User Reviews for Norco
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Reviews for Norco to treat Pain
"I tore my adductor muscles from slipping on some mats in a martial arts class 6 years ago. I've had two sports hernia operations which helped but I have some permanent nerve damage in my thighs. I get burning and shocks in my thighs. I have been taking 1-2 norco as needed for several years and they work great. I know they are highly addictive but no other pain killer allows me to work, have fun with family and friends, and continue to train in my martial arts. I sometimes go 3-5 days without any and rarely take more than 2 a day. If you have chronic pain or permanent nerve damage these can give you your life back."
OC Guy May 23, 2016
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"I was taking Percocet for some 6 years and I felt it was time for a change. I was put in Norco 10-325, same level as the Percocet I was taking. The first dose gave me a pleasant high and seem to be effective on the pain.....but....about one hour later, u became horribly nauseated...and vomited up the medication! Future doses proved the same results. This went on for @ 10 days,even with an empty stomach. I tried Dramamine, water pills, Bonine, Metzlicine, but no matter what, it made me horribly nauseated!, in addition to that, I felt very lathorgic, brain dead, and my sense of taste and smell seem to elude me.although it did release the pain, the side effects superceded the benefits. I am now back on my Percocet 10-325."
ChefJames65 May 5, 2016
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"I had surgery to repair a torn labrum in my left hip as well as severe damage to my cartilage. It was an incredibly painful surgery and was prescribed the 10/325 hydrocodone (norco) for my pain. One tablet every 4-6 hours the first 2 weeks post op helped incredibly with the pain. I was given another prescription for the same thing for my PT (lasting 4-6 months post op). I no longer took them regularly, only before/after PT which could be incredibly painful. 1-2 tablets did the job, providing incredible relief from pretty severe pain. Only negative side effect I experienced was itching, particularly when I would take 2 tablets (20 mg). However, 2 tablets provided wonderful pain relief and also relaxed me mentally. Thumbs up."
Reed2016 March 15, 2016
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"This medication did not help my pain post surgery. My doctor had to change me to Percocet after 2 weeks. I even tried taking 2 at a time, with no relief. It was like there was no effect at all; I did not get drowsy so it did not help me sleep, it did not give me the jitters, or a 'high' feeling. I cannot see how anyone would take these for recreational use or get addicted. They do absolutely nothing."
lynsar69 (taken for less than 1 month) March 1, 2016
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"This drug is better than nothing. I wonder why it is used for severe pain. It doesn't help stabbing nerve pain. It helps back pain (herniated disks, arthritis, degenerative disk disease) a little. Not much help for neck pain either. I need Lyrica for neuropathy and the two give some relief for fibromyalgia and arthritis (along with glucosamine). My pain level remains disabling."
Ivory dream (taken for 1 to 2 years) December 8, 2015
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"I have severe Fibromyalgia with migraine/tension headaches and Chronic Fatigue. I also have osteoarthritis in my hips and lower back. I've already had one SI joint fusion. I am on disability because of the Fibromyalgia. I have used Norco 10/325 for several years. It controls the pain well and at this point I am able to manage on only 1-2 tablets a day. I have to manage my pain to be able to function, otherwise depression sets in with the pain and I just want to stay in bed. I may be somewhat dependent on Norco now but it's worth it to have a life."
Teri H October 1, 2015
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"About a 2 months ago I started having severe abdominal pain, my doctor started me on Norcos and now for the first time in two months I feel normal again. I am able to control my pain and now I can live my life relatively pain free."
cpocowatchit (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 1, 2015
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"I was prescribed Norco 7.5 due to server pain from a bad Kidney infection. I'm not big on pain meds due to making me feel different. I have found this medicine has controlled the pain but makes me restless not able to sleep."
Sue1228 August 5, 2015
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"I started Norco 7.5 3 months ago for neck, arm, back and leg pain. I thought this was a low dose since I have tried much stronger medicines in the past i.e. Oxycontin, Roxicet and fentanyl..bad side effects. Norco so far has sufficiently controlled my pain. Dose may have to be increased in future but now ok."
Donnie0315 March 31, 2015
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"My physician prescribed Norco 35-325 after I complained of severe abdominal pain and pain in my kidneys. I started taking one tablet every 4-6 hours (sometimes less than 4 hours apart) and it didn't seem to help with the pain, it would help me sleep sometimes. I started taking two tablets, and it seems to make a noticeable difference. It doesn't take as long to start working as if I were to just take one. It lasts a while longer too. I've tried others and it works just as well but only when I take two."
Dr. Barnes (taken for less than 1 month) February 23, 2015
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"I have been on 10 MG Norco for four years due to back and arm pain. It helps a lot especially in the morning when I get up. I am developing arthritis and my Neurologist thinks I might have fibromyalgia. I also have two heel spurs and tarsal tunnel syndrome in my left foot. And I also take Neurontin for my feet. I can't hardly take a Norco after 5 pm or so as they keep me up. I take Klonopin at bedtime or excess stress during the day. Nobody that doesn't know me well even knows any of this because I can walk pretty normally."
