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    Old 02-14-2004, 05:47 AM   #1
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    Alternatives to Percocet

    Hi all,

    I have been taking 2.5mg of Percocet almost daily to control headaches and back pain. I have severe tinnitus (ringing in the ears) so I cannot take any OTC pain meds except plain old Tylenol, and we all know that the only thing Tylenol is good for is reducing a fever. I cannot take any NSAIDs including Vioxx, etc. Are there any less addictive opioids drugs than Percocet? What about Ultracet? Does that drug produce the habit-inducing europhia of Percocet? Any other options?

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    Old 02-14-2004, 02:48 PM   #2
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    Re: Alternatives to Percocet

    Hi, unfortunately, all narcotics have the addiction factor. Ultracet and Ultram are addicting as well, even though some docs don't consider them addicting. I've seen several people on this board that are severely addicted to ultram/ultracet. I would think the mildest form of a narcotic is darvocet/darvon but they are all addicting. ALL of them. You should talk to your doctor about your fear and see what he/she says. They know more than we do. Good luck to you!

     
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    Re: Alternatives to Percocet

    hey..banker is right..ultram/ultracet is very addicting although maybe not with the same addiction that opiates cause. (that may be open to dispute). from here..i am in the same boat as you..anti-deprassent and/or anti-convulsant drugs MAY help. but not for me..i exhausted them all..resisting ANY opiate therapy SO far....i'm at a loss...

     
    Old 02-14-2004, 05:57 PM   #4
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    hey..banker is right..ultram/ultracet is very addicting although maybe not with the same addiction that opiates cause. (that may be open to dispute). from here..i am in the same boat as you..anti-deprassent and/or anti-convulsant drugs MAY help. but not for me..i exhausted them all..resisting ANY opiate therapy SO far....i'm at a loss...

    Thanks for the information. I'll talk to my doctor about options. Upatnite58, do you have tinnitus?

     
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