Why Doesn't This Work For My Pain?-hydrocodone Acetaminophen 5 325

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Shoulder Replacement Pain Says:
I had a total shoulder replacement and my doctor gave me Percocet to go home with. They immediately took the pain away for about 4-5 hours. Now she has given me Vicodin 5/325 and they are not working, not even 2 at a time. Why don't they work for me but the Percocet does? How do I tell my doctor they are not working without her thinking I just want Percocet?

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AnnB Says:
just tell your doctor.i'm having the same problem with my new doctor.and start looking for another doctor without telling anyone just in case.your in my prayers

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Verwon Says:
Percocet contains Acetaminophen and Oxycodone, while this contains a different narcotic, Hydrocodone.

Learn more Percocet details here.

Learn more Vicodin details here.

And not every medication works for everyone that takes it, your doctor is aware of that and knows it is completely normal.

Thus, in accordance with what Ann said, just inform you doctor that it isn't helping you. If you want to avoid having them think you're trying to get Percocet, don't ask for it, just tell them that this one isn't relieving your pain, at all.

Are there any other questions or concerns?

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nothingbutamother Says:
I'm having similar issues with my doctor. He's prescribed me tramadol, Norco, and vicoden, all are hydrocodone based, and NONE help my pain at all. Percocet DOES work for me and when he asked me what works, I told him. He looked at me like I was a drug addict, gave me a prescription to last me 5 days and said he didn't want me to become addicted. DON'T request percocet. Just say that hydrocodone based pain relievers don't work. I know what does and doesn't work for my body, and stating that a specific drug works will make the doctor look at you funny if it's an opioid/narcotic. I'm still in pain on percocet, but it's manageable. I currently have a mass in my liver, "fluid" floating around in my pelvic area, and a kidney that's 1/4 atrophied. The fluid is what's causing my pain, to the point I'm curled up in a ball crying, and I can take A LOT of pain. Having three kids didn't make me cry, but any type of pressure on my lower abdomen hurts and Makes me want to punch something.

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AnnB Says:
If your Dr. is one that you can talk to then just tell her/him. I have a Dr. that does not listen but I hope you do. You also might try 10/325mg of Endocet every 6 hours. It works great for me.

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NYJoe Says:
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Tramadol is not a narcotic and does not contain hydrocodone.

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indy Says:
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Tramadol just became known as a narcotic. I have the same issue, hydrocodone and tramadol help when pain is not severe. But in times when I am in severe pain they don't work, unless I take a few between times. These doctors all want to judge people without knowing what one is truly dealing with ( pain). I have complete tissue damage, that hurts tremendously at times.

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Laynie Says:
Yes, tramadol was just reclassified as a narcotic here in Indiana within the last month. My mother had 2 refills left on her prescription for tramadol, but the pharmacy cannot fill the refills - it requires a new prescription each time, apparently. She's waiting for knee replacement surgery, and tramadol, meloxicam, and hydrocodone simply don't touch the pain. Any ideas as to what other meds might be stronger and able to help? She still needs to function, not be knocked out or loopy, to get through 5 or so weeks til surgery.

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Lenny Says:
I have had RA for 40 years, severe, much joint damage, shoulder and hip replacement/revision. Norco is not helping, tho I've always had good luck with it; if I take two in a day, I have extreme constipation. Shoulder pain down my arm is not getting better. How do I know this is not a symptom of heart disease? And any ideas about pain management. I have never been addicted to Vicodin or Norco.

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German Says:
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Have you ever gone to a chiropractorand had them work on your neck and shoulders? Your symptoms are very similar to mine and they went away when my chiropractor worked on some pinched nerves in my neck/shoulder area.

