I had the same reaction with Percocet (and thus have never tried Oxy). I do fine with hydrocodone (Vicodin, Norco, Lortab, etc.). However, my reaction was to the 10/325 Percocet (oxycodone). I do just fine with the 5-mg tablets.
My doctor also stated the histamine release theory to me. An added symptom I had that you did not mention was when lying down to go to sleep I would suddenly get a flushed feeling starting in my brain and going to my toes and I felt very anxious, like something terrible was happening and I thought I was going to die.
This was most likely the release of the histamine and it didn't sit well with me. So, I no longer take Percocet.
I am on the fentanyl patch, Norco, Flexeril, and I do take 100-150 mg of trazodone at night for sleep. So you should do just fine with what you were prescribed.
I would suggest to try to split your tablet of Percocet and see how that works.....you can always take the other half a little later if the first half doesn't control your pain....just to see if you have the same reaction to the lower dose.
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L4-5 surgery with cages, plates, and screws in 2005
MEDS: Fentanyl patch, Norco, Celexa, trazodone, and Flexeril
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