Drug Ratings for OXYCONTIN

Average Rating: 3.6 (393 Ratings)

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 1  Botched pelvic surgery and penile e Had surgery and it went we'll for a while, now years later I have been in severe pain so in unbearable that I can not function. , eat, sleep,work,talk , pee or anything. Had penile reconstruction and now having major problem. Dr put me one oxycodone first then oxycotin20 mg. and I'm dying in pain. It doesn't work and think aspirin would be stronger. Need to know if others are having. This issue Would like to know if I should tell my dr to put me back on oxycodone M 44 3 days
20mg
11/4/2014

 3  LOWER BACK AND PELVIC PAIN AVOID THIS DRUG UNLESS YOU REALLY CANNOT TOLERATE YOUR PAIN. IT WILL GET YOU ADDICTED. IT KILLS 15000 PEOPLE IN USA EVERY YEAR.IF YOU HAVE TO TAKE IT, DONT TAKE A HIGHER DOSE THAN PERSCRIBED NEVER EVER. M 35 7 months
30 mg
10/5/2014

 4  pain I have Ms, quite a few obstructions in my lower and mid back,,arthritis in both knees and wrists. So basically this has been the only medication that helps me to feel like a human. Really shouldn't give ppl such a hard time to fill their prescriptions. F 42 4 years
20mg 4xday
9/13/2014
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 5  back pain (arthritis in spine) slight constipation Haven't felt this good in YEARS. Twice a day, extended release, and I have no worries about it wearing off or withdrawal effects. Pain coverage 24/7. I wish I had this prescribed to me years ago. I can play with my children and do housework and walk the dog again. I can't imagine any kind of normal life without it. F 44 1 weeks
30 mg 2X D
6/30/2014
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 5  failed back surgery Constipation which I have under control F 64 6 years
80mg
5/20/2014

 5  Knee pain, ms pain Dry mouth, itch, constipation, 40 mg 3x per day for years. I'd like to stop the narcotic and have been researching using weed to get through it. Anyone have experience with that? It works well. I regret when I miss a dose. My pain can roar up like a vengeance and that gives me panic attacks of not getting pain under control. Horrible circle. F 45 10 years
40 3X D
5/10/2014
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 5  chronic neck and lower back pain Constipation, and only works like 8 to 10 hrs., and I'm suppose to take 1 tablet every 12hrs. F 47 5 months
60 mg
5/4/2014
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 2  Severe back pain and post operatIve Itchy Makes my ibs unbearable Dizziness Insomnia Nausea and vomiting Can't put a sentence together F 40 1 years
20
4/27/2014

 1  Lumbar Microdiscectomy The side effects were worse than the pain... Constipation, diarrhea, flu like symptoms, headaches so bad my eyes hurt, itchy skin, numb arms... I hope to never go on it again and I don't see how anyone could get addicted to it! It is awful! I took 80 mg for 2 days, then 60 for 1, 40 for 1, 20mg for 1, and 10mg for 1... I cannot believe I had withdrawls just from that... Its brutal stuff, don't take it lightly!!!! F 25 6 days
80
4/23/2014

 1  Back surgery I had minor constipation. The reason I am giving such a low score is the withdrawals a person will go through when quitting. You think you hurt now? The pain will be 100xs as bad. You will want to die. Seriously, don't ever take this medication unless you have a terminal illness. F 45 6 months
80mg
2/15/2014
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 1  Back, knee hand arthritis severe Take one every 8 hours : Max 3 a day nothing work does not help my pain go away! I also have oxycodoene generic actavis 30mg take every 4-6 hours, 4 a days. Oxycodone 30mg IR work great while oxycotin CR 30mg OP works nothing! F 63 2 months
30mg
1/19/2014
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 2  Shoulder pain after surgery Major constipation immediately. But I also felt extremely dizzy and not the good kind of dizzy--the wide awake kind of dizzy. My heart was pounding. This unfortunately doesn't have the sleepy side effects others have noted. I was just wide awake dizzy. I kept taking it b/c I heard it killed pain better than advil but I think I'll go back to advil. F 48 21 days
325 1X D
9/5/2013
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 3  chronic arthritis Good pain relief but side effects over time are a real drawback. After several years still working for pain but become disengaged from life and lethargic. Now the choice is pain or the side effects I never thought would happen to me as I've been careful not to abuse. I'm at the point I'd like to find another way to treat pain. For non cancer pain it's a tough choice honestly. M 49 4 years
40mg 3X D
6/8/2013
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 5  for back pain no real side effects for me it has worked really well and my doctor monitors my usage pretty closely M 61 3 years
60MG 1X D
6/2/2013

