Percocet for arthritis

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I have been on Percocet since 1996. I get it at the VA for my severe spine condition. From then till now the prescription has been for 12 a day. During that period I have tried other stuff with them prescribing morphine sulfate and fentanyl patches. Morphine tied me up very badly and fentanyl seemed to be making me sick after almost a year. So I am back to Percocet.
percocet isn't an anti- inflamatory medication therefore I question why your doctor would prescribe that for arthritis pain relief??? I also have arthritis along with chronic pain from other conditions, the opiates are for my chronic pain however I don't feel they work on my arthritic pain at all, for this I use a NSAID, I would question your doctor a little more on this before using a narcotic if it can be avoided.
I am a huge advocate for anti-opiates for chronic pain. They work for acute pain, pre and post surgery, for broken bones, etc. They do not work for neuropathic chronic pain. You may think your fibro is flaring but it could just be the residual pain of detox. Opiate use over time causes hyperalgesia meaning the opiates create more pain receptors making you feel more pain. Give yourself some time and tell your doc you want to explore non-narcotic holistic ways of managing your pain.
I take them for arthritis and fibromyalgia and they worked wonders for most of the past 5 years. Recently I found that all I would do is wait for my next dose and the pain was always there so I realized that maybe the pain was being caused by the percocet, I need more...At this point I made up my mind that it's time to stop and see if I really am in as much pain as I think. I'm on day 3 and feel really bad. I want to feel good again.
Hi there, I was taking alot of percocet after a surgery for about 2 months, and the w/ds were there. I think the best thing for you to do is to isolate yourself from the people in your life who are offering it to you. Do you have any family that can help you with your child while you are going thru w/d's. I think I started feeling better after a week. Let us know how you are doing!
Hello! I have been taking percocet 7.5/500 for about 9 months. I have been diagnosed with degenerate arthritis in my spine. Like so many people on this site, I am addicted to the percocet. I find myself thinking about it a lot, I always run out early and then get real panicky because I go into withdrawals. It feels like I am dying.
She has a standing script for percocet due to a neck injury. I have recently found out that she is now snorting it. I understand addiction as I come from a very addictive family, and I guess maybe she is not getting the high or "relief" that she once was from taking them orally............... " she says that yes, she has to preserve what she has and snorting them makes them last longer". believe me I am no dummy, been down that road before with people.
The one thing I've figured out is if you have a good dr that understands the meds like I do they will switch it up once you build a tolerance. ie. Percocet for 3-6 months then switch to morphine for 3-6months so that your body doesn't get used to the meds. Just something I've learned over the years. I don't respond to NSAID's at all, even before I got sick it had to take prescribed medications for migraines etc. (not always narcotic meds just saying that..
I have been taking percocet for arthritis pain for about 6 months. My dr went on vacation 2 weeks ago and wasn't able to give me any but gave me T4's ... they do nothing. Anyway, I was taking up to 6 percocet a day, but 2 weeks ago I started not taking them ...or only 2 a day and in the past week I have only had 1 or 2 in total. Yesterday I was laying down and I was really, really dizzy and that has continued into today on/off ... it's scaring me!
I know that anything that a person takes while breastfeeding can pass through the milk to the nursing infant. Due to a severe back injury I am having to take Percocet, Flexeril, & Celebrex. The doctors say that it is ok for me to take these medications just to pay a little closer attention to my 3 week old baby. I am looking for someone that has taken one or more of there while breastfeeding and what their verdict or experience with it was.
I have been taking 71/2 mg to 10mg daily for about 1 year now for Psoriatic Arthritiis. I only take 1/2's - never have taken a whole 5mg except when in hospital. I am prescribed 5/325mg. I want to stop taking them and am not sure the best way to do it - any advice? My Doctor says that I will probably have to be on them for quite a while. I do not have medical insurance so I am not able to see a Rheumatologist.
I have been on Percocet for 2 years. I kept having to take more and more until I was taking about 11 a day. When my prescritpion would run out, I would go to people who I knew had pain meds and ask for meds. When that failed, I'd go to an Urgent Care or Immediate Care facility. I have been off the percocet for 3 wks but am now on tramadol to help get off of it (actually, thats all i could get my hands on).
hi, i ran up on this while searching for some information on percocet addiction. my dr has had me on them since the first of march. he told me they were addictive and needed to be caredful. that's when i became scared so i quit taking them yeaterday despite i am in so much pain, i have some ultracet are thay also addictive? and will i go through withdrawls from percocet? they were 5mg 1 -2 tablets ecry 4-6 hrs for pain i usually took 2.
I broke my back in a car accident 11 years ago since that time I have taken 3 Vicoprofen & 3-5 Percocet everyday. My tolerance to pain meds is so high! Most medicines don't even touch my pain & never have any relief. I suffer from Rheumtoid Arthritis, Fibro, Septic Arthritis, Scoliosis, and severe nerve damage in my spine. I'm being tested now for RDS as well. I can't get comfortable, I'm in severe pain all the time, but I'm sick of taking pills & them not helping.
I am a single mother w/ 3 children. I was first prescribed percocet when I was diagnosed w/ arthritis. I used as directed at first and then eventually, I was using more and more. I am at witts end and just want these pills out of my life. Monday, I decided "this is ... [More] it." So I had 6 pills left. I took 4 that day. And thought I could hang but by 9 PM I was feeling awful so I took one more. I had a rough nite but not too bad but by 5 AM OMG!
