11 patient evaluations for Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen taken for the purpose of 'fibromyalgia' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Moderate

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Jan 19, 2016 (Started Mar 09, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 325 mg-5 mg Three times daily

Oct 1, 2015 (Started Mar 09, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (drug dependence)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 325 mg-5 mg Three times daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 22, 2012 (Started Jun 30, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in lower back)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (wired)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 x 325 mg-10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I don't recommend regular use of this medication. It is highly addictive and only moderately efficacious in relieving pain. I learned this the hard way, as I had a doctor who hated seeing me in pain and she encouraged me to take up to 4 a day. Back in 200- 2005 I often took 2-3 a day, for up to 3 days in a row, more when I was in bad shape, until I noticed how stopping taking it seemed to exponentially increase my pain. These days I take it VERY rarely. I can't remember the last time I took more than 3 in one week and usually I go weeks between needing any at all.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Aug 22, 2011 (Started May 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Works ok. Works better in combination with other drugs like tramadol or flexeril.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: nausea, stomach pain

Dec 15, 2009 (Started May 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nausea, stomach pain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: This doesn't work extremely well for fibromyalgia pain, but it does take the edge off on bad days. I usually take one every 2-3 days, sometimes less, sometimes more.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: nausea, stomach pain

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Jul 28, 2011 (Started Mar 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for back pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 31, 2010 (Started Mar 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: when a flare begins, taking 1/2 to 1 tablet will often allow me to feel well enough to muster the energy needed to care for my dog and personal care, including being able to wash my hair. (shampooing is one of the most difficult tasks, vacuuming the carpet is a close tie)
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 24, 2010 (Started Mar 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: hydrocodone worked very well for my pain, which is a mix of fibro and chronic myofascial pain, along with an injury to my left shoulder from Oct 2009 (still not healed as of May 2010). It was necessary to stop take this drug in order to start LDN for Fibro pain. So far, I'm not certain that Fibro is my real diagnosis, as the muscle pain remains in my back, chest and arms. The all over aching of Fibro is still in the background, but is so much more quiet than anytime in the past 16 yrs.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 14, 2010 (Started Mar 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: taking 1/2 tab provides excellent pain relief and clears brain fog. Effects last approx 12-18 hrs.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Feb 28, 2011 (Started May 23, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for breakthrough pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 9, 2011 (Started May 23, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for breakthrough pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Don't take before bedtime, may keep you awake. Benefit; sometimes makes me feel good.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 2, 2011 (Started Sep 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 7.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Constipation is major problem.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: constipation

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 7, 2010 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for osteomyelitis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for osteoarthritis (OA))
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 325 mg-7.5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 1, 2010 (Started Jun 20, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in lower back)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for breakthrough pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I did not have any problems taking this medication, and it helped me gain functionality.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: constipation, constipation

Apr 8, 2009 (Started Jun 20, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain in lower back)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: constipation, constipation

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 27, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia, energy)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (digestive disturbances, addictive opiate)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 x 325 mg-10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Extra energy. Bad it makes me want more. Rarely do I only take 1. It messes with my digestive system.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: digestive disturbances, addictive opiate

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 2, 2010 (Started Dec 02, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sleepiness, excessive sweating)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12 x 500 mg-5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Seemed to work well in the beginning but with diminishing efficacy.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: excessive sweating, sleepiness

Dec 20, 2009 (Started Dec 02, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness, excessive sweating)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 12 x 500 mg-5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Vicodin eliminates virtually every Fibromyalgia symptom I experience. I take 20/2000mg, which is about three times the typical dose, but it works. To date, this is the only treatment that makes me feel like a normal human being. Everybody tells me it's dangerous and most doctors REFUSE to prescribe it for me on a long-term basis, but they aren't the ones in pain. If they could help find something that actually works as well as Vicodin I'd be happy to take it.
Side effects: excessive sweating, sleepiness

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