Percocet is good as an alternative for Vicodin for controlling
I have been having more pain than usual and when I was at my doctors I asked him what we could do. I have chronic pain because I have had the ring finger on my right hand amputated. Over the last year, my hand has been getting worse and increased in pain and I have been having other medical problems that are causing me pain. I told my doctor that the Norco (extra strength Vicodin) was just not working and if there was anything else, he could give me. He said that we would try Percocet and see how that went.
I have been on it less than a week and already I can tell the difference. It is helping to control my pain better and I feel more like doing things now that I am not feeling as much pain. Before beginning Percocet, I would say that on a scale of 1 to 10 my normal pain level, while taking Norco, was about an 8. Since I started taking Percocet my pain level has dropped to a 3-5. It is only when I forget to take it on time that I feel the most pain.
As long as you take the Percocet on time and before the pain gets too bad you do not notice the pain but if you forget one or take it too late it does not work as well. If you have been on a different pain medication and it does not seem to be working then I would recommend talking to your doctor and changing it for a while and see how that helps. Sometimes you get to used to your medications and need a change.
Some minor side effects can be Nausea, vomiting, constipation, dizziness, drowsiness, headache, increased sweating, dry mouth, lightheadedness, loss of appetite, or weakness may occur.
Newberry Springs, CA
this mecine is very strong only take it if you truly need it.
I have had to use the prescription drug oxycodone or percocet in the past because i have a condition called lupus wich can cause me to have very severe pain in my joints all over my body at any given time my doctors prescribed this to me in order to help me deal with it. but instead it caused a whole new on set of problems.when i was last released from the hospital i asked for some pain medicine and the nurse gave me a pill wich i did not realize at the time was a percocet i begin to have crazy dreams i could not sleep i was restless yes i forgot my pain but i was also crying for no reason unable to walk and pretty much out of it the following few days after that were i needed help with my children. my pain level did not match the powerful drug level that was coarsing through my body and in short it wasnt something i wanted to go through again. So when being prescribed or taking this pill just make sure you get all the facts every one can have a diffrent reaction and please don't abuse it because it can and will jack you up. by stephanie mckamey
Oxycidone is A Good Strong Pain Medication
Oxycodone or Percocet is a very good pain medication. It really relieves the pain. I was in a car accident which left me with a broken back. This was the worst pain I have ever experienced.The difference between this pain and childbirth is that if you don't move at all the back pain from the brake will ease off.Labor pains do not at least until the baby is born. There is a problem though. You do have to move. Just getting up to the restroom was agony.I said that the Oxicodone was a very good pain medicine but even it did not eliminate the pain. It made it more tolerable. Oxycodone is stronger than Hydrocodone/Lortab. You can only get Oxycodone with a hand written Prescription from the Doctor and no refills are allowed.This is because it is a highly controlled substance. We can thank those drug abusers out there for that.
Oxycodone /Percocet is a good pain medicine but my physician switched me to Morphine. That is another review though. Some people experience stomach upset with Percocet so in that case it should be taken with food.
Rocky Mount, NC
Works well to manage short-term pain
After having laser resurfacing performed on my face earlier this week, my surgeon immediately prescribed Percocet (oxycodone) for short-term pain management. After my experiences with Vicodin post-wisdom teeth removal, I was not looking forward to taking this medication for pain.
While I am aware that all medications work differently in people, I can say with a high degree of confidence that I have not had any major side effects. A little bit of nausea here and there, but not to the point where I felt like I was going to vomit 24-7.
That said, I am not writing this review as a promotion of Percocet or any other opiate-based medication because I know that they have the potential for abuse and/or addiction. Instead, this is my way to inform others of my experiences with this particular medication. I will admit that Percocet has enabled me to get through the day without severe pain that can be debilitating at times.
As a result, I recommend those interested in Percocet or any other opiate-based medications to talk to their doctor.
