Has anyone been perscribed Nucynta for pain?

Posted by kbouillon67 (10 posts)
Feb 12, 2013 3:06 AM

Hi everyone. I went to see my PM today about getting SCS. I have to go through some evaluations before they will accually put it in. Until then she has put me on Nucynta for pain. Has anyone been on this and did it help you, and what were the sideeffects if any. Thanks to everyone. Kim

Posted by ggerbrandt (142 posts)
Feb 12, 2013 10:05 AM

i am on Nucynta. I have taken all sorts of pain meds over the last 44 years, and in my case, this one has the least side effects. The only thing I have discovered is that if I have to take a second pill before 6 hours is up, I will have a problem going to sleep.

Posted by kbouillon67 (10 posts)
Feb 13, 2013 12:05 AM

Hi Gary. What would you say what its compared to as far as pain releif. I was persribed 50 mg twice a day. I havent gotten it yet because my insurance has to pre approve it. I have read that it won't last 12 hours. I guess I'm just worried about it not working because its new and I have never heard of it.Thank you for your feed back, and hope you have a good day. Kim

Posted by ggerbrandt (142 posts)
Feb 13, 2013 12:51 PM

KIM... It works well. My Rx is the same as yours. I use it for breakthrough ain with the SCS. What I like about it, at least in my case, is I do not feel drugged. I did take 2 one time at the same time, and I felt drugged for sure. I never did that again. I have taken a 2nd pill a couple of hours after the first because the pain was too great. I could feel it working, and I felt slightly drugged. When I say drugged, I mean light headed, unsure of balance, thick speech. I never turn off my SCS, so I cannot tell you what it would be like. It doesn't last 12 hours for sure, but no pain pill I have taken ever lasted 12 hours. In fact most only went 3 o 4 hours. Nucynta last about 5 to 6 hours for me.

Posted by kbouillon67 (10 posts)
Feb 14, 2013 5:20 AM

Thank you so much for the info, it has helped alot. I have started taking it. It is giving me the worst headache. Other than that it is helping my pain it is lasting about 6 hrs so far. Hopefully the headaches will go away. Hope you have had a wonderful Valentines day. Hope to hear from you soon. Kim






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