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  1. Harrington rod removal? 20th August 2008
    ... to sacrum. That causes its own problems. I take Vicodin everyday, lay down at least once during the day everyday...

  2. My Husband is 8 months post L4-L5 and L5-S1 and in pain any advice? 18th August 2008
    ... probably just his body still recovering. Gave him Vicodin and Flexril (muscle relaxer). Then at the end of ... his body still recovering and to continue with the vicodin and flexril. He is becoming very discouraged...

  3. Radiofrequency Rhizotomy 15th August 2008
    ... somewhat...but not enough. I end up having to take Vicodin by the end of the day because its such a killer. ...

  4. Vitamins and supplements after back surgery? 15th August 2008
    ... because of all the other pills I was taking, e.g, Vicodin , etc. Is it worth going back to the Glucosamine/Chontroiti...

  5. Can;t take much more of this.......... 11th August 2008
    ... Michelle, thanks for the hugs! I am taking Lyrica and vicodin . when i started the lyrica they started me on a low...

  6. Having decompression surgery on Tuesday 10th August 2008
    ... the serious pain meds as soon as I could - I hate Vicodin , it was making me tired, loopy, constipated, etc....

  7. Sage and others............SI Joint Question 10th August 2008
    ... interfere with my plans to continue to reduce the Vicodin . Oh well, I'll get through this. Leslie, I am...
    ... the Lyrica would work as well so i could get off the Vicodin , but i have been slowing down, because i started the...

  8. Can anyone relate? Couldn't move... 9th August 2008
    ... meds were working today not my combination of the Vicodin , flexeral and the Lyrica i take, nothing. It is starting...

  9. L4-S1 Fusion, 6 week checkup 9th August 2008
    ... healing. Yesterday I actually took one less dose of Vicodin , so we're getting there. Definitely not overdoing...
    ... the drive to work, then I can take small amounts of Vicodin while there but have to let it wear off in time for ... the drive home. Since the Vicodin itself has less and less effect (normal reaction)...

  10. Week 4 Lami L4-5 fusion major spasm today 9th August 2008
    ... Should I be on a muscle relaxer in addition to the Vicodin ? I have been up and about for the last couple of...
    ... of aches, pains, twitching, & spasms too. Also on vicodin , was cutting the pill in half... Now taking full does...
    ... setback for me. Just when I thought I was off the Vicodin for sure, now because of this latest snafu, I am back ... day. Still need to know whether in addition to the Vicodin I should be ona muscle relaxer. Thanks everyone,...
    ... before. I feel for you, I really do. I'd take the Vicodin and give it a few days and see if it calms down before ... make you feel just as goofy, or even moreso, then the Vicodin . If the spasms are directly related to an activity...
    ... said to take it off. And yes, to going back on the Vicodin while I am still in considerable pain. He did not...
    ... figure. Maybe it was the doc's reassurance and the Vicodin . Who knows. I still hate Vicodin though - major...

  11. 3 month post op and feeling down 6th August 2008
    ... still taking stool softeners (not laxatives) with my vicodin . You are doing better than you were before-its...

  12. How much activity? More activity = more pain, more rest = less pain 4th August 2008
    ... couch. And it is the FIRST day I did not need any vicodin . I just feel like I need to rest and heal. But ... feel a lot of pressure to get better, get off the vicodin , reduce my morphine, get back to work, etc. How...

  13. 3-week Post Lami L4-5 fusion chilled feeling after resting 4th August 2008
    ... far it's been normal. The plus is that I am now off Vicodin and just taking over-the-counter Tylenol. Sleeping...
    ... Hmm, I wonder if this is a reaction to being off Vicodin ? I'm still having a problem with the last 2 inches ... for brace adjustment. I would say at this point the Vicodin is to cover the pain from the ever-growing incision...
    ... spent there. Yes, the chills could be the reuslt of Vicodin withdrawl. My brace is a conventional nylon brace...
    ... a reaction from the surgery and anesthesia? Not a Vicodin withdrawal symptom for me, since I'm still taking ... likely a part of why you can't sleep all night and Vicodin withdrawal is possibly adding to it. You may have...
    ... "toss and turn." I too think I am going through Vicodin withdrawal. It and the lingering effects of the anesthesia...
    ... Good info on Vicodin withdrawal: [url]http://www.addictionwithdrawal ... .com/ vicodin .htm[/url]...
    ... had my laminectomy, I had been taking codeine (no Vicodin in those days) for pain both before and after surgery...
    ... had my laminectomy, I had been taking codeine (no Vicodin in those days) for pain both before and after surgery ... Right you are Paula. I don't think we qualify as Vicodin addicts but yes to the effects on sleeping and cause...
    ... heck is going on but I suspect it could be classic Vicodin withdrawal. This morning I feel miserable and for...
    ... for sleep is outweighed by your desire to stop the Vicodin . Once a day will not an addiction make. Perhaps...
    ... for sleep is outweighed by your desire to stop the Vicodin . Once a day will not an addiction make. Perhaps...
    ... a connection between my insomnia and going off the Vicodin since I didn't take that much Vicodin to begin with...
    ... that there is a connection between going off the Vicodin and the insomnia. A friend of mine who had open heart...

