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Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy 3 reviews 41 medications
   
9.5
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For Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy "Been on Nucynta for a while (3-4 years) for very bad neuropathy pain. Have taken it with Norco every 4 to 5 hours- has little to no side effects, within an hour after taking I can feel the pain go almost all away, can function great at work - no side effects to speak of, no problems falling a sleep, use "Kerasal NeuroCream" on hands and feet at night dulls pain enough for me to fall asleep."

   
10

Gregor R. (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 30, 2015

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For Pain "I fell off of a ladder at work and shattered my elbow and slicing my nerves. After 3 surgeries over a year period I was still in a lot of pain. After going through the norco dependence I was finally referred to a pain mgmt doc who first tried Opana to no avail. I was then put on an extended release Fentanyl patch which worked but did not last near long enough between doses. The doc then put me on Nucynta ER tritated up to 250mg x2/day and it has been a godsend. I keeps my pain at bay and doesn't get me high. I will say that it seems to only last 8-10 hours but I have norco to fill the gap. Very happy with Nucynta and I feel like I have my life back. Friends and family say that I am much better to be around as well. Good luck to you!"

   
10

Skuzy June 16, 2015

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For Pain "I have been taking this medication for the better part of a year now in ever increasing doses until reaching the maximum dose of 250mg 2X daily. I have found it does a good job of controlling what I refer to as "lesser" pains. I find general movement is easier, minor physical activities such as walking, driving, showering etc. are less painful. However, it does not do as much for the more "major" pains. More active physical activity such as gardening, house cleaning, etc. are still painful, however the pain is "masked" by the drug and I "pay" for these things later..I have had chronic pain for over 30 years and I do not expect anything will ever make me 100% again, but this drug has made me able to enjoy a few hours a day of comfort"

   
6.0

Rick F (taken for 6 months to 1 year) June 16, 2015

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For Pain "Was taking 30 - 40 my hydrocodone, and 300 my tramadol a day for lumbar for a min all stenosis, I have 4 herniated disks so to L2. The hydrocodone was just scratching the surface of my pain. My doctor put me on 100 my Nucynta ER X2 a day and it has been so mutch better. Had to stop the tramadol. Still taking the hydrocodone, need to adjust the dose but it has bee much better, almost no side affects. They do only seem to last for 8 Jr so I will talk to my doc about doing 150 my x3 a day."

   
8.0

mmrgreg June 5, 2015

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For Pain "I take Norco, Methocarbamol, Gabapentin, and Motrin. The pain was still so bad I couldn't take it anymore. I went to pain management and demanded surgery. I told her that I only had about 2 decent hours a day. She asked if I would try Nucynta ER. My mother was completely addicted to morphine before she died, so I am careful not to ever over-medicate. I started with 50mg ER - I was so relieved...it helped so much. No side effects, except maybe dry mouth, but I had that before the Nucynta. After about two years I had to increase dosage to 100mg ER. Still no side effects. At one point the pharmacy couldn't get Nucynta for over a month. I couldn't take any during that month,and I had no withdrawals. The pain came back of course, but that's it !"

   
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Sharonna June 4, 2015

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For Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy "I have tried several medications and was either allergic to them, they didn't work, or I did not like the way I felt. Nucynta has worked wonderfully with the severe neuropathy pain that I have on a daily basis. Prior to Nucynta, I had a difficult time just walking to another room, much less a grocery store. I have found that Nucynta has cut my down time due to pain at least 50%! I do not feel dopey or high, it does not inhibit or interfere with my speech, thought or action. In fact, I told my husband I am ready to start going bike riding again, because I feel safe enough to do so and the pain is not stopping me anymore. This is my experience with Nucynta, works wonders!"

   
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Jo 7027 (taken for 1 to 2 years) February 12, 2015

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For Pain "I take 50mg ER tablet 2 X daily Once every 12 hours. It gives me an uncomfortable adrenaline rush every so often but otherwise definitely controls my pain levels. I have scoliosis. It is more of nerves in muscle pain and exhaustion."

   
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Sadjeebia (taken for less than 1 month) February 6, 2015

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For Pain "I could not deal with the side effects of Oxycontin or hydrocodone. Too much dizziness and severe itching. Unable to get restful sleep. Nucynta ER 50 2 times a day has been MUCH better for me. Very little side effects and only for the first couple of weeks. I sleep better too. Only objection is that it wears off after only about 5 hours. So I have to take hydrocodone occasionally."

   
8.0

graciesmom (taken for 6 months to 1 year) October 10, 2014

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For Pain "I have been in severe pain for 10 years. I had a 360 back surgery done on the 18th, the pain is so bad that I still have I can hardly stand it. My surgeon sent me to a pain management doctor, and he put me on. This Nucynta ER 50mg twice a day, I do not sleep, I wake up in the wee hours of the morning just screaming in pain. The pain management doctor said to give it time to work, ok have taken it for two days and no reliefs in sight. Have called and called, supposed to wait till Friday and call again, but can not take much more of this pain I am in."

   
1.0

Flickagirl62 July 31, 2014

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For Pain "I was recently changed from Oxycontin 20mg ER x2 twice a day with 5mg oxycodone three times daily for breakthrough pain. That combination did nothing for me. I am now on Nucynta ER 150 mg twice per day with Opana 10mg 3 per day for breath through pain. To me I find myself using my breakthrough medication more than I did with the Oxycontin. I have only been on the Nucynta for a week now and I am hoping that the relief will get better the longer I am on it."