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5 disces fused because of not seeing a real doc fi Says:
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I would never go to a chiropractor ever! I recently had 2 friends in there mid-20s have strokes because of a real neck problem that was made worse because of the chiropractor working on their necks and causing major nerve damage both friends have taken weeks to get better. If you have back and neck problems go to a real doctor not a chiropractor all they do is make you depend on them and without ruling out a herniated disc or another real problem see a doctor first they know how to help for real even a deep tissue massage can make a neck problem worse as they see knots and try to work them out when something far more serious is going on

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Ally Says:
Why people that suffer with chronic pain , doctors or people and general have to make them feel like a addict ??? It is not fair ,not fair .i have thoracic arthritis ,the pain is excruciating I am actually going to the doctor tomorrow because my meds are not working anymore . Hopefully he will give me something that can help . ALLY

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Chris Says:
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Actually Tramadol is a low level narcotic. You should probably work on getting your own facts straight. Look it up, talk to your doctor, or ask one like me.

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Robert Says:
Well at one time, tramadol was not considered a narcotic. Now it is. But it's really not. It's just a name. Tramadol contains no narcotics. Only some properties . Just because a doctor says somthing dosnt make it fact.

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Ck Says:
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I hv horrible pain in my R upper pelvic bone. I can squeeze & push it & get relief, they say its pelvic floor muscle disorder but its sooo painful i cant sleep & cant lay on that side or L at times either, hv lay on back. It penetrates to my sciatica too. My whole R pelvic hip legs back soo painful, but mostly R upper pelvic area. What is water there, how can it float? This area is support muscles for bladder & organs, which i had hysterectomy, but i also hv had bladder IC 14 yrs.

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JJ Says:
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Hello, I've taken oxicodone and hydrocodone. Oxicodone was to strong after my rotator cuff surgery so I asked for hydrocodone. But now I changed back to oxicodone for my final refill,10-325 and I take only only half of s 10. Therefore oxicodone is so much better and stronger for pain(my doctor ask me what I wanted),so tell your doctor the truth and go back to oxicodone-10-325.But try to get 10's because you can break it in half according to your pain.Good luck and be happy The DOC

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I Am Experienced Says:
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Tramadol is a synthetic opioid. Yes, opioid. Is it comparable to Norco/Vicodin/Lortab? No. It isn't even comparable to Codine. But, it IS a synthetic opiate. Funny thing about it is that it really doesn't work for anything more than a headache, but if you are having moderate withdrawals, like what you'd experience with stopping a hydro regiment, it will take your withdrawals away. 100%. Why? How? Because it's a synthetic opiate. (It's not going to be a whole lot of help to someone stopping a heavy oxy regiment, or stronger.

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sscherrie Says:
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Hello. I'm 18 weeks pregnant and am experiencing excruciating sharp pains in my lower right abdominal area and a dull, throbbing pain in my lower right back area. After a visit to ER and nothing serious was confirmed I was told that I have muscular pain from a strain or round ligament stretching perhaps (nothing related to miscarriage, organ issue or infection). ER Doctor prescribed Norco; hydrocodone does absolutely nothing for me. It may as well be a placebo. Moreover I'm still experiencing extreme pain and cannot sleep, walk, or stand for more than few minutes without sharp pain. A heating pad helps as does 2,000 mg of extra strength acetaminophen. I know this dosage isn't healthy long term nor feasible as pain medication. What should I ask for that is pregnancy safe and effective? Thanks.

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Jim Doyle Says:
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look into the side affects for Hydocodone and Percocet same affects

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Hurting in MS Says:
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8/8/17. I cracked my radial head in my elbow. My range of motion id back 95% but I have terrible pressure in my forearm til this day. Norco nor tramadol work without taking more than perscribed. Any ideas? I too don't want to seem like a junkie but nothing is relieving the pain! Thanks in advance!

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Trix Says:
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If i recall tramadol is a synthetic that tricks your pain receptors into thinking your taking a narcotic. I used to take them they worked ok and on the rare occasion of i ran out of norco it took away any symptons on withdrawal. Helped a little with pain but not to extent norco did. I now experience alot of stomache pain but usually a few hours after taking norco...so i have to take another norco just to get rid of that pain. Ive actually asked my dr. To help me get off of pain meds. and he has refused and also let me know that if i did i would have to go cold turkey. With all the hype on opiod epidemic i am worried if i stay on them i will not be able to find a pharmacy to fill it as he gives me a huge quantity of 240 a month. I dont want to take that many to manage this paintoI just want to be able to function

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