Discussions that mention duragesic

Back Problems board

I'm on Ultram, which works OK and lets me function but I still have lots of somatic pain (stiffness, deep ache) in my lower back. I'm considering a stronger drug, like oxycontin or duragesic. Any recommendations??

Does the duragesic confine the medication to the lower back? Problems with it?

How do people feel when they are on oxycontin? Drugged out? Can you function?

My pain M.D. first prescribed Darvocet but it made me groggy and didn't relieve pain. Then Ultram, which acts as an "upper" for me at 300 mg/daily. Other people have this reaction. Not bad, really, just a mild upper. Have to be careful not to take too much several hours before a meeting or I will be "wired!" :-)