Percocet User Reviews

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Percocet User Reviews

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Comment from: karlacisco, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2-5 years (Patient) Published: February 19

I have tried to stop using it and now I have the withdraw symptons and the worst pain I have is the bone ache. I would like to know how long it takes for the drug to get out of my system completly.

Comment from: kim129, 45-54 on Treatment for 5-10 years (Patient) Published: February 17

This is my opinion/answer to "Supershmoo," an 18yr old w/back pain or to any young person who is thinking about taking opiate-based drugs for long-term usage. YOU SHOULD NOT BE ON THIS DRUG FOR LONG-TERM USAGE! Percocet and/or Oxycontin should be the LAST DRUG you are given! I have sever rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis & ANV. I have been on a combo of Percocet & Oxycontin for about 5 years now for chronic pain. I have been on pain meds for about 15 years, and just like you, I was started on anti-inflammatories (non-opiates) first. As my arthritis got worse (over years), I was slowly given stronger and stronger pain meds, but wasn't given Percocet & Oxycontin until I was in so much pain I was (still am) using a walker and wheelchair. Your dr is correct by starting you with non-opiates. You are way too young and opiates are highly addictive. Also, keep in mind, the longer you take this type of drug, the less effective they become and the more you will need to ease your pain. If the anti-inflammatory doesn't work, your dr can try another one or combine it with a another non-opiate drug. You may also want to talk to your dr about a nerve block, which I hear works wonders for back pain. Let me tell you about this drug and other opiate based drugs. For short-term use, they are fine, but for long-time use at your age, they are not, especially Percocet and/or Oxycontin. The side-effects are horrible if you ever go through withdraw. I have gone through it, as I am sure other people writing a review have, and it isn't pleasant. I ran out of them before my dr & pharmacy would re-fill them and the I started to go through withdraw. I felt like I was having a heart-attack, sweating, twiching/jerking of my muscles, you can't sleep, can't eat, the list goes on and on. You are way too young for this drug or any opiate. What do you think they will be able to give you when you get older, if they give you on one of the strongest opiates first?

Comment from: Skwigelf, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: March 11

This drug is amazing in every way. People who whine about withdrawal symptoms try prednisone and see how much WORSE those side effects are. I was taken off percocet, because they seem to think the withdrawals are terrible. Granted maybe over time withdrawals are bad, but they have a great drug to curb withdrawals called SUBOXONE. This drug makes me feel amazing it helps with my anxiety, depression, and my pain! It helps me focus and keeps me driven to succeed! I work harder, I smile more, more talkative and friendlier, and I feel like I can handle anything thrown my way. I TAKE IT AS PRESCRIBED that is the most important part. Misuse causes serious problems don't be a dumbass and take more then prescribed simple solution. MAY NOT WORK FOR EVERYONE, but sadly you are in the minority, because this truly is a miracle drug for chronic pain. I am on constant pain level of 8 and it relieves to about a 2 sometimes it disappears all together. Doctors are evil they would rather see you suffer then to help you, just to PROTECT THEIR OWN BUTT! As the mercenary in FIREFLY states "Every Doctor should be shot in the leg to see how it feels" It would make them a ton more understanding of pain and how much it ruins your life.

Related Reading: SUBOXONE

Comment from: road king, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 6 months - 1 year Published: December 25

I have two ruptured discs and three bulging discs with an old fracture as well as severe spinal stenosis. percot allows me to fuction in a normal capacity. it is great to be pain free after twent five years of constant pain.

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Comment from: Mrose, 45-54 on Treatment for 6 months - 1 year (Patient) Published: October 19

I was taken off of this and put on tramadol. That drug did not work and caused severe nausea and vomiting every time I tried to take it. Percocet worked for my severe pain with very few side affects. If you only take it when the pain is severe I found it had less of a "buzzy" type effect which I'd rather avoid. Yes, you do have to be careful as I noticed needing to increase the dosage faster than I would have liked but, honestly if you really only take it when you absolutely have to then you can avoid most of that. My second time on it, I followed that criteria and never had to increase the dose once. I wish doctors would learn more about pain management. Most Gp's will put you on ANYTHING BUT a narcotic when some types of pain will NOT respond to other drugs well. Meanwhile those of us with severe pain have no life at all till we can get on something that actually works! I have to think if it was the doctor in that kind of pain he'd not hesitate to take what works and would get it a lot sooner than most of us do.

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