Ok … I know we have had many posts about what everyone takes for pain… But I have an apt with my pain dr. And at the last apt, the medication Nucynta was brought up. I currently take Tylenol, Motrin, & tramadol everyday. It’s just not cutting it, the heating pad seems give me more relief. I have tryed Percocet , but it causes a racing heart, and Lortab helps, but causes a migraine 2-3 hrs after I take it. So I only take 1/2 when I really have to.
So what about the Nucynta ? Does anyone take this ? Does it help ?
What do you all take for pain that works ?
Hugs & blessings
I do know about the drug Tapentadol but refused it once I researched it. Anything anyone writes is their PERSONAL OPINION and I do want you to understand that.... and it does apply to myself as well.
Any time you take a prescription drug you need to do research on it, but it is your option. I am only telling you this because I do it for my self. Tapentadol is a Narcotic which can be habit forming. I for one refuse to take any Narcotics, and my pain is a 10 everyday ALL day. I have personally decided that if it cannot be treated with non-Narcotic meds then I will just deal with it (My opinion). I am sure that this Narcotic will mask your pain but you would have to try it out for yourself. Everyone is effected by medication differently so try it out if that is your option. Never give up on trying to figure out what works best for you.
God Bless You..
I've looked into Nucynta, because I'm allergic to opioids, but I can somewhat tolerate the synthetic ones. This is fully synthetic opioid medication with an SSRI added. It can be a problem if you're already on an antidepressant, you run the risk of Serotonin Syndrome.
The studies compare it's pain relief to Oxycodone. Patients say it's stronger than Ultram, but weaker than Vicodin. So there's a lot of conflicting information right now!
I'd love to hear more too, especially about side effects.
I did find this, some patients give their opinions:
Good luck dee, keep us posted.
I've tried various pain meds but nothing really worked except Vicodin (I take the lowest dose 5/500). I tried Tramadol for a while but it started to give me a really bad high that my body didn't feel like mine, so I quit. Neurontin made me hyper. Codeine does absolutely nothing for me. I haven't tried oxycodone. I think I will stick with what I have since I know it works most of the time with few side-effects.
OK FREINDS I HAVE A QUESTION. I WENT TO MY PCP YESTERDAY, WHY IS IT THAT THEY HAVE NO ANSWERS FOR YOU WHEN IT COME TO PAIN. I TAKE NARCO 10/325 IT DOESN'T EVEN TOUCH MY PAIN. I HAVE BEEN READING THAT SOME OF YOU GO TO A PAIN DOCTOR. WOULD IT BENEFIT ME TO FIND A PAIN DOCTOR. MY REUMOTOLOGIST CAN'T SEEM TO HELP ME NEITHER. I DON'T SLEEP AT NIGHT BECAUS OF THE PAIN. SO HARD FOR ME TO GET THROUGH THE DAY. I HAVE FIBRO FOG BAD TODAY. CAN'T EVEN THINK OF WHAT I WANT TO SAY. YOUR HELP WOULD BE VERY MUCH APPRECIATED. HOPE ALL OF YOU HAVE A PAIN FREE DAY.
Thank y’all for the response ! I did not get the Nucynta, just still trying to get better pain control, it’s really hard to know what the right thing to do is, I’m also worried if I do find something that helps will I become dependent on it ? Will the pain feel worse when I don’t take it . Yikes so much to consider !
Inspiration… Thank you for your thoughts I really appreciate it !
Renie… Thank you for the link , I’m going to read it now !
Hugs & blessings
Thanks Angel I’m going to read it now