User Reviews for Oxycodone
Also known as: Dazidox, Endocodone, ETH-Oxydose, M-Oxy, Oxaydo, Oxecta, OxyContin, Oxydose, Oxyfast, OxyIR, Percolone, Roxicodone, Roxicodone Intensol
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Reviews for Oxycodone to treat Pain
OxyContin (oxycodone): "An excellent pain reliever. I did experience a few side effects though. I became irritable and would sometimes hear sounds I wasn't sure of. This drug has a high risk of dependency, but it can be controlled. To me, the side effects are worth it due to the great pain relief it provides."
BruceDBriley December 5, 2009
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"This medicine works great! I'm only 20 years old, have torn my acl in my right knee 2 times, and had to have rods and pins put in my knee cap when I was 16, since then I've had 3 surgeries on it and when I turned 18, my doctor told me about oxycodone. Since I've been 18, and now 20, I've been taking Percocet, at first I was on 15mg 3 times a day, just recently he bumped me up to 30mg 3 times a day. The pain nearly goes away for 2 hours at a time. My doctor told me they would work for 6-8 hours at a time, that is not true and if I don't take them for a day I experience withdrawals. I feel guilty for taking them because I am so young, and everybody gives me a hard time for it, but the pain is not tolerable without them. It's true it really works!"
Anonymous December 3, 2009
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"I am a disabled veteran with severe headaches due to trauma from a combat injury. Thankfully I am able to live a fully functional life because of this drug. You'd think people, especially doctors, would be more sympathetic to our returning veterans. I have a steady job, a wonderful wife, and still when I was first being seen by doctors, they treated me like I was some pill-seeking addict. Thankfully, I was able to get into a pain management program at the VA and have a wonderful, understanding doctor. I take 5mg Oxycodone 4 times a day, and it has changed my life. It amazes me how paranoid medical professionals have become."
NavyGuy December 3, 2009
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"Have had moderate to severe pain for over 10 years. Percocet was the first to even touch my pain, then had to be switched to Oxycontin, when the withdrawal was too much. Oxycontin didn't last 12 hours, took it every 8 and still experienced withdrawal symptoms and breakthrough pain. Finally switching to Hydromorph contin. Much better, now I have no withdrawals ever."
Anonymous November 26, 2009
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OxyContin (oxycodone): "I have severe chest pain from my esophagus and my doctor gave me 60 pills of Oxycontin 40mg and 10/500 Percocet. The Oxycontin was for major episodes and the Percocet was too take 4 times a day."
klk1900 November 22, 2009
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OxyContin (oxycodone): "As a medical doctor with a practice specializing in the management of acute and chronic pain I find, from experience, that this medicine has sufficient pain relieving attributes but in return comes with a high risk of dependency."
RSaylorMD November 8, 2009
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"I have osteoarthritis in my hands and back. My knuckles have gotten so big I've had to cut off my wedding band. My job requires me to be on a computer key board 6 1/2 out of 8 hours a day. Without this I may not be working!"
jeets November 6, 2009
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OxyContin (oxycodone): "I suffer from degenerative disc disease. For years I was unable to live a normal functioning life. My Doc had me taking 4/10mg Norcos & 4/30mg Morphine pills daily. While they gave me some relief, I was still in a great deal of pain and felt like I was taking pills all the time. I spoke to my Doc about my continuing pain and the constant pill popping with minimal relief. She told me about Oxycontin. She said that she didn't normally prescribe it and only had one other patient on it but, I could try it to see if it gave me any better relief. I take 3/40mg Oxycontins daily now and the difference in my life is amazing. I hate the way people treat me when they learn that I am taking Oxy. It works wonders so get off our backs."
charliann November 3, 2009
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"It is our RIGHT to have medication available for our use. My advice is to use correctly. After several years of increasing my own doses to 20/day (7.5/200 vicoprofin). I decided to quit or die of an O.D. So I went to a specialist who deals with detox using Suboxone or Subutux. Either one will help if you are worried about withdrawals."
