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6.9
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For Pain "I was not sure about taking this. But. It works. It's the only med that has worked for.me. Thanks CM2015"

   
8.0

Cassy. Melendez August 9, 2015

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For Pain "I tried at least 15 different medications for severe neuropathy and sciatica pain. No medications help with my pain Nucynta has. I don't understand why is so hard to find, at least in my city."

   
1.0

Mimota (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 25, 2015

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For Pain "From username you can tell I was a roofer my entire adult life and at the end had a bad fall and burst l1. Had a fusion 5 levels and went back to work for 5 years and had to retire. Started taking nucynta after retiring works well for about 3 hours and pain starts increasing. Much better than other meds as far as side effects after taking it a few days. I don't get all loopy and can thing straight and function normal. Friends say to me they have never seen me act high. They don't even realize I'm taking it. I'm sure if you abuse them it's like the rest. Just take what you need have a life."

   
7.0

1roof (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 5, 2015

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For Pain "I have chronic pain that wraps around the right side of my rib cage and believe it to be nerve/muscular. I was taking Tramadol for many years along with my Lyrica, but the Tramadol just wasn't working anymore. My paid doc replaced the Tramadol with 50 MG Nucynta twice per day. The results are phenomenal - I am basically pain free and able to function fine at work on it with no side effects of any kind. This medicine has improved my quality of life and I can't believe how much better I feel."

   
9.0

SJGDERBYCITY June 22, 2015

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For Pain "I have CRPS in my left foot. I have a spinal cord stimulator (paddle leads). I have been on pain meds since 7/2013 after an accident. Meds tried through prescription from pain mgmt. Norco, Percocet, Oxycontin, Morphine ER, Butrans and more. Nucynta was prescribed April, 2015. I took it for 1 week. I am a very positive person who is always seeing the good in any situation. Nucynta made me depressed, moody, not wanting to get out of bed, quiet and overall someone I do not want to be. It did aid in my pain control, but I cannot be that person is made me. After being off of it for 2 days, I am back to being my positive self. Would I recommend it? I don't think so."

   
5.0

Ohiofan1974 (taken for less than 1 month) May 9, 2015

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For Pain "Lots of nausea"

   
3.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) April 26, 2015

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For Pain "I take both versions, 150 ER twice a day, and one IR once a day. This works for me better than vicodin 10's along with all the other stuff I had to take with them. I used to take 6 a day of vicodin, or ultram 300 and 6 ulram 50 mgs and soma 350 mgs. Now, all I need is the nucynta, sometimes I have pain it doesn't totally control, but, you can't be pain free 24 hours a day no matter what you take. I like that if you forget to take one, or whatever, there isn't any withdrawals for me. Nothing, no insomnia, no illness, it works like an opiate without the hassles. I don't know why it is schedule 2 because to me, it is like a super strong tylenol, you never withdrawal from tylenol. I feel lucky that my doctor chose this to control my pain."

   
9.0

sunshines123 April 15, 2015

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For Pain "Awesome drug with no narcotic hangover. With radiation damage to all the organs that I still have, the pain never goes away. Nucynta (600mg/day has allowed me to have a tolerable life and work much better. Best medicine since vioxx (which was removed from market). My pain level is down to a 6 or 7 now. Very pleased. Much better than traditional opioids that cause highness, mental and go problems. Clear headed on this med."

   
9.0

Born1968 March 22, 2015

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For Pain "I have fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis.My pain was unmanageable.The Rheumatologist tried ultram ,lortab and Percocet.They didn't control my pain.He put me on nucynta IR and It saved my life .I was beginning to have suicidal thoughts.I m so grateful for nucynta !It doesn't make me loopy or unable to concentrate.I'm totally functional.I now have my life back !"

NuWave (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 19, 2015

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For Pain "I was taking Percocet for Facial and Scalp Neuralgia - very similar to Trigeminal Neuralgia 2 (TN2 or ATN) but instead of just face, nearly my whole scalp can have nerve pain. I was referred to a pain control specialists who initially put me on Nucynta ER. It was far less effective then the Percocet. Since I have a history of problems with extended release (ER) versions, I begged them to let me try the IR version instead. VIOLA! Real pain relief. I've been able to lower my overall monthly allotment of pills. I feel so blessed to have such good pain control."

   
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AmyrinPA (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 26, 2015

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For Pain "Been on Nucynta for 2yrs and its been wonderful to control my pain."

   
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beckyarave January 21, 2015

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For Pain "Switched a while back from Hydrocodone, tramadol, Soma in combination for many years to this Nucynta ER and IR. I take 2 ERs a day and one IR a day. I am thankful for Nucynta, it actually melts the pain away and keeps your mind awake. I don't have to take 8 hydrocodones a day 6 tramadols, and 2 Somas to get relief. I have been with my "new" doctor for about 8 months, and have been on this new combination for 5 or 6 mos. It is nice to only have to take a couple of pills instead of eating them like they are candy to get relief."

