7 patient evaluations for Oxycodone taken for the purpose of 'fibromyalgia'

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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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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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Aug 28, 2013 (Started Jun 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for degenerative disc disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (chronic constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jun 14, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for chronic pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constipation, occasional euphoria)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Get a good stool softener and laxative
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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Sep 1, 2010 (Started Sep 11, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: This medication helps very well for break through pain, and gives me the ability to control my pain without having a lot of unwanted side effects. It also gives me an increase in energy for some reason, or maybe it is because it takes the pain level down and allows me to achieve my daily tasks pretty much pain free.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Aug 22, 2009 (Started Jul 13, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constipation, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: constipation, dry mouth

Jun 23, 2009 (Started Jul 13, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Take exactly as prescribed! NO DEVIATIONS. OxyContin ARE TO BE SWALLOWED WHOLE. NOT BROKEN, CHEWED, OR CRUSHED. TAKING BROKEN, CHEWED, OR CRUSHED OxyContin TABLETS LEADS TO RAPID RELEASE AND ABSORPTION OF A POTENTIALLY FATAL DOSE OF OXYCODONE. be careful what you eat or drink with it. Even a fatty meal can increase its absorption by 27%. Need to take laxative or eat lots of fiber and drink water to prevent constipation.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: constipation, dry mouth

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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

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