Posted 5/6/2012 12:28 PM (GMT -6)
Lexi...I was on Percocet for many years and started having a lot of nausea....both my Dr. and I decided to try and move me to OxyIR which is just Oxycodone without the acetaminophen (Tylenol)....
It turned out within a week I was feeling immensely better...and within a month I had NO MORE nausea!!!!
Now...this may not be your issue...but my Dr. said it's not uncommon for people to just become less tolerant to acetaminophen..And I was escstatic to have such an easy solution with taking away a medicine instead of adding one for nausea!
So now...if I ever have a cold/fever or light muscle aches from something different than my spine pain. I can add a Tylenol or Advil.
I really like having the choice and to be without the daily nausea was incredible:)
So...just something to discuss with your Dr.
As well as I agree with others that the 75mch Fentanyl could also be too much medication for you. Did you move up slowly on this starting with the 12mcg, to 25, 50, then to 75?
You may just fair better with another long acting medication like Oxycontin, MSContin, Nucynta, Opana, etc...
Again...just suggestions as we obviously aren't Drs.....I just wanted to come on and say that I had the same issues and was so happy with the easy fix.
A quick caution on using Ginger ale....you should mix it with water as sugar can make nausea even worse...So something like ginger tea with a dash of honey is even better...
I wish you luck!
SB and "the pup who snores loudly"
ACDF C5-C7, (no hardware), with autograft bone Nov. 2001
(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha"))
ACDF with hardware, allograft bone Nov. 2005
Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Oct 2006