 2  intactable chronic back pain Horrible upset stomach right after taking it, sweating, wake up sick in the mornings, my pain comes and goes, I have peaks and valleys, been in bed 2 weeks sick feeling! M 39 2 weeks
80 mg
6/2/2013

 5  Severe chronic back pain mild to moderate drowsiness, mild constipation, very mild upset stomach. My starting dose was 60mg three times a day, I'm now on 80mg four times a day along with 1-2 Dilaudid 4mg every 4-5 hrs for break thru pain. All the side effects went away within a little over a month except for drowsiness during an increase in dose. M 35 4 months
80mg 4X D
4/11/2013

 5  chronic back pain severe euphoria and feelings of chronic detachment Oxycontin is a great medication as long as you have enough of it. You do not want to run out of Oxycontin on a rainy day. When you have it the world is a great place. I have written about it more at http://www,popsnuff.com M 46
160 mg 1X D
12/21/2012
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 5  Bad car accident None really, slight constipation This has been the only drug, besides Percocet that helps me with my chronic pain. M 45 3 years
60 mgs 2X D
8/31/2012
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 5  Chronic Osteoarthris Helps the pain - but not 12 hours maybe more like 6 hours. But I still only take 2 a day never more !!! F 56 6 months
30mg x 2
8/10/2012

 1  Chronic pain This drug will destroy your colon....will cause bowel issues. End of the story.... you notice it now or you notice it too late. Save your stomach M 30 2 months
10 2X D
8/7/2012
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 5  spinal damage/neck damage I was bedridden. I'm out of bed, doing simple daily things. Changed my life. Mild tiredness beginning.. 2 weeks after I was getting up. Later side effects of new formula were feeling it didn't work for a day out of 7. Like it had went straight through my system. I highly recommend for a individual needing help to move on with life with pain. F 40 6 months
20mg x3 da
7/29/2012

 4  pain from inoperable spine issues Brief period of drowsiness each time I increased dosage. Was able to stay on low doses for years and had only 2 increases. Mild constipation easily treated. This is NOT the same experience I had with oxycodone, the short acting version. Unlike the short acting version, I feel no "high", am completely lucid and able to function. This drug has allowed me to live a more normal life; without it I would be in daily agony and likely wheelchair bound. Many people confuse short acting oxycodone (fine for short term but has more side effects, including a feeling of need to increase dosage) with oxycontin. I have no need to increase the dose for years on end. (Initial increases were adjustments to get my level right). It is terribly expensive and almost impossible for disabled Medicare patients to afford once the hit the "donut hole". Misuse of this drug is a horrible disservice to those of us for whom it means a functional life. F 59 5 years
30mg 3X D
6/25/2012

 1  chronic pain Nausea, dizziness, anxiety, headache, brain "zaps", sensation of falling, leg cramps, muscle twitches F 40 3 days
40mg 2xday
6/12/2012

 1  Herniated disc,ddd, surgery These pills improved my mood and gave me energy which in turn made me not care that I still had back pain! I never once took more than prescribed dose. If anything I took less than prescribed because I didnt want to end up a drug addict....but I did anyway! I'm extremely strong willed and healthy. I'm a runner, which probably hurt my back even more running with a herniated disc but that's how determined of a person I am. These pills are impossible not to become dependant upon. Your body physically starts to need it to function! I only recommend this drug to hospice pts who are going to die while still on it. I am 4 days clean and it's been hell!!! Cold chills, sweaty, severe depression, extreme fatigue!!! I'd choose the back pain if I could go back in time! I chose to stop taking it due to successful back surgery one month ago. My dr is very careless in prescribing this drug.It's legal heroine! Avoid unless terminal! F 36 7 months
30
6/9/2012

