I have a degenerative spine disease which has become quite bad over the years. Until I get to a spine surgeon in mid-November, I have moderate to severe pain to deal with, and the severe pain sends me into hypertensive crisis - I have been a controlled hypertensive starting in my 30s. It takes 2 doses of 2 ultracet until I get relief from severe pain (about 5-6 hours after first dose), so I was wondering if I could add aspirin to the ultracet - which I take X 4 daily - to speed up the pain relief. I was taking etoricoxib, an NSAID, for inflammatory pain relief, but all my doctors told me to stop. I take several different types of antihypertensive meds also, including amlodipine, and Lyrica for neuropathic pain/fibromyalgia (outcome of previous cervical spine surgery). I am most likely to have lumbar spine surgery in November or December, but I would like to have a few more hours a day that I can function. I am ONLY asking if I can add aspirin to 2 ultracet (each one 37.5 mg. tramadol/325 mg paracetamol) and how much aspirin X 4 daily, since my daily scheduled regimen of medications is becoming obstructive to quality of life. I would be very grateful for a professional response.
Hi, adding the Aspirin to the Ultracet shouldn't be a problem, but taking Aspirin whilst taking Amlodipine could cause problems with your blood pressure, and you may find it increases. This is the reason your doctor told you to stop the other NSAID. Don't add the Aspirin without asking your dr.
Here's my solution to ultracet, get off of it. I did that many years ago, because its only 37.5 mg, and I find that for serious pain conditions, you need 100 mg at a time. Your liver will thank you for getting off the tylenol. So will your wallet. The generic tramadol is far less costly.
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