I have been taking 1/2 tab of Percoset (aka oxycodone) 3 x's a day for a few years now, before that it was 1/2 tab of Vicodin for many many years. I not only have Crohns, but also Fibromyalgia, and osteoarthritis and live with chronic pain everyday. Actually Crohns is in remission, but my joint pain is there everyday. I do best with 1/2 tab. It works well to take care of most of my pain. Some days I have to take a little more becuz I have more pain. If I don't need it I don't take it, and have no withdrawal type problems. So at this time, I am not "dependent" on it. I really dislike the addiction type posts. With chronic illnesses like we have, the pain that many Crohnies live with, prescript
ion meds like this are needed. Yes some of us may become "dependent" on them, but how much better is our quality of life without living with so much pain. Addicts are people who abuse these meds just to get high. I do not get high from my meds, I get pain relief. JMHO
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease & Anxiety/Panic
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!