... norco 10/325 for past year - had successful spine surgery but still have some pain issues. Will need another surgery in the fall - very concerned with being dependent on norco. I try to limit my intake to no more than 2 per day - and wait as long as possible to take one in the day as I can. I realize that this alone probably means I have developed a dependency issue. My last Drs appointment was prescribed a medrol pack and more norco- I am so sensitive to steroids I could only do 1/3 dose and for only 3 days - gives me horrible anxiety. Has anyone gone through something similar? I'm a very active person - 49 y/o athletic - my surgery and now other orthopedic issues are making it difficult to enjoy life the way I did. I also wonder if norco can cause depression? Or if not could it make a person with depression and anxiety "feel worse"? Thank you
Jinx; yes on all of your questions one mistake you are making I would say for good pain control don't wait for the pain to be too severe prior to your second dose of NORCO and the dose your on well be much easier to get off of when the time comes.***** Medrol very common side effect is anxiety and just plain excitement and lasts the Norco being an Opiate drug which is a downer could cause some depression but it sounds more like all your forced life changes more than the medications, ALSO STICK WITH WHAT YOU ON if it is controlling the pain. And mention the depressed feeling to the doctor it is very common to use an antidepressant during times like these and some of the newer ones help with the pain also. Have a good day and slow and easy. Chuck1957
Jinx; doing the Norco the way you are and just seeing the one doctor is the best way. Your doctor is not treating you like a drug seeker really I don't know where you are but they are putting a lot of pressure on the doctors with any opiates to reduce the prescribing so people like us have to suffer also. To me, it is a bunch of crap sorry only way I can explain it but just taking 2 a day is good but try not to suffer too much your kind of limited not being able to take anti=inflamatory meds.But I can't go back to the regular post but it is okay if you're taking 10/325 to try a half a tablet I think they are scored but it's not timed release.So there is no problem taking just 1/2 to cut the edge on bad days.Until you can get this all resolved.
But the way the government is putting pressure on doctors to lessen the hydrocodone prescriptions is just not fair to us people that use our meds as we needed it but it is best to keep your pain as well as under control when it gets out of control meaning you have waited too long to take your second dose it is harder to get the relief.Anyway as long as you get your medication from one doctor and it's always a good Idea to shop at one pharmacy it's when you bounce around from pharmacy to pharmacy and see more than one doctor that it starts to look a bit funny. But this way you get the advantage of the pharmacist knowing you and in the computer a good double check for any interactions comes up as they are filling the prescription. And if you need advice they have or know everything you are taking.and can ask if you can take this with your prescription meds etc.Hope this makes enough sense.But it makes things look better also. have a great day and hope the pain stays under control. Chuck1957
Jinx342; I am sorry but I have problems with this site and half the time it won't let me put notes on the comment line or except friends, or send private messages. So I forgot something if you're not taking anything else and you want to try to take 1/2 tablet of Norco always only break one tablet at a time so if it is not exact you get the rest of the dose when you take it. But this cuts the Tylenol down and with just taking 1/2 dose it's okay to get a bottle of the generic Tylenol and take one of the extra strength apap with the 1/2 dose to give it an extra boost,And you are still much lower than the maximum dose of Tylenol daily. So that is not a worry with the way you are taking it I do this often.But it could help the 1/2 tablet work better so you don't get into the part I was saying about losing control of the pain control. It is much better to keep it in your system longer and not have to wait until the pain is so bad a hammer would not help.
lol, But think about that this would still be much lower than the maximum apap or acetaminophen that you can take daily. okay, think I have it all down now hope this helps some. you hang in there and have a good day CHUCK1957
Jinx; Have to stay positive my friend and you do have some good things going for you as far is you have built yourself back up, Your taking less of the pain med. But I think you should let the doctor know you may have to try a different antidepressant this time to help, And some of the ones they have also work to help with the pain. Or something for anxiety. After the surgery see what you well be taking but you have to remember also that any Opiates Can cause a depressed feeling. I would let the doctor know and they could try one of these newer ones that help with the depression and chronic pain. wishing you the best and remember the light is going to clear and help you heal faster with this one. Chuck1957
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