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Did I cause permanent damage to my brain?

I was taking my moms Vicodin because it felt good. I was taking 2 vicodin AT ONCE, each day, for only five days in a row. I didn't take anymore after taking two at once, in the same day. For example: I took 2 at once and that was it for the entire day.

The strength of each vicodin pill was 325 mg/7.5 mg. So basically I took 15 mg of hydrocodone at once, each day, for 5 days in a row. Can taking 15 mg of hydrocodone at once permanently damage my brain? Will my natural endorphins come back to normal after taking that much vicodin?
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495284 tn?1333894042
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As long as you have stopped taking them you will be fine.  Your natural endorphins will start working again.  What made you take them in the first place?
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You should never take anything that does not belong to you.  This is asking for trouble it could kill you if you took too much.  Please don't take any Meds unless the doc gives you a script
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Hi ...well outside of liking the feeling you should be ok   the thing here is your taking them for the feeling  this is dangerous ice your on.. once your brain gets a hold of opiates it can spiral out of control ezlly time to put it down and count your blessings you caught it quick  this disease is deadly and your already experiencing addictive behavior time to take a long hard look at yourself.....Gnarly
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I made a mistake in the original post. I actually did it for 6 days in a row NOT 5. So I was taking 2 Vicodin pills at once (15 mg of hydrocodone at once), everyday, for 6 days in a row. Does the extra day of taking it make a difference? Did I cause permanent damage to my brain? Will my natural Endorphins come back to normal?
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If it was only 6 days I wouldn't worry about your endophins, I'd be more concerned about displaying addictive actions.  You'll wish you stopped at 6 days if you continue to do this.  This disease is progressive and a very slippery slope, something that should scare the living daylight out of you.  I hope you realize what you're getting into.
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1235186 tn?1549257619
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Hun you have been on medhelp for a few years dealing with teen depression and  sleep issues. You have taken your dad's sleeping meds and now your mom's vicodin.
Do you see a therapist to help you with these issues?
Have you been on any depression meds?
Is it much better to make yourself feel better without experimenting with drugs not prescribed to you.
Do you work? Go to school?
There are support groups for depression.
Exercising helps your natural endorphins release.
Do your parents know that you had taken their meds?
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I had only taken my dads sleeping pills once in a while and with his permission. I have no reason or desire to abuse sleeping pills I just have sleep issues sometimes that's all.

I went to my doctor a few years ago and he said my depression is due to my outta whack teen hormones and they'll balance out soon since I'm 20 years old. It's true because before 15 I was NEVER sad or depressed instead I was actually careless. He gave me the option for anti-depressants but I refused cause I just wanna ride it out and wait for my teen hormones to balance out.
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1235186 tn?1549257619
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How is your depression now? Has it balanced out?
I read some of your old posts. Do you feel better about yourself now?
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No, I'm still in puberty and developing. Though my depression is a lot better now than it was a couple years ago.

The only thing that kept me from killing myself back then is that I believe in God and I don't want to go to hell. It's not a risk worth taking to me
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1235186 tn?1549257619
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Oh LORD, thank GOD you  kept the faith.
There is hope in all situations. Nothing is hopeless.

That's good news that your depression is a lot better.
I am happy for you.
What made you try your moms vicodin?
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I tried it because I had pain in my elbow from an injury that I'm in the process of healing.

So do you think I would have caused permanent damage to my brain from taking 15 mg of hydrocodone at once, everyday, for 6 days in a row? Sorry if I'm asking that question a lot but I have OCD and you never answered my question.
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My concern here is if taking 2 vicodin pills at once would damage my brain because you're only supposed to take 1. Does it matter how much you take at once or does it matter how much you take total all through out the day?
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1235186 tn?1549257619
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No Hun it is ok. You didn't cause brain damage. Try to relax. Don't let your anxiety, ocd and worry get the best of you.
What did you do to your elbow?
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I pinched a nerve in my elbow from lifting weights.
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