Tramadol for fibromyalgia

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6 months ago I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and put on Tramadol ER 200 and 50mg prn for breakthrough. I was also put on Lyrica, which I stopped taking, Concerta, which works very well at a low dose, and Cymbalta 60mg that I take everyday. I stopped taking the Tramadol 2 days ago and feel horrible. I have a script waiting at the pharmacy. Do I go pick it up and taper off or keep going since I'm already this far in? Help me please.
I have had fibromyalgia for over 10 years now. I am on tramadol for pain and would love to get off of it. Can anyone tell me how I can do that without withdraw being so bad.
When the any pain I have is intolerable, I get large towels, wet them and put them in the microwave for a couple of minutes then apply to the area for moist heat for temporary relief. You would need to see your Dr. about this and I am sure he could shed some light. I hope this is helpful.
I have had fibro for 10 yrs now, just took myself off Tramadol that was prescribed for back pain, athritis and fibro. I found I was worse for taking it, and went through the last 2 weeks of hell. I have found lots of alternative medicines that help. Take epson salt baths this helps with the baseball bat syndrome, lol, I take ibprofin and acetomenaphin alternating when its very bad, take gabopentin only when I have to for the twitching, wich I feel in my legs, back and arms.
I take Opana ER which is an extended release pain med and I take percocet for breakthru pain. I also take Lyrica for nerve pain, Trazadone and Flexeril at night to help with sleep and muscle spasms, and I am on Zoloft and bloodpressure meds. I went a long time with no pain meds then to Tramadol then to Lortab, etc.... I have very high pain levels on a daily basis plus I have a high tolerance to meds so the weaker ones never worked well for me.
I was taking Tramadol 50 mg. for fibromyalgia pain for approximately seven years, always prescribed by my physician. I fluctuated between 2-4 pills per day, but usually just 2 at nighttime. Last week my doctor put me on Cymbalta and told me that I couldn't take the Tramadol with the Cymbalta, so I discontinued the it. Ever since, I'm barely getting any sleep and I seem to be breathing shallowly. Even at this dose, could I be experiencing withdrawal symptoms?
Hi all. I was recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia. My doc put me on tramadol and predisone. I have heard that withdrawing from tramadol is torture, but my doc says that I will probley be on it for life. So should I even be worried? Please share what you know about tramadol andvwithdrawls. Thanks.
She was hoping that it was due to me not sleeping well and that after time it would go away. She prescribed me Tramadol for the pain. I could now believe how well Tramadol took away my pain. It was like a miracle drug and it didnt give me the same fuzzy feeling like Vicodin. But of course like everyone over time I up my dosage myself. I started at about 6 pills a day and now I am up to 12-18 a day. I do not know what to do.
i just read a post about tramadol...im prescribed tramadol for sever migraines and the doctor never told me it was addictive. How addictive is it? How many would you have to take a day to be addicted?
There is a fine line between "abuse" of pain killers and trying to achieve adaquit pain relief. You and you alone can decide if you were using to "get high" ... for fibromyalgia opiates are contraindicated and should be used occassionaly for breakthrough pain. The best medicine for that condition is ultram. The antiinflamatory meds like vioxx and celebrex do not work because fibro does not come from inflamation.
Hello Andrew, I'm sure you have probably received replies to your posting by now, but I thought I should let you know about my experience with Ultram (tramadol). I was taking Ultram for about 6 months, right after its introduction, for lower back pain from 2 spinal surgeries. During this time, I was also suffering from depression. I was prescribed elevil (tricyclic antidepressant) along with Ultram. These two meds didn't mix!
The drug has a wide range of applications, including treatment for restless leg syndrome and fibromyalgia. It was developed by the pharmaceutical company Gr├╝nenthal GmbH in the late 1970s.[1][2] Tramadol possesses weak agonist actions at the ╬╝-opioid receptor, releases serotonin, and inhibits the reuptake of norepinephrine.
I am currently taking Tramadol for FM pain, a friend of mine was prescribed Methadone. What are the differences in these medications?
I take oxycontin 20 mg daily, zannaflex for muscle relaxations, ambien, melatonin and seroquel for sleep, synthroid for hypothroidism, I tried the new lyrica and it works for about 3 days and they the side effects such as terrible swelling and headaches are just not worth it. I tried taking the lyrica 3 different times all with the same result. I so frustrated I could scream.
I just discovered today that the Tramadol I have been taking for 2 yrs for arthritis and fibromyalgia is a very dangerous medication. I had no idea that it is an opiate!!!!! Now I need help weening myself off of this medication. Any suggestions?
