What do you do when you develope tolerence for Lortab 10?? I take 4 to 6 per day?
- 26 Sep 2009 by 0002ajcb
- 7 Dec 2012
- lortab, lortab 10/500, morphine
along with a time released morphine capsule (Amirix). I was on the Lortab for 2 years when it started not working for me anymore. My doc added the Amirix about a year ago and now neither one seem to do much to help me. I havee always had a high tolerence for pain meds. What should I do? Will my tolerence ever improve? Do I need to try a different med until the Lortab start working again?
Suffering. Please advise.
i would switch from hydrocodone to oxycodone based meds for a while. that will allow you to lose tolerance to the lortab and if that doesn't work you might try a darvecet and lodine combination as i have the same problem and that works for me.
sounds like somebody needs to get help with the addiction of pain killers, go to physical therapy to fix the problem instead of just covering it up. no offense but what do you think all those pills over a period of time are doing to your organs?
i also would like that answer i don't want to be hooked but my painn is so very real
As said above, I too think talking to your doctor about switching to a different medicine, changing your dose, or adding something. Bottom line, your doctor is there to help you, so when you go in to see him/her; just tell the truth of what your symptoms are and Im sure your dr. will figure out a new treatment plan for you. And if you are worried about being addicted, look up the difference between dependence and addiction. Diabetics are dependent on insulin, but are they addicted to it? No. And yes insulin and narcotics are two different things, but if you are taking the pain medicine as prescribed and legitimately need it, that is ok! Don't let anyone tell you your a drug addict or need to go to rehab. Only YOU can decide if you have a problem or not. And yes its good to take others' advice, but take it with a grain of salt, because their experience-no matter how similar-is always going to be different than yours. With that said, taking medicine is not the only answer, nor a cure. It is a helpful tool, just like exercise, your diet, mental and emotional health, etc. I have fibromyalgia, sciatica pain, and just recently was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, and I am only 24 years old. Long distance running is how I get my exercise and is very therapeutic for me. However, there are lots of days where 5-10 min into my run the pain is unbearable and I have to stop. That is when I take Vicodin which sometimes helps me continue to exercise, and thus help me to smoke less cigarettes that day (I am trying to quit smoking), whereas before I would become depressed and want to give up all together making things more stressful, leading to smoking more cigarettes. So for me personally, I would rather take a narcotic if it is going to help better my overall life, as opposed to living in fear of becoming addicted. Sorry this is so long, and I wish you the best!
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