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Condition: Chronic Pain
6/10/2008 3:21:22 PM

Reviewer: rchubydoll, 35-44 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have been raking oxycontin 40 mg tablets for about 7 months now. I take 1 tablet every 4 hours. I just got cervical disk fusion and have several lumbar disks that are herniated. I have a sort of mixed review on this medication because it does not take away the pain but does something to my brain that let me tolerate the pain eventhough it is there and I can feel it. I don't want to increase ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Chronic Pain
5/28/2008 6:57:34 PM

Reviewer: Diamond Dog, 35-44 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I had T-10and T-11 fussed together back in 2001. My spine feels fine but suffer from extreme pain fron the nerves and muscle the doctor cut through in my back. I have been on Tylenol #3 and #4; Hydrocodone ect over theyears. Recently I was even on the Fentenyl Patch #75. I was sweating all the time and counld not keep the patch on. The drug works great but I could not take the sweating. I am ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Chronic Pain
5/25/2008 12:25:14 AM

Reviewer: kathycsr, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have been in a fog for 3 years, had 5 syncopal episodes, developed sleep apnea, and blacked out while driving my car, all within the time I have been on this evil drug. I am now off Oxycontin, have lost 12 pounds quickly, do not sleep my life away, do not need naps, and now have twice as much energy as when I was taking this drug. Going cold-turkey was not a pleasant thing, believe me. This d ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Chronic Pain
5/21/2008 8:20:48 AM

Reviewer: jik47, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have had two levels of my back fused 5 years ago and need to have L1 & L2 fused by doctor told me to hold out as long as possible as I suffer from degenerative disc diasease. Was told by having this surgery now it would lead to having my T sections of my spine fused and my neurosurgeon told me that I do not want to go fusing that area as it is a very severe surgery. Thus I take Oxycontin for ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Chronic Pain
5/19/2008 3:14:40 AM

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Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

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Current Rating: 4

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