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Withdrawl From Norco Treatment
I'm having a lot of back problems and its a workman comp case and I feel
Like I'm not getting the best possible medical treatment possible they have tried eperdual's not helped they have tired pain meds norco 7.5 they don't help what do I need to do get s
Chronic back pain: Pain is a challenging thing to manage. Establishing a goal for pain relief is a start. Depending on what is the underlying cause of the pain, if the injections did not help, surgery may be an option. Chronic opioid therapy, with combinations of short acting and long acting meds is an option as well. Lastly, which ever treatment modality is chosen, you should also entertain the mental toll. ...Read more
Opioid overdose: Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is a combination of the two analgesic drugs Acetaminophen and hydrocodone. So an overdose of Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) must be treated as an overdose of both drugs requiring two separate antidotes. The overdose antidote for hydrocodone is Naloxone and the antidote for Acetaminophen is n-acetylcysteine. ...Read more
I am 33 and was taken off of norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10/325 and put on oxycontin 20mg for chronic pain. Can this be a successful treatment longterm?
My knee is hurting bad now & cant sleep. my dr gave me Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10/325 1-2 tabs prn. i took 1 4hrs ago & did R.I.C.E treatment. can i take another one. ?
Use as indicated: Your doctor should give you instructions on how to use this medication. Please call him/her and continue RICE treatment. ...Read more
Will KT Tape Help with Knee Pain and chondromalacia my dr also gave me script for Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10/325 And im doing the RICE treatment. anything else i can do?
and the pain it produces is a very frustrating problem. The best treatment is RICE and anti-inflammatory (NSAIDS) medication. I must respectfully disagree with the use of OPIATES (Norco=hydrocodone)
If necessary injection steroid/and or arthroscopy with debridement of the internal side of the patella is necessary! See an orthopedist with an interest in treating this disorder!
Hope this helps! Z ...Read more
Why are you withdrawing? Was it prescribed to you? Did you take more than prescribed?
Call your doctor. ...Read more
Is there any dr i can call right now about my withdrawl from norcos (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?
Call the hospital: You can call your family doctor or call the local hospital to find where a safe place to go is locally available. ...Read more
I'm taking Norco 5/325 for my wisdom teeth. Surgeon said to alternate with Motrin. Will I have any withdrawal symptoms?
History matters: I'm glad you are aware of dependency from use of narcotic drugs. Using narcotic pain medications like Norco, especially after oral surgery, is a common practice in dentistry. Alternating with Motrin helps reduce the total amount of Norco use. If you are using the dose according to your surgeon's advice, withdrawal is highly unlikely. It is more common after a long-term, or repeated use. ...Read more
What are some tried and true ways to get off of norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and how long will the withdrawal symptoms last?
The best way to get off narcotics short term is to taper or reduce dose slowly over days.
The larger the dose and the longer the time taking it will make withdrawal a more difficult task. You may require professional help and treatment of side effects through the weaning process. ...Read more
I have been taking 5mg norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) for pain for the past month. Still in pain but what is the to help with withdrawal symptoms when pain subsides?
What is the best way to wean off of norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and to avoid withdrawal symptoms?
Professional help: Seek the help of a physician who knows how to detox people from opiates. A very good alternative is to stop the Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) ( hydrocodone/ apap), and start Suboxone or subatec. These medications block the withdrawal symptoms without giving one a " high". After a period of time, one weans off the soboxone/ subatec. There are other methods, such as methadone, Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) taper, & meds that target withdrawal sx. ...Read more
My elderly father is dependent on norco, (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and is petrified of withdrawal is there something we can do or a med to get him off this horrible cycle?
See detox specialist: He can try to wean himself off the meds slowly ; come down one pill per day.... Otherwise see a detoxification specialist. Good luck. ...Read more
Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) withdrawal causing agitation. What can be done to combat this?
Help with detox: Withdrawal from opioids can be extremely uncomfortable, like the worst flu you can imagine x 100, sometimes so severe it can feel like you are going to die, but this detox is rarely if ever medically dangerous (unlike alcohol). Find a detox center, treatment program for chemical dependency, or an addiction medicine md. Recovery is more than detox tho. Aa, na, or pills anonymous are very helpful. ...Read more
Pain mgnt doc died. Im on 10mg Methadone 6x/day and Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 2/day. Was only doc in office. Will they stop my meds now? What abt withdrawal? What to do?
