Oxycodeine

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  • #44624
    Hope
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    Hi
    Is anyone taking Oxycodeine or have tried it ?
    Any side effects ? Does it help with the pain ?

    Thanks

    #44626
    anniekat
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    Hi Hope,

    Do you mean oxycodone hydrochloride? If so, I take it. What dose have you been offered? I do hope it works for you.

    Annie x

    #44630
    Hope
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    Hi Annie, Yes I meant oxycodone .I’m not on it yet
    but my GP mentioned me trying it if I can’t get my pain to
    come down on my present medications.

    What type of pain do you take it for and how much relief
    Do you get ? Also do you get any side effects ?

    Hope x

    #44631
    anniekat
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    Hi Hope,

    My pain is mostly arthritic. It’s in my spine and right shoulder.

    I’m on quite a high dose of Longtec and Shortec.

    It makes me a bit dozy in the evenings. But of course, that might be just me! I do get strange dreams too.

    The main side effects are a dry mouth during the night and constipation.

    I don’t think that there’s any medication that takes the pain away completely. I’m still in quite a bit of pain and find I have to pace myself and definitely be patient with myself.

    Annie x

    #44651
    Di
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    I take it too ; the short acting sort which is a liquid every 4 hours except it never lasts the full 4 hours. WIth the consultant’s permission I Take it every 3 hours. There is a longer acting tablet tat should last for 12 hours then you can occasionally add the liquid as a top up. IT’s a dangerous medication which must be taken as prescribed but as long as you do that it’s fine. I was drowsy for about a week but it quickly wore off. I was given it as I was allergic to morphine. I have fibromyalgia, arthritis and nerve pain. It isn’t supposed to work on nerve pain but it does help mine. Over the years your body adjusts to it and the dose has to be increased. IT causes a physical addiction but not a mental addiction so if you lower the dose or need to come off it, it has to be done very slowly so you don’t get withdrawal symptoms. Apart from constipation I have found no nasty side effects at all. It has been severely restricted in America because if its street use. It’s become one of the most popular street drugs. My pain consultant hates it because it’s so hard to come off but it’s the only thing that works for me.

    #44652
    Hope
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    Hi Annie and Di , Thanks for your input.
    I was on shortec capsules, 2 a day , 12 hours apart .
    I was also prescribed codeine 60 mg 4 times a day and oramorph 5ml
    4 times a day. After being on this concoction for a short time I struggled
    to get out of bed . It was helping my nerve pain and other pain .
    Sadly doctor took me off the shortec because of the side effects.

    Do you think it would be ok to take the codeine and shortec and leave
    the oramorph off ? What concoctions do you take ?

    Thanks

    #44653
    Hope
    Participant

    Got the shortec wrong! I was taking longtec .

    #44654
    Di
    Participant

    That’s something you really woudl have to discuss with your doctor. No one on here is qualified to advise you. I wouldn’t know if it was even safe to suddenly stop taking oramorph or whether it needs tapering off slowly. I’ve never heard the name shortec or lontec. I assume it’s short or long acting oxycodone.

    #44655
    Hope
    Participant

    Thanks Di, I will go back and see my doctor.
    I’d never heard of shortec and longtec until I was prescribed it .
    It did help my nerve pain , so disappointed the side effects were so bad .

    #44657
    anniekat
    Participant

    Hi again Hope,

    What dose of Longtec and Shortec were you taking? Maybe the dose was too high to begin with? They’re the only drug that help me with my pain. But I think you have to live with a certain amount of pain! Well, I do anyway!

    Annie x

    #44658
    Hope
    Participant

    Hi Annie
    I was on 5mg longtec twice a day . I was also taking 5ml of oramorph
    4 times a day and codeine 60mg 4 times a day , thinking about it
    It seems a lot , no wonder I could barely stand up !

    Think I might ask my doctor if I could try the longtec again
    and leave the oramorph off .

    What are you taking ? I’ve lived with pain for 36 years and can can cope
    with some of it but certain pain I have is unbearable.

    #44659
    Di
    Participant

    Oh I just looked it up and longtec and shortec are names for oxycodone; slow release and quick release. The shortec must be like what I take but mine’s in liquid form so I have a bit more control over the dose. When I started oxynorm ( oxycodone) I was on 5ml every 4 hours. Longtec is supposed to last for 12 hours so that sounds about right but adding the others does make it sound a lot. They would usually prescribe additional shortec to top up if the lontgtec was wearing off.

    #44661
    anniekat
    Participant

    Hi Hope,
    I’m taking 100mg x 2 of Longtec a day, so much, much more than you were given.
    If 5mg didn’t work, I would ask to have the dose increased until you get adequate pain relief.
    Do you usually suffer from the side effects of all drugs?
    Annie x

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