I too take tramadol for pain. It is not working very well right now...but I am not ready to take the trip to opioid land again and I am told that there is nothing else stronger than tramadol to take. It's funny, when I take my tramadol, I must not take it after 4pm or else I can't sleep at night.
Nothing about this disease makes sense. Do you ever think that this may be the way each of our individual bodies react to stress? I know when I have a flare, I can't get past it until I sort out what stressed me out to cause the flare, then I meditate until I get past it and my mind is strong again.
Today I feel like I am teetering on the edge of having a flare. I feel weak, even my voice seems weak. I am mildly nauseous and my whole body feels like it is on fire. Every muscle is burning. I have had 5 good weeks. I hate when the good ends and it is back to this xxxx we live with. I do tend to value and enjoy the good health days that I have now-I don't take them for granted anymore!
I think that I am going to meditate and relax today. Maybe I can avoid this flare.
mother of four sons, grandma to five, wife to one wonderful husband
fibromyalgia since 1993
Cymbalta, Trammadol, Lyrica, Xanex
Love people and use things NOT love things and use people.
He is richest who is content with the least....Socrates
Post Edited (searchingforanswers) : 8/3/2008 6:03:00 PM (GMT-6)