User Reviews for Dilaudid

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Review by Anonymous:

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10

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

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March 13, 2010 7:37 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

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

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March 9, 2010 7:15 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

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.

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February 2, 2010 11:25 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

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.

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January 30, 2010 2:55 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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1.0

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.

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January 23, 2010 12:41 AM

Review by JoshAZ:

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10

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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January 16, 2010 1:26 AM

Review by Eh, Steve!:

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10

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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December 16, 2009 9:56 PM

Review by Ammielamb:

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10

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.

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December 11, 2009 7:05 PM

Review by I HATE PAIN:

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10

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.

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December 1, 2009 6:32 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

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

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November 20, 2009 9:12 PM

Review by officer handy:

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9.0

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

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November 13, 2009 4:02 PM

Review by kamama1971:

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8.0

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

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November 9, 2009 8:23 PM

Review by duckworthy:

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5.0

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.

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November 4, 2009 1:48 AM

Review by 7timesdad:

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10

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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November 2, 2009 6:20 AM

Review by JeremyMunsell:

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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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October 24, 2009 12:07 AM

Review by Krowgirl:

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10

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.

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October 22, 2009 7:59 PM

Review by paleocarl:

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8.0

For Pain: This drug is the first to relieve some of the severe symptoms associate with severe back and leg pain from a work-related injury. I found it to be effective in reducing the pain level from 10 to about 7 (1-10 pain scale). There were no side-effects that I am aware of when given an injection in the ED setting.

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October 9, 2009 12:45 PM

Review by 12OOiwww:

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9.0

For Pain: I had a severe ear infection and was given Norco. I am not a regular narcotic patient and knew Norco was fairly strong, but to no avail did it help my ear. It hurt like you'd not believe, and went to the emergency room for the pain I was experiencing in my right ear. I was given an IV of antibiotics and a dose of dilaudid as well. It helped so much that I even fell asleep while they probed my ear. The doctor ordered a second dose before I was released and then was placed back on Norco for 7 days. Again, 2 days later, my other ear became infected and was again admitted into the hospital for an examination. Another infected ear, the left side this time, and was treated with exactly the same medication with the same results. It works for me.

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October 8, 2009 4:52 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

For Pain: This medicine has worked wonders on my chronic back pain. I have tried everything from Tramadol to Opana ER and for the price Roxicodone 30mg tops them all if taken as prescribed, and at the same time each day. The only downfall is that you must take the pills more frequently than say MS Contin or Oxycontin where you only need them every 12 hours. However that was my main problem with the Opana, Oxycontin, Etc., they didn't seem to last the full 12 hours as advertised. I was lucky if I got a good 8 hours from them.

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October 4, 2009 4:28 AM

Review by soopa:

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6.0

For Pain: I've got complex regional pain syndrome and it helps with the numbness in my leg but does not take away all of the burning sensation. After the Percocets quit working the doctor put me on Dilaudid #4's and the pain has been reduced some but I feel that I could use something even stronger. 1 every 6 hours helps but is still not enough.

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September 30, 2009 12:51 PM

Review by righty:

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9.0

For Pain: Works well for moderate pain, works in 30 minutes or so.

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September 21, 2009 7:20 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

For Pain: I was in the ER the other day for a slipped disc, and pinched sciatic nerve. I was given 1mg of this through an IV. I have never take a pain medicine so effective! But I was in so much pain that I needed 1mg every hour for 3 hours. But the only side effect was that my face and body was itchy after the third mg.

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September 13, 2009 7:07 PM

Review by serialmom:

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10

For Pain: I got this medication after a hysterectomy. It worked very well on my pain. I would recommend this if you are in severe pain. It works.

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September 10, 2009 1:30 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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8.0

For Pain: Dilauded is the only pain medication that offers me any type of relief. I herniated 3 discs in my lower back and I was on an IV of 2mg every 4 hours. Only con was it made my face very itchy. The second time I had an IV of Dilaudid was post spinal tap. I was given 1mg injection every 2 hours (lower dosage, more frequently made pain more manageable). I now have a prescription for 4mg every 3-4 hours for chronic back pain. I believe it has dramatically improved my quality of life.

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September 4, 2009 5:53 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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8.0

For Pain: Take Dilaudid only when it's absolutely needed and necessary. It is not a drug meant for giving comfort, rather for pain level 7 or more on a scale of 1 to 10. For pain level of 5 or less, morphine, Percocet, or even Tylenol 3 will suffice.

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