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why does hydrocodone make people feel like a hyper

i notice  people  like i do  who take pain medcation for  long time  does  get hyepr than when people  who  dont take it much  does  get sleepy   can u tell me about it  ?
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I took hydrocodone and it made me hyper and I told my DR.  He said you are the 3rd person that said that this wk.  Needless to say I stopped taking it cause I couldnt sleep.  Meds affect people in different ways.  I guess it affected us the same.  I now take somas and valium.   I work 40-48 hrs a wk so I cant take it at work but I do when I get home.  I still   wake up hurting at night several times so I think I am going to do the shots in the spine and see if that helps.
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547368 tn?1440541785
Sandee and Spright covered this well. I just wanted to add that I take Hydrocodone and I don't get an euphoria or "high." I've been on it for almost 5 years. I do get what I call a "lift." It doesn't matter what dose I am on really, all dosage amounts effect me that way. Part of it is because my pain is better control the other part is because that's how the drug works with my chemical make up. I am able to do what I have to do if I take it. I am not happy and giddy or inappropriate.

Methadone, Morphine, Fentanyl all bring me "down." I just want to sleep and feel "blue." I have no energy on any of them. My physician knows how hydrocodone effects me and says that it is the way a pain med that works well should make you feel, not high but as I described. Of course that is her opinion.

Your system has become accustomed to the drug and that is probably the reason you do not get the hyper feeling as you describe. Take Care, Tuck
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356518 tn?1322263642
Great post Spright:)
I believe I understand the hyper your describing , a feeling your on top of the world and ready to tackle the cleaning that you have been ignoring and ready to get out and wash the car and garden. This can be described as euphoric too as Spright pointed out. If your feeling this way from meds your taking for pain tell your Dr as you may be taking too large of a dose.
True the same medication that makes you feel ready to tackle the world can put another person to sleep and knock them for a loop , this is a classic example of how one medication will effect everyone differently. You may have side effects others may not have and so forth. So never go by what someone else says a medication will do to you as everyone reacts differently:)
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Hello hepc66,

What kind of hyper?

When you start taking, in my experiences, a new medication, it can take a while for some of the side effects to wear off. Drowsiness is one of them. This is why it says to not drive or operate heavy machinery when taking,or untill you see how you  react to the medication.

I don't know about hyper- Maybe the dosage is too high and you are getting 'euphoric' or CNS symptoms.

I once got 'hyper' when taking a medication and it was a kind of nasty shaky hyper- I talked to my doctor and he switched my medications. I went back to feeling 'normal'.

Is that the kind of 'hyper' you mean?

Or do you just mean you aren't sleepy any more and wondering why?  

Hope this helped, and let me/us know- someone will have an answer for you if that wasn't it!

~Spright  :)

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