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Comment from: Joy 55-64 Transgender Caregiver Published: April 09

The best pain medicine I have ever used! I’m a female 130lbs. Take with food. I break the pills in quarters. I have severe pain. That snd ice work like a dream.

Comment from: Joy 55-64 Transgender Caregiver Published: April 09

The best pain medicine I have ever used! I’m a female 130lbs. Take with food. I break the pills in quarters. I have severe pain. That snd ice work like a dream.

Comment from: Laura Mercado 25-34 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 12

Never had more side effects with any other medication. I ended up in the ER, I'll get into that later. -Causes change in vision. Blurry vision, I can't even read off my phone. Can't focus my eyes and they feel strained all the time. Causes this 'psychedelic effect' where things look like it's moving with slight colors. -Chest pain. Scary. I went to the ER it was that bad. I'm the type who won't go unless something truly feels wrong. It met all the symptoms of a heart attack but my EKG showed nothing. They did give me medication to slow my heart rate which was 150 bpm when I came in. (Read below for a case where a patient took just one dose and had heart issues.) -I felt my heart painfully pounding, tightness in my chest, fast heart rate, and low blood pressure. -Inability to concentrate, poor memory. I found myself forgetting what I was talking about mid sentence, unbelievable. -Very dizzy, feels like the room is spinning. You almost feel drunk. You're uncoordinated and feel like you could fall or faint any second. -Depressed breathing, I notice my breathing would often depress. -Small hallucinations. I could have sworn I saw a red bug crawing up my arm but it was just my birthmark and I was hallucinating! I've NEVER hallucinated before in my life. -Sweating. Your palms get really sweaty and you're more sensitive to heat and cold. -Restlessness. Hard time falling asleep. -Skin on my hands and feet started turning blue. -Anxiety and depression. I usually have slight anxiety but not to this degree. It made me depressed even though I've never been before. -Bladder pain and urinary pain (I believe due to the coating on these pills made to prevent people from misusing it.) -Sensation of heaviness in limbs -Trouble swallowing. It's like my muscles used for swallowing forgot how to work for a second. -Constipation. Common for opiates, but this was far worse. -Indegestion. Heart burn and you can feel a burning feeling in the chest. -Low energy

QUESTION

Medically speaking, the term "myalgia" refers to what type of pain? See Answer
Comment from: Joy 55-64 Transgender Caregiver Published: April 09

The best pain medicine I have ever used! I’m a female 130lbs. Take with food. I break the pills in quarters. I have severe pain. That snd ice work like a dream.

Comment from: Laura Mercado 25-34 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 12

Never had more side effects with any other medication. I ended up in the ER, I'll get into that later. -Causes change in vision. Blurry vision, I can't even read off my phone. Can't focus my eyes and they feel strained all the time. Causes this 'psychedelic effect' where things look like it's moving with slight colors. -Chest pain. Scary. I went to the ER it was that bad. I'm the type who won't go unless something truly feels wrong. It met all the symptoms of a heart attack but my EKG showed nothing. They did give me medication to slow my heart rate which was 150 bpm when I came in. (Read below for a case where a patient took just one dose and had heart issues.) -I felt my heart painfully pounding, tightness in my chest, fast heart rate, and low blood pressure. -Inability to concentrate, poor memory. I found myself forgetting what I was talking about mid sentence, unbelievable. -Very dizzy, feels like the room is spinning. You almost feel drunk. You're uncoordinated and feel like you could fall or faint any second. -Depressed breathing, I notice my breathing would often depress. -Small hallucinations. I could have sworn I saw a red bug crawing up my arm but it was just my birthmark and I was hallucinating! I've NEVER hallucinated before in my life. -Sweating. Your palms get really sweaty and you're more sensitive to heat and cold. -Restlessness. Hard time falling asleep. -Skin on my hands and feet started turning blue. -Anxiety and depression. I usually have slight anxiety but not to this degree. It made me depressed even though I've never been before. -Bladder pain and urinary pain (I believe due to the coating on these pills made to prevent people from misusing it.) -Sensation of heaviness in limbs -Trouble swallowing. It's like my muscles used for swallowing forgot how to work for a second. -Constipation. Common for opiates, but this was far worse. -Indegestion. Heart burn and you can feel a burning feeling in the chest. -Low energy

Comment from: Mickey 45-54 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: February 09

Did not relieve my fibromyalgia pain nor my osteoarthritis pain

Related Reading: fibromyalgia | osteoarthritis

Comment from: Joy 55-64 Transgender Caregiver Published: April 09

The best pain medicine I have ever used! I’m a female 130lbs. Take with food. I break the pills in quarters. I have severe pain. That snd ice work like a dream.

