User Reviews for Nucynta
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Reviews for Nucynta to treat Pain
"I've been on Fentanyl patches (100 mcg) for a decade with Methadose for breakthrough. The Methadose was discontinued when our state legislature decided they'd place a cap on the daily dose for opioids. Fentanyl was nothing short of miraculous for spinal pain, but it didn't touch the pain in my bones. My physician added Nucynta recently. I had serious doubts, but I discover the Nucynta worked. Something nothing else had done. I had to fight to for MONTHS get it approved (covered). Eventually, it was approved. But only for a year. We'll be forced to fight it out once more next Spring. :( No side effects at all!"
XenaBard (taken for less than 1 month) June 29, 2016
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"I took 150 mg x 2 daily of nucynta for full body stabbing pain and it didn't even help one bit for the pain. I do not recommend this drug to anyone, it is a waste of time , money and it doesn't work for moderate to severe pain. There was a survey on Facebook the other day in a support group and nucynta helped only 1 in 10 people for there pain. The only positive side it had no side effects for me but I rather had it made me sleepy and help my pain then waste my time and money. Disgrace of a pill"
Kurtfen (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 24, 2016
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"Run from it. Ive been taking it for four years.more u take the more u have to have. Its synthetic and very addictive. 100mg.tab equils 40 mg.morphine. i was taking 6 per day it dulls the pain but it dulls ur mind too.im off it now and i feel alive and most of my back pain is starting to subside.i take mobic, and im great. When i got hurt it actually helped but i built up a tolerance to it over 4 years.ive got 5 discs messed up."
sp sparky (taken for 2 to 5 years) June 16, 2016
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"This medication was terrible! It did nothing for my nerve pain or the pain in my lower back. My DR wanted to try it and i agreed and it was a month worth of mistake. I was in pain even when i took 2 50mg at a time. I would say its a medication that should be used in cases where u dont have a very high pain level. I wouldn't recommend it"
jaywithms (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 7, 2016
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"I have three herniated discs in my lower back. I started taking Nucynta after I built up a tolerance of other pain killers (Codine, Hydrocodone, Oxycodone). If I take a whole pill, it puts me to sleep, the pain goes away but my face and neck itch, this can last 6 hours. I have found if I take half a pill, it takes the edge off the pain and there's no itching and I don't feel sleepy; I can work and even drive. I take these halves every 5 hours until I know the pain subsides.I'm on and off these pills; never had other side effects. I don't take them long enough (maybe 2-4 days) to get addicted."
AndrewSCski (taken for 5 to 10 years) May 7, 2016
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"I'm not sure why this medication is considered a schedule II 'narcotic'. Perhaps having been prescribed Oxycodone, Hydromorphone, and Fentanil in the past is a factor in forming this opinion, but I have been fortunate enough to find a specialist willing to treat fibromyalgia-related pain with Nucynta. This medication does not give me any of the usual negative opioid side effects, nor the weird SSRI/SNRI type mental side effects of Tramadol. Nausea is rare and possibly unrelated, no itching, or lack of mental clarity. I can see why it would be inadequate for post-surgical or trauma-induced pain but it works perfectly for my current state of managing physical therapy after a long period of inactivity."
GhettoPharmacologist (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 1, 2016
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"Was put on this by my PD for around the clock pain relief. At first it seemed to work fine with minimal sides. The ER that I was on definitely didn't last anywhere close to what the company claims in their literature. Could feel it wearing off after just 3 hrs. Sides were minimal but the hot feeling that some have mentioned here started becoming very annoying, and that was only with the 100's. Mentioned this to my PD and all she did was put me on a higher dose - something tells me she must be getting huge kickbacks from Janssen, the mfr."
slayer88 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) April 15, 2016
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"I was prescribed this medication because I'm allergic to some of the more common pain killers. I took it a total of 2 weeks, daily as prescribed. I had horrible hallucinations became severely depressed, had insomnia and I felt like every ounce of joy was sucked out of my body. I had the strangest experiences with this medication. I felt like I left my body. Once, I saw myself jumping off the balcony. I was clearly hallucinating. It was the worst experience from a medication I've ever had. I was extremely distraught but, had no idea why. My husband freaked out and rushed me to the doctor. I was told that it was side effects of the medication. I had to be weaned off of it by a dr. Even under the Dr's care, I had horrible withdrawal sympto"
kadeedid (taken for less than 1 month) March 24, 2016
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"pain doc just switched me to nucynta ER 150 mg - twice daily...after making the rounds of other meds. I was on 4mg dilaudid before this - morphine, oxycodone - all losing some of their effect after a while; but, they ALL worked better than this tapentadol stuff. I am a cancer survivor with a host of other conditions - arthritis, carpal tunnel, cervical neuropathy and lower back pain. Not only is it having no effect on the pain - I can't sleep - have pounding headache and now can't urinate at all (enlarged prostate). don't like this med at all..."
