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Stmll
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   Posted 8/9/2007 4:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Good Morning All,
 
Has anyone tried the drug Tramacet 37.5MG Traamadol Hydrochloride/325 Acetaminophen per tablet.
I was at the Dr.s last night and advised him that the Percocet are not really working anymore, so he put me on this, well I took 2 last night like he said and wholly I felt sooo sick  and then just passed out in my chair, has anyone else experienced this, I think 1 might be enough for me, but I am scared to take just 1 as I have enough Nausea on my own, and I really don't like taking stuff that knocks me out, especially with the kids..any input would be great, Thanks guys..
 
Take Care
Tracey
DX; Loin Pain Hematuria Syndrome, A Very Rare Painful Kidney Disease,No Cure for this disease at this time, only thing is to Control Pain,
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Lakeside
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   Posted 8/10/2007 6:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Tracey!

All I know is what I experienced w/ Ultram , which is same as yours except ibuprofen instead of aceteminophen (the "Tram" part or Tramadol remains the same) and that was total nausea, dizziness, clammy-feeling, just totally "icky" until, I also, keeled over....! But not b4 getting "ill"....!

My doc thought it would help more than all the Advil I took...but not for me! It made me totally sick, and my script was for the "ER" (entended relief) version so I felt lousy for over 12 hrs! Ugh! :(

If you are sensitive to meds (I am) it's really lonely out there. I have a lot of level 6-8 CP & can't keep much down, even when I take Zofran, which gives me major headaches. (Reglan is soooo bad for me, I won't even start about it! )

If they can put a man on the moon....! Why can't they make a good pain pill that won't make you run for the emesis basin?!

Hang on Tracey---maybe others will post some solutions for us! You have my total sympthay!

~ Lakeside
2 lumbar surgeries for L4-L5-S1 cystic tumor & post-surgical CSF leak complications. (Fall of '06). Central canal stenosis, severe degnerative arthrosis, grade 1 (21% shift) spondylolisthesis @ L5-S1 area, sensory & nerve function loss & radiculopathy in r leg/foot, on-going facet pain, sacral/illiac pain, lots of epidural fibrosis @ L5/S1.


Hello~Kitty
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   Posted 8/10/2007 9:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Lakeside, I know this is totally offtopic but you where talking about Reglan, do you get that awful rare side effect that makes you feel like your climbing the walls?? I get that from Regaln, compazine and halidol, Im just wondering cause I feel like im alone with that crazy side effect, theirs just no way explaining it....

Lakeside
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   Posted 8/11/2007 6:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello Hello Kitty!

Yes, Reglan (which they gave me b4, during & after my surgeries to prevent & stop the PONV (post-operative nausea & vomiting) I always get) made me feel totally crazy! After only 1 dose, I began to get extremely ANXIOUS, HYPER, NERVOUS, RESTLESS, HAD TO KEEP MOVING, felt DEPRESSED, my mood was one of IMPENDING DOOM & PANIC...in fact I ripped out an IV & had to be "re-directed" back to my bed after trying to leave the room (while wearing a Foley...!) In addition, I was dizzy & nauseated...just what we were trying to prevent! In short, I felt I was going insane. Plus it gave me insomnia, which was awful when combined w/ such opst-op pain & a morphine pump....wid - awake yet zombie-tired, but also wired...!

As soon as it cleared my system (after I figured it out!) I was fine & then I refused any more Reglan IV's...told them Pepto Bismol works OK, & they gave me Zofran, which just gave me a bad headache.

These, according to my doc, are pretty rare side-effects, but another serious side-effect can be almost permanent....it's when you make abnormal lip/tounge motions, smacking sounds & general facial grimacing. Even after stopping Reglan, some people continue to exhibit this reaction. I told my GP later, during my regular check-up, about my reaction & she said "Man, that stuff can be wicked---does a real number on some people. Good thing you refused to take it."

Whew! And Compazine, halidol effect me the same way as you, I imagine. Just BAD!! The technical name for Reglan (and others of that same basic compound) is METOCLOPRAMIDE. I now have explicit instructions on my charts to NEVER give me this again, under any circumstances.

I still have bad dreams about the way I felt while they gave me this. It ought to be explained to the patient BEFORE that these side effects are real & disturbing. And I felt it IMMEDIATELY, in the holding area b4 surgery....which was like a nightmare. Imagine combining this with valuim, right b4 spine surgery, which can make you nervous enough...again, I was distraught, not a good mental state to have b4 major surgery...!

Sorry this is so long...just want to warn you & others. Anyone else have these reactions?

~Lakeside
2 lumbar surgeries for L4-L5-S1 cystic tumor & post-surgical CSF leak complications. (Fall of '06). Central canal stenosis, severe degnerative arthrosis, grade 1 (21% shift) spondylolisthesis @ L5-S1 area, sensory & nerve function loss & radiculopathy in r leg/foot, on-going facet pain, sacral/illiac pain, lots of epidural fibrosis @ L5/S1.


