like an alcoholic that is now sober who's drink of choice was vodka but decides to drink beer. It is a very dangerous slippery slope to put yourself on. My suggestion would be to be honest with your doctor about your addiction and concerns. Going to a pain clinic may be a good option for you as well. They are very experienced in treating pain without narcotics/opiates. I'm sorry that you struggle with addiction. It must be very frustrating to be in pain and not be able to take the meds that may bring the most relief. Sincerely-Taller
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