   
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pain in the butt December 4, 2014

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For Pain "I had a brain tumor in 2009 and part of it grew into the thalamus in my brain. This left me with a condition diagnosed as "Thalamic pain syndrome". My doctor had prescribed me some Percocet but it was only helping a little. My neurologist put me on some gabapentin as well as nortriptyline. All of these medications helped a little but I was still in pain so my doctor prescribed me Nucynta ER (extended release). Fortunately with the addition of the Nucynta the pain has been manageable. I still use Percocets as needed but at least the pain is under some degree of control. "

   
6.0

asdf;lkjasdf;lkj November 29, 2014

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For Pain "I was prescribed Nucynta, Celebrex and a muscle relaxer due to a fall at work that resulted in a torn hip tendon. I was also in "pool therapy" for 12 weeks as well. Nucynta saved my life! I took it 3x's per day and was completely functional while taking it and the other prescriptions. I only needed it for 60 days but I was able to work as our company worker's comp did not pay for anything beyond 5 days of off time due to injury. I highly recommend it but you prescribing doctor must adhere to the prescription writing protocol in place by the manufacturer. Nucynta must be the only medicine on the prescription form, the prescription is not faxable - you must present the actual prescription in person."

   
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kbs123 (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 30, 2014

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For Pain "They had me on this combination of 100's & 150's at different times in the day. Sometimes I would take my meds just fine other times I would take them, my head would feel like it was going to explode, white part on computer screens would dance around gave me wicked vertigo. I don;t know why it only worked for me on a pick and choice kind of basses. "

   
7.0

Mr.Pone September 15, 2014

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For Pain "I have acute sciatica and have been taking Percocet 10mg along with tramadol 4x day. I was getting concerned about the acetaminophen so I asked my doctor for Nucynta. I was prescribed 50mg along with the tramadol but I had gotten no pain relief. Then started taking 100mg but the pain is still very noticeable. For me, the Percocet seem to do a better job of pain relief."

   
5.0

amsterl August 16, 2014

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For Pain "Works better than Oxycontin and oxycodone. I'm far from pain free but it does help. Worst side effects of the medicines are the sweat freezes."

   
8.0

Krenzie (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 8, 2014

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For Pain "I've been living with lower pain for the better part of 10 years now and almost all pain medications have been ineffective for me. I've been on Darvon (until it was removed from the market,) Vicodin and Tramadol. All providing limited amounts of relief. Recently my doctor decided to prescribe Nucynta IR 75 mg. From the first week taking Nucynta, my quality of life has improved tremendously. I've been able to resume moderate sports activity and it's dropped my PDI from an 8 to a 2. For me that's a huge improvement."

   
9.0

JrBobD July 29, 2014

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For Pain "I was just given Nucynta 50 mg twice a day for Peripheral Neuropathy following a botched surgical procedure by my PCP. The pain was constant and burning. It disrupted my life and is wrecking my relationship with my husband. He doesn't understand the pain of Neuropathy, Neuritis and Neuralgia. I have been in pain for more than a year and I have tried many different pain medications such as Vicodin, Ultram, Percocet. Nothing worked! I have only taken 2 pills and I noticed that the pain is much improved. It went from a 7 to a 4. That is HUGE! I did get nauseated and my breathing was shallow. I also stumble a bit and I am not able to verbalize complete sentences. That is disturbing, but it's worth it if I can experience less pain."

   
7.0

Lucinda Marie (taken for less than 1 month) June 27, 2014

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For Pain "I had never heard of this medicine when I was put on it following a minor surgery. It controlled my pain better than any other pain medicine that I have taken in the past."

   
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Sstbbb (taken for less than 1 month) June 22, 2014

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For Pain "Tapentadol 50mg four times a day when required for pain . Before Nucynta I was taking Opana IR as well as extended release formula usually alternating the two every couple of months. Pain relief is controlled best by Opana for me personally. However several side effects have required a change so Nucynta was chosen. Works great no freaky side effects and less intoxicating effects. "

   
7.0

Pt seven June 11, 2014

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For Pain "On 100mg Nucynta 4 x day works great for my chronic pain. Side effects are drowsy, dizzy, clumsy, no stomach issues."

   
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Sammie010mg June 3, 2014

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For Pain "After orthopedic foot surgery I was prescribed Percocet. After side effects my medication was changed to Nucynta. For me, I prefer the Nucynta. My problems with constipation went away immediately. I had a little itchiness from Nucynta, but nothing I couldn't tolerate. I got much better pain relief from the Nucynta too. Good thing I have insurance as it's very pricy."

   
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Miblueyes2 May 20, 2014

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For Pain "First visit to pain clinic put me on 75 mg Nucynta. Worst experience ever with medicine. Had to call 911, thought I was dying. Rapid heart, dizziness, shortness of breath."

   
1.0

didntnedthat (taken for less than 1 month) May 15, 2014

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For Pain "Let me just say that I had back surgery 9 years ago in addition to have 2 discs replaced and my spine fused. And 5 years ago I had a Spinal cord Stim implant. I've taken every known Pain Med out there and the last combination of medicines I tried Nuycnta 100mg and Opana. Which these 2 combined worked to alleviate 60% of the pain. I was still working while on these meds. I stumbled on something that worked for me and I swear by it. I know people that have Lupus, Cancer, and MS that now use it instead of all the other pain meds out there. Good luck!"

   
8.0

Nomoremeda4me (taken for 1 to 2 years) May 2, 2014

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