Vicodin HP

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Comment from: dlew, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 5-10 years (Patient) Published: April 01

I use Vicodin HP 7.5-750 to treat all the nerve pain I have due to two liver transplants. Yes, not one but two!! This drug is the only pain medication that kills my pain and I mean kills it. I've been subsribed Vicodin since my first liver transplant in June 2004. They aboslutely kill the pain in my stomach, spine and pelvic areas. After all this time; plus three hernia surguries after the transplants vicodin still very effective medication. it's the best I've found except for the injections and my labs continue to be perfect! But ask if I could quit taking them, honestly I don't know. They are very addictive!

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Comment from: jen, 25-34 on Treatment for 5-10 years (Patient) Published: October 30

i have been using vicodin for disc pain for about 6 years and i am now on vicodin HP and it has done wonders for my back! I can move without all the pain and pick my little girl up again pain free! Thank god!!

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Comment from: 45-54 on Treatment for 10+ years (Patient) Published: July 28

I have used this drug off and on for many years. I have used it for migraine, post surgery pain and broken bone pain. It is very effective and allows me to function. The best way to describe the effect is that I feel the pain becomming numb. My cognitive function remains high while under its influence. It gave my life back to me!

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Comment from: greatzoron, 45-54 on Treatment for 10+ years (Patient) Published: August 01

Have been taking Vicodin now for 10 years. Was in a car accident and my knee was crushed. The ONLY way I can work is to have some pain relief as I am in pain 24/7/365. That is reality. We are addicts but it is so we can function and work. I don't abuse any of the meds I take. Have severe high blood pressure, which goes through the roof when I'm in pain. And I work in health care and see the best Dr's. Hopefully I can last 10 more years and retire but I have to work. Vicodin HP has been a god send for me. Take it TID with Tramadol. Don't be afraid to take pain meds. thats what they were invented for, people!!!!! Plus my mood is so much better because I'm not focusing on the pain. I can function and concentrate on the task at hand. Please get the addict word out of your head. If you need to function, hold a job, be somewhat pain free (for chronic pain) this is a very good drug. Oh and I guess I'm addicted to Blood pressure meds. as I have to take them also. ;) Have also tried MS Contin timed release which was the best pain med ever but constipated me so bad I had to stop. OK story over.

Comment from: on Treatment for 6 months - 1 year (Patient) Published: July 15

I have tried some different pain meds to manage my chronic back pain, and Vicodin HP seems to be the most effective for me. It doesn't cause me any nausea or drowsiness, and it decreases my pain level enough so that I can actually work. It also allows me to continue running (which I really enjoy) and work out at the gym. The med also helps me sleep through the night as it prevents me from waking up in severe pain every two hours.

Comment from: MICHAEL C., 35-44 Female on Treatment for 10+ years (Patient) Published: December 13

I INITIALY STARTED WITH VICODIN 7.5/750mg. 5 TIMES A DAY FROM A HERNIATED DISC, THAT I HAD SUFFERED FROM AN INJURY AT WORK. I THEN DEVELOPED SPONDYLOSIS OF THE LOWER LUMBAR SPINE, (3 VERTABRAES)RESULTING IN 4 HERNIATED DISCS. AT WHICH THEN I WAS SWITCHED TO VICODIN H.P. 20mg. 3 TIMES A DAY FOR THE PAST 10 YEARS. JUST OVER A YEAR AGO I WAS INVOLVED IN A SEVERE MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT, THAT RESULTED IN MANY BROKEN BONES,INCLUDING 2 FRACTURED NECK VERTABRAE'S,CRUSHED EYE SOCKETS,AND MULTIPLE ROAD RASH SKIN REMOVAL. I ENDED UP WITH A TOTAL OF SEVEN SURGERIES, INCLUDING FACIAL RECONSTRUCTION,COLLAR BONE TITANIUM PLATE INSTALLATION, AND RECOVERY FROM 4 BROKEN RIBS. ALONG WITH CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT THAT INVOLVES TAKING MS CONTIN.(EXTENDED RELEASE MORPHINE SULFATE)100mg. 2 TIMES A DAY. THE VICODIN H.P. PROVIDES ME WITH WONDERFUL BREAK THROUGH PAIN MANAGEMENT.AS I HAD SAID, I TAKE 20mg. OF VICODIN H.P. EVERY 4-6 HOURS AS NEEDED. ALTHOUGH THE MEDICINE DOES PROVIDE EXCELLENT PAIN REDUCTION FOR BREAK THROUGH PAIN, IT DOES NOT GIVE ME THE "DRUGGED UP" DIZZENESS THAT OTHER BREAK THROUGH PAIN MEDICATIONS CAUSED.I.E;ROXICODONE OR PERCOCET. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE VICODIN H.P. FOR EITHER BREAK THROUGH PAIN MANAGEMENT, OR COMPLETE PAIN RELIEF MANAGEMENT ON IT'S OWN, TO ANYONE WHO IS SEEKING PAIN RELIEF, WITHOUT THE "DRUGGED UP"FEELING THAT OTHER MEDICINE'S MAY CAUSE.IT IS SIMPLEY A WONDERFUL PAIN RELIEVING MEDICATION.............

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Comment from: 19-24 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: March 23

I HAD SURGERY AND WAS IN EXTREME PAIN I TOOK MY RECOMENDED DOSAGE AND FOUND THAT IT WAS MUCH EASIER AND LESS PAINFUL TO CARRY OUT WHAT MINESCULE TASKS I WAS ABLE TO INMY CONDITION. OVERALL I AM COMPLETELY SATISFIED WITH MY EXPERIENCE WITH THIS DRUG.