Comment from: Laura Mercado 25-34 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 12

Never had more side effects with any other medication. I ended up in the ER, I'll get into that later. -Causes change in vision. Blurry vision, I can't even read off my phone. Can't focus my eyes and they feel strained all the time. Causes this 'psychedelic effect' where things look like it's moving with slight colors. -Chest pain. Scary. I went to the ER it was that bad. I'm the type who won't go unless something truly feels wrong. It met all the symptoms of a heart attack but my EKG showed nothing. They did give me medication to slow my heart rate which was 150 bpm when I came in. (Read below for a case where a patient took just one dose and had heart issues.) -I felt my heart painfully pounding, tightness in my chest, fast heart rate, and low blood pressure. -Inability to concentrate, poor memory. I found myself forgetting what I was talking about mid sentence, unbelievable. -Very dizzy, feels like the room is spinning. You almost feel drunk. You're uncoordinated and feel like you could fall or faint any second. -Depressed breathing, I notice my breathing would often depress. -Small hallucinations. I could have sworn I saw a red bug crawing up my arm but it was just my birthmark and I was hallucinating! I've NEVER hallucinated before in my life. -Sweating. Your palms get really sweaty and you're more sensitive to heat and cold. -Restlessness. Hard time falling asleep. -Skin on my hands and feet started turning blue. -Anxiety and depression. I usually have slight anxiety but not to this degree. It made me depressed even though I've never been before. -Bladder pain and urinary pain (I believe due to the coating on these pills made to prevent people from misusing it.) -Sensation of heaviness in limbs -Trouble swallowing. It's like my muscles used for swallowing forgot how to work for a second. -Constipation. Common for opiates, but this was far worse. -Indegestion. Heart burn and you can feel a burning feeling in the chest. -Low energy

Comment from: Mickey 45-54 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: February 09

Did not relieve my fibromyalgia pain nor my osteoarthritis pain

Related Reading: fibromyalgia | osteoarthritis

Comment from: Fed-up 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: January 26

Does zero for pain, better diet pill as the side effects gives you sick stomach and constipation

Related Reading: stomach | constipation

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Comment from: Joy 55-64 Transgender Caregiver Published: April 09

The best pain medicine I have ever used! I’m a female 130lbs. Take with food. I break the pills in quarters. I have severe pain. That snd ice work like a dream.

Comment from: Laura Mercado 25-34 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 12

Never had more side effects with any other medication. I ended up in the ER, I'll get into that later. -Causes change in vision. Blurry vision, I can't even read off my phone. Can't focus my eyes and they feel strained all the time. Causes this 'psychedelic effect' where things look like it's moving with slight colors. -Chest pain. Scary. I went to the ER it was that bad. I'm the type who won't go unless something truly feels wrong. It met all the symptoms of a heart attack but my EKG showed nothing. They did give me medication to slow my heart rate which was 150 bpm when I came in. (Read below for a case where a patient took just one dose and had heart issues.) -I felt my heart painfully pounding, tightness in my chest, fast heart rate, and low blood pressure. -Inability to concentrate, poor memory. I found myself forgetting what I was talking about mid sentence, unbelievable. -Very dizzy, feels like the room is spinning. You almost feel drunk. You're uncoordinated and feel like you could fall or faint any second. -Depressed breathing, I notice my breathing would often depress. -Small hallucinations. I could have sworn I saw a red bug crawing up my arm but it was just my birthmark and I was hallucinating! I've NEVER hallucinated before in my life. -Sweating. Your palms get really sweaty and you're more sensitive to heat and cold. -Restlessness. Hard time falling asleep. -Skin on my hands and feet started turning blue. -Anxiety and depression. I usually have slight anxiety but not to this degree. It made me depressed even though I've never been before. -Bladder pain and urinary pain (I believe due to the coating on these pills made to prevent people from misusing it.) -Sensation of heaviness in limbs -Trouble swallowing. It's like my muscles used for swallowing forgot how to work for a second. -Constipation. Common for opiates, but this was far worse. -Indegestion. Heart burn and you can feel a burning feeling in the chest. -Low energy

Comment from: Mickey 45-54 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: February 09

Did not relieve my fibromyalgia pain nor my osteoarthritis pain

Related Reading: fibromyalgia | osteoarthritis

Comment from: Fed-up 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: January 26

Does zero for pain, better diet pill as the side effects gives you sick stomach and constipation

Related Reading: stomach | constipation

Comment from: Pham 45-54 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: December 22

I recently started taking Nucynta 100 mg extended release once every 12 hours, it's been 5 days now. It's easy to take, just swallow a pill. Sadly, it barely does anything for my nerve and muscle pains. After the first three days I doubled my intake to 2 pills every 12 hours and hardly any difference. I have a lower peripheral neuropathy, radiculopathy, CRPS type condition that severely effects mobility of both legs and feet. Similar to diabetic nerve pain, but I'm not diabetic, nor do I have any tumors or any kind of disease. I've been taking pain medications for about 3 years everyday. I've tried 10 mg Norco, 30 mg Morphine, 5 mg Methadone, 20 mg Buprenorphine patches and 5 mg sublingual. The only medication that seems to work with the least amount of side effects is Percocet 10-325 mg. In the 5 days I've been taking Nucynta I've had no side effects, no drowsiness, upset stomach, dizziness, sweating, nausea, sense of feeling high or weird dreams. I might as well have taken a sugar tablet. Methadone was actually okay at pain relief, but it made me clamy and sweaty and stinky like bad BO. Morphine makes me feel heavy and sleepy and isn't very affective unless I take 60 mg per dose. Norco makes me sweat profusely during all hours, it's gross. Buprenorphine patches did nothing, sublingual made me nauseous for a solid 6 hours. Percocet at 3-4 pills every 24 hrs only gives me a little bit of night sweats while sleeping and can give me funky fun dreams (never nightmares, usually lucid), which I can deal with, so it seems to be the medication I always fall back onto after every other one I try seems to fail. Biggest downside is it doesn't last very long (4 hours) so my usage and tolerance increases. The alternative is to try a neuro stimulator, which I'm extremely skeptical of for being effective.

