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Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Vicodin: ... Is an opiate narcotic which does not usually cause internal bleeding, although it can cause a rather severe case of constipation. If your friend's ... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Slowly: 1st of all - congratulations on quitting! Finding a good doctor to guide you thru it is best but if you need to do it on your own, go slowly. However ... Read More
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience Addiction Medicine
Vicodin addiction : The chance of getting clean in your own is not good You need to find a provider who is approved to use Buprenorphine They will switch you over an ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Marx
47 years experience Pain Management
Adverse Consequences: If you find yourself skipping important obligations or commiting crimes to get your medication, you are probably addicted. On the other hand, if you h ... Read More
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Dr. Kenneth Choquette
34 years experience Pain Management
Addiction?: True addiction is the psychological need for the effects that a drug does for you. If you "need" it because the pain is not controlled without it, is ... Read More
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Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
Dependence: If you are taking vicodin for chronic pain, then you will develop a physical dependence. If you stop taking it you will start experiencing withdrawal ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Marx
47 years experience Pain Management
Suboxone Might Be: Try to find a Suboxone prescriber through naabt.Org. Suboxone is approved for the outpatient treatment of opioid(narcotic) addiction. Combined with ap ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Vicodn addiction: Make sure you have good family support, seek medical help, seek religious help, seek psychology help and attends group sessions. All will be very help ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
42 years experience Addiction Medicine
One day at a time: Withdrawal from vicodin may take days to weeks or months depending on whether a detoxification protocol is used. Recovery from addiction is a life lo ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Vicodin addiction: Vicodin is a narcotic pain reliever. Vicodin addiction is a compulsive physical or psychological need for this habit-forming substance.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
1-2 pills per day: Any short acting medication really should not be used long term. Secondly 1-2 pills per day does not constitute addiction. You probably have a depende ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Withdrawal: If someone takes any opiate regularly, whether hydrocodone (the opiate in vicodin) or heroin, they will eventually become dependent on the medication, ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Several options: One can we transitioned to Suboxone which is fda approved for opioid addiction. Yoo can simply be weaned off the medication or stop it "cold turkey". ... Read More

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