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Old 08-03-2010, 08:00 PM
 
Location: The 719
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He was a mute zombie for a week and a half.
If my wife finds this out about me, she'd be ordering it by the 55 gallon barrel.

I'm an Excedrine Extra Strength guy... but no more than 4 in a 24 hour period or it will damage your liver... so I hear.
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Old 08-04-2010, 03:20 AM
 
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To me, the levels of tylenol in the drug are very concerning ........ codeine and variants are fairly safe drugs.....just addictive but tylenol causes liver damange if overdosed and this is one drug subject to abuse.

I really don't get why this is such an abused drug (oxycodone and lortabs etc) ...if you do wind up taking this for more than a few days the woozy drowsy feeling tends to disappear and it just goes to the pain (I had OXY codone when I fractured my ankle and had a pin, but lortabs ocassionaly for this and that throughout my life)

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Is the depression better now that you have stopped taking?
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Old 08-04-2010, 05:57 AM
 
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Oh it is not specifically the levels of tylenol in a standard dose, but the fact that people abuse it (vicodin, lortab, hydrocodone, whatever you want to call it) and take far more than the prescription dose for recreational purposes.
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Old 08-04-2010, 06:35 AM
 
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Hey granny,

The depression hit really hard once I stopped taking, and I feel better, yet not right today. When I had forgotten to take a dose by a few hours over teh weekend, I started getting the depression too, but it went away once I took another dose. Withdrawal after only a few pills? Weird. All I know is, this has hit me like a mack truck.
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Old 08-09-2010, 04:26 PM
 
Location: southwest TN
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I started thinking about how oxycodone/oxycontin works and it got me thinking that there was no reason depression could not be a result/side-effect. So I did some research - here's just a few anecdotal episodes:
Oxycontin (Oxycodone) - Reports of Side Effects and Adverse Reactions - Hospitalization - Depression (This is Percodan)


Vicodin:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur when using Hydrocodone/Ibuprofen:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); bloody, black, or tarry stools; blurred vision; change in the amount of urine produced; chest pain; confusion; dark urine; depression;
Read more: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/hydrocodone...#ixzz0w9QEF8lj

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Old 08-09-2010, 07:34 PM
 
Location: In a house
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Any and all opiates can cause temporary depression, or contribute to existing depression. Vicodin, like Percoset/Percodan, Demerol, Coedine, Tylenol-3, Oxycontin, is an opiate. It doesn't mean you will have the same experience with all opiates; they all have different chemical proportions mixed with various other chemicals.

Next time though, if you need painkillers, maybe ask for a non-opiate. Or, try a different opiate
ALL opiates have the potential to be addictive, and ALL of them have the potential to contribute to, or cause, depression. But they all have slightly different chemical makeup, and some might be less offensive to your system than others.
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Old 08-10-2010, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Lowell, MA
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Default Bad Experience with Vicodin

My first experience with Vicoden was when I has a bad infection in my leg that went from my knee to my toes. It was horrible and extremely painfulll. I took my first Vicodin about 8:00pm that evening and didn't wake up until 4:00 pm the next day. It wipped me out, but I had to keep taking them the pain was so, so bad. Next thing I learned was to eat something before I took them so I would not get nausious, it works. It's depends on the mg's your taking but before you stop taking them ask your dr. if he can lower the dosage first and eat before you take them. They do not put tylenol in them anymore because of the damage it causes to your liver. I know because I take Vicoden 750 mg's. every day for my arthritis and fibromylgia pain and that is still not strong enough. But you learn to live with the pain and go on with your life...just remember there is always someone worse off than you are!!! Oh and if a pain perscription tells you to take 2 at a time start of with 1 and see what your reaction is and if your have a bad reaction call your dr.
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Old 08-10-2010, 11:58 PM
 
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Well, it was for sure the vicodin I think, because the severe depression spell only last a few more days, and I am now fine. Eck... not touching that powerful crap again.
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Old 08-11-2010, 01:03 AM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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All I got from vicodin was hideous nausea, and even anti-nausea tabs didn't help. Switched over to liquid Percoset and even then had to take the anti-nausea meds to keep it down, and they didn't always work.

I honestly can't imagine taking either again unless I was in excruciating agony.
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Old 08-25-2010, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Sometimes I get mild nausea from Vicodin...............but I would much rather deal with that than the pain.

And as for depression............wouldn't days of unrelenting pain also cause depression?

Pain meds are a GOOD thing............when they are not abused.
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