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    My dr. as perscribed 325mg for the severe pain I have. (For me this is when it hits a scale of 15).

    I rarely take it, but when I do the following day after I'm still drowsy in the afternoon and the next day I feel as if I have no affect and could rip the face off someone with my teeth.

    I find this reaction to be concerning as if pain meds are going to make me such a miserable person I can deal with the pain I have so far.

    Is this the pill or am I just a bitch?
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    #2
    Your oxycondone 325 mg prescription is either:
    **oxycodone 5 mg and acetaminophen 325 mg
    **oxycodone 7.5 mg and acetaminophen 325 mg

    Among the common side effects with oxycondone are drowsiness and irritability. Is there a possibility that you are taking other medications that may compound the symptoms you are having? You can check for drugs that are contraindicated with oxycodone on the drug circular or by doing an internet search for "oxycodone contraindications."

    I very much doubt you are a bitch.

    All the best,
    GJ

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      #3
      Originally posted by gjnl View Post
      Your oxycondone 325 mg prescription is either:
      **oxycodone 5 mg and acetaminophen 325 mg
      **oxycodone 7.5 mg and acetaminophen 325 mg

      GJ
      Or, 7.5 mg and acetaminophen 750 mg

      That's what I take. You need to be careful with the amount of acetaminophen you take in a day because of possible liver problems. Max should be 3,000 mg of acetaminophen per day.

      You may want to go talk to your Dr. about other options (or causes) for your pain. If you are on the 3/325mg you can always explore going to 7.5/750mg. Like I said, you need to be careful of the amount of acetaminophen you take per day.


      I hope you find some relief soon.

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        #4
        I had to stop taking it (had been since mid-November).

        All I did was sleep and I became hugely depressed on it. Brain was fuzzy. Worked well though - if I didn't have responsibilities I would have continued taking it.

        Trying tramadol now.
        Roses are red. Tacos are enjoyable. Don't blame immigrants, because you're unemployable.

        T-11 Flaccid Paraplegic due to TM July 1985 @ age 12

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          #5
          Originally posted by Liz321 View Post
          My dr. as perscribed 325mg for the severe pain I have. (For me this is when it hits a scale of 15).

          I rarely take it, but when I do the following day after I'm still drowsy in the afternoon and the next day I feel as if I have no affect and could rip the face off someone with my teeth.

          I find this reaction to be concerning as if pain meds are going to make me such a miserable person I can deal with the pain I have so far.

          Is this the pill or am I just a bitch?
          Try cutting them in half. Maybe the dose is just too high.

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            #6
            That shouldn't be from the oxycodone that long after taking it .... but maybe a side effect of the pain returning...?
            Wife of Chad (C4/5 since 1988), mom of a great teenager

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              #7
              If you are taking Oxycondone daily for pain, these symptoms may subside as you body gets used to the medication. But, if you are taking it on an as needed basis, you may suffer these symptoms every time you take the medication. In some people, side effects can linger past the time you would think the medication would have cleared your system. Opiods (even semi-synthetic ones) can cause changes to blood chemistry, metabolism, and brain activity that may take a few days to return to normal, especially in people with sensitivities to these type of drugs.

              All the bests,
              GJ

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                #8
                No not daily, ever.

                5/325 is the dose.

                Thanks, I'll deal with the pain w/o the drug.
                Get involved in politics as if your life depended on it, because it does. -- Justin Dart

                I shall not tolerate ignorance or hate speech on this site.

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                  #9
                  as I was getting ready to reply to this I realized how old it was. I hope that by now you have figured out that the better medication is Roxicodone which is what my latest and greatest pain doctor changed on my first appt. the acedamediphine is unessessary. this has been better for me as far as being cranky (which I can be a bitch ) and the (tylenol)also made me burn the next day.
                  Good Luck
                  Michelle
                  C 6 & 7 Since 9/03

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Pinkshel View Post
                    as I was getting ready to reply to this I realized how old it was. Michelle
                    How old this thread was at the time of your reply??? Liz321 started this thread, yesterday, March 27, 2012 at 03:40 PM. Your post is dated March 28, 2012 at 09:37 PM. Hardly makes Liz321's post old.

                    But maybe your suggestion of another take on oxycondone will be helpful.

                    All the best,
                    GJ

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                      #11
                      Liz there are many other pain meds you could try. I just got switched to 10-325 from Hydrocodone and the Oxycodone is working much better for me, so it's just what works for you. I use to be afraid to complain when something did'nt work, but have learned the hard way to speak up. Hope you find something that works for you.

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                        #12
                        I wake up every day and take half a 5/325 first thing, just seems to give me energy for work and all the other things i get into during the day.
                        if hurting i'll take another half, but never after lunch, hard to sleep at night, i love them
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                          #13
                          I use it for my pain
                          Usually immediately after I Take it I power nap 20 minutes - 1 hour

                          Also I sometime use my trusty ol pill cutter
                          For me it usually takes off the edge of my inner pains that ravage my body

                          GL

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                            #14
                            Tramadol.

                            No pain and no fuzzy-brained feeling. I take it once per day at the same time every day. Why didn't someone give me this in the first place!?!?

                            If you are concerned about work and pain meds, I'd definitely give this one a try. It's been a week and I feel great!

                            Oxycodone + work didn't work out well for me. It made me depressed and all I wanted to do was sleep. Made me forgetful too and at first my vision was a little whacked.
                            Roses are red. Tacos are enjoyable. Don't blame immigrants, because you're unemployable.

                            T-11 Flaccid Paraplegic due to TM July 1985 @ age 12

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                              #15
                              I am so happy to have found this website. I feel I have friends out there I can talk with. I have been in NA for 15 years recovering from a crack cocaine addiction. About 5 years ago I had surgery and they prescribed Percoset. "That's all she wrote". I have been on them since. In the past year I have been to emergency rooms at various hospitals in the area to claim pain (cry wolf). After 4 to 6 hours in the emergency room juiced up on Dilaudid I am discharged with a prescription for Percoset (the whole purpose for my episode). Your feedback and support is greatly appreciated.

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