Thank you all for the very interesting answers I received concerning tramadol.
I can only quess that when I was first prescriped any meds for my original injury in 1989, my gp started me off with vicodin es. From there I only cllimbed up the narcotic ladder. Off and on thru the first years of my injury, I had been prescribed anti-depressants. I never found any of them helpful, but I think that is because I never gave them a chance. One of my problems, is I want immediate relief, no matter what I am taking.
At any rate 11+ years later, I no longer want to try any anti-depressant, as I have worked my way slowly back to what is now normal to me. This took along time and some very hard work on my part, but I finally had to accept that the life I once had was not going to come back. I then began to rebuild my life according to my limitations.
That was the hard part, and actually I am still a work in progress.
So thank you everyone, as usual the help I needs is at my fingertips (ok sorry about the pun). So before I start rambling on.
Hoping all are having low pain days today and everyday.
degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, neuropathy, lumbar laminectomy july 1998 no help, rechargeable neurostimulator unit low right back w/lead wires to left side and right leg unit not working just sitting there.i am 57 years young in may will turn 58. i have 2 grown daughters, 25 and 29. i have 2 grandchildren, 9 year old grandaughter and 5 yr. old grandson