Also known as: Dazidox, Endocodone, ETH-Oxydose, M-Oxy, Oxecta, OxyContin, Oxydose, Oxyfast, OxyIR, Percolone, Roxicodone, Roxicodone Intensol
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Reviews for Oxycodone to treat Pain
Review by mlmel:
oxycodone: I have 2 herniated discs and a pinched sciatic nerve in my lower back. My doctor put me on oxycodone 15mg 3x a day. It works wonders, I have had back pain most of my life. I can actually do the things that were hard for me to do before. I don't feel addicted to them either. There are some days I don't have to take them at all and then I have those other days where I can't move. Great drug.
14 users found this comment helpful.
OxyContin (oxycodone): I played football in college and took a severe hit in the back. I now have 4 bulging discs, and 2 deteriorating discs in my spine. The doctors gave me Oxycontin right away knowing the pain I was in. That was 4 years ago and today I take (2)80mg, (1)40mg, and (8)Percocets 10/325's daily. Last summer I was able to run a 5K race. Oxycontin has given me back what was stolen from me in college. I am 90% pain free, and have no regrets about being on this drug. I can't recall ever having any side effects.
164 users found this comment helpful.
OxyContin (oxycodone): I lived in torture for years after back and neck surgery failed. Like a fool I refused to take narcotic medicine until I started studying their intrinsic effects on people. For the past 4 yrs I've been taking Oxycontin, now 320 mgs/day, and I can only thank God for these little green miracles. I've never felt "high" on them. I take them to function, PERIOD.
203 users found this comment helpful.
oxycodone: My doctor had to cut into my jawbones to extract my wisdom teeth that hadn't come in yet to ease the pain in my mouth. He put me on the oxycodone 10/650mg. They work wonders. While I was taking them I didn't even care if my mouth hurt. Then I got real bad migraines and the doctor thought they was caused by the pain pills. He switched me to something else and now I am still in pain. All in all I say oxycodone was excellent.
OxyContin (oxycodone): I have scoliosis that causes sereve pain, my spine is S shaped. its a pretty severe curve. Anyway been to a number of doctors, finally got a PM doc that prescibed a number of pain meds that did not work, I almost gave up until he prescribed oxycontin. What a relief, now we have to adjust the dosage a bit but finally got it perfect, I take 4 40mg pills a day and been on that same dose for about a year and it is still working great, I am not building a tolerance to it at all.
67 users found this comment helpful.
OxyContin (oxycodone): Pain went away within 5 minutes. You become veryyyyyy relaxed and want to sleep. That could be the mono and surgery talkin to. Mild halucinations when you close your eyes and VERY VIVID dreams.
106 users found this comment helpful.
OxyContin (oxycodone): For years I suffered from severe back pain and despite medical records from specialists I was treated like a street level drug abuser by at least 20 different doctors. I was past the end of my rope. Two years ago I found a doctor who had compassion and put me on Oxycontin and now I actually have a very productive life!
392 users found this comment helpful.
oxycodone: I broke my nose pretty badly and hurt the entire right side of my face falling down a flight of stairs. After a few days of just ibuprofen I gave in and took oxycodone. Now that this helps me with the pain I have finally been able to sleep.
OxyContin (oxycodone): Ahhhh, the dreaded drug...no matter what you call it, by whatever media-scare tactic out there, what isn't trumpeted are the success stories....why is that? Does something have to be "Negative" to garner press? And if so, why is that?
My story: Two brain surgeries. Manmouth amounts of pain. I tried everything -- nothing lasted like this drug. It has allowed me to go back to work, to live my life, to be a father to my children. Screw the strange looks @the pharmacy...I'm alive!
667 users found this comment helpful.
oxycodone: I've had two rotator cuff surgerys and elbow surgery. I've tried different pain medicines. Oxcodone(roxicet) has been a blessing in pain relief. I am still active in sports and weightlifting at 50 this medicine makes life alot more bearable.
11 users found this comment helpful.
OxyContin (oxycodone): I was on Oxycodone 5/325 for about two years and my Doctor switched me to 3 20 MG OC's a day. i have been taking them for about 6 months now and I feel like a new person. i have Chronoc Nerological lower back pain. This drug has changed my life. i am able to roll around the floor with my kids again and do many things I could not do in the past. Great drug, but very addicting. If you take this med, take it exactlt as the Doctor advises. best pain Med out there. I have been through them al
287 users found this comment helpful.
oxycodone: I take the ER form of the drug and percocet for the break through pain. I have inoperable arthritis in my neck. After two operations it has been decided that it won't kill me, but I will die with it. I rotate various drugs to avoid the dependancy and tolerance problems. I go to a medical school pain clinic and the care has been a life saver. I would strongly recommend anybody with chronic pain to go to a pain clinic. There is a lot of procedures that the average MD is just not aware of.
22 users found this comment helpful.
oxycodone: I've been using the immediate release form of Oxycodone for many years frequently in combination with codeine for chronic back pain. For me the combination is more effective than either alone. I try to take the minimum dose necessary to control my pain, which for me is about 5 to 10 mg Oxy plus 60 mg codeine 3 or 4 times a day, depending on my level of physical activity. As mentioned by others, tolerance and dependence or addiction (btw, not the same thing) are the main problems.
14 users found this comment helpful.
oxycodone: Quick-acting relief from all sorts of pain, esp. after hip replacement and (more recent) double hernia surgery. Only complaint is that it interferes with normal bowel function, requiring occasional stool softener and cathartic.
15 users found this comment helpful.
oxycodone: This is serious stuff - Great for pain but I really wonder if it's worth it given that it is so addictive. When you begin to 'step down' you feel like you have the flu until you take your next 'fix'. A very slow withdrawal is mandatory. What a conundrum, great for pain but eventually you have to pay the piper.
45 users found this comment helpful.
OxyContin (oxycodone): I was recently prescribed this medication and it has worked wonders for my pain. The only drawback is that many pharmacy's in my area aren't carrying it because of its negative press, and I felt like I was being treated like I was a drug addict at each pharmacy I went too. Oh well.
331 users found this comment helpful.
oxycodone: It helped with pain, because I didn't care if I still hurt. It also interfered with my sleep if I took it before bedtime. It made my mind race and I found it hard to sleep. Weird dreams, too. During the day it is fine, but not if you need to think clearly. Take the pill and take the day off.
15 users found this comment helpful.
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