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Reviews for Vicodin to treat Pain
Review by Anonymous:
I just had some teeth pulled and was prescribed Vicodin. I got home and took one to relieve the pain and within 15 minutes I was covered in hives from head to toe. My son drove me to the hospital and by the time we arrived just 10 minutes later my hands were turning blue and my BP was extremely low. After 6 hours of Benadryl, Epi-Pen, and my blood pressure rose to 91/63. I was able to go home with the warning that over the next few days I could have that same reaction without having to take another pill. So with a large dose prescription of corticosteriods to try to prevent that from happening and an Epi-Pen in case it does, I am taking Motrin and suffering through a little bit of discomfort.
14 users found this comment helpful.
I was prescribed Vicoden to control pain when I got my wisdom teeth taken out and thank goodness I was. This medicine literally takes away all of my pain, which is unusual, because I am very sensitive towards teeth/mouth pain. My only complaint is that about 20 minutes after I take the pill, I literally cannot do anything. I have to lay with my eyes closed because I am literally incapable of doing anything else. But, if this side effect is the worst that I get (which is so far the only side effect), it is a small price to pay for all of my mouth pain to be gone. I would recommend this.
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I have had numerous teeth pulled recently, getting ready for dentures and first I was prescribed Demerol which made me feel ill and personally I still felt pain. Then it was Percocet which worked great for pain but made me itch. Finally Vicodin 5 mg which I had to take 1 and a half to knock out all the pain. My dentist tried Vicoprophen 7.5 which worked absolutely perfectly but was a bit expensive compared to regular Vicodin. Well he prescribed Vicodin 7.5/500 and 1 tablet works wonders. I was told that I could take 2 at a time if needed but so far 1 seems to work for about 5 hours. I was told that I could build up a quick tolerance to the drug so I take 800 mg ibuprofen unless I really need the Vicodin.
I take 3 to 5 x 750 during the day(work days) for my back and shoulder pain, due to a car accident. I take 1 before bed time for my shoulder and it works fine. I only take them if I really need them. But they work for me.
Prescribed when I had all 4 wisdom teeth removed. This worked well on the first day at taking the pain away, but I was unable to sleep. After about the third dose severe nausea kicked in, as well as constipation and insomnia.
I was involved on an job related accident 3-18-95. I had 2 major surgeries on my back. I have been on Duragesic patches, spinal cord stimulator, morphine pump, Actiq lozenges. I have received more relief from hydrocodone and have led a more productive life along with returning back to work full time.
17 users found this comment helpful.
Basically, Vicodin worked very very well for me when I got the two right wisdom teeth pulled. HOWEVER, when I got the left two pulled about a year later, and was on Vicodin, the pain was still so horrid that I couldn't sleep and it was all I could do, not to cry.
I have had serious lower back issues and fusion. Vicodin has been a life saver. I use it after surgeries and then try to use it as sparingly as possible. I have used it off and on for the past 5 years with no problems. I was only taking 3 a week to play golf before last surgery but now trying to take 1/2 to 1 to control pain after exercise or sleeping. Pain in legs also needs Lyrica. Scared of addiction or would be taking more. Also worried that it will stop working. So far so good.
15 users found this comment helpful.
Had lower back surgery in 2000ish. Was taking 750mg before and after surgery. Help with dealing with pain and got me back to work as a roofer. Recently my neck had been giving me problems an a MRI revealed disc herniations, bulging disc, degenerative disc disease, flattening of my left spinal cord and a hamangioma, with pain and numbness in my left arm/hand, neck. I've been treating with 500mg vicodin & 15mg Ms-Contin. Brings pain level down to a tolerable level but as always, somedays are better than others.
13 users found this comment helpful.
This medication does not work for me. I have fibromyalgia and my doctor just prescribed me 7.5/500s. I can take only up to 2 per day. I've already taken both, and its not even noon yet. And it didn't make a dent in my pain. Very disappointed.
12 users found this comment helpful.
