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acetaminophen / hydrocodone for Pain: I am 63 years old and after a car accident 18 years ago I developed fibromyalgia. I have been on hydrocodone/acetaminophen 10-650 four times a day for the terrible pain. I also take Ultram 50 mg (2) at the same time and the combination seems to help the hydrocodone work better. I have good days and bad. I have also tried Lyrica (too fattening and not great), Cymbalta (suicide thoughts) and now am trying Neurontin (so far, so good). This medicine makes my life livable and the scummy doctors that are over prescribing are ruining it for the people who really need pain medications to survive.
Lortab 10/500 (acetaminophen / hydrocodone) for Pain: I have been taking Lortab for 6 years since I was 13 yrs old for migraine headaches because I'm allergic to NSAIDs. I started out taking 5/500 for 2 years. Then my Dr put me on 7.5/500 for 3 1/2 years. Now I'm on 10/500. The 10/500 work the best for my pain problems. They help me get on about my day I only need to take 2 a day because they work good. Thanks.
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Vicodin (acetaminophen / hydrocodone) for Pain: I have an Arnold chiari stage 3, severe scolosis with Harrington rods, and bulging discs at L4-L5 and C4-5-6. I have found that Vicodin is the only pain killer that works well enough for me to function. I have two young kids who need me to be able to function, and a husband. I do caution to use this wisely. I don't notice any ill side effects.
Vicodin (acetaminophen / hydrocodone) for Back Pain: I have an Arnold Chiari. And severe scolosis and ruptured disc at L4 L5. Vicodin is the only thing that gives me relief. I've tried just about every other pain pill out there and its been the best for me. Doctors in my area don't like to perscribe it because of the addiction issue. This really hurts the people who really need it.
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Vicodin (acetaminophen / hydrocodone) for Back Pain: I recently had an acute flare up with my Sciatica. The pain was unbearable with complete numbness down my right leg. I have suffered for 8 years with chronic sciatic pain wavering in intensity. This last time I went to my doctor requesting pain killer relief stronger than the Diclofenac and Baclofen I usually take which was ineffective. I was prescribed the 5/500 strength, 1 three times a day. This had zero effect on my pain. I took additional acetaminophen to augment the 500mg in the Vicodin. I have an appointment this week to seek a medicine that will bring me relief to I can enjoy life again.
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Lortab 7.5/500 (acetaminophen / hydrocodone) for Back Pain: As the young lady above stated, it does seem to help but when it wears off I feel so tired and worn out. Also, I too, have the hot and cold sensations.
acetaminophen / hydrocodone for Pain: Used short term for tooth pain. It definitely helped me get by until I got to the dentist and got the tooth pulled. These pills have always made me feel a little sick to my stomach so I have to be in severe pain before I will take them.
Norco (acetaminophen / hydrocodone) for Pain: When I get bad pain I take Norco and it helps. I only take it for 3 days then I stop because the pain is gone by then. But it works better then the other medicines I have been given, also I have never had any withdrawals from it.
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Lortab 7.5/500 (acetaminophen / hydrocodone) for Back Pain: I have 2 herniated discs with sciatica and without the Lortab 7.5mg I am in so much pain I have to stay in bed and suffer. With this medication I can function very well and enjoy a almost normal daily routine. I own horses and have always been very physical. Without this medicine I can't do anything that I normally do.
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Norco (acetaminophen / hydrocodone) for Pain: I've a degenerative spinal disorder known as syringomyelia (without Arnold Chirari mal) which was caused after an auto accident in which I was ejected from my car as it flipped. I suffered several fractures to the skull, sub-arachnoid hematoma (resolved itself) in addition to a broken spine. I was initially taking Norco 10/325 4 x daily, which worked fine at the time, then my Syrinx began presenting symptoms; mainly horrid pain at the site of it (C3-T2). Tramadol 50mg was added in addition to Zanaflex and Xanax for the accompanying exacerbation of anxiety, but still in pain. This medicine is short acting and not sufficient for SM sufferers.
Lortab (acetaminophen / hydrocodone) for Back Pain: Lortab works fine at first then you develop a tolerance to it and have to be put on something stronger. I have degenerative bone and disc disease in my spine so I'll have to be on pain medicines the rest of my life.
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Lortab 10/500 (acetaminophen / hydrocodone) for Pain: Due to a drunk driver hitting me when I was 17, I now suffer from precipitating migraines which is due to blood in my spinal column. I am allergic to traditional migraine medicines so Lortabs are the only medicines I can depend on to actually help me. I do not take large doses but do take it consistently when I have an attack and truth be told, I would not be able to make it through the simplest of days without it. Please drink a lot of water and fluids and it will make you constipated. Stool softeners will also help.
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Norco (acetaminophen / hydrocodone) for Pain: Extreme nausea along with hot flashes and dizziness masked any improvement in my pain condition. It was so intense that I decided that I would rather deal with the pain than suffer another dose of the side effect.
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Lortab 7.5/500 (acetaminophen / hydrocodone) for Back Pain: Well, I was riding an unbroken horse and she decided to stand up on me and fell back anatomically in half on me. Least to say I was in some serious pain..... Went to the E.R. and doc said that it was only a severely bruised spine..... Put me on Lortab 7.5/500's, Flexeril, and an anti-inflammatory. They are working great and noticed that it cut my pain greatly.
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