Tramadol and muscle pain

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My question to you is PLEASE tell me how your doctor has helped you withdraw from Tramadol? Also do you or anyone out there know if joint and muscle pain and eye problems are side effects of taking Tramadol? I feel like I'v been placed in a torture rack. And now besides the back ache I now have all these other side effects. I also would be grateful of any feedback as to what other pain med I could go on to for my slipped discs that does not have these terrible side effects.
The properties of tramadol sound ideal for pain,antidepressant effects,weight loss and pain relief and considered a non narcotic.Perfect drug....wrong..Even if the regulators do not consider it a narcotic.It binds to opiate receptors.That is an opiate drug in my books..It will probably be moved to the narcotic list soon(I hope).Don't be lulled into thinking this drug is not as addicting because it is at least as addicting as narcotics.
Then my dr prescribed naproxen to take with the tramadol. It just barely takes the edge off my pain and cramps.
I tried to get off and i was in such pain, diarrhea, Insomnia, sever mental confusion, muscle aches, sweats, Limbs feel like they are on fire, flu symptems 10 times worse than any flu I have ever had! After 10 days I had to go back on Vicoden because that seems much less an evil than Tramadol. at first I thought I had some other health issue but I went to my Doctor and got a complete check up, he confirmed it was withdrawal, when I went back on Vicoden the symptom went away.
I am asking this because I was addicted to percosets and then the doctor gave me Tramadol for pain. I stopped taking it and I feel horrible!!!! I think it was wrong on her part to prescribe this to me. She said it wasn't addictive and non narcotic. Thanks in advance for you answers.
Ask your physician to prescribe you some Neurontin (gabapentin) for general malaise, anxiety and muscle cramps, Requip for the restless leg syndrome and possibly something like Seroquel low dose for the insomnia. The reason for this longer depression and insomnia symptoms is because Tramadol, besides affecting the opioid receptors, has an effect on the serotonin receptors in the central nervous system.
Even though Tramadol is not considered a true narcotic medication and is relatively easily prescribed for pain by some physicians, it is as you have found out quite addictive and difficult to quit. As you already know, it usually takes several weeks of the really nasty symptoms of acute withdrawal, followed by several months of just insomnia and general weakness and depression.
I saw my NS today and was telling him about the pain I was in and the problems I was having and that I was currently trying to avoid Norco and taking more Ibuprofen. Well he is referring me to Physical Therapy (yeah, I'm hoping it helps me out) and also massage therapy and prescribed me Tramadol. He said to take it every 6 hours everyday as it is not an 'as needed medication' like Norco or Ibuprofen. Anyone with any experience with this medication and whether it will provide some relief.
These include insomnia, restless legs, muscle and leg cramping, difficulty breathing and swallowing, a lot of yawning, diarrhea,etc... Tramadol not marketed as an opiate but the mechanism of action is just the same.Some clinicians have assumed this popular analgesic's nonscheduled status under the Controlled Substance Act (CSA) means tramadol has no substance abuse potential. And by abuse I mean, dependence. It should subside within 1-2 weeks, and post acute withdrawal within 2-3 months.
What is tramadol? Tramadol is a narcotic-like pain reliever. Tramadol is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Tramadol extended-release is used to treat moderate to severe chronic pain when treatment is needed around the clock. Tramadol may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide. What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking tramadol?
I am a fan of Tramadol (Ultram) as, it helps me immensely with the muscle and bone aches and helps my mood as well. JennyPenny, Tramadol works best when you keep a steady level of it in your blood stream, doesn't work as well when you only take it sporadically after you've already gotten the pain. I've found that taking it in small quantities every day, it controls my pain nicely and I can still function w/o having it effect me in a drowsy, slurred speech type of manner.
Using this medicine by inhalation or injection can cause life-threatening side effects, overdose, or death. What is tramadol? Tramadol is a narcotic-like pain reliever. Tramadol is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Tramadol extended-release is used to treat moderate to severe chronic pain when treatment is needed around the clock. Tramadol may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What is the most important information I should know about tramadol? Physical Dependence and Abuse ULTRAM may induce psychic and physical dependence of the morphine-type (μ-opioid) (see DRUG ABUSE AND DEPENDENCE). ULTRAM should not be used in opioid-dependent patients. ULTRAM has been shown to reinitiate physical dependence in some patients that have been previously dependent on other opioids.
You may be more likely to have a seizure while taking tramadol if you have a history of seizures or head injury, a metabolic disorder, or if you are taking certain medicines such as antidepressants, muscle relaxers, or medicine for nausea and vomiting. Take tramadol exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take it in larger doses or for longer than recommended by your doctor. Do not take more than 300 milligrams of tramadol in one day.
