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Lortab (acetaminophen / hydrocodone) for Pain: I started taking Lortab after I fell 22 feet in a hunting accident inMmarch of 2012. 4 months ago I learned that I had Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, severe nerve damage, beginning stages of osteoporosis and arthritis, and bone fragments left in my ankle. Lortab was a God sent. It truly is the only thing that gets me through the day although there is still pain. It's nothing compared to what it would be like without it.
Lortab (acetaminophen / hydrocodone) for Back Pain: This medicine is a god send. I have 3 herniated disks in my back and sometimes can not get out of bed. Thanks to this medicine, I can have a good quality of life and do the things I need to do. It has helped me tremendously!
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Lortab (acetaminophen / hydrocodone) for Pain: The medicine did exactly what it was supposed to do--erased my pain when I had a wisdom tooth extraction. There were side effects, but they were minimal. The medicine made me itchy, somewhat numb, and a little bit sleepy, but it was nothing that could not be dealt with easily.
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.
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.
Lortab (acetaminophen / hydrocodone) for Back Pain: This medicine is good if you can get pass the side effects. I was sick, dizzy, felt like throwing up, felt like I was on a ship moving fast, or like car sickness. I went to see a dentist and he told me how best to take the medicine. Take Dramamine 30 minutes before, make sure to lay down, don't get in the car and do not watch TV. Everything he told me was right.
Lortab (acetaminophen / hydrocodone) for Pain: I've been suffering from endometriosis for over 5 years now. I have tried so many different medicines to help relieve the pain I have on a daily basis. My gyno prescribed Lortab ES for me 6 months ago and it has been a miracle for me. I take only as directed by my doctor and luckily haven't experienced any negative side-effects. Thanks to Lortab I can finally have some of my life back.
Lortab (acetaminophen / hydrocodone) for Pain: I take Lortab as needed for back pain. I can see why people would get hooked on it. It not only takes away the pain, it gives me a boost of energy as well but when it wears off the pain seems stronger, making you want to take more than prescribed. My advice is to be careful to follow the as prescribed directions.
Lortab (acetaminophen / hydrocodone) for Rheumatoid Arthritis: 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.
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Lortab (acetaminophen / hydrocodone) for Pain: I will be suffering from my back pain and take lortab 10/500 and within 20 minutes I'm back to living life pain free and puts me in a great mood. Best pain killer out there. I've tried vicodin and norco and percocets and they work okay but I love my lortab. I highly recommend for lower back pain.
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Lortab (acetaminophen / hydrocodone) for Pain: I have been prescribed this medicine after 3 surgeries in 7 months. September 2009 after my gallbaldder was removed, it is what I came home with. It has worked great for me. I didn't even take all that was prescribed. That's how good it worked. In October 2009 and April 2010, I had the same surgery. I was given the liquid kind. Worked like a champ.
Lortab (acetaminophen / hydrocodone) for Pain: I'm taking Lortab for the pain from getting my wisdom teeth out. I'm really lucky that I had them because when the anesthesia wore off the pain was unbearable. Since then, I've taken one pill or maybe one and a half if the first one didn't help after an hour or so. That only has happened a couple of times though, and mostly at night. The side effects I got are (listed from most present to rare): loopiness (like I'm slightly drunk almost), extreme mood swings (I've cried multiple times over nothing), itching (mostly on my face, not too much), constipation (only slightly though) and nausea (only the very first time I took them, and with two pills). Overall, worth it. Takes care of the pain.
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Lortab (acetaminophen / hydrocodone) for Pain: I've taken Loratab 10/500 for about 3 years for osteoarthritis in the knees and I don't know what I would do without them. I was taking them prior to my knees being replaced and still take them for hip pain. The only negative side effects I've noted is occasional constipation, which is consistent with any narcotic. I take 3-4 every day, but I have begun to notice that they are not as effective as before. I'm sure I'm developing a tolerance to them also. But I would recommend them for chronic pain for anyone who can tolerate them.
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Lortab (acetaminophen / hydrocodone) for Pain: I have been taking Lortab for several years for pain. It's not effective as it was since the doctor lowered my dose from 10mg to 7.5mg. I think she's trying to treat the dependency I have developed over the years. I don't know if it's physical or mental but I do know it eases the pain.
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Lortab (acetaminophen / hydrocodone) for Pain: I was originally prescribed this for a foot injury.. not one for pain medicines I reluctantly take these once in a awhile. However, the last couple of times I have taken them at night due to body aches and pains, it killed the pain but my sleep was filled with vivid dreams, and I could not reach the deep sleep. I woke up with a headache, hangover feeling, and totally drained throughout the next day - not worth it in my opinion with the side effects I am experiencing. Use with caution.
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