What's stronger than the two?
The percocet is definitely stronger as far as the chemical make up goes. But, everyone is different when it comes to how our bodies absorb the medication. I personally have been on both at one time or another. I PREFER the percocet, but because I have lost my insurance, I can no longer afford the percocet. So, I make do with the Norco. And MOST days, it's enough.
NORCO is Hydrocodone, PERCOCET is Oxycodone. Norco is the go-to drug for Back Pain in most cases, but can cause Anxiety Attacks, Itchy Skin (like Codine), and other conditions in some patients. Percocet is easier on the nervous system with little side affects, and some doctors say it is Buffered? In my personal opinion, (I am NOT a Physician), I've been taking 2-5/325 Percocet for about four years. I was started out on Norco 5/325 in Pain Management, then was increased to 10/325. After several Spine Injections the pain came back with a vengeance. The Norco had little affect on my pain, and I suffered from the Panic Attacks. They also made me feel terrible, Fuzzy Headed, Flu like, etc. I was tired of the painful injections, so I quit P.M. and went to my Physician. He had been my doctor for a long time and prescribed me Percocet 5/325, one in the am and one at bedtime.
I almost overnight finally had major relief of my two Herniated Discs in my Lower Back, and a Ruptured Disc between my Shoulders. It also helped my Sciatica Pain. Opioids affect everyone differently and can be a Blessing or a Nightmare depending on your metabolism. I hope this helped.
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