Hi Shooter! I am on Nucynta ER 100 one tablet every twelve hours and then also regular Nucynta 75 for breakthrough pain. I'm on other med's, but it won't help you to know them, so won't post them. I started on the regular Nucynta 75 one tablet every 8 hours, but it was only working for about
3 hours. My pain doctor expected this & said if I did well on it he would put me on the ER....So he did.
I like this medication as I've had no side effects from it except occasional drowsiness. I had been on Percocet 10/325 before the Nucynta, but was taken off of them as they were no longer helping. I get much more relief from the Nucynta than I ever did with the Percocet. Also, this drug is not as addictive, and it takes a lot longer than most opiates to build up a tolerance to, which means you aren't constantly needing your dosage increased.
I am a bit confused why your Dr started you on the ER first, as most people are put on the regular immediate release first, but each Dr is different. I do hope you get the much needed relief you need with the ER. I've heard way more positive things than negative about
this medication, so hopefully it will be a positive experience for you. Do keep us updated please!
Current: DDD L4-S1, Arthritis L3-S1, Facet Syndrome, Interstitial Cystitis, Vulvodynia, Restless Leg Syndrome, Bi-polar, IBS, Fibromyalgia, PTSD. In past 6 months have had epidurals, facet blocks and radiofrequency ablation.
Past: Endometriosis, Adenomyosis, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. 3 laparoscopies, 2 cystoscopies, total hysterectomy, appendix & gallbladder removal.