I quit taking the 4 per day hydrocodone that I have been on for 5 years. I just felt it probably was not good for my body. I don't have any problems from it. I lasted about a month and could not stand the pain. My blood pressure went up my adrenals were off the chart. My body just would not accept the pain again. What pain management medication has the least long term effect on your body??? Thanks
I've been taking tramadol for pain for over 10 years and haven't had any problems from it.
Actually, opioids like hydrocodone are better than most medications when it comes to long-term effects on the body. Here is information about a recent study (and the only one I know of) that evaluated patients who had been taking opioids for 10 to 35 years: Long-Term Opioid Therapy – What Are the Effects?
If you take hydrocodone, though, keep in mind that hydrocodone is only available in combination with either acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Just make sure you're not getting too much of those since they're often included in many over-the-counter meds.