Posted 9/14/2017 7:32 AM (GMT -6)
I have been taking vicoprofen (hydrocodone & ibuprofen) for several years. I take 1-2 per day. That is enough to take the edge off of the pain. I mainly take it for my back but it helps with the fibro pain, also. I know many doctors are trying to back off prescribing opioids, but some people really can't function well without it. I, thankfully, have a great doctor that knows in some cases, opioids are necessary. I don't take as much as many people, but most days, it's the only way I can go to work and actually live (not just survive). That being said, I use alternative methods to cope, also. I have discovered that sunlight helps my pain a huge amount. I also use massage, chiropractic care, memory foam mattress, and supplements. All of this combined with the meds, allows me to work, be an involved mother, and (I hope) a good wife.
I wish you luck.