Xtampza Er Users Effectiveness (Page 9)

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Lynx Says:
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I need ppl who have tried the new Xtampza er med to tell me if it works the same as oxycontin? I need to switch so I wanted to know the strength of the new med in comparison.



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Marv Says:

Crap pure killer crap, after a few pills, i stopped. Vomiting upset stomach, it forced me into withdrawal.
We are being used as guinea pigs.

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Marv Says:
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Re: Verwon (# 1)

Tried for month. Imho crap
Pain worsened. Upset stomach.

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BethB Says:
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Re: MR RYAN (# 131)

Hi, I hope you are doing well. I am no longer taking Xtampza and am doing pretty well with Exalgo, unfortunately it affects my asthma more than anything I have ever taken for pain but it is controlling my pain adequately. . My side effects from Xtampza had just subsided when we tried the new medication, I only take it once a day, without food so that's a double bounus. Definitely looking into medical marijuana in hopes to lessen or possibly eliminate opioids. Thank you so much for your advice, I would have never made it through those 3 months without you!

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ThatGuy Says:

Re: Marv (# 162)

it does give you an upset stomach if you do not eat a High Carb High Fat meal with it. If you chew it or take to many, it will make you sick... it has a deterrent in it. Better then nothing! I hated it when they switched.. i love it now

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Mr Ryan Says:
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Re: BethB (# 163)

Hey Beth, it's great to hear from you. I am really happy to hear you found something that works well. I'm glad I could help, please keep me posted on how things are goin.

TTYL

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Mikey Says:
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I'm mike and I've been on an 18 mg er for 3 months. I was hoping it worked, but im not sold on it. I get a 15 mg oxycodone, 3 a day and I stay in pain. I have neck pain, osteoarthritis, shoulder pain and now my right knee is getting bad. They wanted to start shots but insurance turned them down and the pain doctor is not seeing me yet because of that. Hurting.

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ThatGuy Says:

Re: Mikey (# 166)

Sorry to hear this Mike! You could always ask them to bump you to the next dose of Xtampza. I personally need to 38mg dose (highest) for it to be helpful. I still hurt as pain meds don't really kill pain. They just make it so your body can deal. Although some days i feel excellent and don't hurt, other days when it's humid or i did too much the day before, I ache like the dickens!

But, ask your Doctor or Pain Doctor (Pain Docs have better chances of getting your dose correct) if they will up your Xtamzpa to the next dose.

They are trying really hard not to up doses any longer with the laws now. But it's worth a shot.

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Marv Says:

Re: ThatGuy (# 164)

I was taking correct dose, not chewing, its still crap, YMMV

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Mike Says:
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Re: Marv (# 168)

This pain med is complete garbage! U can take with or without food and still no different, no pain relief whatsoever, 100% garbage! I'm to have back surgery in two weeks and this is what they want everyone to start taking, total bulls***. You're better off taking Advil!

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Mike Says:
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Re: ThatGuy (# 167)

Raising the does on garbage like Xtampza does nothing I'm taking 2 36 mgs a day and I get absolutely no relief from pain this drug is nothing but a watered down version of OxyContin. Even with a 15 mg oxycodone break threw med with the Xtampza there's still no relief. I'm so to have back surgery soon and this is what I'm suppose to take after surgery for pain no freaking way! This medicine is horrible!

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Mike Says:
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This medicine is 100% total crap does absolutely nothing for pain ! It's just plain wrong the meds out there that there trying to push on people like me who suffer from severe chronic pain

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ThatGuy Says:

Re: Mike (# 169)

Yah i take the same. I take it with food. I also take 2 baclofen, 2 gabapentin, 1 10mg perc and the xtampza in the morning. I take the second Xtampza with lunch and another round of everything. And then i take another 2, 10mg percocet in the late afternoon. It's not gold like OxyContin. But it's better then nothing... I wish all the people who were abusing it and selling it and stuff would stop so people with serious chronic pain would have relief. But it gets better.

As your tolerance drops (it took me a month to drop from the Morphine i was on) your brain heals and the meds start to work better and better.

