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Hello winniethe pooh, & welcome to the site! Are you talking about a PCP or a Pain management doctor? What is your condition, & how long have you been on either one of these drugs, & who was the primary prescriber? Lots of questions, but needed info to help answer this correctly. If you are a chrontic pain patient, & see a Pain Management doctor & have been on Percocet for your chrontic pain before, it wouldn't make sense to give you vicodin because the oxycodone in percocet is stronger. If this is an acute episode of pain, the doctor may feel you should try vicodin first, & if it doesn't help your pain, you should put in a call or visit your doctor & let them know it's not working as well as the percocet has that you have taken in the past.
Honesty is always the best policy, but depending on what your condtion is & whether this be a new doctor or many other factors, could be involved. Percocet is oxycodone, & vicodin is hydrocodone. Usually vicodin is tried for acute pain first, & if not strong enough to quell the pain, most doctors will give you the oxycodone (percocet ) without a problem. Both of these drugs can become addictive if taken for more than a few weeks at a time. If you are a chrontic pain patent , & have to take ppain pilss all the time, you can also build a tolernce to your dose. Since vicodin is a lower class of prescription pain reliever, most docs like to try it first. If you do not feel relief with this drug, please let you doctor know this right away. I hope I have helped you some, but without mre knowledge of your condition or the time frame of what you have taken in the past or other meds you take it is hard to evaluate how you should approach you physican about changing the vicodin to percoset. I sinceely hope this has helped you< & the best of wishes for a speedy recovery..
hi winnie,if you answer mary's questions i'll tell you how to go about talking to your doctor.please dont get the wrong idea,but if we here at drugs.com dont ask these questions then we are just compounding a problem that has effected all of us with pain management issues... pete
just tell then that your still in pain but dont act crazy about it mayb just go in looking unconfortable tell him they dont seem to be working as well anymore and leave it at that next time say the same pains a little worst then last time and so on mayb say a person you met takes what you want and doesnt seems to have as much pain and the sideeffects arnt as bad for them act like your just wondering if theres better ways to deal with the pain. another way is bitch about heartburn type symptoms after taking the meds cuz hydros have alot of acetaminophen which causes stomach and liver problems. i wouldnt do both tho
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