User Reviews for Nucynta
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Reviews for Nucynta
For Pain "Was put on this by my PD for around the clock pain relief. At first it seemed to work fine with minimal sides. The ER that I was on definitely didn't last anywhere close to what the company claims in their literature. Could feel it wearing off after just 3 hrs. Sides were minimal but the hot feeling that some have mentioned here started becoming very annoying, and that was only with the 100's. Mentioned this to my PD and all she did was put me on a higher dose - something tells me she must be getting huge kickbacks from Janssen, the mfr."
slayer88 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) April 15, 2016
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For Pain "I was prescribed this medication because I'm allergic to some of the more common pain killers. I took it a total of 2 weeks, daily as prescribed. I had horrible hallucinations became severely depressed, had insomnia and I felt like every ounce of joy was sucked out of my body. I had the strangest experiences with this medication. I felt like I left my body. Once, I saw myself jumping off the balcony. I was clearly hallucinating. It was the worst experience from a medication I've ever had. I was extremely distraught but, had no idea why. My husband freaked out and rushed me to the doctor. I was told that it was side effects of the medication. I had to be weaned off of it by a dr. Even under the Dr's care, I had horrible withdrawal sympto"
kadeedid (taken for less than 1 month) March 24, 2016
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For Pain "pain doc just switched me to nucynta ER 150 mg - twice daily...after making the rounds of other meds. I was on 4mg dilaudid before this - morphine, oxycodone - all losing some of their effect after a while; but, they ALL worked better than this tapentadol stuff. I am a cancer survivor with a host of other conditions - arthritis, carpal tunnel, cervical neuropathy and lower back pain. Not only is it having no effect on the pain - I can't sleep - have pounding headache and now can't urinate at all (enlarged prostate). don't like this med at all..."
ROBERT APY (taken for less than 1 month) February 27, 2016
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For Pain "I got nucynta after I had surgery on my hand. I severed tendons and the recovery was awful. I was given Norco and then also nucynta. The 2nd night I took the nucynta I started to feel strange. My heart was racing and I felt panicky. My bf asked me if I was okay and I couldn't answer him. I stared at him because I was trying to not have a panic attack. The feeling I felt is hard to explain. I just knew something was wrong and I was having some kind of reaction. Finally I asked him to take me to hospital. Once on the freeway I had a hallucination. I saw a 20 ft tall figure on the side of the road. I swear on my life. No other drugs were involved.. I don't drink and have never had this happen before. I was okay a few hrs later but it was scary!"
d91689 February 26, 2016
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For Pain "Nucynta was prescribed by my pain clinic a few months ago. Despite my complaints of severe anxiety, restlessness, elevated blood pressure , restless legs, my skin turning blue, inability to sleep, they continue prescribing it. I am losing my mind. I have spinal stenosis, DDD , RA and OA with cervical fusion surgery, two total hip replacements and one hip revision. My life is governed by pain. Since I started taking this horrible rx I am losing my mind. I am 69."
Zvoleff February 4, 2016
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For Pain "I have been in constant pain for 17years (since I was 12) RSD, Chronic Migraine, Fibromyalgia, myofacial pain syndrome, sjogrens, and several other things. Tried everything to manage the pain and gain some of my life back. The only thing I found that helps is Nucynta. I have been on it for about 4 years, (1) 100mg tablet every 4 hours. It's a love/hate relationship. It's the only thing that helps my pain, but I hate waking up every morning going through withdrawal bc I've been on it so long. I tried the ER but it wasn't as effective. I know it's not good to be on it for so long but I'm at a loss for any other options to try, and it really does help me be more functional than I was without it. Besides the withdrawal I have not had side effects"
PitBullMommy (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 26, 2016
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For Pain "I am a register nurse working 12 hour shifts. tugging pulling. I fell back in 1998 and damaged both of my knee's severely. I have taken many different medications to control my chronic pain. I have been taking nucynta 75mg every 6 hours since summer 2015. Not all of my pain is gone, but I can tolerate more activity. My life has improved greatly. It is great that I do not have to burn up my liver with Tylenol. Like all medications; it is not for everybody. It works with my body chemistry. My pain levels are low enough where I can sleep."
kookie kk January 25, 2016
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For Pain "I had shoulder surgery back in July 2015. I was prescribed 50mg every 6 hours for pain. I took it just a couple days because I did not need much of it and the side effect dry mouth drove me insane. Fast forward to November 2015. I'm still experiencing severe pain in my shoulder 9/10. So I started using these sparingly whenever I feel like I want to be pain free. It works great and the dry mouth is worth the pain free time I get."
Mystery shoulder (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 1, 2015
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For Pain "I wanted it to work so bad that I almost believed it was working. However, I am an extreme case so I should have known it wasn't. So I looked up the ingredients and laughed at myself for thinking it would work."
Aimez (taken for less than 1 month) October 10, 2015
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For Pain "I Have a cyst along my spine with a messed up disc. The codeine based medicines side effects were terrible. Nucynta 75mg. 3 X day works wonders. I only take it when I do a lot of work which affects my lower back. My wife likes me to take it as I am not as grumpy. Like all medicines some work for certain people and not for others. For me Nucynta and Demoral work best with min. side effects"
Cockfighter September 7, 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."
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."
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."
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."
Ohiofan1974 (taken for less than 1 month) May 9, 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."
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."
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."
AmyrinPA (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 26, 2015
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