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Talwin Nx

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Comment from: 55-64 on Treatment for 5-10 years (Patient) Published: October 04

I have sciatic nerve damage and Talwin NX goes straight to the area that hurts and does not make me dizzy or leave me with any side effects.

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Comment from: 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: October 26

I've been dependent on opiates (oxycodone, hydrocodone, methadone) for pain management for 9 years (bulging disks/severe muscle spasms/pinched nerve). During the past year my daily dosage increased 8 to 10 pills a day (10mg percocet or lortab)--these medicines alleviated my pain and allowed me to continue working a seven-day a week schedule...but my thinking was always cloudy and I was crabby and just always felt like I was poisoned...slowly dying. Even worse that I was always running out and no matter how much pain I was experiencing, some doctor or nurse made me feel worse with snide comments which made me feel like a junkie...hell, even though I WAS in chronic pain and required these meds, I STILL felt like a junkie. Anyway, I voiced my concerns to my doctor and he prescribed me Talwin NX. AMAZING! It totally wipes out my pain...to a point that I fear I will hurt myself in the gym as I can't feel any pain when doing ab exercises (with oxy- and hydro- I could still pinpoint the origin of the pain)...I went from a slight limp to speed walking and jumping in and out of my lifted ford truck. Side effects are minimal...in fact, I can't really notice anything different except MAYBE a tad bit of increased alertness, a slight 'speed' effect...but my body does not CRAVE the medicine...I do not feel like crap when the effects of the medicine dimimish (in fact, I only feel dulled pain in the usual spots)...I've only been taking Talwin for one week, but I'm so excited about it that I'm sitting here at 530am writing about it... Ironically, before I started typing this (about 15 min ago), I was hurting pretty bad and unable to walk without stabbing debilitating pain in my hip and lower back (my usual morning routine), and my neck, back and hip throbbed as I sat...and now I'm barely feeling any pain...it only takes 15 minutes for one pill to start working and the effects seem to last 3 to 8 hours... I'm 36 yr old and male...and I'm very grateful for this medicine.

Related Reading: oxycodone | hydrocodone | pain management

Comment from: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: January 01

I took this medication after massive rotator cuff repair surgery. I found this to be a very effective medication to relieve residual pain and discomfort. I experienced dry mouth and a mild feeling of ichiness in my face. Otherwise I had no other side effects. I felt overall it was a very effective pain medication.

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Comment from: mollie6458, 45-54 on Treatment for 10+ years (Patient) Published: July 03

For cronic pain management; I have been taking Talwin NX for 10++ yrs for Lupus(SLE), fibromyalgia, RA & other cronic autoimmune disorders. In the beginning all I could think about was finding a way to lessen the pain. It was controlling my life. My Dr. tried many different meds before discovering Talwin to be the best to help manage my pain. The 1st week I felt a bit nervous and a little shakey but soon the side effects subsided. I'm glad I stayed with Talwin because I believe I found the best relief for myself under some of the most horrible conditions possible and wouldn't change it for anything. God Bless you all and thank you for reading my post.

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Comment from: 45-54 on Treatment for 2-5 years (Patient) Published: February 17

I did not become dependent on this medication even though I am a high risk patient. I can stop taking Talwin NX and not experience any withdrawel symptoms. It truely helps me without making me "high".

Comment from: Andrea, 35-44 on Treatment for 2-5 years (Patient) Published: July 12

I have three herniated discs from an accident 4 years ago. From the ER they gave me a scrip for 60 Hydrocodone, which I quickly went through. When I saw my family Dr. he refilled the prescription for 60 Hydrocodone with 2 refills. The next thing I knew I was physically dependent on Hydrocodone. I told him I felt that I was physically dependent on the Hydrocodone and he switched me to Talwin NX. Now I see my chiropractor once a week and take Celebrex and Talwin NX. This works very well to manage the pain. In the beginning I felt a little "woozy" when taking Talwin, but the side effects were gone after the first two weeks. I have never felt sleepy on Talwin NX unless I have taken the doses too closely together. I am glad this medication exists.