Related Reading: nucynta | peripheral neuropathy | norco

Comment from: Joy 55-64 Transgender Caregiver Published: April 09

The best pain medicine I have ever used! I’m a female 130lbs. Take with food. I break the pills in quarters. I have severe pain. That snd ice work like a dream.

Comment from: Laura Mercado 25-34 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: February 12

Never had more side effects with any other medication. I ended up in the ER, I'll get into that later. -Causes change in vision. Blurry vision, I can't even read off my phone. Can't focus my eyes and they feel strained all the time. Causes this 'psychedelic effect' where things look like it's moving with slight colors. -Chest pain. Scary. I went to the ER it was that bad. I'm the type who won't go unless something truly feels wrong. It met all the symptoms of a heart attack but my EKG showed nothing. They did give me medication to slow my heart rate which was 150 bpm when I came in. (Read below for a case where a patient took just one dose and had heart issues.) -I felt my heart painfully pounding, tightness in my chest, fast heart rate, and low blood pressure. -Inability to concentrate, poor memory. I found myself forgetting what I was talking about mid sentence, unbelievable. -Very dizzy, feels like the room is spinning. You almost feel drunk. You're uncoordinated and feel like you could fall or faint any second. -Depressed breathing, I notice my breathing would often depress. -Small hallucinations. I could have sworn I saw a red bug crawing up my arm but it was just my birthmark and I was hallucinating! I've NEVER hallucinated before in my life. -Sweating. Your palms get really sweaty and you're more sensitive to heat and cold. -Restlessness. Hard time falling asleep. -Skin on my hands and feet started turning blue. -Anxiety and depression. I usually have slight anxiety but not to this degree. It made me depressed even though I've never been before. -Bladder pain and urinary pain (I believe due to the coating on these pills made to prevent people from misusing it.) -Sensation of heaviness in limbs -Trouble swallowing. It's like my muscles used for swallowing forgot how to work for a second. -Constipation. Common for opiates, but this was far worse. -Indegestion. Heart burn and you can feel a burning feeling in the chest. -Low energy

Comment from: Mickey 45-54 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: February 09

Did not relieve my fibromyalgia pain nor my osteoarthritis pain

Related Reading: fibromyalgia | osteoarthritis

Comment from: Fed-up 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: January 26

Does zero for pain, better diet pill as the side effects gives you sick stomach and constipation

Related Reading: stomach | constipation

Comment from: Pham 45-54 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: December 22

I recently started taking Nucynta 100 mg extended release once every 12 hours, it's been 5 days now. It's easy to take, just swallow a pill. Sadly, it barely does anything for my nerve and muscle pains. After the first three days I doubled my intake to 2 pills every 12 hours and hardly any difference. I have a lower peripheral neuropathy, radiculopathy, CRPS type condition that severely effects mobility of both legs and feet. Similar to diabetic nerve pain, but I'm not diabetic, nor do I have any tumors or any kind of disease. I've been taking pain medications for about 3 years everyday. I've tried 10 mg Norco, 30 mg Morphine, 5 mg Methadone, 20 mg Buprenorphine patches and 5 mg sublingual. The only medication that seems to work with the least amount of side effects is Percocet 10-325 mg. In the 5 days I've been taking Nucynta I've had no side effects, no drowsiness, upset stomach, dizziness, sweating, nausea, sense of feeling high or weird dreams. I might as well have taken a sugar tablet. Methadone was actually okay at pain relief, but it made me clamy and sweaty and stinky like bad BO. Morphine makes me feel heavy and sleepy and isn't very affective unless I take 60 mg per dose. Norco makes me sweat profusely during all hours, it's gross. Buprenorphine patches did nothing, sublingual made me nauseous for a solid 6 hours. Percocet at 3-4 pills every 24 hrs only gives me a little bit of night sweats while sleeping and can give me funky fun dreams (never nightmares, usually lucid), which I can deal with, so it seems to be the medication I always fall back onto after every other one I try seems to fail. Biggest downside is it doesn't last very long (4 hours) so my usage and tolerance increases. The alternative is to try a neuro stimulator, which I'm extremely skeptical of for being effective.

