Thank you very much for responding. Doesn't it just suck to have chronic pain? There is not much out their to help long-term only temporary. I will keep trying, thank you for the support.
I'm with Melissa on this one. Word up to the buzzkill dudes/chicks who a displaying their inconsiderate ignorance for all to see. Shame!
First off, I am super proud of you for taking responsibility for your actions. So what if it got out of control, people make mistakes all of the time.. What's important is that you realized it and are taking the necessary steps to get yourself out of the situation. Shame on anyone who has anything negative to say towards you. You're on here asking for help not asking for ways to get even more high. It sickens me that there are people out there who just want to tear others down for their mistakes or wrongdoing instead of lifting them up and being supportive. Don't listen to the negativity.. Keep your head up and know that you'll get through this! I had a massive stroke due to a carotid dissection two years ago. I take 40mg of opana er twice a day as well as up to 12 norcos a day. That amount of pain meds isn't typically prescribed but it does happen in special circumstances. I take my pain meds only when I truly need them and have never abused them. Expand.
Thank you for the kind comments. I really have faith in myself this time. I am ready. I can't stay on Norco for the rest of my life. I'm only 31 and I will have chronic pain for the rest of my life. I will have to come up with a drug free pain plan. Wish me luck. Thank you for your support. 21 Sep 2011.
I've had 2 ruptured disks and as an exposed nerve in my back for over 5 years and have been on Norco 10/325's all that time. For the last 2 years I've been on 240 a month and last month my Dr put me on 300 a month. I'm doing fine with them. I'm also on soma, neurontin, ambien, and, Valium. I keep a close eye on my vitals, my skin color, and the whites of my eyes as liver problems run in my family (and yes, I have informed my Dr of our liver problems). So far, everything is a-ok. Keep your Dr apprised of your concerns and he'll keep a close eye on you, but don't add to your stress unduly. Someone very wise once told me that your mental wellbeing is just as important as your physical well-being. Remember that!
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I am still doing great with my adventures of norco withdrawal. I'm at the end of my 3rd day and don't want to give up. I would like to speak to someone who is off narcotics, and has a similar situation to mine. The chronic pain, programs, norco/Vicodin usage for the last 5+ years. I need support and inspiration. Can I get through this? Did I go stupid by trying to do this cold turkey? Facts about norco withdrawal with taper VS cold turkey. 20 Sep 2011.
Nobody gets 300 norco's a month not in my entire life.Have I seen someone get that much not even a cancer patient !!Be careful and try to get yourself into a detox center!!
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I think you have done quite well to admit to yourself that you are getting into having problems! That is a first big step to look at yourself and realize you are off in a wrong direction and are taking them just because they are there! I applaud you for that! It takes a brave person to admit to themselves much less others that they have a problem. If you are three days in you are doing well. I know it has probably been difficult not to pick up the prescription waiting for you. If you are tolerating the affects of withdrawal see how it goes. Just to cut all ties you might want to admit to the Dr that you feel you are becoming dependent and that they are not working for pain any longer and you are beginning to lose control over them. This way that Rx is not calling your name while you are detoxing. If you are very strong you might try to taper but I have a feeling that if you picked them up you'd be right back to 10 a day. I'm not an expert on detox. Expand.
4 answers • 25 Oct 2011.
I can help you with the pain. You do need alternates for pain killers. There are many.
That sweating you are having is the pain that you can't feel (that's from the fibro). I know that is weird, but that is what I get at night. I keep a fan on to cool my back down and dry the sweat.