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Comment from: Debbie, 45-54 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: July 28

I have chronic neck and back pain, have been on many differant meds over the last seven years. This one I have been on for six weeks, and I feel like I have my life back... it's easier to function. I don't feel over or under medicated. It's a God send!

Comment from: Renette1980, 25-34 on Treatment for 2-5 years (Patient) Published: June 27

This medication has worked wonders for my pain and I would recomend it insead of pain medication like Loratabs or other harsher medications. It controls pain with out the jitters like other medications.

Comment from: Root, on Treatment for 10+ years (Patient) Published: December 03

I have been taking this medication since 1993. I started out taking a half pill. Now I have to take 1 1/2 to get relief. It's a great long-term medication if you want something that u don't build up a tolerance to very fast. I HIGHLY recommend this medication for anyone that cant afford to b a zombie while taking pain medication! :-)

Comment from: [email protected], 65-74 on Treatment for 10+ years (Patient) Published: October 10

This medication has kept my pain in control; I am 71 Hav used it for years prescribed onyby doctor. I have no side effects but I have only taken 1/2 pill when needed and it helps. I have severe back pain from hip to hip and a split rotor cuff. My only problem is that many pain management doctors will want to put some dvice in you body for a morphine but refuse to listen to a patient when they explain that this product talwin nx works better. I am 71 I still work 8 hr days 5 dys week for a c/s company...doctors need to listen and not just tell you and act like they know you better than you know yourself...did they evedr have severe reactions to codene, darvon, darvaset and the worst of all percodan which really is a horrible horrilbe pain reliver...do doctors ever stop to think that this talwin nx if not abused can help a person work live a normal life...I personaly double it. thank you for listening...pain management doctors do not listen...

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Comment from: Momofthree3, 25-34 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: August 19

I was given this medication for pain in my back. I went home, and took the medication an hour before bedtime. As soon as it hit me, I had nausea, and my heart rate became elevated. I was on tramadol about two weeks before this medication. The tramadol was mild compared this drug, but effective for my pain. I ended up at the ER with a heart rate of 160, and the doctor accused me of having opiate withdrawal, even though I was not on any other opiates for weeks before this and I had no addictions to opiates. I requested non-narcatic drugs, which is why my doctor gave me the tramadol in the first place. I also started having hallucinations after the doctor gave me ativan on top of this drug to slow my heart rate. I was diagnosed with Supraventricular tachycardia years ago, and I've had a fast heart rate with other drugs like benadryl. I don't recommend this medication if you have heart problems(I also have a mitral valve prolapse).

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Comment from: 45-54 on Treatment for 2-5 years (Patient) Published: October 04

I take the generic form (PENTAZOCINE-NALOXONE TABLET)I have Fibromyalgia that painful little disease that many doctors do not recognize. I moved to GA around 3 yrs ago. I saw many of those types of doctors. Luckily my last Pain Management Physician was able to refer me to a Doctor in a nearby town. I travel 132 miles round trip to him monthly. At the point of seeing him I was in real bad pain. I discussed with him, of being ready for a narcotic or something stronger . But I don't want the possibility of becoming addict. I grew up with an alcoholic parent. At the end of our consultation he prescribed Talwin NX generic. He said that my history was one that I could be prone to addiction. He also said that I would build up an addiction to this medication because it will be taken for a long period. A body addition not a mental craving. This medication has helped me I take a steady 1 to 2 every 4 hours. It is more rare now to take 2. I know it is masking the pain and it does not mess with my head. I can get into major pain at times. It passes, I think easier because I have a steady level in my system. Super happy that I am not taking a Hydrocodone type drugs after a couple days I would feel very sick. The worse thing about taken PENTAZOCINE-NALOXONE TABLET is that the taste is horrible. I start gagging if it touches my tongue. I have a certain drinking bottle. I put the pill on my lips then push the bottle water to send the pill straight back to my throat. Bad Bad Bad tasting pill.

