I have poly neuropathy both hands, feet, shin, face... I also take Lyrica for the neuropathy... have been on opiods for an extended period of time with no good results at all. Breakthru pain is very hard to control... now is this just a hyped up Ultram or a CII that is going to atleast "dull" the severe pain I suffer every minute of the day?
Tapentadol (trade name Nucynta) is a centrally-acting analgesic with a dual mode of action as an agonist at the μ-opioid receptor and as a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor. While its action reflects aspects of tramadol and morphine its ability to kill pain is more on the order of hydrocodone and oxycodone, so not as weak as tramadol but not as strong as morphine.
As it is chemically similar to tramadol (Ultram), I guess you could say that it is a hyped up version.
I do hope that it brings you the relief you need. Best wishes,
It combines an opiod medication with the same type of medication used in Cymbalta that helps Cymbalta with nerve pain. A neurologist told me it should work just as well as Cymbalta does, and Cymbalta does help (some) with my nerve pain. The biggest thing that has helped me is Methadone, but nothing ever completely takes away the nerve pain. Have you considered asking if a spinal cord stimulator would help yours? You are able to try one out before having it implanted, so you would know for certain if it would help you before doing any surgery. I was told if I wanted to get off the Methadone, Nucynta would be a good try as it would replace the pain reliever and the Cymbalta I currently take. Hope this helps some.
yes as they said it is a kinda sorta hyped up version of a weeker pain med and i agree the methadone wld probly be way more helpful,only if u were lucky enough to get ur doc on board and also the nose spray stadol thats used for headaches seems to work fairly well,as far as the implant thing is also a good option but diffrent things work diffrent for other people? I wld ask and tell ur doc ur concerns i think u just may be able to somewhat manage ur pain.. Hope any or all was helpfull... Good luck
depending on the availability (where u live) i would look into SUBOXONE
Aan extremly powerfull opiate but it is also an opiate blocker.meaning u could take oxycontin and wouldnt feel anything or any different.as with suboxone there is nothing to really feel.i mean it doesnt get you high.youd feel no different than wen you take your lyrica, just a little kick.you tae lyrica you know wat i mean. also instead of lyrica i wound take neurontin,,its the same thing but a hell of a lot cheaper and is covered by most insurance plans.
hope i helped
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