wes - welcome!
I take percocet 5/325 and have been taking it for almost 6 years now. It is the only thing that has really worked for me - as my pain isn't always bad - but is always there. I've noticed that if I take the percocet before I eat by more than 5 minutes, I get a slight buzz from them - so I've learned to take them after I eat or during the meal.
Be very glad that you've found something that works for you... the one thing to watch out for is taking more than is prescribed at any one time. I am allowed 3 percocet a day - sometimes I take 1/2 a pill sometimes I take 3 in one day. Make sure you aren't doubling up at any one time as well to get "extra" relief - as it will (IMO) make you become used to it quicker.
The last piece of advice is to make sure that you are not taking tylenol in any other forms on top of the perc's. We buy sleep meds for me over the counter - and always make sure they dont have tylenol in them - the same with alcohol and whatnot. Also - lastly - drink plenty of water to allow your body to flush out the tylenol and keep your liver healthy!
hugs! Again, welcome
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