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Could taking vicodin let me get a tattoo without feeling any pain?

Could taking vicodin let me get a tattoo without feeling any pain?

Vicodin and tattoo: Firstly - having a tattoo is not painless. Secondly none of the "tattoo parlors" are permitted by law to provide pain medication. Secondly I dopubt very much if any md will give you this opioid just to get a tattoo - expect them to tell you to take a Motrin and tylenol (acetaminophen) for the tattoo. ...Read more

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Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more


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Can vicodin reduce pain while getting a tattoo?

Can vicodin reduce pain while getting a tattoo?

Don't do it: Vicodin is a controlled substance and you'd be self-administering without a physician's permission, which is still illegal and probably rightly so. If you do this sort of thing casually, you're inviting addiction to creep up on yourself. Your artist may have a topical anesthetic gel, or you can embrace the total experience, including the pain. ...Read more

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Curious. Difference by taking 1tab 5/325 vicodin q 4 hrs vs take 1/2 tab q 2hrs? I don't like that feeling with a whole. Been on 4yrs since back surg

That's fine: Ultimately there's no difference - you can take 1-2 every 4 hours (maximum) and really can split that up any way you want. Do not exceed the 3200 mg of acetominophen per day limit unless your doctor OKs it. ...Read more

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Took 1/2 a vicodin for bad tooth pain, feeling anxious about it. Taking it with antibiotic, but afraid of narcotics. Anything to worry about?

Took 1/2 a vicodin for bad tooth pain, feeling anxious about it. Taking it with antibiotic, but afraid of narcotics. Anything to worry about?

No Contraindications: Those 2 medications are not known to be contraindicated with each others use; however, I agree with the other doctor above that this behavior may not be good, unless you have already seen a dentist and were prescribed these medications for an imminent procedure that will fix your obvious tooth problem. Make sure you are taking care of yourself, get your tooth fixed asap-you don't want to lose it. ...Read more

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My hips have arthritis in them. I take 15mg meloxicam and I am feeling worse some days! Can I take ibuprofen or vicodin in same day?

My hips have arthritis in them. I take 15mg meloxicam and I am feeling worse some days! Can I take ibuprofen or vicodin in same day?

Not ibuprofen: You can take vicodin if that is prescribed to you for the pain as the Acetaminophen will not cause any issues related to the meloxicam. However, do not take Ibuprofen with our as they are both nsaids and can increase the side effects you may have, including GI upset and ulcers. If the current regimen is not helping, discuss with your physician other options like injections. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Terrible joint pain, tired, anxiety, drepression, severe constip. Past history of lymes on paxil, (paroxetine) klonopin, and vicodin nothing helping feeling worse?

Terrible joint pain, tired, anxiety, drepression, severe constip. Past history of lymes on paxil, (paroxetine) klonopin, and vicodin nothing helping feeling worse?

Lyme: Check for lyme coinfections. Sounds like chronic lyme related stuff to me. Find a doctor who knows how to treat chronic lyme. ...Read more

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Best way to get off vicodin naturally?

Seek help: Try a supervised, slow progressive taper.
Consider starting attending a gender specific 12 step group.
Seek an experienced addiction medicine md or therapist. ...Read more

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How can I get vicodin out of my system?

You can't: If you are being tested, then you will be experiencing the consequences of your drug use. That is what is supposed to happen when you do things that are harmful to you. Someone helping you avoid those consequences is actually doing you harm, no matter what you may be thinking right now. Use this as an opportunity to look hard at your drug use and what it is possibly doing to your life. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can not get addicted to vicodin?

Depends: Addiction is a behavior pattern that is abnormal (stealing/having sex for/hurting someone, etc) because you crave the medication. Typically you will become tolerant and dependent to the medication first. To at least stop the tolerance and dependence I would suggest using the med on a as needed basis infrequently to ward regular usage. ...Read more

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Day after partial meniscus removal surgery. Almost blacked out after getting up to go to the restroom. Taking Vicodin. Did I get up too fast?

Day after partial meniscus removal surgery. Almost blacked out after getting up to go to the restroom. Taking Vicodin. Did I get up too fast?

Drink more fluids!: Orthostatic hypotension (decrease in blood pressure) is likely the cause. Do try and rise to stand slower initially, but definitely drink more fluids, do your calf pumps, ice, and elevate. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get shingles at 35 taking acyclovir, prednisone and vicodin?

Is it normal to get shingles at 35 taking acyclovir, prednisone and vicodin?

Yes: If I understand correctly, the answer is yes; it is normal to get shingles at age 35, or even younger. Shingles is caused by the "sleeping" chicken pox virus becoming active and causing a painful blistering rash, at most any age. The shingles vaccine, recommended at age 60 or over, reduces the risk by about 50%. A good prevention resource is an iphone/ipad app called prevention checklist 2013. ...Read more

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What's the best way for someone to get off of vicodin?

Professional help: Hopefully you have been prescribed this by a physician. If so, that physician can help taper you off the medication. If this medication was not prescribed for you it would be best and safest to see a physician that can assist you. There are medications that are available that make withdrawal less uncomfortable, counseling is of tremendous benefit as well. ...Read more

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Is it easy to get addicted to vicodin?

Is it easy to get addicted to vicodin?

It depends: Addiction is a disease characterized by craving, thinking about med all the time, overusing (taking more than prescribed) and results in harm to the person (dui, loss of job, family, etc). Risk of addiction is based on genetic and environmental factors. Some people get addicted easily, some never do. Lortab is one of the most abused drugs on the market but most people don't develop an addiction. ...Read more

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How easy is it to get addicted to vicodin?

