8 patient evaluations for Oxycodone with a burden rating of Somewhat hard to take

31 members have decided to share their profiles only with other members of PatientsLikeMe.

Aug 21, 2016 (Started Sep 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for breakthrough pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I have a varied history with Oxycodone. I took it for quite some time in combination with Ambien and it TOTALLY made me a walking vegetable! I forgot many important details and occasions because of it. My spouse developed a real hatred for the med and did not see why it was affecting me this way. He resorted to hiding the bottle from me and it took an active intervention by my daughter to restore my needed meds to me and get me off of Ambien. I now rarely take it as it causes continual constipation, but it is a good tool to have available when the pain becomes too great. I also moved out of my husband's residence which has decreased my need for Oxycodone and Alprazolam for my depression-anxiety related issues.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 22, 2016 (Started Jun 24, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Left arm, both legs)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I'm still in a lot of pIn! Unlike others I don't have any numbness. Only pain!
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 5, 2015 (Started Mar 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (itching)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Four times daily
Advice & Tips: If itching occurs, take Benadryl. This medication also eases my fibromyalgia pain

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 28, 2013 (Started Jun 17, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for cluster headaches)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 18, 2013 (Started Oct 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (cognitive impairment)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: my dosage for Oxy got so high that I asked my dr to help me withdraw from opiates. I'm now off them and using Etodolac as my main pain relief.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 5, 2012 (Started Jun 05, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (anxiety and frustration)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 120 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: helps with sleep and evening pain during sleep
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 13, 2009 (Started Apr 06, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dry mouth, headaches, restlessness (akathisia), sleepiness, urinary hesitancy, forgetting words, bowel irregularity)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: if they can avoid it it would be better98
Side effects: bowel irregularity, urinary hesitancy, forgetting words, restlessness (akathisia), sleepiness, dry mouth, headaches

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 19, 2009 (Started Mar 17, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nausea, vomiting, sleepiness, site irritation)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: LAY DOWN FOR A SHORT TIME AFTER TAKING TO LET IT START WORKING. DON'T TRY TO KEEP GOING WHEN YOU TAKE IT YOU NEED REST.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: nausea, vomiting, site irritation, sleepiness

  • 0 helpful marks
Last updated:
Showing 8 of 8 patient evaluations for Oxycodone