11 patient evaluations for Oxycodone taken for the purpose of 'pain' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Major

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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

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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

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Feb 20, 2015 (Started Nov 27, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pinched/compressed nerve)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pinched/compressed ulnar nerve)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bone spurs)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bulging disc)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for degenerative disc disease (lumbar))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for arthritis pain in spine)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for arthritis pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for breakthrough pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (aids falling asleep when pain prevents it)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Four times daily
Advice & Tips: Unexpected side effect: it sometimes helps me fall asleep easier. Correct dose is one 5 mg tablet every 6 hours, as needed or two 5 mg tablets every 12 hours, also PRN Impact on my life: when my pain levels are skyrocketing, it helps me be able to get out of my bed.

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Nov 25, 2014 (Started Oct 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: worked the best for the pain and problems involved with my original injuries and post auto accident on june 23,2014. As the combinations with external inhuman experiments and interference's created mixed inaccurate medical input related to any medications I have taken prior to long breaks of input on medication use in the long gaps since 2011.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Jul 13, 2013 (Started Mar 20, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (chest pain with flushing/nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Know why you are taking this med if it is to get tipsy this is not a good thing I was cut of cold turkey and I detoxic on my own since I had only been on it a few months I learned how my moods changed
Cost: < $25 monthly

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May 15, 2013 (Started Dec 13, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 15, 2012 (Started Sep 04, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Stop taking Oxycodone because I did not want to be addicted to it or have my body become immune to it

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 26, 2011 (Started Sep 09, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: addictive and can cause dizzyness
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 22, 2010 (Started Nov 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have found that since I started taken this medication that I am now sleeping better. I think that it is because it is long acting I am not waking up in the middle of the night needing to take a pain killer.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness

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Mar 15, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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