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Reviews for Percocet to treat Pain
Review by tailbone:
Tailbone injury, quite severe pain. Percocet is working wonders. Stopped taking Percocet 1 month after the injury, a very painful experience. Continuing the medication until I get into physiotherapy. Doctor says physio should help with the pain. I plan on stopping the Percocet once the pain becomes bearable to live with.
I have several chronic back conditions, herniated disc, moderate spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease and kyphosis. I have been taking 5/325 mg Percocet 3-4 tabs daily for almost 2 years now. It relieves probably 80 % of my pain and allows me to function. Most of the itching, sweating, nausea, etc. disappears after about a month or so of use. As most people noted, take the minimum strength needed to relieve your pain, and take only as directed. At 61, I'll probably be on these the rest of my life, but at least I can function. I have found Percocet to work better than even Morphine, at least in my case. Highly recommended for chronic pain.
I have severe back pain and leg pain associated with sciatica. The MRI indicates a central and left herniated disk between L5-S1 and annular disc bulging at the L4-L5 level. I tried every over the counter pain medication and Tramadol which did nothing. The pain in my back, left buttocks, left calf was debilitating. I could not put a pair of socks on let alone do any normal activity. My doctor then prescribed percocet and I have to say this drug is a God send. It actually has given me my LIFE back! I never get a 'high'- there is no feeling of euphoria- what I do get is RELIEF of my pain so that I can actually work, play and live. Side effects: constipation I eat bran cereal twice a day-gone. I get insomnia at night so I take smaller amounts.
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I just has Distal bicep surgery, extremely painful. The injury that lead up to surgery was painful. Doctor put me on Percocet 5/325 then my surgeon gave me Vicodin after the repair, well this did nothing. Went back to the Percocet, pain gone within 20-30 minutes. Now we are post-op 7 days pain pretty intense after cast and staples removed 1 tab every 8 works great for me.
I have rods in my back and I have been on these for a year and now they aren't working anymore. But these with Duragesic patches work the best for back pain. I'm on four Percocet a day and 75mcg of Duragesic every three days.
I started using Percocet approximately nine months ago & for the first time in many years I was relatively pain free & could function again. I had no side effects, was alert and never groggy. My dosage was gradually increased from 5/325 to 10. (23 years ago I ruptured a disk at C4/C5 causing debilitating occipital headaches and neck pain. I now have chronic cervical & lumbar pain due to degenerative disk disease & other issues.) The only problem I found with Percocet was that it would work for about 1-2 hours and then the pain would return with four hours before my next dosage. Last week I was switched to 10 mg. Opana and once it got in my system, I can go for at least 4 hours relatively pain free. Still need a long lasting medication.
I have had bad back pain for decades L4/sciatic issue with bilateral neuropathy. Percocet takes the edge off the pain so that I remain a functioning member of society. I alternate with Vicodin every 4th month or so that way I do not increase the dosage. sounds strange but it works for me!
For nerve injury I was taking Lyrica and Vicodin - the only combination that helped (after much trial and error). Then I had ended up with surgery (ovary removal) and Dr prescribed Percocet 5-325. It is a wonder medicine. The first day slightly nauseous, but that quickly went away. I now prefer the Percocet; doesn't make me as sleepy as Vicodin. I break pills in half, spreading it throughout the day to just dial down the pain enough for me to be cheerful and productive but not zoned out. I gave it a 9 out of 10 because it does cause constipation (take Colace OTC).
I have gallstones and nothing took my attacks away not naproxen, a heating pad, Tylenol 3. Nothing until I tried Percocet which is so effective for people who suffer from biliary colic and do not have insurance to get their gall bladder removed. Once, I didn't have a Percocet and was rushed to the ER and I was given Dilaudid which made me so high and took my pain away because I was high. Percocet is just right thanks Percocet I love you.
