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Hydrocodone or dihydrocodeinone is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from either of two naturally occurring opiates: codeine and thebaine. It is an orally active narcotic analgesic (pain reliever) and Cough medicine (cough suppressant). It is commonl... Read more on Wikipedia
Prednisone is a synthetic corticosteroid drug that is particularly effective as an immunosuppressive drug drug. It is used to treat certain inflammatory diseases and (at higher doses) some types of cancer, but has significant adverse effects. Because it ... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Brunhilde
January 24, 2015
Brunhilde wrote
Slow release prednisone (Lodotra)
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By treato.con
December 24, 2014
treato.con wrote
double vision with hydrocone
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By Elizy
September 1, 2014
Elizy wrote
Hydrocodone Side Effects
That sounds exactly like the problem my mom and I have. Neither of us can take it without being bedridden with nausea and swimming head.
December 5, 2014
I was on those for bout 2 years after a surgery went wrong and I was left with severe permanent nerve damage . I didnt want anything stronger out of concern for dependency issues and never had those side effects , at all , initially you feel euphoric but it goes way and still treats the pain the worst I ever had was constipation , which is easily treated . I think elizy was sick , or allergic
ben  |  November 10, 2014
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By Mark
August 28, 2014
Mark wrote
Prendisone for Gouty Arthritus
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By Areal Person
August 9, 2014
Areal Person wrote
Vicodin or Dilaudid Can Cause Kidney Stones !
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By Audrey
August 9, 2014
Audrey wrote
UTI and prednisone
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By Anna
July 24, 2014
Anna wrote
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By Dan T.
July 15, 2014
Dan T. wrote
auto-immune hepatitis and medications
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By dan
July 10, 2014
dan wrote
hydrocodone suicide
Sorry for your loss. I believe hydrocodone is a useful drug but after having taking it for over 10
yrs I have so many problems I can't deal with them. Suddenly, all the side effects started. I see a
pain management dr. and am going to get him to do something else.
ccp  |  August 4, 2014
No, he most likely did not feel any pain. Possibly an upset stomach, but he was probably unconscious before even an upset stomach developed. I'm so sorry for your loss
Angi  |  July 16, 2014
An opioid overdose is probably the LEAST painful and unpleasant way to die in existence. He probably felt bliss for a period followed by unconsciousness and respiratory failure.
MLC  |  July 15, 2014
As a teen I tried to kill myself by taking 26 10mg hydrocodone. I didn't feel anything, no pain. Mostly nausea from the o.d. And hours of hallucinations. But no pain.
Hope this helps.
USN SGT  |  July 13, 2014
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By Adro
June 20, 2014
Adro wrote
Pred vs. Ulceris
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By John Barclay
June 10, 2014
John Barclay wrote
Prednisone 40mg 5-day dosage gave immediate relief from my anxiety at nighttime and libido went up.
So weird! Got Prednisone for some allergic dermatitis and they told me not to take it near bed time because it makes you wired. Not the case with me! I still take it in the morning but by night time I actually am tired and sleep without needing to take my anxiety medicine. I've been on Xanax for over a year to help me sleep at night. Its great! I hope for the short time I am on it it will just get me into a better sleep pattern!
Rachel  |  August 14, 2014
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By deluxedropshipping
June 5, 2014
deluxedropshipping wrote
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By Rameda
April 18, 2014
Rameda wrote
Predisone and swollen leg
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By jack
March 28, 2014
jack wrote
weed isn't so bad. the pills can be. if you really don't want to be on either, invest in a hobby. fill up your time with something you love to do. for me it's reading and writing, but for you it might be a sport or visual arts or idk. find something you love or find someone you love and invest your time in them. it's all about distractions. hope you're doing well.
your friend  |  January 15, 2015
Its September now, how are you? I hope well! Let me know?
Rooting for you!  |  October 14, 2014
Turn to the Lord for strength. If you do not know Jesus Christ, find someone who can help you get to know him, join a church & stay away from people who are not a good influence on you.
Kathy  |  September 4, 2014
You may have become deficient in nutrition from being on drugs and poor diet. You probably need to see a nutritionist to help get you straightened out. Maybe try nutrition drinks.
