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Hi I have extreme pain 24/7 and I take Oxycodone when needed on top of all my other medication including Zomorph ect does anyone else take Oxycodone and how does it effect them?
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posted November 13, 2016
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oxycodone is a generic name for the active ingredient in multiple opioids (I.e. Percocet, OxyContin etc). Also Norco's active ingredient is hydrocodone and is aka Vicodin. It comes in 5/325 & 10/325 (hydrocodone & acetaminophen). I've been on both at different times and I have to switch back and forth because my body gets used to each after a few months. Unfortunately my current PCP doesn't want to diagnose fibromyalgia. I'm actively searching for a new PCP but can't find one accepting new chronic pain patients. Our healthcare system is flooded with chronic pain patients (legit & otherwise) and physicians are at high risk of legal ramifications obviously. And it really sucks for those of us with non-stop seemingly endless pain. I just want someone to take the pain I have that can't be proven with a test seriously. And treat me accordingly.

posted November 14, 2016
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@A MyChronicPainTeam Member I have been using Oxycodine for many years for different painful chronic conditions. Initially I was prescribed Oxycodine & Oxycontin for chronic pain in my spine caused by the narrowing of the dry discs that were pressing upon a number of nerves. I used to experience nausea, Fatigue dizziness very similar to @A MyChronicPainTeam Member. My difficulty was that i didn't find these drugs effective on my pain. My pain Consultant changed the prescription to me having Fentynal patches which I still has I tend to flip between 75- 100 microgrammes /hour. I have managed to stay on the reduced 75 if I try to reduce them I tend to get more flare ups but I haven't given up on reducing it any further as I still try too every now & again. My consultant also prescribed me OxyNorm liquid so that I was able to absorb the drug, to help with break through pain this was about 10 years ago. I would be prescribed different doses depending upon the level of pain. For the past year or so this drug ceased to be effective so gradually I just didn't use it so have stopped taking it all together about 6 months ago. I hope that you find it effective for as long as I did or even longer. Good luck with you medication. If you want to ask me anything please just ask although prior to the side effects diminishing it has been so many years so it may be more useful to ask 2allieG73 as his experience is after mine and his memory may be clearer. Lol x

posted October 14, 2017
A MyChronicPainTeam Member

@A MyChronicPainTeam Member are you able to get into a bath? If you are have you tried putting a couple of drops of tea tree oil into the bath, it can help with pain & relax you enough to help with sleep. This was researched by a ward who had cancer patience in & others in great pain & it was found to be very effective. When I was able to get into a bath I used to use it & found it helped especially if had the bath just before bedtime. It's important that you use essential oils & not the fragrance oil as they don't work. Good luck with it. I really miss not being able to have a bath with tea tree oil. Happy healthy New Year x

posted December 27, 2016
A MyChronicPainTeam Member

It effects every body differently i was on it it helped to some degree but instead of making me tired id be the opposite i couldn't sleep.

posted November 22, 2016
A MyChronicPainTeam Member

I used to take it with oxycontin but wasn't effective for me now I have fentynal patches & continue with the oxycontin as required. This is with other meds. Good luck with it x

posted November 20, 2016

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