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kara487
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   Posted 12/31/2008 3:49 AM (GMT -7)   
I was prescribed Percocet  and was wondering if it helped your pain? I appreciate any help. I hope everyone has a Lpd and a Happy New Year.
Lortab,ambien,elavil,reglan , neurontin,zyrtec and soma.
 
spinal conditions: Scolosis,herniated discs,spinal blockage,Spinal stenosis,bursitis ,Fibro,and arthritis


Scarred_for_life
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   Posted 12/31/2008 7:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Kara; I have been on Percocet or I should say its generic derivative for the last 5 years. It used to help bunches for the BT pain but now that I have been on it for so long it no longer helps with the pain and I am wanting to get something else for the break through pain. But I want to wait until I see where we are going with the Stimulator first. It did at first when I started taking it brought my pain from a 10 down to a 7 which for me was wonderful (ahhhh those were the days) but now I am at a constant 8 on the good days and a 10 on the bad days :-(. Unfortunately with my new diagnosis of having impinged nerves close to the spinal column the medications cannot touch my pain and there is no surgery that can help it so my best hope is WC coming through with the stimulator. Just wish I could get some answers to a few questions that I have.

Anyway...hope this helped and have a great New Year

Scarred
HEALTH ISSUES: Herniated discs at S-1-L5, L5-L4, L4-L3. Two level fusion (2000); one level fusion (2002); Revision at L4-L3 (2003). Slight herniation at L2-3 but Neurosurgeons will not operate because of previous failed surgeries. Diagnosed with Failed Back Syndrome, Permanent Nerve damage and Chronic Pain

Medications:

Kadian, Lexipro, Percocet, Lunista, Topamax and Robaxin.


PAlady
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   Posted 12/31/2008 12:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Kara,
I think you need to follow your doctor's instructions and see if it helps your pain rather than compare it to others. Medications work differently for each person. I take percocet and it's very helpful, but there are also different strengths, and a whole host of variables. Try it and see if it helps your pain, and if it doens't let your doctor know so you can discuss other options.

PaLady

Lindaloo
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   Posted 12/31/2008 3:54 PM (GMT -7)   

yes, i have taken percocet 10/650 for years every four to six hours for fibromyalgia pain and it works great for me most of the time  about a year ago I started having problems with it not working so they tried me on some other pain meds.  That was no good.  After about three months I went back on the percocet and it worked again like a charm

Now there are days when the percocet and the lyrica I take just don't cover it and I add an antiinflammatory and that seems to help me.

Try it and see if it works for you.

Gentle hugs.

Lindaloo

 


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hep93
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   Posted 12/31/2008 5:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I have found that Percocet is great for short-term pain (such as a broken bone), but that the body's resistance to it builds quickly, thus requiring more and more and eventually not working at all.  This was my personal experience and everyone's pain and body chemistry is different.  I have done much better on a combination of Lortab and ibuprofen 800 mg.  You might want to see how you do on it and discuss its effectiveness and/or alternatives with your doctor.
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skeye
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   Posted 12/31/2008 8:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kara,

I take straight oxycodone (the opiod part of percocet) & it helps me somewhat. But the relief it gives me is highly variable & it only seems to help me for 2-3hrs. I also get some significant side effects from it, so I'm not sure whether it is the right med for me in the long run. But as PAlady said, everyone reacts differently to these meds. Your body's reaction is highly dependant on your body chemistry, type of pain, & other meds you are taking. I hope that the percocet helps take away some of your pain! Happy New Year!

Skeye

Baybreeze
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   Posted 1/1/2009 9:59 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi,

I've tried it for nerve pain, but it did not help at all. The only painkiller that helped every so slightly for my nerve pain was vicoprofen (perhaps the combo of the painkiller and ibuprofen was a bit more help). However, it still did not help enough. I've tried other painkillers as well, but to no avail.


SmurfyShadow
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   Posted 1/1/2009 8:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Kara, it helps my pain. But I know someone who it doesnt help touch pain either. I also know my mother, give her a simple vicodin..she is out cold. The medication is a pain killer. I say do as the doctor bids. If it doesnt work, simply go back to the doctor hon. If you dont want to try it, go back to the doctor and request a referral to a whatyacallit person doctor (the ones that are natural only medication doctors) or a accupuncturist.

uniquelyme
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   Posted 1/1/2009 9:19 PM (GMT -7)   
skeye,
I saw that you are taking oxycodone. Does it give you any headaches? I am also taking Oxycodone 15 mg. without the tylenol in it and it seems to give me a horrific headache...and it's kinda iffy on the pain relief. At first it seemed to do the trick, but after only 2 weeks it's not doing as good. Is that normal or what?

Me.
 
 
spinal stenosis,degenerative disc disease,bilateral neuropothy.
lamenectomy L3,L4..spinal fusion L4-S1
 


skeye
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   Posted 1/2/2009 10:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Me,

No, it doesn't give me headaches. Although, like you, it seemed to help significantly in the beginning, but after being on it for several weeks, the relief seems much more variable. Sometimes it helps a little, sometimes it helps a lot, and sometimes it doesn't help at all. I never know what to expect. It's quite frustrating.

Skeye

uniquelyme
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   Posted 1/6/2009 12:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Sleye, I wonder why pain meds do that? I mean, just after a couple a weeks? That seems a little soon to me....but what can we do? We can't go to our Docs every month and expect them to up the ante so to speak...I guess we live with it, huh>?

Me.
 

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Hemi-lamenectomy, Spinal Fusion

120mg. methadone daily, 60mg. oxycodone daily

 


skeye
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   Posted 1/6/2009 6:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Me,

I suppose it has something to do with tolerance? I haven't been taking opiods for long enough to know how long it takes to develop a tolerance. Fortunately, my doc is pretty good. He insists on seeing me every other week until we get me settled on some routine.

Skeye
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