What are your experiences with Nucynta for neuropathy pain?

Posted by ecc79 @ecc79, Mar 22 10:22am

Can anyone share there experiences with some of the other drug options aside from GABA & Lyrica. I read some encouraging testimonials about Nucynta for pain control. The anti seizure meds have done nothing for my pain. I would like to hear others experiences good and bad. Thanks

@ecc79 Hello. Pain Management prescribed me Nucynta when NSAIDS were no longer working. I took it for quite a while and it helped for the most part. Then one day, PM said I could no longer be prescribed the medicine. Turns out, the person who prescribed was no longer with the practice. My PM is anti drugs and pushes injections and implants. So, my PCP stepped in and prescribed me hydro.

REPLY

Hi, thanks for this. You were happy with the pain relief from Nucynta but can no longer access this drug. Can you please elaborate on what the injections are for and what is hydro? I take it these are for pain management. Are the results comparable to Nucynta?

REPLY
@rwinney

@ecc79 Hello. Pain Management prescribed me Nucynta when NSAIDS were no longer working. I took it for quite a while and it helped for the most part. Then one day, PM said I could no longer be prescribed the medicine. Turns out, the person who prescribed was no longer with the practice. My PM is anti drugs and pushes injections and implants. So, my PCP stepped in and prescribed me hydro.

Jump to this post

@rwinney, @ecc79, Nucynta….the only medication that worked for me. It saved me from Percocet after my anchovy surgery on my thumb, always remember how well it worked without any side effects, Glad you found it.

Be content and at ease today.
Chris

REPLY
@ecc79

Hi, thanks for this. You were happy with the pain relief from Nucynta but can no longer access this drug. Can you please elaborate on what the injections are for and what is hydro? I take it these are for pain management. Are the results comparable to Nucynta?

Jump to this post

Yes, Nucynta worked and I was happy. When it wasn't working enough, I asked for a slight increase and I will never forget it…that slight increase knocked me on my ass. I crawled up the stairs to bed where I could not function and vomited. Lesson learned.

Hydro, aka hydrocodone, was an opioid that my PCP felt was comparable to Nucynta for pain relief. It's prescribed name is Norco. I take 5mg/325 which is a combo of hydro and acetaminophen.

Pain management centers offer alternative pain relief to drugs. They offer to implant pain stimulaters with leads that run through your body and cortisone (steroid) injections or radio frequency ablations. These are all of what I am familiar with.

REPLY

Thank you very much for sharing.

Liked by rwinney

REPLY
@ecc79

Thank you very much for sharing.

Jump to this post

You're welcome. Anytime.
Be well today,
Rachel

REPLY

At the point when I tried Nucynta, it was very effective with controlling pain—but it made me ultra aware off my numbness. I tolerated it very well. My insurance would not cover it well—$475/month after discounts.

REPLY

I have used Nucynta and still do for break through pain. I am on a Butrans patch but at one point my insurance would only pay for the 15 dose and not 20. I have BCBS now and going to ask my dr to up it to 20. The 15 level does nothing for me, and the patch from TEVA does not stay on. I am switching to HealthMart who said they can get the USA -based patch from another supplier. I don't like to take Nucynta with the patch unless I absolutely have to because the combo can cause breathing issues suddenly. And I don't like taking 2 opioids. Nucynta takes several hrs to kick in for me, and then it tapers off after just a few hrs, so I don't consider it very good on its own.

REPLY

Thanks for the feedback, much appreciated

REPLY
Please login or register to post a reply.