My doctor perscribes hydrocodone-Acetiminophen 5-500 for my severe neck tension and I take 1-1/2 almost every night. Never more than that. But, I noticed hearing seems to be dimmer in my left ear. Did research on hearing loss with this drug and now I'm scared to death. I want OFF! Can my hearing be reversed when I get this out of my system?
First,get your ears examined by a doctor. That's not a very a large amount of Vicodin at all. From what I've read, hearing loss occurs after prolonged use at high doses and is not reversable. You really should see a doctor to calm your fears.
I used a low dose of Vicodin many, many years ago for a semi-short period of time and I definitely have diminished hearing. My hearing didn't come back after I got off it. (I also got a ringing in my ears, which also didn't resolve. I deal with that by always having something on, radio, TV, etc. It's worse when things are totally silent.)
Good luck. Check with your doctor and see where you're at with your hearing loss. You will learn to compensate with it.
Thank you all. Made an appt. today for a hearing evalutation. My brother has menieres syndrome but he doesn't take any drugs at all. Also, grew up with a rock-n-roll guitar player, dad, which might have something to do with this as well.
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