i dont want vicodin cuz its never strong enough and it makes me sick to my stomach but when i tell them that they put me on somethin like ibuprofen 800.. i want something that will work
Mary has a valid point there. If you have taken Percocet and it works for you then just speak up and say "I cant take Vicodin because it makes me feel sick but I can take Percocet" the worse the Dr will do is say "I dont feel comfortable prescribing that drug" then you know that you are not likely to get Percocet from him/her.
They say the codiene makes you sick to your stomach. It doesn't bother me, but the Tylenol mixed with codiene makes me pretty sick. I'm having trouble finding a pain killer without tylenol. They act like I'm a drug addict. Tylenol made me horribly sick back in the 1960s when it first came out. I often landed in the ER with that. ENTs finally figured it out-after I kept a diary. I tripped while jogging and landed on my arm in April, thought that I broke it near the elbow-couldn't move it and had muscle spasms. The ER prescribed 200 mg of Ibuprofin-it was the weekend- It's not like I go to the ER very often-once a year or less-mostly much less. Good luck
Those are good answers. If tylenol is what bothers you, one option is vicoprofen which contains ibuprofen along with the hydrocodone instead of acetimitophen and hydrocodone. I switched to percoset because I developed an allergy to hydrocodone. Both oxycodone (the main ingredient in percocet the other is acetimitophen ) and hydrocodone made me sick to my stomach but the oxycodone was definetly worse in the nausea department. I have always taken the ant-nausea med promethazine with both pain meds. So if it's only a matter of the nausea you could ask your doctor about anti nausea meds like promethazine,zolfran or reglan. If it's also a matter of not getting adequate pain relief I would just be honest with your doctor and say the vicodin is not working for me and I have heard good things from people saying they get better pain relief and management with oxycodone.
I would like to give it a try, what is your opinion on that, and could I please give it a try? I know you don't want to sound like an addict but in my experience honesty works well. I hope you get the relief your looking for.
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