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I've been on Vicodin 10/325, Tylenol #3, Darvocet, IV morphine at the ER 2X, and am currently on fentanyl. I haven't been on anything else.

Vicodin 10/325 : Worked best for me so far I think, "immeadiate" pain relief but it only lasted for about 2 1/2 to 3 hours and I built up a pretty high tolerence. When the pain was especially bad I would take up to 3 pills every 4 to 6 hours and would have to cut way back when I wasn't in so much pain so I wouldn't run out. I was allowed 6 pills a day so I tried to make it as even as I could but eventually it didn't do the job. When I first started taking it, I did get the "hyperness" but after a while I didn't get it anymore. That part was really beneficial since I am usually ALWAYS tired and fatiged. It was nice to have energy to get stuff done.

Tylenol #3 : worked pretty well, was almost the same as vicodin but I haven't taken it for a few years so I don't remember exactly everything. I did work pretty well for the pain but as with the vicodin I aquired a prettyhigh tolerence to it.

IV morphine at the ER 2X : Did ok with the pain but made me feel like something had taken over my body, a very weird feeling. I didn't like that too much.

Fentanyl : Hmmm, just started taking this med. I don't think I like it much. DOesn't do too much for my pain and I think I start going into withdraw around 36 to 48 hours. It could be all pshycological but I don't think so. I start feeling ill and get a sick feeling in my back. Just feel like warmed over dog poo. Plus I think it is irritating my skin and it doesn't stick very well. Someone meantioned using medical tape but I haven't been to the store yet so I've been using bandaids. It's also kinda annoying whenever you move your arm you feel it. I put it on my chest the first time I used it and that didn't work at all. I'm pretty full chested and anytime I would move I would feel it and that's where I got irritated the most. I do like the convenience of it since you don't have to be attached to a pill bottle.

Darvocet: This medicine sucked. Didn't do anything for the pain for me.