I am new to this site and wanted to comment on a recent change I’ve had in medication that has been successful in lowering my pain. But first, I’ll give details of how I got here.
I had back surgery in 2007; fusion L5 – S1. I have had chronic nerve pain down my left leg everyday since the surgery. I have been seeing a PM for pain and have been treated with all the opiates; oxy, ms contin, hydromorphone, etc. None of these drugs eliminated the pain, I would feel better but that was it. I always felt drugged out and my work was suffering due to being forgetful and always tired.
Now to the good news.
I have a new doctor who prescribed Nucynta, but first I had to tapper my self down from the oxy. Not fun but I got through it. I started taking Nucynta 11 days ago; it took several days to get into my system. It wasn’t until the 5th day that the pain level went to a 1. At this point I’m having very little pain compared with what I was living with before. Before this new drug I could not sit here at my computer for longer the 20 min, I’ve been sitting here about an hour today.
One of the good things about this drug is I don’t feel loopy or buzzed. The only side effects I’ve had are nausea and a little tired. I take a Bonine for the nausea and I’m good to go.
I hope this post helps others that may try this drug. Keep in mind it takes several days to build in your system before it works.
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