Tramadol  

lithiumrose 37F
260 posts
8/12/2006 9:16 pm

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8/14/2006 11:36 am

Tramadol


When I injured my hip - I was given tramadol, a painkiller that should relieves moderate to severe moderate pain.

This is what I found out about one of my various medications I take ....


Why is this medication prescribed?

Tramadol is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. It may be used to treat pain caused by surgery and chronic conditions such as cancer or joint pain. Tramadol is in a class of medications called opiate (narcotic) analgesics. It works by decreasing the body's sense of pain.

How should this medicine be used?

Tramadol comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It may be taken with or without food. Your doctor may start you on a low dose of tramadol and gradually increase your dose not more often than every 3 days. Tramadol may be taken every 4‒6 hours as needed. If you take too much tramadol, you may experience serious side effects.Ask your doctor about the maximum number of tablets that you may take for each dose or for a 24-hour period.Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take tramadol exactly as directed.

Tramadol can be habit-forming. Do not take a larger dose, take it more often, or take it for a longer period of time than prescribed by your doctor. Call your doctor if you find that you want to take extra medication or notice any other unusual changes in your behavior or mood.

Do not stop taking tramadol suddenly without talking to your doctor. If you suddenly stop taking tramadol, you may experience side effects. Your doctor will probably decrease your dose gradually.If you suddenly stop taking tramadol you may experience withdrawal symptoms such as nervousness; panic; sweating; difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep; runny nose, sneezing, or cough; numbness, pain, burning, or tingling in your hands or feet; hair standing on end; or rarely, hallucinations (seeing things or hearing voices that do not exist).

What special precautions should I follow?

# you should know that this drug may make you drowsy and may affect your coordination. Do not drive a car or operate machinery until you know how this drug affects you.

# remember that alcohol can add to the drowsiness caused by this drug. The manufacturer states that tramadol should not be taken with alcohol containing beverages.

# you should know that tramadol may cause dizziness, lightheadedness, and fainting when you get up from a lying position. To avoid this, get out of bed slowly, resting your feet on the floor for a few minutes before standing up.



Sure sounds like a fun medication

IviesBidesJuste 55M
3658 posts
8/13/2006 12:46 am

Sounds a little strong for a bruised hip. I'd be very suspicious of this prescription. Take less than the prescribed amount, then get off it.

Doctors also get a kickback for prescribing medicines, so they have a financial interest in prescriing you something that will make them money.

I don't take any medications. For me, the side effects are not worth it. And often, the prescription drugs are worse than the problem that you are getting the prescription for.

Didn't this doctor even recommend something as simple as just soaking in a bath with epson salts?

Side effects:
you may experience withdrawal symptoms such as nervousness; panic; sweating; difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep; runny nose, sneezing, or cough; numbness, pain, burning, or tingling in your hands or feet; hair standing on end; or rarely, hallucinations (seeing things or hearing voices that do not exist).

Ok, yeah right...I think I'd rather just take a aspirin.


lithiumrose 37F

8/13/2006 3:18 am

    Quoting IviesBidesJuste:
    Sounds a little strong for a bruised hip. I'd be very suspicious of this prescription. Take less than the prescribed amount, then get off it.

    Doctors also get a kickback for prescribing medicines, so they have a financial interest in prescriing you something that will make them money.

    I don't take any medications. For me, the side effects are not worth it. And often, the prescription drugs are worse than the problem that you are getting the prescription for.

    Didn't this doctor even recommend something as simple as just soaking in a bath with epson salts?

    Side effects:
    you may experience withdrawal symptoms such as nervousness; panic; sweating; difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep; runny nose, sneezing, or cough; numbness, pain, burning, or tingling in your hands or feet; hair standing on end; or rarely, hallucinations (seeing things or hearing voices that do not exist).

    Ok, yeah right...I think I'd rather just take a aspirin.
lol...

My bruised hip was in pain.
Aka - day one - walking was a pain.
Day two - was in pain but i can tolerate it. sorta.
day three - painful still but ok.
day four - painful still.

day 7 - Shit. my pelvic hurts.
day 8 - god. this sucks.
day 9 - owww.... coughing hurts!

day 13 - ohhh looks normal. crap. I shouldnt walked too fast. it hurts now. god. long walks are making me limp. this pain is tolerable. sorta.
day 14 - i am so not walking!!!

I stopped the pill on day 8.


IviesBidesJuste 55M
3658 posts
8/13/2006 4:24 pm

    Quoting lithiumrose:
    lol...

    My bruised hip was in pain.
    Aka - day one - walking was a pain.
    Day two - was in pain but i can tolerate it. sorta.
    day three - painful still but ok.
    day four - painful still.

    day 7 - Shit. my pelvic hurts.
    day 8 - god. this sucks.
    day 9 - owww.... coughing hurts!

    day 13 - ohhh looks normal. crap. I shouldnt walked too fast. it hurts now. god. long walks are making me limp. this pain is tolerable. sorta.
    day 14 - i am so not walking!!!

    I stopped the pill on day 8.
You're body and it's immune system are the best defense and method for healing from pain. Soak often, take some high potency vitamin and mineral supplements. And eat right. You have a bone and muscle bruise, Taking care of yourself will help heal the bruising faster than any drug will.


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