Hello Dave. It's Kelly.(echo7). Thank you for your response to my question. I really wanted to know if people ever got any relief from Norco. But since you asked about my Dr.'s, I'll tell you a bit. This accident of mine happened Mar.30,1993. The neurosurgeon I got that day has ruined my life. For 6 yr's he did virtually nothing, except 5 surgeries that accomplished nothing good. Finally got smart & got a second opinion. That specialist sent me to Warren Mi. to a very highly regarded hip specialist. Apparently all that time I had an open fracture of the femur. Hmm... My new doc(Dr. Mast) fixed in one surgery what the quack never could. But in the end the shattered neck of the femur caused all the pain I was feeling up to now. Now, I'll be going to the U of M hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Finally, I might just get something done right. I hope so.I doubt I'll ever be completely out of pain but I've got a better chance with the Dr.;s and that hospital. I went to a Dr. that I used to go to when I was very young. She looked at my latest x-ray's and told me what was wrong with my hip/femur. The bone around the hip is gone.My other dr. never seemed to see that. This is why I take Ultram. And why I want Vicodin instead of Norco. I do not have to keep taking vicodin, I practice that a lot. View Thread
Pain management clinics are full of crap as a rule. Is he a radiologist? NO!!! I think I would believe my doctor over him. They don't pass out Percoset, even just the 500's, every day. That is a very potent drug. Honestly, they are a strong medication and not just anybody can get them. That alone should tell you your doctor saw a big problem. Don't believe the pain management quack. Tell your doctor if you haven't already and go from there.View Thread
My doctor won't give me anything other than ultram. But I get 180 a month. They keep mine down to a dull roar if I take them a certain way that I won't discuss in public. But my hip just quit working again recently and I had to beg him for some vicodin, he said he would give me a whole 10. Turns out he gave me Norco. Wondered why they weren't working. I guess I need the tylenol ingredients too. If you take enough of Norco, they work. Out of 10 that's pretty hard to do. I used to do so much better on the aspirin based drugs. Remember those. That's what's in Percodan. Tylenol equivolent used to be Empirin. I wonder if they even make them anymore. Anyway they are tring to phase out Vicodin type drugs that we woman get addicted to. My doctor may have to go. On the other hand I've been addicted to vicodin, it's worse than heroin to try and quit. Just saying. It truely is. Kelly StevensView Thread
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