I have used this after my surgery and I give it a 10/10 even though I was only about 14^ this worked very well. My mom would give me the medicine whenever the time it was needed to be given (scheduled). I am currently 16 and The surgery I have received was replacing dieing bone cartilage with live ones from another part of the bone. It was painful/especially during the recovery.
I've taken Vicodin for 12 years for severe migraines and endometriosis and back and neck pain from a car accident. I take 3 per day and it allows me to hold a full time job, without it I don't function due to pain or stand straight even. Prior to that I was fired from jobs due to constant calling in due to pain from all my problems. I am not addicted at only 3 per day but if people are pain-free they will be happier, hold full time jobs, interact with spouse via saving their marriage, also interacting with their children via having better well rounded kids who have a loving outgoing parent or parents, many benefits to this pill. I claim it to be a MIRACLE pill. Doctors have tried me on everything known to man, this is only thing that works.
83 users found this comment helpful.
Doctor gave me prescription for Vicodin (5-500: hydrocodone/acetaphenamin) post shoulder surgery: 1 every 4-6 hrs. It blocked the pain HOWEVER within 12 hours made me dizzy and gave me cold sweats and nausea; couldn't stand up or walk without help. Switched to Ultram/tramadol 50mg 1 every 6 hours (which worked fine - no side effects).
Diagnosed with Carpel Tunnel Syndrome, my physician prescribed two Vicodin a day for pain relief. For the first couple of days I was drowsy after the noon tablet but now my body seems to have acclimated itself to the drug and I'm no longer drowsy, and I'm reasonably pain free. It isn't perfect, but I gave it an eight out of a possible ten! I don't expect to be on it long enough to worry about addiction.
Suffered from degenerative disc disease for 3 years before finally having a fusion. Vicodin was the only medication that could make a dent in my pain. Broke pills in half and never took more than 2-3 pills per day, no matter what, or tolerance develops. Need to take a stool softener or live with constant rectal bleeding and clogged toilets. The drug also allowed me to maintain or improve mentally in order to function in a demanding job. This is separate than the pain relief. Another interesting side effect is an increase in libido at least for males. The combination of Vicodin and Viagra worked great for me to achieve erection. Also, the Vicodin effect for me mentally was identical to that of having an orgasm.
16 users found this comment helpful.
I started taking this after my knee surgery, I found it to be be great. My recovery time was fast. I had no pain and lot's of energy. It started with 3 or 4 pills a day then after that it got to be 5 or 6 a day. I then had foot surgery. I had to take more for the pain to go away. This went on for 5 years. By the time I got help I was taking 20 to 25 pills A DAY. I now know that God is watching over me because if he wasn't I wouldn't be here now. I am now off of all pain killers but it took a lot of hard work. I'm letting you know this because it creeps up on you before you even know it. Vicodin may help you at first and you may be able to control it. I thought I could. I'm just asking you please be careful with this medicine.
251 users found this comment helpful.
I am a 70 year old woman. I have spinal stenosis. Each day I wake up thinking I won't need to take Vicodin today, but I do. I take 2 when the pain starts and it always takes the pain away. If I wait too long to see if the "PAIN WILL GET BETTER BY ITSELF" I'm only fooling myself. It never gets better by itself! My doctor tells me not to worry about addiction, that he knows how often I take it and he keeps track. So I let him do it.
53 users found this comment helpful.
I am not really impressed with the pain control I receive from Vicodin. I have a long history of chronic pain related to my disease Lupus. I have had Lupus for 20 years. As I get older the pain seems to get harder to deal with. Fortunately, I am still able to work and function on a daily basis.
I am fully aware of all of the side effects, for me the benefit almost always outweighs the risks.
I don't understand why doctors are so afraid to give you something different that may actually work better for me. They are so concerned with addiction. Vicodin is addictive!!! I don't understand their rationalle.
32 users found this comment helpful.
I have a history of kidney stones (very painful) and Vicodin is the pain killer of choice. Tylenol 3 is very similar. My doctor has alternated between them. When Vicodin doesn't work (about 10% of the time) I have to go to the emergency room for a Morphine injection.
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