Hi, and welcome! I spoke with my doctor about pain meds before and he said that you can build up tolerances to them and need more and more. Then there is the possibility of addiction. This has happened to people who never had a drug problem previously. So, they are kind of caught between a rock and a hard place, too. They can't just whip out the prescription pad. They have strict rules to follow, too. I have Vicodin for breakthrough pain.
Tramadol is an opioid type medication and it didn't work for you. It didn't work for me, either. It just knocked me out!
Anyway, I figured there has to be things out there that I can help myself with without taking the powerful pain meds. I've learned that we are deficient in certain vitamins and nutrients and so that is the route I have taken...along with ibuprofen and Tylenol. I do have pain but I'm in control of it.
Be sure to check out Fibro 101...the second thread on the forum. There are links to good info about fibro and also links about malic acid/magnesium and vitamin D. These have helped me a lot.
Gentle exercises and stretching exercises have helped me a lot to. It really lessens the pain. I walk and swim for my exercises.
I'm sorry you are having all of these problems but keep searching. You will find what will help you control the pain.
I'm so glad you found us and joined our family. I hope to hear more from you soon.
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