I have been using Darvocet for 20 years without any side effects. Over the years I have tried everything the doctors came up with for my nerve damage and fibromyalgia in my back. Now since Darvocet is no longer available I am starting over looking for something to take the edge off my everyday pain.
Replacement for Darvocet?
Added 5 Dec 2010:
My doctor is trying tylenol-3 on me right now. This med makes me feel like I am in a fog. It seems to work nothing like the darvocet. My doctor never mentioned what withdrawls I would have coming off darvocet. I am wondering if my headache, irritabillity, upset stomach, vision not right, and restless sleep are from withdrawl or the codeine. It has been 5 days since stopping darvocet. I was taking 4 a day. Now doing tylenol-3 4 times a day and the relief from it only last 2-3 hours.
Propoxyphene to me has always been a joke of a pain reliever. It just never worked at all for me. Tramadol is similar, but acts much more like a true narcotic in the brain. As well as the fact that tramadol also has anti depressant properties. It will be tricky to find something to replace darvocet/darvon if those actually worked for you. I was very happy to see this withdrawal happen, though, as I knew in my heart something about propoxyphene wasn't right.
Norco is vicodin (10 mg. hydrocodone and 325 acetaminophn). It is stronger than darvon I'm sure. I would ask your Dr. but they seem to be stupid lately so tell him just what you told us. Has he offered any substitutes? If you have been using something for 20 years you need to do something - I wouldn't go off this cold turkey but - ultram has bad withdrawal too. Everything does if you take it daily so that includes blood pressure meds, etc. Withdrawal is a very unnerving experience so talk to your Dr. before this is literally yanked away from you. Good Luck
Hello tone4u2, I have been on lyrica and norco 7.5/325,s for almost a year for Fibromyalgia, perifial Neourapathy, and chronic low back pain, I hate them all because of the side affects but love what the combination does for my pain. It's so easy to reach for that pill for some relief rather than deal with it.so far theres been no addiction exept for dependence on them to take away the pain. i believe that addiction is in the mind. can be controlled thru a persons own will power. I say try narco but start out with low dose and go from there. I love lyrica because it has an anti anxiety in it also which helps you to cope with the pain and every day life challenges we have from being disabled. Good luck to and i hope i have helped you.
From what I know, you cannot really repair the nerves, but I have chronic muscle pain(my doc does not dx fibro). I use hydrocodone 5-325(2 at once) accompanied by one or two Neurontin. I used to be on Lyrica (the preferential Tx.) but it was too expensive. My Tx works very well. It will make you sleepy at first-start with a combo of one - hydro and neurontin until you can increase it. Some days I need more - some days less. If you are in serious pain, you probably should be seeking Pain Management and considereing a Pain patch along with other meds. Have you been put on an SSRI - Selective Seratonin Reuptake Inhibitor - Ex. only: Effexor? That is a good first step, which can be accomplished by your PCP. Let me know if possibly these interventions help. Good luck.
Re-reading your entry, it sounds as though you could really benefit from Pain Management, but if this is not your cup-of-tea, my close friend has diagnosed fibro in her back and she takes Oxycodone 10 combined with Neurontin. She also takes an SSRI as I previously mentioned. I hope this helps. I thought of her after I first closed. Perhaps this will offer you some new train of thought.
Vicodin is a very good pain pill. They make it in 5 mgs 7.5 and 10 mgs. Maybe start out on 5mgs. I used to take Darvocet then I went to Vicodin 5mgs. Yoyu shouldn't have any side effects going off the Darvocet. I know a lot about pain pills. I am on morphine now for back pain. Good Luck
I was taking Darvocet for about 20years also for fibromyalgia and hip pain, I have been off since November with no avail to finding something for the relief of daily pain. They have put me on Ultram but it does not work, so again I am limited on what I do without causing myself pain/fatigue or just suffering through it. I was wondering if anyone else has found something that works similar to Darvocet that lets you function as a normal human being daily without feeling drugged or dazzed. I really do not think the FDA thought this out too well for those of us who had no side effects and have a disease that they are just coming to understand. I bet the ones that pulled it do not experience the daily discomfort as do those with Fibromyalgia.
Tired of the Fatigue and Pain
I have taken Darvocet for many years for low back pain. It has been the only drug I could take and get relief from and still function. I am unable to take any of the oxycodone pain meds. or codine.
I am very interested in any suggestions for a substitute and am beginning to consider cortizone injections... :-(
I am so tired of hurting every day!
I have taken Darvocet for years as did my mother with NO side effects. It seemed the only thing that would ease the pain in my back from OA & RA. Three doctors have told me they NEVER had a problem from Darvocet. I think they jumped the gum too fast by removeing it! I am still looking for something to replace it & thus far have found nothing I can tolatrate.
Re: darvocet replacement;
just yesterday I received an email from "you've got a lawyer" regarding a class action lawsuit against darvocet. They send me an email everytime there is a problem with any type of medication. This notice is free of charge. You might want to go online and look to see what they have to say regarding this medicine. I did not read the whole article, as i've not taken darvocet for at least 10 years now. Hope you find what you need. We can never be to careful of what we are taking.
- Darvocet-N 50 Information for Consumers
- Darvocet-N 50 Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Darvocet-N 50 (detailed)
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