  14. Educate me on the usual next steps - I'm sick of back pain 3rd August 2008
    ... pain for 4 years, took morphine, fentanyl patches and vicodin , which are, in case you dont know, very strong narcotics...

  15. Flexeril and Lower Back Pain 2nd August 2008
    ... of nowhere. The ER doctor that I saw prescribed me Vicodin for the pain, but nothing else. They did a urinalysis ... stress and the pain. I was released with an Rx for Vicodin , and told to see my reg. doctor (which I don't have ... and prescribed Flexeril (muscle relaxant) since the Vicodin did nothing for me (which didn't surprise the attending...
    ... I have no idea why doctors continue to prescribe Vicodin for severe pain. It doesn't work. It's fine after ... here had good luck controlling their back pain with vicodin ? I was prescribed Flexaril early in my back pain...
    ... Well, I use Vicodin for back pain, and it helps......
    ... Actually, I'm torn on the Vicodin thing, truth be told. It has helped me on occasions ... back ache) and it's turned into what we call "the Vicodin rant". When it was my mom recently and she was clearly ... to nearly move back home to take care of her), the Vicodin rant turned into the "please give my mom something...
    ... off the morphine pump in the hospital we switched to Vicodin . It's worked for me. It's not perfect, it doesn ... recovery, and it will probably be easier to get off Vicodin then some of the other narcotic pain killers. ...

  16. Lower Back Pain/Stiffness in Back 28th July 2008
    ... in my urine, but the doctor would only prescribe me vicodin for the pain (which didn't help). I have since been...

  17. Okay Billy Boy your appointment was Monday???? 24th July 2008
    ... that you're off the heavy pain meds. I went off my Vicodin for 5 days last month to clear my system. I don't ... headed! That was so nice! But I went back on the Vicodin the next day. I'd rather have a little fog and not...

  18. 2nd Revision 7 months ago Severe Pain L4 L5 TLIF 23rd July 2008
    ... Lyrica twice daily for nerve pain and hyrdocodone ( Vicodin ) twice a day ( or three depending on how long the...

  19. Things are going a bit better!! 22nd July 2008
    ... getting this under control with Lyrica. Still taking Vicodin every 4 hours but I've actually either slept through...

  20. 20 days post-op. still cant sit for long 22nd July 2008
    ... a day, now I am on 5-6 pills a day. I was taking vicodin 5/325's about 2-6 a day, now I am taking 4-6. The...

  21. Back t12 and L4-L5-S1 22nd July 2008
    ... Leg pain is so awful I was taking a HUGE amount of vicodin just to function before my surgery and still take...
    ... Leg pain is so awful I was taking a HUGE amount of vicodin just to function before my surgery and still take...

  22. What do you think the next step will be and what to do about meds? 20th July 2008
    ... most of the last 3-4 years, my main pain killer was vicodin . The dosages varied but that was what I was on, and ... other meds, I want to switch from codeine back to vicodin , but I've been afraid to even bring it up. I don...
    ... tylenol with codeine is simply the generic form of vicodin . Specifically, vicodin is hydrocodone and acetominophen...
    ... prescribe. Paula is right that Tylenol with Codeine and Vicodin are similar, but the difference is actually that the ... Tylenol #3 is a natural opiate and the hydrocodone in Vicodin is a synthetic opiate. The synthetic one is actually ... more of the Tylenol #3 to get the same effect as the Vicodin , and you don't want to do that because you'd load ... and proper to tell them then that you used to have Vicodin . If they don't want to give you that, there may still...
    ... Paula is right that Tylenol with Codeine and Vicodin are similar, but the difference is actually that the ... Tylenol #3 is a natural opiate and the hydrocodone in Vicodin is a synthetic opiate. The synthetic one is actually ... more of the Tylenol #3 to get the same effect as the Vicodin , and you don't want to do that because you'd load ... too much Tylenol into your system. Yeah, I was on vicodin long enough to know it isn't the same as codeine. ... medication for the rest of my life, at least meds like vicodin . Once again problem for right now I don't know what...
    ... had some form of insurance. Codeine, tramadol, even vicodin isn't horrible expensive without insurance. Oxycodone...