   
5.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) July 30, 2014

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For Pain "I just started Nucynta ER I took the first dose at bedtime could not sleep the entire night, had some upset stomach, that's the bad side, I have 3 damaged disc in my neck and 3 damaged disc in my lower back, so I have a great amount of pain but from the first dose pain didn't stop completely but was greatly improved I don't know if this medication helps with anxiety but it gave me a sense of calm, didn't sleep but felt very relaxed, my cost after insurance and a coupon was only 25.00."

   
6.0

debbie<R January 31, 2014

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For Pain "Well today I got prescribed Nucynta...I just need to know how good it is and plus my Dr gave me percocets for break through...I just need to know if the Nucynta really works.. Im tired of waking up and having to take a percocet and 2 in the morn...Please help to let me know...Thank you!:)"

   
8.0

Jules1925 November 7, 2013

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For Pain "I've had chronic back/hip pain for over 10 years. I've recently come of fentanyl patches and needed something to keep the pain at bay. I started on 50mg Nucynta 2x a day and was miserable. After much begging the pain management centre agreed to see me after a week. They switched me to Nucynta ER 100mg and life is MUCH better. I still have breakthrough pains 1 to 2x a day, and HOPE to address this when I return in to PM in July. However, this is working as well as fentanyl did. Grateful for the "coupon" provided by the manufacturer, otherwise this would be an expensive treatment."

   
8.0

tiredofpaininGA (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 23, 2013

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For Pain "I have nevre damage due to spinal cord surgery. I have tried several long term and short term pain medications and everything made me tired that I could not work while taking the medication. The pain doctor then put me on Nucynta which I take at night and it works wonderful. I still take pain medication during the day for break thorough pain as I cannot take the Nucynta while I am working."

   
8.0

Anonymous April 23, 2013

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For Pain "I am 30 years old and was diagnosed with fibromyalgia when I was 25. Over the years, it kept getting worse and worse. It was beginning to interfere with my life. I had a very poor quality of life. I finally after suffering for over a year, I decided I needed real help. I had been on many other pain medications, but Nucynta ER was different. The day I got my prescription filled, and took it that night, I woke up a changed person. I'm not sure exactly how long I'd suffered but, Nucynta ER has given me my life back. My depression and anxiety are non-existent. I feel awesome!"

   
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Runner2Yogini March 5, 2013

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For Pain "Great for nerve damage and back pain. Actually the ER pills didn't do the job, I took the Nucynta 100mg every 4 hours and that works really good."

   
9.0

SesTy February 26, 2013

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For Pain "I was prescribed this after finding out I have congenital spinal stenosis and scoliosis. After being on all the usual codeines and others this seems to work the best. The injections do help for a year, but I still need to take this daily."

   
9.0

blue_texasgal February 21, 2013

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For Pain "My pain level was10 most of the pain from severe back problems down my left leg into my foot. After many medicines which made me groggy sick to my stomach and not able to really function. My doctor prescribed Nucynta ER. I can function without most side affects. The only side effect seemed to be like a light recall problem. When carrying on a conversation. Example names and places times. I could go all around what I wanted to say then finally. It would come to me."

   
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HJBR February 17, 2013

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For Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy "Nucynta ER has worked wonderful for pain relief for me. It does keep me up if taken at bedtime though. You can find a coupon on line to keep your monthly costs down."

   
9.0

Charlie7 February 5, 2013

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For Pain "I have rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia and had a knee replacement recently. I was having a lot of pain and the short term medicines were not helping. I switched to this on the advice of my physician and it is the difference between night and day. One pill in the morning and one at night keep me from derailing. I am able to do my Physical Therapy, go to work, and have energy for the first time in a month."

   
9.0

Anonymous October 15, 2012

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For Pain "After 2 years on Percocet for back pain, my surgeon recommended I see a pain specialist. The doctor prescribed Nucynta ER and completely took me of the Percocet. The first 5 days were awful. I was taking 50 mg twice a day to get it in my system, then taking 150mg twice daily as my regular routine. I didn't think it worked at all and felt terrible because of the withdrawal from Percocet. I stuck with it and am glad I did. My mornings are much better because I'm in almost no pain whereas before, mornings were the worst. It has much less adverse effects on my short term memory, ability to focus, and ability to function more at the workplace (I'm a math teacher) than when I was taking Percocet. The negatives are that I still have evening pain."

   
8.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 24, 2012

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For Pain "This is great base/stable medication. I take it twice a day and have other medication for break through pain. I had 2 back surgeries and 20-30 epidurals. I'm young (less than 40). It is not cheap, but I find it worth the price. I am a lawyer and need to be quick on my feet. This medication does not weigh me down mentally."

   
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Anonymous May 6, 2012

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For Pain "I have Fibromyalgia and severe neuropathy in both feet with burning pain all the way up to my knees. My local pain clinic prescribed Nucynta (for short term pain) and it completely took my pain away. I did get EXTREMELY light headed and a feeling like I was high. Since it isn't safe for your liver for long term use, they switched me to Nucynta ER 100 mg to start. It took 2 weeks to fully kick in and after a month, I formed a tolerance to it. I've been on 200 mg's for about 5 weeks now and I've already built a tolerance to it as well. This prescription has been a God send, but, I can only go up to 250mg twice per day. What will happen to me if I build a tolerance to that? I'm very concerned."

   
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Tish A. (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 29, 2012

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For Pain "I have been living in pain for 7 years. Four back surgeries and still very little relieve. I am new to this medication, but so far it has worked great. It is really wonderful to have hope again!"

   
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Anonymous March 15, 2012

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For Pain "Great Pain Reliever. This gets rid of my pain and makes me feel optimistic. I feel like I can finally live my life. Everyone should switch to this and enjoy pain relief with very few side effects."

   
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Dustinb85 December 26, 2011

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