Related Reading: nucynta | peripheral neuropathy | norco

Comment from: L2 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: August 22

Cluster headaches

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Comment from: JJ 35-44 Male 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: May 20

I have a severe intractable pain condition called Central Pain Syndrome. Opioids are the only effective pain medication and provide limited relief. I took Oxycodone for a couple of years and it had limited effectiveness for quick acting control. I take the ER version and it works ok. I did pharmacological DNA testing and indicated poor absorption of most of the heavier opioids. Nucynta on the other hand was an exceptional fit. Itâ??s a game changer and offers me quality of life again. I have no side effects, although Iâ??ve never felt the â??euphoricâ? effect with any opioid regardless of strength. I still take long acting OxyContin and the combination has been great. I should probably have a higher dose at times but overall am happy where Iâ??m at. I recommend the DNA testing to anyone. Makes a huge difference when it matches you. For me, Nucynta is probably 5-10x stronger than Oxycodone.

Related Reading: nucynta | oxycontin

Comment from: JJ 35-44 Male 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: May 20

I have a severe intractable pain condition called Central Pain Syndrome. Opioids are the only effective pain medication and provide limited relief. I took Oxycodone for a couple of years and it had limited effectiveness for quick acting control. I take the ER version and it works ok. I did pharmacological DNA testing and indicated poor absorption of most of the heavier opioids. Nucynta on the other hand was an exceptional fit. Itâ??s a game changer and offers me quality of life again. I have no side effects, although Iâ??ve never felt the â??euphoricâ? effect with any opioid regardless of strength. I still take long acting OxyContin and the combination has been great. I should probably have a higher dose at times but overall am happy where Iâ??m at. I recommend the DNA testing to anyone. Makes a huge difference when it matches you. For me, Nucynta is probably 5-10x stronger than Oxycodone.

Related Reading: nucynta | oxycontin

Comment from: Landrenk 45-54 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: March 15

I have been taking this medication for a little over 9 years. 75mg 4X a day. The efficacy has not been reduced and I find it to not be habit forming (Some days I do not take the full dosage if the pain is tolerable). That fact makes this medication a big plus. The only side effect I have is mild constipation but it outweighs the benefits of being pain free most of the day. The only other negative is it is very expensive. I pay about $7.50 a pill until my deductible is met. Again, worth not having the extreme low back pain and not being able to move around freely.

Related Reading: constipation

Comment from: JJ 35-44 Male 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: May 20

I have a severe intractable pain condition called Central Pain Syndrome. Opioids are the only effective pain medication and provide limited relief. I took Oxycodone for a couple of years and it had limited effectiveness for quick acting control. I take the ER version and it works ok. I did pharmacological DNA testing and indicated poor absorption of most of the heavier opioids. Nucynta on the other hand was an exceptional fit. Itâ??s a game changer and offers me quality of life again. I have no side effects, although Iâ??ve never felt the â??euphoricâ? effect with any opioid regardless of strength. I still take long acting OxyContin and the combination has been great. I should probably have a higher dose at times but overall am happy where Iâ??m at. I recommend the DNA testing to anyone. Makes a huge difference when it matches you. For me, Nucynta is probably 5-10x stronger than Oxycodone.

Related Reading: nucynta | oxycontin

Comment from: Landrenk 45-54 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: March 15

I have been taking this medication for a little over 9 years. 75mg 4X a day. The efficacy has not been reduced and I find it to not be habit forming (Some days I do not take the full dosage if the pain is tolerable). That fact makes this medication a big plus. The only side effect I have is mild constipation but it outweighs the benefits of being pain free most of the day. The only other negative is it is very expensive. I pay about $7.50 a pill until my deductible is met. Again, worth not having the extreme low back pain and not being able to move around freely.

Related Reading: constipation

Comment from: KT12346 35-44 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: February 27

I have had back issues since I was 19. I am now 37, having had two back surgeries due to two severe bulging discs. I now have degenerate disc disease and also scar tissue pressing on my sciatic nerve. My whole lower lumber spine from the L1 -S1 needs to be fused together as they are disintegrating. I have tried so many different opiate medications. I took percocet for 12 years. So as my tolerance grew my doctor suggested Nucynta IR. It doesn't give me the "high" like percocet does. The only draw back is that for the first few days I tried it I had a wicked headache and other symptoms. After a few days of regular use they went away. This medication has helped me deal with my chronic pain and help me have a normal life again.

Related Reading: percocet | nucynta | headache

Comment from: JJ 35-44 Male 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: May 20

I have a severe intractable pain condition called Central Pain Syndrome. Opioids are the only effective pain medication and provide limited relief. I took Oxycodone for a couple of years and it had limited effectiveness for quick acting control. I take the ER version and it works ok. I did pharmacological DNA testing and indicated poor absorption of most of the heavier opioids. Nucynta on the other hand was an exceptional fit. Itâ??s a game changer and offers me quality of life again. I have no side effects, although Iâ??ve never felt the â??euphoricâ? effect with any opioid regardless of strength. I still take long acting OxyContin and the combination has been great. I should probably have a higher dose at times but overall am happy where Iâ??m at. I recommend the DNA testing to anyone. Makes a huge difference when it matches you. For me, Nucynta is probably 5-10x stronger than Oxycodone.