My husband was precribed tramadol and became addicted. His personality changed and became very isolated and angry all the time.Is this typical. We separated 3 weeks ago and the man I once loved just seems lost forever. Please let me know the effects on personality.
I have been on Tramadol for about 2 yrs. At first it worked for my pain and made me feel very good and ontop of the world. After awhile I had to keep taking more and more until I was abusing it just to be pain free. It was a never ending cycle running out starting to go through withdrawls and then getting back. Well today is my ninth day off of it and I am in pure agony!!! I do not know what to do. I do not want to go back to it but, I can not live like this. How long do the withdrawls last?
I had no idea that these were mild seizures, until I suffered a grand mal seizure a little later. I did receive pain relief from tramadol, and would even recommend it for mild to moderate pain relief, but do watch out for drug interactions, and stick to the exact dosage. Good luck to you with your eye pain, and I hope this helps a little.
I cant answer all of your questions but I can tell u this...I was on Tramadol for 6 months for my chronic back pain and I stopped cold turkey a little over two weeks ago due to the myriad of symptoms I was having (depression, night sweats, hot flashes and generally feeling like whale sh1t)I am male so I can't speak to the mens/cycle problems but it made my prostate problems worse and my sex drive was near zero while on it...
I was prescribed Tramadol early this year for "Chronic Pain." The Dr. and the Pharmacist said that it was not addictive. I have not abused the Medication. I take 100mg 2 times a day. I have also been doing exercise and physical therapy for my pain. I decided to cut back and get off the Tramadol a couple of weeks ago because I'm not having bad pain, and it has been aliving Hell. Just cutting down 50mg at a time gave me extreme anxiety.
50 mg 6 pills....
There are no reports of Tramadol causing kidney damage. Withdrawal symptoms such as chills, nausea, muscle aches, and increased heart rate can occurr when Tramadol is stopped abruptly, but this is more common in patients who have taken Tramadol for several months or years.
I am working on alternative pain management methods, and getting the courage up to dump the pills once and for all.
Hi and sorry you are having this pain. I was on tramadol for about 2 months for back pain. It helped some but I got insomnia from it after a while. I was told to switch to just mornings instead of twice a day and I still had some insomnia. I took Phenergan to control nausea every day so I never got it. I also took Miralax so no constipation. You can't be on Miralax long term according to the bottle but you can try Metamucil if you need it. I didn't gain or lose weight or lose my appetite.
Then toward the end of the week I started to have painful sores in my mouth and swelling of my face and throat and neck lymph nodes, pain in the nodes as well. Then I got online and gasp at the things ive read! I cold turkey stopped on wednesday june 27th after reading bout mouth sores side effects. Never had withdrawals before and theyve been awful, flu like stuf and what i mentiond. on the bright side I AM DONE WITH PILLS. This is what it took for me!
Try taking calcium supplements as that might help to ease the muscle aches. Refrain from having sugars and caffeine as these elevate your anxiety level which in turn causes more muscle contractions. You can also soak in a warm bath with Epsom salt. I commend you on your strength and commitment to succeed and wish you an easy and safe detox.
Also, he prescribed tramadol for joint and bone pain. I had received vicodan from him in the past, but he wants to eliminate the narcotics. Has anyone used this med for pain? Is it effective? Thanks to all!
I have Psoriatic Arthritis, Myalgia type pain and joint pain. I've been taking Meloxicam 15 mg for about a month. Worked pretty good the first couple of weeks has helped with muscle pain but not so much with joint pain.. Also I am taking Tramadol 50 mg for pain daily, for about 4 months now and it is not working as good as when I first started using it.. My eyes feel dry and slightly burning and my ears feel like they are underwater with a buzzing noise when I lay down sometimes.
Opioid withdrawal has many side effects -- insomnia, nausea and diarrhea, dysforia, muscle twitching, and anxiety are the main ones. A low dose benzo, like clonazepam or alprazolam may help with the anxiety, dysphoria.and insomnia during the first few weeks. Clonazepam may also help with the muscle twitching or myoclonus. Nausea and diarrhea can be treated with OTC medication. Sometimes, a small dose of clonidine helps with withdrawal.
It took about a year last time, and involved significant pain, including intense pain and restriction of movement from costochondritis, but also involving pain in all parts of my body, and a gel effect when I stopped moving. All I can tell you is that you should leave the possibility open in your mind that the pain may leave.
Thanks for your input. If you don't mind me asking what dosage of Elavil are you taking? I've been breaking my 10mg pills in half for the last two nights. Should I then go down to 2.5mg or can i just stop after taking 5mg for a while?
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