I have been taking percs for 6 months now and I was just recently prescribed oxycontin for bad arthritis pain in 60% of my body. So far I'm not addicted (knock on wood) hopefully I never will. I am scared of these so maybe thats why I'm not an addict. I too was on tramadol which didn't do squat for my pain.
I am glad that I found this site as it has awesome information at your fingertips not to mention so many members who will help each other in a heartbeat. You would not believe how many people where I live (I live in an apartment building) found out that I have oxycontin and are trying to get some from me.
Last week I gave one of my percs to my wife because she had a very painful boil on her inner thigh. It helped her pain enough that she lanced the boil herself. I told my doctor about that and asked him if that was bad, he said if it helped her then it was ok.
You are supported by a lot of very helpful people here jds710. You can add me to that list too.
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