User Reviews for Oxycodone
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Reviews for Oxycodone to treat Pain
Roxicodone (oxycodone): "I recently had 3 very painful surgeries within 3 weeks. It's been a month & one week since my last surgery & I've been on Oxycodone IR 15mg every 3 hours (max 8 pills per day) ever since. I am a recovering heroin addict so this is a very slippery slope however i am now being tapered down VERY SLOWLY by one pill every 2 weeks until I can be off of them completely. I have a very patient & understanding pain mgmt dr. This med works extremely well as a pain reliever & is also very calming. I see the potential for addiction & the only downside is how fast tolerance develops. After a month & a half I feel like I need 30mg every 3 hours to do what 15mg did before but still it eases my pain & that is all that counts. I have zero side effects too!"
Manic314 (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 5, 2017
2 users found this comment helpful.
"severe lower back pain, sicatica etc. Pain management Doctor gave me injections in spine which made it worse. I finally found a great Doctor that went thru everything from lowest non narcotic to the fentynal patches. oxycodone has given me a life back, I take two 15 mg. tablets every 8 hours. they take 45 mins. to take effect for me. I can walk, do some things around house not just lay in bed.."
Sparkie218 (taken for 5 to 10 years) October 23, 2017
8 users found this comment helpful.
"I used this during cancer treatment in 2015 to alleviate the sharp pain in my right lung (tumor). For the worst pain I was taking 2 X 40 mg/day. I was able to wean myself off it after about 6 weeks but now 2 years later the cancer has become active again, so I'll take 20 mg to see how I go. It does cause constipation."
SpookySJS (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 16, 2017
5 users found this comment helpful.
"Broke my elbow in 2 places and fractured my pelvis. DR prescribed 10mg four times a day or for four weeks. Elbow never bothered me but the pain in my pelvis was unbearable. This did not relieve any pain. I stopped taking the oxycodone after 5 days and switched to scotch. The scotch worked wonders."
Unhappy user August 26, 2017
5 users found this comment helpful.
"Oxycodone. And, my reaction to it. I had bilateral inguinal hernia surgery yesterday, June 21. All went well during the surgery and in recovery. Several hours later while resting at home, the soreness was getting to me. I decided to take one of the prescribed pills as the directions said take one or two tablets every 4 hours for pain. I took it just before going to bed. And after perhaps 30 minutes had lapsed, I started to experience delusions of my body sinking into the bed, my body was sliding off the bed, thoughts of being suffocated, and those were frightening enough that I woke up Jane who assured me that “no, you are falling through the bed.” I was now awake when vivid images of extension ladders started dancing together and singing about “bilateral hernias.” They were literally were swirling about the room in front of my eyes. Frequently, I found myself staring at my raised arms while my hands and fingers carried on incoherent sentences and conversations. At times while awake, the dimmed lights in the bedroom were dancing and I was carrying-on muttering conversations with myself. These awake experiences lasted for hours. They were not just uncomfortable and distressing, but frightening as well. I have decided to not take another Oxycodone pill. 6/22/2017"
Hernia dude (taken for less than 1 month) June 22, 2017
7 users found this comment helpful.
"To treat my breakthrough pain, I find that oxycodone is one of the more quicker working narcotic pain meds. Downside to that is I find it seems to wear off in no longer than 4 hours."
Benjamin P1225 (taken for 10 years or more) June 17, 2017
15 users found this comment helpful.
"I have been using 5 milligram oxycodone 30 milligrams a day for 10 years straight. No addiction issues no craving more it still works. I've got C3 through C6 bulging discs in different directions. I don't crave more I find it if you take it when your body dip takes the pain in other words just because it's 8 a.m. there's no reason to take 10 milligrams my bottle says 10 milligrams every 8 hours for pain. But if it's 6 a.m. I Take 5 milligrams and then I don't need another pill so later as long as I do not ever take more than 30 milligrams in 24 hour. By doing this I've been able to maintain pain relief and not need anymore the medication is still effective. Not all people are addicts"
Vetinpain (taken for 10 years or more) March 31, 2017
44 users found this comment helpful.
