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 derivitive....it 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/supplements; Probiotics....(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 !!!