Element-P  |  August 11, 2014
You are stronger than any addiction. You should seek help from a professional. Talk to your parents, a counselor or priest. But whatever you do stay clean. You have done it thus far don't turn back now.
August 2, 2014
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By no to drugs
March 26, 2014
no to drugs wrote
what it did to me a 15 year old kid
Hey bud I dont know if these other comments helped but I'm gonna post anyway. Hang in there. It gets better. I've struggled with drug and alcohol abuse my whole life and am finally sober and wishing I could have done this sooner. There are people/resources available wether it's a 12 step program or counseling. The important thing is to know that while it's hard it is possible to get out of the drug abuse cycle. Try to stay positive and if you feel like you are getting overwhelmed talk to someon
Hang in there  |  August 3, 2014
Lisa -- I am afraid your msg ran together with "no to drugs" don't you think he already got the message with his moniker? Apparently you are among them I am assailing for aping fashions (see above). I don't think we have the degree of "slavery" attributable to drugs as yourself and the vocative minority does, I do think we have a slavery effect ongoing whereby self determination and expression is being stifled or choked out by the people who say they'd like to see our freedoms fostered (mostly
Chris Coe  |  June 22, 2014
Well, hey you are an arson and have tried to commit suicide taking 30 ULTRAM / Tramidol which you didn't disclose to your doctor or they'd never have written you hydrocodome. Be honest with yourself -- didn't you have other issues other than a doctor prescribing you medications for a disease or defect/illness that you did not have and didn't act in an credible manner for your own benefit and then blame your wrong decisions on inanimate objects which you openly say don't openly say misused. Tra
Chris Coe  |  June 22, 2014
I am relatively certain no one asked for advice such as since you are sick or in pain shouldn't I stop taking medicine. You don't have ADHD or ADD, and likely aren't in even mild pain, and you obviously no nothing about medicine except someone prescribed it to you probably as a courtesy due to minor acute injury or minor surgery you had which in no way qualifies you to offer advice. Instead, you ape the fashion "say no to drugs"; quality of life is a question you address often in AHDD & ADD qua
Chris Coe  |  June 22, 2014
Hey Hun... I know what life is like on pills, feeling the need to take a pill-to self medicate OR even out of habit. What you're going to have to do is: commit to changes. Changes you want&need. If you were told at 7years old, do you want a life that's full of all the dreams you can bring into a reality-a happy life ...or... Do you want a life of pain, on a constant run for something to make you feel better, but will only turn on you, make you so dependant on it that you can't wake up without h
Lisa  |  June 19, 2014
please give me some advise
no to drugs  |  March 27, 2014
please give me some feed back my life is bad right now
no to drugs  |  March 26, 2014
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By Adriana saenz
February 24, 2014
Adriana saenz wrote
Talk to the doctor who prescribed the pills. There are a lot of pain medications and people react differently to them. There could be a different class of medication or even dosage of the same medication that don't cause these side effects. The important thing is to talk to your doctor.
Talktoyourdoctor  |  August 3, 2014
Sleep paralysis is a side effect of narcotics. It is a less likely side effect but does happen more than you think.
I love how people try to diagnose you with narcolepsy over the Internet.
USN Dr  |  July 13, 2014
its called sleep paralysis. look it up, happens to me every night. its side effects from narcolepsy.
jessica  |  May 30, 2014
the reason you cant move after a dream is because while you are sleeping you body makes chemicals so you cant move. when you wake up from a dream you are just feeling the chemicals in your body. it had nothing to do with the meds.
Destiny  |  May 13, 2014
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By Shelly
January 21, 2014
Shelly wrote
Now you know why its called "Roid rage"
Jenn  |  December 5, 2014
High doses of prednisone have had the 'speed' effect on me. I felt great with lots of energy and happy but I couldn't shut up. It wasn't a problem for me, I liked it. My dose that day was probably 30 mg. Now I stay at 20 or under for inflammation of my bronchial tubes and don't take it if it isn't absolutely necessary. I'm also not good with 'weaning myself off' of it, as the doctor said to do but I have no side affects besides a bit of face swelling after a couple of days on it. Keep your dosa
Jean  |  August 27, 2014
hya ,I have been on prednisone for 3 months and ,when I was on 40mg a ady I was talking all the time ,doing my sisters head in ,it was a side effect for me ,also very aggressive and personalty changed dramatically ,just started swelling in face neck top of arms ,and distended abdomen ,I have thyroid eye disese and thyrotoxicosis also on immune surpressants so hopefully after 6 weeks of these a can come down off steroids
deb  |  June 15, 2014
I was orig put on hydrocortisone, my joints all went bad, I had confused brain and memory loss. Then they put me on prednisolone, god I was in a rage all the time. At the end of 3 weeks my brain felt like it was going to burst. I'm being told I need steroids to live. But since I've taken them I'm just egsisting. I have trouble walking, my feet are so painful and my brain is mush.
