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User Reviews for Percocet to treat Pain

Percocet has an average rating of 8.8 out of 10 from a total of 173 ratings for the treatment of Pain. 89% of those users who reviewed Percocet reported a positive effect, while 4% reported a negative effect.

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8.8/10 average rating

173 ratings from 181 user reviews.

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Reviews for Percocet

realpain38 March 28, 2021

“12 years ago I helped a so-called friend move a a tablesaw and that thing weighed 200lbs I weighed 150lbs, the problem was he dropped it and next thing I fell on the concrete. I've been in pain ever since. I'll take either Oxycodone Apap, or Norco Hydrocodone anyday... Like House would say "life is pain, I wake up every morning with pain, I go to work in Pain"! Lumbar Spondylosis in L5-S1 hurting for 12 years then they found bone spurs, with moderate Stenosis 34 epidurals has not helped, it is in both Cervical/Lumbar areas. I'm tired of pain 24/7 when I sleep no pain whatsoever! This medicine and Norco are 9's to me.”

9 / 10
MissLeopard83 · Taken for less than 1 month March 12, 2021

“I do not like this medication at all. I was prescribed 10/325 after I had endometriosis excision surgery last year. I had never taken oxycodone before and I don't want to take it again if I have another choice. It made me feel incredibly loopy and brain foggy. It took away the pain, but the side effects were awful. I had some pills leftover because I wanted to stop taking them but I kept them in case I needed them later. I had ankle surgery late last year and ran out of my week's worth of meds (I took them in a week but still had a lot of pain due to tendon repair and bone shaving). I had the Percocet in my med cabinet and took half and it was horrible. I relived the experience all over again. I don't want this medication.”

5 / 10
Anonymous March 3, 2020

“Taking 5/325 acetaminophen & oxycodone every 6 hrs for intense tooth pain after oral surgery. Had never taken an opioid before, this was truly a lifesaver for me. Took my pain from a 10 to a 3. Also taking 3 Ibuprofen every 6 hrs (alternating). My doc says if pain is brutal I can go to 10mg every 6 hrs, thats 2 pills. Im trying to avoid that but suffice to say this stuff works quite well for me. Pop a stool softener once in awhile.”

9 / 10

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pam4726 October 28, 2008

“I've used percocet for pain in the past (several nasty dental surgeries). I couldn't help but notice one user's comment that it helped with her depression. I have social anxiety and generalized anxiety disorder and whenever I take percocet I feel absolutely normal again. I become very focused and energetic (much less scatter-brained and terrified of everything) and am very productive. I have told my psycho pharmacologist this but didn't seem to get anywhere with it. I know that you can't take this drug forever but it's too bad there isn't something that can be learned from this. Interesting that someone else feels the same way.”

10 / 10
dntgiveup1 · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 3, 2015

“Extreme aching throbbing lower back pain. Tried lyrica, cymbalta, tramadol, ultram, vicodine, flexyril, deseryl, trasadone, imiprimine, just to name a few with no relief and in most cases felt worse. Had 2 injections at L4/L5 that did nothing to relieve the pain and was finally given 10/325 percocet 1 twice a day but i find that 1/2 twice a day allows me to function and provides relief so I can actually feel like doing things. I am disappointed that this drug is taboo I guess because of the potential for abuse, but anyone with real pain is not taking it for the narcotic affect but so they can lead a normal life. I think the FDA and physicians that try to steer clear of prescribing it need to experience living with pain.”

Karen4851 July 20, 2008

“I had heavy dental work done and the doctor gave me Percocet. I also suffer from depression. The percocet did wonders for my depression. It made me feel like myself again. I plan on telling my shrink about this tomorrow morning. I know I can't continue to take this medicine but there may be a clue about percocet and depression. I don't feel high, just normal.”

8 / 10
jr · Taken for less than 1 month September 3, 2018

“I paid $275.00 for 120 percocet pills from CVS in ravenna ohio. I just had back surgery and have not been on pain meds before surgery. I was prescribed 10/325 generic, they started to kick in about 20 minutes later, they only lasted about three hours. They are the worst pain meds I have ever taken , the rb percocet are garbage, call your pharmacy ask who their supplier is of that med, they usually will tell you. I asked the pharmacy if anyone else had complained they said yes, but the person said the get these pills really cheap. You would think all the money cvs makes they would care more for their customers, please beware.”