The City of Champions, PA
resolves pain, just doesn't last long
I've been taking percocet for several years and yes, it is an addictive medication. I am overweight and hopefully after I lose some of this excess weight, the pain medication might work better for me. The problem now is that the pain medication just doesn't last long.
I can sleep like a baby with this medication.
This medication is for pain and it is a great pain medication! It is very effictive and long lasting. It last for up to six hours when over the counter medication only is effective for about three hours. The prescription percocet helps me sleep! Will help you fall asleep and stay asleep. Very effective on back pain. You won't wake up in the middle of the night with chronic back pain. Doesn't make me sick as long as I eat a little light meal before I take the medication. If you do get sick just lie real still with minimum head movement. It does have risk but not as many as over the counter medications. Can take other regular medications with this when I can't with the over the counter pain medications. My medical card pays for the medication when it don't pay for the over the counter medications. My doctor can explain all of the pros and cons with me with this medication. If I have any problems with this medication I can consult with my pharmicist or doctor. My doctor can give me enough to do me for a while, more than what I can buy in a package of over the counter pain medication! I recommend this pain medication to anyone with chronic pain and trouble sleeping. But you have to be very careful because this medication can be habit forming, talk to your doctor about the risks before you start taking this medication. If you don't have medical coverage, this medication can get a little expensive. But it is still worth it because it is great for pain and sleep.
Clear Fork, WV
Relief is Short Lived, Potential High for Addiction!
*Oxycodone ***was one of the prescription pain medications that my specialist gave me within the first year after my head on car collision. Because each prescription pain medication you take on a consistant basis loses tolerance after time, my physician would change the drug every three or four months. What I found with Oxycodone is that the relief was almost immediate yet it was very short-lived. I found out that this drug, although it's effects may be strong, it is also as equally as dangerous. The temptation to increase the dosage is always there because the effects wear off so soon. I reported this to my doctor at that time immediately. I actually feared the drug. I have since been on one medication "Lortab's" for almost four years now and I have not developed a tolerance to it nor have I had to have the dosage increased. I realize that there is nothing that is going to take the pain away completely. I am happy that the new drug helps me move around and get some things accomplished each day. If anyone were to ask me about Oxycodone, I would honestly say to stay clear away from this drug and/or see if your doctor could prescribe something else.**
Fort Gratiot, MI
they should be otc
I take 5 or so oxy 30's a day. I have NEVER been sick since taking them. They shoud be OTC ....but then doctors would have fewer sick people to deal with. I love my meds that keep me happy , healthy , wealthy and wise. Oxycodone is the greatest medication ever created. The more they let them out to the public the better off society will be. Obama grow some balls and help your peeps
Opiates are 1 of the strongest but have a world of problems.
Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, Vicodin, Oxycontin - all the same: powerful pain meds that nonetheless become ineffective over time with chronic pain and long term use. Besides the well known issue of abuse of these drugs, there is a kindred issue of those who need it being undertreated due to those who do abuse it. When you need it you need it, and as far as effectiveness, its more than likely not a matter of the medicine itself but of the dosage.
But with long term use you WILL develop a tolerance and need more and more to be effective at all (most with severe pain never get complete relief, just an easing of some of the pain). And worse, you WILL develop a physical addiction, aka pseudoaddiction. The withdrawal symptoms are unbelievable and totally indescribable unless you go through it yourself. Add these - terrible pain, chance of withdrawals if you run out a day early or insurance won't pay or your doctor goes on vacation or someone steals them from you (all have happened to me) to the depression the opiates cause because they interfere with the brain's ability to make dopamine and endorphins (2 chemicals responsible for the ability to feel any sort of happiness or pleasure at all) and the depression that comes naturally from constant pain and suffering, and throw on top of that huge misunderstandings of not only family and friends but many in the medical profession, who treat these people like street addicts looking for a high, you are likely to get suicide. The medical profession as a whole and the government agencies that deal with drugs know this is an expected side effect, and that is all it is, and there is a HUGE difference in physical addiction due to taking needed pain meds and in psychological addiction or true addiction due to seeking out illegal drugs for a high.
