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    ICN Member mlch's Avatar
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    Question Lortab vs perocet ?s

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    I'm in the worse flare I've felt since being dx over 2 mos ago. I've been up all night going on 30hrs with no sleep. After 3 hours of phone calls and waiting for replies from my dr. The only thing they could offer for the pain was to switch me from lortab to perocet (sp?). I went through 4 doses of lortabs 75mg last night but they didn't touch the pain.

    My question is, Is one med better then the other? They are both narcotics right? Also what are the low and high end mgs of these meds. Will one make me sleep easier then the other. I also have some davocets (sp?) that a dentist gave not too long ago. How does that compare.

    I'm so confused and can't think straight. I hate being on such strong stuff but I can't stand this constant flare pain. I'd rather be in labor with contractions. At least that pain comes and goes.

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    Generally, most people find that Percocet (oxycodone) is stronger than Lortab/Vicodin (hydrocodone).

    The doses on both tend to be 5 mg, 7.5 mg, and 10 mg, and the acetominophen in them ranges from 350 to 500 mgs. (I take Percocet 7.5/500.)

    As for Darvocet, it's considered a "light" painkiller as far as narcotics go.

    *Diagnosed with severe IC in 2004
    *Also diagnosed with PFD, fibromyalgia, chronic myofascial pain, IBS, migraines, allergies/asthma, dermatographism
    *Kept trying a million different treatments for all these things until I found what works, and I am doing okay these days with the help of a cocktail of medications and the InterStim, which was first placed in 2007. [I have had 2 revisions - one in 2010 when my battery died and had to be replaced, and one complete replacement (lead and generator) in 2012 after a fall on my stairs caused my lead to move.]
    *Current meds include Atarax (50mg at night), Lyrica (150mg twice a day), Xanax (0.5mg at night and as needed), Zanaflex (4mg at night), hydrocodone (10/325, every 6 hours as needed), Advair, Nasonex, Singulair (10mg at night), oral contraceptives, home instills containing Elmiron and Marcaine (as often as I need to do them).

    **I am not a medical authority nor do I offer definitive medical advice. I strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.

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    ICN Member mlch's Avatar
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    Thanks for the helpful info. I feel the need to know what I'm atking before taking it. I do appreciate you posting exactly what I was asking.

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    I would try the percocet. I found it to be much stronger than the lortab, and worked much better. I would at least give it a try to see if anything helps.
    Hope you feel better soon! Let us know how you are.

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