How easy is it to get addicted to vicodin?

Vicodin: This is one of the easiest medications to get addicted to. ...Read more

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Can you get hooked faster with verapamil or vicodin?

Not the same: Verapamil is for hypertension and is not an opioid used for pain like vicodin. There is no abuse or addiction potential with verapamil. ...Read more

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Just had major surgery and now afraid I might get addicted to vicodin. How can I stop that from happening?

Vicodin: This really depends on what type of surgery you had. Typically there is a healing phase and as you heal the requirement for pain medication gets less and less. You should start using less of the vicodin. Do not use the vicodin if you do not need it. ...Read more

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I take a generic form of vicodin for pain I get so constipated. From it. What can I take or do to stop help stop the constipation? Tried everything!

I take a generic form of vicodin for pain I get so constipated. From it. What can I take or do to stop help stop the constipation? Tried everything!

Constipation: Hydrocodone can cause constipation, sometimes painful and severe. Eating foods high in fiber such as fruits, veggies, or cereal. Also pushing plenty of water throughout the day. Consider some coffee or tea in the mornings. For smooth muscle contractions in the intestine. Also consider otc meds such as colace, dulcolax, magcitrate or miralax (polyethylene glycol). ...Read more

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Possible After 5yrs on Vicodin 5/325 to occasionally still get weak/tired/SOB etc? I take half tab q 2 1/2 hr instead of q 4-6hr. I do have MG also.

Possible After 5yrs on Vicodin 5/325 to occasionally still get weak/tired/SOB etc? I take half tab q 2 1/2 hr instead of q 4-6hr. I do have MG also.

Yes it is possible: If you are taking 1/2 (2.5 mg) q 2.5 hrs around the clock or even 12 -14 hrs a day for any length of time you could be showing signs of opioid dependance, albeit at its early stages. At some point you went from q 4 hrs to q 2.5 hrs, likely due to your becoming tolerant and need a higher dose. Early withdrawal sx include fatigue, weakness increased pain and/or anxiety or depression. ...Read more

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How can I get off Duragesic (fentanyl) and vicodin?

Duragesic (fentanyl) vicoidn: This is best done with medical direction and a strong mind on your part. This also depends on the dose used of each. I would see your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I get vicodin refill without a doctor visit!

Contact the doctor: Who prescribed the original to you would be the ONLY way. Hydrocodone, the active opiate in Vicodin (and all its clones) is no longer able to be refilled, and is now in DEA Class II, which does not allow refills. This is because it has become the most widely abused prescription opiate in the US. Most doctors will not refill it, and they are right!! You need to be re-evaluated. ...Read more

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How can I make Vicodin withdrawal easier? I want to quit this drug so bad, but I always get a horrible case of the chills. I'm NOT going to ask my doc

Addictionologist: The symptoms of Vicodin (opioid) withdrawal are pretty severe physically and emotionally. However, they are not life threatening. It is best to do it with a trained addictionologist. It has to be tapered down and certain non-addictive medications need to be used to minimize some of the withdrawal like diarrhea, craps, pain and a sleep disturbance. Good Luck! Most people quit drugs so can you! ...Read more

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Will someone get hives from oxycodone if they get hives from vicodin?

Will someone get hives from oxycodone if they get hives from vicodin?

YES, probably: Different opioids have different abilities to stimulate mast cells to release histamine, the substance that causes the skin to make wheals, or hives. These reactions are not allergies, meaning you do not need prior exposure and antibody production in order to react. Oxycodone is a low histamine releaser vs codeine, though. Http://depts. Washington. Edu/druginfo/dtt/2006_vol35_files/v35n4.pdf. ...Read more

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So I have Crohn's and whenever I get vicodin I get super nauseous and dizzy and a headache and itchy? Is this from crohns?

So I have Crohn's and whenever I get vicodin I get super nauseous and dizzy and a headache and itchy? Is this from crohns?

No, its probably the: Side effects of the hydrocodone. All opioids have the potential to cause release of histamine from mast cells (the cells involved in allergy) by a direct effect. While it is not truly "allergy, " it acts like it, and nausea, diarrhea, itching, skin flushing and even hives can result. Some opioids cause this effect more than others. There may be medications that will do less of this for you ...Read more

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What to do if I had 50 vicodin a day and they put me on methadone to get offquestion is methadone can stop vicodin but can vicodin stop methadone.?

What to do if I had 50 vicodin a day and they put me on methadone to get offquestion is methadone can stop vicodin but can vicodin stop methadone.?

Unsure I understand: Methadone is used to serve 3 basic purposes. The first one is to replace with an equivalent dose of opioid so that the person doesn't experience withdrawal (being dope sick). The 2nd purpose is to get the dose up to a point where the individual is not feeling craving. The 3rd is to produce so much tolerance that doses of other opiates (like hydrocodone) really don't do much. So people stop using. ...Read more

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How can I get my mom help for a vicodin addiction?

Mom vicodin: Please take her to a pcp who can refer to a drug treatment center or an addictionologist. ...Read more

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Can percocet or vicodin make you itchy or get hives?

Can percocet or vicodin make you itchy or get hives?

Narcotic side effect: All opioids can cause itchiness or hives. If you have these symptoms, please contact your doctor for medication change. ...Read more

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I'm addicted to vicodin and get severe headaches and shake when I don't take it, what should I do?

I'm addicted to vicodin and get severe headaches and shake when I don't take it, what should I do?

Detox: Make an appointment with a psychiatrist who works with addiction. We can help you through withdrawal. ...Read more

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