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Percocet (acetaminophen / oxycodone) for Pain: Am 48 yo woman. Have Fibromyalgia, Myofacial Pain Syndrome, Diabetes, Neuropathy, 4 joint surgeries (tendon reconstructions on both elbows, and two surgeries on left ankle for complete rupture of Brevis tendon, recent fractured L2 vertebrae, and degenerative arthritis in fracture area and neck. Also lost my father and daughter both in the past 24 months.
On Vicodin for daily pain and 10/325 Percocet for flare-ups. Tried morphine with terrible side effects so had to quit.
For really rough days the Percocet works well. I take with 4mg Zofran. Lifts depression because people feel less depressed when pain is relieved! May also work due to other reasons.
Always take on empty stomach because when I take with food I get less effect.
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Percocet (acetaminophen / oxycodone) for Pain: I had been prescribed Percocet after 2 failed back surgeries. I now have permanent nerve damage in sciatica and right leg. I found it to be the only thing that worked for me. My primary doctor prescribed for me for about 6 months and then released me from the practice because she felt that she couldn't prescribe for someone with chronic pain. I had to stop taking them immediately as I haven't been able to get another doctor. The withdrawal was noticeable but only lasted about a day. Both doctors referred me to Pain Management but my insurance doesn't cover it. I have been to 2 doctors that have turned me away because my case is "too complicated" and I now I have to live with NO quality of life. Percocet to me was what made me normal.
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Percocet (acetaminophen / oxycodone) for Pain: I have cervical stenosis. I can live with the varying levels of pain and discomfort through the day as long as I'm able to move around and change positions. But lying down in bed and trying to sleep was a serious problem for me. I couldn't fall asleep until I was really exhausted and even then I was wakened after an hour or less by pain.
My doctor prescribed Percocet 5/325. The full tablet was a bit strong but it did the trick. I fell asleep after ten minutes and slept for six straight hours. I then split the tablets and take one ten minutes before lying down. That gets me to sleep and I sleep for about four hours. When I wake up (usually in pain) I take the other half and I'm good for the day. That's been my regimen for two years.
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Percocet (acetaminophen / oxycodone) for Pain: I am a 51 yr old male with cervical degenerative disc disease. I've been on 10 mg Norco for approximately 3.5 years but recently my Doctor changed me to 7.5 mg Percocet because I've become tolerant to the Norco. My pain level hovers around 4 or 5 constantly but the Percocet allows me to maintain. Thanks for this medicine.
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Percocet (acetaminophen / oxycodone) for Pain: I have been on Percocet 10 for a month and have had more good days than I was having on Lortab. I think Percocet is wonderful. I have had no side effects at all.
Percocet (acetaminophen / oxycodone) for Pain: I've dealt with "undiagnosed" pain for years. I've had test after test. All I know for sure is that I have severe cramping and diarrhea as well as joint pain. I have also suffered from anxiety and insomnia. Percocet seems to resolve all of my issues in one dose. Unfortunately, I can't get a doctor to take me seriously. The side effects seem to be limited to a warm flush and constipation, which in my case actually makes me regular.
Percocet (acetaminophen / oxycodone) for Pain: I just started taking Percocet today for a 2nd - 3rd degree burn I received on my leg during a fire. I couldn't walk since it happened a few days ago. Now I'm on 2 x 5-325 every four hours. I'm not high but now the pain is bearable. The Vicodin I was on didn't seem to do a thing but now I'm actually mobile. Gave my life a start.
Percocet (acetaminophen / oxycodone) for Pain: I have had knee surgery and a fairly severe tailbone injury. I also ride and train horses so I have lots of accidents/injuries on a regular basis. Percocet really does help for pain, however, like some said, it also alters your mood.
Percocet (acetaminophen / oxycodone) for Pain: I have herniated disc in my lower back L5, S1, arthritis starting in L3, L4 due to the disc, and pinched nerves from L5, S1. My pain specialist has put me on Percocet 10/325 to help with the pain. I have to say that it works great. Percocet is the only medicine that works well. I am also on morphine to help increase its effect. I would not be able to continue working without it. If they were to take it off the market I would not be able to work anymore. Thank you Percocet for all that you help me do, in my very active job of twisting and bending.
Percocet (acetaminophen / oxycodone) for Pain: 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.
Percocet (acetaminophen / oxycodone) for Pain: 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.
Percocet (acetaminophen / oxycodone) for 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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Percocet (acetaminophen / oxycodone) for Pain: 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.
Percocet (acetaminophen / oxycodone) for Pain: 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.
Percocet (acetaminophen / oxycodone) for Pain: 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.
Percocet (acetaminophen / oxycodone) for Pain: 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!
Percocet (acetaminophen / oxycodone) for Pain: 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).
Percocet (acetaminophen / oxycodone) for Pain: 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.
Percocet (acetaminophen / oxycodone) for Pain: 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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Percocet (acetaminophen / oxycodone) for Pain: 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.
Percocet (acetaminophen / oxycodone) for Pain: I had an accident falling off a fence and broke my ankle (minor) but shattered my wrist bad. Percocet is all that works, it takes all the pain away with no side effects.
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