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Suffering from back pain. Taking hydrocodone, ran out of medication. Should I ask for another prescription?

I was prescribed 40 5/500mg hydrocodone for back pain 8 days ago, but they ran out two days ago, they were prescribed as 2 pills 4 times a day. I ve been trying my 800 mg ibuprofen alone along with diclofenac , but it s not easing the pain. The hydrocodone truly helped me but I m afraid to ask my doctor for a refill, what should I do? Thanks!
Asked On : Mon, 24 Dec 2012
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Hydrocodone is an opioid compound. It is a very good pain killer but even few days continuous will lead to addiction on it. In your case it is better to get investigated to find cause of your problem. Stress also exacerbate pain, so relax as much as possible.

You can also take help help of physiotherapist for pain relief.

I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Wish you Good Health.

Dr. Ashish Mittal
Answered: Tue, 25 Dec 2012
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