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For Pain "I pass chronic kidney stones and have had numerous stones removed via surgery. A few times my kidneys have shut down via urine back pumping from obstructing stones. In this case a shot of Dilaudid every 15 minutes kept me laughing and giggling with the nurses. Amazing stuff. For my day to day pain from stones and stone related damage to my urinary tract Dilaudid is really the only medicine which is proven to help time and time again. I've been on every pain medicine it seems over the years and while Demerol is a close second, Dilaudid is what keeps me productive at work. I'm on 8mg but cut them in half as needed. "

   
10

dsf2378 June 20, 2010

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For Pain "After my back surgery ( lumbar fusion ) I was given dilaudid, worked instantly in relieving pain, the only downside it does not last long,"

   
9.0

Anonymous June 18, 2010

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For Pain "I was given Dilaudid after a painful hemorrhoid surgery. Just writing this, I'm taken back to the excruciating pain following surgery. It was initially administered by I.V in hospital. I was then sent home with a prescription of it. This medicine is very potent and should be taken only under close watch of a physician. No side effects other than much needed pain relief and much needed sleep."

   
9.0

Needed Help Quickly June 6, 2010

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For Pain "It works for pain."

   
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Anonymous May 5, 2010

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For Pain "I've had 6 back surgeries in the past 2-1/2 years, and two of those surgeries in the last month (I've also had 61 spinal injections), and Dilauded is the ONLY pain medication that has worked to help reduce my pain and keep it to a tolerable level."

   
9.0

I Heart Dilauded April 30, 2010

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For Pain "Had shoulder replacement consisting of five hours under the knife and five months recovery! The doctor gave me 2mg Dilaudid and my usual 800mg Motrin. This combination has kept the pain down to a three or four and I am already weening at three weeks. I should be off the Dilaudid by weeks end. Loved this medicine!"

   
10

Anonymous April 10, 2010

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For Pain "Great quick onset for urgent care visits due to migraines (IM injection). Lasts longer than Fentanyl in my experience. This has been a life-saver for me to alleviate the excruciating pain quickly!"

   
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freybaby April 6, 2010

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For Pain "This is the best pain medicine! While in severe pain during a gall-stone attack, they gave me Morphine which didn't really work! I kept looking at the doctors and pleading to give me something else. They gave me Dilaudid and the pain was gone within seconds! After having two very strong gall-attacks I am a firm believer in Dilaudid. Highly recommend this pain medication over anything! I never suffered one set-back or side-effect from Dilaudid either. A !"

   
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Anonymous April 6, 2010

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For Pain "I have had severe migraines & chronic pain daily ever since I was attacked & stabbed with a 9" butcher knife 8 and a half years ago. It resulted in a myriad of chronic issues & severe pain. I have been put on a variety of different pain medicines since I started seeing a pain specialist. Oxycontin & Oxycocet (Percocet) did little to nothing to ease the pain. Demerol helped with the pain, but my tolerance grew too quickly. I've been prescribed 8mg of Dilaudid to take as needed & it's the first medicine to help me feel not completely useless because of my pain and to remain helpful. I'm also on other medicines for other issues and it interacts fine and actually also helps when combined with my other medicines with those same issues which other medicines had not helped with in the past. "

   
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AnnaOminous March 16, 2010

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For Pain "Had a headache from drinking the night before. Took 6mg Dilaudid, the pain was gone almost instantly."

   
10

Anonymous March 13, 2010

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For Pain "This is a much more potent pain relief than Demerol."

   
9.0

Anonymous March 9, 2010

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For Pain "I developed severe pancreatitis and hepatitis due to gallstones. They tried morphine first, but it makes me vomit even if they give me Zofran, Phenergan or Reglan with it. I'm allergic to many medications and latex. My only previous experience with painkillers was codeine for a severe cough and Percocet for a gynecological issue. I had an anaphylactic reaction to the Percocet. Not fun. So they decided to try Dilaudid on me - at least if I had a bad reaction to it, they could treat me immediately. I was so grateful! Complete pain relief and no vomiting. No side effects either nor like I was on anything, it just made the pain stop. IV Dilaudid worked within 30 seconds. They gave me pills to take home, the pills take about 30 minutes."

   
10

Anonymous February 2, 2010

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For Pain "I was hospitalized for 2 months with partial paralysis and neuropathy from an autoimmune syndrome. I had severe pain 7 to 9 on a scale of 1 to 10. 1mg IV Dilaudid every 4 hrs during the early part of my hospitalization with a saline flush erased my pain in minutes without creating drowsiness, mental impairment, or euphoria. I was able to think clearly and solve complex problems. I was switched to the pills after a few weeks. Dilaudid allowed me enough relief so I could go to sleep without distracting pain and wake up in the morning without residual effects. YOUR CONSTITUTION MAY BE DIFFERENT. I was able to stop cold turkey after 2 months without withdrawal symptoms. Your experience may be different. Follow doctor's instructions EXACTLY."