Related Reading: nucynta | oxycontin

Comment from: Landrenk 45-54 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: March 15

I have been taking this medication for a little over 9 years. 75mg 4X a day. The efficacy has not been reduced and I find it to not be habit forming (Some days I do not take the full dosage if the pain is tolerable). That fact makes this medication a big plus. The only side effect I have is mild constipation but it outweighs the benefits of being pain free most of the day. The only other negative is it is very expensive. I pay about $7.50 a pill until my deductible is met. Again, worth not having the extreme low back pain and not being able to move around freely.

Related Reading: constipation

Comment from: KT12346 35-44 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: February 27

I have had back issues since I was 19. I am now 37, having had two back surgeries due to two severe bulging discs. I now have degenerate disc disease and also scar tissue pressing on my sciatic nerve. My whole lower lumber spine from the L1 -S1 needs to be fused together as they are disintegrating. I have tried so many different opiate medications. I took percocet for 12 years. So as my tolerance grew my doctor suggested Nucynta IR. It doesn't give me the "high" like percocet does. The only draw back is that for the first few days I tried it I had a wicked headache and other symptoms. After a few days of regular use they went away. This medication has helped me deal with my chronic pain and help me have a normal life again.

Related Reading: percocet | nucynta | headache

Comment from: Jn 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: October 17

I first took this after sinus surgery. It worked very well. Several years later I had shoulder surgery and Dr did not give me a nerve block. In post op I had excruciating pain and nothing they gave me would make the pain go away. Went home and took one 50 mg tablet of Nucynya and the pain went away within 30 minutes. Unbelievable. Am now taking it for recooperation from tendonotomy surgery I had yesterday. This drug works great for me whereas percoset and other pain meds dont work at all. If you have issues with other pain meds, this one may work great but make sure you don't take with 5htp or other SSRI medications. I did that last time and had quite a bit of drowsiness and a bit of confusion until I reread information and discovered that the 5htp was contraindicated with it. Once I stopped the 5htp, i was fine.

QUESTION

Medically speaking, the term "myalgia" refers to what type of pain? See Answer
Comment from: JJ 35-44 Male 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: May 20

I have a severe intractable pain condition called Central Pain Syndrome. Opioids are the only effective pain medication and provide limited relief. I took Oxycodone for a couple of years and it had limited effectiveness for quick acting control. I take the ER version and it works ok. I did pharmacological DNA testing and indicated poor absorption of most of the heavier opioids. Nucynta on the other hand was an exceptional fit. Itâ??s a game changer and offers me quality of life again. I have no side effects, although Iâ??ve never felt the â??euphoricâ? effect with any opioid regardless of strength. I still take long acting OxyContin and the combination has been great. I should probably have a higher dose at times but overall am happy where Iâ??m at. I recommend the DNA testing to anyone. Makes a huge difference when it matches you. For me, Nucynta is probably 5-10x stronger than Oxycodone.

Related Reading: nucynta | oxycontin

Comment from: Landrenk 45-54 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: March 15

I have been taking this medication for a little over 9 years. 75mg 4X a day. The efficacy has not been reduced and I find it to not be habit forming (Some days I do not take the full dosage if the pain is tolerable). That fact makes this medication a big plus. The only side effect I have is mild constipation but it outweighs the benefits of being pain free most of the day. The only other negative is it is very expensive. I pay about $7.50 a pill until my deductible is met. Again, worth not having the extreme low back pain and not being able to move around freely.

Related Reading: constipation

Comment from: KT12346 35-44 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: February 27

I have had back issues since I was 19. I am now 37, having had two back surgeries due to two severe bulging discs. I now have degenerate disc disease and also scar tissue pressing on my sciatic nerve. My whole lower lumber spine from the L1 -S1 needs to be fused together as they are disintegrating. I have tried so many different opiate medications. I took percocet for 12 years. So as my tolerance grew my doctor suggested Nucynta IR. It doesn't give me the "high" like percocet does. The only draw back is that for the first few days I tried it I had a wicked headache and other symptoms. After a few days of regular use they went away. This medication has helped me deal with my chronic pain and help me have a normal life again.

Related Reading: percocet | nucynta | headache

Comment from: Jn 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: October 17

I first took this after sinus surgery. It worked very well. Several years later I had shoulder surgery and Dr did not give me a nerve block. In post op I had excruciating pain and nothing they gave me would make the pain go away. Went home and took one 50 mg tablet of Nucynya and the pain went away within 30 minutes. Unbelievable. Am now taking it for recooperation from tendonotomy surgery I had yesterday. This drug works great for me whereas percoset and other pain meds dont work at all. If you have issues with other pain meds, this one may work great but make sure you don't take with 5htp or other SSRI medications. I did that last time and had quite a bit of drowsiness and a bit of confusion until I reread information and discovered that the 5htp was contraindicated with it. Once I stopped the 5htp, i was fine.

