Hydrocodone, as well as all opiates, cause abdominal cramps by the inhibition of peristalsis. Try keeping well hydrated, and taking a daily dose of flavored cod-liver oil for lubrication. The flavored brands are quite palatable. A tablespoon divided in two doses. A very small amount of metamucil will also help, but not too much. You might try one of the anti-gas over-the counter drugs such as been-o or gas-X.
Thanks for the suggestion of small doses of cod-liver oil. Nocturnal peristalsis, cramps, sweats with or without pain meds results in sleep deprivation. Back to sucralfate with gas-x capsules for another trial.
Good news to share. A ventral hernia (above the belly button) was repaired late September. After post-surgical recovery which did include treatment for post-op infection, I discovered that most of the abdominal night pain disappeared.
Respiratory infections caused a never-ending chronic cough which was partly-decreased with daily use of over-the counter famotidine (generic Pepcid) 20 mg am and pm. I have less desire to drink coffee and liquor. A chronic sinus infection is currently being treated with 20 days Augmentin oral and antibiotic nose spray: muprocin. Now I sleep all night
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.