... started 6 years ago when I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia/Myofacial pain syndrome, Arthritis and mild degenerative disk disease. At first I was so against treating my pain with narcotics. After some research I convinced my self that I needed to be out of pain to function and that I would only stay on them for a little while. Ha, was I a dork. So I started out with the 5/500 vicodin and the rest is history. I am now a pitiful fool at the end of my rope. A mad woman, one of those, I'm checking my whole house like a fool looking for a norco that doesn't exist. Anyways here is the situation... The last 2 times I have ran out of meds about 4 days till fill time. Last time my doctor approved the early refill because it was the first time i have ever been short. He prescribed me more because I admitted I was taking 10 a day. I was on average but sometimes 12 a day. Now I am out early again by 4 days and so he is going to fill them but not until tomorrow. It's 3 days into cold turkey no norco and I really don't feel that bad. I don't want to take them anymore and I know my script will be waiting tomorrow. My brain is playing tricks ling me to pick them up just in case, but 300 norco is not for a just in case scenario. What do I do?
Hey Melissa, I know what you mean about the meds not working because you have adapted. I don't think you would have withdrawals because you are NOT addicted to them.
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2 answers • 28 May 2014.
I have been taking Norco for the better part of the past 15 years due to a back surgery that went south. My wife also takes it for severe Rheumatoid.
What I'm saying is I want off because the pills don't work anymore and I'm trying to get relief from something that gives me no relief anymore. It happens all the time. I don't want to hear my doctor l me it's time to switch to fentanyl patch, or morphine. I also wrote that I am 3 days cold turkey and I feel ok. Im up, I'm dressed, feel a little dizzy and achy, and sweating. I don't want detox, no one in this world except my husband, doctors and now you even know I live with chronic pain. I dunno maybe you didn't read my question all the way through.
2 answers • 13 Jul 2014.
After taking any pain medication for any extended period of time, it is compley normal for your body to develop a tolerance, requiring you to need more than usual for relief. Again, don't let the negativity get you down.. Keep your head up and know that there are more people than not that are rooting for you!
Well you start splitting them in half or you go to a short-term detox facility.I am on lortab 10's my self and I split them in half also if you are getting prescribed 300 norco's a month with multiple refills you are taking them away from the people who really need them and to be quite honest are addicted as hell my friend!!Might I add that the maximum amount of tylenol u can take a day is 4000mg so that is 8 vicoden max and you said u are taking in upwards of between 10 and 12.You seriously need to go to a detox facility before you end up overdosing my friend!!!
Use the pills for breakthrough pain after a rough day. Get a prescription for Voltaren Gel 1%. Make sure to get a prescription for a 1000g. It's cheaper in the long run. It helps fibro and arthritis.
And I don't know if this will work for you, but sometimes (and I do mean SOMETIMES) drinking chamomile tea and rubbing Johnsons baby lotion with lavender scent will help you to go to sleep. It won't necessarily help with the pain, but it just MIGHT help you sleep through it. And it's all natural. Just a thought. And for what it's worth, you're in my prayers. 28 Jul 2015.
... my pain meds to three 10mg Norco per day. He claims since Obamacare, the federal government is monitoring and asking doctors questions why they.
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Just to let you know, I also have fibro, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, migraines, degenerative discs, bulging discs, and scoliosis. I KNOW where you are coming from!!!
Im battling leukemia and only get 90 nor 10/325 and now we also have ultram and flexeril. I swap them out norc on hard painful days ultram and flex on easier days. And hydromorphone for my days that chemo hits the first day.
I was like you taking them 3xs a day and started to take them earlier when the pain came back. Then I thought this was wrong. I don't want to take more meds, I want to take less. So I decided that these meds would become my breakthrough meds.
Now that Norco and their cousins are a schedule 2 narcotic, just about no one will be getting them anymore unless they're fresh out of surgery or terminal. Most physicians will not risk their license and will probably switch a long term pain patients to Tylenol 3, or one of the meds that hasn't been reclassified recently. I've never heard of a patient getting 300 10's per month though. That's way too much. The only time patients got that many at once was for a two or three month supply, never per month. 300 for 30 days is unheard of and I've been in the field for years. Haven't seen that even once.
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Also, this may or may not work, but you might try soaking your joints (wrists, ankles, knees, elbows, etc. in paraffin wax). It's been helping with my mom's arthritis, maybe it will help with you too. Best of luck, you are in my prayers!