ROBERT APY (taken for less than 1 month) February 27, 2016
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"I got nucynta after I had surgery on my hand. I severed tendons and the recovery was awful. I was given Norco and then also nucynta. The 2nd night I took the nucynta I started to feel strange. My heart was racing and I felt panicky. My bf asked me if I was okay and I couldn't answer him. I stared at him because I was trying to not have a panic attack. The feeling I felt is hard to explain. I just knew something was wrong and I was having some kind of reaction. Finally I asked him to take me to hospital. Once on the freeway I had a hallucination. I saw a 20 ft tall figure on the side of the road. I swear on my life. No other drugs were involved.. I don't drink and have never had this happen before. I was okay a few hrs later but it was scary!"
d91689 February 26, 2016
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"Nucynta was prescribed by my pain clinic a few months ago. Despite my complaints of severe anxiety, restlessness, elevated blood pressure , restless legs, my skin turning blue, inability to sleep, they continue prescribing it. I am losing my mind. I have spinal stenosis, DDD , RA and OA with cervical fusion surgery, two total hip replacements and one hip revision. My life is governed by pain. Since I started taking this horrible rx I am losing my mind. I am 69."
Zvoleff February 4, 2016
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"I have been in constant pain for 17years (since I was 12) RSD, Chronic Migraine, Fibromyalgia, myofacial pain syndrome, sjogrens, and several other things. Tried everything to manage the pain and gain some of my life back. The only thing I found that helps is Nucynta. I have been on it for about 4 years, (1) 100mg tablet every 4 hours. It's a love/hate relationship. It's the only thing that helps my pain, but I hate waking up every morning going through withdrawal bc I've been on it so long. I tried the ER but it wasn't as effective. I know it's not good to be on it for so long but I'm at a loss for any other options to try, and it really does help me be more functional than I was without it. Besides the withdrawal I have not had side effects"
PitBullMommy (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 26, 2016
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"I am a register nurse working 12 hour shifts. tugging pulling. I fell back in 1998 and damaged both of my knee's severely. I have taken many different medications to control my chronic pain. I have been taking nucynta 75mg every 6 hours since summer 2015. Not all of my pain is gone, but I can tolerate more activity. My life has improved greatly. It is great that I do not have to burn up my liver with Tylenol. Like all medications; it is not for everybody. It works with my body chemistry. My pain levels are low enough where I can sleep."
kookie kk January 25, 2016
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"I had shoulder surgery back in July 2015. I was prescribed 50mg every 6 hours for pain. I took it just a couple days because I did not need much of it and the side effect dry mouth drove me insane. Fast forward to November 2015. I'm still experiencing severe pain in my shoulder 9/10. So I started using these sparingly whenever I feel like I want to be pain free. It works great and the dry mouth is worth the pain free time I get."
Mystery shoulder (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 1, 2015
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"I wanted it to work so bad that I almost believed it was working. However, I am an extreme case so I should have known it wasn't. So I looked up the ingredients and laughed at myself for thinking it would work."
Aimez (taken for less than 1 month) October 10, 2015
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"I Have a cyst along my spine with a messed up disc. The codeine based medicines side effects were terrible. Nucynta 75mg. 3 X day works wonders. I only take it when I do a lot of work which affects my lower back. My wife likes me to take it as I am not as grumpy. Like all medicines some work for certain people and not for others. For me Nucynta and Demoral work best with min. side effects"
Cockfighter September 7, 2015
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"I tried at least 15 different medications for severe neuropathy and sciatica pain. No medications help with my pain Nucynta has. I don't understand why is so hard to find, at least in my city."
Mimota (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 25, 2015
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"From username you can tell I was a roofer my entire adult life and at the end had a bad fall and burst l1. Had a fusion 5 levels and went back to work for 5 years and had to retire. Started taking nucynta after retiring works well for about 3 hours and pain starts increasing. Much better than other meds as far as side effects after taking it a few days. I don't get all loopy and can thing straight and function normal. Friends say to me they have never seen me act high. They don't even realize I'm taking it. I'm sure if you abuse them it's like the rest. Just take what you need have a life."
1roof (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 5, 2015
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"I have chronic pain that wraps around the right side of my rib cage and believe it to be nerve/muscular. I was taking Tramadol for many years along with my Lyrica, but the Tramadol just wasn't working anymore. My paid doc replaced the Tramadol with 50 MG Nucynta twice per day. The results are phenomenal - I am basically pain free and able to function fine at work on it with no side effects of any kind. This medicine has improved my quality of life and I can't believe how much better I feel."
SJGDERBYCITY June 22, 2015
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"I have CRPS in my left foot. I have a spinal cord stimulator (paddle leads). I have been on pain meds since 7/2013 after an accident. Meds tried through prescription from pain mgmt. Norco, Percocet, Oxycontin, Morphine ER, Butrans and more. Nucynta was prescribed April, 2015. I took it for 1 week. I am a very positive person who is always seeing the good in any situation. Nucynta made me depressed, moody, not wanting to get out of bed, quiet and overall someone I do not want to be. It did aid in my pain control, but I cannot be that person is made me. After being off of it for 2 days, I am back to being my positive self. Would I recommend it? I don't think so."
Ohiofan1974 (taken for less than 1 month) May 9, 2015
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