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Reviews for Acetaminophen/hydrocodone to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis
Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):
acetaminophen/hydrocodone: This medicine was taken primarily for shoulder pain. It helped very little as there was always a little pain in the shoulder when I took them. The pain never actually went away. The pill only lessened the pain but did not eliminate it.
acetaminophen/hydrocodone: I have been taking Vicodin 5/500 for the past four years for rheumatoid arthritis and Osteoporosis. I tried Norco 5/325 when I had my knee replacement and it made me drowsy with a brain fog and nauseated. I asked my surgeon to give me Vicodin and he insisted that it was all the same.
I continued to try the Norco and just did not like it so I called my primary care physician and she put me back on the Vicodin. What a relief. Vicodin really helps my pain.
12 users found this comment helpful.
Review by red_roses1 (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
Lorcet 10/650 (acetaminophen / hydrocodone): I was out of hope for any medicine helping me. Then Lorcet changed my life by taking my pain away. I am so thankful for the pain relief from my Rheumatoid Arthritis and Neuropathy.
19 users found this comment helpful.
Norco (acetaminophen / hydrocodone): I've had back pain for years. Then I started getting really bad pain in my knee and found out I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis and I'm only 28 yrs old. I have been on Lortab 10/500 for 6 yrs. Then started going to a pain specialist and I'm now on Tramadol ER 300mg 1x a day and Norco 10/325 4-6x a day and it works miracles. I also take the muscle relaxer, Flexeril and it helps very well too. I still have pain but I always will for the rest of my life because of my arthritis. But these medicines makes life much better.
46 users found this comment helpful.
Vicodin (acetaminophen / hydrocodone): 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.
53 users found this comment helpful.
Vicodin (acetaminophen / hydrocodone): I am 28 and have severe RA and fibromyalgia. I was on Darvocet which worked good. But then that was taken off the market. I've been on Vicodin for a little while now and it works wonders for me. Which is great since I'm up chasing my 5 yr old all day. It's the only other medicine I've tried that actually works.
92 users found this comment helpful.
Lortab (acetaminophen / hydrocodone): Dealing with chronic pain is never easy. I've tried Mobic but it led to stomach bleeding. I've tried vicoprofen but it made me swell and ache even more. Have used Vicodin but of course tolerance resulted. I now find that Lortab and Lorcet work great. I only need to take 2 a day for real relief. The only other combination I used that worked was Vioxx once a day and Vicodin 2x a day. Wish they hadn't taken Vioxx off the market.
42 users found this comment helpful.
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