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Please explain reasons why this hydrocodone is giving me energy?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Endorphin activity

When we need energy, our body produces endorphins.
Hydrocodone, or any opioid, does the exact same thing to receptors as endorphins/enkephalins. Over time, if you keep taking it, your body will stop making endorphin, and when you don't have the hydrocodone, you will feel lethargic, and potentially depressed/listless as well. This is part of the road to addiction. Please talk to your physician.

In brief: Endorphin activity

When we need energy, our body produces endorphins.
Hydrocodone, or any opioid, does the exact same thing to receptors as endorphins/enkephalins. Over time, if you keep taking it, your body will stop making endorphin, and when you don't have the hydrocodone, you will feel lethargic, and potentially depressed/listless as well. This is part of the road to addiction. Please talk to your physician.
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