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User Reviews for Stadol

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Summary of Stadol reviews 7.4 48 reviews

Reviews for Stadol

Ram · Taken for 2 to 5 years June 17, 2019

For Pain "Works great for kidney stone pain instead of going to the Dr every time to get a demerol shot. I have reoccurring kidney stones, stopped counting at #42."

Lyssa. · Taken for less than 1 month April 23, 2019

For Labor Pain "They gave me this Stadol rubbish for labor contractions. 5 secs later my eyes were actually rolling into my head, it felt like they was spinning. I was screaming flipping out. I was in so much fear I passed out and didn't remember anything after that."

Patty · Taken for 1 to 2 years November 6, 2018

For Pain "Was very helpful. A dr prescribed stadol to me when I was 19. Before I realized it I was taking it even when I didn't really need and was quickly addicted. I've been addicted to opiates ever since. It's been a long rough road and I'm currently clean but this was so not worth the pain it helped. Dr.s should never prescribe this to anyone to take home and take whenever they want. In a controlled setting only."

SDS · Taken for 1 to 2 years August 18, 2018

For Pain "I was prescribed Stadol at the age of 15 after suffering from migraine headaches that left me holding my head and literally screaming for my parents to help me. Did Stadol work? Oh absolutely. Unfortunately it also gave me my first high - my first experience with opioids and years upon years of substance abuse once the nose spray was discontinued. YES it helps. But I'd NEVER recommend it to anyone. It is highly addictive. I'd love to have the chance to tell that family doc from many years ago how screwed up it was to prescribe this to a young kid."

Texasbee · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 17, 2018

For Pain "I have suffered from chronic cluster headaches since the age of 16. I have been on every medication and have had all of the injections out there. This has been my only relief. It has been the only medicine that has given me back my life. I too have fought the preconceived notion that those in the ER with head pain are merely drug seekers. I hope I can keep my prescription as it has been a miracle worker."

CinderElle · Taken for less than 1 month July 19, 2018

For Labor Pain "I was trying to avoid a spinal for my labor and my nurse administered Stadol. The WORST drug ever. I ended up going on a psychedelic trip and it was not an enjoyable experience! My oxygen levels kept dropping and my sister in law had to remind me every 2 min to breathe! If she hadn't been there, I don't know what would have happened, because the nurse gave it to me and then left. Every time I closed my eyes, I saw beautiful spirals of color, but the fact that I was forgetting to breathe was HORRIBLE."

Ditto · Taken for 2 to 5 years March 16, 2018

For Pain "Stadal nasal spray is the only drug that allows me to love a normal life. I have chronic crohn's pain & I have tried many of the drugs developed for crohn's and they haven't worked. I do not go over my physicians dosage orders and can honestly say I've experienced no side effects except a dry mouth."

Ckb · Taken for less than 1 month February 22, 2018

For Labor Pain "Horrible experience. Not a good choice for somebody with panic attacks or anxiety. Makes you extremely dizzy, it was terrifying for me because I didn't know what was happening. Pain relief was minimal."

Nisha22 January 22, 2018

For Labor Pain "Well Heather I guess I'm in that 1 percent range with you.. as soon as the Medicine hit my veins my eye began to roll and my head started shaking like I was having a seizure or something. my heart rate was all over the place beating extra fast and I was literally going crazy. Fussing at my husband, and the dr and all of the nurses telling them something is not right something is not right and they said I was overreacting so I got even more annoyed ugh just ugh . Although about 4 hours later the craziness wore off and I had a nonchalant attitude but I told myself I will NEVER IN LIFE get that again.."

Anonymous November 22, 2017

For Pain "I was given stadol for a burned foot. within 30 minutes I could not control any part of my body. I was limp all over and drooling. The next morning I was having terrible thoughts and felt drugged out. Horrible experience... I never want that drug again.."

Tlgoad45 · Taken for 10 years or more August 23, 2017

For Pain "Don't use this if you have an addictive personality...almost killed me"

Heather W. July 20, 2017

For Labor Pain "I was given STADOL because I was at 3 cm for so long, yet my contractions were getting unbearable (can't get the epidural until 4 cm). The nurse told me, it works for some people and not for others. I am assuming it either takes the pain away or it doesn't. Well, it literally made me INSTANTLY start sweating, and my eyes were rolling in the back of my head. However, no pain relief. I got extremely restless and an intense feeling of confusion and dysphoria. I was so unprepared for that feeling, it's horrible. Being in a hospital, in labor, confused, restless, still feeling everything. I researched it when I got home and apparently, only somewhere around 1% experience this. Just pray you're the lucky 99%."

Alli16223 June 18, 2017

For Labor Pain "I am literally on this medication right now. I got a dose through my IV and yes at first it was intense and made me very loopy and hot. But now I am just must more relaxed. This is my fourth baby. I'm not quite full term so they used this to see if I could relax enough for contractions to stop. They haven't and I can still feel them but it's much more bearable now. I didn't have this with any of my other deliveries just the epi. Everyone reacts differently to different medicine and doses, so I don't think that basing what is right for you off of other people's experiences is a good idea."

Ariluv83 June 13, 2017

For Labor Pain "I was given stadol via IV while in labor with my eldest child. I don't know what dose but I did go unconscious for what I think was a few seconds. I just remember waking up gasping for air as about 6 nurses rushed into the room. They were trying to get me to breathe and checking my vitals. Not sure if I flatlined but I did have to remember to breathe, which wasn't fun. I remember feeling really high and happy after giving birth but it took me a long time to come down from it. I had my two younger children without meds and felt much better and aware of my surroundings. The stadol did help with pain but I'll never forget how hard it was too breather when you have to consciously make an effort to do it."

