I have had Addisons Disease since 1981. I also have several other conditions that require pain medication. I take Norco, and I just read (in an article through Google) that you should never take Norco if you have Addisons. I have been taking the Norco for several years now. Can anyone tell me why I should not take the Norco? I read several different articles on this, but no one told me why I should not take the Norco. I'm allergic to almost all other pain meds, so Norco is just about it. The other conditions I have do cause a lot of pain, but I'm wondering how many of these illness' might have been caused by taking Norco, having Addisons. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. So far, my choices are very limited. Going off of pain meds completely is out of the question, and now the Norco is not working as well, so it requires more, probably going to cause other things to go wrong. I will look for a response. Thank you
Hi Beani... I am so sorry about your situation! Being unfamiliar w/Addisons until I read your post it took me a little while to get back to you (read up a bit) and fortunately I don't really see a tie to the Norco, but honey I am not a medical professional by any means. I did not quite understand your 1st post when I went back to it... did you mean you were taking 8-10 norco a day or at a time?? Remember norco is a brand name, it is hydrocondone & little tylenol (2 strengths I think 10 & 15) you really want to watch the amount you are taking due to the tylenol destroying your liver. I understand you are not worried about the addiction part honey but you might rethink that if your doctor was to stop the meds or cut back you would be in a very hard way. Please talk to your doctor and if you are not comfortable with him/her seek someone new that can really help. You are taking tooo many chances with your health, the pain being the least of them at this point I fear, even though you hurt so much, you are still alive, this is the most important thing kiddo! Hope this has been of some help, I feel kind of out of my league here, pls do not give up, there are a lot of caring people here..and we do not stop trying. God Bless Momma Nancy
I was diagnosed with Addison's in 1975. I have been on Norco for chronic pain for quite a few years.my belief is the hydrocortisone causes damage to the body after a life time of use. Any thoughts on this?
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