I have had DDD for years now in my neck and low back. I was using vicodin which really helped. I was able to function and never felt loopy. My PCP sent me to a pain doctor who wanted me to try tramadol first. This med made me really sick and never touched the pain. I had Epidural Steroid Injections in my neck yesterday and she put me on this new med Nucynta. I have taken it as prescribed and it has not even touched the pain or horrible headache I have. I just called the doctor and she said to up it to every 6 hrs instead of every 8. I am so frustrated!! Why if something was working would she change it!!?? I did see another pain doc just for a second opinion and his first words were "I don't believe in pain meds!!" WTH!! I'm only 41 and and I would rather take something that helps and I can do my job(I'm a CNA and lift all the time)than to try all this other crap that doesn't do a thing! Any advice?? Thanks for listening!!