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jaimem September 12, 2008

“I had back surgery (Laminectemy of L4, L5 and S4 , 8 inch titanium rod w/7 screws)in October 2006 plus I have severe Fibromyalgia and although Percocet makes me a little sleepy, this is the first time in 4 years that I feel relatively pain free. About 5 doctors were afraid of giving me anything stronger than regular Vicoden because of habit forming. Who cared if I couldn't walk or participate in activities. I finally found a doctor that was willing to help! Sometimes they give dogs more pallative care than humans. I should have gone to a vetenerian instead. ”

10 / 10
jackson October 16, 2019

“I have taken percs before and the last time I picked up my script the pharmacy told me these may be made outside the US. Noticing some of the comments and people getting sick is it possible that those symptoms cause the ill effect from being made outside the country? Just an opinion...”

threesixes November 29, 2008

“I am taking Percocet 10/325mg five times daily for breakthrough pain with Ms-Contin 30 mg twice daily, and 60 mg at night. I am taking them due to a past near fatal car wreck that almost left me totally crippled. Taking these medicines have really given me my life back. I also agree that it actually does help with depression; as some people have mentioned on this site. I suffer from deep depression, and since taking these medicines it is like the depression is totally gone. Thumbs up to the caring Pain Management Doctors and these two medicines. Worked wonders for me.”

10 / 10
Morgan Danielle. June 7, 2014

“Percocet was a life saver for me. I was on Vicodin prior, and they didn't help whatsoever. I had taken Vicodin for like, 5 years. I was at the point where I had to take like SIX Vicodin to get relief. People acted like I was a seeker but I'm definitely not, I just got a high tolerance because the dose was never changed. Percocet helps so much more! If I'm in 10/10 pain, I can take like one and a half or two - and it'll take it down to a 3-4/10. I have quite a few health issues, my main issue is a back injury from cheerleading and a bladder issue called interstitial cystitis. It's excruciating. Since changing to Percocet, I went from every month or two, being in the ER... to, no ER visits!”

9 / 10
Anonymous October 24, 2008

“I'm 30 years old and I have 3 degenerated discs in my spine and a pinched sciatic nerve. Until I found percocet my life was horrible. I couldn't even sleep it hurt so bad. Now I can live my life again.”

9 / 10
motherandwife June 2, 2008

“I am a 26 year old woman and I have 2 kids. I was in a really bad wreck in December 2006. I was rear ended at 55mph while I was sitting still in a construction zone. My doctor put me on percocet for the neck and back pain. It felt like a wounder drug to me. I have had a lot of medical problems in my life and I still do, it as been one surgery after another and percocet is the best pain medication that I have ever taken. Percocet is the best.”

10 / 10
DaveLaw · Taken for less than 1 month May 2, 2015

“Took the pill every six hours for two weeks after shoulder surgery to deal with the immense pain. It worked! Then I stopped one day. Big mistake. The withdrawal took a week and I felt like going to the ER. No one told me to taper off. The pain became unbearable again especially after physical therapy and now I only take one an hour before PT. Bottom line, it works but is a narcotic so addiction CAN happen and withdrawal must be executed carefully.”

9 / 10
Foxtrotz · Taken for 10 years or more June 24, 2016

“Whenever I am in pain, this is my go to medication. I have a back, shoulder, neck, and foot injury and by rights should be on this medicine for chronic pain. For right now I only take it very rarely so that it works when needed, to avoid a tolerance. Because I am not working I am able to deal with the pain, however when I go back to work, I will most likely have to go on this medication or a similar one full time. The only thing I do not like is the fact that many of these narcotic pain medications contain tylenol, asperin, or ibuprofin which makes your kidneys, liver and other organs go through unnecessary stresses. I prefer it to be just oxycodone and if I need the synergy of tylenol I can add it on my own.”

10 / 10
ramassist2 November 7, 2009

“Have battled post traumatic osteoarthritis for years. Over the counter medicines not too effective and I have been through all of the other classes of prescription pain relievers. My doctor prescribed Nucynta (synthetic opioid), made me feel tired and most of the pain was still present. Finally switched me to Percocet, it is absolutely amazing. Although there is some pain occasionally for the most part it is gone and I have much more energy and my depression has lifted. I have also found that most doctor's resist prescribing it and take you through round after round of various pain medicines. With Percocet, I found that it works and I can finally take control of my pain. My days are filled with more vitality and enthusiasm.”

10 / 10
Bunkahs August 20, 2008

“I have fibromyalgia and for the past year, I've been struggling with pain. My doctor was very hesitant about giving me percocet, being that I am only 22 and was without diagnosis for awhile, but after being diagnosed, has given it to me without a problem. It works wonders, and although it doesn't last as long as I would prefer it to, it makes it so that I can resume some normal activity. My life is back for the most part.”

