My doctor and I have discussed taking me off of Roxycodone 30mg and trying this Nucynta. Im a little scared because I have been on pain meds for 6 or 7years now and when i run out or dont have any... the withdrawls make me so sick and the pain keeps me in bed. The main reason I wanted to get off roxies is because of the trouble with the law these days and how hard it is to fill at the pharmacy because its now kinda considered a street drug. I dont want to be looked at as a drug addict... i just want my pain to be in control. Does this stuff work? I hear alot of people say it makes them tired. Do you suffer from withdrawls when switching? I have so many questions... lets just start there. Thanks... any advice would help.
that sounds like an INSaiD and with those they probably would have you going through withdrawls..any time i was switched to these new drugs they helped the problem; but you didnt get that same euphoric feeling that your body might be used to. am i wrong for telling you my opinion? but i think if your body gets you through the withdrawls then you might be better off in the longrun trying the new med.
No when switching what happens is the doctor has a convertor it tells him what narcotic you are on and what dose you are on then he looks at the new drug and compares what it will take to keep you in control of your pain, I have had chronic pain since 2000, I had polio, post-polio, 4 fractures (short time ago) in my back I was on Ms Contin and could not take it its long acting I had been on Dilaudid on after the fall it got to where it didn't work, I haven't use Roxycodone but am familiar with it, my doctor talked about it, I know just how you feel about the way people look when they hear names and look like they think you're on street drugs, its sad when you hurt so bad and people make judgements like that, I make no judgements but people who take randomly it gives people in Chronic pain a hard way to go,
it's almost like they expect proof of a condition I have films that show the problems but a person shouldn't have to prove when you are in pain you're in pain, if you've been on the roxycodone for any length of time it might be a help just to switch they just switched me from Dilaudid to MS Contin and I could not tolerate it now am on Opana it seems to be helping I hope that whatever you choose to do that it works well for you, keep me posted and everyone else cares also and please take care caringsonbj (Billy)
Hi jurney, Nucynta is an opiate pain medication similar to morphine. Here is the link to review this medication. It's not carried by some pharmacies so please call ahead of time to make sure they have it in stock. I hope the medication works well for you!!
Good luck and best wishes,
I am currently on Nucynta 100mg 4x a day. It works wonders but can also leave you with horrific break through pain!
On a 1-10 scale for immediate relief I would give it a 7 (after all it is a pill)
on the same 1-10 scale for longevity about a 5... meaning, it takes a bit and works pretty well.
as for the sleepiness, I get the opposite effect with pain meds (or atleast opiates) they give me an energy rush equivalent to a potent energy drink. They have an energy crash when they wear off for me, so I imagine it would be the opposite for others. (I also suffer from personality disorders, and bi polar disorder) as of yet I have not encountered seratonin syndrome, tho I am told it is scary s#it.
Hope that helps a bit
As with any opes, tapering with/during/before a switch is always advised.
be safe, but most of all pain less (not painless, as most have come to learn)
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