  23. ? for Adventurer 20th July 2008
    ... 10 years or so. You mentioned your addiction to vicodin . I am just curious about this. I am in so much pain...

  24. 5 Days Post-op Lami and L4-5 fusion 19th July 2008
    ... for 4 days total due to slow draining) to go with Vicodin because I have an enlarged prostate (I am 58) and ... further reduce the stream (for the guys out there). Vicodin seems to work best for me. But oh the constipation...
    ... comfortable during sleep. Congrats on reducing the Vicodin ! I'm just now starting to reduce mine a small amount...
    ... as Day 6 PM. I hate to have to double up again on Vicodin - I reduced from 2 to 1 per dosage but may have to...
    ... about it. I'm just starting to be able to reduce my Vicodin and that's only a small reduction, about 1/2 a pill ... suppressors like Lyrica to my routine. If I sleep past a Vicodin dose time I consider that to be a major victory, because...
    ... Thanks guys (gals). My goal too is to sleep through a Vicodin dose. Sure as heck didn't make it last night but ... that in addtion to warding off the itching from the Vicodin helps me sleep. Vicodin seems to be the easiest on ... may be better, not sure but I am going to stick with Vicodin . Appreciate hearing from others on the effectiveness ... of Vicodin . Wife and I just took a short walk around the neighborho...
    ... weakness in the legs. Also on a steady regiment of Vicodin . Doc says all is normal. I refuse to just lie...
    ... Yo Kraigster, good to hear from you!!! Yup, Vicodin is my friend :) Sounds like you are coming along...

  25. Back Again. Degenerative Disc Disease. 19th July 2008
    ... injections soon so I won't be forced or tempted to take the vicodin again. I don't know what I'll do after the shots...
    ... tried it on me as an experiement because along with Vicodin I needed something to help me relieve the 'electric ... asleep very quickly if I sit even for a few min but the vicodin does counter act that some. Also with the lyrica I...
    ... exercise at all due to the amount of pain. Im taking vicodin Es 4x times daily, along with flexiril, soma, ESI...

  26. one month out from L5/S1 fusion and hanging in . 18th July 2008
    ... This is allowing me to slowly reduce the amount of Vicodin I've been taking. Let's just say that last night ... I slept one hour past a Vicodin dose, and that's the first time since surgery! Gives...
    ... year and a half out from my fusion and still take 3-5 Vicodin a day. I expect to for the rest of my life. But...

  27. Fevers, Night Sweats Or Lymph Nodes??? 17th July 2008
    ... I was on high doses of Percocet, but not with the Vicodin . Maybe someone else will have other suggestions....

  28. spinal surgery,6-11-08, feel alone, please help me! 13th July 2008
    ... helps quite a bit. My doctor has limited my meds to vicodin because he's concerned about addiction if he adds...
    ... really out of it. He switched me to a stronger dose of vicodin (APAP 10 - 325) which has been working fairly well...

  29. Fever and drenching sweats after surgery 11th July 2008
    ... they believe it's from the pain killers (I'm taking Vicodin .) Paula...
    ... i am on MS Contin (morphine extended release) and vicodin ....

  30. Will I be able to work ever again? 9th July 2008
    ... last surgery was in Oct 07. Epidural injections and vicodin are the only things that get me through the days....

  31. Did you experience this? exercise post op? Please respond. 5th July 2008
    ... away from them if you can. Maybe you need a little Vicodin or something of the sort if you're in pain now. You...

  32. She's back........... 28th June 2008
    ... staples. The only meds he's prescribing right now is Vicodin . The good news is the surgeon found no herniated...

  33. All ready for surgery...maybe 21st June 2008
    ... minute stuff done around the house, taking lots of vicodin to make that happen......

  34. Chronic Back Pain.. 11th June 2008
    ... now pregnant. My OB has said that I can take vicodin and flexoril but to use it sparingly. Good Luck...

  35. Steroid Injection Problems-Please HELP! 10th June 2008
    ... 2000mg of erythromycin (along w/my norm meds including vicodin & tylenol) and I've been taking it ever since but...

