i feel like i have the flu...vicodin?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by dani78xo, Mar 16, 2006.

  1. dani78xo

    dani78xo New Member


    has vicodin ever made someone feel worse?

    i took vicodin earlier today,
    just to see if it would subside my migraine a little bit.
    i fell asleep and when i woke up a little while ago,
    i felt like i had the full on flu.
    it hasn't gotten any better, and my migraines worse.

    could i be really sensitive to meds,
    or does this sound like just an FM coincidence?

    i don't usually have much muscle pain anymore since cymbalta.
  2. tandy

    tandy New Member

    Its somethning I've wondered too.

    Vicoden and Lortabs do the same thing to me.
    They work well for about 2-3 hrs but then I acually feel worse. Like I have more pain/body aches.
    I'm not sure why? It does'nt make sense.
    Then again nothing with having Fibro makes sense.

    I don't have any cold type symptoms. Do you?
    no stuffiness,or sore throat.
    Just massive body aches,...like I'm gonna come down with something.
    Its weird.
    I wish I knew someone to ask. maybe this is a sensitivity to the hydrocodone.?
    The printout from the pharmacy does'nt say anything about this being a side effect for this med.
    (but that does'nt mean much,..I guess)

    Wish I was more help :(
    Hugs
    Tandy
  3. cbella

    cbella New Member

    Maybe you really are coming down with something. Vicodin can cause nausea, but I never heard of flu like symptoms. Of course everyone reacts different to different meds. How much cymbalta are you on? I take 60 in am and 30 at night and I'm still miserable. At first it seemed to work, but no longer. {{}} cb (RN)
  4. dani78xo

    dani78xo New Member


    tandy,
    yeah it's really wierd.
    i didn't have a sore throat, fever or anything.
    just extreme muscle pain and my migraine was HORRIBLE.
    my mom said it couldn't of been the vicodin,
    but its the only thing i took, and i felt horrible for a couple hours.


    cbella,
    i was wondering if i actually WAS coming down with something,
    but i'm feeling ALOT better now,
    the flulike aches lasted for a couple hours after the vicodin kicked in,
    and now they're pretty much gone.
    my migraines a little better now, too.
    i take 20 mg. of cymbalta.
    my rheum. doesn't want me on a higher dose, he thinks the 20 mg will be enough to alleviate most of my FM aches, insomnia, etc.