 1  Spinal disc degeneration Update 5/24/2012: I changed the rating for this medication to 1, as I now need to use 8 Norco 10/325 MG per day for pain. I also use Kenalog-40, which helps with the inflammation caused by the damage to my spine. Oxycontin used to work great, but when the formula was changed, it effectively became useless, along with being extremely expensive. M 53 4 years
80 MG 2X D
5/24/2012
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 1  herniated scoliosis, osteoarthitis indigestion, swelling in feet and ankles,withdraw symptoms, length of time to be effective at all, The analgesia takes too long to be effective, must have rescue medications, F 47 30 days
80 3X D
5/5/2012
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 5  Had gallbladder removed Worked amazingly! Although I slept 20 of the 24 hours in a day. I was never in pain after the surgery. It did although make me very constipated(for a week) I occasionally take half of one for migraines... F 14 3 weeks
4/3/2012

 5  chainsaw injury cut lower calf left none sleep some times it works M 32 7 years
40 mg 4X D
3/16/2012

 1  No cartilage in both knees bad back Was started at lower dose but gradually stop working and had to increase to control pain now go thru withdrawals constantly Am now taking suboxone oxy is pure HELL never take it ever or you will be SORRY M 52 10 years
60mgx3day
3/15/2012
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 4  severe burning pain thigh none back surgeon Dr. Nottingham took 8 hours when it was to be 4 hr to remove L2-3, L3-4 and he messed up something because could not move leg for a week in hospital. months later when feeling started to come back there was a burning horrible pain in left leg thigh. I have always had extremely high tolerance to pain meds and never had any reaction to taking cocaine. I haven't had any side effects at all and it works on the pain great. someone made a comment that they were tired of having to be the doctor and do all the investigating of everything and I totally understand because American doctors do not care at all anymore whether they can help a patient anymore. I had a classic case of sleep apnea for over 10 years and not a single doctor ordered a sleep test until I demanded it and found I have a severe case probably due to my throat being damaged from a tube being in my neck for 8 hours surgery. Nothing was in my records as to the reason my surgery took so long. F 61 7.5 years
320 mg 3X D
3/3/2012
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 5  Fibromyalgia,DDD, Arthritis As a single working mom of 2 girls with no support from anyone, this drug gave me the ability to have my life back. I could not function due to chronic pain and I could not even do the everyday things like house work, my job etc...Since being put on the med I can function to some what of a normal degree and feel like I can live again. Yes it may give some people side effects like any other med but the side effects way out the benefit in my case personally. You should not have alot of these side effects if taken porperly, eg: you only get the sweats when your with out the drug for long periods of time but if you have it when your supposed to that will not happen. The problem is people take more than they should and end up feeling like crap cause they ran out of it. Any ways I just wanted to wish everyone the best and good luck to those battling this problem... F 48 5 years
80mg 3X D
2/20/2012

 3  Harrington Rod and Fibromyalgia OP formula gives me an upset stomach, bloating and occasional headache. OC formula only made me feel normal. The new OP formula is about 70% effective of what the OC formula was. Therefore I'm in pain most of the day now and feel as though chronic pain sufferers are the only people being punished. Nothing else worked for me but the OC formula and now I have to just deal with it till someone comes up with a better solution or the old formula again. F 63 8 years
80mg 3X D
1/31/2012

 1  Fibro, Arthritis Euphoria, severe constipation, dopey feeling, nodding, extremely dilated pupils no sex drive This drug is evil! I do not know how they can even prescribe this! Taken for a year, and switched doctors and was immediatley not given any scripts (Was getting a script for the month) It turned me into a drug seeker, because I was so sick from withdrawals. They are horrible. It is the WORST feeling you will ever go through. I WOULD RATHER GIVE BIRTH 20X A WEEK THEN HAVE WITHDRAWALS. I've withdrawaled longer than a week. You get restless muscles you want to crawl out of your skin, anorexia, you get goosebumps, diarea, vommiting, hot and cold flashes, just feel like you have a flu. I would tell anybody if they have arthritis or fibro use anti inflamatorys. DO NOT USE NARCOTICS. YOU ARE IN FOR HELL IF YOU DO. I had to go to a suboxone clinic, and wean myself off. I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. IT IS HELL, and if you abuse it your face starts to change after years of abuse. Not mine, but I know many people who abuse the medication and they look horrible F 29 1.5 years
10 mg 1X H
1/26/2012
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 5  neck injury Constipation, nausea M 31 8 months
40
1/21/2012

