Tramadol and osteoarthritis

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I have a question about Osteoarthritis and the pain that comes with it. Last November I had 5, 6, and 7 upper vertebra fused together and feel so much better in that way BUT i can't take anti inflammatory medications for my Osteoarthritis, Tylenol doesn't even help a bit and non of the arthritis over the counter meds help either. My question is... is there a non narcotic pain medication that I can take every day? I am 45 years old and very healthy besides my arthritis. thank you!
I have Osteoarthritis and it is getting worse. I taken Celebrex, Norco, Tramadol and Vicopren. None of these are working. I don't have insurance and go to a public health clinic. They don't seem to know what to do. Could you please advise me on what I can take that will help with the chronic pain and will be inexpensive.
Then I went to a phycologist and talked to her about my eating dissorder and then told her about the tramadol and how it helpped me to curb my hunger. She said that she couldnt help me and that I need to contact a rehab center but it was so hard for me to get up enough nerve just to tell her. No one can help me. Im not the typical addict you know. Im well educated Im married with a small child and we are living in upper class america the big house and everything.
My mom 65 wt 65 is suffering from Osteoartheritis and as a result severe pain in the joints spl hands {Has already gone for total knee replacement surgery}. Had tkn previosly Tramadol-Paracetamol combination. But now is taking only Diclofenac 50mg tablet {w/o much relief}. She is also tking weekly OsteoFos tablet and is also having Hyperthyroid.Kindly advise fr Pain relievers. She rh factor +ive.
So I found some Tramadol that had been prescribed to my 18yr old daughter for her shoulder pain and long story short - do not resort to Tramadol. I never got the high or euphoria from it that others I guess have and never felt like I had to have it, but I did take it right before bedtime each night and was rewarded with a good nights sleep. Chronic pain can really put the weight on a person. So after gaining 25 pounds I decided it was time to take it back off.
Hi, I have been taking tramadol for 3 months now for fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis. It really helps a lot. The only thing is...I believe it is the cause of my constipation the last few months. I have had to use laxatives on and off. When I try to go without, I get to day number six and resort to the laxative due to feeling so uncomfortable. Do you think that the tramadol is the cause and can I keep taking laxatives for a long period?
With that said, I'm in day 5 off of the Tramadol and thinking I might as well tough it out. Threw the rest of my Tramadol out. How much longer can I expect to not sleep?
I had only been taking tramadol for one month at 2 50mg pills twice daily and then stopped as I no longer felt I needed it and suddenly starting experiencing all the anxiety, insomnia, mood swings and all the other crap we know comes with these withdrawals. So after going back on to confirm it was withdrawals from the Tramadol (which I was led to believe was non habit forming or dangerous!
Turns out Aleve is not broken down and passed thru the liver and tramadol is. I am back on Tramadol and have the hyperness and dry mouth but hopefully it will get the weight off. By the way, I have fibromyalgia.
She had her second seizure three days ago and was put on some type of seizure meds and quit tramadol cold turkey. She now hasnt slept for 2 and a half days in addition to her other symptoms. The Dr. prescribed her a sleeping pill tonight but she still cant sleep. I dont know what else to do. How long can she go without sleep before i take her to the er Please help me....
HI, I have been on Tramadol for 5 years. I had severe pain before I got a hip operation and kept on tramadol after it. I tried to quit a few times and the pain came back and I started up again. Three days ago I decided to quit for good. I was getting bloated, could not loose weight. I was getting depressed, anxiety, tired etc. I kept working out and excercising. No results on the weight loss. This time I started getting severe pain in my hip, drop leg, tingling in the leg.
I have significant amounts of osteoarthritis in my knees. They have taken me off all aspirn and tylenol products. I take TENORMIN twice a day, ZOCAR once a day, 5 capsils of ANTIGOL four times a day, NEXIUM twice a day, DARVON one capsil four times a day for the arthritis. I was told by an RN that ULTRAM/TRAMADOL would be a better pain (arthritis) medication in my case than DARVON. Would you please give me your opinion on which medication (Darvon or Ultram) you would suggest?
I am glad you are here! I take Ultram (tramadol) myself, and have for 17 years. Others here have taken it, too. It's a great drug, but every drug comes with a price. And one of tramadol's costs is a hard time quitting, particularly for people who abruptly stop them. It has an antidepressant effect in addition to the pain control, so it can really put people in a black hole mentally if they quit too fast. Could you share your dose and what you were taking it for? (I take it for osteoarthritis.
