Brands > Percocet
I have used Percocet three times and have had a very different experience each time. I first took it after I broke my wrist. It made me dizzy and kept me from sleeping well. It also didn't entirely get rid of the pain. The second time was after a medical procedure that caused severe pain. It worked like a dream and made me feel wonderful. The third time was right after surgery. It was effective, but made me nauseous so I had to stop taking it. I have no idea what accounts for the difference.
|Weight:||163 lb / 74 kg|
When my dad was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, he was suffering from horrible pains. The doctor first prescribed over the counter medication such as Tylenol and Advil, but as his pain grew, he threw in Percocet. My dad was instructed to take it as soon as he felt the pain coming on, but as most men try to be stoic, my dad would wait until it got unbearable before taking the pill, and then it took about 15 minutes to work. If my dad would keep ahead of the pain, the Percocet did a good job of controlling the breakthrough pain that he experienced. Later on, my dad's doctor prescribed Oxycontin, which in conjunction with Percocet, did a decent job of controlling pain most of the time without any severe side effects other than pretty constant constipation. Sadly, my dad succumbed to his disease after just three months. But Percocet did a satisfactory job of keeping most of the pain at bay, as long as it was taken at the very onset of the pain.
|Weight:||145 lb / 66 kg|
When I had a lump removed from my breast, the doctor prescribed Percocet for the pain. It was only an hour long operation, but the pain was horrible when I woke up after the operation. First they gave me morphine which completely took the pain away.
When I arrived at home and the pain returned, I took 1 Percocet. After a few minutes I started feeling dizzy. I couldn't even walk to the bathroom. The medication was so strong that it made me feel really strange. I don't take any prescription drugs on a normal basis, so it may have affected me more than usual, but I didn't take any more after that.