Life's a Roller Coaster mostly... gotta roll with the punches sometimes. But it gets better.

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Mike Says:
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Re: ThatGuy (# 172)

All the computers are now linked together so doctors are not over prescribing anymore and people aren't selling pills anymore either. The only problem is all the heroin going around because it's nearly impossible to get pain meds nowadays. So it's time for the DEA to leave us chronic pain patients alone and do something about the heroin. I'm having back surgery in two weeks and get no meds for recovery except for 2 36 mg Xtampza which is pure watered down garbage and does absolutely nothing for pain!

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CC Says:
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Because of the middleman of Obama care, I have another doc (legalized drug dealer), where I have to grease the palm of another middle man, who I have to go through, who doesn't give a rodent's rectum about withdrawals or how one feels taking new drugs at the whim of their so-called educated guess of what your past history has been, in the pain levels that you had suffered through for years, and decades. But now because of the changes and Healthcare laws and the fear of losing there licenses, they've reduced the amount of medicines that they have been given in the past, but now have to reduce it, or prescribed new drugs, that are more costly and less effective.

It doesn't have any common sense whatsoever - they treat you like a cow and heard you in like a number and you get to spend a whole 12 minutes with a doctor who's trying to get your whole life history of pain and understand it all in 12 minutes or less extremely frustrating I wish there was a class action lawsuit where you could sue the government to get back to where doctors can be Dr.

Xtampza does work but it is less effective then other medications. I have been on it less than 2 weeks and I've gone from I totally numb spine and hips and legs to slowly regaining and relearning how to walk and now I can honestly say that are some relief from The Chronic pain that I've been suffering for years and I can think a little more clearly than I have in the past with other medications. So for me, this does work but not as good as I would like it too.

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RosalieMBo Says:
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I hated it, forced upon me and wiped out my coverage in two months yet costing me $880. As a co- pay. He put me back on 40 ER oxys but they don’t seem to be doing a thing either. Careful of pricing!

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Marvin Says:

Its truly a disgusting situation. Xtampza is crap IMHO. It sucks when the GUBMINT is in the exam room, and Drs are afraid to RX anything. I have heard from other CPPs that Xtampza needs to be taken with a high carb meal to be effective. I am so sick of all the BS.

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evilmommy Says:

I go to a pain clinic (procedure mill) and am on a minimum dose of xtampza. My "breakthrough" pain is 24/7 and I only get 2 5/325mg Vicodin a day for it...big deal! I save them up for the weekend when I see my guy so he doesn't have to see me in tears from the constant pain, only when the 12(8)hour xtampza wears off & I wait to take my next dose. Then the tempers flair, constant pain kinda does that and the meds work less & less so the pain is worse and worse. So next month I start a series of 6 procedures towards both sides getting a nerve block. Just had 2 surgeries for spacers, 1st one didn't heal right. Tired of it and then the government not trusting us and insisting on the 6 month U/A's, lol. Like being in this much pain isn't bad enough, give us too little pain meds & make us pee for them.

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Marvin Says:
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Re: evilmommy (# 177)

Call your state med board. Threaten with ADA lawsuit. Cpp need meds. Simple #patientsNOTaddicts

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Jen Says:

Re: ThatGuy (# 167)

I don't know what the LAWS are?? Basically the CDC have put out guidelines for Docs rxing Shed 2 meds along with their opinion on prescribing combo Benzos and Soma even standard fioricet now with Opiod pain meds. In Oregon its the primary care docs that prescribe. they send u to an appt with a pain specialist who give a yea or ne on your med combo and dose per day 120 mg. MED a day for Sched 2 and its hard to find a doc that will combine benzo let alone soma I lucked out with LQTS making me ineligible for the typical subs for the sched 4 meds that actually work...but I could drop dead anyday or night because of my heart prob????? They scare Doctors into believing they will be investigated by the medical board if they dont follow these GUIDELINES. Oregon is pretty cleaned up of docs over-prescribing and perhaps selling scripts. I lost two good docs: one for not keeping good enough records, the other just didn't show up for his patient appts a LOT of the time. Total disaster the shoving ppl into these pain clinics for two decades...

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