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I'm thinking about asking my doc for something for my pain I have stage 3 HepC and bridgin fibrosis stage 3. Is it appropriate to,ask my doctor for a narcotic when over the counter medication is not working? Or are they to damaging for the liver? I am,also on,Harvoni. Thanks
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317787 tn?1473358451
When I treated, I got something called muscle rigors, very painful.  I was given a small amount of vicodin.  They now make it with a much smaller amount of tylenol.  I am sorry you are having pain.  Dee
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I am so sorry you are experiencing pain. Opiates can be safely used in patients with late stage liver disease. There was a study done at the Mayo Clinic a few years ago that discusses the use of narcotics to control pain in patients with liver disease. You can read about it here:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2947971/
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"Is it appropriate to,ask my doctor for a narcotic when over the counter medication is not working?"

Depends on your doc. Mine says no to Anything. Others prescribe pain medication in small doses

"Or are they to damaging for the liver?"

yes, they are damaging to the liver. Here's some links:

http://www.health.harvard.edu/pain/12-things-you-should-know-about-pain-relievers

http://www.medicinenet.com/drug_induced_liver_disease/article.htm

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