Hydrocodone: Worse than Pain?

by Bill

My story is not that dramatic, but it is something I have noticed about how I react to pain relievers that have a narcotic effect.

They don't really do much for my pain; they just make me rather dull and unfocused. For instance, I had a tooth extraction about two years ago, and the Hydrocodone they gave me was worse than useless.

It made me feel dizzy and disabled, and it did not do a lot for the pain.

Frankly, the most helpful thing was to swish with warm salty water and just keep from moving my mouth or jaw very much for the first few days. Since I don't like to talk a lot, that wasn't too difficult.

Anyway, I ended up giving eight out of ten of the Hydrocodone pills to a friend who had a completely different problem with pain, and who found them useful. I have done this with other prescription meds as well.

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May 27, 2009
relief control pain or hydrocodonelibido
by: Anonymous

To control the pain we must attend to the specialist because we can give him what is appropriate and what we need, for example I take hydrocodone, vicodin which is medicine used to counter the chronic pain that I have for years, but I rioja prescribing doctor, I take it in moderation because I read in findrxonline com which is a medicine that causes anxiety, and we must control it as it can affect your nervous system, so do not take medicines without consultation because it really can be dangerous.

May 12, 2009
Thank You
by: the author

Yes, I agree with your observations, and no, I did not intend for my article to advocate giving prescription drugs to others for whom there is any degree of risk involved. Thank you for taking the time to comment on my article.

May 12, 2009
Hydrocodone - Worse than pain.....
by: George Parigian Jr.

Hi Bill,

Thanks very much for sharing your story. This really illustrates how differently drugs can behave in each individual. A drug can be very effective in one person, and ineffective for another.

Drugs CAN be very helpful and effective in managing severe pain, but have to be used with caution, and always as a bridge to a non-drug solution whenever possible.

Pain can be debilitating and the use of a drug to get a person through a difficult period is sometimes the best thing to do. However, they should be weaned off the drug by a licensed physician as soon as their pain can be safely and successfully controlled in more natural ways.

Please Note: (Never Share Drugs or Give Them Away)

One thing I noted in your comment that I would like to caution others on is that it is never advisable to give prescription drugs to another person, even a friend.

This can be very dangerous because if the drug in question was prescribed for you and your particular medical problem, it may be dangerously inappropriate for someone else.

Another individual may have a bad reaction to it, or may have a health condition for which that particular drug should be avoided.

It may also be illegal depending on the drug, to give that drug to another person, even if that person is a friend, and even if you are not selling the drug, just giving the unused portion away.

Prescription drugs of any type should only be given to an individual by a doctor or purchased at a pharmacy with a prescription from a licensed physician.

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