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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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