I have been using Darvocet for 20 years without any side effects. Over the years I have tried everything the doctors came up with for my nerve damage and fibromyalgia in my back. Now since Darvocet is no longer available I am starting over looking for something to take the edge off my everyday pain.
Replacement for Darvocet?
Added 5 Dec 2010:
My doctor is trying tylenol-3 on me right now. This med makes me feel like I am in a fog. It seems to work nothing like the darvocet. My doctor never mentioned what withdrawls I would have coming off darvocet. I am wondering if my headache, irritabillity, upset stomach, vision not right, and restless sleep are from withdrawl or the codeine. It has been 5 days since stopping darvocet. I was taking 4 a day. Now doing tylenol-3 4 times a day and the relief from it only last 2-3 hours.
11 May 2011
I have taken Darvocet for many years for low back pain. It has been the only drug I could take and get relief from and still function. I am unable to take any of the oxycodone pain meds. or codine.
I am very interested in any suggestions for a substitute and am beginning to consider cortizone injections... :-(
I am so tired of hurting every day!
5 Dec 2010
Propoxyphene to me has always been a joke of a pain reliever. It just never worked at all for me. Tramadol is similar, but acts much more like a true narcotic in the brain. As well as the fact that tramadol also has anti depressant properties. It will be tricky to find something to replace darvocet/darvon if those actually worked for you. I was very happy to see this withdrawal happen, though, as I knew in my heart something about propoxyphene wasn't right.
15 Feb 2011
From what I know, you cannot really repair the nerves, but I have chronic muscle pain(my doc does not dx fibro). I use hydrocodone 5-325(2 at once) accompanied by one or two Neurontin. I used to be on Lyrica (the preferential Tx.) but it was too expensive. My Tx works very well. It will make you sleepy at first-start with a combo of one - hydro and neurontin until you can increase it. Some days I need more - some days less. If you are in serious pain, you probably should be seeking Pain Management and considereing a Pain patch along with other meds. Have you been put on an SSRI - Selective Seratonin Reuptake Inhibitor - Ex. only: Effexor? That is a good first step, which can be accomplished by your PCP. Let me know if possibly these interventions help. Good luck.
Re-reading your entry, it sounds as though you could really benefit from Pain Management, but if this is not your cup-of-tea, my close friend has diagnosed fibro in her back and she takes Oxycodone 10 combined with Neurontin. She also takes an SSRI as I previously mentioned. I hope this helps. I thought of her after I first closed. Perhaps this will offer you some new train of thought.
2 Oct 2011
Well what I call cocktails, I am still looking for the 100 % right one for me, I am taking,Which,
I have the following Conditions and what I am taking.
Hypothyroid (take Synthriod 0.75mg 1xday Morning)
ADD (Take Adderall XR 30 mg 2xday)
HBP (Take Maxzide 75/50mg 1xday Morning)
Anxiety (Takes Klonoplin 2 mg 2xday)
Pain/ Fibromyalgia/monthly’s (Take Loratab 7.5, 2-3 day as needed)
*Meds on side; I have like 3 bottles of CARISOPRODOL 350MG TABLETS (Soma’s) but something thing make me feel ugh next day….. Both types of Ambient for help sleeping (both these as well make me feel yuck in morning)!
Doctor as tried the following and for some reason or another I didn’t work for me and ad to quit.
Fibro- Savella- Made me sickish-STOPPED taking that real fast!
Fibro- LYRICA 50MG CAPSULES took for about 3 months, started making me forget things, talk funny and started getting blisters on fingers and hands, looked like water/ sun blisters, doctor gave me
SILVER SULFADIAZINE CREAM 50 GM to help, not knowing what it was caused from at the time.
9.27.11 took me off the Lyrica, and put me on Now, Pristiq 50 mg. I also gained about 15 pounds in that time period, a lot is water retention, so he Rx’ed me HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 12.5MG CAPSULES (water pill) to take as needed.
NOW**** as of 9.27.11 Fibro- Pristiq 50 mg, at bedtime (makes me feel groggy, hung-over the next day and It’s even harder to get going, but only on like 4th pill.)
Now my friend whos had it for over 20 years her meds are completley different... that has had FMS, CFS, and CPS for a long time, she takes, Abilify 2 mg 1 time a day,
Cymbalta 60 mg 1 twice a day,
Topamax 100 mg 1 one time a day,
Amitriptyline 25 mg 2 at bedtime and
Loratab 2 a day and says that works for her, she still had her good and bad day, and flares but much better than it was..
27 Oct 2011
Try consulting either a neurologist for an order for Neurontin, or any qualified physician who understands how it works. My neurologist put me on it several years ago for the nerve root damage caused by my cervical issues, and it has been the best thing in the world-I no longer have the excruciating pain in my arm and hand that had me screaming in bed at night and crying all day.
3 Sep 2011
Re: darvocet replacement;
just yesterday I received an email from "you've got a lawyer" regarding a class action lawsuit against darvocet. They send me an email everytime there is a problem with any type of medication. This notice is free of charge. You might want to go online and look to see what they have to say regarding this medicine. I did not read the whole article, as i've not taken darvocet for at least 10 years now. Hope you find what you need. We can never be to careful of what we are taking.
6 Dec 2010
Hello tone4u2, I have been on lyrica and norco 7.5/325,s for almost a year for Fibromyalgia, perifial Neourapathy, and chronic low back pain, I hate them all because of the side affects but love what the combination does for my pain. It's so easy to reach for that pill for some relief rather than deal with it.so far theres been no addiction exept for dependence on them to take away the pain. i believe that addiction is in the mind. can be controlled thru a persons own will power. I say try narco but start out with low dose and go from there. I love lyrica because it has an anti anxiety in it also which helps you to cope with the pain and every day life challenges we have from being disabled. Good luck to and i hope i have helped you.
5 Dec 2010
Norco is vicodin (10 mg. hydrocodone and 325 acetaminophn). It is stronger than darvon I'm sure. I would ask your Dr. but they seem to be stupid lately so tell him just what you told us. Has he offered any substitutes? If you have been using something for 20 years you need to do something - I wouldn't go off this cold turkey but - ultram has bad withdrawal too. Everything does if you take it daily so that includes blood pressure meds, etc. Withdrawal is a very unnerving experience so talk to your Dr. before this is literally yanked away from you. Good Luck
13 Apr 2011
I was taking Darvocet for about 20years also for fibromyalgia and hip pain, I have been off since November with no avail to finding something for the relief of daily pain. They have put me on Ultram but it does not work, so again I am limited on what I do without causing myself pain/fatigue or just suffering through it. I was wondering if anyone else has found something that works similar to Darvocet that lets you function as a normal human being daily without feeling drugged or dazzed. I really do not think the FDA thought this out too well for those of us who had no side effects and have a disease that they are just coming to understand. I bet the ones that pulled it do not experience the daily discomfort as do those with Fibromyalgia.
Tired of the Fatigue and Pain
11 Apr 2011
Vicodin is a very good pain pill. They make it in 5 mgs 7.5 and 10 mgs. Maybe start out on 5mgs. I used to take Darvocet then I went to Vicodin 5mgs. Yoyu shouldn't have any side effects going off the Darvocet. I know a lot about pain pills. I am on morphine now for back pain. Good Luck
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