 1  Spinal cord injury Initial nausea, cloudiness, dizziness, fainting until my body was use to the drug. Then it made me feel all over fatigued and it eventually gave me an ulcer. OxyContin did not work well for the pain either. I was given 30mg three times a day. Eventually my body would go through withdrawal inbetween doses. It was awful. Then the makers of OxyContin changed the formula and within 3-5 months of the formula change this drug had given me a bleeding ulcer. The new formula did give me better pain control. I was switched to MS Contin, which is we much better drug for chronic pain control. I no longer go through withdrawal even if I fall asleep early and miss a dose. MS Contin is not as strong of a drug, but for some reason works better for me. My ulcer issues went away within a week of switching medications. F 38 3 years
30mg
1/21/2012

 3  Back pain Decreased sleep and withdrawl symptoms if missing one dose. M 30 6 days
90mg
1/15/2012

 3  failed back syndrome Improved mood, and bettrr relief of pain, have not evet noted or felt euphoric, etc. F 45 1 days
10 mg
12/24/2011

 2  c4/5 cervical fusion/nerve damage Long term side effects are definitely constipation, forgetfulness & addiction. Want to get off of it but don't know what else to take for the pain. I hate being addicted to it and I hate the stigma associated with it. If it wasn't for addiction and other side effects, I would like it. Taken it for 13 years. F 60 13 years
100mg 2X D
11/23/2011
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 1   bad mood swings, cold and hot sweets, withdraws, feel useless, no energy, stomach cramps, pain in anchles and feet i would never advise anyone to take this stuff, i just had second knee operation due to inurys sustained during military service, and Doc put me on this garbage. i feel terrible all the time now< its only been 2 days since i took one so lets wait it out and see how long it takes to not feel like a whole lota poop in a very small bag. this is the second time ive been issued this medicine and know im looking at getting a total knee replacement and would rather lay on the couch with no meds and scream in pain than feel like this again. NEVER again will i put this poision in my body M 27 30 days
20 mg 2X D
11/21/2011

 5  chronic spinal arthritis Constipation, lack of concentration, sleeping all the time I am happy taking Oxycontin, my dosage of 2 X 10mg in the morning, 1 X 10mg at night along with 3 X 5mg (with the odd 5mg if pain is unbearable) keeps my pain under control although I do still have some pain it is bearable. I see a lot of people who have commented are addicted severely to this medication and seeing their dosage can see why, they are far too high! My doctors carefully monitor my dosage and have stated that the dosage MUST be kept as low as possible as this is not a drug to be messed around with, as my condition gets worse they want to be able to treat it, if the dosage is too high to start with you end up taking enormous amounts which will only worsen the side effects. So think carefully of the dosage you take when starting this drug, keep it as low as possible so that you do not end up taking it just to get through the day! F 49 4 years
2X10mg, 2X D
11/6/2011

 1  Osteopenia & Ostroporosis This drug did very little to lessen the pain in my back. After 5 weeks, I stopped taking it and had horrible withdrawal. Please don't take this drug, it will kill you. This drug gets into your brain and affects decision making and everything else. I felt horrible on it and terribly sick getting off it. F 72 45 days
25 mg 2X D
10/23/2011
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 4  Cancer,Several Operations& More M 31 2 years
20mg 1X D
9/7/2011


