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QuestionAnonymous asks:

I have been taking Lortab 10/500 four times a day for my RA and Fibro and my doctor just prescribed a new medication called Nucynta 100mg and wants me to try that instead. Does anyone have experience with this medication? It was only FDA approved 3 months ago so I’m a little hesitant in taking it. I’ve done some research online and have read that for some people it’s wonderful and for some people it’s a nightmare (which seems to be the case with any drug, right?!). ANY information, good or bad, would be very much appreciated! Thanks!

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  1. Diana says:

    Just wondering if you tried it. I’m on Lortab 10-500′s as well, but I’m having a bad flare on my whole head. My cranium hurts and it feels like my blood vessels above my eyes are going to explode. They prescribed Percocet 10-325′s, but I cannot function on them. They make me to sleepy and sweat a lot. So that’s why I wanted more info.

    Hope is working for you and you feel better.
    Thanks,
    Diana

  2. Janelle says:

    This is a wonderful medication. I take it. If I am in only a little pain say 3-4 I can take 50mg and still be completely functional.Drive a car and do more tasks. I have found the same with 100mg but It can give you a slight dizzy feeling at times. Anything higher than that I would say no driving. My pain level has been a 10 on most days and this makes it much better. I would say give it a shot. Lortab and Percocet both effected me the same as Diana. I have an intolerance to pain medications. This one I did not have the same things happen. I do get a headache from time to time on the higher dosage (200mg) but other than that side effects are minimal and relief is absolutely amazing! I hope it works for you!

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