Thanks, everyone! My Tramadol is only 50 mg and I cut them in half. They only help with this pain a little! I'm taking 1/2 tablet every four hours around the clock and still can barely walk. They don't keep me awake either. I will have periods in the day where I can waddle without a cane but still quite uncomfortable. My doctor also prescribed Robaxin, a muscle relaxor, so I'm going to try that this evening, along with Tramadol and Tylenol. I'm hoping this helps because the pain is pretty bad most of the time and I find I'm tensing up even when sitting. So maybe this will relax the muscles some.
I keep hoping things will settle down as I continue to take the Tramadol but something tells me I need a different pain medication. I took Tramadol once before...and only one whole pill...and it knocked me right to sleep and when I awoke I was in just as much pain. So I don't think these work for me. I'll be seeing the doctor in a couple of weeks and I definitely will be talking to him. It's truly a quality of life issue for me. It takes so long to do everything because the pain has me moving in slow motion. But, I WILL find what will work for me.
Thank you for all your help!
Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Glaucoma, Scoliosis
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