Just had a L5/S1 discectomy earlier this week, and had Dilaudid for pain via IV while in the hospital. Since it was effective in the hospital, my surgeon prescribed it for me post-surgery.
Got home, continued to take it as prescribed (2mg, every 4-6 hours as needed), and began to feel very sluggish and nauseous. I have a call into my doctor, but I made a judgment call to shift to Vicodin, which is much less strong than Dilaudid, since I have a decent supply of it.
Any experience shifting from one to the other? Doing much better on the nausea front since the shift. More pain, but it is still manageable, so I'll live with the lighter side effects.