User Reviews for Percocet
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Reviews for Percocet to treat Pain
"My doc prescribed this for after having colitis. It dulls the pain but for 2 months had the worst constipation (with Colace) and groin pain I ever had in my life. Went to 5 docs and had over $1500 in CT scans and ultrasounds for pain. Doc misled me and said take it 24hrs a day. After about 2 weeks of agonizing pain, I came off it on my own. NO PAIN! Be very CAREFUL."
Loopy dawg (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 8, 2016
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"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."
Foxtrotz (taken for 10 years or more) June 24, 2016
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"My Rx 5/325. I had bilateral total knee replacement 12 weeks ago. Taking this totally helped me make it through this recovery period so far. I now take less than one a day and try to use Ibuprofen instead. My side-effects did not outweigh the benefits, but as you can see from reading the reviews, everyone has a different reaction. Mine are: constipation, so I took a laxative or suppository, slow reaction time, be extremely careful if you have to drive, if you can avoid driving, impaired/cloudy thinking, restlessness. When I go back to my desk job, I can take this during the day, but if you take at night, you may not sleep well. I plan to continue to taper off and use only when pain level above 5. Ibuprofen nighttime works better for sleep."
Me & my new knees May 21, 2016
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"I was prescribed this for pain following brain surgery. Take with food to prevent nausea. To avoid constipation, I took each dose with a stool softener and drank apple juice. Works good on the pain. But you do feel a little loopy on it."
Woman age 52 (taken for less than 1 month) April 30, 2016
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"I was given Percocet recently after knee surgery. After about the 4th dose, I felt hyper, restless, nauseous and had very dry mouth. Worst side effect was extreme throbbing/stabbing lower back pain. I thought it was from just laying around but whenever I didn't take the Percocet I didn't have the lower back pain. Great for pain, but for me it's not worth the side effects I experienced."
Too many side effects for me (taken for less than 1 month) April 6, 2016
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"A life saver, have used them for years when in any major pain (Broken or bruised ribs, broken ankle, major headache etc) They work miracles when taken properly. I usually take them every 4 hours to keep the pain away. 5/325"
PolishC (taken for 5 to 10 years) February 12, 2016
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"I recently had a 9 mm and 7 mm kidney stone between my kidney and bladder. Too large to pass so I had to have a stent placed to prevent blockage while waiting a week to go back for the procedure to break up the stones to a passable size. I had been given several types of pain meds through I. V. While in the hospital including some that were very powerful including duladid among others. I was sent home for 5 days while waiting for the procedure and was given percocet 10 / 325 1 every 4 hours. Without it I couldn't have tolerated the pain. Also had very limited side effects, nothing like what the I. V. Meds caused and I felt much safer taking it vs the other more powerful meds. I would recommend this to anyone suffering from kidney stones"
farmer john (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 6, 2016
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"Ok so you probably want to take this with food. It made me EXTREMELY nauseous when I didn't. Works well for pain. While many pain meds make a person sleepy, this one has the complete opposite effect on me. It made me extremely energetic/hyper. I had overwhelming urges to "spring clean" the house, garage, and do things I had been putting off. The down side of that, however, is it interferes with my sleep and I can't take it at bedtime. It's ok for daytime pain for me."
Saraih (taken for less than 1 month) January 8, 2016
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"I was prescribed this medication after vaginal birth, 30 hours labor and a significant episiotomy. Medicine was a life saver. I have a very low pain tolerance and had almost no pain while taking this medicine. The cons were that I was extremely constipated and mentally was very out of it and even had some light hallucinations."
NewMommy2015 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) December 11, 2015
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"Prescribed this after impacted wisdom teeth extractions. Eased pain a little, but the headache, sleeplessness, constipation, jitters and persistent nausea isn't worth it. Ibuprofen works much better without any side effects."
Marie1984 November 27, 2015
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"I just recently got this medicine for tooth pain. As I am going to dds for several issues.. My RX I 5/325. I've noticed it minimizes the pain but doesn't take it away. I also am going g thru major nausea sometime vomiting. It makes me so tired feeling and always thirsty feeling... I may need to just stick with motrin.. I will talk to her about this when I go for my next appt on tuesday"
Cng7708 October 2, 2015
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"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."
dntgiveup1 (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 3, 2015
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"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."
newfie by (taken for less than 1 month) May 6, 2015
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"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."
DaveLaw (taken for less than 1 month) May 2, 2015
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"Prescribed for pain of a large ulcer on my foot, 10/325 x6 a day, it definitely provided relief until I recovered (2 months). Tapering and stopping was crummy but somewhat relieved by clonidine, neurontin and a short course of ativan. A potent pain med tho, definitely works!"
Jazon (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 9, 2015
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"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."
ChrisF1105 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) February 11, 2015
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"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."
Lucia1999 (taken for less than 1 month) November 7, 2014
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"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!"
Morgan Danielle. June 7, 2014
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"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."
roxxyrobin (taken for less than 1 month) March 31, 2014
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"Probably one of (if not the best) pain reliever on the market when used for acute pain. Or when coupled with a long lasting "around the clock" pain reliever it can be used for breakthrough pain."
sopranofan (taken for 5 to 10 years) March 23, 2014
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