Willow  |  March 30, 2014
I was put prednisone for wheezing. I am 46. On day 4. My heart
Rate is going down to as low as 52. I have dry mouth and
I'm talking more than normal. I have anxiety normally
And I'm freaking out about my heart rate. I can't confirm that its the
Prednisone but my heart rate is typically fast.
I am afraid my heart is going to just stop.
Marnie46  |  March 29, 2014
Prednisone had a similar effect on me. I became a lot more violent and easily irritated. I found that normal things would set me off and make me rageful. My mood was almost bipolar. It does go away once off the med for about a week or so. The mental changes are not permanent at all, but they are definitely the result of Prednisone.
March 24, 2014
Yes, definitely. This has happened to me as well as my sister, especially when the steroid (prednisone) levels are high. Talking more like if your really have too much caffeine in your system, also constant urination (more at night) and lastly sudden changes in mood.
Mark  |  March 12, 2014
YES! I am in the VERY same boat with my dad! I wish I had seen your post sooner.
mickilynn  |  February 22, 2014
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By Lighthouse
January 20, 2014
Lighthouse wrote
Prednisone and Suicidal
I'm so sorry for your lost. I was on 90 mg Prednizone and was in so much pain fr my decease. I was so depress and moody and was always have negative thoughts. It was the worst of the worst time. Now i m on 10mg every other day. I feel great. Thank God I m still alive.
thanhthanh  |  July 9, 2014
i was on prednisone 40mg i feel awful and low mood , cry every day i want kill myself not worth my life i hate steriod affect my heart fast beat and ectopic beat terrible but steriod reduce 5mg start feel better
yvonne  |  April 15, 2014
I was on 80 mg a day at the peak and it made me quite angry and violent. I was never near suicide but it definitely messed with my mind. However, I found that this effect ended about a week after I stopped taking it, and I did not have any serious withdrawal problems.
March 24, 2014
Yes, "speedy and talkative" is a common effect. The psychotic effects can kick in on higher doses. My husband was on 160 when he became psychotic the first time and 90 the second. What is important is that depression can occur while coming off, even tapering the correct way. Doctors know about that. What they need to also know is how to treat those who do show extreme lability. What you can do is make sure your doctors are aware.
Lighthouse  |  January 23, 2014
I'm so sorry to hear about your experience. I am wondering if my mom will get like that when she stops the prednisone. While on it, she is speedy and talkative and child-like acting. I'm wondering if it will be like a crash effect when it gets out of her system. Was your husband ever speedy and talkative on it?
shelly  |  January 21, 2014
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By CareBear2000
January 15, 2014
CareBear2000 wrote
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By may
January 14, 2014
may wrote
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By hms7777
December 25, 2013
hms7777 wrote
it just helps you sleep
no to drugs  |  March 26, 2014
When I started on Clonidine I pretty much became narcoleptic for a period of a few hours about 1.5-2 hours after taking it. There were times I'd literally fall asleep standing up at work, my coworkers kept taking pictures of me, haha. It got better after a couple weeks, but it was tough to work my way through. I'm on 1mg AM, 1mg PM. I work overnights and loved the AM pill as it'd knock me right out and I'd sleep great! Been on about 6 months now and it doesn't affect me in that regard at
Mike  |  February 5, 2014
I had the same issue when withdrawing from my fentanyl patches. Discuss this concern with your doctor as I did. I had the dose reduced to .1 mg from .2 mg. I don't know what breaking in half will do. It's an immediate release pill so it might leech too much medicine in your system too fast like with many other meds. Once I got used to the .1, I went back up to .2 (I also have high blood pressure). It also works like a charm getting rid of the stinging in my feet due to a spinal injury. G
KJ  |  January 24, 2014
Clonidine lowers your blood pressure, so you can become light headed. You probably have solved this, but if not try half and then have a few hours later.