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 1  chronic pain from knee replacements Severe constipation, memory loss, anxiety, felt suicidal after 2 years on drug I would NEVER recommend this drug to anyone unless they are in final stage cancer. Yes, it does help with the pain....but it is highly addictive. I had to put my daily pills in a cup with the time I was supposed to take them. I had to take them every 8 hours or began immediate withdrawal symptoms. It was horrible. I even woke up in the middle of the night to take a dose. You didn't dare go beyond your dose time. As time went on, I felt suicidal as it got closer to dose time. I mean it was awful. I've never had depression or any suicidal thoughts until I took this pill. Pain was gone but so many other things went wrong mentally and physically. I decided to get off the drug and had to go into rehab for 7 days to get off of it. It was HELL. Never, ever take this drug....the consequences are not worth the pain relief. F 58 3 years
3X D
8/24/2011
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 5  Lumbar disk disease Forgetness/ Anger/Only way to I could get out of bed in the morning/ Constipated/ Went from Norco which gave me liver disease to Demerol(good) then to Methadone(sucks) then to Percacet(forget it) then to Oxycotin(took the pain away) Then had to jump to next stronger med Morphine 30mg( good but still tender) Next thing I'll do is cut my back off. But Demerol was the choice to use if you go to disneyland. Helped me out. M 44 1 years
30mg 2X D
8/23/2011
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 3  Failed Back Surgery/Fibro/Paralyzed I have experienced foggy brain, tiredness, confusion, forgetfulness, constipation just to name a few.. Oxy is not the anwer for me, I am currently on 9 types of narcotics inluding Oxy's short (20mg up to 6 times a day) then also the Butran patch which is 20mg x 2 every 5 days and I still have pain day in day out..there is no easy answer or combination, what works for one may not work for another. but make sure you understand all side effects, uses and dosing..and keep an eye for side effects from combining different narcotics/opioids/anti-depressants..some are not such a good mix! F 44 10 months
80mg 3X D
8/20/2011
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 1  Pain Post Surgery New OP is weak (pain relief lasted about 4 hours max) and dangerous. It doesn't digest right, found in toilet many days like the pill swelled (seriously) without being digested. Vomiting, impacted (not fun), stomach pain, nausea.. FLUSHED THEM DOWN THE TOILET. This OP crap is um....crap. I was on the old formula back in '04 and that stuff actually worked great. I got 8 hours of pain relief from a 20mg pill without any of the other side effects besides the occasional constipation. From what i've read, they put some new ingredient in the OP to decrease snorting and iv'ing abuse. I think it's working but now we're screwed:) M 31 14 days
20 2X D
8/13/2011

 1  chronic pain; failed back syndrome stomach aches, indigestion Update: Got the first round of Oxycontin OP and it feels like someone is ringing my stomach like a wet towel. The OC was fine. Thank you drug abusers for ruining a treatment plan that worked for me. Now what?! F 32 1 years
20mg 3X D
7/29/2011
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 4  failed back surgery syndrome; pain constipation; memory loss I originally started taking 2x per day but experienced withdrawal while taking & was really sick. Increased to 3x a day and was fine as far as handling the pain. I'm starting to go through withdrawal again and I don't want to increase my dose. I want to get off of this drug! & the memory loss is ridiculous. I can hardly remember anything anymore. I have to make sure I write everything down throughout the days. F 32 18 months
20mg 3X D
7/24/2011
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 3  chronic pain syndrome Constipation, nausea, vomiting, withdrawal symptoms Oxy did help with pain but the side effects were too much for me. After about a year, I'd start going into withdrawal 8-10 hours after taking the drug. Dr. would not increase dosage to 3/day, so I decided to detox on my own. At first cut the tablets in half and would wait until I absolutely had to take another one. Once my body was comfortable with that, cut pill into quarters. After a week of 1/4 dose, I was able to discontinue use. It wasn't easy but it was a HECK of a lot easier than when I'd run out of pills and started the whole hellish withdrawal experience. I know that the pills are not supposed to be cut, but that worked for me. F 54 2 years
40 2X D
5/30/2011
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 3  pain management Effectiveness was short term., quick developing physical and physcological depenancy Initally this was absolutely great. Within one month's time I had to move to 3x per day then a week later add one more dosage. At that point we decided to go another route as this was a dangerous dead-end. I would reccomend this for short-term pain management ONLY. If you have never gone through withdrawls count your blessings. You will wish you were dead, NO FUN. Fortunately there are other options, don't give up. It took almost 4 years working with my Dr to get a plan that works for me. And most importantly get a Dr you trust and can tell anything to. Its hard but if you have a good Dr they will have compassion for your situation and be willing to work with you. Good luck!! M 50 6 months
60 2X D
5/30/2011
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 5  nerve damage-3 operations I get drowsy throughout the day, headaches,memory loss,constipation,sugar craving, hot & cold flashes,low sex drive,the last few years I have had a hard time getting an erection.Withdraw pain is severe after 4-5 years & gets only worse over time. My pain was so severe my Doctor wanted me to take Percodan but I said no way because they are very addictive, so he said this new drug Oxycontin is not. Wow was he wrong! Yes the drug is great for my pain, nothing else would work because of my nerve damage and you all know how bad nerve pain is, but I have been on this drug for 12 years and I take 2 80 MG pills 2-3 times a day because over the years they don't last 12 hours but 8. Yes I want to get off of them because I can't work anymore but the goverment does not consider it a disability so only my wife brings in any money.But my wife tells me every time I try the pain is just too great. When I say pain, I mean not just my nerve pain but withdraw pain seems even worse. Every nerve end in my body burns and it feels like all my bones are broken, I have never in my life felt anything like it.I need something for my severe pain but I wish there was something other than a narcotic! I know I will probably be on this for the rest of my life and that's a scary thought, I'm lucky to have my wife, who has helped and understood the side effects. It's also too bad that so many people take this when they don't need it because it hurts the rest of us who really need it. So I'm torn with this drug, yes it really helps my pain, but the side effects are bad and the withdraw is even worse. For you people who have only used it for a year or less, please stop taking it, if you think you have problems now I tell you they will get way worse. M 53 12 years
160 MG 2X D
4/27/2011
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 1  back surgery... chronic pain no sides while taking this drug... it actually works fine for the pain.. but horrible HELL... I MEAN HELL If you run out or try and just go off it. THE WORST EXPERIENCE IN MY LIFE X 1000000000000000000000000000. NO SHIT!! PLEASE DON'T EVER START TAKING THIS DRUG .. EVEN IF YOUR DOC SAYS TO. Ask for something else. It is Fricken Evil !! I"ve been on this prescription hell of a drug for way too long and wish I've never ever seen it. Has ruined me financially...and thats taking and getting it legally not no street cost I hear about. My medicare wont cover it so I pay over a $1000.00 a month of my own money M 44 7 years
40mg 10X D
3/25/2011

