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11/9/08 1:48 A

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i think after having medical procedures and your doc prescribes vicodin and he knows all your meds is okay i have norco which is vicodin with less tylenol i take for my back prob i have a oa also in lumbar area i hate how vicodin makes me feel so i take as needed i have the same bottle for 3 months maybe 4 but when my back acts up i take it and i'm not addicted i actually do alot of alternative things and i'm making an effort to start water walking and i'm gonna try some acupunture again not everyone gets addicted.
i'm not a pill person myself but after surgery you may need it.


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10/9/08 12:40 P

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Glad to hear your recovery is smoother.

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10/6/08 2:22 P

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GApeach--that's wonderful. May your recovery continue to progress nicely!

Joy

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10/6/08 2:11 P

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Thanks, guys! Fortunately for me, I don't like to take meds unless I absolutely have to....and my procedure was on Friday. My leg hardly hurts at all which is soooo different from my last procedure! I couldn't walk comfortably for 2 weeks last time. It barely hurts at all this go round. I took one Vicodin on Friday and that was it! I am good to go :)

Canucker, good job not being on anti-depressants!

Jessie

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10/4/08 6:44 P

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To answer your question, I'm not taking any anti-depressants anymore, haven't for months, I've tried them all and they don't do anything for me.

I'm only on Clonazepam (an anti-anxiety med) and Ativan, which I only use sparingly for those really bad days.

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10/4/08 3:44 P

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I agree-try to use the vicodin as a last resort. As far as the 2 together, I'm not sure. I'm not on wellbutrin, but after I had a car accident last year I was prescribed vicodin for the neck pain that occurred. The nurse practitioner (that I was seeing for my psych issues) said that I should of never had it prescribed in the first place with my bipolar meds. Long story short--I see a different psychiatrist now and he's aware that I take 1-2 vicodin per week (for tension headaches). Him and my family doctor see no problem with it. As mentioned, it is very habit forming--be careful. I'm a registered nurse who used to work for a pain specialist, and it was alarming to see how many people abuse this particular medication . Some patients used to take it like candy. On the other hand, it's been great for my pain associated with tension headaches. I proceed cautiously and try an over-the-counter remedy before I reach for the vicodin bottle though. I guess what I'm trying to say is make sure everyone participating in your health care knows your current list of meds.

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10/4/08 2:17 P

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My brother was prescribed both wellbutrin and vicodin at the same time...no interactions with eachother. Vicodin can be habit forming, though. Definately try and space out the days that you take the vicodin, if possible.

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10/4/08 8:40 A

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I have been on Wellbutrin for over a year now and I do great with it (sleep like a log). I don't like to take meds, so I won't take the Vicodin unless I absolutely can't handle it. I took it a Vicodin last night and a extra strength ib profin and woke up not hurting this morning.

What are you on again? Was it Effexor or was that someone else?

Jessie

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10/3/08 8:28 P

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Never taken Vicodin.. is it addictive?

As for the Wellbutrin, it kept me up all night, but helped to suppress my appetite, but did nothing for my depression.

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10/3/08 6:37 P

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Has anyone ever taken this combo? My dr. says it is ok, but I am still nervous. I had my final EVLT done today (YAY!!) and I am on Vicodin for pain...but I take 375 of Wellbutrin every day too. Thoughts?

Jessie

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