I've had chronic back pain for 5 yrs now. I took morphine 15mg 3x day for 3 yrs. I had sweats, nightmares were horrible. I take percocet 4xday now yet my pain is overpowering it. I don't want morphine again..or least 1xday, n percocet rest of time... I just need relief. I'm not a pill head, this pain feels like my bones r splitting apart. I have osteoarithitis, osteoporosis, 2 herniated discs, pinched nerve, n bone spurs... the Dr tells me no cure... surgery make me worse..what's my best answer?
What stronger pain med can I take with percocet?
- 3 Jun 2011 by hurting n need help
- 24 Dec 2011
- percocet, hyperhidrosis, nightmares, pain, back pain, morphine, chronic
Added 3 Jun 2011:
I like the way percocet works on my pain..yet it doesn't last. I would like 1 stronger pill to take with these...maybe to help control it better. I take Mobil 15mg, neurontin 300mg4xday, n Xanax 0.05 1xday also...this disease is horrible. I still work...gettin harder everyday.
Added 3 Jun 2011:
I also had 3 epidural, the 3rd one 2 weeks apart fro 2nd...didn't touch my pain..made it worse.
Added 4 Jun 2011:
My bmd test showed I was at osteoporosis....yet not bad enough. I take Mobil 15mg 1day, neurontin 300mg 4day, percocet 4day, Xanax .05 1day...only take half Xanax most times, sometimes half percocet when not bad...I am scared to keep gettin stronger pain meds. I got off morphine 15mg 3day cause of sweats, nightmares, not to mention it will shut down all of your organs faster than anything...have cousin on first responded helicopter for hospital...he told me to stay away from it if I could. I was so disappointed epidurals didn't work. I work making insulin for diabetic...one day at an old job hurt shoulder....rehab found source...spine!!_ sprained rotation cuff only start of it. Just pray a lot n hope for best. Steadily gotten worse. Dr says no cure, won't even touch herniated disc n neck...may paralyze me. It's c7 n l2 main discs. Had mri, bmd, all the above. Guess sounds like more strong pain med my only answer. Tried antidepressants...made me confused, crazy, dizzy. Pain med don't affect me...least not percocet. Been on em long time..started 5mg roxicet, then moved up...just discouraged!!!
Hey hurtin n need help,
You sound like you need a long acting, continuous release type pain med. There are continuous release morphine medications such as Avinza or MS Contin. If you don't want a morphine sulfate, you might discuss Opana continuous release with the doctor. It is a morphine derivative that is considerably stronger than then the percocet.
Continuous release formulas of the morphine sulfate or oxymorphone (Opana) will mean taking the med twice a day and only using the percocet for break through pain when needed. You would be getting around the clock relief with a controlled amount of medicine being released over time.
Hope this helps,
This is my experience only, i have had 4 back surgeries 3 fusions, i have taken every drug from A-Z this has been going on for 15yrs, One yr ago i was put on methadone, and i love it it has a long half life so if u forget a pill it's okay. yes you will become physically dependant, as you would any opiate. Lyrica is also good for pain it's not addictive, i was on that and it worked, but could not handle side effects.
Since percocet works well for you, you might want to try either the long acting form of oxycodone (the opioid drug in percocet) which is OxyContin or oxycodone alone products (percocet is a combo product with both oxycodone and acetaminophen). Oxycodone (alone) comes in 5mg, 15mg and 30mg. I think the highest dose for the Percocet is 10mg of oxycodone. Taking all that Percocet with high doses of acetamonophen throughout the day is hard on your liver too, so a product that doesnt have acetaminophen is better for chronic pain and so is a long acting formula because you keep better control on your pain. I would recommend you try OxyContin with maybe Percocet or plain oxycodone for breakthrough. Discuss your options with your Dr and ask him about all these options too. Bottom line, the Rx has to come from him! Good Luck! Pain is a hard thing to live with! I truly understand. It takes a bit of trial and error before you find the right combo that works for your pain!
Hello hurting n need help,
I have been on Chronic pain medicine for a couple of years I have had problems taking MS Contin, I can't say whether it's the medicine the causes it or not but when I've been on it I just don't feel like myself and I have noticed some of the strangest dreams, I have problems with discs and also with osteoarthritis, and also have had a history of polio I caught a nasty fall in Feb where I live we had about 7 inches of snow along with a nasty bout with ice, I was on the deck going down the steps and before I knew it I knew I was hurt, I was on Dilaudid for a while (it's a short acting drug) after that happened my pain doctor put me on Opana (I think it comes in a short acting but it also comes in the long acting formula) I take it every 8 hours that is something that you might consider talking to your doctor about. I know what works for one person doesn't always work for another, whatever I hope that you are able to find something that will give you better pain relief and for a longer period of time. Percocet is a good medication but it is short acting you sound like you're worn out because of the pain so I am just in hopes things work better for you.
YOU ARE my life story! Since you still work (don't know how you are doing it) it would be hard for you to conentrate depending on what type of work you do of course. Don't want to be running machinery either on stronger meds! First, are you on something for the osteoporosis? If not please get a bone density, & have your doctor evaluate you for a bone building medication. You are taking I believe you meant Mobic for anti-imflammatory for your arthritis. Is this correct? I can't take NSAIDS of any kind because of stomach pain with them, so count your blessings there, but have heard Celebrex is much better, & also have heard others talk about Volteran (sp) Gel that you can rub on where the pain is. In my case I'd just have to order a tub full & soak my whole body, but have heard other say it works very well. I'm not spelling it right I don't think tho'.
Sounds like you need a rest first of all, then maybe an extended release type of pain med with the percocets for break thru pain. There are ither kkinds than morphwine based ones. I would suggest you have your physician refer you to a pain clinic, & speak with the experts about your pain control & be sure they know you are working & what type of work you do. They put me on Methadon, & I was falling asleep at red lights! That eended recently. I am lucky in a way because being disabled I take a pill ,& just zonk out if I want to. No boss to answer to. I wish you all the best, because I know where you are coming from. Good luck & please let us know how you are doing.Take care of those bones...
I would think that oxycontin would be something to look at for you. It is time released oxycodone. Then you would probably still be able to take the percocet for breakthrough pain. I had trouble with Morphine too. It caused me to hallucinate and have horrible nightmares just like what you expierienced. Good Luck -Alem
My sister in law is on fentanyl patches and they work great for her. She had a calcified vertabrae that she had surgery on last year. Now she uses these patches that last up to three days and they really work great on her.
Is this something workable for you? I think there might be less side effects and more instant relief.
Hello hurting n need help i can deff. feel where you are coming from. Living in pain is so... bad! It takes all i got to get up in the morning. I hurt so bad it makes me feel bad all over. I have 2 boys that are 3 n 4 it used to take all I had to keep up with them! About a year ago my Dr. put me on Tramadol its 50mg and I take 2 every 4 to 6 hours and it works wornders for me! I love that not only does it take my pain away but, I feel more energy to do things also. I guess it's because i'm free of pain and feel good. I am so blessed to have found this med. and for it to work the way it does for me. Maybe this is something you can talk to you'r Dr. about. I hope this was helpful for ya. STAY STRONG and God BLESS :) XO
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