Percocet keeping me awake

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   Posted 1/27/2009 12:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm on the 10 630 or what ever its called to take as needed. My knees hurt and ache not on a permant basis, if I bend down, I may not be able to get back up. At night they just ache, on top of my neck and back pain which seem to have taken a back seat since the knee thing came up. x-ray said nothing. She wants to do a MRi.
Anyway what is my alternative for pain relief from percocet?
I've taken Darvecet-does nothing
Tylenol 3 not much help
Vicodine...pain management about the same as percocets and keeps me away too. Since I have Fibo sleep is a necessity for me but with being up all night I'm sliding down hill. I take ambien CR at night and if I have percocet in my system, forget it I'm not going to sleep.
Any suggestions? I also think I"m ready for daily pain relief vs as needed because its needed now all the time.
Fibromyalgia, Anxiety, IBS, Reflux, Insomnia,
Lyrica 200Mg X2/ Zolft 150 Mg/Ambein CR/Zantag (presc strength)
Taking it one day at a time.... 

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   Posted 1/27/2009 12:52 PM (GMT -6)   

I am the same way. If I take pain meds within 8 hrs of bed, it is a major no go for me. I tend to get hyper on any kind of depressent and pain meds are high on that list.

I wish I had a trick or tip for you but I don't. However, someone will be along soon that might be able to figure this out.


Hysterectomy at 25

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   Posted 1/27/2009 12:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Sarrah, at least I know I'm not alone!
Fibromyalgia, Anxiety, IBS, Reflux, Insomnia,
Lyrica 200Mg X2/ Zolft 150 Mg/Ambein CR/Zantag (presc strength)
Taking it one day at a time.... 

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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 1/27/2009 1:57 PM (GMT -6)   
percocet has the opposite effect on me it makes me tired.
Percocet,ambien,elavil,reglan , neurontin,zyrtec and soma.
spinal conditions: Scolosis,herniated discs,spinal blockage,Spinal stenosis,bursitis ,Fibro,and arthritis

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   Posted 1/27/2009 2:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Me too kara...makes me sleeeeeeep like a baby
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


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

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   Posted 1/27/2009 5:21 PM (GMT -6)   
The percocet doesnt phase me. But maybe I just got used to takin it. At first I was sleepy, not anymore. Have you tried maybe seeing what hapens if you only take a half a pill? I know with my mother, she would crash for hours and get loopy. So she takes a half pill now and is fine.
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Medications: CellCept, Prednisone, Tri Nessa, Percocet, Metformin, Prilosec, Protonix, Zantac, Advair, Cingulair, Albuterol, Calcium + Vitamin D

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