Decembersixx (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 23, 2015
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"I would give this (Norco) an 11 if I could. I had a labiaplasty and all they prescribed me was 800mg ibuprofen and Tylenol 3. Neither one worked very well. I happened to have some Norco left over from a work related injury (back/neck/shoulders) and the nurse I spoke to said it wouldn't work very well for this sort of pain. Well, sorry to say, she was wrong. I feel pain free and relaxed for the first time since my surgery. I think I will actually get some sleep tonight. The pain was a level 10 (imagine getting your genitals caught in a bear trap... that's what it felt like--constantly)... right now it's at probably a 1 with only minor discomfort. Check with your doctor before using it and never mix with other medicines!"
nickname12345 December 30, 2014
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"Over the past 7 yrs. I've been on every painkiller known to man. Currently what works for me is Fentanyl 25mg patches and Norco 10/325mg for breakthrough pain. Disabled due to severe back(lower) pain, both hips broke, right knee with osteoarthritis and my right Achilles tendon was torn up by a dog. My combo allows me to function somewhat for up to about 4 hrs before pain level starts rising and I have to stop cause sometimes the pain gets so bad that the meds don't work. Fentanyl is not for everyone but I would suggest to anyone dealing with severe chronic pain to try it.A patch last 3 days and I have no side effects from it. No constipation either. I thank my lucky stars that my doc found this combo. I still have bad days but very few."
Decoy Lab November 4, 2014
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"I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia about seven years ago. I have taken Norco as prescribed by my physician along with other medications. Norco has improved my quality of life 100% as it allows me to manage down my pain level so that I am capable of conducting everyday living without that heavy narcotic side effects i.e., feeling "high", sleepiness, nausea, abdominal discomfort. I think I have developed a mild physical or mental dependence due to the length of time that I've been on the medicine. First and foremost I take the medicine as directed and I do not wait until my pain level is at a 10 before I act otherwise it's effects are limited. Norco has been very helpful in giving me my like back!"
Mrs. Scott (taken for 5 to 10 years) July 18, 2014
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"I used to be on Vicodin 10/500 for my severe pain due to rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, fibromyalgia and spinal issues. My pain is chronic and severe. I've been on Norco for 4 months now and did not feel any difference from the Vicodin. Last month my pharmacy gave me a different brand. It was amazing! First time in a few years that my pain was less. I even found myself missing a dose because I was feeling ok. Believe me all genetics DONT work the same way."
Colie15 May 2, 2014
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"This medicine has allowed me to function. I haven been taking it for 3 years because I have adverse reactions to ASA and all NSAIDS. Chronic pain from rheumatoid/osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, cervical and lumbar injuries from auto accident. I see a pain management physician for steroid injections when I need to and use Norco. I may still have days where some tasks are a no go; some time limitations doing chores also. I adhere to the dosing schedules although the bedtime dose I cut in half for better sleep. This medication in combination with Cymbalta and an occasional Flexeril allows me to do much more during the course of a day. I am very happy about the low dose acetaminophen. I get regular blood studies."
Pepperpotmary (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 6, 2014
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"Been taking norco for 19 months as I have neuropathic foot leg hip low back pain. Trying not to have back fusion. Norco 5mg/325mg does great for pain control. Without this would be flat on my back in bed. Thank goodness for norco."
shamydoodle (taken for 1 to 2 years) March 13, 2014
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"Taking this for a very painful dental abscess. It's been a God send. Got my first significant bit of sleep in days. It does give me dry mouth, so if you take it for dental reasons Biotene mouthwash is helpful."
ghani76 (taken for less than 1 month) January 26, 2014
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"Dating back to 1960, it seems like I've been plagued with pain every day of my life. Most of the time a small amount of aspirin will eliminate the issue. But there are days when almost nothing will end the pain. Since I began taking Norco 3-4 years ago - up to three, 10-325 mg tablets a day, life has been a genuine pleasure. I'm still experiencing daily pain. But it is very seldom severe. And when it is, that's only because I forgot I'm 74 years old and spent the day working in the yard like an 18 year-old. I can't begin to name all the pain-killers I've used in my life. But Norco is, by far, the most effective."
Anonymous October 29, 2013
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"I have Fibromyalgia, I have tried standard treatments for this condition and nothing has worked except Norco 10 -325 twice a day and Tramadol 100 mg two times a day.I have been on this same does now for 4 years and it does the job. The only side effect that I notice is with night time leg cramps I have tried to see what caused the Leg Cramping and I am determined it to be the Norco. When I stopped taking it the leg cramps went away. I adjusted the time I take Norco and no longer take it after 5 in the evening and it seems to help. I alternate the Tramadol, take my dose in the morning about 6am when I wake up and take Norco at around 10am and 5pm and then Tramadol about 9pm and it works perfect and seems to control my pain."
Temeculaboy1264 (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 7, 2013
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"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."
Elaine in pain (taken for 5 to 10 years) May 14, 2013
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