Comment from: dimples 45-54 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: September 25

if there are so many people with such bad reviews why have you not reported to the FDA. I put in a complaint and asked them how many people complaining and FDA said on 5 people complained about drug. Come on

Comment from: JJ 35-44 Male 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: May 20

I have a severe intractable pain condition called Central Pain Syndrome. Opioids are the only effective pain medication and provide limited relief. I took Oxycodone for a couple of years and it had limited effectiveness for quick acting control. I take the ER version and it works ok. I did pharmacological DNA testing and indicated poor absorption of most of the heavier opioids. Nucynta on the other hand was an exceptional fit. Itâ??s a game changer and offers me quality of life again. I have no side effects, although Iâ??ve never felt the â??euphoricâ? effect with any opioid regardless of strength. I still take long acting OxyContin and the combination has been great. I should probably have a higher dose at times but overall am happy where Iâ??m at. I recommend the DNA testing to anyone. Makes a huge difference when it matches you. For me, Nucynta is probably 5-10x stronger than Oxycodone.

Related Reading: nucynta | oxycontin

Comment from: Landrenk 45-54 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: March 15

I have been taking this medication for a little over 9 years. 75mg 4X a day. The efficacy has not been reduced and I find it to not be habit forming (Some days I do not take the full dosage if the pain is tolerable). That fact makes this medication a big plus. The only side effect I have is mild constipation but it outweighs the benefits of being pain free most of the day. The only other negative is it is very expensive. I pay about $7.50 a pill until my deductible is met. Again, worth not having the extreme low back pain and not being able to move around freely.

Related Reading: constipation

Comment from: KT12346 35-44 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: February 27

I have had back issues since I was 19. I am now 37, having had two back surgeries due to two severe bulging discs. I now have degenerate disc disease and also scar tissue pressing on my sciatic nerve. My whole lower lumber spine from the L1 -S1 needs to be fused together as they are disintegrating. I have tried so many different opiate medications. I took percocet for 12 years. So as my tolerance grew my doctor suggested Nucynta IR. It doesn't give me the "high" like percocet does. The only draw back is that for the first few days I tried it I had a wicked headache and other symptoms. After a few days of regular use they went away. This medication has helped me deal with my chronic pain and help me have a normal life again.

Related Reading: percocet | nucynta | headache

Comment from: Jn 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: October 17

I first took this after sinus surgery. It worked very well. Several years later I had shoulder surgery and Dr did not give me a nerve block. In post op I had excruciating pain and nothing they gave me would make the pain go away. Went home and took one 50 mg tablet of Nucynya and the pain went away within 30 minutes. Unbelievable. Am now taking it for recooperation from tendonotomy surgery I had yesterday. This drug works great for me whereas percoset and other pain meds dont work at all. If you have issues with other pain meds, this one may work great but make sure you don't take with 5htp or other SSRI medications. I did that last time and had quite a bit of drowsiness and a bit of confusion until I reread information and discovered that the 5htp was contraindicated with it. Once I stopped the 5htp, i was fine.

Comment from: dimples 45-54 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: September 25

if there are so many people with such bad reviews why have you not reported to the FDA. I put in a complaint and asked them how many people complaining and FDA said on 5 people complained about drug. Come on

Comment from: dimples 45-54 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: September 24

an absolute disaster I was told non addictive and so many side effects. When I tried to come off it I nearly lost my mind and was complatating suicide should not be given to anybody very dangerous.

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Comment from: JJ 35-44 Male 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: May 20

I have a severe intractable pain condition called Central Pain Syndrome. Opioids are the only effective pain medication and provide limited relief. I took Oxycodone for a couple of years and it had limited effectiveness for quick acting control. I take the ER version and it works ok. I did pharmacological DNA testing and indicated poor absorption of most of the heavier opioids. Nucynta on the other hand was an exceptional fit. Itâ??s a game changer and offers me quality of life again. I have no side effects, although Iâ??ve never felt the â??euphoricâ? effect with any opioid regardless of strength. I still take long acting OxyContin and the combination has been great. I should probably have a higher dose at times but overall am happy where Iâ??m at. I recommend the DNA testing to anyone. Makes a huge difference when it matches you. For me, Nucynta is probably 5-10x stronger than Oxycodone.

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Comment from: Landrenk 45-54 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: March 15

I have been taking this medication for a little over 9 years. 75mg 4X a day. The efficacy has not been reduced and I find it to not be habit forming (Some days I do not take the full dosage if the pain is tolerable). That fact makes this medication a big plus. The only side effect I have is mild constipation but it outweighs the benefits of being pain free most of the day. The only other negative is it is very expensive. I pay about $7.50 a pill until my deductible is met. Again, worth not having the extreme low back pain and not being able to move around freely.

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Comment from: KT12346 35-44 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: February 27

I have had back issues since I was 19. I am now 37, having had two back surgeries due to two severe bulging discs. I now have degenerate disc disease and also scar tissue pressing on my sciatic nerve. My whole lower lumber spine from the L1 -S1 needs to be fused together as they are disintegrating. I have tried so many different opiate medications. I took percocet for 12 years. So as my tolerance grew my doctor suggested Nucynta IR. It doesn't give me the "high" like percocet does. The only draw back is that for the first few days I tried it I had a wicked headache and other symptoms. After a few days of regular use they went away. This medication has helped me deal with my chronic pain and help me have a normal life again.

