Hello bestnana! Welcome to the boards!
My story is almost the same as yours- was on Percocet for years and it stopped helping me, so was switched to Nucynta a few months ago. At first I was given the regular Nucynta to take 3 times a day, but while it helped, it only helped for like 2-3 hours. My Dr then put me on the ER, which had always been the plan if the IR worked for me, to take every twelve hours and then the IR for breakthrough pain. My dosage is Nucynta 75 & Nucynta ER 100.....This medication worked quickly for me, but everyone is different. I have a lot of the same problems you have with your back, but that doesn't mean just because it helps me that it is going to help you.
One thing I have noticed though is that it's supposed to be a medication that doesn't need increases too quickly- what I mean is a person is meant to be on the same dosage a lot longer than other opiate's because the tolerance doesn't build as quickly with the Nucynta....So, with that being said, I already feel like it's not helping like it used to. I'm pretty upset with this as it literally seemed like a miracle drug to me and I don't want to have the dosage increased only after 3 months of being on it.
OK, sorry, I wrote a lot. LOL
I do hope it kicks in for you and does help with your pain! Good luck and keep us posted!
Current: Lumbosacral Spondylolysis, Lumbosacral Neuritis, Arthritis L3-S1, Facet Syndrome, SI Joint Dysfunction, Interstitial Cystitis, Vulvodynia, Restless Leg Syndrome, Bi-polar, IBS, Fibromyalgia, PTSD. On too many medication's to list & have had many surgeries & procedures and I'm only 34.