I have been taking 7.5 mg hydrocodone for my chronic pain. I recently had my shoulder operated on, for a while the doctor gave me 20mg endo's then cut me down to 5 mg. I told him i wanted the 7.5 hydrocodone, he said that the endo was stronger. I do not believe this. I need to take 2 endo's to take the pain away, when 1 7.5 will do the job. Someone is blowing smoke here.
I've been taking 7.5mg of percocet for a few years now, although it worked when I first started to take it, well, I guess it's five yrs now taking this med, it no longer has the same effect it did. I suspect it's leveled out in my system and I need go higher or switch meds. I also take morphine (kadian) exteneded release.
I have been on both thought, or tried both I should say. The 7.5mg hydrocodone did not seem to give me any releif at all, I was told hydrocodone was a weaker substance to oxycodone. Ocycodone being much stronger. The amount of tylenol is .325/versus/ 500 though. As I was told of the liver disease too much tylenol can cause. However, I am of open mind and really believe we all distribute medications different than someone else, depending on our individual metabolisms. What works for me may not work at all for you. I hope you can get your doctor to listen.
Not sure how much help I have been, there are a lot of seasoned posters here, so don't give up. Someone here always has great advice or help for others. I hope you have a great day grumpydave, and you're not feeling too grumpy today! Bless you!
- Hydrocodone Information for Consumers
- Hydrocodone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Hydrocodone (detailed)
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