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   Posted 5/10/2012 7:51 PM (GMT -6)   
My doctor just wrote me some Nucynta ER 100mg. I have never heard about it and I was wondering if anybody had tried it. And how did it wotk for pain relief? I have read the paperwork that came with it and was just looking for some real world examples.

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   Posted 5/10/2012 9:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there Shooter...It looks like you are new over from the Gerd welcome to chronic pain...

One of the things I always advise about taking a new medication is to go in with a very positive attitude. Asking for how it's worked for others is kind of tricky....because I'm sure there are those that have had a bad experience and will share. But that doesn't happen to everyone. There are many people....most of them who don't go online to pain forums as they are feeling great...

So that kind of cancels each other out...

What I do pay attention to is possible side effects. It's still the same in that what happens to others may not happen to you, but it's good to just know what it "could" be. As well as read all the literature that came with your prescription from the Pharmacy.

And barring any type of actual allergic reaction that is emergent.....many of the nuisance side effects of a medication go away in a few weeks to a month.

Also know that Drs. start patients on lower dosages so they have room to tirate up as needed. But they also want a patient to give at least a month to see how it does in your system over time.

At least that is what my Dr. has always done.

So...I know it doesn't sound helpful..LOL...But really, we are so unique on this board with our pain issues, the other meds we take, our own metabolisms...etc. That every single medicine will react differently for all of us.

The main things is I hope it helps lower your pain.

Does your Dr. have you doing other, non narcotic things to help your pain each day/week/month? A comprehensive pain program is about using all modalities possible so that no one relys on just one thing/pill. Think of them as building blocks...

So, if you feel like sharing what are your pain issues now and what treatment are you seeking...

Post Edited (Snowbunny21) : 5/11/2012 8:43:19 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 5/10/2012 10:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for your reply SB21. Any and all information helps. I would be taking the meds on a as needed basis for damage done during mutiple right side hernia surgeries. For the most part I do not need to take anything, but I asked the doctor if I could have something on hand other then Vicoden. So he gave me this and told me to try it and let him know. Thanks again for all your help.

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   Posted 5/10/2012 11:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Shooter61 and welcome to the chronic pain forum. I suggest that you take a look at this medication at and read up on it. I like this particular site because they are pretty informative about meds.

We have a couple of people I believe on this medication and for the most part seem pretty happy with it. But, we have had others try it and did not like it, so it really is hard to say whether its something you will be happy with or not.

Let us know what you think of it. Take care....Susie
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   Posted 5/11/2012 2:03 PM (GMT -6)   
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!
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