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   Posted 11/11/2007 9:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone ever heard that Lortab/Vicodin (hydrocodone) is not recommended for people with UC??  I've just been prescribed Lortab for a boil that I just had drained.   Thought I remember hearing somewhere that it is contraindicated... Thanks  

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   Posted 11/11/2007 9:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Narcotic pain relievers can cause constipation. That's about all I know about that subject!

You could check www.pdrhealth.com for more info :)
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   Posted 11/11/2007 9:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Not a problem at all for me. Personally I think vicodin actually helps my symptoms.

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   Posted 11/11/2007 11:03 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks alot yall!

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   Posted 11/12/2007 5:54 AM (GMT -6)   
im on hydrocodone oxycontins (endone in australia)
been on them since march.
the only problem is they are addictive and you have to wean off of them when you dont need them anymore.
i am in the process of weaning at the moment.
(except today, the pain was pretty bad)

they do cause constipation, so a stool softener is good to take if you take the pain meds regularly. NOT a laxative, just a stool softener.
31 year old female - diagnosed UC in 2000
started as proctitis and now is pancolitis..this year long flare is now severe on left side only.
**3 weeks out of hospital/no colitis symptoms... normal bm's only 1x a day + no blood
50mg prednisone 1x  with lunch or breakfast
50mg imuran 1x  8pm stopped it to try and have a baby
2x 500mg mesalazine 2x day + night
VSL#3 didnt work
Aloe Elite didnt work
Budesonide 9mg day didnt work
ive lost 40+lbs and my legs look like sticks ... ewww

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   Posted 11/12/2007 6:19 AM (GMT -6)   
smk said...
Not a problem at all for me. Personally I think vicodin actually helps my symptoms.

Agree. When taking them post surgery etc. they make me feel as close to normal as I am going to get. Especially good in the am. Slow 1 or 2 slow the gut down so that I can be super productive.

Anyone have an Rx for vicodin as a UC maintenance drug?

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   Posted 11/12/2007 7:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Uc Dude, vicodin can be addicting in some people that is why many docs don't want you on them long term. When I was working at a medical clinic (I was not a medical professional), I seen sooooo many people trying to get their doctors to write scripts for their vicodin habit. They would even go to lengths of trying to steal the prescription pad. That is one habit that I never wish to have! Too bad they couldn't take the good stuff from vicodin and market it without the addictive quality huh?
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   Posted 11/12/2007 7:21 AM (GMT -6)   
I, personally don't care for what vicodin's do to me, but for pain, I like the darvocets. I've got d. & lots of pain, all over my bod, sometimes. It constipates most people, but brings me to normal. I only take them for the pain, not on regular dosing schedule. In fact, I get so worried about the addictive qualities of the narcotic, that I often go awhile in pain before taking one. But It works for the pain most of the time. And the break from d. is sooo nice. It takes fewer pills to eliminate pain when I take darvos, than any other pain reliever (2-3 darvos vs. 8-10 other pills a day at times). I am so glad I'm allergic to anaprox (base drug used to make naproxen, ie. aleve) I hear it's B.A.D. for us UCers. Just be very careful, vicodin's one of the worst to get addicted to!!!!
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