 1   constipation, mild upset stomach Slow release tablet but did not last expected time of 12 hours. Lasted only 8 hours then without any relief. During that 8 hours the pain would spike then calm down several times. F 74 60 days
30 mg 3X D
2/22/2011

 1  shoulder surgery,DDD,scoliosis New Oxy OP-burning from throat down to stomach. I'll never take these again. To the 41 year old bitch with the new boyfriend (a few posts down): you were a recluse at one time because of the pain. Now you have a boyfriend(like we give a shit) and your pain is suddenly gone. Sounds like YOU have depression. I bet you'll be a recluse again after he dumps you. lol Don't tell us to quit whining! It's called chronic pain!!!!! M 30 7 days
20mg 2X D
2/22/2011

 4  pain in ankle hip and back initaly mood swings works well for me but wish i didnt have to take it. M 59
80mg 3X D
1/8/2011

 4  Chronic Back pain & arthrtitis Dry mouth, dopey For me, it is hard to tell what particular side effects I experience from Oxycontin alone because I take: OxyContin 15mg x 3 daily, Gabapentin 600 x 3 day, PanadolOsteo 1 tab x 3 daily, Allegron 200mg 1 dose per day, Effexor-XR 150 1 dose per day, 1 dose OxyNorm 10mg every 4 hours as needed for breakthrough pain. I also have Durogesic 50 (50mcg per hour transdermal patch) which lasts 75 hours at a time. Unfortunately we found out I am one of those people who have a genetic issue with painkillers and anaesthetics wearing off too quickly, and these OxyContin only last me 6-8 hours maximum, hence why I take it more often than normal (I have come down from 30mg per dose). I am only 26 years old and experienced domestic violence while I was pregnant with my youngest child. Even now I am still not functioning like a "normal" person due to the chronic pain. I hate being on all these pills, and I know that I will be able to one day get off them, because not only did I wean myself on IM injections 2 x per day of morphine by myself, I have also weaned down from 30mg per day to 15mg (only recently) of the OxyContin. I am not a 'take a pill to fix everyhing' kind of person, so taking this cocktail everyday is not good, but without it I am unable to walk or even sit. I also went through a Chronic Pain Course which taught us the functions of each drug - that has helped me to deal with my shopping bag full of meds. F 26 2 years
15 3X D
1/7/2011

