Fibromyalgia medication tramadol

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Avatar f tn I am going to because the research for the medication will be over in June and I will not be on any medication, they alter you inside, not my style.
Avatar f tn 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.
348415 tn?1205126863 i just read a post about 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?
6726276 tn?1421130268 Thank heavens for this forum & the wonderful people that take time & energy to help others. A doctor gave me a combo of Celebrex & Tramadol for pain relief. I filled the scripts. Took em for a day or so & thought hey! Wait one minute. Isn't this the drug that the forum had talked about? I stopped right away. Thanks everyone. You've saved me.
Avatar n tn You hear all the time about pain medication withdrawal but not Tramadol, or at least I've never heard of it. I wonder if doctors know how serious it can be? I guess I say that because the Tramadol prescription I get gives me 5 refills (which narcotics don't) and I have even gotten Tramadol as samples in a doctor's office.I have been on and off of tramadol for 10 years and I don't have any side affects that I know of unless I'm not taking enough of them to cause side effects.
Avatar n tn Hi I've been suffering from severe eye pain and my pain control is not working well enough. I'm currently on Dihydrocodeine 30 mg 6 times daily. And I'm wondering if tramadol is stronger, the information I've found on this drug conflicts and I'm just wondering if you could tell me if tramadol would be stronger than the drug i'm currently using and wether it is adictive. And what type of drug is it, the only type of drug which helps my pain are narcotics nothing else does anything.
1130095 tn?1267372859 Look up the link between fibromyalgia and thyroid. I've never heard of any of the other medication you take so I can't comment. Also, as far as the headaches foods, what you drink can bring on headaches. Nuts, cheese, dairy all bring headaches on for me. I too drink a ton of water, that's really good but make sure there isn't anything going on with your blood sugar. Good luck.
Avatar f tn 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?
1349329 tn?1276988802 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?
Avatar f tn 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.
1316053 tn?1279513097 Quitting after several years of use was a nightmare, an experience also unfortunately shared with many others, irrespective of the reason they started taking tramadol. 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.
722310 tn?1234765737 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn There are a slew of medications that should have been tried years ago and there are many new ones that have came out since that have proved very helpful for fibromyalgia. Together with those medication therapies physical therapy, exercise, weight loss, smoking cessation, meditation, yoga, Pilates, better sleeping patterns, etc.; all have been shown to work better long term then opiate maintenance.
Avatar n tn I am in the process of getting off of tramadol. It was prescribed for me for ocassional use for mild to moderate pain like headache, muscle soreness, etc. I used it only ocassionally for several months. About 4 months ago, I became involved in a fairly intense project and was experiencing more discomfort. Without really thinking much about it, I started using tramadol every day and then increased this to 2-3 times each day.
Avatar f tn Pain all over the body & more severe at specific points Fatigue Sleep difficulties Loss of memory / difficulty in remebering Morning stiffness Muscle knots, cramping, weakness Digestive disorders Itchy/burning skin More urinating frequency Too much intake of water Mental depression It is more severe on the right side from shoulder till the leg possibly because she works with her right hand. It is very difficult to get up from bed during morning.
553995 tn?1332022440 As you well know every one is different, but here is my list. Ambien 10mg at night, Zanaflex 4 mg 1-3 PRN, Tramadol 25 mg Mild pain, Lortab 5mg Severe pain, Oxaprozin 500 mg 2 X a day, Magnesium, Malic acid, B12, Acai berry, D3 The Ambien, and Oxaprozin are the 2 prescription meds I take every day. The others as needed. I was diagnosed in 2000 and it has just been within the last few years that we have really gotten a great mix.
Avatar f tn Over the past year my symptoms and pain have become more extreme. I have tried just about every pain medication there is (oxycodone, tramadol, dilaudid, vicodin, percocet...) and they help for a week or so and then just stop working completely. I have also tried neurontin (which only helped the stabbing pain in my back?), lyrica (same), cymbalta (worked for a short time and kept increasing the dose with same result, muscle relaxers, sleep aids...
