Tramadol and abdominal pain?

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caligirl2001
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   Posted 8/8/2010 5:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Anyone ever have severe abdominal pain develop after taking a few doses of tramadol?
Fibromyalgia, High BP, Migraines, anxiety, Non Celiac Gluten Intolerant
Current medications: Topamax, Maxalt, Lotrel, Wellbutrin

mama6
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   Posted 8/8/2010 5:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Caligirl,
I take Tramadol on a regular basis. When I first started taking it, my stomache would hurt. After about a week or so, I didn't have the pain anymore. If it keeps bothering you though, I think you should bring it up to your Dr. Hope this helps. Take care. heather
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Meds: Nuvigl, Cymbalta, Tramadol

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Dagger
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   Posted 8/8/2010 6:10 PM (GMT -6)   
A few of my friends can't take it because it gave them abdominal pain, some with nausea and some without. You've used the word "severe"so you should call your doc.

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   Posted 8/8/2010 6:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Try taking it with food but definitely talk to your doctor about it.
   
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Monty's Mom
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   Posted 8/8/2010 7:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I take tramadol everyday for pain, and in the beginning I did have some stomach upset and vomiting. However, if you are having severe pain, call your doctor. Not every medication works for every person.
 
Hang in there!
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caligirl2001
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   Posted 8/8/2010 7:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the response. I'm trying to figure out if what is going on with me is just another lovely addition to my pain repertoire, or a reaction. I've had some abdominal pains going on for a few weeks, and a potential gastro referral is already under discussion. The tramadol is new last week. Friday, I woke up with some bad abdominal pains that were new, and in a different location. I had only taken 4 of the tramadol at that point, and I took one more during the day on Friday because of the pain. It occurred to me today that the pain might be from the medication. Sometimes I just feel like a waste of time and space. "Yes doctor, it's me again. Yes, everything still hurts. Yes, nothing you've given me has helped anything."

And my husband tries to be understanding, but he has no idea what it is like to be in constant, unrelenting pain. And this is yet another weekend lost to my being in pain, and he doesn't have much patience with me right now, and I'm losing my patience with him losing his patience with me, and I'm losing my patience with being in pain all the time, and well, you know how it can go with everyone losing their patience!
Fibromyalgia, High BP, Migraines, anxiety, Non Celiac Gluten Intolerant
Current medications: Topamax, Maxalt, Lotrel, Wellbutrin

MsBunky
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   Posted 8/8/2010 7:55 PM (GMT -6)   
caligirl, I'm really sorry you're experiencing not only pain, but frustration with having pain as well. It's so hard for our partners to understand how we feel, and that's hard to accept sometimes.

I would suggest that you contact your doctor regarding the abdominal pain but do try taking the drug with food...it often helps. It does take some time as well to have those side effects go away, so it might take a few more days. Your doctor (or pharmacist) should be able to advise you further on that aspect of it.

Hang in there....it's never easy to get the right diagnosis...especially if there's more than one thing going on in your body. Feel free to vent here when you need to...it definitely helps!!

hugs,
Pam
Conditions: Fibromyalgia, Severe Myofascial Pain, Chronic Pelvic Pain (with permanent muscle damage), Femoroacetabular Impingement (CAM and Pincer), Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (both wrists), Reynauds, IBS, Scar Tissue/Adhesions, Ophthalmic Migraines, Severe Hot Flashes (both Surgical Menopause and medication related), plus physically unable to vomit due to the Nissen, and I have extremely tiny veins with a lot of scar tissue...a joy when it comes to having to give blood or get an IV started

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caligirl2001
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   Posted 8/8/2010 9:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Pam. I just want to cry right now. I've spent the day with my electric blanket wrapped around my abdomen, which is the only thing that seems to help. Not my idea of a fun Sunday, or any day for that matter, I guess. Just one of those pity party days, and i think it is days like this that I most need my husband to be able to listen to me and tell me that it's ok that I don't feel well, it's not my fault, he knows I would prefer not to feel this way and to do whatever makes me feel good. And it seems like it is days that I feel down that I get the " Don't strain youself, since you don't feel well enough to move, don't bother to wash a dish or anything" attitude. I know it is because he is frustrated, but honestly, if he had to deal with hormone hell like I am this week, on top of pain, and was supposed to play shiny happy mommy and wife through it all, I think his shell would crack sometimes too!
Fibromyalgia, High BP, Migraines, anxiety, Non Celiac Gluten Intolerant
Current medications: Topamax, Maxalt, Lotrel, Wellbutrin

Dagger
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   Posted 8/8/2010 11:45 PM (GMT -6)   
caligirl - you said you are having a rough time with your hormones this week. Could the ab pain have more to do with your cycle? You may want to check in with your gyno as well as with a gastro. It can be difficult to tell where the pain is coming from so both specialists may need to do their thing.

caligirl2001
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   Posted 8/9/2010 12:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Dagger, thanks for the idea, but the abdominal pain is way up on the left hand side, almost under my ribs and very definable as to where it is located. It's just unfortunate timing to have to deal with all of it at once.
Fibromyalgia, High BP, Migraines, anxiety, Non Celiac Gluten Intolerant
Current medications: Topamax, Maxalt, Lotrel, Wellbutrin
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