  36. Pain suddenly worse 7th June 2008
    ... giving us the old nerve impingement. Today I added Vicodin to the mix since I don't have to work. I don't know...

  37. scoliosis 7th June 2008
    ... have pain everyday and expect to forever. I take Vicodin , which helps, but I do need to lay down during the...
    ... have pain everyday and expect to forever. I take Vicodin , which helps, but I do need to lay down during the...

  38. Desperate for advice 4th June 2008
    ... different drug treatments with me. It started with Vicodin . Since then I have used Percocet, morphine, Soma ...

  39. what next? 2nd June 2008
    ... but my dr thought it was nothing... i take xanax , vicodin every 4 hours:(:( its rainy today so my pain is higher...

  40. pepper 18th May 2008
    ... then that no other instructions do i still take my vicodin as normal?? sence there not sedating me do you know...

  41. tired or depressed?? 14th May 2008
    ... much i know my mdes make me alittle tired xanax and vicodin but i just don't feel like i'm ever going to get...

  42. Back Fusion 3 weeks ago 13th May 2008
    ... either. So in 3 weeks had 2 RX for percs and 2 rxs for vicodin hp. I am sorry its been 4 weeks....
    ... either. So in 3 weeks had 2 RX for percs and 2 rxs for vicodin hp. I am sorry its been 4 weeks. Tylenol in large...

  43. Lumbar Fusion - Home from the hosp. 9th May 2008
    ... hard to focus. I don't have that problem with the Vicodin . Have you tried propping yourself with pillows ... for a couple of months before I made a step down to Vicodin . At any rate, you will see slow improvement day by...
    ... ... I was one of those people that didn't like Vicodin ..Took it 2 days in hospital, made me very tired and...

  44. New to the forum - Back pain 29th April 2008
    ... coming in and I honestly told him that I had taken a Vicodin approximately 3 hours prior and it did nothing for ... Of course the doctor wanted to know why I had the Vicodin and I told him it was from a prior issue. Anyway...

  45. Back Pain only at night and when I try to 21st April 2008
    ... DRX-9000, Tens unit....nothing worked. Now its just Vicodin , Zanaflex, Celebrex and Lidocaine. Do you think it...

  46. Resigned to living in pain for the rest of my life 19th April 2008
    ... to a doctor last Fall. Since then I've been put on Vicodin , Zanaflex and Celebrex. I also have the lidocaine...

  47. Help C5 C6 14th April 2008
    ... constant pain not to mention the addiction to the vicodin which I am sure I have by now I told them time and...

  48. Life after surgery.. 10th April 2008
    ... of relief. The only thing that gives me relief is Vicodin . I have to start physical therapy again. I exercise...

  49. Hi spiney friends....... 6th April 2008
    ... Are you still doing 4 hour shifts? I went off my Vicodin this week for my regular hiatus that I try to do every ... great for me so far. But today I started back on the Vicodin and am in much less pain, but having gotten it all ... tired it's been making me. I went from Percocet to Vicodin . The Percocet made me much more drowsy, and I've ... been on the Vicodin for over a year, so I didn't realize what a difference...

  50. Chronic Low Back & Hip Pain 3rd April 2008
    ... My Dr. put me on steroids (Decadron, 4mg/day) and Vicodin at night. He called it a therapeutic trial, saying ... flammation gradually appeared again, needing more Advil and Vicodin , and by April I woke up with intense pain/throbbing ... can't go back to sleep. I have taken so much Advil, Vicodin , etc. I'm sure my liver & kidneys are shot. Not to ... pain relief, cuz I can't keep up all this Advill and Vicodin . The woman I have become is so far away from...

  51. who has had problems with the CRX-9000 2nd April 2008
    ... to get the monthly injection than to be on a daily vicodin plan. One of the surgeons I see prescribes the meds...

  52. back pain 1st April 2008
    ... car. My heating pads are right up there with the Vicodin in the relief they give me! :) (waving my heating...
    ... car. My heating pads are right up there with the Vicodin in the relief they give me! :) (waving my heating...

  53. How long to stay on pain meds after PLIF??? 22nd March 2008
    ... much. I was taking oxycodone on a regular basis and vicodin for break through pain plus lyrica. I have continued...

  54. Questions about spinal fusion surgery 22nd March 2008
    ... was on Percocet for about 2 months, then switched to Vicodin . I think I scared MM before her surgery, but wasn...

