Percocet tolerance

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Avatar m tn For most people, as long as you are consistently putting a narcotic into your body, you will grow a tolerance. But I know someone who has taken percocet for over 20 years and has been at the same dosage basically the whole time. Everyone is different. Have you tried medications other than narcotics?
Avatar m tn about my first post,anyway I thought maybe I was being insensitive to my wife because I don't feel the need to take more MS contin than I'm given,is it more stable as far as tolerance?
Avatar n tn I am curious though, with the tolerance developed by my addiction, would they even ever work at normal doses? Does the tolerance developed ever wear off or is it permenant?
Avatar m tn Yes I have back problems and a l/knee problems, My Dr gives me 4 ea a Day Percocet 10/325 how many in a 24 hour period can i take without it bothering me as far as too Much, Sometimes I go to bed Hurting so bad that I cant sleep very good at all. I only take them when I hurt but would it be safe to take another one at night to go to bed that would be 5 a Day spaced out over 24 hours, Thanks for yalls advise.
Avatar f tn She recently got involved with a man who had access (from a doctor) to perocet, roxycodone and flexeril, which has become over the edge. She had neck surgery about 5 months ago, and I feel she has become addicted to percocet.
2110255 tn?1334192149 Some additional medication may be prescribed to help with the withdrawal symptoms. Percocet also causes tolerance meaning that over time the same dose may not work as well for your pain and you may need to ask your doctor for new prescribing instructions to take a slightly larger amount to yield the same amount of pain relief you experienced in the beginning.
Avatar n tn I was prescribed Percocet and I received the generic brand Oxycodone W/APAP 5/325 Two weeks later i had a kidney stone and was prescribed Percocet again. This time the generic name was Endocet 7.5/500 Why was it Oxycodone one time and Endocet the next time.
Avatar m tn What you're experiencing is why short-acting medications like percocet (oxycodone) don't work well for chronic pain. You end up chasing pain spikes and you're either over- or under-medicated. For the same reason, Percocet is a popular drug of abuse for it's immediate, short-acting properties. I hope you can get in with your doctor very soon and get a medication change. I'm afraid you may be doing yourself more harm than good trying to self-medicate with the Percocet.
Avatar m tn Tolerance seems to be my biggest enemy. Once they find a dose that works for me then a month goes by and now medicine stops working so well. Every month to month and half my body gets use to the dose and pain breaks through and stays constant. Here lies the problem now I must convince my dr. to try and dose me far enough a head of tolerance to actually work. Most of the time the dose change falls short because my tolerance is way extreme and this is something that does not have a dosing chart.
Avatar f tn You must have a pretty high tolerance because most people couldn't take 90 in 6 days unless they had a tolerance. I would guess that u will have some wds but I don't think you've given enough info about your abuse to be able to give ya better answer. Good luck though..
Avatar f tn It is my second appt. with him. I am currently taking MS Contin 30 mg every 8 hours(3 x a day) and a Percocet 10/325 (4 X day). Honestly I end up taking about 6 percs a day because of tolerance and just ineffective pain management. I usually find myself up at least five nights out of a 7 day week. I have been on this dosage of percocet for 18 months. I feel like something could provide better pain relief. How do I ask for something more without appearing as though I am a drug seeker.
Avatar f tn First of all, what are the actual dangers of long term percocet use? I mean i know its bad....and I especially know that the tylenol is bad. But are there any references that people could direct me to for this? I'm read that the maximum daily dose for tylenol is 3-4thousand mgs? I know that it is bad, but I guess I want some concrete data/info to hopefully scare me into getting sober. Also I have read many others stories on here too but I guess I do wonder about life after percocet.
Avatar m tn But I got hooked again about a month later and my tolerance skyrocketed from 20/30mg per day to 15mg per day. I quit again last Thursday night. Took my last 30mg at 5pm. I'm on day 4 and feel achy, sweaty and have no appetite. How much longer do you think this will last before I start to feel better? The mental part is hard too. I keep thinking about going to find some and get that fix so my body will relax.
Avatar f tn I take one 10/325 every 4 hrs no more than 3 a day for the past two months. I have built up a tolerance and have now stopped taking them. I will be reverting back to motrin for anymore needed pain meds. Being this will be the first full day of no percs, I am a little stressed out of how I will feel. I attempted to try last weekend and broke into cold sweats the first day. I took my last pill yesterday about 1:30pm. My belly is already starting to hurt.
Avatar m tn Ok, so I am ready to stop the percocet but need some advise. I have been taking 2-4 percocets per day for about a year. Like most people I try and stop and can only last a couple days. My question is besides cold turkey is there a method out there that works? Is there other meds available to stop the cravings? what damage have I may already done to my brain/ organs Thanks in advance for your responses.
