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Old 02-11-2018, 04:45 PM
 
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I would caution to make sure it doesn't already contain this. So many already are mixed, and it's toxic to the liver.

If it's mixed it is under the name Ultracet, not Tramadol.

Yes, I would advise people to know what they are taking...
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Old 02-11-2018, 05:12 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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I was just rxed the medicine tramadol, and was wondering if it's addictive, dangerous, helpful with fibro pain. Any one experienced with this drug?
Tramadol is an opioid.

I was prescribed Tramadol when I had a kidney stone. Worked fairly well, in the hospital. Still had some pain, but it was now tolerable.

But I wanted to stay away from opioids whenever possible. So when I got home, I stopped the tramadol and started taking ibuprofen instead.

To my surprise, ibuprofen worked much better than tramadol. I felt NO pain, for the rest of the time. Eventually passed the kidney stone and was fine.
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Old 02-11-2018, 06:50 PM
 
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1. This thread is about Tramadol not Lyrica

2. Lyrica is a very safe and effective when used as directed for indications such peripheral neuropathy and post herpetic neuralgia.

3. The fact that someone on a message board somewhere had side effects from a medication is hardly grounds for a class action suit

4. It is well known that Lyrica and its analogue Gabapentin need to be titrated UP and DOWN to avoid withdrawal symptoms, that fact does not make Lyrica a "bad" medication

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Old 02-11-2018, 08:04 PM
 
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Tramadol, any good for fibro?

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Old 02-12-2018, 11:30 AM
 
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Tramadol is an opioid.

I was prescribed Tramadol when I had a kidney stone. Worked fairly well, in the hospital. Still had some pain, but it was now tolerable.

But I wanted to stay away from opioids whenever possible. So when I got home, I stopped the tramadol and started taking ibuprofen instead.

To my surprise, ibuprofen worked much better than tramadol. I felt NO pain, for the rest of the time. Eventually passed the kidney stone and was fine.
Tramadol is actually a synthetic opioid, but like another poster stated, it does still attach to the same mu receptors.

I believe many doctors are giving this out now instead of vicoden or something comparable, due to how strictly they monitor opioid prescriptions. I do not see this as good thing as DEA and govt are now a deciding factor in what kind of treatment a patient receives.
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Old 02-12-2018, 12:08 PM
 
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Tramadol is actually a synthetic opioid, but like another poster stated, it does still attach to the same mu receptors.

I believe many doctors are giving this out now instead of vicoden or something comparable, due to how strictly they monitor opioid prescriptions. I do not see this as good thing as DEA and govt are now a deciding factor in what kind of treatment a patient receives.
Couldn't agree more.
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Old 02-12-2018, 01:09 PM
 
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Tramadol is actually a synthetic opioid, but like another poster stated, it does still attach to the same mu receptors.
I believe many doctors are giving this out now instead of vicoden or something comparable, due to how strictly they monitor opioid prescriptions. I do not see this as good thing as DEA and govt are now a deciding factor in what kind of treatment a patient receives.
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Couldn't agree more.

I agree too. Interesting that my veterinarians have no problem prescribing Tramadol for my older dogs' arthritis. My last older dog took it, in addition to Rimadyl, twice a day for 5 years. My current dog has been taking it, in addition to Rimadyl, twice a day for almost a year and will probably be on it for the rest of her life.
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Old 02-12-2018, 01:43 PM
 
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Can't speak directly for fibro, but I've tried Tramadol twice and hated it. Made me throw up and just feel generally awful - queasy and tired but unable to sleep. I made my doctor put a note in my chart to never ever give it to me again.

If you try it, make sure it's on a day where you can stay home to deal with it if you have negative side effects. You may be perfectly fine and get some good symptom relief, but just in case.
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Old 02-12-2018, 01:55 PM
 
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If it's mixed it is under the name Ultracet, not Tramadol.

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tramacet as well.

I took tramadol for a couple of years...still do occasionally.
I found it harder to get off of than dilaudid.
I prefer hydromorphone (dilaudid) as a pain killer because I find (for me anyways) it works faster, and if taken for awhile, easier to stop taking.

I think the tramadol would work good for alot of people though.
50 mgs of tramadol has the same potency as 2 mgs of dilaudid (hydromorphone).
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Old 02-12-2018, 03:26 PM
 
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I was just rxed the medicine tramadol, and was wondering if it's addictive, dangerous, helpful with fibro pain. Any one experienced with this drug?
Tramadol is an opioid and has a high likelihood of addiction and resistance (which leads to higher doses needed to address the pain, which in turn leads to increased chance of addiction).

I can't take ANY opioid pain killers, they all make me sicker than the pain they're supposed to address.

If you are in a legal state, try medical marijuana. It has been a life changer for me. I have fibro and could not take any pain killers or sleep meds. The MMJ allows me to sleep normally for the first time in decades, and just that all by itself automatically makes everything better. I can't tell how much of the pain reduction I have experienced is due to better sleep and how much is due to the effects of the MMJ itself - but I don't really care. It's better. Even my thinking is better and clearer.
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