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6.6
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For Pain "I have been on so many hydrocodone & oxicodone strengths & combinations that have given me, on a scale of 0 - 10, a 3 at best. I have degenerative disc disease, bulging discs, and hip/SI joint pain from ankylosing spondylitis. I don't take it every day, but as I need to. That should say something right there! I take the 50mg, up to 2x/day. It didn't make me sick to my stomach either. I will add one caveat - I have not gotten any migraine relief, which is what it was originally prescribed for."

   
7.0

Lady Anne (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 24, 2016

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For Pain "I've been on nucynta 150mg for months, I feel no relief of my pain, which is sever in my back. This drugs doesn't even make me sleepy, it's as if I'm taking nothing! I feel it is worthless as a form of pain management!"

   
1.0

Christine Lynn August 23, 2016

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For Pain "ok"

   
6.0

lacys August 20, 2016

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For Pain "I was put on this medication and taken off hydromorphone. It was horrible! I was given 50mg three times a day. I had hot flashes, restless leg syndrome, headaches and blurred vision. The blurred vision was so bad it was making me dizzy. It also made me so weak and washed out feeling that I could hardly make it through the day. I went back to my pain doctor to complain about this medication and she put me back on the hydromorphone which was working perfectly in the first place!"

   
1.0

Horrible Hannah (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 1, 2016

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For Pain "After 10 years of a combination of treatments that included fentanyl 100mcg every 72 hrs and dilaudid 2mg 4x prn daily with injections, facet, and nerve block. I was diagnosed with Ms in early 2014 on top of a major back injury and a decade of chronic pain. I moved to a different state and was taken off these meds without taper so I not only went through withdrawal but was sent Into a Ms relapse. I was put on nucynta and was experiencing major headaches, disorientation, flushing, dizziness,and more.. After my husband thinking maybe my blood pressure was elevated I took my blood pressure and discovered it was dangerously low, 75/35! When between doses my readings we're a normal 110/72 but no more than 15 minutes after it dropped again!"

   
1.0

TN in pain (taken for less than 1 month) July 23, 2016

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For Pain "For fibromyalgia - This drug did absolutely nothing for me, like taking a placebo pill. No pain relief WHATSOEVER. I was tried on 200mg ER. I noticed that after about an hour and a half after taking a dose, I would pass out asleep for about an hour and then wake up not remembering that I even fell asleep. Very strange. I'd wake up in full blown pain and I also had stomach cramps which made my pain levels and overall experience much worse. I was so hopeful for this drug because it's said to treat diabetic neuropathy which I also have in addition to the fibromyalgia but it didn't do anything at all to relieve my pain. You'd be better off taking Tylenol instead of this, that's how terrible it is."

   
1.0

Vee12 (taken for less than 1 month) July 20, 2016

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For 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!"

   
10

XenaBard (taken for less than 1 month) June 29, 2016

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For Pain "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"

   
1.0

Kurtfen (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 24, 2016

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For Pain "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."

   
5.0

sp sparky (taken for 2 to 5 years) June 16, 2016

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For Pain "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"

   
1.0

jaywithms (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 7, 2016

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For Pain "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."

   
8.0

AndrewSCski (taken for 5 to 10 years) May 7, 2016

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For Pain "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."

   
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GhettoPharmacologist (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 1, 2016

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For Pain "I have only been on nucyta for about a week I think like It the hot flashes I'm hoping will pass in time as well as the morning withdrawal so so good"

stuff it! April 22, 2016

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For Pain "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."

   
6.0

slayer88 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) April 15, 2016

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For Pain "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"

   
1.0

kadeedid (taken for less than 1 month) March 24, 2016

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For Pain "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..."

   
1.0

ROBERT APY (taken for less than 1 month) February 27, 2016

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For Pain "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!"

   
1.0

d91689 February 26, 2016

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For Pain "Just average"

   
6.0

M814 February 10, 2016

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For Pain "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."

   
1.0

Zvoleff February 4, 2016

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For Pain "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"

   
8.0

PitBullMommy (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 26, 2016

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For Pain "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."

   
9.0

kookie kk January 25, 2016

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For Pain "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."

   
9.0

Mystery shoulder (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 1, 2015

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For Pain "Gave me severe-headache,insomnia, dizzy, confused, this medication is very dangerous I have learned that the hard way stay away!!!!"

   
1.0

Nyc79037 (taken for less than 1 month) November 21, 2015

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For Pain "This gave me severe anxiety and panic attacks. I thought it would go away but its 16 days on this and getting worse"

   
1.0

Patttt October 20, 2015

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For Pain "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."

   
1.0

Aimez (taken for less than 1 month) October 10, 2015

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