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Comment from: Jn 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: October 17

I first took this after sinus surgery. It worked very well. Several years later I had shoulder surgery and Dr did not give me a nerve block. In post op I had excruciating pain and nothing they gave me would make the pain go away. Went home and took one 50 mg tablet of Nucynya and the pain went away within 30 minutes. Unbelievable. Am now taking it for recooperation from tendonotomy surgery I had yesterday. This drug works great for me whereas percoset and other pain meds dont work at all. If you have issues with other pain meds, this one may work great but make sure you don't take with 5htp or other SSRI medications. I did that last time and had quite a bit of drowsiness and a bit of confusion until I reread information and discovered that the 5htp was contraindicated with it. Once I stopped the 5htp, i was fine.

Comment from: dimples 45-54 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: September 25

if there are so many people with such bad reviews why have you not reported to the FDA. I put in a complaint and asked them how many people complaining and FDA said on 5 people complained about drug. Come on

Comment from: dimples 45-54 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: September 24

an absolute disaster I was told non addictive and so many side effects. When I tried to come off it I nearly lost my mind and was complatating suicide should not be given to anybody very dangerous.

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Comment from: BreakingGood 55-64 Male Patient Published: August 22

It’s a poison. Hallucinations, retching, confusion, NO PAIN RELIEF. I felt bad for the poor animals they tested this on and their “emesis events” (vomiting). I called my doctor at 5:00 A.M. and he picked up!

Comment from: JJ 35-44 Male 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: May 20

I have a severe intractable pain condition called Central Pain Syndrome. Opioids are the only effective pain medication and provide limited relief. I took Oxycodone for a couple of years and it had limited effectiveness for quick acting control. I take the ER version and it works ok. I did pharmacological DNA testing and indicated poor absorption of most of the heavier opioids. Nucynta on the other hand was an exceptional fit. Itâ??s a game changer and offers me quality of life again. I have no side effects, although Iâ??ve never felt the â??euphoricâ? effect with any opioid regardless of strength. I still take long acting OxyContin and the combination has been great. I should probably have a higher dose at times but overall am happy where Iâ??m at. I recommend the DNA testing to anyone. Makes a huge difference when it matches you. For me, Nucynta is probably 5-10x stronger than Oxycodone.

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Comment from: Landrenk 45-54 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: March 15

I have been taking this medication for a little over 9 years. 75mg 4X a day. The efficacy has not been reduced and I find it to not be habit forming (Some days I do not take the full dosage if the pain is tolerable). That fact makes this medication a big plus. The only side effect I have is mild constipation but it outweighs the benefits of being pain free most of the day. The only other negative is it is very expensive. I pay about $7.50 a pill until my deductible is met. Again, worth not having the extreme low back pain and not being able to move around freely.

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Comment from: KT12346 35-44 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: February 27

I have had back issues since I was 19. I am now 37, having had two back surgeries due to two severe bulging discs. I now have degenerate disc disease and also scar tissue pressing on my sciatic nerve. My whole lower lumber spine from the L1 -S1 needs to be fused together as they are disintegrating. I have tried so many different opiate medications. I took percocet for 12 years. So as my tolerance grew my doctor suggested Nucynta IR. It doesn't give me the "high" like percocet does. The only draw back is that for the first few days I tried it I had a wicked headache and other symptoms. After a few days of regular use they went away. This medication has helped me deal with my chronic pain and help me have a normal life again.

Related Reading: percocet | nucynta | headache

Comment from: Jn 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: October 17

I first took this after sinus surgery. It worked very well. Several years later I had shoulder surgery and Dr did not give me a nerve block. In post op I had excruciating pain and nothing they gave me would make the pain go away. Went home and took one 50 mg tablet of Nucynya and the pain went away within 30 minutes. Unbelievable. Am now taking it for recooperation from tendonotomy surgery I had yesterday. This drug works great for me whereas percoset and other pain meds dont work at all. If you have issues with other pain meds, this one may work great but make sure you don't take with 5htp or other SSRI medications. I did that last time and had quite a bit of drowsiness and a bit of confusion until I reread information and discovered that the 5htp was contraindicated with it. Once I stopped the 5htp, i was fine.

Comment from: dimples 45-54 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: September 25

if there are so many people with such bad reviews why have you not reported to the FDA. I put in a complaint and asked them how many people complaining and FDA said on 5 people complained about drug. Come on

Comment from: dimples 45-54 Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: September 24

an absolute disaster I was told non addictive and so many side effects. When I tried to come off it I nearly lost my mind and was complatating suicide should not be given to anybody very dangerous.

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Comment from: BreakingGood 55-64 Male Patient Published: August 22

It’s a poison. Hallucinations, retching, confusion, NO PAIN RELIEF. I felt bad for the poor animals they tested this on and their “emesis events” (vomiting). I called my doctor at 5:00 A.M. and he picked up!

