Not if it is hydrocodone. I see a pain management doctor for back problems (bulging disc) and he gives me injections in my back every 3 months, and also prescribes lortab for the daily pain. It really sucks that the pharmaceutical companies put acetaminophen in these because of the effects it has on your liver and kidneys. I think they think it is a way to keep people who haven't got a prescription fom abusing hydrocodone which in my opinion is just a total disregard for the health of patients it is legally prescribed to. They probably also look at it from the perspective of, well if they get other ailments from taking the hydrocodone then we will make more money off of them in the future with other drugs.
The lortabs do help with the pain, but I still have a lot of pain. I was fortunate enough to have a job for about 6 years that did not drug test, so I decided to try marijuana. The marijuana worked well for the type of pain I have and, even though I only used it at night, it greatly reduced the number of lortabs I needed to get through the day. Unfortunately with my current job I cannot use marijuana for the pain. Shame on Big Pharma for putting poison in the pain medicine and shame on the federal government for ignoring the science and not rescheduling marijuana for medical use!!!
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