"Following my surgery, I was given Oxycodone instead of Percocet "to protect my liver ". Oxycodone had an immediate effect that lasted just 30 minutes, and then the pain returned each time. What was worse is the psychotropic effect of this drug on me. While taking Oxycodone for 4 days, I was depressed, restless and constantly brooding about the ills and suicides of others. Oxycodone was very bad for me, and it's psychotropic and near-hallucinatory components must be exposed. I switched to Tylenol with Codeine and felt back to myself the following morning."
MissRitz (taken for less than 1 month) March 29, 2017
6 users found this comment helpful.
"I am a 53 year old Mom with an 11 year old daughter. I suffer with lower back pain from L4 disc surgery in Sept '16 and fibromyalgia. Advil just does not touch the pain and it also triggers acid reflux. Hydrodone made me severely nauseous. Oxycodone is the ONLY pain medicine that gives me relief. It does not make me sleepy or cause acid reflux. I DO take a stool softener on an every other day basis to prevent constipation & that works. Previously I had been on it for 2 years prior to surgery for sciatic nerve pain. After surgery I had NO problem weaning off. If you wean slowly, 1/2 pill reduction at a time, it's not an issue. It has been a lifesaver for me."
PenelopesMom (taken for 6 months to 1 year) January 11, 2017
45 users found this comment helpful.
"I have been on 4-5, 15 mg oxycodones a day for the last 2 yrs and I finally have my normal life back. The prior 12 yrs I was in and out of the ER and hospital more than I can count, I just know in 2014, I was in and out a total of 14 times, with a GI surgery and in 2004- 2006 it was about 128 days total with a surgery. I have a very odd birth defect in my GI system. Without the pain killers, I would end up in the ER 1-9 days every couple of weeks with level 10+ abdominal pains that would cause uncontrollable vomiting for more than 11 days at a time. No fluids would stay down, nothing. I would be bedridden to the point the paramedics would have to come carry me out the house to the ER."
thankful, so thankful (taken for 2 to 5 years) November 10, 2016
29 users found this comment helpful.
"I take these occasionally for breakthrough pain, but I am prescribed tramadol for everyday chronic pain. I get almost instant relief from oxycodone and when its been about 30 minutes its completely effective, the pain is completely gone, which is a little different than tramadol. Tramadol takes about an hour to kick in. In my own experience I strongly suggest you understand the extreme risk of addiction of this drug, I know too many people that decided they were done with oxycodone for something more potent, and develop some dangerous (and very sad) habits. If your doctor wants to prescribe it, ask questions about the drug and don't take more than prescribed by your Doctor."
Chelseabergstresser October 17, 2016
26 users found this comment helpful.
"My sig other was being given roxy 30s daily by his friend and partner at work. His wife and he were both prescribed 180 a mo. At first my man was flying he worked 8-18hrs a day on call for weeks at a time on top of his 40-60hr schedule. it was insane. Then his friend started smoking them and didn't have the extras very much anymore. This is where HELL came into our life. My man was addicted no script. He was miserable sick and in fear of the awful sickness that loomed constantly. He was mean. They both deteriated and lost their jobs eventually. It ripped our family apart. When my guy was let go he payday loans so deep they took his entire paycheck. His friend died on his bathroom floor last year. Our family was torn apart."
Lost a good friend September 3, 2016
23 users found this comment helpful.
"So far the best when it comes to pain... Only quite addictive from the little research ive been able to put together so far and it's starting to freak me out a little bit but so far it's all good since I met my new Dr after the last one started charging me ridiculous amounts of cash just for me to get a refill and it's not cool!!!"
mrmeds (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 19, 2016
13 users found this comment helpful.
"I have had constant constipation on this medication, but it is a heaven sent, my doctor recommended me to start on Nopiate along with it. So far so good,both have been working great for my chronic pain."
Martha Allenby July 12, 2016
15 users found this comment helpful.
