I have been taking Vicodin for hip pain for 6 months now. I started by taking 5mg/3 times a day and now I am up to 15mg, 3times a day. I was surprised at how many the Dr was giving me...120 5mg pills evert 15 days! Today at my Dr's appt I was told that it is dangerous to be on Vicodin for any length of time and told that I was being switched to Tramadol. I am suppose to start by taking it with the Vicodin, then taper off the Vicodin to Tramadol only. Has anyone heard if this is a good way to get off of Vicodin or am I just switching one addiction for another??
I don't want to be addicted but it helps so much with the pain and yes, I do like the high that goes along with it.
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