Actually I get terribly sick like that whenever I use to take hydrocodone (any of them, norco, lortab, vicodin) and I would be vomiting and shaking and in pain and lots of other symptoms for anywhere form 6 to 12 hours straight. This is wy I always stay as far away from that med as possible, I'm not sure why it causes this but it does. So it may not be withdrawals but something else completly. I have lots of stomach issues (I have 10 confirmed problems with my digestive system and I'm pretty sure theirs more then that as this was diagnosed 10 years ago) but hydrocodone really makes me deathly sick so maybe theirs just something about
some narcotics that makes people really sick cause I seem to do fine with other pain meds.
And theris lots of 'symptoms' of addiction, the best way to know is to look on an addiction websight that lists them all. Here's some stuff I found online (these are not written by me)-
Opioid dependence is a disease and does not strike everyone who is prescribed opioid painkillers. In fact many people take them as prescribed and stop when they no longer need them. Others, however, can develop a dependence, manifested in a variety of ways. Health professionals consider someone Opioid Symptoms when they exhibit at least 3 of the following behaviors for a 12 month period:
Tolerance to the medication, to the extent that the patient needs to take more to achieve the same effects;
Withdrawal begins when the medication is discontinued (taking other drugs to relieve symptoms).
Taking higher and higher dosages against the doctor's prescript
ion and when they aren't needed (i.e. to control pain)
An inability to stop preoccupation with acquiring more medication or another prescript
A drastic change in habit or lifestyle, such as skipping social engagements or ignoring responsibilities
Chronic Pain Moderator
Dx-Gallstones at age 14 that caused Fibromyalgia in 1998. Chronic Pancreatitis at age 15 from Pancreatic Divisum. Fell down cement basement stairs on my bottom in 2001. Got severe migraines after the epidural from my 2nd childbirth in 2002. Was rear-ended by a lady doing 55mph in 2004 then 2 months later rolled my car down a hill and did even more damage to my back. Depression caused by having chronic pain. Asthma from allergies.
meds- Suboxone for pain, Cymbalta for pain and depression, Lyrica for pain and migraines, Imitrex for migraines, Ibprofen for migraines, Ventolin Albuterol inhaler for asthma. Phenergan for nausea, Seroquel for sleep.
"I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much." -Mother Teresa