I have 1 leg amputated and the other I had complete ankle replacement but the pain is 100 times worse. I'm probably going to lose the other one. My back and hip are messed up too. I really need help getting medicine please?
Your pain must be treated. The hydrocodone containing drugs are schedule II narcotics and are often used to treat acute pain. However they require a prescription and cannot be legally purchased without one.
You must call you physician and let him know you are suffering from pain. There are a number of different narcotic pain medications; the hydrocodone meds are just one class of them.
Acetaminophen is usually combined with hydrocodone. Acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol, used to be considered as generally a very safe medication. However, too much acetaminophen taken in a short period of time, or a lower amoung taken chronically over an extended period of time, can cause liver failure and even death. Therefore, the amounts of acetaminophen in combination medications has been reduced in recent years. Likewise the guidelines on prescribing acetaminophen have been adjusted downward to help prevent people getting into trouble with the toxic effects of the drug.
Your physician has to consider many factors in determining which pain med is best suited to treat your condition. But rest assured there are plenty of very effective pain meds available.
Please call you doctor. There is no reason for you to suffer.
Just as my friend Stephen has said does not matter where you are you need a doctor you should go back to the doctor that is working with you and find out why all the pain. Or go to your regular doctor and if needed he or she well give you a referral to a pain doctor Good luck to you Chuck1957
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