Tramadol for interstitial cystitis

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I have posted this on the urology forum, but someone has suggested it could be interstitial cystitis so I am now posting it here. I am twenty five years male, have asthma, otherwise healthy until I had a urethral stricture, diagnosed in April this year, and underwent an optical urethrotomy a month later on 1 May 2008. I was fitted with a supapubic catheter which was removed recently.
I weaned myslef off. This time, I only took it for a few weeks for bladder pain (I have interstitial cystitis and was going through a flare). With the IC I have been on and off pain meds for years. Never had an addiction problem with anything else except Tramadol. I never let a doctor prescribe it to me only last time, I had no choice because I did not know what he gave me until I got home and I was in extreme pain. I did not think a few weeks would cause a problem.
Hello! I was diagnosed with Interstitial Cystitis in 2008. It's under control now (and has been for 2 years), but I continue to use Tramadol to help keep those last symptoms at bay. I typically take 2 50mg pills each morning (for approx. 3 years). I don't need any more than that. That dose completely controls my symptoms. I've been reading about Tramadol addiction online and am troubled.
A few years back I was in a terrible car accident leaving me with 3 herniated discs, 2 bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, and Interstitial Cystitis - so needless to say I am in a GREAT deal of pain and I am also 15 weeks pregnant! Before pregnancy I was getting spinal injections about every 3-4 months which helped tremendously, but obviously I cannot still get that treatment now!
I too am trying to get away from taking Tramadol, the PA who I see prescribes me 1/50mg, 3xs a day for RLS, Interstitial Cystitis, and Neck Pain, but it also causes difficulty breathing, fast heart beat, anxiety, I've been on Tramadol for about a year and last week I tried to go cold turkey.
A few years back I was in a terrible car accident leaving me with 3 herniated discs, 2 bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, and Interstitial Cystitis - so needless to say I am in a GREAT deal of pain and I am also 15 weeks pregnant! Before pregnancy I was getting spinal injections about every 3-4 months which helped tremendously, but obviously I cannot still get that treatment now!
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Hi Friends! Welcome to part 27 of our Tramadol & Ultram Recovery Group! So happy that you found us here. When I started journaling a long time ago, I could barely find anyone to help me. Not that I am happy that there's so many of us. But you know what I mean. It is easier if you have friends. Make yourself Comfy!
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I've taken oxycontin for a while now because of endometriosis and Interstitial Cystitis and know how lucky I am to be treated with those kinds of medications as not all MD'd or pain specialists believe that treating non-malignant pain with narcotics is appropriate. But medical research has shown that the pain resulting from IC can be equal to cancer and that the quality of life of an IC patient is equal to end stage renal failure.
Hi all, Sooooo, I am on day 10 after going off of my pain meds, and my body is still screaming in pain. It's mostly my spine, legs, tailbone, and bladder (I have Interstitial Cystitis and Fibro). I am taking Advil and Tylenol, as well as using Voltaren emugel, and I am very miserable.
2002) Frequent kidney stones Restless-legs syndrome Multiple chemical sensitivities Esophageal spasm Anxiety Raynauds Carpal tunnel syndrome (this went away after my son was born though...) Anyone else this wrecked?
This is an extremely timely article that was just published mostly for general practitioners in the Annals of Family Medicine Magazine. I thought that it some numbers in it were both troubling and fascinating to want to share it with all of you. In a nut shell it says what I have been saying all along - doctors write too many opiate prescriptions for far many chronic pain patients. Nearly 15,000 people die from opiate prescription overdoses than both heroin and cocaine combined.
Just a remark about interstitial cystitis. It is not cystitis and is NOT caused by an infection. It is a separate ailment that is most likely hereditary. It is difficult to control because there are not many treatments.
My pain has been well managed for 2 1/2 years using tramadol (ultram) for maintenance and lortab for break through pain. I have developed chronic kidney disease and my doctors are pushing me to get some exercise. I have found that with every exercise form I have tried I quickly get beyond the pain control offered bu tramadol and lortab so i can't exercise.