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Comment from: pegscats, 45-54 on Treatment for 10+ years (Patient) Published: July 06

I've been taking this for about 15 years as I have issues with eating when it food reaches a certain point of my colon I just double over. without it I would not eat healthy. I can do my daily work and live life normal. I have gone from half a pill when I eat to 1.5 at this time but it is better than feeling stoned for hours on other medications.

Comment from: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 10+ years (Patient) Published: January 07

I've been useing talwin for 23 years for broken femur and pelvis damage and various knee problems. I have been a believer in Talwin for a lot of years. Works great.

Comment from: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 2-5 years Published: May 02

I have had cronic pain fro several years of my life and bein a Cert. Nurse Prac. I have used several pain medications, with little or now effectiveness. I would strongly recomend this medication to anyone in serious pain abdominal put it more plainly.

Comment from: on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: February 05

just a bit of sweating and dizzy feeling at times

Comment from: flowerchild, 55-64 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: June 24

recently had 2 surgeries for BC , and as hydrocodone makes me feel ill , my doc recommended Talwin or Pentazocin . I was sad that my former favorite pain drug Darvocet is apparently no longer on the market. it works quite well for the pain & I don't feel out of it or tired. I have the generic form & the pill is really bitter if I don't swallow with the first swig of water.

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Comment from: calvinswoman, 45-54 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: June 04

This medicine really helps the pain,it doesn't matter what kind of pain you have.I can even take it at night,it doesn't keep me up like other medicines do such as Lortab and Norco(both are hydrocodone).I asked my doctor if I could try it,he told me absolutely not to take it with Lortab because it has the same ingredients.

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Comment from: DeeG, 45-54 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: July 21

Talwin has helped some with my pain. Much better than Tramadol. I have fibromyalgia, osteoarithitis, Bursitis in my hip, sciatic nerve damage, and a recent fall causing some nasty bruising from my hip down my thigh to my knee, from my elbow to my wrist, one on my cheek, a knot on my head. Very lucky nothing was not broken, but now I have to use a cane to walk. The Talwin has taken the edge off the pain, but not taken the pain totally away. It is really hard to swallow because it is very bitter, overall it is not so bad. At first it did make me nauseous, but that is getting better now. Maybe the pain will better also! Maybe life will get better! Wouldn't that be wonderful!

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Comment from: faye, 75 or over on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: June 27

pain from complete knee replacement

Comment from: Elizabeth, 55-64 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: April 25

This medication has never worked. I couldn't tell I had taken anything for pain. I have been on it for a week and a half and I can barely move. It does nothing for my pain. I will be calling my doctor tomorrow to change. I just don't understand why it doesn't work on me.

Comment from: 65-74 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: January 14

I take this medication for migraines & neck pain - works great !

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Comment from: ittybitty, 55-64 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: March 06

medication works wonders, however not real long lasting.

Comment from: 45-54 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: August 07

I have chronic pain in my lower back due to arthritis, sciatica and two ruptured discs. Also have knee pain due to deterioration and arthritis. Have tried many other pain relievers but had terrible side effects or they simply didn't work well. My doctor prescribed Talwin NX and it has been a miracle worker. I am able to function normally and work a full time, physically active job. Most of the time I take it every 6 hours and occasionally need it every 4 hours. But I am so pleased with the results. I have many med allergies, especially to codeine based meds. I have no side effects from Talwin.

Related Reading: chronic pain | arthritis | sciatica

Comment from: 25-34 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: March 10

I don't know if it eased the pain because of the severe hallucinations I had after taking the first dose. I received the prescription mid-morning and had to be rushed to the hospital emergency room shortly after the first dose..

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Medically speaking, the term "myalgia" refers to what type of pain? See Answer
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Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

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