  55. OMG! And i thought it was bad before, yeah right! 16th March 2008
    ... color and it's not helping trying to wean off the vicodin as not sure ifit's the cause ect. I really hate that...

  56. Overweight and Fusion? 11th March 2008
    ... my right leg. Now I have pain in both.I also take vicodin and percocet for the pain. I feel the surgery was...

  57. Hello all.....Back Fusion scheduled 10th March 2008
    ... about the first 2 months or so. Then I switched to Vicodin , still strong, but not as strong as Percocet. I have...

  58. back pain 8th March 2008
    ... in the mean time they have been giving me loads of vicodin because Im already on celebrex(for my foot problem...

  59. NEW tingling after first PT session?? 8th March 2008
    ... find a good pain med. I was on oxycodone and then vicodin for break-through pain, with lyrica twice a day for...

  60. So tired - Does anyone have advice for help sleeping with sciatica pain. 8th March 2008
    ... better relief from short acting/acute pain meds like Vicodin . Actually, when I was at my worst they did help take...

  61. Return to Physical Therapy has begun 8th March 2008
    ... that. He told me to just stay the course and take my vicodin and skelaxin as needed and take an NSAID if needed...

  62. Lyrica nerve pain reducer is miracle 7th March 2008
    ... and cannot take with it, but my doctor said taking Vicodin and/or Ibuprophen with it is no problem, they do not...

  63. Why~Why~Why!? 5th March 2008
    ... then I'm done. My spine doc does manage my pain with Vicodin and Zanaflex... I asked my PT his opinion of doing...
    ... sleep, can't get comfortable................. More vicodin .........................
    ... Thanks for the support :) I took an extra vicodin and zaneflex and then passed out in the recliner chair...

  64. Diagnosis Stenosis age 39! 2nd March 2008
    ... taking it for a while, probalby b/c of the combo of vicodin and ibuprofen, but again, I still had alot of pain...

  65. Confused and feels like going in circles. 29th February 2008
    ... of meds but the ones that stuck around was Soma and Vicodin (not taken every day only when needed) I have had...

  66. melissa update, please read! 28th February 2008
    ... s crazy. I am on thyroid meds, the arthritis now Vicodin as needed , clonopin and an antibiotic for sinus infection ... with that i will try the Neurotin again and skip the vicodin . the only thing about the Neurotin is it may give...

  67. Back From My 6 Week Checkup 27th February 2008
    ... wean me off percocet. I think he wants to get me on vicodin . That would be great if it works. I took my...

  68. Hurts to walk, sit, lay down 26th February 2008
    ... you do without proper pain meds. Unlike Percocet, Vicodin (Lortab) CAN be called in to the pharmacy. It's not...

  69. Is life over as I use to kow it? 26th February 2008
    ... or 9. They gave me the usual assortment of pills ( vicodin and soma). It helps "a little". Thanks for letting...

  70. hello to all i'm back. 24th February 2008
    ... dose. After a couple of months, I was switched to Vicodin , which is a little less strong. Are you taking the...

  71. Anyone Had a T5 to L5 Fusion? 23rd February 2008
    ... recovery is like. At over a year post-op, I still take Vicodin everyday and expect to for the rest of my life. I...

  72. Lidoderm Patches....TENS unit 23rd February 2008
    ... started Celebrex at the same time and have upped my Vicodin . I cut it in half and place it right over the painful...

  73. Advice on current situation.. 23rd February 2008
    ... and they only carried codeine, before that I was on vicodin for my back as well as my heart meds. Eventually ... the doctor for free. Another question is I prefer vicodin over the codeine. Codeine makes me itchy and nauseas ... doctor I'm seeing about possibly switching back to vicodin ? I don't want to sound like a drugseeker to them, ... yet at the same time I got much better results with vicodin and I had a better reaction to it as well, so I would...
    ... better relief, without the bad side effects, from Vicodin . Be honest and up front. Please keep us all updated...
    ... maybe less potent and she asked if I had ever tried vicodin . I answered no was she had the doctor prescribe it ... mostly. Wow.. the fog lifted when I started taking the vicodin and now I dont take T-3 anymore. (which is tylenol...

  74. nerve pain after fusion 21st February 2008
    ... on oxycondin 20 mg 3x day and lyrica 2x day; I have vicodin and skelaxin for break-through pain which I mostly...

  75. Can you help me read my cervical CT scan, please? 20th February 2008
    ... cuz I was so uncomfortable. Came home and took a vicodin , which helped. Here's what the current CT scan...

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