Comment from: Gigi 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: August 17

I have only been on 50mg every 12hrs for a week. My doctor switched me from oxy to this to see if it would help me with my back pain

Comment from: timothy neil 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: May 25

i have a plate in my neck and this drug is the only thing that keeps the pain away...I take 100 to 300mg daily as needed, often none at all...anymore than 100mg and your staying home for the day. It takes about 2 hours to become fully active so I will lay on ice bags, it has been very effective. I have been using taking it for 2 years with no signs or feeling of addiction and it is a very strong narcotic.The drug does not make me drowsy rather the opposite. I sleep for short periods rather than normal hours but that may have more to do with the pain and getting comfortable. The biggest drawback to using this medication is the price......about $8 per 100 mg.

Comment from: timothy neil 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: May 25

i have a plate in my neck and this drug is the only thing that keeps the pain away...I take 100 to 300mg daily as needed, often none at all...anymore than 100mg and your staying home for the day. It takes about 2 hours to become fully active so I will lay on ice bags, it has been very effective. I have been using taking it for 2 years with no signs or feeling of addiction and it is a very strong narcotic.The drug does not make me drowsy rather the opposite. I sleep for short periods rather than normal hours but that may have more to do with the pain and getting comfortable. The biggest drawback to using this medication is the price......about $8 per 100 mg.

Comment from: birdface 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 17

Hallucinations, near death experience, confusion, uncontrolled movements and jerking

Comment from: timothy neil 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: May 25

i have a plate in my neck and this drug is the only thing that keeps the pain away...I take 100 to 300mg daily as needed, often none at all...anymore than 100mg and your staying home for the day. It takes about 2 hours to become fully active so I will lay on ice bags, it has been very effective. I have been using taking it for 2 years with no signs or feeling of addiction and it is a very strong narcotic.The drug does not make me drowsy rather the opposite. I sleep for short periods rather than normal hours but that may have more to do with the pain and getting comfortable. The biggest drawback to using this medication is the price......about $8 per 100 mg.

Comment from: birdface 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 17

Hallucinations, near death experience, confusion, uncontrolled movements and jerking

Comment from: 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: November 19

I was switch from Norco to Nucynta mainly because doctors are trying to decrease opioid use. It has been terrible for me. I have started to have Bile duct spasms, a cough, dry mouth, restless legs double from my normal. This has made my ME/CFS even worse. Hopefully I can get my doc. to put me back on the Norco I can't make it with this horrid drug.

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Comment from: timothy neil 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: May 25

i have a plate in my neck and this drug is the only thing that keeps the pain away...I take 100 to 300mg daily as needed, often none at all...anymore than 100mg and your staying home for the day. It takes about 2 hours to become fully active so I will lay on ice bags, it has been very effective. I have been using taking it for 2 years with no signs or feeling of addiction and it is a very strong narcotic.The drug does not make me drowsy rather the opposite. I sleep for short periods rather than normal hours but that may have more to do with the pain and getting comfortable. The biggest drawback to using this medication is the price......about $8 per 100 mg.

Comment from: birdface 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 17

Hallucinations, near death experience, confusion, uncontrolled movements and jerking

Comment from: 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: November 19

I was switch from Norco to Nucynta mainly because doctors are trying to decrease opioid use. It has been terrible for me. I have started to have Bile duct spasms, a cough, dry mouth, restless legs double from my normal. This has made my ME/CFS even worse. Hopefully I can get my doc. to put me back on the Norco I can't make it with this horrid drug.

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Comment from: Katznhat 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: September 11

I've been taking Nucynta,100 mg,ER,1 tab every 12 hours,for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy-Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome of entire right leg

Comment from: timothy neil 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: May 25

i have a plate in my neck and this drug is the only thing that keeps the pain away...I take 100 to 300mg daily as needed, often none at all...anymore than 100mg and your staying home for the day. It takes about 2 hours to become fully active so I will lay on ice bags, it has been very effective. I have been using taking it for 2 years with no signs or feeling of addiction and it is a very strong narcotic.The drug does not make me drowsy rather the opposite. I sleep for short periods rather than normal hours but that may have more to do with the pain and getting comfortable. The biggest drawback to using this medication is the price......about $8 per 100 mg.

Comment from: birdface 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 17

Hallucinations, near death experience, confusion, uncontrolled movements and jerking

Comment from: 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: November 19

I was switch from Norco to Nucynta mainly because doctors are trying to decrease opioid use. It has been terrible for me. I have started to have Bile duct spasms, a cough, dry mouth, restless legs double from my normal. This has made my ME/CFS even worse. Hopefully I can get my doc. to put me back on the Norco I can't make it with this horrid drug.

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Comment from: Katznhat 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: September 11

I've been taking Nucynta,100 mg,ER,1 tab every 12 hours,for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy-Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome of entire right leg

Comment from: 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: August 14

After a month of use, 100mg., it like other pain meds caused my feet and legs to swell and made my breathing labored. It took 2 days for my body to eliminate all the water and swelling.

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