I was wondering how everyone deals with the side effects of pain meds.
I am Perscribed Vicodin 5/500, and Tramadol. Not to be taken at the same time of course.
When I take the Tramadol My pain levels go from about a 7 to a 5, but my attitude is a little better. It makes me think, "I am in pain... Oh well". It also gives me a wide varity of side effects from feeling, "stoned", to high, to having an extreme headache and feeling like I am going to throw up. Whenever I take the tramadol, I have no idea what is going to happen. The side effects of Tramadol outweigh the benefits for me.
When I take the Vicodin it takes my pain level from about a 7 to a 2 or 3, but also gives me a big headache and a slight to moderate felling like I may throw up. It does seem to be worth it, because it takes my pain level down so low.
So I guess what I am asking is... How can I still take the Vicodin, get the pain relief and not get a headache or feel like I may throw up? Does that feeling go away after time or do I just have to get used to it?
ACDF C4-5 June 23rd, 2011
Another surgery in the near future. I am 26 years old.
Current Meds- Norco 7.5/325, Cymbalta 60mg, Gabapentin, Adderall 20mg