Dont stop: IT is not good to just stop call the office find out what they plan to do most likely a covering MD will take the practice over. If not get your records and find another board certified pain specialist in your area. ...Read more
Not habit forming: Aspirin is not addicting in the classical sense of the concept. It is not a narcotic. It is, however, possible that stopping the medication will allow for pain or inflamation the Aspirin was suppressing to resurface. Other non steroidal anti-inflamatory drugs (nsaid's) are as effective as Aspirin and may be taken less frequently, and with fewer side effects. ...Read more
Supplement estrogen: If you mean as a result of menopause, estrogen replacement therapy would easily control the symptoms as well as providing long term benefits. If you mean PMS symptoms, you could take a lose dose estrogen during that portion of the cycle to minimize your symptoms. Finally, if you mean as a result of stopping current estrogen replacement - there are medications that can help - see your doctor. ...Read more
There aren't any: In part because there is no true withdrawal syndrome. If people have been using methamphetamine, particularly in high dose binges, there is a "crash" that occurs after several days of use associated with fatigue, excessive sleep and overeating. It is self-limited and goes away after a couple days, followed by increasing craving for meth. Topirimate, a seizure drug, has helped to reduce craving. ...Read more
Go very, very slowly: Xanax (alprazolam) is extremely addictive and it's half-life very short so you should decrease your dose very, very, very slowly to reduce the likelihood of experiencing withdrawal anxiety. To tide you through the difficult days/weeks ahead, try temporarily supplementing with another anti-anxiety drug (like klonopin) that has a longer half-life so that you don't then keep going into withdrawal. Good luck. ...Read more
Support: Once you detox and are sober, you need to join a support group. Alcoholics anonymous and celebrate recovery are two excellent organizations that help people deal with alcohol addiction. I would suggest making arrangements to join a group as you are planning your entry into detox. They might be able to visit you in the detox center and help with your transition to home as well. ...Read more
My 24 year old daughter is entering a alcohol treatment center this monday. They do not have a bed and this is their best estima tion of when one will be available. She experiences significant withdrawl symtoms when she abstains from alcohol completely.Sh
Don't : Don't know the specifics of "significant withdrawal symptoms" that you mention (such as seizure, visual hallucinations). From a safety perspective she would best be seen by a doctor (on this weekend the emergency room for that matter) to cater temporary treatment to your daughter given the circumstances for now. There is always the risk of a breakthrough seizure or other serious withdrawals from alcohol with or without the continued use of alcohol or xanax (alprazolam)-like medications because the are a couple of things to consider too (such as sleep problems, amount of alcohol used, duration of alcohol misuse) plus i wouldn't detox someone on xanax (alprazolam) being that it is a very short acting sedative. In essence, err on the side of safety when the risk is great. ...Read more
Treat symptoms: Suboxone withdrawal should always be planned, managed and closely supervised by your treating physician. Medications are provided to treat the symptoms of withdrawal. Sleep meds, medication for nausea, clonidine, non opioid pain medications. To minimize risk of relapse participating in an intensive out patient treatment program should be considered. ...Read more
Not sure what u mean: After one day's treatment? That would not cause withdrawal. If steroids are used for more than a couple of weeks, it should always be tapered. Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepaks are available that actually taper the dose on a very specific schedule, and are often used in people who have to be on a week or 10 days worth of steroids. Talk to whoever was prescribing the Prednisone to you - they can give best advice. ...Read more
What is the recommended dose of Valium per day for severe alcohol withdrawal? And how long should this treatment last usually?
Detox from alcohol: I think there are other drugs used for alcohol withdrawal. The benzos, especially valium is considered to be just another pill form of alcohol and are not a good fit for someone trying to get sober. I would hope you are in a medical setting and not attempting this at home. ...Read more
For someone who has just started Suboxone in a treatment facility, today being day 1, when will withdrawal happen?
It already has: You have to be in withdrawal already when starting Suboxone and then it quickly relieves many symptoms. Depending on the opiate usually 12-24 hours is recommended from last use to starting suboxone, degree of relief depends on factors such as amount and type of opiate used and amount of Suboxone given. ...Read more
Rx Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal:
Better not tell you how to. See a good doctor as soon as you can.
Do not try to self resolve your problem. ...Read more
Steroid withdrawal: Patients on prolonged courses of steroids have a tendency to stop making a hormone known as cortisol. This results in "steroid withdrawal" or adrenal insufficiency. The most common treatment is a very slow taper off of steroids. Infrequently, patients will require lifelong steroids as a result. ...Read more
Can clonidine be taken with subutex for treatment of opiate withdrawal and if so what's the safest way?
See below: These medications should not be taken without the supervision of a doctor. Please do not attempt to self-medicate. ...Read more