I didn't like the way Vicodin made me feel -- too loopy -- and I wasn't getting the relief from pain that I expected and wanted. I saw a pain management specialist who switched me to Percocet (oxycodin). What a difference. After about 10 weeks, I have adjusted to the side effects and it has been very effective for pain relief. Maybe that's a solution for you?
pick up some benedryl over the counter..I believe it can be taken with vicoden (check with your pharmacist)..start with one...take no more than 2 per night. Be careful with benedryl as it (as well as opiods) can cause tinnitus and other hearing issues.
Thank you for your replys is threre any other way to make it so i can sleep other than alcohol? I usually do try to keep it to less than four beers but like i said they make me hyper so this is the only thing i have found that works, any other suggestions please let me know. Thanks again.
Hello Smitty, I am glad you found us at MedHelp. Welcome. You asked for an opinion and here's mine. Do not consume alcohol while taking Vicodin. It may not react tonight or tomorrow night but it may one night.
I am no saint but I have seen the results of drinking and taking pain medications. I encourage you not to drink while taking Vicodin.
Be careful friend, Tuck
Hi. You should really not consume alcohol at all while taking this medication. With your situation, I don't think you are going to harm yourself as long as you keep it to 1 or possbly 2 beers at the most. I would not usually say this as I think drinking on this medication is wrong but in your case, I don't think your doing great harm. Do NOT consume more than that though. It could be dangerous. It will intensify and make 1 or 2 beers feel like 5-6 beers. You might also experience a hang over in the morning or when ever you get up. That might make the work day hard. Take care. Mollyrae