Just dropped in after kicking about 5 or 6 months ago. I started on tramadol for osteoarthritis pain and was on trammies for approx. 18 months before I wanted my life back. I was at 14 -20 pills a day (700 -1000 mg.) just to be "normal" and was going to 3 different docs to obtain that amount.
About 10 years ago my primary physician prescribed tramadol to me for chronic pain of osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia. 50 mg 4 times s day as needed for pain. Three years later he changed it to 100 mg 4times a day as needed for pain. I have taken it every day along with my thyroid and bp drugs. I have never in ten year exceeded this dosage. I tried to stop taking it several times and was floored by the severity of the withdrawal.
I am becoming somewhat frustrated with the way a lot of my colleagues practice medicine. Disenchanted, angry would be the other words that could be used. We all get ostensibly that same training and all of us are supposedly in it to help our patients. So, how come have I been getting so many letters lately on my addiction forum from desperate people unable to quit taking the tramadol pills that their own kind doctors have so freely prescribed for them?
I have been taking it for 10 yrs. it started off harmless or so I thought, for fibromyalgia pain and osteoarthritis pain. It was sold to me as non-addictive and harmless. Warning to anyone thinking about taking it. Don't!! My daughter who also has fibromyalgia just detox herself off tramadol going cold turkey. She went thru hell and back. But after 4-5 days the effects resolved. I on the other hand have decided to wean myself. I was so afraid of seizures since I have been on it for so long.
Hi, I have an almost 14yo pit bull that is on both Metacam and Tramadol. rimadyl is an NSAID, similar to metacam and some others. Tramadol is opiate based but considered safe for dogs. My pit was on rimadyl for a year or so, then we switched to metacam which the vet said was a little stronger, then after about 2 years we added the tramadol. Just last week we upped the tramadol as dogs can develop a tolerance just like humans.
Tramadol is a synthetic opiate and is highly addictive, therefore you will, and do, build a tolerance for it just as if you were taking "real" opiates. Your body and your mind don't know the difference. Both you and perch should try posting in the pain mngt community here at MH--the members there may be able to give you some suggestions on what works for them for pain. there is also a Fibro community here as well that may be helpful.
I'm a 60 year old male with FMS (20% are) disabled for 4 years, on Tramadol, Methadone, Trazadone, Ambien, Gabitral, considering Lyrica, and wondered if some of you or others you know have tried "stretching machines" that work on either a gravitational or hydraulic basis or the "peanut as seen on TV" to stetch our necks, arms. backs and leg nerves out longitudinally as well as lateraly?
I've been here before, have done this successfully, but wondering if I'll be so lucky this time around. Last year, my Rheumatologist prescribed me Tramadol for Fibro Myalgia and Osteoarthritis. I've explained to him that I've used it before for a total of 3 years, but never anymore than 3 per day. This time, I've been taking anywhere from 4 to 6 per day, depending on what kind of day it is for me PAIN wise! UGH!
Have seen several people have seizures when TAKING tramadol. AND, every tramadol related seizure I saw did not seem related to how high a dose the person was taking; RATHER was in instances where someone markedly INCREASED their dose. I think the confusion is in that seizures are common when withdrawing from sedatives (alcohol, barbiturates, benzodiazapines etc). Rare in opiate withdrawal.
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my consultant said it,s the nerve endings ontop of my head which get inflamed and thus causes the pain... i also have face paralysis and aches in my neck and shoulders and hips... i,m on tramadol and pregabalin and nortriptylene and 2 500mg panadol extra... does not help me with the pains but i do get a little relief now and then... i can suffer with this head pain for as much as 2 full days where i have to take to my bed which isnt fair on my hubby... he,s a good man and really looks after me.
At this time after all of the scans ahe has had done she has objective evidence for a C6-7 disc protrusion and also left foramenal stenosis at C4-5 and C5-6 as well as facet arthritis at L3-4 and L4-5 on the CT scan of the lumbosacral spine. She is using Tramadol for pain control and recently had an evaluation in physiatry with an infiltration at C5-6 and C6-7 and has more of these injections planned at the Institut of Physiatry of Qu├ębec.
I have fibromyalgia, RA, osteoarthritis and a pinched nerve in my back, so i am familar with pain. But for the past month or two i have pain i am not familar with. It is a burning pain in my left arm. sometimes when not using it, but always when using it. At first my right arm hurt also, but not as bad. Then the right arm stopped hurting in a few days, but the left arm has continued to hurt for around 2 months. I am right handed thankfully and do not have to use my left arm nearly as much.
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