Last week my rheumatologist prescribed Tramadol 50mg (Ultram) to take 3 times daily as needed for pain due to RA and osteoarthritis in my knees. I tried taking it after a meal and at bedtime hoping I wouldn't feel the nausea while I was sleeping, but it (the nausea) just kept me awake most of the night. Does it take time to get in my system and the feeling of nausea will eventually go away? Any suggestions would be appreciated?
15 Dec 2009
Tramadol is a very powerful pain killer. although I have to agree that its very good for killing arthritic pain in the knees etc,it does not suit everyone, it has to be taken with food as does all strong pain killers, can cause problems with your stomach if taken regularly. I think if you have given it a fair trial and it still is making you feel naseas then you should consult your doctor. There are other types of medication for pain caused by arthritic problems, my mother has ani inflamatory tablets. they help to reduce the pain, but dont cause sickness. Hope you find the right medication for you, that eases the pain without the sickness.
6 Feb 2012
I am prescribed to take this med 3x per day as needed for intermittent pain (btw vicodin doses) but I really don't take it and if I do need it I take no more than one then go a day or more without it, I do have the pain to take it but with the meds I already take per day I get tired of having to take an additional pill and it doesn't seem to work that great. I was prescribed Prevacid for the nausea, it's over the counter but my insurance covers it. I was not aware that Tramadol was so addictive for some people.
5 Nov 2009
I was nausea's while taking tramadol for about 2 months! The only reason I continued taking it was because, despite the sickness, it killed my pain, and made me feel good! Not everyone has sickness for this long, but beware, it can last a while!
Be careful, although tramadol is not 'physically' addictive, it certainly is psychologically, it affects your seritonin levels, and once your hooked, it's not good!
18 Mar 2010
Tramodol can give you some nausea, but it passes, or at least in my case it did. Just don't take prozac with it, even after years of taking both i had a siezure 3 weeks ago. They said they think that is what caused it anyway.
Anyway, give ultram some time and you should be ok. Maybe they can change meds if not better soon. With RA i'm surprised ultram even helps
you. Glad it does tho. As for addiction, very small chance as far as i have researched, and have had no problems after stopping a few weeks ago.
Good luck to you.
18 Mar 2010
i've never taken tramadol but if you want an over the counter nausea medication that doesn't cause sleepiness you may want to try a liquid called EMETROL it comes in 2 flavors mint and cherry let me warn you they both taste ok to good but they are very STICKIE i quit using a spoon just a little squig from my personal bottle. missy
19 Apr 2010
When I first started taking it, it made me sick too. It is a matter of lowering your dose at first until your system adjusts. After raising your tolerance level, you wont feel it as bad. I would still get sick now if I took 150 mgs at one time. Try splitting the pills and taking them six times a day instead of three. This might ease the impact on your stomach as well. Hope this helps.
23 Aug 2011
ok first off i wanna start by saying ive been taking tramodol for almost ten years their isant much that i dont know about the drug ive experenced everything from withdraws to nausea to tremors and mood changes. their are two ways to help your nauesa 1. lying down taking a twenty min nap befor it kicks in if possible but if that doesant work for you then try #2. i know this sounds crazy but nothing helps nauesa of any kind from a viruse to withdraw like a good joint if you cant come across a joint the go to a tobacco store and buy you some of that herabal incens it works just as good you just have to get used of the taste honestly though if you dont plan on taking tramodol the rest of your life i wouldent suggest taking them for extended peroids of time they are very addicitave. i hope this helps you out and no i never got used to the nauesa even after 10 years without help from a joint or hearbal incens it is a day to day prolblem
18 Mar 2010
hi, i was put on ultram, and then ultraset.all i could do is keep a bag with me eveywhere i went. for 2 days it made so sick it was hell. my doc then told me to put it on a list of med allergies. guess its just not for everyone. the worst of it all was that stuff worked on my pain, for 2 hours. then wore off. but the nausea was too much to handle.
28 Apr 2011
At one time I was on this drug for extreme pain and a problematic spinal after giving birth to my 3rd child who is now 8 and I was prescribed ultram I think that it was to off-set my nausea... It did work however powerful, and I was a stay at home mom... I was not doing alot of driving, heavy lifting and visiting alot after my 3rd birth... all that needs to be taken into consideration when combining these two, they can make you feel almost drunk and very woozie... blaze22
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