I tried tramadol and it did not even touch the pain and muscle relaxers and nothing seemed to help. I ended up starting percocet in November. we did even more tests to check for lymes, lupus, arthritis, etc.... and nothing... and then I started getting neurological symptoms which I think saved my life. Double vision, balance problems and severe severe and chronic daily headache and neck pain. numbness and tingling and memory cognition impaired motor...
I will live with pain for the rest of my life. I was prescribed oxyxontin 40mg 3 times a day plus 10mg Percocet for breakthrough pain. After my botched hip replacement (at age 51) I was searching for a magic cure and was willing to take the pain killers. When I realized this would be forever I wanted to stop the opiates. My doctor gave me a slow withdrawal - every week I went to a lower dose 2 times a day. But when I got to 10mg the schedule was 10mg once a day. Huh?
I am now taking Percocet 10/325 up to 6 times a day. Last week i went without any for a few days just to see my level of dependance and aside from a blah feeling,it wasn't too bad and the pain was fairly unchanged. Meaning the percocets help, but not much. Is that possible? I am thinking I am taking a very high dose of percocet and should feel better results no? I would appreciate your input and hope I am posting in the right forum.
Hi There.. I am getting ready to start to taper off percocet. I have been taking them for about 6-7 mos and I am now up to approx 7-8 5mg a day. I have seen two "detox" physicians and they both offered the same thing..suboxone. I don't want to substitute another drug (possibly more powerful and addicting) for the percocet. Then I have to worry about getting off of that next!
I have been luckier than most people here, I have only taken maybe max three perks a day and only for a year or so. I've never had cravings for the drug, if I have it or don't. I've been off and on them for my pain, sometimes weeks without. I usually had stomach issues and restlessness in between, and sometimes nothing. This time, my last dose was Sunday night (its now Tuesday night). And that was even an accident....
Percocet (oxycodone) to Fentanyl is a downgrade but may be a more effective way to treat pain. The potential for abuse or dependence is greater with the Percocet. The side effects mentioned are rare and fentanyl or Duragesic is a very effective way to treat Chronic pain, especially in the elderly.
I looked for this a few days ago but didn't put enough into the search engine. I am so alone in this. Thanks for sharing. I have been a total wreck emotionally from the accusations. I do take my meds and had never heard of false negative results. I've felt that I was being treated as a drug dealer. I've had eyes rolled at me and looked at as though I should just go away. If I had not gone back 3 times I would still be at the mercy of this false test.
In my years of adventures with pain, I have to say the vicodin works the best for me - but that's just me. Percocet/percodan and morphine only puts my brain in the ozone and doesn't touch the pain. Everyone reacts differently to the various opiate drugs. Also, the word "painkiller" is really a misnomer. There is not a magic pill out there that will reduce your pain to level zero.
I HAVE BEEN TAKING PERCOCET FOR ABOUT 2 YEARS NOW, EVERYDAY! IT STARTED FOR BACK PROBLEMS AND THE AMT. I WAS TAKING WAS OKAY IN THE BEGINNING, THEN I STARTED TAKING MORE AND MORE THAN I SHOULD. IT IS NOW TO THE POINT WHEN I DON'T HAVE ANY LEFT, I AM RUNNING AROUND WORRYING ABOUT WHERE I CAN GET MORE, I AM EVEN GOING IN DEBT FROM BUYING THEM OFF THE STREET. I AM SCARED AND DON'T WANT TO BE IN PAIN ALWAYS, BUT, I WANT TO BE ABLE TO COME OFF THEM WITHOUT HAVING HEART FAILURE OR WHATEVER.
I have arthritis in my knee and in my left foot - but think it is also now in my hip. I was taking percocet for pain but have tried to get off them as I feel I was getting addicted. Right now I am looking for advice - the bottom of my left foot hurts and aches... is there anything you can put in your shoes or on your foot to lessen the pain? It's not swollen, and I don't really want a store bought insert because then it makes it too high for my foot. Any advice would be more than helpful!
I have been prescribed percocet to maintain my arthritis pain and I am only 6 weeks pregnant. Is this really safe? The prescription says 1-2, 3 times daily. I have been talking 2-3 in a 24 hour period. I am assuming less is better in this case?
I have bad arthritis, leg cramping, and have slept maybe 3 hours a day for the past two weeks. I was given percocet and am only 6 weeks pregnant. Is this really safe?
So I am guessing this is just the chronic pain I have to live with for the rest of my life. I am so lost and don't know what I can do or take for pain other then the pain pills. Please help me!
With that little bit of background I can now come to my drug abuse question. For the past six years i have been prescribed percocet - 56 pills (lowest dose) per 28 days. Basically, two pills per day. Percocet takes the edge off the pain - which I am 100% okay with. It also has a tremendous psychological affect where I actually feel emotionally better. The problem is, I take all of my 28 day supply of percocet in the first nine days I have them. The other 19 days, I go without.
You must be at or close to that point if you are wanting to quit. Good for you for making the decision. I think this forum is a great place to start. I kind of tapered slowly unintentionly because I just wasn't really getting anything from pills and started taking less. You've done great today. Hang in there. Have you read all the other posts on the board of things to do to make it as bearable as possible?
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