Hey guys, I have a couple questions. I am currently taking Nucynta 75mg IR every 4 hours. I have seen some people take the ER (2x a day) and the IR every 4 hours/as needed. My pain has been horrible the past 4 days so I want to ask my doctor about adding the ER for more pain control. So, a few questions: What milligram of both the ER and IR are you on, and how often? Was that your original dose, or did you need an increase? And most important to me is how you FEEL on it, like can you feel when the ER starts working (because I can tell when my IR has kicked in), and what side effects do you get from it? (Did you notice increase of things like "euphoria", or increased mood/ get more headaches or experience nausea?) What I am taking now does help but not seemingly for long enough when I have horrible days (like lately), so I thought adding the ER would cover more for longer. Any info and personal experience you have would be much appreciated, thanks so much!!
Just my 2-cents; As far as approaching your Dr, I would be doing a great disservice to answer those asking the Dr related questions, as the worse thing one can do is ask for specifics, and worse, with details and knowledge. Our pain Docs are having a tough go of it, and therefor so are we. Best just to tell Doc of your pain symptoms and let Doc make the decisions. Taking the chance the right thing will come your way is much better than almost assuring you may get nothing.
The other take is this; what this med did for me probably has nothing to do with what it does and/or will do for you, so again, that info would really service a none of the would. Again just some feedback from a faceless remnant on a site. Hope this helps.
Hi Linds2012, I feel you have a very legitimate question. I have never taken this med, but if the IR is working for you part of the time, I see nothing wrong with you asking you doctor since you do have a good relationship with your docrotr, for the ER type of nucynta. It makes perfect sense to me to do that & use the ir for breakthru pain. Some of the pain docs do have a problem when people start asking for specific drugs,but you are already on this & like you said have a good relationship with your doc, so go for it. I have the same type of relationship with my doc, & she knows I will be taking pain meds the rest of my life so she doesnt have any kind of problem with me suggesting anything that may help. She told me this past week that they are having the restrictions also, but some patients know their bodies well enough, & do enough research that she appreciates it whenever I come in, & suggest that this isn't working, & can we try this.
The reason you were told this is that is typical behavior of a drug seeker, but I don't think this applies to you. I hope you get some answers from someone that is using it. Best wishes..
I know it's been a while since this question was posted, are you still taking Nucynta? Did you end up taking the ER version as well? I take 100mg of the IR, but not often because of the cost. I supplement with Percocet. It would be nice to have round the clock pain control, as well as something for break through pain. Just curious about your experience, and how you've been doing since then.
- Nucynta Information for Consumers
- Nucynta Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Nucynta (detailed)
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