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Lortab 7.5/500 (acetaminophen / hydrocodone) for Back Pain: It's not strong enough for severe degenerative disc disease, bulging, herniated discs and worst of all the neck fractures/ twice and 18 years of no medical treatment. This is a great medication.
Vicodin (acetaminophen / hydrocodone) for Pain: Good but not very effective for me (pain related to Lupus)..especially in low doses. I've never taken opiates before and with this I still find myself in pain. I do better with Toradol.
Norco (acetaminophen / hydrocodone) for Pain: I have been on Norco 7.5/325 1-2 per day for around 2 years. I feel so much better being on it when needed. However, my doctor does not want to give it to me anymore and wants me to see a Pain doctor. If something is working to take away the pain just fine, then why change it? Hopefully, this doctor will understand.
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acetaminophen / hydrocodone for Back Pain: I have worked in nursing most of my adult life. I live with chronic arthritic low back pain. My doctor started me on Hydrocodone 7.5/500 three times daily. This worked well for a while, but it seems I built a tolerance to it. My dosage was increased to 10/325mg four times daily. I have never liked the fact I must take medicines just to function, so I would try to avoid taking them, which would only make the pain nearly unbearable. Now I try to take them routinely so the pain does not get too out of control and it works very well.
Vicodin (acetaminophen / hydrocodone) for Pain: I have had 3 shoulder surgeries in 16 months. My pain medications have been changed several times. I also have had gastric bypass, so this medication upsets my stomach a lot. I am working with my doctor to change me to something that protects my pouch and liver.
Norco (acetaminophen / hydrocodone) for Back Pain: I had a traumatic injury to my neck and shoulders about 7 years ago and didn't have proper treatment to repair the injury, so now I have constant moderate-to-severe pain in my neck/shoulder/back. Norcos really help a lot, but, as others have said, they don't last very long. I have to take 1.5-2 10/325mg tablets every 4 hours (at the most).
WORST SIDE EFFECT: Constipation. By far. Since my back hurts all the time, the thought of going and playing sports is intimidating to say the least, so I don't exercise nearly as much as I should (I've gained 35 pounds since the accident and I'm 28 now).
Overall this is a great medicine and one I would recommend.
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Norco (acetaminophen / hydrocodone) for Pain: I have been taking Norco for foot surgery and it has been working quite well for me. I also have been reading other posts and found that this medicine works well for migraines too, I will have to try that.
Vicodin (acetaminophen / hydrocodone) for Back Pain: I have chronic sciatica from wearing a gun belt for 15 years. This is the only medicine that helps me to live pain free. I have to work to support myself and try and save my house. If I am in pain I have to call in sick and then its downhill.
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Norco (acetaminophen / hydrocodone) for Pain: Norco has been a Godsend for me. I have a fractured spine. When my injury was first diagnosed, I was put on Dilaudid. I hated the feeling it gave me (e.g. dizziness; feeling hyper) Norco has been 100 times better and I have been on this medication since 2008.
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Lortab (acetaminophen / hydrocodone) for Pain: I started this medication when I had my right hip replaced. 4 months later I had my left hip replaced. My doctor told me to take it as directed. Apparently, it not only relieves pain, but also prevents pain. He said that once I experience pain, it helps to relieve it, but if I take it before I feel pain (we knew I'd experience pain right after surgery) it would prevent it. I found this advise to be right on the mark. At first, I thought I could live without narcotic pain relievers, but it really worked to prevent the pain. Once you feel the pain, you're just trying to catch up.
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Vicodin (acetaminophen / hydrocodone) for Pain: Vicodin is an excellent pain killer for oral or any kind of surgery to bring home. It doesn't make me sick to my stomach the way some other pain pills do. I have Fibromyalgia and CFS and took it for that type of pain but it was too short acting and I needed to keep increasing the dose. It also has a lot of Tylenol in it for long term use which can damage the liver so I'm on something else now for my Fibromyalgia pain. It does the job very well for short term pain relief.
Vicodin (acetaminophen / hydrocodone) for Rheumatoid Arthritis: I used to play golf three days a week but with much pain afterwards. I've been put on Vicodin on a regular basis. I take as needed not more than prescribed and it has worked wonders.
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Norco, Lortab, Lorcet. If you are going to take any of these take the Norco. And I have learned that taking Omega 3 fish oil 3 times a day will help you a lot with your digestive system and your heart. Especially those that suffer with either IBS or just plain constipation which is one of the side effects of taking hydrocodone. Do be careful and use your power and will to only take what you need or is prescribed.
Vicodin (acetaminophen / hydrocodone) for Back Pain: Works well to treat moderate pain and increase flexibility. If new to usage you can expect a "head buzz" but with continued usage the euphoria dissipates, but the pharmaceutical effects remain. Does tend to cause constipation, but by comparison to some other pain killers out there, it is far more manageable. Prescribed to me with muscle relaxers, but the muscle relaxers make me too sleepy to function.
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Norco (acetaminophen / hydrocodone) for Back Pain: I have taken hydrocodone for several years due to severe back pain. I have osteoporosis which has resulted in several compression fractures. My back is a mess. I have had multiple surgeries for stenosis and disk problems. I have tried all the pain killers, Oxycontin, MS morphine, Lortab, etc. Norco works the best and I have only minimal side effects. I have taken the Norco 10's, one every 4-6 hours for the past 5 years. I am able to work and function almost normally with the pain killers.
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