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Reviews for Norco to treat Pain
Review by Elaine in pain (taken for 5 to 10 years):
I had 2 level cervical fusion in 2001 and now need 2 more. Norco doesn't seem to give me pain relief when pain is 8 and above. Now I also wear Butrans pain patches and I swear by them. They do come with the usual side effects but combined with the Norco I can survive 10 plus pain.
I have been taking 5mg Norco every 3-4 hours during the day for nerve pain that resulted after a Total Knee Replacement which was three yeas ago. It has been very helpful and I am able to function which I could not do with a pain level of 8 plus. I have not had any side effects except for constipation which is managed by taking Swis Kris, a herbal supplement. They say Norco is usually not helpful for nerve pain, but it helps me.
This medication is prescribed 10/350mg up to 4 times per day - or as needed. I normally take it 3 times per day. It is the only medication that has not caused stomach bleeding problems as aspirin did; has not caused liver damage as Tylenol did; and has not caused kidney necrosis/nephritis as Advil did.
18 users found this comment helpful.
This medication worked well for my pain after a C-section, but after 3 days I began to experience horrible nausea and headaches. The nausea caused me to strain my stomach so I stopped taking the medication and experienced headaches several days after quitting. Overall it was an effective pain reliever but, for me, the side effects were too much.
I had rotator cuff surgery on right shoulder and overused left as I am right handed, surgery went excellent but then pain to left side was tremendous. I had steriod shot with no relief followed by a couple of months taking Lortab 7.5mg with brief relief but the pain would come back full force. After changing scrip to Norco 5 325mg I felt relief after approx an hour, great feeling for a change. I still get up with the same pain but take the Norco and relief is on the way. I have had osteoporosis and osteo-arthritis for years and I highly recomend.
15 users found this comment helpful.
I was bitten by a rattlesnake on the ankle. The antivenom took the pain from a 10 to an 8 but besides that I was on Dilaudid every 4 hours and 10mg Norco every other 4 hours (so pain medicines every 2 hours). Norco was amazing. Worked fairly quickly. Used for a while until pain was gone. Top pain relief from a very painful situation.
Helps ALOT, without the help I wouldn't be able to get out of bed and live a " normal" life as just being able to enjoy my children, grandchildren their laughter smiles and even their tears. Instead of being in my bedroom in the worst pain ever.
18 users found this comment helpful.
Very hard to get off them after treatment but great for pain and mood. Great for migraines I have had severe migraines my whole life and haven't had any since taking these. Also have kidney problems with lots of stones and surgery.Couldn't have made it through last 2 yrs without them.
I have tried all the pain killers including morphine, Dilaudid, IV and pill form and many many others over the past 10 years. Nothing seemed to help. For the past 8 years I have been on Norco. It has helped take the edge off my pain.
I am chronically ill with Lyme disease, co-infections, herniated discs in my neck and too many others to list. My body likes Norco the best.
10 users found this comment helpful.
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.
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.
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.
I have 5 herniated discs in my neck from being T-boned by a red light runner. Until I was prescribed Norco with Soma (2 pills, not a combo pill) the pain was always either intense or more intense! Usually the Norco/Soma works great! However, after 6 years, I know I'm seriously "medically" dependent on them, even if I feel fine. If I skip too many, the withdrawal symptoms start showing up!
But I have to say other than that, they work great!
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