I went from taking 2 tablets every 8 hours to taking 5 to 8 tablets every 8 hrs. Now my doctor has me on suboxone. Will that help with my chronic pain in my knees and neck? I have osteoarthritis and had cartilage reconstruction in my right knee and a metal rod in my left femur. Osteoarthritis is in my neck.
Yes, it is much more potent. It has an INCREDIBLY long half-life, so if you take it every twelve (as an example), and the half life is thirty-six (meaning, that's when it has reached its' peak concentration in your blood plasma, and is starting to roller coaster down), you already have a new one chugging its' way up, so you have constant coverage.
It completely changed my life. I am so thankful. I have a broken back, severe facet joint disease, disc dessication, sciatica, and my right knee has bone-on-bone cartilege, a torn meniscus, no ACL, and an MCL that is partially torn. I am completely pain free, with exception to muscle pain, and I take a muscle relaxer for that. I was on medicines waaaaaay heavier than this that didn't work, and you can take such a small amount of this and have extremely good pain control. To me, it is a miracle.
- Tramadol Information for Consumers
- Tramadol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Tramadol (detailed)
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