"Full hip replacement. I take Oxycodone 20 mg every 6 hours,when I first started taking, it gave me headaches but my pain control was great, in about a week, the headaches were gone. I would highly recommend this pain med, I have been taking them for a month and my mind is clear, don't feel tired from a scale of 1 to 10 my pain is about a 2 or 3 with the pain meds. I would like to warn you if you wait too long out to take your meds you will regret it. I take 20 mg every six hours, one night I slept about 10 hours and woke up with intense pain."
Sky $ black 55 (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 1, 2016
20 users found this comment helpful.
OxyContin (oxycodone): "OxyContin allowed me to recover from cancer surgery without any complications. I did have some unpleasant side effects like constipation. But it was totally worth the pain relief I got from surgery."
Lucia1999 June 11, 2016
42 users found this comment helpful.
"Had a csection and it helped a lot with the pain didn't make it go away completely but really toned it down as much as I could've hoped for."
LES33243 (taken for less than 1 month) May 17, 2016
18 users found this comment helpful.
"This is a great medication, and it really works, but i would not recommend it, BECAUSE ITS SO ADDICTING! please dont get into it."
Mr.Medzz May 7, 2016
24 users found this comment helpful.
OxyContin (oxycodone): "I have suffered RLS since about 5 years of age. Now 78. Nothing would stop it - neurologists tried all usual medication, permoglide, rivotril, etc. Then saw new GP in 60's who also suffered badly and he had in desperation tried oxycontin with great relief. Suggested I tried one 10 mg tablet before going to bed or when travelling as passenger in car - this was intolerable. Found tablet worked like magic and although reliant on it still take same 10 mg but one tablet first thing in morning and one prior to going to bed - about 1 hour before. Found it does not always work at night so I can be up until 3 am walking the floor nearly going insane as pain in legs is so bad. However, 90% of time I do get incredible benefit."
Former sleep deprived walker (taken for 10 years or more) April 4, 2016
66 users found this comment helpful.
"Not as effective as other generics"
SmittyGlock March 3, 2016
14 users found this comment helpful.
"I was given oxycodone for pain relief in the hospital after hip replacement surgery. The pain relief was okay, but the side effects of nausea, confusion, and weakness made me feel wretched. Who wants to throw up repeatedly and feel pathetic after surgery? As soon as my surgeon swapped oxycodone for tramadol, the bad side effects disappeared. Tramadol's pain relief was comparable or better. I'm amazed by all these high ratings because many friends had similar bad side effects with oxycodone."
Mary the teacher January 27, 2016
9 users found this comment helpful.
"Ok, I've used Oxycodone for the last 2 years, when I got in a bad car accident. I stayed at a hospital for 3 weeks. I was given 30mg Morphine, 2mg Dilaudid, 2mg Ativan, and 50mg Promethazine every 4 hours, IV. I got sent to a pain management doctor, after talking about what happend, he gave me a script for 10mg Methadone 3x daily, and Oxycodone 30mg for breakthrough pain 4x daily. From 10/10 pain, with these amazing pain killers, my pain is now just 1/10. Thank you Methadone, and esp Oxycodone."
Oxy_Man (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 7, 2016
50 users found this comment helpful.
OxyContin (oxycodone): "I was in a near fatal car accident when I was 18, I was on Morphine for 6 months. After 30 years it is catching up to me. I am in some pain now most of the time. With Oxycodone I am able to make it through the day, and work. Caution during use, if used for over 90 days, dependency could occur easily. Please be aware of this."
OregonRock (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 18, 2015
46 users found this comment helpful.
"Awesome help in all day function with Hemicrania Continua headaches (unremitting and fluctuating in severity all day long, 24/7, 365 days a year for 12 years thus far.)"
Drivencarebear015334 November 10, 2015
10 users found this comment helpful.
"worked better than Dilaudid when my elbow went septic and I almost lost my arm...made the pain less so I wasn't feeling like death..."
Chuck Schick (taken for 6 months to 1 year) October 5, 2015
33 users found this comment helpful.
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