Yes Light Ultram (tramadol) does help and is highly suggested for Fibro pain.
Note: Ultram is a narcotic-like pain reliever
Since it is a synthetic narcotic like pain reliever it is not in the same class as codeine or opiods such as percocets, vicodan, morphine etc...You will not have to sign a narcotics pain contract with your medical provider for this ultram medication.
I have been taking it on and off for years. I started taking it consistently when I was first diagnosed by a Rheumy back in 04. He was a fibro specialist and said he gave it to all his FM patients around the clock. Meaning 1-2 50mg pills every 4-6 hrs.
Now it does not get rid of all your pain but you can tell when you skip a dose.
It helps a bit better if you take it with tylenol or if you also take a muscle relaxer take them together.
I also take percocets now for Breakthru pain on my spine and nerve pain.
Do not be afraid to bring up anything with your Doctor. Remember they work for you and YOU are your best advocate.
So go to Dr and tell her you need to have an RX for ultram for pain relief you would like to try it to get some much needed pain relief.
Good luck to you!
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