10 / 10
CLJ · Taken for less than 1 month August 6, 2018

“I was prescribed Percocet 10/325 after a surgery and found it to be extremely effective at relieving pain. For me, personally, the effects lasted around 7 hours, after which I'd usually have to re-dose, at least for the first week after the surgery. Similarly, I found it extremely effective at reducing pain from cluster headaches when a triptan wasn't effective. It's not a recommended treatment for cluster headaches, but I did find it useful as a very last resort. The only two "side effects" were the very pleasant (and often addicting) euphoria from the Oxycodone, and the unpleasant cravings I had for it after discontinuing use. Otherwise, I was very impressed with it.”

9 / 10
tippy13 August 30, 2009

“To anyone who has used or will use Percocet, for the nausea have your doctor put you on a pill called Zofran this will help with the nausea, they give it to cancer patients for vomiting. I am a huge believer in the mental help Percocet gives as well as the pain management. Had Gall bladder surgery in May 09 and after trying Vicodin, Oxycontin, Diluadid, Ultram, Percocet was the ONLY one that helped me with the pain. Eat before taking and drink plenty of fluids. This will cause severe constipation so a stool softener may be needed. Best medicine I have ever taken.”

10 / 10
Lucia1999 · Taken for less than 1 month November 7, 2014

“This medication was a lifesaver after cancer surgery. I took one pill every six hours as needed 10/325. I was able to sleep, walk, and eat after surgery. I am not taking it anymore, my doctor gave me sixty. I have thirty left I will use those if I ever need them again.”

Kent July 31, 2018

“I have been taking it for more than twenty years, and it has been a life saver. I had a spinal cord injury, with a brain stem injury in 1998. Since then, I take Morphine Sulfate three times a day, 30mg, as well as the Percocet, 10/325, and am allowed 4 per day. Sometimes it's hard to make it through the month. Sometimes I don't have enough to make it through the month!”

newfie by · Taken for less than 1 month May 6, 2015

“I find when I do take Percocet for my back problems they really help. Stop taking them when I'm not in pain was an issue also. For the withdrawal I would take a few tylenol #2 or #3. Really helped. After a week it was all good and not much withdrawal at all.”

8 / 10
lovely77 October 30, 2013

“I have really bad back pain and at such a young age I take Percocet 4 times a day and it allows me to sleep and work where as other medications just made my stomach upset. I would rate it a 9 for the relief it gives you I honestly felt like I could not function anymore I was in so much pain and now I enjoy walking I don't have to stop ever 10 minutes to catch my breath from my pain.”

9 / 10
roxxyrobin · Taken for less than 1 month March 31, 2014

“I was recently put on percochet for back problems. I have periods of feeling bad but once I take 10/325 it really helps with the pain. Still havin issues with waking up in the middle of the night. I actually can live a normal life now without being in misery.”

10 / 10
Anonymous May 22, 2009

“Have been taking Percocet 'as needed' for several years, due to neck and shoulder pain from car accident. It does relieve the pain for sure, but I am very cautious about becoming addicted. For me, Percocet gives me a burst of energy, and also a feeling of euphoria. I never take it after 4pm, since it keeps me awake at night.”

8 / 10
ChrisF1105 · Taken for 6 months to 1 year February 11, 2015

“I'm 19 years old, play college football, and this medication really gave me my life back after battling with severe groin pain (I'm a male) from a sports injury. There were times where my pain level exceeded a level 10, and Percocet brought it down to a 3-4, a level where I can function. My doctor said it's best to take this medication BEFORE your pain gets severe. It's called "catching up with your pain", and really makes a difference.”

10 / 10
Anonymous October 15, 2009

“This medication works great for pain and it absolutely changes your mood, which is how people become addicted to it. I think oxycodone should be used as an antidepressant because it works much better than the one I'm taking, but I'm not a doctor. This medicine works awesome for pain, I highly recommend it. I've taken it for over a year and it still works great. I take 2-5mg tablets 3 times daily for severe back pain. Works quickly and has little side effects, makes me a little tired and lifts my mood for sure. Love it!”

Stardust59 November 12, 2008

“I am taking Percocet 10's 4 x a day for severe back pain (post 2 spinal fusions, sciatica in both legs and 3 knee surgeries). I am having a partial knee replacement in 4 weeks. This medicine works great, with only one exception, it causes severe sweating, mostly at night.”

9 / 10

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