Does anyone know anything about Vicodin? I have fallen down a flight of 12 stairs and broke my tail bone and collar bone. The doctor put me on 750mg of Vicodin (1 or 2) every 6 hours. He said my recovery time is going to be about 6 weeks.
I have heard it is very addicting so over the last 2 days since this has happened I have been using the sparingly but without them the pain is excruciating. Even with them I have to have my daughter or husband dress and undress me and give me my shower. Not to mention I have to get up and down that same flight of stairs several times a day where my room and the bathroom with the shower are.
I went to bed last nigh without taking anything figuring if I am sleeping I wont be in pain... WRONG !!!!! I don't think I ever had pain like this before. I almost think it is worse than child birth lol.
How addicting is it if I only use it as directed which so hapens to be 24 hours a day lol? As I recover will I have a hard time getting off of them? Will I need them the whole 6 weeks and if so will I build up resistance to where they wont work anymore as I am alone most of the time and have to be able to move and do things for myself most of the time.
I would love any advice from anyone who has ever had to depend on this drug for several weeks or more as I have found not taking them is not an option and without them I can not move at all.