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Ran out of prescription

ajr3az76aajr3az76 Posts: 45
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:54 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
So I thought I would be switching to Tylenol this weekend but my pain level has gone from a 3 to a 7 in the past 14 hours. I have been taking percocet and was down to 4-6 a day. Now I ran out last night so I stared to take the vicodin I has pre surgery. Should this be ok until I call doc on Monday or should I go to er to get some more percocet. Thanks



  • Is the Vicodin helping? After my surgery they gave me percocet, but after that prescription ran out they switched me back to vicodin (I was also taking pre surgery). Vicodin is a little weaker than percocet. If you search online you can find a conversion chart.
    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
  • Yes the vicodin is helping. It took pain from 7 to a 3. And that was taking two. I was just worried I would screw something up by switching pain meds. Thanks for response to both of my recent questions
  • As long as the Vicodin is working, it should not be a problem to switch. I would just call your doctor on Monday and let them know and see if they have a preference over which you take.
  • Thanks kim. Yeah thats what I plan on doing. I do feel the percocet helped more but I'll see how today goes
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