I am a little confused. I have been taking Percocet for years and it works great. I must have a high tolerance to drugs as nothing off the self does anything. I wont waste my money buying any more over the counter medication. I think Percocet works like Celebrex is supposed to. I have used Celebrex and even everyone I’ve talked to says it’s completely worthless. I have the highest strength dose of Percocet and sometimes I take it with a "tody" No big deal. I would like to stop using only for one reason. I have no insurance and the money thing. But when I stop and have 5 days of withdrawals (which are just uncomfortable but no big deal) Diarrhea, sleeplessness, coughing, slight runny nose. Then I’m good to go. So I stop using it and say to myself, “Ok, feel normal, or feel achy painful” I am 59 years old and have worked like a bull for over 40 years. I hate to admit old man stuff is bumming me out. Man, to be 28 again. lol I get 120 tabs a month and usually use too many and run out. But then I just wait till the month is over and get a new prescription. I asked the doctor if it will hurt my kidneys or any other damage. He says it wont if your not super abusing them. I read some peoples comments and you would think they were strung out on >>>>>> or something. To me, Percocet is like taking Tylenol or something equivalent. I guess since people are made of chemicals we all respond differently. I just think over and over, ok what's the point of medication if it does nothing? What is wrong with feeling “normal”? I’ve had 7 operations in the last 5 years. Nothing major but the two most painful were both rotator cuff’s Also have sciatica nerve complications. Livable but painful and annoying. Really no point to my comments just throwing out my two cents.
Actually, this is the first time I have ever joined and made a comment on a forum. Except for God, nothing is real, just opinion