... & am off them. I ask the doctor to let me try the oxycodone again. Methadone caused a weight gain of 30+ LBS. in a year & I stayed exhausted all the time. The oxycodone 20 mg a day is not controlling my pain. I woke my mother up this morning crying in my sleep. (she is visiting from FL.) Other meds I take for the pain are parafonte forte 500 mg 2x a day(muscle relaxer), xanax 1mg @ night to rest & neurotin 200 mg a day & 300 mg at night for nerve pain & ultram 100 mg for breakthrough pain. I hate taking all these pills & still hurt. All the meds have caused chronic gastritis. I had not heard of this drug so I am looking for something to control pain without the fatigue & to get off some of the other meds. I do have sleep apnea but I use my machine. I would like some input from people who have went through the gambit of drugs for chronic pain. Any advice or comments would be greatly appreciated. My neck & back pain is severe. I receive facet blocks in my neck & lower back & also epidurals in my lower back. I guess I am wishing for a wonder drug that controls pain without the fatigue & blah feeling.