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6.5
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For Pain "I have severe back pain and have been prescribed norco 10 Mg 6x day for almost two years. I moved and got in with a new doctor. She prefers a conservative approach since I am young and there is risk for addiction with opiates. I am on Nucynta 100 mg IR and it works great. There really is no change in the way it helps with pain or makes me feel from the norco. I like the nucynta better personally. Only con is that it is expensive and insurance does not want to cover it."

   
8.0

RBrody (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 16, 2017

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For Pain "Was put on nucynta 100 mg every six hours for a two week trial after 60 mg of morphine long term use and tolerance. I have had major hot flashes, headaches, nausea At first I thought maybe the conversation wasn't done correctly but this medicine just flat out does not work for me at all. I woke up with night sweats, had to go to the bathroom and couldn't go. I'd rather go back on the morphine and adjust the dosage up. They can have this drug."

   
1.0

Jam10307 January 4, 2017

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For Pain "A friend gave me two 50 mg and said it was good pain pill, but I took both of them and it did NOTHING! What a waste!"

   
1.0

Larlee76 (taken for less than 1 month) December 16, 2016

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For Pain "I was put on this so called pain medication 2 days ago. I have dealt with the hot flashes, which was no fun. Today , I'm breaking out all over my body, having serious diarrhea , and had to take Zofran from puking. I felt I was out in left field somewhere roaming around when I was on it and did not like the feeling. "

   
2.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) December 15, 2016

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For Pain "Nucynta has been effective for pain management..... But I have developed constipation and prolonged yeast infections."

   
8.0

Carlita1979 December 11, 2016

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For Pain "I have severe, constant pain following 4 serious car accidents (none my fault) over 14 years. I was taking Oxycontin 10 mg x5 per day and my Dr. recommend I try Nucynta. I don't know why. It was more expensive and not available in a generic form. After three days I felt it was less effective in controlling my pain. On the fourth day I woke up and felt I had nothing to live for and my life had no meaning. I have depression and PTSD caused by the accidents but these conditions are well controlled by other medications. I normally don't have these thoughts. I beleived this was a side effect of the Nucynta so I immediately stopped taking it and those thoughts went away right after."

   
5.0

senecawoman5 (taken for less than 1 month) December 11, 2016

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For Pain "This has worked great for me. Manages my pain well and my only side effect is feeling sleepy towards evening. I've taken it for over four years and am now reducing daily dosage with pain still managed well."

   
8.0

CDM4 (taken for 2 to 5 years) December 11, 2016

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For Pain "I have severe IC. This is the only Med that my Urologist will prescribe for my 9/10 pain. I take 50mg 3x/day. It does lower pain level to a 1/2. However I get headaches and just a bit "foggy". All things considered though I cannot function with the pain so I have to tolerate these side effects in order to live a "normal" life. Norco did work better but my MD will no longer prescribe that due to addiction possibilities."

   
8.0

BroncosFan6761 (taken for 2 to 5 years) November 15, 2016

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For Pain "I have a form of muscular dystrophy and take this for my chronic severe pain. I've been on the immediate release 2x 50 mg a day. It is a miracle for me. I can function way better than I could on norco or oxy and it works way better for managing my pain than lesser pain killers like ultram. I've tried both the ER and IR and found the ER to not be as effective for me. nucynta IR has seriously given me more quality of life. The only downside for me is there is not yet a generic available and it's extremely expensive (even with insurance)."

   
10

Twenty something chronic pain (taken for 2 to 5 years) November 3, 2016

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For Pain "DO NOT TAKE THIS PILL...!! IF YOU HAVE ANY DOUBTS PLAY IT SAVE!!! THIS PILL gave me brain fog after only a few days... my pain INCREASED!!!! I was in so much pain my husband couldn't touch me!! Pain from head to toe... when I stopped taking it, within one day I was back to my normal fibromyalgia pain .., I was starting to think being dead would be better than feeling like that all the time !! BE VERY CAREFUL!!!"

   
1.0

Dennypig (taken for less than 1 month) November 3, 2016

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For Pain "I have been on 100 mg Nucynta 4x a day for several years. Took a long time for me to grow used to it but alas.. i did. And you will. I never had any side effects at all and this med initially controlled the pain from a level 2 fusion, facet joint arthritis of the spine, 5 exploratory wrist surgeries and some other things but didn't last long.. I have never tried any other narcotic for pain and have decided since opiates have gotten so badly out of hand lately and the laws are going to be majorly tightening on them soon that I am not refilling the Nucynta this time. I am going off the pain killers cold turkey. Good luck to you all with your pain and finding what works for you all."

   
4.0

Tracy210T (taken for 2 to 5 years) October 24, 2016

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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!"

   
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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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