Polytrauma patient denied Hydrocodone? Why?
- 10 Aug 2010 by HEMI360
- 5 Mar 2012
- pain, hydrocodone
During the course of the past 10 plus years, I've encountered many different forms of debilitating set backs. Motor vehicle accidents leading to brain injuries and the many forms of pain generally associated with them. There isn't any room to doubt the present pain nor deny the fact that hydrocodone 'does' help and is in no way; misused, abused, overused etc... I'm really at a standstill with my doctor of many years refusing to provide the relief that comes in the name of 'lortab.' My body is very sensitive to medicines, and I let it be made known. Percoset 'doesnt' help, Lortab does. Does or has anybody experienced this cycle? Does anybody have any advice or possible answer(s) as to why things are rolling the way they are? I appreciate it, and thank you.
PS: I'll keep the community posted on what transpires.
Hydrocodone (or most narcotics) are respiratory depressants and tend to increase or elevate the C.S.F--- Cerebral spinal fluid pressure and may exaggerate or mask symptoms of your head injury. Hydros also impair judgement, may cause dizziness, etc.,so an accurate diagnosis would be harder to make. I would consider having some tests run before you add hydro in to the mix-better to be cautious than sorry, good luck and keep us posted
My heart hurts from all the stories here about real pain being denied relief.I just don't understand!
Can you be referred to a pain management clinic or doctor? They know what to do and tend to be more willing to prescribe medication you need, though even there you need to be sure you are totally honest and do not take anything not prescribed by them so that you are kept as a patient.
I wish they would get that we KNOW what works for our bodies and we are the ones in pain. When my friend here was kicked out of her pain clinic care I had to wonder if her doctor has ever really been in pain. Even my own doctor, whom I adore and who has been God sent to help me when all seemed to be lost- will say things that are just rotefrom the data he has learned- not from his experience with living in pain.
Your multiple trama events- MVAs ecetera- can result in chornic intractable pain. You have probably memorized the 10 facial expressions of the Baker-Wong pain indx-ecetera. You mention sensitivity to meds. The 'Loritab' you site has a high measure of APAP(Acetaminophen) @ 500 or 650mg with a max of 10mg hydrocodone, so labeled Lortab 10/650. In the US hydrocodone is only available when an OTC analgesic is added (APAP,aspirin... ) .Consider Norco 10/325. This equals hydrocodone that VicodinHP presents with almost half APAP. Over 2000mg/day of APAP is akin to a liver's health as if one imbibe a pint a day of Everclear. Hydrocodone is only a moderate agonist, recomended reference Basic&Clinical Pharmacology, Katzung,B.;MD,PhD
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