I am on tramadol for fibromyalgia and have had to double my dose to get any benefit. My question is, will I soon become immune to the effectiveness of tramadol for my pain??
I'm a pain management patient with fibromyalgia and debilitating arthritis and RSD. Many years ago a doctor gave me Tramadol for the fibromyalgia and I thought, "Terrific, a non-narcotic medication that's supposed to really work." I didn't go into w/d because after a day or two I realized I hated it. I felt really high and disoriented on it. I never felt like that on any of the narcotics I took. Do you see a pain management doctor or just your regular doc?
I have taken Tramadol 2 times a day for abt 8 months after being diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I got tired of taking it so I have decided to go cold turkey. Its just day two and I am miserable. My legs are giving me a fit. I can't explain how they feel other than they are just so weak and weather I am laying down, walking or sitting, they ache and feel like restless leg syndrome. I decided to stop taking it for one reason I didn't want to be dependent on a drug to get me through the day.
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?
I have never been on tramadol, but there are many others here that have and I wanted to bump this back up for you. I do know going cold turkery off trams can be dangerous and he ll tho from what I read and seems to take longer. I hope someone that has been on them responds to you. Welcome to the forum. Congrats on those 12 days.
Now, for anyone who has a REAL answer, I have been on and off several types of pain medication for my fibromyalgia over the last year and a hlaf, and if you read my previous post, hopefully, you will understand. No, I am not an addict but I am in a lot of pain, most of my waking hours. I'd like to try an avoid becoming an addict, so I'm sincerely looking for answers from people who have experienced having docs prescribe a lot of different combinations.
I have been on this plan for about 7 weeks. I was on tramadol for 2 years. I have fibromyalgia. I am in incredible pain throughout my entire body. I have terrible restless leg. I am sleeping about 3 hours a night, due to the pain load. I am desperately trying to cut back on the clonidine and zanaflex and I am experiencing terrible w/d symptoms. (heart racing, anxiety, sweating, pain, nausea, etc.) Could I be still having w/d from the tramadol or is it the other meds causing it?
I do not take the Tramadol that has acet./Tylenol in it. I take just the regular strength of Tramadol 50mg, not the ER. It works fine for me. For me, the anti-D's caused too many side effects such as: weight gain, sleeplessness, too sleepy during the day, lethargy, sweating, upset stomach, constipation and on and on and on..., you get the picture. I just decided to give up on them and do something different.
Hello, I am 30 days off of tramadol ( 2pills 3x daily sometimes more) they were prescribed to me for fibromyalgia and I was on them for 2 years. I was on hydrocodone for about a year before the tramadol and I wanted to get off the narcotics so I was put on tramadol since its "non narcotic"...!!! Yeah right! I quit taking the hydrocodone cold turkey and the withdrawal from those was way easier than the withdrawal from tramadol! Anyways...
Emily Post who started the tramadol withdrawal journal here, has 70 pages, most with 200 entries from people who wish they had never brought tramadol into their lives. Tramadol turns on people because it was never designed or tested for long term chronic pain management. It has the same tolerance issues as other opioids & the antidepressant component is structurally the same as effexor which is regarded as one of the hardest antidepressants to withdraw from.
Hi, I am on day 12 of Tramadol withdrawl. I was on 450mg/day for 2 years for chronic pain. I am still suffering withdrawl symptoms, (ie. insomnia, RLS, muscle aches and pain, no energy, low mood, etc.). The first week was pure hell. My dr. has put me on clonidine and zanaflex, to help get me through. I am also taking Cymbalta for my fibromyalgia, as well as supplements, L-Tysosine, magnesium, multi vitamin and advil. I am taking hot baths to help with the RLS, which the relief doesn't last long.
I was looking through the Tramadol forum and it said to start a new a question since the other is an old thread. I started taking tramadol back in 02 for Fibromyalgia, my doc handed it to me hand over fist, samples, scripts of 700 pills and never said a word about it. I started out at 3 a day, then 6, then 12..etc. I got busted and went to jail for 7 months in a rehab program based in the County Jail.
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 was taking 200 to 200 mg a day of Tramadol for 7 months for back pain. Great pain reliever, and a nice euphoric, "can't upset me for anything" feeling as a bonus. Of course both the pain relief and the good mood effect wore off after a couple months. Tried tapering down for 3 weeks but that was making me crazy so I got rid of the rest and went cold turkey. Utter hell for a week, first few nights shaking and sweating, thrashing legs, tears even.
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