Lakeside
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   Posted 8/11/2007 7:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Hello Kitty, again----if this is allowed to do (not sure about Chutz' policy regarding other websites) go to:

www.askapatient.com and click on the "Rate Your Medicine" hyperlink....then type in anything you're wondering about. "Reglan" draws some really eye-opening comments from other people...

I wish I'd have done this FIRST!

~Lake
2 lumbar surgeries for L4-L5-S1 cystic tumor & post-surgical CSF leak complications. (Fall of '06). Central canal stenosis, severe degnerative arthrosis, grade 1 (21% shift) spondylolisthesis @ L5-S1 area, sensory & nerve function loss & radiculopathy in r leg/foot, on-going facet pain, sacral/illiac pain, lots of epidural fibrosis @ L5/S1.


Hello~Kitty
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   Posted 8/12/2007 9:34 PM (GMT -7)   

Lakeside,

     Thanks for the reply. I know EXACTLY what you mean by the Reglan.  They gave it to me when I started having pancreatitas due to deformed pancreas when I was 16 years old, and at the time didnt know thats what gave it to me. Then I got it again when I was 18, and is the worst thing imaginable, I rather suffer from the worst pain ever without pain meds then ever take Reglan or Compazine again. I always leave the room in the ER when I get it, I remember pleading with the doctor to make "it" go away. I remember feeling restless, uncomfortable, cold, shaky, depressed, suicidal due to the major discomfort, its just the worst feeling in the world ever to go thru, I rather suffer thru gallstones and pancreatitas pains then ever have that feeling again. They call it a Dystonic Effect or Dystonia. It's not an allergic reation but actually a SIDE EFFECT!!! Isnt that crazy??? Benadryl makes it go away if you get it fast enough especially thru IV, if they take too long to give it to you, it can some what calm it down but still make you uncomfortable. I wouldn't even let them give it to my kids when they got sick, I made them give them Zofran, I couldn't imagaine having my poor little babies go thru it. I still have nightmares from it too and has given my a phobia from the ER's, I wouldn't even pray for my worst enemies to go thru it, its that terrible!!!


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   Posted 8/12/2007 11:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Tracey, I hope that you're doing well with the trammacet now. I used it in the name brand form, Ultracet. I seem to adapt to narcotics very easily, so I didn't have that much of a problem with it. The side effect I suffered was an inability to sleep, even while taking Ambien.

Although Trammadol is not a scheduled narcotic here in the US, it is scheduled as one in Europe. I suppose the FDA made the distinction based on the fact that Trammadol is a synthetic opiate. So, if you are getting that high feeling, this explains it. When it was first given to me, I was told that it was similar yet different from an NSAID. THe reality is that it's much more like a narcotic.
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Stmll
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   Posted 8/13/2007 7:17 AM (GMT -7)   

HI Keah,

I have gotten use to it, by the 2nd day, I was ok, and they do work well for that BT pain, I have been in really bad shape these last cpl of days, Both kidneys are hurting, I can barely walk and the pain is pretty intense,just that pressure and constant ache and someone taking a hot screewdriver and jamming it in my back and twisting and turning and deep, unfortunately when I get this bad there is not much that can help with the pain, I keep taking it,because I think if I am in this much pain with the meds, I could not imagine how I would be with out them...So I am hoping this will let up soon, trying to get out of my chair or the couch to use the bathroom, just about kills me,so forget about getting up to make something to eat, thank-goodness for the kids they are a lifesver at these times..I hope you have been doing ok, and everyone everyone else has been having some good days..

Take Care Everyone

Tracey


DX; Loin Pain Hematuria Syndrome, A Very Rare Painful Kidney Disease,No Cure for this disease at this time, only thing is to Control Pain,
RX, Fentanyl Patch,Oxycodone, Amitriplyne,Ace Inhibitors 


Lakeside
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   Posted 8/13/2007 10:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Tracey & Hello Hello Kitty!
 
Glad to hear the Ultram was eventually OK, Tracey.  Thinking of your today, hoping you feel a bit better by tonight?  Or even by this afternoon?  Wish we could do more to "help" but know you're in our thoughts & prayers today. 
 
Hello Kitty, I totally agree...Reglan should come with a RED BANNER warning label.  And they should NEVER give it to anyone w/o asking about previous side-effects....they never asked me much thru all this, just did a lot of "assuming" & I was not myself many times...so it took me awhile to figure out what was causing the dystonia/paranoia/horrible thoughts/ataxia, etc....!  Zofran is a great alternative to both Reglan & Compazine for us & others who react so strongly to metaclopromide-type compounds.
 
And imgaine a child, as you mention, who would receive this & not be able to communicate their terror....!  Locally, around here, all the ER's give it automatically if you come in w/ any nausea/vomiting....w/o asking you if you have reactions, etc.  So who knows how many others there are who had a bad experience w/ it & don't know what caused it?  I needed to figure it out retroactively, by process of elimination....shouldn't have to do that when you're already in CP! :(
 
 
Anyway, thanks for the reply, from both of you.  Keeping you in my thoughts.
~Lakeside 

2 lumbar surgeries for L4-L5-S1 cystic tumor & post-surgical CSF leak complications. (Fall of '06). Central canal stenosis, severe degnerative arthrosis, grade 1 (21% shift) spondylolisthesis @ L5-S1 area, sensory & nerve function loss & radiculopathy in r leg/foot, on-going facet pain, sacral/illiac pain, lots of epidural fibrosis @ L5/S1.