 3  4 neck fusions/cysts on liver/kidne I have not experienced any side effects from the drug. I've had 4 cervical fusions, of which 1 failed.I get extreme headaches and episodes that mimic a stroke.We moved to Colorado from Missouri for the elevation (which did decrease the frequency of the 'episodes'),and for the specialists at the University of Colorado since the ones on Missouri could not figure out why my systems are failing.I have extreme pain on my right side under my rib cage, am always nauseas, can barely eat, always fatigued, weak and dizzy, very lethargic, can barely take a shower.MRI's showed growthes on my liver that have increased in size and number in the past year (and now ther is one on my left kidney),my gallbladder shut down and had to be removed,the ducts to my pancreas closed off and had to be cut and reopened (ERCP),I was in the ER a couple of weeks ago because I was urinating pure blood.My pain doctor will not give me anything to relieve the muscle spasms in my neck, or to help me sleep.I need a pain doctor that wants to help relieve my pain.And, I need a specialist that can figure out what's going on with my liver/gallbladder/pancreas/kidneys.Can anything help? I don't want to have to go back to Missouri-all the doctors there already gave up on trying to figure out what's wrong.They admit there's definitely something wrong, they just don't know what-I need someone to care enough to find out what. F 41 2 weeks
20 2X D
1/6/2011
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 1  Chronic Back Pain With the new OP Oxycontin, I was having severe stomach cramps. The Reglan I am prescribed for stomach cramps was not even working to control the severe cramping. I had my doctor change me back to the immediate release Oxycontin and I have not had any problems. I think the drug makers should have left the extended release Oxycontin alone. The idiot druggies make it hard for the patients that really need this medication for long term chronic care to receive the treatment they need. M 49
30MG 4X D
1/4/2011
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 5  severe chronic low back pain at first there were some fatigue and constipation but hey i can live with that because i am living i have been taking oxy for ten years now and have in that time completely came off the drugs twice and no the withdrawal is not nice but the living of my life is wonderful and would easily reccomend this drug some people say they now live as a recluse THIS IS NOT BECAUSE OF THE DRUG you need to see some professional help i lived as a recluse because of the pain yes i still have pain but nothing like i did then i now have a wonderful man in my life and actually jump on the back of his bike and go for a ride i have been taking 40mgs three times a day for ten years and have now dropped to 30mgs two to three times a day stop whining get out there and L.I.V.E.... F 41 10 years
40mg 3X D
12/27/2010

 3  SPINAL STENOSIS, DDD, FIBRO, PAIN I SWITCHED FROM OPANA ER WHICH WAS MUCH TOO STRONG BUT DID VERY LITTLE. WHAT I MEAN BY THAT IS IT MADE ME FEEL DOPED UP BUT DID NOT HELP MY PAIN. I DON'T THINK THE ORAL AVAILABILITY ON OPANA ER IS VERY GOOD. I STARTED ON A VERY LOW DOSE (LIKE 5 MG) AND WENT UP TO 20 MG IN THE COURSE OF A MONTH WHICH IS EQUIV. TO 40 MG OF OXY. THAT CRAP IS LIKE MORPHINE AND IS DEF STRONGER THAN OXY. I DID NOT LIKE THE IDEA OF HAVING TO UP THE DOSE ANY MORE THAN 20 MG SO I WENT OFF AND WAS VERY VERY SICK FOR ABOUT 1 MONTH. DOCTORS ARE SUGGESTING THIS I THINK B/C DRUG REPS ARE PUSHING THIS ON THEM, IT'S EXPENSIVE AND IT SOUNDS A LOT BETTER THAN "OXYCONTIN", HOWEVER, I HAD TO ALSO RECENTLY GO OFF THE OXY B/C THE NEW OP FORMULA DID A NUMBER ON MY STOMACH AND I HAD GASTRITIS AND WAS VOMITING EVERYDAY. I WENT FROM OXYCONTIN TO THE REGULAR SHORT ACTING OXYCODONE, WORKS GREAT! OXYCODONE IN CONJUNCTION WITH MY NORCO HAS BEEN THE BEST COMBO MY DR. AND I HAVE FOUND SO FAR. ALTHOUGH THEY ARE BOTH SOMEWHAT SHORT ACTING IT HAS BEEN WORKING OUT THUS FAR. I HAVE TRIED MANY OTHER COMBINATIONS. THE MOST I EVER HAVE TO TAKE IS 20 MG OF OXY AND 30 MG OF NORCO. THE LEAST I EVER HAVE TO TAKE IS 5 MG OF OXY AND 10 MG OF NORCO. AS I SAID, THIS COMBO HAS BEEN WORKING WELL. ALTHOUGH DOCTORS WOULD LIKE YOU ON A LONG ACTING MED EVERYONE IS DIFF.- 2 SHORT ACTING ONES SUCH AS THESE HAVE BEEN A GODSEND. F 30 3 months
10 2X D
12/27/2010
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