I'm stopping all my meds for a few days to see if there's a connection with my new dizziness and muscle twitches and spasms. I'm not taking much of anything except tramadol, Ambien and vitamins, so there's nothing I can't live without. I've taken tramadol for a long time, 50 mg TID. I've gone without before, so not expecting much of a withdrawal.
I saw a neurologist, got a brain MRI, but he didn't even make a return appointment. I have an appointment with my cardiologist, but he just keeps track of my cholesterol, currently good since I lost weight and gave up bread!
I have an appointment with pain doc in 2 weeks. If the dizziness and twitches do stop I'll ask to try something different for pain, or sleep, whichever I find is the culprit. Tylenol works for pain, but at the maximum dose level. I can't take anything (that works) on top of the tramadol - horribly sensitive to serotonin. A single Vicodin the same day as one tramadol is enough to set me off. I can take Vicodin instead of tramadol, and it helps, but I build up tolerance in a month, need to save it for surgery. I'll try whatever he says.
It's getting depressing not having adequate pain relief. Today was another breath-holding 6 day, with some really bad stabs. I'm not ready to settle for just coping yet.