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Unread 03-26-2003, 09:00 PM
Percocet side effects?!! Help!

Hi everyone, I just got home yesterday from having a colon resection and all my prolapses repaired again!!! The same surgery that Linda is having tomorrow! I had an epidural for pain in the hospital which was great and the day before I was released they started me on percocet and I have been on it for 3 days. WELLL.............. I think I am going CRAZY! I am so nauseated and I am having these really wierd and scary thoughts and dreams. I just cant get my self to calm down I feel soooo anxious. I even took one of my Xanax and that didnt even work. Please tell me if any of you have had this awful reaction from this medicine. I am not going to take it again and will stick with my ibuprofen 600mg.!! I am very scared. I just had my hysterectomy a year ago, and now this surgery. It is a little too much for me. Please help! Love, Jody
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Unread 03-26-2003, 09:12 PM

I'm so sorry you are having bad reactions. I hope you are doing well from your surgery. It's so hard to go through these things and then have have a pain med cause trouble. To answer your question, nausea is very common for some people on percoset. And, weird dreams can certainly be a combo of anethestic and the percoset.- I'm 4 weeks post-op from bladder sling surgery, it did help my pain the best but at times I felt nauseous. I wouldn't take it if I were you. If the ibuprofin doesn't work, maybe your doctor can give you something else. I had a bad reaction to vioxx and it gave me severe migraines and insomnia. Everyone has different reactions to meds. You will feel better soon. I wish you good health and a speedy recovery.
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Unread 03-26-2003, 09:16 PM
{{{{{ Jody }}}}}

Hi Jody

That is a strange feeling your having :eyes: I think I'd call your doctor and ask them about it though. You could be having some kind of reaction to the Percocet????

I've taken it myself but not had this type of reaction. I'm sure it can affect people differently. My response has been really weird dreams.. My doctor did give me RX for Percocet after surgery a couple of weeks ago, AND an anti-nausea drug. I wonder if that is why she did???? Never thought about that!

I think I'd call the doctor to check it out though.

Take Care!! 's

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Unread 03-26-2003, 10:39 PM
Percocet side effects?!! Help!


I'm so glad that everything went well with your surgery - welcome home !
I'm sorry you are having such bad reactions to your pain med
I've taken percocet quite a bit in the past & it usually didnt bother me much. But I did get the nausea and the weird dreams right after my hyst.- & percocet was my pain med.
From what I've heard (& from experience) the side effects you describe are normal. You really should give your Dr. a call - there are several other pain meds that I'm sure he could prescribe for you. A couple of them are darvocet & lortab.
Please let us know what your Dr. says - & take good care of yourself

Unread 03-27-2003, 08:26 AM
Percocet side effects?!! Help!

Thanks everyone, I stopped the Percocet (24 hours now) and I definately feel human again!! I called my Dr. and I didnt even get the full story out of my mouth and he said "its the percocet" . I really felt like I was hallucinating!! I flushed it all down the toilet and am now just sticking to 600 mg. of the ibuprofen! The pain is managable. My incision is getting very itchy, I guess thats a good sign that it is healing. I cant wait to get out of this house and feel human again. I hope Lindas surgery goes well today! Thanks everyone, Love Jody
Unread 03-27-2003, 09:15 AM
Percocet side effects?!! Help!

Hi Jody!!

I just wanted to let you know I had the same effects on tylenol with codine (not nauseous but nightmares) I found out that I can not take pure codine. I am on tylox, which is in the same class as percocet which is a deritive of codine and I used to get really sick to my stomach if I took 2 at one time but did fine once I started taking them 1 hour apart. I was just prescribed 240 ct of tylox to take 4 times a day for a month. I am now going on month 2 on the meds. I would not be able to function without them. I even get breakthrough pain if I miss a dose. I pray I will be off of them as soon as I have my surgeries done because I hate feeling drugged all of the time!!

Hopefully you are able to manage your pain, but if not, PLEASE have your Dr prescribe something that will agree with you so you do not have to suffer. It is harder to make the pain go away once it hits hard then it is to keep the meds in your system every 6 to 8 hours.

I hope you are feeling OK today!! I will keep you in my prayers. Keep us posted on your recovery..

Unread 03-27-2003, 09:35 PM
OMG! Its worse

Hi everyone, I need you all so much right now. Just when I thought I was getting better being off the percocet.,which I am a little, it got really bad again. I started to have these awful feelings of parnoia and hallucinations. My husband called the Dr. and she said that something DEFINATELY did not agree with me. She gave me something called clonapin (sp) to see if that gets me through the next two weeks, if not, I might have to be admitted again for sedation to help me through this. I am soooo freaked out I cant even tell you. She said that sometimes this just happens in people even after they had no problems with earlier surgeries or drugs. Has any one ever taken clonapin for anxiety? At this point I' m scared to even try that and my xanax is getting me through these few hours here. I will try to keep you all posted please wish me luck. Love, Jody
Unread 03-28-2003, 12:04 AM
Percocet side effects?!! Help!


Heres extra 's 's for you ! I am SO sorry you are going thru this - have you tried the clonapin yet ? If you havent, & you are scared to take it, maybe you could take it when someone else is going to be right nearby. That way they could call the Dr. for you if neccessary. I dont have any experience with this drug - I wish I could be of more help.
I'll be praying that the clonapin works for you. We are here for you sweetie - hang in there. I'll be thinking of you.


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