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   Posted 8/15/2007 8:28 PM (GMT -7)   
compizine gave me great leg cramps, panic feeling, crying, nervous, no fun. I'd rather throw up (even though after 7 days of vomitting I did suggest it). For somereason the Dr. I had had this problem with phenergan, which I think was one great med ever invented. some docs. think that Reglan/compazine is a sole treatment for Migraine....wrong! I just want to give every dcotor in this world ONE migraine that won't go away, just one.
I have never heard of anyone else with these symptoms too...interesting. Speaking of side-effects, has anyone ever experienced anger with Stadol. I get so easilly angery when I use my NS, and it makes my jaws hurt. Is this normal??
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   Posted 8/18/2007 12:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Trammacet is what they give out in the UK . Right???
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Stmll
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   Posted 8/18/2007 7:57 PM (GMT -7)   

I am not sure, I am in Ontario, Canada and that was what I was prescribed..

Tracey


DX; Loin Pain Hematuria Syndrome, A Very Rare Painful Kidney Disease,No Cure for this disease at this time, only thing is to Control Pain,
RX, Fentanyl Patch,Oxycodone, Amitriplyne,Ace Inhibitors 


Circa1988
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   Posted 8/19/2007 1:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Reglan Compazine and Thorazine are all part of group of drugs known as phenothiazines. I have had the same thing you all are describing you got from Reglan, but I got it from Compazine. I was extremely restless and I could not sit still no matter what and felt generally anxious and nervous for no reason in particular. These types of reactions are known as EPS, or Extrapyramidal Symptoms. Luckily my mom is a psych unit nurse and immediately recognized the symptoms I was having when she got home and saw me, because they use Thorazine and other phenothiazines like haldol and other antipsychotics very frequently on her ward. She also knew what makes them go away. 75mgs of benadryl did it perefectly for me just as she suggested. That could have been one of the most horrible feelings I had ever experienced in my life, I was very lucky to have her there to help me. If you experience these symptoms I would call your doctor for advice and never take that med again. Reglan is much less likely to cause this than Compazine Thorazine or even Phenergan but it still can, as many of you know. Try to take meds like these as infrequently as possible as, like a poster above mentioned, they have been known to cause permanent serious neurological damage, including a syndrome known as Tardive Dyskinesia (the one with involuntary facial movements, among many, many, other problems), this is not something you want to get, believe me.

I only write about this because I dont feel like physicians warn people enough about these meds, it is not as if these dangers are extremely great, however, the risk is there and people never should take medications like this more often than they absolutely need to and without know the full spectrum of risks. I dont mean to scare people away from taking these meds, I still take reglan myself, about 1-2 times a month possibly, maybe a little less so dont feel like you should stop your meds, just know the risks.

On a side note, believe it or not, Compazine was originally used as an antipsychotic but apparently it is not very effective so they now only use it for nausea. Phenothiazines are also known as 'major tranquilizers,' and used to sedate people who cannot be sedated easily, at least on psychiatric wards.

Hope everyone has good happy, feel good day!

Lakeside
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   Posted 8/19/2007 7:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you ALL for your comments, insights & understanding....WOW~!

Bonnie, I agree---we don't have a whole lot to work w/ for pain control (massive doses of asprin, anyone?) since most morphine/opiates make us sick....but I'll continue to keep trying to find SOMETHING!

Anyone have any other suggestions?

Thanks again! Hope everyone is feeling below a "4" tonight! :)

~Lakeside
2 lumbar surgeries for L4-L5-S1 cystic tumor & post-surgical CSF leak complications. (Fall of '06). Central canal stenosis, severe degnerative arthrosis, grade 1 (21% shift) spondylolisthesis @ L5-S1 area, sensory & nerve function loss & radiculopathy in r leg/foot, on-going facet pain, sacral/illiac pain, lots of epidural fibrosis @ L5/S1.


Lakeside
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   Posted 8/19/2007 7:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you ALL for your comments, insights & understanding....WOW~!

Bonnie, I agree---we don't have a whole lot to work w/ for pain control (massive doses of asprin, anyone?) since most morphine/opiates make us sick....but I'll continue to keep trying to find SOMETHING!

Anyone have any other suggestions?

Thanks again! Hope everyone is feeling below a "4" tonight! :)

~Lakeside
2 lumbar surgeries for L4-L5-S1 cystic tumor & post-surgical CSF leak complications. (Fall of '06). Central canal stenosis, severe degnerative arthrosis, grade 1 (21% shift) spondylolisthesis @ L5-S1 area, sensory & nerve function loss & radiculopathy in r leg/foot, on-going facet pain, sacral/illiac pain, lots of epidural fibrosis @ L5/S1.

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