I was wondering, was, what class is tramadol in. its not a narcotic, but is related to morphine i think? it somehow acts like a narcotic in releiving pain and apparently is addicive if used over a long period of time. Can anyone tell me more about how it is related to narcotics? I'm just trying to be as informed as possible about what I'm taking. I've tried NSAIDS and antidepressants with no help for the pain and other symptoms , so far the tramadol is helping somewhat.
22 Jan 2010
Tramadol works in such a way as it was able to be classified as a non-opiate pain killer. It has the pain killing strength of Tylenol#3 and can cause seizures if you take to many. It is as addictive as morphine like drugs and you will suffer withdrawals if you suddenly stop. Most pain killing drugs when being compared are pretty much always compared to morphine mainly because everyone know or has heard of morphine. It is nothing like morphine so don't worry about that.
If I were you I would try and get off the Tramadol as most of these type of pain killers have been proven to be useless for fibro. The lyrica you are on is a wonderful drug for this affliction and has gotten many people out of bed fi
for the first time in years. Do be aware that Lyrica does have narcotic like effects and if you ever get off it you would need to ween like any other narcotic... Good luck... Dave
2 Feb 2015
Tramadol is now a class four drug. It has the potential for abuse or addiction. Irresponsible people abuse drugs. People with common sense use caution an take tramadol and any other medication exactly as prescribed. I have fibromyalgia and I take one 50 MG tram a day and supplement with tylenol. If I really need another one I wait 6 hours between doses. I use it sparingly because, it works wonders for me and if I abuse it, it will stop working and it will make me sick.
Tramadol is not evil. It really gets me when people end up taking 20 a day and blame the drug for being addictive. 20 pills a day... How absurd! How stupid to take advise from a drug abuser telling you not to use a medication he abused that might help you if you use it responsibly.
Tramadol, might be just what you need to feel better. Or maybe you will have side effects. I just know that if I had been talked out of trying it by some stranger online, I would not be
feeling better today.
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