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Condition: Chronic Pain
5/5/2008 11:15:26 PM

Reviewer: 35-44 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
This drug works very well for arthritic/DDD pain, but there are side effects that can be extreme for some people. Doctors are very concerned about prescribing it because the US Government prosecutes Doctors when patients abuse it, even if the patients lie to the Doctors - the Prosecutors say the Doctor should have known! (Dr. McIver got 30 years) If you take it for any length of time there will ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Chronic Pain
4/27/2008 4:29:28 PM

Reviewer: Greg E., 35-44 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: 5

Comment:
Oxycontin is a great medication for those of us that really need it. I had a double lumbar fusion (L4-S1) and then developed a dysfunctional left SI joint with increased radiculopathy and Sciatica. In other words, I NEED IT! The only thing I can say is to be careful and follow your doctor’s prescription orders to the letter! THIS MEDICATION CAN AND WILL KILL YOU IF YOU ABUSE IT BECAUSE YOU THINK T ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Chronic Pain
4/24/2008 10:40:10 PM

Reviewer: aprilcravens83, 25-34 Female 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 am on 30 mg of oxycontin for degenerative disc disease. the more they increase it the more it seems to help although i need something for break through pain and they will not prescribe anything else.

Condition: Chronic Pain
4/23/2008 12:03:53 PM

Reviewer: trb8866, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have been on oxycontin for over a yr & 1/2. My dosage has been increased several times, now up to 100mg 3x per day. My pain has become so bad now,I feel this dose isn't working anymore. I want to know if there are any other options out there. Increase dose again, or is there another pain med that might work better? I have spoken with my dr and they just keep saying I am already at a high ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Chronic Pain
4/18/2008 1:47:04 PM

Reviewer: scfantlt, 25-34 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have had both knees recontructed, the left in 1993, the right in 1994, old football injuries. I have years later had to go in and remove the rest of my cartlage in both of my knees. The pain was server, nothing seemed to help after a while. This has helped me deal with the pain better. i am to young yet for knee replacments, so in the meantime, this for sure helps me.

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