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Date Joined Oct 2009
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   Posted 10/12/2009 11:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Is anyone taking Tramadol?  Do you feel that it helps with the Fibro pain?
Have you had good experience with it.
I just started taking it today and it has helped me.
I haven't noticed any bad side effects so far and I did feel much better.
I will see what tomorrow brings.
I am having a hard time sleeping tonight but that happens often to me
even before I took the Tramadol earlier today. to everyone.
Enjoy the fall, the leave's are very pretty here in Indiana.

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   Posted 10/12/2009 11:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mustang!

And since we just met, Welcome to the Fibro Family! The leaves are magnificent in Washington state also! As far as Tramadol, I did try it and for me it did nothing. It was like taking M&M's but those taste But I have a stiff resistance to pain medications.

Fibro folks often have sleep problems. When your sleep in shortened or interrupted your body can't rebuild and heal up the cells during the night and that's one of the main reasons for sleep. If I were you I would certainly talk to the doc about the sleep issues. He may not give you medication for sleeping but it will let him know your reaction to the Tramadol, possibly and also give you some help with getting better sleep. It's often one of the first things doctors treat in fibro patients.

Hope you are doing better tomorrow.

Warm wishes,
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   Posted 10/14/2009 1:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mustang,
I use Tramadol during the day, I can pretty much get thru my work day with it. At night I usually have to take my percocet. I take 150 mgs of Tramadol I still have pain, but it's do-able with the tramadol
Lyme, Fibromyalgia, Anxiety, IBS, Reflux, Insomnia,Sleep Apnea
Current Meds: IV rocephin; Percocet for break thru pain
Taking it one day at a time.... 

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   Posted 10/14/2009 5:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been on tramadol for several years and it has always worked well for me, altho the dosage has increased from 50 mg /day to 400mg / day, I guess it is about time to increase again. I don't think its doing that much for me now, it has been years and I feel its time to find a new med that works better.
"A butterfly is most vulnerable immediately after its' metamorphosis."
Dx FM- 2003
Rx Meds- Ultram, Toprol, Cymbalta, Ambien
OTC meds [PRN]- Aleve, Benadryl, B Complex, Vitamin D, Omega 3, Multi Vitamin

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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 10/14/2009 7:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I was prescribed Tramadol a year ago and used it everyday for 8-9 months, over the past 3 or 4 months I've been trying to get thru days without taking it and only use when I absolutely need it. I have never had any kind of side effects from it.

Also a year ago I was prescribed Amitriptylene ...... because I could not sleep through the night. I think the amitriptylene has done alot more to help me feel better day to day. You need to get a full rest at night to feel better thru the day.

My doc prescribed both of these at the same time for me and told me this was his treatment method he gives every fibro patient.

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Date Joined Jan 2008
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   Posted 10/14/2009 9:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I use tramodol and i like it. It seems to cut my pain in half.. which is better than having it all. I didn't notice the difference until one day when i forgot to take it... wow, it was a big difference. I too have no side affects.
Nice to meet you. Take Care, Laura
Cervical spine surgery 2004, C-section 1986, Cholecystectomy 1999, Thoracic and Lumbar injury 2000. Anxiety/depression 2008. Fibromyalgia 2009, Thyroidectomy 2008. Degenerative disc disease. IBS. Asthma, Rheumitoid Arthritis, Sacroillitis, Scolylosis, disc bulge in L5/S1.possible Lupus and/or ankylosing spondylitis. Meds: Lisinophil, xoponex, symbocort, pulmocort, troponal, vitamin 2000 D, Vitamin B complex, Hydrocodone, Tylonal Arthritis, Cymbalta.prednisone ,Lyrica and Avara.

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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 10/15/2009 10:09 AM (GMT -6)   
I Took tramdol back before I was formally diagnosed and my doctor wanted me to try this instead of vicoden.  It has adverse reactions with me it gave me a lot of energy.  And I would take it around bed time and my body would be relaxed and "sleeping" but my mind would race.  I would wake up thinking I'd been asleep for a long time and it'd be 15 minutes later.  Needless to say tramadol and I didn't get along.
Pain is temporary.  It might last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year but eventually it subsides and something else will take its place.  If I quit, however, it lasts forever.
Fibromyalgia & Endometriosis
Trazasdone, Yaz, tylenol, aleve

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