Fear of Missing Out If Not Using Lortab

Fear of Missing Out If Not Using LortabThe primary reason that Lortab is prescribed is for its ability to relieve moderate to severe pain. The primary ingredient in Lortab is hydrocodone which has narcotic pain relief properties that mimic the brain’s natural pain relieving abilities. By dulling the pain sensation hydrocodone does more that just alter your response to pain, as it actually leads you to believe that the amount of pain you are experiencing has decreased.

Downside of Lortab Use

When used as prescribed for the short-term treatment of pain, Lortab can provide a person with effective temporary relief. However there are many downsides and side effects to Lortab use including the following:

  • Aching limbs
  • Cold sweats
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Hallucinations
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Unbearable pain
  • Bloating, gas
  • Blurred vision
  • Constipation or indigestion
  • Dizziness, head rush
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Feeling of elation
  • Headache
  • Impaired mental or physical performance
  • Loss of appetite
  • Mood changes
  • Ringing in your ears

What Are You Missing out on without Lortab?

With extended use of Lortab a person becomes tolerant to the current dosage. To maintain the level of pain relief people may either increase their dosage or increase the frequency with which they use Lortab. These behaviors are precursors to abuse and addiction. One reason a person continues to take Lortab is the fear that he or she will experience the pain previously experienced. They want to miss this pain and are willing to sacrifice their overall health to manage their pain. By recognizing that people’s use of Lortab may be associated with a need to manage their pain, one of the useful things you can do is explore other pain management options.

Get Help for Lortab Abuse

Call our toll-free helpline to ask your questions about Lortab use and abuse. We are available 24 hours a day, and we want to help you find the right treatment program, provide you with options, share information about insurance and offer resources. We are here to help.