   
9.0

Anonymous January 30, 2010

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For Pain "I was given this after an appendectomy, my head hurt so much I cried for 4-6 hours while the nurse kept giving me more Dilaudid. When I got home I read the pamphlet which indicated that Dilauded can cause severe headaches. I took Demerol and the headache was gone within 1/2 hour."

   
1.0

Anonymous January 23, 2010

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For Pain "This medication was truly a life saver for me. It took all my pain away and allowed me to sleep peacefully without awaking to excruciating pain caused by nerve damage I had received from two surgeries."

   
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JoshAZ January 16, 2010

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For Pain "This is wonderful for pain management.This is a drug thaght actually KILLS pain! But be warned, it does have a high potential for addiction. It truly took all my pain away."

   
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Eh, Steve! December 16, 2009

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For Pain "Hydromorphone is the only medication that is effective in relieving my pain from nerve damage to my neck. It has been my savior since 2005 after having AVR."

   
10

Ammielamb December 11, 2009

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For Pain "After breaking 3 ribs and taking Vicodin and Tramadol to no relief I asked the doctor for Dilaudid 2 mg every 6 hrs. It took the pain from 9 down to 4 in about 20 minutes. Now I can finally get some sleep and get a few things done around the house...great medicine."

   
10

I HATE PAIN December 1, 2009

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For Pain "Crohn's and pancreatitis - The Dilaudid IV works. Just got switched to the pills. "

   
9.0

Anonymous November 20, 2009

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For Pain "I have had a chronic headache for ten years, as in I have not gone one single day without a headache in ten years. I get terrible terrible migraines, but also have advanced arthritis from C4-C7 with 3 bulging discs. (I'm 23 years old). I've been on everything under the sun that is non-addictive for migraine treatment in addition to Demerol, codeine Lortab, Percocet, Stadol, Nubain & Pentacozine. I was on 40mg hydrocodone each day which was effective but also took Excedrin, Midrin and Cephadyn on occasions so the acetaminophen effects worried me. My doctor switched me to Dilaudid 4mg four times daily and it works wonderfully without being so harsh on my liver. VERY effective at pain relief. Doesn't seem as habit-forming as the Lortabs-for me"

   
9.0

officer handy November 13, 2009

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For Pain "My husband was given a dose at the emergency room and it was the only thing that helped him."

   
8.0

kamama1971 November 9, 2009

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For Pain "In January 2009, I was prescribed Dilaudid 8mg (2 tabs 4X/day) to battle break-through pain, in conjunction with my constant regimen of OxyContin 80mg (2 tabs, 3X/day) therapy. It was as though I had been given a placebo. No effects - neither positive or negative. I have a high degree of opiate tolerance, which renders pain management a difficult chore. My doctor switched me over to morphine sulfate immediate release back in August (30mg, 2-3 tabs/every 3-4 hours), which (to my system, at least), is far more effective, despite the fact that Dilaudid's efficacy is about 6-7 times that of morphine's."

   
5.0

duckworthy November 4, 2009

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For Pain "I suffer from chronic back and knee pain. Had lower spinal fusion, both knees totally replaced and stenosis in my upper neck that flared up once to the point that the pain was agony! This was the first time I was given an injection of dilaudid as opposed to morphine. Morphine has never taken my pain away, it just made me not care that it hurt, and the first time I was injected with dilaudid, the effects the first minute scared me, but I had a great nurse that walked me through everything I was going to experience and assured me that in one min. It would pass and it did and for the first time in 12yrs. After about five mins I had absolutely no pain. Also took the pills for about 1 month and worked very well."

   
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7timesdad November 2, 2009

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For Pain "I had an abscessed streptococcus infection, which is a REALLY painful occurrence. They treated me with 2-10cc Dilaudid IV Injections, and it was really great. I got REALLY drowsy, but felt nothing, even when they stuck a HUGE needle into my insanely infected tonsil (It was only one tonsil). I went from a 9 on the pain scale to a 1 in ten minutes (or what I perceived as 10 minutes at least). I also hear about people getting very sick from hydromorphone. The staff at the Medical Center were great though. The technician who administered the drug in the ER knew just how to administer it to minimize nausea. I am definitely glad that they knew how much pain I was in an pulled no punches to treat it."

   
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JeremyMunsell October 24, 2009

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For Pain "After fracturing my L1,L2,L3,L4,L5 in a car accident two years ago, Dilaudid 4mg three times a day plus Methadone 10mg three times a day has been the ONLY combination that allows me to have a life. I've been through so many doctors, it's sad. Believe me, if I could be pain-free without medicines, I would. My pain level now is a steady 4. Before Dilauded, nothing worked."

   
10

Krowgirl October 22, 2009

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