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Ok, isn't that what this website is all about? Keep poping those 10's and one day you will see my friend. Norco is a dangerous drug for chronic pain. Good luck. Please stop being a butthole to me. Good luck with you halfers, take care.
I wish you well and hope your doing better. I know what its like to suffer, count pills and know that its time for a change. The mind is a wonderful powerful scary thing. I hope this finds you in a better spot. With proper care with the pain clinic maybe they can help you get off the medications and take a break. They say it takes the brain 30 days max to reset after being on narcotics. My therapist calls them drug holidays. Its enough too be able to start small again if you need it. With chronic pain you do. I am right now tapering off even though I have a torn hip labrum. Scared is an understatement. But I can do it. Best to you and please do not let people who are insensitive get to you. They have opinions being an open forum but take it for what its worth. Noone knows you here or walked a mile backwards in your shoes. Be well!
I know this was posted four years ago and I am so sorry I just found this. I have cancer and am in constant severe pain... I take norcos for my pain but have a VERY low tolerance to pain pills so I am blessed in that way. I just want to encourage you - you are stronger than you know and if you are still struggling please call me or text me... eight one four - seven seven seven - two one one two. Sorry for typing it out just feel like I should write it that way. I'm here if you need encouragement. I'm so sorry you have suffered so badly. You are NOT alone. 20 Sep 2011.
What ever the fact is your getting addicted and then asking people on the internet for help.So you are definetly not living in the real world my friend!!
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I have been taking Norco for many years for back pain and arthritis. I was recently in the hospital and they found liver damage. I was also downing.
I was hit by a train 35 years ago and have had 28 surgeries I am in Horrible pain..I have been taking for about a year and 1/2 5 Norco 10-325..my.
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What are you ten yrs old? She's not "taking them away" from anybody you nimrod! There are many manufacturers all over the world that produce millions of them a month. I use oxycodone (albeit in smaller numbers) for very legitimate pain and restless leg syndrome and if I am without, my pain/restless leg syndrome won't allow me to sleep (until the ambien kicks in) Me's thinks "arcanoidcyst16" should shut their hole!
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Melissa, I am the director for the Boise Fibromyalgia Support Group and can help you deal with the chronic pain. If you have Facebook, look for my group. I have several documents there to help people deal with pain, especially at night when it won't let you get to delta sleep. That level is where you need to get in order for your body to regenerate the hormones burned off by the pain signals and also for your body to heal any damages that has occurred.
What you need to do to deal with the pain is things you can do at home. Like hot baths with epsom salts before bed, destress yourself (stress increases your pain), learn to meditate to calm yourself and destress. Expand.
I hope that Laurie Shay or Pattishan will answer you. they are the ones with the experience with this on the site. Hang in there and I'm sure they will chime in!
Wow, wasn't expecting my first response to be so harsh. Never in my life would I be so mean to someone asking for help. You must not be in a chronic pain program my friend! I have been on these pills for the last 6 YEARS. It's called drug tolerance, you start out on 5/500's which I am sure you started out on. Then when those don't work anymore you go to 7.5/500 and then when those don't work you go to 10/325's starting 4 or less tabs a day. Well guess what? After about a 1 year you start taking 2 tabs at a time 2x daily then 3x then 4x like me at this point. I don't take them to get high. I just take 2 tabs 4x a day and it keeps my pain tolerable because of my built up tolerance. By the way I am well aware of the Tylenol limits per day and if you multiply the 325 mg of Tylenol that are in the norco 10/325 you get 3,250mg of Tylenol per day. So the max norco a day is 12 pills at 3,900mg. Expand.
... pain. I have been on this for the past 7 years. Recently I was prescribed Tramadol HCL 50mg 1 tab q6h for break through pain, which I have a lot.
I am very glad you've come to your 'new place'. You've admitted to yourself and to others that you've become addicted. I think that takes a strong person to admit this and shows that you want to get off the merry-go-round. Good Luck, Dear, and God Bless!Oxycodone 5 325 bluelight