Those of you complaining about the itching have a codeine allergy, which is why they started making hydro/oxycodone. Like Tylenol 3's make me scratch my hair like I'm a f**king tweeker. Since my accident I've tried every type of non-narcotic medication for nerve pain, (or after a SCI what they call spinal cord pain) had nerve blocks all up and down my spine, even went the route of spinal electric stim implant, but it didn't help. I've been on up to 4-40mg oxycontin's a day along with (optional) 8-15mg oxycodone's in between. You'll just go around numb all day long. Thing is after a while (couple years) you don't feel f**ked up anymore and don't realize how stupid you look. I had my family tell me there where times I'd just stop talking in mid sentence or take a half hour to take three bites of food, or some other exercise in dumbassery. I know this sounds crazy but I could quit taking them whenever I wanted. Just needed about three days to ween myself off and I was good. Luckily for me I just wasn't addicted to them. I've seen people go to jail, rehab, etc because of drugs (perscription and illegal). I just don't get how a substance can take over your life. I guess just because I don't have that addictive gene I can't relate. I know it's not a matter of will power because when people go into states of withdrawl and get the shakes and shit it's a real thing. Sure it's all a hell of alot of fun, but to throw everything away over the high you get from a substance? Pass. My nerve pain never goes away or gets any better and it sucks, but I would much rather have a sharp mind and just deal with it. That shit ravages your liver and kidneys. It is crazy how fast your body builds up a tolerance to any narcotic, but especially narcotic pain killers. If you have any type of chronic pain you'll have to just keep increasing the dose to get the same effect or deal with it. Those pills will kill your ass. People die all the time from respiratory failure because they'll take them with BP's like Xanax or valium and they just quit breathing in their sleep. Either that or the long term damage to your liver and kidneys. That and they'll slow your bowels down to a crawl. Constipation becomes a way of life. I haven't taken anything in over a year and yeah my pain always sucks, but I'd rather remember what I did today. It's a vicous circle indeed.
And to the question I'm sure I could take 5-750's even today and just have a nice buzz. I use to be able to take 3-40mg oxycontins chew them up and wash it down with a few beers to get the same buzz I got when I started taking 2-5mg oxycodones. Crazy shit man.