My husband is taking 2 -3 a week for back pain. He also is drinking alcohol at the same time with it. Very concerning to me. Is he considered addicted at this point or does it have to be daily use
every one person is differerent every1 sayd. like does he have an addictive personality or tendencies, or depression, etc? i personally think people become dependant, not addicticted at first. and depends if he really needs them or takes them ass a drug... i personally needed them n took 7.5/325 three times a day for seven months. in the last month i didnt need as much and cut down til i needed them no more n had no problems or withdrawals. i lived a pretty happy stress free life tho... i also know a lady who has been taking um for yrs and doesnt feel the need to take them every day and has no problems... u know him and are around, i suggest u just watch him if he increasingly starts to take them and doesnt seem like the reason is bc he he is in pain
I doubt he is addicted yet, but if he ups his usage over time then I would get concerned. How often is he drinking? Daily? I would be concerned about that at this point. If he seems to be taking the alcohol and vicodin to get high then he is a prime canidate for addiction.
It isn't really how much but how many for how long. Say you go get a tooth pulled and the dentist gave you 12 tabs,even if you took all 12 in two days it's very unlikely you'd be dependent,but I was on 10mg vic's for a few months and when I stopped abruptly I felt really fidgety & couldn't sleep. I didn't know about withdrawal so it had me kinda scared,but it went away. What I'd be worried about is the booze & the tylonol,not good for the liver. Like I said I'd just watch the amount of time he stays on them. Good luck & I hope this gave you some of the info you wanted.
Michelle is right every person is different, you have the advantage of being around him so notice when he takes the medication, another thing that really concern me is that he is drinking alcohol and taking the medication the two are not a good combination and it isn't safe for him to be doing that, if he needs the pain medicine for pain he needs to stop using the alcohol, the combination of using them both are not safe. I wish you both the best of luck
Usually is a person has real pain, they will not become addicted unless they have an addictive personality. He may become tolerant of the dosage, & have to have it increased if it stops helping his pain, but that does not mean his is addicted. At the dose you mention, I doubt you have any worries.
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