Pain Relief - Tridural

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darla scared
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   Posted 6/22/2009 2:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I was at the doctors today finally to get something for pain releif and I ended up with soemthing called Tridural. I was just wondering if anyone has tried this and if  it's worked for them. I am on my 3rd night no sleep now because too uncomfortable so I am desperate for something to work and just really happy I finally got something to try.
** Darla, I just added a title to your thread.

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   Posted 6/23/2009 2:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Tridural is also called Tramadol...I'm sure I've read that others have used it.

You might want to do a search on this forum for tramadol and hopefully something will come up.

I've never used it.

It is an opiate might slow your colon down a bit..and if you have diarrhea, it should help that too.

I would think that driving or activity could be somewhat hindered while taking it...unless you use it only at night.

Hope you get a good sleep finally and start to feel better soon.
*Heather* Status: maintenance Asacol 6 daily + Salofalk enemas every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance 
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma) 
~vitamins/minerals/supplementsProbiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!

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   Posted 6/23/2009 2:55 AM (GMT -6)   
      My family doctor prescribes Hydrocodone for pain.  Funny thing is, it works like  a charm for me but does nothing for my daughter or husband.  Husband had back pain the other day and took one but he said he noticed no difference and daughter had stiff neck upon arrising the other day, suffered all day before she would even think of taking the pain pill and it did nothing for her!  Guess my tolerance of pain is higher.  Doc prescribed them last year after I was discharged from the hospital, so they may be old but I still take one very occassionally if I have severe pressure in the rectum.  Helps me sleep too.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Meds as of June 09: Colazal (6 per day), 6MP (50 mgm), Probiotic (upped to 3 per day), Fish oil capsule, calcium, multivitamin, Cort enema nightly, Canasa in morning.  Also taking Benicar and Toprol to control high blood pressure.  Getting old is a b****.

darla scared
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   Posted 6/24/2009 10:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks guys for the info, I definately don't drive on these...I take them at night before I go to bed. I do find they make your head dizzy and when you stand up quickly they make you dizzy...not a great feeling but at least there is some pain relief from them. Not something I will take every day though. Thanks Christine for the info about Hydrocone..I go to see my doc tomorrow so I am just writing information down here to take with me and I am going to adsk him about trying this and seeing if it would be better for me. I don't like getting that medicine head feeling and that's what the Tramadol has done so fae, that being said I just started taking it and I'm sure the body needs time to adjust.

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   Posted 6/26/2009 8:57 AM (GMT -6)   
My doc gave me Lortab (a combination of Hydrocodone & Tylenol). Great stuff! Just be careful of getting hooked. :)
Diagnosed w/ UC in August 2007
Was in remission for almost one year (using only Lialda 4xday)
Rowasa and Canasa did not work.
Current status: In Flare since May 2009

4 Lialda/day maintenance, healthy diet
Starting Colal-Pred trial May 18, 2009, ended when hospitalized two weeks later. Also diagnosed with C. Diff while in hospital.
Currently taking Vancomycin, 60mg Prednisone (start tapering soon) and doc wants to discuss MP6.

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