Percocet for osteoarthritis

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I don't want to sound like the pot calling the kettle black, because I recently relapsed. I went to treatment <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> abusing lortabs that were prescribed to me <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> osteoarthrit<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span>. I also had started to drink alcohol with them a few months back. I would self medicate with the wine when I knew I was going to be around a guy I was trying to rekindle a relationship with because I never felt like I deserved to have someone love me. I know I have to quit.
Hi, I've been on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>percocet</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> years - osteoarthrit<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span> and had total knee (both) knee replacement in August 2007. I developed MRSA post op and have had 5 knee surgeries within 3 years to get rid of the infection. About 6 months ago I started on Dilaudid 8mg every 6 hours because the percs were no longer sufficient. Now I want to go through withdrawal after I've had which I hope will be my last knee surgery next week. I'm also taking MS CONTIN 30 mg every 12 hours for breakthru pain.
The doctors said because the pain has gotten worse they wanted to put me on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>percocet</span> and I'm not sure if the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>percocet</span> will have the same affect as the lortab <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> the baby. I have never seen a baby go through withdraw so I'm crying everyday hoping she does not so I decided on to taper myself down although I know I dont have much time. Has anyone been through a baby being addicted and if so can you still take your baby home??
percocet (oxycodone) to Fentanyl is a downgrade but may be a more effective way to treat pain. The potential <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> abuse or dependence is greater with the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>percocet</span>. The side effects mentioned are rare and fentanyl or Duragesic is a very effective way to treat Chronic pain, especially in the elderly.
Hi, I am a 56 yr. old female. Diagnosed in 2003 with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthrit<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span>,Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Restless Leg Syndrome, Irritable bowel syndrome and have had heart problems [1996-1999] that required a cardiac cath, but no diagnosis was ever made. Rarely, I have a racing heart episode, but not for awhile. I am delighted to say I do not have any symptoms of anything on the above list anymore x's 6 months. :0) I am one happy camper!
I think I told you my mom has severe back issues. Osteoarthrit<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span>, terrible scoliosis and her spine is basically disintegrating and she is bone on bone. She wakes up screaming in pain every day. She won't do the pain meds because she's watched me go through hell and back and doesn't want to live a life shackled to them.
I am trying to ween myself down from four percocet 10/325 per day down to about 2 per day or maybe even entirely off of them I take them <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> osteoarthrit<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span> and disc disease how bad will the withdrawal be and what can I do to make it easier????
I've been in severe pain <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> 15 years, and it keeps getting worse. My doctor put me on Hydrocodone 10/660 about 10 years ago, and it has worked wonders and kept my pain level down to a 2 (scale 1-10). Now, I'm told she can't prescribe it for me anymore, and has cut me back to 10-335. I feel like I've gone backwards in time. I'm back to soaking me feet in ice water, and coating my feet with Capazation, just for a little bit of temporary relief. She says she will not put me back on 10-660.
I took a lot of pain medication for many years prescribed by a doctor <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> a severely painful condition. Not vicodin but I was taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>percocet</span> 3 every four hours <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> pain, and low dose Ketamine in the later stages. Never did anything to help my bipolar. I still got depressed. I think it may have made the hypomania worse. I can't remember. I can't remember a lot from this time in my life - likely due to the medication. Using these drugs is very hard on your body.
Lortab (Hydrocodone APAP 10/500, as needed <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> pain), Ativan (Lorazepam .5 milligrams, as needed <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> breakthrough seizures & sudden onset myoclonic seizure activity), Phenergan (Promethazine 12.5 milligrams, as needed for nausea), & Antivert (Meclizine, 12.5 milligrams that I take while having a bout of Ménière's). I also have mild insomnia, which I treat with a very low dose of Valerian Root, or Melatonin.
My dr recently changed my pain medication <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> my lower back pain from <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>percocet</span> to morphine b/c he wanted me taking less tylenol, as it causes liver damage. I do NOT feel pain relief from the morphine. I'm taking twice what he prescribed me just to feel relief. I was NOT expecting this!!!
I am currently on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>percocet</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> pain relief (I take 6 a day) but I have been switched recently to MS Contin . I am doubtful. I should take one every 12 hours . I'm afraid that if I take one and it doesn't help that I can't take anything else for another 12 hours. I would like to know if anyone else is taking this. Does it work ?
( I'm on the Fentanyl Patches (87 mcg's) and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>percocet</span> 10/325 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> BT (Break Through) Pain. I've been doing some tapering from the Fentanyl Patches (down from 125 mcg's since my surgery for my hip implant) and so far haven't had any problems with the tapering. I'm doing it slowly until I reach a point that I KNOW my pain needs the amount of medication I'm on and THEN I will stop and stay at that level. BUT I'm doing it SLOWLY at 12 mcg's a month. That's the key to reducing your meds.
I've been on daily Avinza (24 hour morphine) and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>percocet</span> PRN <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> breakthrough pain <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> about three years. Occasionally I stop the Avinza for a week or two and rely upon percocet so that I can have a few normal bm's. Withdraw is a little bit uncomfortable - like having a touch of the mild flu for a few days, but having the fibro pain return is much worse. You are right about the BS surrounding long term use of prescription narcotics for pain.
Look, I am taking Opana ER, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>percocet</span>, and Lyrica <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> pain and that doesnt include all the other meds <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> all the other symptoms... It is alot and I dont take it lightly. I take it to try and survive this ****. Dont let the non-understanding people make you feel guilty or bad about taking the meds that YOU think you need. Nobody else is in your body but YOU!