SW4741 · Taken for 2 to 5 years April 23, 2017

For Pain "My husband suffered from migraine headaches throughout his life. He was prescribed Stadol ns. His migraines became more constant as his body craved Stadol. He was going through 5 bottles a week and had a callous on his palm from using it. This was back in 1996-1998. He went through rehab. It did stop his migraine, just to bring them back stronger and more often. PLEASE ASK YOUR FAMILY IF YOUR PERSONALITY IS CHANGING. Please listen to them."

billietex March 22, 2017

For Pain "I have had very bad migraines for years when a neurologist prescribed the stadol ns and for the first time in years I had relief. Then without warning they cut the amount I was allowed to have in half. So I have a good week followed by a bad week. I guess its against the law to feel pain free all the time."

Amykatie · Taken for 2 to 5 years January 7, 2017

For Pain "I was having serial migraines and ALL other types of headaches for many years after a bad car accident. They got so bad I'd start screaming from pain. In emergency room a wonderful doctor gave me stadol nasal spray. In less than ten minutes, my pain was under control, I had an appetite, could move around or rest as needed. The worst side effects were an awful aftertaste and snacking. I refrained from driving, but the screaming headaches would have done that to me anyway. God bless the doc that took a chance that I wasn't just another addict. Thanks to him I did not kill myself in despair; it gave me a chance to find a decent pain doc, get blocked nerves, botoxed tmj, dropped stadol, no addiction!!"

ScaredyCat13 · Taken for less than 1 month July 30, 2016

For Pain "I went to the ER with aneurysm symptoms and was administered Stadol Via IV. The nurse explained that it would make me sleepy and help with the pain in my head. Immediately I felt a little sleepy followed by nauseous and very warm all over. Within a few minutes I started to feel VERY uncomfortable in my own skin. I felt as if I had a horrible hangover or something. As I fell asleep I began having horrible nightmares. This experience was the first time I've been given the drug to my knowledge. Overall it made me feel kind of panicked and frightened. I hopefully will never be given this medication again."

Gran3 · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 17, 2016

For Pain "I hace severe migraines and trigenimal neuralgia. When I am in pain, there is nothing that has ever helped other than demerol in a shot form. I was prescribed Stadol to try bc for some reason they call demerol a dirty drug and wont hardly prescribe it. (Aren't all pain drugs dirty?) but i used stadol the first time and it didnt take all of the pain away, but made me extremely irritable & grouchy. My mood was fine & normal before that. I had to use again later that month. Same thing, doesn't take all the pain away & extreme irritability, grouchy, horrible mood. When it leaves my system, I am back to normal. Am I the only one it does that to? I cant take morphines or triptans. Not sure wht to do now."

Daisybean · Taken for less than 1 month April 21, 2016

For Pain "Omg I was given Stadol in my arm where my IV was to start. I went to ER for throwing up and throat burning and right side of my throat was closing up like swollen and on fire. They took blood, a pee test and came back with zofran in my IV and had me drink this Cocktail stuff that had lidocaine in it. Made my throat burn worse. I think they gave me WAY too much of Stadol. Weirdest feeling ever!!! Felt like I was flipping backwards, my body was being pulled forcing my whole body and brain n eyes. Felt so panicky, freaked out, the worst drunk feeling ever. I would NOT recommend this to anyone. Coming down from that scary high. Still can't stand up by myself. Do not take it. I would rather have the pain than have to take this again"

Samski0206 · Taken for less than 1 month April 19, 2016

For Labor Pain "I was prescribed this when I was having preterm labor contractions. They said it would help me relax and sleep and let my body calm down enough for the contractions to stop on their own. Well... The contractions stopped but not until after I tried to convince my husband I was a stegosaurus. I don't remember much, but I do remember feeling very dizzy and nauseous until I eventually passed out. It's not something I will take again, but it did do its job of pain relief."

Kittenface · Taken for less than 1 month March 27, 2016

For Pain "I have migraines really bad, my neurologist prescirbed Stadol as a last resort medication. So far it has not worked. Just made me nauseated and gave me a head rush. It's very discouraging to read the comments about ER's thinking migraine sufferers are drug seeking people. It's sad that we get no attention or help. I would rather suffer than go to the ER and be put in a group that I'm not in. Good luck to all of us :)"

Brandyb123 · Taken for less than 1 month December 7, 2015

For Labor Pain "I was admitted into the hospital at 31 weeks for almost 3 weeks for preeclampsia and PIH. I would get terrible migraines and was so uncomfortable from constantly being in bed and switching from my left side to right side. I was given Stadol through IV and let me say it is amazing! When given intravenously, it works within seconds. I got really dizzy and felt like I was floating. I wasn't in pain anymore and slept like a baby. this medicine is great for pain, I don't think I would've made it through my hospital stay without it!"

mk0211 · Taken for less than 1 month November 7, 2015

For Labor Pain "I was given stadol during induced labor, it was miraculous, however after 20 hrs, I was still not dilating. I was given an epidural and began hr long labor, stadol in conjunction with epidural, I finally was able to have child w/o surgical intervention. Was also given stadol post hysterectomy, via IM injections. Only drug that helped pain for both."

NYCmomma September 5, 2015

For Labor Pain "All I can say is that stadol is AMAZING! I felt like I was floating on clouds and when the pain did come back I didn't care.. I could feel the pain but it was like I was disconnected from it somehow? After I had my son I asked what they had given me cause I had never felt like that before with my other babies. So if they offer it to you take works!!! I couldn't imagine how these people are able to function if they take it for migraines??"