Is nycenta 50mg better or atleast as good as oxycodone 30 mg?
Hi Mdeezy - It would be helpful to know how you feel and what you are currently taking. I happen to go with the oxycodone and have been on it for a while. I like the fact that I don't "feel" anything. I function perfectly well without feeling high or drugged or dopey or all of those other weird feelings. These meds are just different. I have no experience with nycenta 50mg. But what are you questioning? Are you not happy with oxycodone??? Because that is pretty darn strong and you haven't mentioned why you are taking these or what kind of pain you are attempting to control... that would be really helpful here.
Unfortunately, posting a question as "direct" only allows us to respond one time. In the future, it would be helpful to post your questions as "conversational" so that we can have more interaction. So, for me, I like oxycodone because it works for me without side effects. Pain is also subjective. What else have you tried to relieve the pain you are coping with? I also have an implant to control back pain that radiates down the legs. I can also sleep on my back since this implant was done. It is attached to my spine with the battery pack implanted in my buttocks. Pills aren't always the only solution for pain. There are other things that you should also be looking at to help control the severity of your pain and the duration of it. That implant I have is a neurospinal stimulator. It is a dream come true to help with all of my back issues.
I hope this helped you some or at least got you to thinking about what you want to pursue for yourself.
It depends on your tolerance level. I have suffered from chronic pain for 11 years and been off and on Vicodin and Percocet. I asked my PM doc about Nucynta since I read a lot about it, and found out a LOT of PM doctors are switching their patients off of all other opiates to Nucynta. It was just approved by the FDA in 2008, and contains an opiate (Tapentadol) and an analgesic. It is meant not to be as* addictive as other opiates, and also is meant for you not to get high. I started on the 50mg just like you, every 4 hours, but I noticed it wasn't quite enough to help with the pain, so I asked if I could try the 75mg (I told them about my flair up, and if I took 2 of the 50mg I was fine, but didn't want to take THAT much if I didn't need to). He didn't seem to have a problem with it, so I'm now on the 75mg every 4-6 hours and it helps a great deal.
I don't get a high feeling per se, I feel calm. And no matter what opiate I take I get talkative. I had a few headaches in the beginning, but they lessened greatly. And the other beautiful thing about Nucynta is there is no acetaminophen in it so 1. It won't destroy your liver and 2. If I get a headache I can take an otc headache medication for it.
Hi mdeezy, and welcome. You are asking a very arbitrary question. What works for one person doesn't necessarily work for another. that is why there are so many choices out there. Headstarter mentioned that she loves Oxycontin. It makes me sick. Dilauded is another very powerful pain reliever. They can give me an overdose of the stuff, and my body simply doesn't react at all. That is why they are working on genetic medication. Unfortunately, it is years away, but when it comes out, they will be able to tell what medicine works the best for each person individually. Until then, it's just trial and error to see what works better for you.
Best of luck to you, and I hope that you find the best medication to help you!!
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