I have tried several medications for my peripheral neuropathy and Percocet is the only thing that has helped. It has been a life saver. While I do still have pain it has greatly reduced the pain and given me my life back. Not only has it helped me with my pain but as I've seen others say it has also done wonders for my mood. It has also made it possible for me to get some sleep at night without waking constantly in pain. Most of the other medications I have tried have had really bad side effects and I have none with the Percocet except some mild drowsiness but nothing severe and that is actually a good thing when I need help sleeping at night.
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I have Epididimitis- the doctor put me on Percocet 5/325 1 tablet every 6 hrs. If you have ever had this kind of pain it hurts. Percocet didn't help. I have an upcoming knee surgery in December and my surgeon usually prescribes Percocet. I have taken Lortab for months for my knee and its effectiveness has worn out.
I have bladder cancer and after many BCG treatments the pain had gotten almost unbearable to the point where I was going to quit the treatments. My doctor gave me Prosed DS and Percocet to ease the pain. I am taking 5/325. The pain has been reduced to being very livable with. Thank goodness for this wonderful medicine. I will take it for about 3 days and then will go to Tylenol and the Prosed Ds if still needed.
I am currently being treated for lower back pain. I am prescribed up to 4, 5 mg a day of this medicine but only need to take 2 of them a day. Until my doctor put me on this I could not get off the couch or do much around my house. Now, I can move and with physical therapy, I hope to zap this pain. It works great but does cause me to itch so I take a Benadryl with it and it does make me a little foggy. If I don't eat I do get somewhat nauseated too.
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Arthritis - A true wonder drug. I've been using it for 10 years and it has allowed me to function an an optimum level. But the doctors are so wary and suspicious. I get only 40 pills for 3 months and suffer on days I cannot take it. I believe in relieving pain, and this narcotic drug will do it. Nothing else matches it.
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I have herniated discs in my lower back from a fall. I generally don't like taking narcotic pain killers, but it gets to a certain point where I would take anything to make the pain stop. That's when I take one 5/325 Percocet. It takes 90% of my pain away when I take it with Motrin. I've tried every non narcotic pain reliever and had no results. I tried Ultram with high hopes but it didn't help. It's a shame that because of abuse this medication is so frowned upon (and hard to get even if you really need it). It's so helpful for me and gets me through days that I would otherwise spend crying or in bed. The only downside is if I have to take it a couple days in a row I get constipated. I have no dizziness, high feeling or nausea.
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I am 73. I could not exercise due to arthritis pain. I was advised to have my knee replaced but was not willing because of many other medical problems. I was fearful of further strain on my body.
Percocet (5/325) allowed me to return to swimming laps 30-40 minutes a day and to walk 30-40 minutes a day. I only take it before exercising. It is wonderful. My strength has increased and my arthritis is better. My knee has stabilized to some extent.
31 users found this comment helpful.
Taken for lower back pain - sciatica... 5/325's and finding relief at by spreading it throughout the day, but side effects are bad for me (pretty serious dizziness, even some hallucinations).
I've never been prescribed it before - pain relief is good, but have side effects. Starting physical therapy which might help in long run.
I take this for the bad days of my chronic pain syndrome that my doctor won't give an official diagnosis, but basically the symptoms are like those of fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndromes. We've ruled out everything else! Anyway, I also take it for migraines, as I unfortunately don't tolerate the typical medicines for those. As long as I really moderate how much and how often I take it, the pain is much more tolerable. Not gone, but much better than it would otherwise be without it! The downside to this drug (like all of the other opiates) is that I've built a tolerance to it over the years. Fortunately have never become physically dependent on it! I find that it is better for me than Vicodin or Darvocet because it has less gastrointestinal side effects.
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I had oral surgery and was prescribed Demerol which made me feel sick not to mention I could still feel the pain somewhat. I.called the doctor who then prescribed Percocet 10/325. Not only did it knock out the pain completely but the side effects were practically non existent. Just a little sweating and and kind of a warm feeling but I could function like normally. I didn't feel out of it like the Demerol made me feel. All I can say is it worked perfectly for me.
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