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    Norco Withdrawal
    CaliKath posted:
    I have been taking Norco 10/325 for many, many years, for various surgeries and pain issues. I am on day 4 of no Norco. I have back pain, foot pain and severe depression. I was down to 2 per day. Had a total knee replacement a year ago. I have no knee pain, but I do have other pain. The pharmacist said I should not be suffering any withdrawal symptoms. He is so wrong. I am a 67 year old woman and have decided to try to be free of them. How much longer will I feel the way I feel. It's not good.
    Betty Ford Center
    James Golden, MD responded:
    Because you have been taking Hydrocodone (Norco) for many years, the chemistry of your brain has changed. It will take some time of complete abstinence from any mood-altering substance for your brain to make an appropriate adjustment back to normalcy.

    Everyone is different in this regard, so it's difficult to predict how long your discomfort will last, but everyone has the difficulty that you are expressing.

    The good news is that your discomfort will usually get better slowly over time. Seeing your physician would be advisable as some help is avaialble for you in the form of non-opiate medication.

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