Vicodin User Reviews

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Vicodin User Reviews

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Comment from: greatzoron, 45-54 on Treatment for 5-10 years (Patient) Published: October 05

Have taken Vicodin for 7 years now. Have a badly damaged knee and constant pain. This works, but am now moving up to MS Contin. For those in pain don't worry about dependence you need it. I work 12 hour shifts at a Hospital and this is the only way I CAN work. It knocks the pain back where I can concentrate on what I'm doing and not be in agony or short tempered. Use it without fear for pain, your not an addict unless you abuse meds.

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Comment from: Bill Bixby, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: September 18

Vicodin really takes the edge off without knocking me out.

Comment from: 1greatzoron, 45-54 on Treatment for 10+ years (Patient) Published: March 02

Have been using Vicodin 10/660 TID for over 10 years now for chronic knee pain. Was in a car accident and my knee was crushed. This and Tramadol TID is the only thing that keeps the pain at bay. I'm in pain 24/7/365. I have to work. And I work in health care at a hospital, 12 hr. shifts, on my feet. Remember people THESE meds were invented for pain, use them. Don't feel guilty!!! Addiction? So what. I cant work without a little pain relief. And I'm also I guess addicted to BP meds because I have high blood pressure. What is sad is that we who take narcotics have to go through hell to keep getting them. My doctor knows how much agony I'm in and I get my meds. But what about someone who is not faking but has a Dr. that wont treat them because they are afraid of addiction? Chronic pain NEEDS to be treated and Dr's. need to realize this and treat us better. Fight for your rights. Oh and I have never had ANY side effects, just pain relief like I should have. In fact having pain relief clears my mind so I can concentrate on the task, not on the pain.

Comment from: 55-64 on Treatment for 6 months - 1 year (Patient) Published: October 05

I have taken hydrocodone off and on for years. I have had several surgeries for different things, including tooth surgery. I have been given various pain medications and the only one that I know will work for sure, is hydrocodone.

Comment from: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1-2 years (Patient) Published: September 24

I have cronic back pain and 1 to 2 Vicodin a day takes the pain away. I take 1 about 4 in the morning and it works most all day. about half the time I take another about 5 in the afternoon.

Comment from: Well MDs just call me Addict, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 10+ years (Patient) Published: May 13

I can ot take NSAIDS. I have several severe pain conditions in my back and spine. The NSAIDS made me sick and did not control my pain. I have been taking Vicondin for 8 years 4 Hyd/750 and I know it has kept me alive. I had thoughts of suicide before finally finding an MD who thinks outside the box. I also was in a severe state of depression. I have tried every anti-depressant ever made. I also has severe anxiety and burning pain in my feet. A Neurologist told me to take Lyrica because Vicodin would not help and I was already probably an addict. Tried to get me in rehab. I went to a place out of town got rid of Vicodin , went home and deep dark depression and pain all came back again. He laughed at my MD and he had given me Neurotin and Lyrica plus Cybalta. (My MD already had me on Cymbalta before and no help. I took my pain as long as I could and had to retire because no MD would give me an opiate. Finally, I went back to the doctor who had me living a normal life and he put me back on Vicodin and Xanax. The two drugs the other doctors of all specialty types told me were the worse drugs in the world. My Md said not if you stay on them if they are working. I am depression free, no severe panic, and able to live a normal life again. The Vicodin sort of lifts me up and the Xanax helps with panic and I believe also with depression. Thank God for the few MDs who will "think and practice out of the box" if it works for a patient.

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Comment from: enchantedtile@aol.com, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 6 months - 1 year (Patient) Published: June 13

My name is Joe. I am a Tile Installer. I have already had 1 back surgery for a herniated L5S1. Since 2000 I have had a serious amount of pain and low back problems due to my tade. In September of 2010 I will have been in my trade for 24 years. I have gone to chiropractors, accupunturists, herbalists, physical therapists, orthopeads, neurosurgeons and on and on including epidurals and pain injections. I never would take any pain meds accept Motrin 600 prescribed by my primary and steroids[methylpredsolone]. In 2009 I herniated and tore my L4 while installing a backsplash and decided enough was enough. I am currently under treatment by a wonderful doctor and who has prescribed me Hydrocodone 5/500 1 tablet 3-4 times daily. I tried Percocet, darvocet, Tramadol all with MISERABLE side effects and vomiting. I can take Hydrocodone with NO side effects accept for a little drowsiness which coffee helps, and most of all it allows me to do ALL the daily tasks I must do as a husband, father and business owner eventhough I stll have pain. Atleast its bearable. I do NOT like when I hear so much negative stories about good medication that works for people who have legitimate reasons for their particular need. I do worry about whether or not I would be 'addicted' to it but I know if I cant live with the misery of the suffering that I have endured for 10 years with Chronic Back Pain then I am most certain I will not be addicted to this wonderful medication because I hate feeling like crap to begin with. Thank you for letting me have my input and I hope this helps someone.

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