I am currently taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>percocet</span> 10/325 and naproxin 500mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> pain however the pain is getting worse and am hoping <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> something that will give me longer lasting pain relief. I just dont want them to take my percs away cause thats the only thing that helps me get through the pain. Any info would help. Thanks.
After about 1 hr. , rt. foot swelled up with gout(?) Soon after all shoulders, elbows, knees, fingers, and toes, swelled and in pain. Blood tests with doctor, revealed nothing, except high level (inflamitory qoutient?). Fingers and toes still in severe pain. Taking a course of Prdnisone, w/ percocet. Does anyone have an idea of what this might be? Also came up negative on R.A. & Lupis tests. Thanks for any input.
I also had high blood pressure, probably from a bit of genetics but more from a poor diet and no exercise and some weight gain from all the pregnancies. The fibro acted up <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> a few years and I tried a lot of things <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> it. Some worked a bit; some didn't. It eventually seemed to get better and now I only have flareups of it very rarely. Of course, all the medications I'm on now probably cover a lot of the pain of it. I have osteoarthritis in both my hands and my right hip.
I have systemic sclerosis and have chronic gastric ulcers (no H-pyloric) and food bezoars <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> 10 years. I am supposed to be on liquid diet (I am not) and have gastroparesis and have gained 40 pounds in past two years. I have hypothyroidism for 33 years and empty sella syndrome. Because my TSH is always messed up docs keeping reducing levothyroxine dramatically, 2 years ago I was in a coma due to hypothyroidism and UTI which went to brain.
I have been in pain <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> years now. At times, to bad to even walk. I have been on disability <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> the past 4 years. I'm only 40 years old. When I was pregnant with my first son I had to have my gallbladder and removed when I was 5 months pregnant. He was 9lbs. 10oz. and a had a forth degree tare. My doctor didn't wait for the placenta to detach because I was hemorrhaging so he pulled it out in three different pieces and sewed me up quick. This caused all kinds of complications.
i think they think i am a nut case but i know what i'm feeling isn't in my head!! any answers suggestions....and i take this <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> osteoarthrit<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span> in my neck and back and deg disk disease.
Hi all! I am two years out from chemo and radiation <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> stage three endometrial cancer (possibly considered stage one endo and stage one ovarian since my metastize was found on the ovaries). I did six rounds of chemo and 33 radiation treatments. I have had chronic and horrible lower back pain ever since. I have been seeing a rheumatologist for this, and he found some arthritis and fused vertebraes.
Well this week without examining me she decided she couldn't justify writing me a script <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>percocet</span> any longer and wrote one <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> Lortab. Lortab really doesn't do anything. I also have some degenerative disc in my c4-c5 and experencing my hands and arms going to sleep. My regular doctor sent me to get an emg performed which came back normal. However the neurologist made the comment to me that my shoulders and neck were so tight the more than likely it was myofascial pain.
I need advice of how to work myself down from 4 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>percocet</span> 10/325 a day to nothing possible tomorrow.....very worried and not sure of what to ask my Dr. at appt tomorrow morning. I know that she is concerned with keeping me on them however not sure of what to do if she doesn't want me to stay on them....I have been dealing with minor osteoarthitis for over a year now w/ this medication and I do not have the option to rest often or not sure that I can handle cold turkey...Please help!!!
I ALSO take percocet 10/325 up to 3 times a day <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> BT - Break Through - Pain. Normally I only have to take 1/2 of a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>percocet</span> 3 times a day. So it has cut me back TREMENDOUSLY on the amount of pain medication that I have to take. I LOVE my patch as it has taken ALMOST all of my pain away.
I have lived with Chronic back pain <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> 12 years now and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> the last 3 years my PCP would only give me <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>percocet</span> 7.5/325 until November when I had an arthritis flare that resulted in a diagnosis of spondilitis, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, osteopenia and bone spurs on my feet. I am 48 and have the bones of a 70 year old. The flare lasted 5 months and was HORRIBLE pain. So my doctor put me on Fentanyl. Patch 25 mg.
That's horrible <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> you... Do you think you can try getting back to the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>percocet</span>? Instead of Dilaudid? With the hope of then tapering that as you further improve? It's hard to know if you'll have withdrawals. How about giving it a try and see how you feel? I think you'll be fine but can't know for sure...Just keep posting while you put your plan into action and we'll see what happens.
I am on the 50 mcg/hr patch and I change it every 48 days. I use <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>percocet</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> breakthrough pain. I suffer from degenerative disc disease in my lower back that includes spinal stenosis, bone spurs, ruptured disc, L5 nerve root impingement, and osteoarthritis at L4-L5. I also have a completely dessicated disc at L5-S1 that is impinging the S1 nerve root.
I also have a disc rupture at L4-L5 that is pushing up against the L5 nerve roots on both sides with bone spurs, thickened ligaments, osteoarthritis, and spinal stenosis.
) I use <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>percocet</span> 10/325 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> my BT (Breakthrough) Pain. I've had an RFA on both sides of my Lumbar (Lower back) and epidurals on my Cervical and Thoracic area of my neck and middle back. The Epidurals didn't work well for me at all but the RFA's have been a real God send for me. If I were you, I'd go to your PCP or which ever Doctor sent you to your PM doctor and ask to see a different PM Doctor and find one that is willing to give you your Fentanyl Patches (if that is what you want to do).
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