Anonymous October 25, 2009
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"Awesome for pain. Withdrawal is disgusting. The worst stomach flu you have ever had times 10 plus depression. If you only plan on taking it for a couple of days great. For long term NOT GOOD! Please be careful very very addicting."
Anonymous October 20, 2009
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"I've been taking oxycodone 5mg x6 daily for about a year now for fibromyalgia and back pain and it works wonders. Without it my day to day would be impossible. I have a small child to look after and taking this medication has given me the ability to live and function normally. My average pain level is 4, without medicines it would easily be 8 or 9 maybe even reach 10. Wonderful drug, DO NOT take if you are easily addicted to things, if so this drug to do a lot of damage. Please be careful."
Anonymous October 14, 2009
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"Had an accident in 2004. Had disc replacement in neck, and rotator tear left arm. Been on every medicine that's out there and nothing works. Until now. It's been a blessing to not hurt all day and move around without the pain all day."
sandyluciano October 13, 2009
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OxyContin (oxycodone): "I am 58 yrs old. In my teens and early 20s I played sports and have had numerous spine injury's. So far I have had 5 spine surgery, Radiation for cancer. I have lived with constant pain that is unbelievable. My quality of life was poor to say the least although I have be very active in hunting and fishing sports despite the pain. This drug is a life saver, any and every drug can be misused, the government has the Doctor community afraid of their own shadows on this drug, but properly used for folks like me it has no equal. My quality of life without this drug would be zero, side effects are there but manageable. If you are living with severe pain, seek out a Doctor that with prescribe this drug for you, and monitor you for the side effects."
budss101 October 12, 2009
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"I am a 3 yr Breast Cancer Survivor and I got severe nerve damage from the waist down from the chemotherapy. I was to the point of taking two 10/500 Vicodins up to 3 to 4 times a day. I am now on 10/650 Oxycodone and it's wonderful! I am a hairdresser and without this drug I could not walk. During chemo I was on the liquid oxy and it works in about 15 minutes. The pills take about 1/2 hour to 45 min. Great Drug!"
Pink Diva October 10, 2009
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Roxicodone (oxycodone): "This medicine has worked wonders on my chronic back pain. I have tried everything from Tramadol to Opana ER and for the price Roxicodone 30mg tops them all if taken as prescribed, and at the same time each day. The only downfall is that you must take the pills more frequently than say MS Contin or Oxycontin where you only need them every 12 hours. However that was my main problem with the Opana, Oxycontin, Etc., they didn't seem to last the full 12 hours as advertised. I was lucky if I got a good 8 hours from them."
Anonymous October 3, 2009
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OxyContin (oxycodone): "I have chronic severe back pain from an injury at work. Fractured my T12 and messed up my lower back and a pinched nerve. I have been through Physical therapy, nerve blocks. I am now on Oxycontin 10 mg 3 x's a day, Vicodin 5/500 for break through pain (I take about 4 in 24 hours), Neurontin 300mg 3 times a day and Paxil for depression. Before being placed on all of the above my pain level was at 8-9. Now my pain level is 6-7 except if it rains or is cold then it's a 9. I'm still unable to do anything. Pain increases with any activity despite the medicines, plus I feel faint when I stand up, brain is foggy, poor memory. Hear common noises that I mistake for something else like singing or talking."
Dee5460 September 30, 2009
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OxyContin (oxycodone): "I am so very pleased to read all of these reviews. I have been on Oxycontin for just over a year. After one cervical and two lumbar fusions my ortho doctor refused to prescribe anything stronger than Percocet. He referred me to the pain clinic and I am so very lucky to have a knowledgeable doctor. Oprah had a show on prescription drug addicts today (my family all have issues with this medication). I would like to see someone brave enough to stand up for all of us in chronic pain that HAVE to take this medication to simply function. I take 60mg 2x's a day and have felt guilty that is until I happened upon these postings. Now I feel like I can ask my doctor to up my dose one more time so that I can get the full benefit of the medicine."
JVKTN September 29, 2009
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