Hi all, I was wowndering if anyone knew of any empathetic, helpful, pain management or obgyn doctors in the boston area? I was on tramadol for two years with great sucess but my new doctor switched me to percocet because of the pregnancy. The percocet, even though stronger than tramadol, does not seem to help as much unless I take quite a few....Three different doctors have told me to stay on the percs while pregnant....
I do not know how it is for others, but for me I have never been able to get a Docter to give me more meds for my pain. I only take my cymbolta and busepar and balacet. And sometimes I feel as if im going mad. But my doc wont help me. So i go to the emergency room and they always help me.
Anyway, I have found myself running short this month of both oxy and the tramadol I take for breakthrough pain. My plan for the next refill is that I have a good friend who is going to hold the pills for me and only give them to me one week at a time. This month I tried just leaving her 20 for when I really need them and I will still fall short. Is this a good plan? Also, being on disability and not having that good feeling from the oxy makes my life feel quite dull.
I was treated for repeated bouts of (almost weekly) vaginitis, bladder infection, one Dr diagnosed me with interstitial cystitis, but I often have a very foul smelling discharge. I had excrutiating pain when anything was inserted into the vagina during Dr's exams and transvaginal ultrasound. All of these tests never revealed ANYTHING! And the tests performed typically caused my pain to flare for weeks. I needed pain medication to be able to walk out of Dr's office.
Hi everyone. I have IC(interstitial Cystitis) and for a solid year had pain all the time that I was not on meds. I was on lortab 5/500 and then put on norco 7.5/375. After a long road I found my main trigger for my bladder pain which is Red dye. It's in almost everything and it's very hard to avoid because it's considered a natural ingredient which doesn't always get listed on the nutritional facts.
He asked me to continue to take Urelle and he also gave me Tramadol for pain. After waiting for a week or so, when that did not help, I went to the urologist again. 3rd urologist visit: He asked me to get the MRI done. I did. The MRI turned out to be all clear. He asked me to continue on Urelle and take Tramadol for pain. So here I am after over two months now, my symptoms haven't improved. I tried to stop taking Urelle for a couple of days, it made it worse.
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He said he wished the still had Darvocet around bc that was what I truly needed. Tramadol isn't strong enough to alleviate the pain and there is nothing else. LORD HELP ME! I'm better than this stupid drug and my life Is worth more. The thing is my two a day isn't working anymore, bc I've grown a tolerance, so I got through my rx of 60 in about 2wks. Then I'm out looking.
Hi all, I was wowndering if anyone knew of any empathetic, helpful, pain management or obgyn doctors in the boston area? I was on tramadol for two years with great sucess but my new doctor switched me to percocet because of the pregnancy. The percocet, even though stronger than tramadol, does not seem to help as much unless I take quite a few....Three different doctors have told me to stay on the percs while pregnant....
I am not sure what your bladder issues may be. If you have Sjogren's, you are at risk for Interstitial Cystitis, for which Fibro raises risk as well. Sjogren's causes constipation, as do pain meds. Take care and good luck. I hope you obtain the answers you need.
I have also written and article that is on my website for IC under MSK that explains this theory too. My website if mainly for IC)Interstitial Cystitis Patients in Missouri and Arkansas. However I put a link on the site just for MSK to post my research etc. MOARK IC the treatment options we have found so far, for the chronic pain appear to be as follows. 1. Increase your fluids and do not allow you kidney to get empty, since this increase pain, 2.
My next appointment is with an OB that deals with interstitial cystitis and endometriosis. Apparently the symptoms are quite similar. I'm not looking for a medical diagnosis, but rather to meet others who are going through or are starting the process of elimination like me. I have extreme pelvic pain that seems to start about 7-10 days after my period and crescendos to almost unbearable until my period is over.
You might want to check into IF you could have Interstitial Cystitis. IC is more common in women then men, however men can have it and many believe most men are misdiagnoised! Interstitial Cystitis is a very painful disease and follows a lot of the symptoms you are talking about.,,, and is often triggered by a difficult surgery, infection etc. When you talk about the pain being soo unbearable you could end your life... that sounds like IC to me. Sucidal thoughts are 4x higher in IC patients.
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