I have Fibromyalgia and several hernia repairs therefore a lot of belly pain not to mention generalized pain. My doc wont give me Tramadol because of the antidepressants i'm on. Does anyone know of any other pain medication besides over the counter that will help my severe pain? I can't take IBuprofen due to belly upset. Please let me know of a pain medication or a antidepressant that is safe to take with Tramadol. Thank you!
10 Apr 2012
The only pain meds I know of other than opiates are also antidepressant meds. I mean something like Cymbalta. That kills pain quite well after awhile. But the main reason I answered you was to tell you that Tramadol is not exactly non-narcotic. Oh, maybe if you start to look at the molecule under an electron microscope it doesn't look like an opiate molecule. I don't know. What I do know is many people who were so hopelessly addicted to it some of them never succeeded in quitting it. One woman was even a drug counselor who had to keep her addiction to Trammies top secret or she'd lose her job. She was on it over 7 years and was unable to stop it at all. She could take Percocet and quit that after her pain was gone, but not the Tramadol. So don't think of it as non narcotic. It's just as addictive as Percocet, Vicodin, or any of the rest. I just want you to know that.
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