Avatar f tn Percocet had oxycodone in it, along with acetaminophen. Oxycontin is timed release oxycodone. If you were taking 30mg pills of oxycodone, then you were taking what equals 3 percocet 10's without the acetaminophen. So, if you're going from 9-30mg pills to 1-20mg oxycontin (which releases the 20mg of oxycodone over 12 hours), then you're swapping a 270mg habit for a 20mg one. The oxycontin will give you less oxycodone in 12 hours than you were taking in one dose of 30mg 9 times a day.
Avatar f tn Hi and welcome Trust me your addiction will only get worse and the withdrawals will only get worse. You are on a low dose right now but soon you will need more because we build up a tolerance to them. I started low too but I ended up needing 20 percocets a day to come close to satisfying my addiction. The withdrawals were hell and yes, I did it a few times. If you can quit now, you will save yourself so much grief. Believe me this addiction starts small but spins out of control very fast.
Avatar m tn And I will tell you that Percocet does not work for Fibromyalgia. They have non-narcotic medications that they can give you. Please cancel the script and speak with your doctor. You were not taking them as prescribed..running out early. That is classic addict behavior. Before you cannot be a mom to your girls, get help. Get honest with your doctor and ask for help with your pain issues.
Avatar f tn I'm scared that I am addicted and that I won't know what to do to stop it before it completely ruins me. I've been taking Percocet for a while now. The 512 one, I'm not sure what dosage it is, I never really paid attention to those things. All I know is that I get very, very bad pain and have to take them. I typically end up taking two a day.. but have been trying to take only one.
210982 tn?1280987495 Started with Tylenol w/codine, then Vicoden and then Percocet..I have just built up a tolerance to everything so I keep moving up the line. But yeah I keep reading that the w/d's won't last more than a week...but the few times I have been w/o meds for about two to three days it seems those days are the longest days I have two kids, I am a single mom and the w/d's really make me unavailable to my kids...
Avatar m tn I've just come off 180 mg oxycodone plus 4 ES Vicodin per day and am told by the addictionologist that since my body has built up a tolerance to those meds, there's nothing else for my pain management other than increasing dosage. As a matter of fact, I currently need knee surgery and they don't want to do it because they fear not being able to control the pain during recovery. Could this be true? It is also my understanding that my tolerance to the pain meds will not return, i.e.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn I,ve been taking Percocet for about two yrs now, I originally started taking 3 10mg per day, My tolerance of course went up little by little.
Avatar n tn I have been suffering from post craniotomy pain for about 3 years and have tried many different type of pain killers and treatments, the only thing I have found really effective has been percocet 5/325. 2 every 4-6 hrs has worked very effectively and has greatly improved my quality of life to the point of being able to return to work part time.
Avatar f tn Carol~ No,you wouldn't have had any kind of withdrawal going to Percocet from Vicodin. Whatever occured was unrelated. Percocet is stronger than Vicodin. Try not to over think this. It will be what it won't be the worst thing you'll go through. Just not pleasant. It's truly like having the flu...
867661 tn?1239481512 I am 26 weeks pregnant now and recently had a tooth extraction due to a lot of pain and an abcess- my doctor prescribed me percocet. I had taken it a few times during my pregnancy before due to Braxton Hicks contractions and ajor teeth pain. On average I am taking 8-10 percocets a day (the pain is unbearable and I have developed a tolerance to this medication).
Avatar f tn I usually take 500 mg max strength tylenol with 10 mg oxycodone. Due to an emergency room visit I was given percocet. Pharmacy filled it generically, 5 mg oxcodone/325 acetomenaphine. For some unbelievable reason the Percocet worked much better than taking oxycodone w/ supplemental tylenol. WHY???? Does anyone have a plausable reason??. I'm hoping I can taper more quickly w/ percocet than oxycodone.
Avatar f tn As the aging process takes a hold of you it gets easier to live with pain, by taking medication, BUT it also makes you not have any tolerance for pain when you take that much. Maybe you can have him come read the forum. AND WELCOME to the forum and you are great for helping him!
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn Dr did was wash his hands of me and sent me to pain management. I have now been on 5.35 MG of Percocet, 3 times a day, for 1 1/2 years. It no longer takes the pain away, just the edge and I'm afraid they will either add another dose or go up on the strength. I went away for a long weekend and forgot my RX at home and needless to say, the vacation was AWFUL! I was shaking uncontrollably, nauseous and vomiting, horrible headache, and severe anxiety.