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5 backsurgeries 2 16' rods back there. a hip replacement
Rob
February 17, 2014
Exalgo is very strong but it takes a few days to get up to full strength in the body. I take 2 oxycodone 10mg every 4 hours but after being prescribed exalgo 16mg I just take one in the morning and I'm good all day. Only need the oxy when break through pain gets tough.
Rob
February 17, 2014
16' rods??? wow, you must be an avatar creature to have 16 foot rods in your spine.

JenniferNY
Exalgo Side Effects
Why does only rxlist.com list these serious side effects and tell you to contact your doctor immediately if you have them????
EXALGO

Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
• weak or shallow breathing;
• pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest;
• wheezing, chest tightness, trouble breathing;
• seizure (convulsions);
• confusion, severe weakness or drowsiness; or
• feeling like you might pass out.

I have had chest tightness, confusion, severe weakness, and feeling like you might pass out.
I have had them for 6 months. I told my doctor and ended up at the ER TWICE from them. Never once did they tell me it was the Exalgo!! Worse, only one place on the internet that I have been able to find even lists this warning!!!!!!!!
I was previously on 300mg of Kadian and did well. I took Exalgo for 18 months, my highest doe was 96mg for just over a year.
I am sorry I ever started taking Exalgo, and after being off it for 3 weeks now the symptoms are still here. I am afraid that it has caused permanent damage!!
If you take Exalgo, please be very careful!!!!!!

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first started taking exalgo it gave me a horrible headache...
" When I first started taking exalgo it gave me a horrible headache everytime i took it. That lasted about a week. I have... "

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mgmt. doc is starting me on this Exalgo this week combined...
" the nerve meds did not help me one bit either. My pain mgmt. doc is starting me on this Exalgo this week combined with delodid (sp?) for on set pain. Hope this works... "

to the list. I'm on Exalgo instead, and combined with the...
" ...I discussed it with my pain doc and he didn't mention that. I opted not to get the pump for other reasons, and here is another I can add to the list. I'm on Exalgo instead, and... "

new pain management doc put me on exalgo last Monday. I had...
" My new pain management doc put me on exalgo last Monday. I had my second mvd just under 3 weeks ago and I've had several complications and LOTS of pain. He was thinking this... "

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headaches - 24/7. Take Exalgo (narcotic) and also have...
" ...neck and head. I have degenerative disc in my neck and ...continous headaches - 24/7. Take Exalgo (narcotic) and also have an ...reach up high enough. Does anyone have suggestions or ideas that could help me... "

ork. I have been on exalgo for these last two yrs a...
" ...had fusion to neck, on exalgo. Treatment? Hi, my name is Charlene, I have had Fibromyalgia for 2 years as a result from ...assistance work. I have been on exalgo for these last two yrs... "

post surgery when using exalgo. That's gone now. I may...
" When my lower back trouble occured an orthoapdeic did ...I have never had pain whil urination or problems urination but my urge to urinate with great frequency began post surgery when using exalgo.... "

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have no experience with Exalgo at all, barely heard o...
" OK got a question for any of you who take, or have taken Exalgo? Dear DzooBaby:) I have no experience with Exalgo at all, barely heard of it... But my personal perils of chronic pain makes me hurt... "

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5 backsurgeries 2 16' rods back there. a hip replacement
Rob
February 17, 2014
Exalgo is very strong but it takes a few days to get up to full strength in the body. I take 2 oxycodone 10mg every 4 hours but after being prescribed exalgo 16mg I just take one in the morning and I'm good all day. Only need the oxy when break through pain gets tough.
Rob
February 17, 2014
16' rods??? wow, you must be an avatar creature to have 16 foot rods in your spine.

JenniferNY
Exalgo Side Effects
Why does only rxlist.com list these serious side effects and tell you to contact your doctor immediately if you have them????
EXALGO

Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
• weak or shallow breathing;
• pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest;
• wheezing, chest tightness, trouble breathing;
• seizure (convulsions);
• confusion, severe weakness or drowsiness; or
• feeling like you might pass out.

I have had chest tightness, confusion, severe weakness, and feeling like you might pass out.
I have had them for 6 months. I told my doctor and ended up at the ER TWICE from them. Never once did they tell me it was the Exalgo!! Worse, only one place on the internet that I have been able to find even lists this warning!!!!!!!!
I was previously on 300mg of Kadian and did well. I took Exalgo for 18 months, my highest doe was 96mg for just over a year.
I am sorry I ever started taking Exalgo, and after being off it for 3 weeks now the symptoms are still here. I am afraid that it has caused permanent damage!!
If you take Exalgo, please be very careful!!!!!!

Post from
www.webmd.com
first started taking exalgo it gave me a horrible headache...
" When I first started taking exalgo it gave me a horrible headache everytime i took it. That lasted about a week. I have... "

Post from
www.drugs.com
mgmt. doc is starting me on this Exalgo this week combined...
" the nerve meds did not help me one bit either. My pain mgmt. doc is starting me on this Exalgo this week combined with delodid (sp?) for on set pain. Hope this works... "

to the list. I'm on Exalgo instead, and combined with the...
" ...I discussed it with my pain doc and he didn't mention that. I opted not to get the pump for other reasons, and here is another I can add to the list. I'm on Exalgo instead, and... "

new pain management doc put me on exalgo last Monday. I had...
" My new pain management doc put me on exalgo last Monday. I had my second mvd just under 3 weeks ago and I've had several complications and LOTS of pain. He was thinking this... "

Post from
www.drugs.com
headaches - 24/7. Take Exalgo (narcotic) and also have...
" ...neck and head. I have degenerative disc in my neck and ...continous headaches - 24/7. Take Exalgo (narcotic) and also have an ...reach up high enough. Does anyone have suggestions or ideas that could help me... "

ork. I have been on exalgo for these last two yrs a...
" ...had fusion to neck, on exalgo. Treatment? Hi, my name is Charlene, I have had Fibromyalgia for 2 years as a result from ...assistance work. I have been on exalgo for these last two yrs... "

post surgery when using exalgo. That's gone now. I may...
" When my lower back trouble occured an orthoapdeic did ...I have never had pain whil urination or problems urination but my urge to urinate with great frequency began post surgery when using exalgo.... "

Post from
www.drugs.com
have no experience with Exalgo at all, barely heard o...
" OK got a question for any of you who take, or have taken Exalgo? Dear DzooBaby:) I have no experience with Exalgo at all, barely heard of it... But my personal perils of chronic pain makes me hurt... "

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