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Nucynta (tapentadol) for Pain: I am taking 100 MG for break through pain. This is to relieve pain from diabetic neuropathy. It has helped me with some of the big problems. I am taking Cymbalta and that may be helping me not have some of the problems others are having. The Nucynta in my case takes the edge off and sometimes quietens the pain. My pain doctor had to write a prescription and a note to the insurance company.
Nucynta (tapentadol) for Pain: I had to have more than 11 abdominal surgery for various different reasons, most related to child birth and ruptured ectopic pregnancy. I developed hundreds of adhesion's all over my abdominal cavity. I went to many doctors, however, there is no treatment except for more surgery, which works for all of 6 months before the severe pain is back 3 fold. My pain was so intense and constant that I lost down to 90 pounds because eating alone was to painful. After wasting my time on other medicines and doctors, I finally got into pain management. My doctor gave my Nucynta 100mgs 4xs a day. It totally relieved my pain and I have over the past year gained up to 113 pounds. The pain is gone, I can eat, live a normal life, and be a mother and wife again.
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Nucynta (tapentadol) for Pain: I am a roofer and have fallen off of ladders and roofs. I've got pinched nerve in shoulder and muscle spasms in entire back daily. After trying Lortab, Percocet, Norcos, and a few other pain medicines my doctor gave me Nucynta 75mg. Finally after 7 years of agonizing pain I can actually function almost normally. It works very well. No buzz feeling just no pain.
Nucynta (tapentadol) for Pain: I have been on Nucynta for about 3 months now taking 100 mg every 4-6 hours. It helps the pain but not enough but works better then hydro or Percocet. Now the doctor is putting me on the ER100 mg 2x a day and the regular 100 mg ever 6 hours between until they can get me into surgery but at times through the day my pain is almost gone.
Nucynta (tapentadol) for Pain: Been taking Nucynta off and on for a couple weeks ... really hesitant to take any narcotic daily again. Feels more like it makes me mentally not care that I am in pain rather than actually relieve my pain. But, then again, I never really had any great amount of pain relief from any others either.
Nucynta (tapentadol) for Pain: I have suffered from back problems for almost 20 years and more recently, neck problems, osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia. In that time, I have taken about every pain medication known to man, just to have them either work slightly or not work at all. Nucynta is my God send. I am on 50 mg three times per day, although I try to keep it to one per day when my pain is at its worst so as not to form an addiction. The side effects aren't bad to me, comparatively speaking. I do get tired shortly after taking it, but then my pain disappears and I have energy to do things that need to be done. I have some itching as well, but I can handle some itching and drowsiness if it means I have some pain-free time every day! SO grateful.
Nucynta (tapentadol) for Pain: I've been on 50 mg 1-2 tabs every 6 hours. Started approximately two months ago. The first 4-5 weeks were great. No more pain but now suddenly, major side effects have kicked in. Migraine type headaches, rapid heartbeats, occasional anxiety attacks and definitely insominia (even with taking an Ambien). I'm beginning to wonder if the side effects will ever go away. Doctor says hang in there, everyone reacts differently, however my side effects seem to be getting worse instead of better. Haven't been able to get out of bed for the last 4 days. I don't understand why this is happening.
Nucynta (tapentadol) for Pain: Have been taking Nucynta for a few days. I was on Oxycontin with Oxycodone for break-through, but since the Oxycontin was changed in February to tamper-proof, it doesn't work very well anymore. When I take Nucynta, it makes me feel like a zombie, it only works for 3 hours for pain, when it is supposed to be 12 hours. I feel like I can't breathe, and get anxiety. It doesn't help me when waking in the morning from taking the night before like Oxy does. It seems everyone says to let it build up but it is hard since I can't get up in the morning to go to work. I will give it more time to see if it gets any better.
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Nucynta (tapentadol) for Pain: Been on this about a week now. I have not seen any relief. I am sweating a lot and feel ill. Do not know if it was something to do with this medicine. I started out on 50mg, Doctor has me taking 100 twice a day now, but still have the pain so we will see.
Nucynta (tapentadol) for Pain: I am allergic to codeine , hydrocodone and oxycodone. I have a very bad reaction to them all. This medicine being an opiate instead of a morphine base is much easier on me. If you have a reaction to codeine try this.
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Nucynta (tapentadol) for Pain: Well its 3:43 am on a Tuesday, that means I'm not sleeping as I should. Nucynta does take the pain away, Well when you first take it, (Low back disc problem with impingement). 4 hours later it feels much less strong. Good medicine overall maybe not as strong as some other medicines but it does work.
Nucynta (tapentadol) for Pain: After years on different pain medicies, I find this to be average at best so far. It seems to be another attempt to get doctors to stop prescribing Oxys, hydro, and other pain medicines that actually work.