Comment from: terry4, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 10+ years (Patient) Published: October 05

The one thing I don't like about this drug is the drug tolerence seems to build fairly fast. And the guilt I feel to need it.

Comment from: BILL1281, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: November 02

This medication works very well to relieve pain without excessive sedative effect. I became "mellowed out," but was still able to function and drive a vehicle. I used it to treat pain following a root canal.

Comment from: lenaover, 45-54 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: October 26

I have had a total knee replacement as well as arthritis in knee and ankle, others have not been effective I work 16 hrs a day sometime and it is helping

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Comment from: aglass, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 5-10 years (Patient) Published: October 25

Been taking this medication for 5 plus yrs off and on due to stenosis and a car accident. Already have had 2 back surgeries and am contimplating a fusion. along w/ the vicodin I also take curimin supplements which I have found relieves all my inflamation in my lower back to the point that I have been able to decrease the amount of vicodin that I take. My suggestion for anyone with alot of inflamation to go to a reputable health food store and take curimin it truly does work.

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Comment from: 45-54 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: July 15

I have severe lower back pain and this medication helps me function throughout my day or helps me get to sllep at night.

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Comment from: 55-64 on Treatment for less than 1 month Published: August 25

helps with pain of rhuemoid arthitis in hips and knees

Comment from: jl, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 5-10 years (Patient) Published: March 08

i was started on 5/500 and after a year or so was switched to 10/325 which worked right away and gave no side affects, was nearly pain free with 2 to 3 a day, my doc has now switched me to fentanl patch and vic 5s, which does not work and has made me sick. i have a bulged disc and bone spur and base of my skull, also some scoliosis, also what started it all was , 2 bulged disc at L4-L5 , area with stenosis, which is causing severe lower back and leg pain and problems, also because of that i now have plantarfleciitis in both feet and tarsel tunnel in my left ankle , and last year ruptured my right calf muscle due to the severe tightness in my legs due to my back problem. the vic 10s have helped greatly for me to keep working, if my doc doesnt stop screwin with my med i will need to go on disability

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Comment from: spanky0101, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2-5 years (Patient) Published: February 13

use as needed did not use unless there was pain it helped alot

Comment from: reddocdan, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: October 01

The medication has brought my pain from a 5 on a 5 scale to a manageable 2 on a 5 scale. I have two ruptured disks L4,L5 and this helps me tolerate my day.

Comment from: 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: May 20

im a hemophiliac with bad joints. ive been taking this medication for a few months now and its changed my life. I used to be on oxycontin for my pain but it made me lethargic and lazy. this medication has given me my life back and keeps the pain at bay to boot. I recommend this medication to anyone with moderate to severe pain but with a fear of C2 narcotics.

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Comment from: lynne, 55-64 on Treatment for 1-2 years (Patient) Published: December 01

this medication releives my back pain so very good for me

Comment from: billydeezy, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1-2 years (Patient) Published: December 23

this medication does what is needed to stop pain.

Published: July 23

I noticed that someone else had sweats w/this drug. I do too. Also, I get heart palpitations for a time. They subsided after a while. Should I stop taking this drug because of the heart palps? I just had a complete heart checkup w/catherization. My heart is fine. Thanks

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Comment from: dave, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 6 months - 1 year (Patient) Published: February 09

I have 2 thoracic herniated discs. Since they are herniated towards the front, surgery is not an option. They went untreated without healing themselves for 3-5 years so it has damaged my spinal cord. When I complained to my Dr. about the pain, he treated me as if I was "drug-seeking". Years later an MRI revealed the damage. About 8 months ago I was given Vicodin 500 which was useless for a 225 lb man. My Dr. switched me to Vicodin HP and it has helped a lot. One thing I will say is it went through steps. For the first 3 months it took the pain away and I felt a "buzz" which I didn't like. The 3rd - 6th months it took the pain away without any side effects. Now It doesn't seem to help nearly as much but I fear increasing to anything else because I don't want to build to much of a tolerance at 35 yrs of age. I have faith that my discs will heal themselves, but if they don't I fear living life without medication to mask the pain. When I have a good day now and I don't take the Vicodin, I feel my pain intensify greatly. This is a good drug but you can build an immunity to it quickly which can lead to stronger things without willpower. I reccomend not taking anything unless you absolutely need it. I had severe pain before, nut not everyday. Now that I've been treated, rarely does a day go by that I don't experience severe pain.

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Comment from: Richard, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: December 05

I have degenerative disc, herniated disc, chronic pain. I take 2 tablets in AM. It takes it takes a couple hours for some relief. By 5 pm full pain has returned. In rare instances, I will take up to two more in a day. I get some pain relief. I have never felt any other effects from taking the drug. I have been on it for several months now. I don't feel any addiction to it.

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Comment from: miekel, 13-18 Female on Treatment for 1-2 years (Patient) Published: December 05

i have shoulder promblems and this medicine is one of the only things that actually take away the horrible pain that i suffer.

Comment from: lucy, 25-34 on Treatment for 6 months - 1 year (Patient) Published: November 25

relief from pain

Comment from: CalifBeachGal, 45-54 on Treatment for 5-10 years (Patient) Published: April 24

When I'm in a fibromyalgia flare up this is the only medication that really helps me out of the pain outside of ice packs on my back.

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Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

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