939964 tn?1288020624 I was waiting anxiously when I heard this medication was very helpful for fibromyalgia patients, and coming to Canada. To my dismay I had all the side effects mentioned for this medication and was told by my doctor to stop taking it. Like Doctor Rajgopal mentioned about medications, I was given amitriptyline which helps me have a good night sleep and I feel more refreshed when I wake up.
2010625 tn?1329375656 I was just wondering what causes Fibromyalgia? Can Anxiety, Depression/Bipolar, IBS, or Genital Herpes cause it?
573297 tn?1304712740 the exact time) but now this year I get dx of bipolar and my pdoc doesn't believe I have fibromyalgia...I know I have the pain....and it feels like it is coming back, and if so this is the fourth flare up (one lasting two years, one lasting 6 months to a year, one was three months because of the depo-provera shot) what do I do to get taken seriously? Am I too crazy to have pain? To be taken seriously? I have my pdoc appointment tonight and my GP appointment tomorrow afternoon.
444414 tn?1376579695 Right now I'm not on any medication other than Tramadol for pain. I have gone back to my regular dr and neurologist numerous times almost begging for help but they push back and forth insisting the other take responsibility for treatment. I'm wondering if I should suggest a lumbar puncture and perhaps MRIs of the spine and brain but this time with contrast?
Avatar n tn What really works for me is tramadol in morning , vicodan in afternoon and tramadol again at night with a glass or 2 of red wine. Maybe not the best advice/combo but helps me take care of my 4 kids/ 2 dogs / 3 cats/ 2 birds and fish oh yea and husband who is too tired from working all the time to even have simpathy for my ****. I dont know if any of this helps you but I think just knowing that your not alone with all this and also that there are always people out there worse off.
Avatar f tn I did a little better on Neurontin as far as less weight gain and less laziness, but I switched to a sister-medication known as Topamax. It is an anti-seizure medication just like Lyrica and Neurontin, but it doesn't have the same type of side effects and it helps with the nerve pain and migraines that Fibromyalgia can cause.
216278 tn?1308864682 Hi...just wondering if anyone has heard of fibromyalgia or knows anyone with it? I am wondering if there is any connection between it and's hard to find anything definitive on the Internet! Thanks for your help!
Avatar n tn i stumbled across this web while desperately looking for answers, i was given tramadol 7yrs ago and told i have fibromyalgia which i question....i'm now getting high blood pressure, palpations, i get short of breath, these all come after ive taken my daily intake, i now take 400mg in the morning, i use to have another 200mg in the evening but ive managed to get rid of that but going down another 200mg is impossible im so ill i'm so scared i'm stuck in nomans land..
Avatar f tn I take tramadol (3 tabs every 2 - 3 hours) and tizanidine (1 tab every 3-4 hours) to try and control my pain (L5-SI - protruding disc/herniated disc with never damage left leg) - i drive 1 hour each way to work and sit 8 hours a day (A/P Specialists) plus i drive a Bronco (yes it's white) full size - standard - so i am in a lot of pain by the time i get to work and by the time i get home - the pain meds really do not help and am waiting to see if they will change it to something stronger.
Avatar m tn Please be careful with the tramadol - I just wish I had been aware of the facts about this medication years ago. Keep posting with any questions and how you are doing . . . .
2010625 tn?1329375656 Is it common to have a bad reaction or get bad side effects at the lowest doses of almost every psychotropic medication tried? I have tried 6 different antipsychotics, I had bad side effects at the lowest dose, and can't take them. 4 SSRI antidepressants, bad side effects at lowest dose, can't take them. I also can't take Welbutrin, Depokote, Effexor, vistaril, This can't be normal right?
Avatar f tn I have been feeling better and stopped all my medication with the exception of Tramadol. I started tapering and found the tramadol makes me feel like I have a seizure when I stop taking taking it. I started cutting my dose by 1/2 pill every 2-3 days. The thing is, i just found out I'm 4 weeks pregnant. So I need to get offf of it quick but safely. any suggetions? I take 350 mgs/day, 50 mg capsules. Thank you so much!