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Nucynta (tapentadol) for Pain: I have a lot of pain issues. Mainly replaced C4 C5 disc then fused and C6 C7 disc replaced then fused and Fibro. I have a high tolerance for medication, my body adjusts very quickly and suddenly I am on the highest dose and then it doesn't work. Last month I weaned myself off of 160mg of Methadone a day in like 3 weeks. Anyway, Nucynta is new, it is my last hope. I am very scared about this because I am already on 100mg 3 times a day and sometimes I take an extra just to get through the day. I CAN'T afford this but I don't know what else to do. It does cause nausea and dizziness a little disoriented but those symptoms are fading.
Nucynta (tapentadol) for Pain: I was prescribed this by my Physiatrist as an option for my AVN, degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia and myofacial pain disorder. Many typical pain medicines overly sedate me, make me all nauseous that I'd prefer the pain, or make me itch. This medicine has helped with moderate pain if I only need to take two tablets max a day, anymore than that, comes the itching and nausea.
Nucynta (tapentadol) for Pain: I'm 17 years old and I have Suttons Disease 2 and my doctor told me to take Nucynta 4 times a day. Well I can only take it once a day because it is very strong. It did relieve my pain but I'm having VERY bad anxiety and I can't sit still or concentrate at school or work, but I am pain free.
Nucynta (tapentadol) for Pain: Prescribed 100mg every six to eight hours for lower back muscular pain. Relieves symptoms and along with PT has provided relief. I only take it when the pain flares up. There was an initial instance or two of psychedelic like effects the first two or three times I took Nucynta and went to bed. Seem to sleep okay after taking Nucynta now. Provides much better relief than Oxycodone did. Have experienced some tiredness while taking.
Nucynta (tapentadol) for Pain: My doctor gave me 75mg of Nucynta every 6 hours for a second degree burn I got on my arm at work. I have an intolerance to pain killers and get sick off any kind I take with Nucynta. I did feel nausea but did not vomit which is a first for me, however the grogginess of this medication was still affecting me when I woke up for work 8 hours after my dose. It's a give or take game I suppose.
Nucynta (tapentadol) for Pain: I had knee surgery. I can't tolerate hydrocodone so the Doctor prescribed Nucynta 50 mg. Took two after coming home from the surgery and felt psychotic. It took several hours to get over it. I've since taken one, and just had mild stomach upset. From the comments posted here, it seems you need to take it for a period of time before it starts working well.
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Nucynta (tapentadol) for Pain: I have tried several pain medications over the years for chronic abdominal pain. I've had multiple surgeries which caused nerve damage and scar tissue in my abdomen. The most recent medicines I tried were Opana ER 30mg 2x's daily and Percocet 10mg 3x's daily for breakthrough pain. My doctor prescribed Methadone 5mg 3x's daily just to try something different. I was still having breakthrough pain, so he added Nucynta 50mg 4 times daily for that. I have to admit, I was a skeptic. I am now a believer! This medication has worked wonders for me! I have been taking it for just over one month now, and aside from the sleepy feeling, there really have been no other side effects for me. I have energy that I never thought I could have again. I love this medicine.
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Nucynta (tapentadol) for Pain: Nucynta has been a savior for me. I have Fibromyalgia and it is not pleasant. Thank goodness my rhuematologist sent me to pain management and since being on Nucynta the pain has subsided. I still can't do what I used to do but no medicines take away Fibromyalgia. I'm happy to be on Nucynta because for me it doesn't cause drowsiness like the others do. Maybe a little light headed but doesn't last long. I would recommend it. 2 months ago I broke my toe and Nucynta was awesome dulled the pain! So for me Nucynta has been very positive to me.
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Nucynta (tapentadol) for Pain: I have been taking Nucynta for about six months. I am 5'4, 220lb, 42 year old female. This medicine worked very good 6 months ago, still works, but not long enough, and break through pain is stronger and returns faster. Side effects for me are dizziness=mild, thirst=severe,voice change=severe, sleepiness=mild, agitation=increased enough to have to say I'm sorry. Also a strange eye problem kind of feels like my eyes are yawning, but I am not yawning.
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Nucynta (tapentadol) for Pain: I am suffering very severe back pain due to a Ruptured Disk L 4-5. I have been on Nucynta for two weeks now. I started with the Blue Pill 250mg twice a day (every 12 hours). The pain subsided with first dose within 45 minutes. All I felt was a warm fuzzy sensation throughout my body. I was somewhat tired but not too bad. I felt detached for some time, like I was not in the room. I had some difficulty remembering what I was going to do. I decide to do something and a few seconds later I could not remember. This happens quite often after I take my dose. All in all, I am very happy with this medication for pain. It really does help.
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