Questions about Tramadol & Lyrica

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   Posted 2/28/2017 9:02 PM (GMT -7)   
cool I am on Tramadol and Lyrica. I just started these. 75 mg x 2 a day on Lyrica 100mg Tramadol x 3 a day. Makes me tired and talkative at times. Sometimes I have muscles jumping. Like in arm or thigh. Other than that I havent had any other reaction. Dx of severe lumbar spinal stenosis with 2 bulging disks. Nerves in both legs being pinched so i have bad leg pain but no back pain. Anyone else on these 2 medications ?

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Post Edited By Moderator (straydog) : 3/1/2017 11:04:42 AM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 3/1/2017 6:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to the forum.

That's a lot of tramadol at once, double the usual 50 mg dosage at one time and for the day. Tramadol makes me happy. Maybe the higher dose is what is making you talkative. It can also cause serotonin syndrome, so look up the symptoms of that and beware! Are you taking 2 of the 50 mg?

Are you sure the leg pain is only from nerves being pinched IN the legs? A lot of us get leg pain from spinal nerves being pinched, which may not cause back pain. It's often the sciatic nerve that's the problem, but starting in the spine. I would look into this since you have pain in both legs.

Of course, the leg pain can be from bursitis, if the pain is really starting in the legs, and more likely to be only 1 leg. That's easily fixed, if only temporarily, by an injection in the bursa in the hip. Easy shot that doesn't hurt much if at all.

I don't take Lyrica because it caused me to gain half a pound a day, and it wasn't all water! Horrible time getting rid of the weight.

Are the meds helping the pain?

Look up the meds to see in muscle spasms is a side effect.

I would consider a second opinion, especially a neurologist about the jumping muscles. An anesthesiologist trained pain specialist can treat the spine pain unless surgery is needed, but he could tell you that.

Post Edited (Alcie) : 3/1/2017 6:53:42 AM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 3/1/2017 11:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello & welcome to the forum. I agree with everything that Alcie has posted to you above. A good source to look up your medications is Also, your pharmacist is an excellent source to ask questions.

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   Posted 3/4/2017 5:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I have had Chronic Back pain for 35 years and a few years ago i took Tramadol since here in USA the doctor can prescribe 50 mg Tramadol pills without any restrictions,it's an opiate medicine also as oxycodone but for me Tramadol is worse then Oxycodone,i've quited Tramadol cause it was not that much effective and had very bad side effects so i asked the doctor to give me Oxicodone, so i only take one pill of 5MG 325 before i go to bad and it helps me at least for 4 hours,i don't know if it will harm me on the long run,

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   Posted 3/4/2017 5:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I was prescribed your dosing of Tramadol (50 mg, allowed 6 tablets per day) at the beginning of my odyssey with avascular necrosis of my hips.

I mention my own dosing experience with Tramadol because it has been commented that your prescribed dosing of Tramadol is atypical and higher than is considered the norm. In my case, my physician decided to increase the Tramadol dosing before transitioning me to a stronger class of narcotic/opiate.

I had good affect with Tramadol. Pain control was adequate, at the time. No adverse GI effects (I tend to be sensitive to GI upset and ulceration). I did not have to have a written script on anti-forgery paper, prescription refills were available by telephone - a very nice convenience, as travel to/from a physician's office and pharmacy can take require a lot of energy for those of us with fragile health.
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