My NP recently put me on hydrocodone/ibuprofen. I had been under the impression it was immediate-acting, but after two doses of no pain relief and no side effects, I'm not sure if it's too low a dose or if I just have a weird tolerance. It's been 18 months since I've had anything approaching a narcotic (tramadol), and before that it had been seven years since I'd been on IV narcotics following surgery. I've been in chronic pain for almost 10 years.
Has anyone else been on the 5/200 formulation? How effective was it for you?
That's the lowest dose and it's possible that you have a high tolerance to drugs or at least this one. Everyone is different and what works for one may not work for another. The best advice I can give you is to talk to your Dr. Explain the situation exactly like you have here and let him decide what needs to be done. Don't ask for anything by name, or even for a higher dose of what you currently use. That's a big red flag to drs, who will then look at you as a drug seeker. Just explain things to him exactly like you did here and then let him decide. I hope you feel better soon!
If I was you I would take any thing else but not no hydrocodone products it does not help the pain but you sure will get hook quick try plain or coated aspirn that's what I have been doing it helps more for me good luck and be careful with all these pain meds drs want to get you hooked on so you will keep coming back to them.
I wish I could take the formula with Ibuprofen. But due to kidney damage I have to take the Hydrocodone/acetaminophen. I can't take any other over the counter pain reliever. I think Ibuprofen is the best pain reliever around, but at only 200mg it probably isn't going to help you enough. Ask your doctor if you can supplement it with an extra Ibuprofen. And as the others said, it is a low dose.
Tell your NP that it isn't helping. Just tell them what you told us here. I feel like you explained it very well. I'll be honest I really don't feel like hydrocodone does much for pain at any dose, but I tend to be very medication tolerant.
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