What is the long term damage from PMR symptoms reduced by pred?. so than I am afraid of the potential addiction to Percocet- narcotic.
The overly simplistic question is whether there is a Goldilocks spot. Where the symptoms are sufficiently contained such that they are tolerable and the side effects are moderay acceptable and no long term damage occurs.
My best advice is to do some research- you can find anything online-study the disclosure sheets for any drug you put into your system and ask yourself whether the benefits ( pain and inflammation relief) outweigh the long term damage potential-ie,cancerand many other diseases, weakened skeletal system (also a problem with muscle relaxants) amongst a host of other uglies.
For short-term use, they are fine, but for long-time use at your age, they are not, especially Percocet and/or Oxycontin. The side-effects are horrible if you ever go.
MAY NOT WORK FOR EVERYONE, but sadly you are in the minority, because this truly is a miracle drug for chronic pain. People who whine about withdrawal symptoms try prednisone and see how much WORSE those side effects are. Doctors are evil they would rather see you suffer then to help you, just to PROTECT THEIR OWN BUTT! As the mercenary in FIREFLY states "Every Doctor should be shot in the leg to see how it feels" It would make them a ton more understanding of pain and how much it ruins your life.
However, there are some side effects those prescribed Percocet should be aware of. One of the main long-term side effects of taking Percocet (acetaminophen.
I have been taking Adderall XR for the past 3-4 years and I was just looking to see if anyone knows many of the long term side effects.
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I have been on pain killers for chronic pain for 8 years I have been taking percocet for about 14 months.
What are the side effects (besides dependency) of long-term percocet use? I have been using percocet for pain relief due to back pain.
What are the side effects (besides dependency) of long-term percocet use? I have been using percocet for pain relief due to back pain. I was prescribed 10 mg /325mg. I have been taking this medication for eight months, taking one tablet every 6-8 hours for pain, though I sometimes take them every four hours depending on the severity of my pain. I was wondering if I were to continue to take this medication what the long-term side effects would be?
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I know this is a very old question, but I did want someone from our staff to answer it for you. I'm afraid most of us are not healthcare professionals here, so we're not really qualified to answer questions about medications. And as our community members says, most doctors will not offer advise on pain meds unless you are their patient because of all the regulations surrounding opioid medication use. I'd really recommend you talk to your doctor or pharmacist about your percocet use.
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Unfortunay, a doctor cannot legally answer this question over the internet or give any treatment advice. It would be best to speak with a doctor or counselor about this issue.
Here are some general articles on pain medications that might be helpful to you, however. Good luck!
Hi there, Saleen.