Anonymous  |  January 6, 2014
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By Rob
December 12, 2013
Rob wrote
Amenea Hydrocodone/APAP 10-325
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By Biggs
November 29, 2013
Biggs wrote
Pain management
Opiate/Opiod withdrawal cannot kill you, only alcohol and benzodiazepine withdrawal are the only 2 that can. So remember, it may suck for a week, being the worst 2-3 days after you've stopped. But, I'd recommend quitting cold turkey. You'll be completely fine, I promise. Find ways to occupy your time, walking if you can, or reading. You'll have insomnia for 2-3 nights but it will subside. You'll feel much better when you're not depending upon narcotics for your existence. You will be much healt
redacted  |  December 27, 2014
I was taking way too many vicodin (50/day) in the end...of course almost died, but God had other plans. Suboxone for 6 years, at first for withdrawal relief, then turned into pain med. Docs need spec. Lic for it, I cant afford now. Nucynta Rx'd & I'm nervous about it being like Vicodin. Thoughts?
Barbara  |  August 25, 2014
Good for you others not so lucky I lost a uncle close to me that died on haroin he was cut off from doctor the same meds you are on. He couldn't handle the withdraws Don't want to sound or preitch to you but pat your self on the back
March 26, 2014
your still on OXY..
mp  |  March 5, 2014
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By Tracy
November 17, 2013
Tracy wrote
On Prednisolone
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By Jean
November 7, 2013
Jean wrote
trunkel obesity caused by prednisone
I am currently in Anatomy and Physiology II at Northwest Florida State College and it sounds like you might have Cushing's Disease. General signs and symptoms of this includes fat redistribution (Truncal Obesity) and weight gain. However, it is treatable because all it is, is an overproduction of the hormone Cortisol. With that being said, just tell your family physician that you need a lab for your Cortisol/Corticosterone levels. Hope this helps!!
Malcolm Griffith  |  April 11, 2014
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By Mike P
October 10, 2013
Mike P wrote
I have had heavy nose bleads for 5 days. I have taken hydrocodone for a year and have had ose bleds periodically now i have nose bleads that are uncontrolable very scary. My Doctor says it is due to the dry air and recommends a humidifier LOL I think it is the hydrcodone.
ed montoya  |  November 7, 2014
no to drugs  |  March 26, 2014
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September 19, 2013
JADE wrote
ulcer colitis and prednisone
I have wasted lots of money in doctor offices and at the pharmacy, not to mention the time spent not feeling very well.
The thing that helped me the most has being visiting the acupuncturist . She also prescribed Chinese herbs for joint pain, etc. And she has provided help with the right foods to eat at the right time, and more importantly the foods to AVOID. I did not know that sugar causes pain. It causes swelling and therefore pain. I can not have one spoonful of flavored yogurt w
Mary McCrae  |  August 3, 2014
I had the same symptoms for months before being diagnosed with PMR. Predisone is the only medication that will help this disease. 2 years later and I'm still on a daily dose of 5.5mg the good news is that predisone is cheap and has long term data on it and low doses are pretty safe. I am going to acupuncture to try and get off the predisone. good luck.
Poly myalgia rheumatic  |  June 20, 2014
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By Beveerly Johnson
September 19, 2013
Beveerly Johnson wrote
Trunkel obesity caused by prednisone
yes taking too much prednisolone can raise your cortisol levels causing obesity ie, cushings disease and un fortunately the only way to get rid of it is exercise, and also metabolic tests to check insulin levels hopes this helps
marie  |  December 3, 2013
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By mgrace00
September 13, 2013
mgrace00 wrote
Hydrocodone/Wellbutrin SR Personal Experience
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By Mockingbird813
September 2, 2013
Mockingbird813 wrote
Risperdal flat affect
I would try to find a good acupuncturist and tell your story to them. You might be surprised by the pressure points that can help with emotions, meaning too much manic, or not enough. It would be worth it to find a good acupuncturist , many ailments are treatable, with swift results.
Mary McCrae  |  August 3, 2014
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