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When will stomach ached stop
I took 5 daily for around 4 yrs, i've been off little over a month, with Suboxone (i took for about 4 days). I never had serious aches, exept for back (bulging dics) and shoulder (bone spur) which is the reason I got on hydrocodone in the first place. These are now really hurting again, but the stomach issue is a dull, constant ache.....when will it end? it's been over a month for crying out loud. Don't know how much more I can take. My sinuses are draining horribly and I read where this will upset stomach and bowels, so I've increased my water intake thinking this might help...anyway if you could shed some light on why my stomach is still upset, that would be much appreciated.
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3197167 tn?1348972206
Welcome to the forum!  I'm gonna ask a few questions....to clarify...hope that won't perturb you.

How many total days have you been off all opiates (hydros AND subs)?

Have you taken anything for your stomach......anything at all?

Increasing you water intake is a GREAT thing to be doing!  It will thin the muscous secretions from your sinuses.  Are you taking any sinus meds?

How about vitamins, minerals, aminos, any supplements you are on?

We have opiate receptors in our gut.  A LOT of our issues settle there until we are clean awhile.

Hope the questions don't frustrate you...but it's hard to help with suggestions if we don't know more first, K?
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not offended at ALL! in fact thanks so much for the input! ok let's see if I can answer you questions:
been off hydro since 05/21/13
I've taken prilosec for 15 or so yrs, I'm currently taking claritin-D 12hr, Mens one a day, crestor, metformin, one baby aspirin.

I've noticed that stomach seems to ache worse after eating.....
Let me know if you need anything else
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You describe your stomach as a dull, constant ache.  I, myself was on hydros (WAY more than you per day) and I didn't experience the same thing you are describing.  

You said you have been off the opiates for a month.  My gastrointestinal tract took some time to re-adjust to being off opiates but I wasn't on any other meds that "can" affect your GI tract.

If I were in your shoes, I'd talk to your dr. about this if it continues to bother you.  You said you have been on prilosec for 15 yrs and also take metforminl.  The info I read about prilosec suggested that it should only be taken short term.  That it wasn't for long term use.  Some possible side effects from Prilosec were:  headache, abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting and gas.  Also, with the metformin...under the "less serious" side effects these were listed:  mild nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, gas and stomach pain.  That particular antidiabetic med says it "may" cause a build-up of latic acid in the body.....and a dr. should be consulted if you have concerns about that.

Since both those meds can affect your stomach.....maybe your best bet is to discuss how you are feeling with your dr.  Especially since you are concerned enough to ask about this stomach issue, it might give you more peace of mind.  Especially if you began taking the prilosec AFTER you started the metformin.....there is a possiblity that there is a connection.

If you are not constipated, on immodium or pepto.....it may not be related to the elimination of hydrocodone.  Hope this at least gives you some "food for thought".

I, too, have back and shoulder pain issues.....give yourself more time to be off the pain meds before you re-evaluate your pain levels.  Your opiate receptors and your neurotransmitters are still re-regulating.  Our bodies
have a natural opiate.....endo morphine....aka...endorphin.  They will begin to help as you heal.  Big congrats on 30+ days off the hydros!!!  That's fantastic!!
Blessings to you,
Connie

  
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Thank you so much for your time! It's people like you that take the time to help people that this world is severely lacking. You ended with Blessings to you. so I feel I can say yes i could never have stopped had it not been for the Lords help. He has brought me out of the abyss and now satan is trying to trip me up..please keep praying for me.

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You got it, John.....and please talk to your dr. if your stomach continues to trouble you. K?  The lactic acid build up (just a possiblity on metformin) can truly be a serious thing.....just wanted you to know.
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