If you or anyone you know has this issue, please, look it up and learn, and take a look at my review of WELLBUTRIN and how it saved my life, and in my layman's opinoin should be automatically prescribed along with opiate pain meds. It may not help, but it may.
Meanwhile, if you have true pain, severe, chronic, understand that others mean well and just don't understand, and know the chances are about 99.9% if they ever find themselves in your situation they will see things very differently. Xerox your info, ie food and drug admin. the american medical association, makers of your drug, etc and take it to your doctor and discuss it. It is your body. Doctors can get a little high on themselves but they do deal with a lot and it becomes routine. It is not routine to you, it is your life, and it is about more than surviving - it's about living. And even if Wellbutrin can't help your addiction, it may can help your depression.
And if you know you need it take your pain meds and never let anyone make you feel badly about it.
Opiates are strong meds and you should not drive or operate heavy machinery, etc til you know how it affects you. It can make you high in strong enough doses, and sleepy, and interferes with respiration if you take too much. If you are taking a dosage that is not enough to help your pain, you indeed likely will not be muddle headed at all, but it can still make you sleepy even when it doesn't seem to be working. Its a serious drug, be careful, be wise, and do right by yourself even if others don't understand. Remember its largely due to very bad PR because of those who DO abuse it.
(check the Wellbutrin reviews for what may be crucial info to add to this - was already too long so I didn't add it here)
5 mg of Oxycodone doesn't do anything
**Got a scrip for Oxycodone?**This drug is pretty widely known amongst people who have had chronic pain, injury or surgery. I was given a prescription for **5 mg** capsules after minor shoulder surgery; it was in addition to a "pain-med pump" which was auto-dispensing for the first couple of days. After that, I was reliant upon Oxycodone to eliminate any pain from the work the doc did.
**135 pounds and 5 mg**I gotta tell ya, 5 mg didn't do anything for me, good or bad. I expected I would feel sedated, perhaps even dizzy or sleepy or.......? Nope. My head was clear as a bell. I could walk, talk, think, pay bills, make decisions, etc. I was unaffected in any way by the drug. Trouble is, that included pain mitigation! 5 mg wasn't effective, and I had a lot of discomfort in the first few days after my surgery. (I weigh under 140 lbs.)
**220 pounds and...!**I spoke with a (220-pound) male friend who had had major back surgery and he laughed at the concept of 5 mg. He had been given more like 100 mg pills. So I had my husband look it up, and he said "addicts are given 80 mg." So I don't think 5 mg is going to cause most people any problems at all. Problem is, it might not stop your pain. My husband, who is ultra conservative on issues like this, suggested I double my dosage, which he normally would never do, but all signs indicated it would be fine.
**Ah, that's better**Doubling to 10mg eased my pain significantly, and ironically, the next time I was in physical therapy, an older gentleman heard me saying the 5 mg wasn't really doing anything, and he walked by, smiled and said "Ya gotta take 10. Just double it." So all the post-op patients seem to be finding this out for themselves. Once again, I suspect the lawyers are at the bottom of this, having sued too many doctors for too many addictions, and now docs just prescribe super-light dosages to cover their own liability and avoid any risk of addiction.
**Do You Still Hurt?**So if you're reading this, and you're hurting, and you've got a bottle of 5 mg Oxycodone, do your own online research to verify what I'm saying - IT IS A DANGEROUS ADDICTIVE DRUG WHEN USED IMPROPERLY - or better yet, ask your doc if you can take 10mg to ease your pain. The good news is, you won't likely have any side effects, but don't be doubling your dosage on an empty stomach .........never a good idea!
Good luck to you, and I'm well on my way to a full recovery (arthroscopic shoulder surgery to get rid of bone spurs and a little tissue tear caused by them).
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