Anyone on Nucynta?

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hopelessgirl
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   Posted 8/2/2010 8:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been on percocet and/or Vicodin for a few years now along with the fentaynl patch. My doctor asked me to switch to Nucynta and said it would work better? Anyone on this? How do you like it? Does it help more?
2002 Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Plantar fasciitis, Migraines / Daily Headaches, 2005 Gastric Bypass surgery (200 lb weight loss), 2006 Hernia repair (due to wls), one week later complications and an emergency surgery Bowel obstruction, March 2008 another Hernia repair, chronic back and leg pain all over muscle pain (doctors say it's related to fast weight loss and loss of laxity in muscles etc, Nerve damage / pain in back legs and arms / hands, herniated discs and spinal stenosis in lower back, high blood pressure, anemia, allergies. Recently had 3 miscarriages and now back on several medications and getting mirena / IUD soon.

Have been on so many different medications! Currently 75mg Fentaynal patch, 1200 mgs Neurontin 3xday, Immitrex as needed, Avapro, Prozac 80 mgs, percocet for break through pain as needed, Skelaxin as needed, Zanaflex (at night to sleep and muscle Relaxer), topamax, Xanax as needed and I think that might be it hehe

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ekkorose
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   Posted 8/2/2010 8:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Just have to ask...why would your doc switch you to extended dilaudid AND nucynta?

Sarrah

Hysterectomy at 25 : Fell down stairs 3 days after4 laproscopic surgeries since 24

Cervical Stenosis between C 2 and C6 and two buldging disks located C2/3 and C4/5

Meds - Embeda 20mg 2x per day: Dilaudid 2-4 mg every 4-6hrs::Amrix 15mg 1x day: Pristiq 50mg 1x day

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hopelessgirl
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   Posted 8/2/2010 9:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't know at all? He just said it to me at my last appt on Friday that I should switch and it will work better? I didn't tell him I was having any problems or anything. I said i was scared to switch and would try the ny****a and stay on the fentanynl patch and read about the diludud extended. He said ok? Now I'm reading about ny****a and it seems the majority of people dont like it and vicodin or percocet work better for them.
2002 Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Plantar fasciitis, Migraines / Daily Headaches, 2005 Gastric Bypass surgery (200 lb weight loss), 2006 Hernia repair (due to wls), one week later complications and an emergency surgery Bowel obstruction, March 2008 another Hernia repair, chronic back and leg pain all over muscle pain (doctors say it's related to fast weight loss and loss of laxity in muscles etc, Nerve damage / pain in back legs and arms / hands, herniated discs and spinal stenosis in lower back, high blood pressure, anemia, allergies. Recently had 3 miscarriages and now back on several medications and getting mirena / IUD soon.

Have been on so many different medications! Currently 75mg Fentaynal patch, 1200 mgs Neurontin 3xday, Immitrex as needed, Avapro, Prozac 80 mgs, percocet for break through pain as needed, Skelaxin as needed, Zanaflex (at night to sleep and muscle Relaxer), topamax, Xanax as needed and I think that might be it hehe

If you would like to keep in touch with me on twitter my name is butterflyz0033, please let me know your from Healing well :)

JulietteSuzanne
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   Posted 8/2/2010 11:16 PM (GMT -7)   
I just got on it today. I take one 75 mg every 6 hrs. So I've taken two pills so far and my pain is about the same. It's too soon to tell. My PM doctor said if it works, it will work in two weeks (by the next follow up appt.) I've been told by him and the pharmacist that it IS stronger than Vicodin and more similar to the levels of Percoet and Tramadol.

I'll reply back in a few days to let you know if it is working for me.

ekkorose
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   Posted 8/3/2010 5:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Actually, it is within the same chemical make-up on tramadol...I guess you could call it Tramadols big brother...(Or little since its younger )
Hysterectomy>4 laproscopic surgeries since 24

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Meds - Exalgo - 8mg once per day (hate it)::Amrix 15mg 1x day: Pristiq 50mg 1x day

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In the United States today, there is a pervasive tendency to treat children as adults, and adults as children. The options of children are thus steadily expanded, while those of adults are progressively constricted. The result is unruly children and childish adults. ~Thomas Szasz

grainofsalt
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   Posted 8/25/2010 3:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes I have currently been on that medication going on 4 months. For me it has worked well until very recently. For the previous 3 months, my pain was at the moderate to moderate severe level and it DEFINATELY works better than vicodin, and is significantly stronger than tramadol. Its considered to equipotent to oxycodone's lower end of the pain relief scale, as it has relatively low side effects at lower doses (50, 75, 100), but moderately heavy side effects at 150-200. Reportedly, side effects aren't well tolerated beyond 200 mgs so there is a ceiling of use. It is similiar to tramadol, but its key differences are that it has stronger MOR receptor activation (opoid activity), stronger NE reuptake activity, but almost no SE reuptake activity (compared to tramadol). Its a single molecule thats active, so it doesnt have to be processed by the liver first to become active like tramadol and codeine do. It has less drug interaction and generally less side effects, but it does have a strong anti-depressant like effect. Medication can cause a stimulant like effect that turns into a more sedative like effect, but in general these side effects are managable.

The medication worked for 3 months with very little tolerance building for me. Whenever my pain was a 6 to 7, it did well to bring it down. Once my pain hit an 8 though, it just wasn't enough alone (though it still usually helped) and celebrex or ibu had to be used to help bring the pain down more. To me this medication is very useful because unlike percocet, it seems to build tolerance slower. However, percocet seems to take effect quicker. I personally believe the medication is slightly stronger than percocet overall in dose per dose comparison, and it seems to last slightly longer for pain relief. However, as I stated, its limited to treating moderately severe pain in my case and over the past several days ive been in the 8-9 pain scale region a few times, so its become less useful. I have an appointment with my PM doctor today, so we will see what he recommends, since this medication did work well for the most part.

PS- If your doctor recommends a trial of it, atleast try it out. Its lower risk of dependency coupled with its NE properties make it suitable for nerve pain (IMO)
MRI revealed a bulging disc w/gel lost at L5 and showed the bulge touching nerves, causing sciatica. Diagnosed w/ Arthritis which is responsible for joint inflamation pain. Treatment: Nucynta 50-100 mgs every 6 hours (schedule II narcotic, moderate MOR receptor activity and moderately strong NE reuptake inhibition), Celebrex 100 mgs, Epidurals, Radio Freq nuerotomy (sept 8th, 2010)

JulietteSuzanne
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   Posted 8/25/2010 4:26 PM (GMT -7)   
After being on Nucynta for a few weeks with loopy side-effects, the pain broke through. I got off of it. It wasn't worth the headaches, nausea, and drugged feeling. Plus, it ended up not working well for chronic pain.

spinal soldier
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   Posted 8/26/2010 11:22 AM (GMT -7)   
i tried it and it caused significant sedation and a apathetic feeling and the pain reliving factor was not much. the FDA says it has a abuse profile similar to hydromorphone but i dont think so. i return most of the bottle to my doctor. it is new and the pharmacy reps are pushing it with percs to the doctors. it has a similar molecule to venlafexine [effexor] just like tramadol so it has the norepinerperine reuptake inhibition effect. it has only been approved for acute pain as far as i know.
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