If you are reading these posts I want to say that I am so sorry that you didn't get any relief from Nucynta. This medication,along with Fentanyl patches, have been like a miracle for me. I was put on Dilaudid and it didn't help in the least. The other problem is that I am allergic to alot of medications, like oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine...etc.
You did not say if you were taking any other medication like Cymbalta? If you are taking this type of medication there is a chance that you could have a reaction called Seratonin Syndrome, I am not saying that you have it but if you are taking antidepressants with Nucynta it is always a possibility.
Nucynta is known for either working wonderfully well for patients or giving them horrible side effects. You just happen to be one of the unlucky ones. Please go to Nucynta.com and read all about this medication. You should always look up a medication and know what you are taking before you start any new medication.
I wish you good luck but just because you are having problems please do not doom others, who have success with this medication, to a life severe pain cause you can't take it. I hope the FDA leaves it on the market for the people who it works for.
I always take my inserts with me when I go buy shoes, you might want to do the same thing. You might not waste your money buying the incorrect shoes. Hope you find painfree days.
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Hi my friends, I just wanted to say that for the first time in a very long time I am doing well on the pain side of life. I have missed talking to my friends Annette, CTBeth, Dave and all of the other posters. I am so glad to hear that y'all have not been too ill. Just wanted to say hi and I hope that y'all stay well and keep and upper chin. Take good care, JeaneauView Thread
I have tried to research why Mepergan is no longer available. The local pharmacist did say that your doctor can write a prescription for Demerol and one for phenergan. That seems to be the only way you will get the type of medication that will help you. Hope you find the answers you are seeking. Take good care,View Thread
what do you need to know? Are you worried about the itching? Are you worried about the energy or the energy slowdown? Please write back so we will be able to help you. I use a patch and make sure it is on my leg cause it causes itching when on my arm or my chest. I also use a bioclusive dressing like Tegaderm, you can get them at Walgreens or a local drug store just ask the pharmacist. Hope you get the answers you are seeking. Take good care, JeaneauView Thread
did you and your doctor look at the interactions that Nucynta and Cymbalta may have. You really need to look at Seratonin Syndrome and need to be very careful when you mix these types of medications. They can cause some nasty interactions. I hope these medications work for you. Take Good Care, JeaneauView Thread
I have been taking Nucynta since about 6 months after it was put on the market. I normally don't take a med that quickly but I was on Darvocet and am allergic to Morphine, Hydrocodone, Oxycodone and Dilaudid didn't help with BT pain. I am also on a Fentanyl 50mcg patch. I take Nucynta 75mg prn so depending on whether I can be active or not I take at least 3 a day. I am one of the really lucky ones that have not had any problems with taking it. On the other hand, I don't know if it is Nucynta or the Fentanyl that makes me have extreme hot flashes and I know I am out of menopause. I really don't care why I have the hot flashes as a matter of fact, all I know is that with my current medication I can finally go to the grocery store and not feel like I am breaking my back doing it. Hope everyone has a wonderful night that is pain free. Take good care,View Thread
Trudy, I don't think that your statement about back pain not getting you awarded disability. I only had a diagnosis of lower back pain which does not allow me to work in my profession as a nurse. As long as you have a decent lawyer and you cannot be retrained with your disability he might have a chance of getting disability. ALWAYS get a lawyer because SS loves to turn you down twice before they give it to you. They kind of wish they can aggravate the heck out of you or you will miss one of your deadlines for turning in your papers to turn you down again. Just putting my 2 sense in. Take good care,View Thread
I am so sorry that you are having the problems that are causing you so much pain. In my experience, doctors who prescribe powerful medication are extremely cautious about giving a patient who has a history of suicide attempts alot of pain medication. They are so worried that you will use their prescription to try another suicide attempt and they think that they may be sued because they know your history. It's terrible, I know, and I am so sorry that you can't get the proper medication. I know that you think back surgery might be your answer but there are more failed back surgery than anyone might want to admit. I hope you find the answers that you are seeking. Take good care,View Thread
You are doing what you need to do by making an appointment so you can talk to him. He should be interested in helping you get out of pain if not then you need a second opinion. I know it is difficult to find a good doc so if he is helping you stick with him. He just might want to put you on something like Fentanyl that is a very effective long acting opioid. I sure hope that your doctor can help you. Take good care,View Thread