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User Reviews for Percocet to treat Pain (Page 7)

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Percocet Rating Summary

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8.8/10 Average Rating
171 ratings from 182 user reviews

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Reviews for Percocet

long_time_pill_taker May 13, 2009

“I am 25 and have been taking 7.5/500 Percocet since I was 15 (10 years) and it used to work VERY well but its super easy to build up a tolerance and you have to wait a few weeks for it to go down so they also just started giving me 100mg of Demerol which is FANTASTIC. I have IGA NEPHROPATHY, and NIFRIDAS, and CALCUIM KIDNEY STONES and will have to live with pain the rest of my life and it is very hard to find a doctor who will prescribe to someone my age who is really suffering.”

8 / 10
Anonymous May 11, 2009

“I use percocet 5's as needed for shoulder instability (subluxations/dislocations). Although it works well for pain, I find that I don't like the stomach upset, lightheadedness, or nausea while on it. Eating something helps somewhat. I seem to have issues with all drugs of this type so perhaps this is just me.”

8 / 10
Anonymous March 23, 2009

“I was having terrible back pain from my degenerative disc disease. I started off taking tramadol(ultram), then they switched me to Percocet. That changed my life. After taking it for a few months I could drive again. Now I can go where I want with little or no pain. I still have pain when shopping, which I hate anyway.”

10 / 10
chaumont March 12, 2009

“This drug worked very well after my shoulder surgery. I took it for 6 weeks. My doses started at two every 6 hours for one week and tapered down to 2 at night. I was never told and did not realize that withdrawal would be a problem. I had several of the common withdrawal symptoms and 10 days after stopping the drug completely, I still have insomnia, night sweats and anxiety. No other sleep aids help me sleep yet.”

8 / 10
Anonymous March 12, 2009

“Best thing for pain.”

10 / 10
Anonymous February 23, 2009

“I have a degenerative bone disease that started a dozen years ago. Pain took over my life and made it hardly worth living. Doctor prescribed combination of percocet, lyrica, and cymbalta and it gave me back my life.”

10 / 10
Anonymous February 3, 2009

“I am taking Percocet 5/325mg every 6 hours as needed for migraines. It is the only thing I can use that works for me. It works within 20 minutes and takes my pain away.”

10 / 10
brad pitt January 14, 2009

“I feel that Percocet does not fully cure the pain but it definitely lowers the pain level on a scale of 1-10, down to 3-4 and it makes my pain livable.”

10 / 10
Agent 99 December 29, 2008

“I was prescribed Percocet for a foot injury. It was a lifesaver. Percocet dealt with the pain and helped my mood at the same time. I have noticed others' comments about its help with mood, and I have concluded that there is a correlation to its efficacy and anxiety. ”

8 / 10
Anonymous December 28, 2008

“I take 550mg one to three times a day for chronic back pain, due to a car crash 5 years ago. I originally started with 325mg the same amount of times a day but my body formed a tolerance which is totally common. Percocet helps, but for only an hour or two, and because I have a child I don't take it when he's awake because it does slow my reaction time.”

honky December 16, 2008

“Very good.”

9 / 10
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
red baron November 21, 2008

“Post open abdominal surgery for fibroids. Sent home from hospital with this medicine one every 6 hours. In the hospital it was 2 every 6 hours but I don't think the MD wanted me strolling around too much as I did in the hospital with 2 tablets. Even 1 was very good for pain but at 6 hours I knew it was time for the next dose. Very strong narcotic with expected side effects - be sure to use a stool softener ( your doctor will prescribe or no doubt recommend one), especially after any abdominal surgery.”

9 / 10
Robb42 November 14, 2008

“I was recently prescribed Percocet after ankle instability surgery. It takes the pain away, however several times I was about to pass out, urination was hard and I definitely had dry mouth.”

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
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
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
Anonymous October 22, 2008

“I had a herniated disc, and at 23 years old all my doctors were hesitant to prescribe it to me. Finally one did and it was amazing how fast and well it took the pain away. I just had a lumbar fusion(L5-L4) and Percocet helped with my recovery pain. Definitely a good medicine, but take as ordered and stop when the pain is gone.”

10 / 10
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
duski September 11, 2008

“I've been on 10 mg Percocet, then 7.5mg, then 5mg now I am on 2.5mgs and they are perfect. I don't get all tired. I think percocet is a good pain medicine. I also take oxycontin and alprazolam but the oxycontin 40mgs are strong so I take them once in a while.”

9 / 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
Anonymous August 10, 2008

“I had fixation surgery with 10 screws in my fibula last week. The medicine is great for pain. However, make sure to eat before taking it, and get ready for the occasional blurred vision.”

9 / 10
Anonymous July 24, 2008

“I had abdominal surgery and Percocet was my best friend for almost 2 weeks. I switched to 800 mg ibuprofen to ensure that I did not develop addiction to the percocet.”

10 / 10
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
bobofet July 14, 2008


10 / 10