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Comment from: Pained Nana, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 08

I have been on oxycodone and time released morphine for the most part of 17 years. I have never had the euphoria some experience. People believe that someone like me are non-functioning addicts. I have never abused my medication and while it does not relieve all of my pain, it allows me to function and care for myself, my mate who is paraplegic, and my 13 year old grandson. It is alarming to read in this article that if I were involved in a motor vehicle accident, I could be charged with being under the influence. My medication assists with pain only, I am not high, sleepy or otherwise adversely affected by opioids.

Comment from: oldoxy, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: April 18

I have used oxycodone for 13 years with no highs or any other side effects. It does kill the pain.

Medically reviewed by John A. Daller, MD; American Board of Surgery with subspecialty certification in surgical critical care


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Previous contributing authors and editors: Author: John A Michael, MD, FRCPC, FAAEM, Consulting Staff, Department of Emergency Medicine, Northshore Medical Center. Editors: Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM, Research Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; James Quinn, MD, Director of Research Department of Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine University of California at San Francisco Medical Center.

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