Tramadol/APAP 37.5MG/325MG

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soxx
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   Posted 10/5/2008 1:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Is this a different Tramadol than most are taking? It dosen't seem to help to much other than take the edge off.

Jeannie143
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   Posted 10/5/2008 2:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Soxx,
Narcotic analgesics work in two ways. They stop the pain perceptions at the pain receiving part of the brain and they also affect our emotional reaction to the sensation of pain. (In other words, you may feel pain but really not care about it.) There are several ways to learn to cope with fibromyalgic pain but almost nothing that I'm aware of that will remove it completely. Have you been to a pain specialist? Are you using warm heat, gentle exercise, hot tub soaks, malic acid, any other analgesics, over the counter or prescription? What other things do you do for your fibro? Give us a little background and we may be able to help you.
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
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soxx
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   Posted 10/5/2008 3:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Jeannie,

Fibromyalgia is all new to me. I have had problems for the last several years progressivaly getting worse. I finally had enough and went to my doctor because I'm really struggling to walk. He took some boold samples and a ultrasound. The ulta sound came back with no problems. The blood work is showing that I have some kind of a muscle disese. On the report to the hospital he had Fibromylgia listed as the problems that I am having. He made an appointment with a nuroligist on tuesday for me to have a muscle biopsy done. I hope to find out more on tuesday. He put me on tramadol for now. It's not helping much. That's about all I know right now untill tuesday at the nurologist. It's all in my legs. Alot of muscle pain and a lot of stiffness. Some days I can barley walk.

Jeannie143
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   Posted 10/6/2008 10:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh, Soxx,
I'm so sorry. Sounds like you have a lot more than fibro going on. I'm sending prayers that all will be well after your muscle biopsy and if not, it's something treatable. Wish I could do more. Hang in there, we will be here for you.
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


Enochroot
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   Posted 10/6/2008 4:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Sounds like a tramadol/Tylenol combo
which is called "Ultram" I believe.
 
I found Tramadol to be "OK"
but not nearly as effective as Percocet.
But Percocet is a heavier duty painkiller.
Their method of action is very different
from what I have read on Drugs.com
 

Dagger
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   Posted 10/6/2008 8:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Ultram and tramadol are the same, tramadol is the generic. Tramadol with Tylenol is Ultracet. I like tramadol better than Percocet because, for me, it lasts longer and doesn't wear off so abruptly after 3 hours. Both only take the edge off but that's really all I need right now, just a little boost when things get to be too much.

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   Posted 10/6/2008 8:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Soxx,
Sending prayer to you and lots of soft hugz..
Sure hope they have something they can tell you tomorrow,
Keep us posted.
We are rooting for you.
again, lots of soft hugz....
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soxx
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   Posted 10/7/2008 8:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I saw a nuroligist today and could come up with any thing that really stood out he told me all the lab work really didn't point out anything glaring. He put me on lyrica and made me an appoint ment with a Rheumatologist next week. I guess we will go from there. So I really don't have any answers yet.

Enochroot
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   Posted 10/9/2008 11:12 AM (GMT -7)   
dagger - thanks for the clarification!
Tried so many drugs this past year, hard to keep it all
sorted out. I prefer the Percocets myself, can hardly tell
I took anything with Tramadol, but such is the many faces of pharma.
I doubt/wonder if there is any drug that gets the same effect and side effect
for everbody!
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