I am unable to take morphine (I have a bad reaction to it) so at the mo I'm taking tramadol which isn't touch the pain anymore as I've been taking it for months now. I suffer from lower back pain and have done for 10 years+. I'm wondering if there is a drug that is stronger than tramadol that I can take instead of morphine, morphine does kill the pain but the side effects aren't worth it. I also take pregabalin. I live in the UK.
Alternative to morphine that's stronger than tramadol?
Added 10 Jun 2012:
I fracture my coccyx which healed at an acute angle, I have manipulation and steroid
Injections every 6 months, my spine is also off alignment and my L3 and L4 and
Damaged. I also have muscle spasms around my lumber spine.I've taken dyhydracodiene
Naproxen,diclofenac, pregabalin, gabapentin, that's all I can thing of at
What comes to mind first is Hydrocodone (Vicodin).
Can I get that on prescription in the uk?
What kind of reaction do you have to morphine? Are you taking extended release tramadol? I have found it makes a huge difference over the short acting tramadol.
Hi nickier, & welcome to the site. If you would list what your condition is in more detail, & whether you have had any MRI's or other tests that could maybe be of more help . Also has anyone thought about surgery to correct you back? If you have tried morphine, & can't tolerate it, it would also help to know what other opiate drugs you have tried in the past. Tramadol is a very addictive drug, & can cause seizures if stopped suddenly. It also has snri qualities to it. I will give you a link to read about tramadol below. Please provide more information about your condition & other pain drugs that have been tried as morphine is a heavy duty drug so I am assuming that you have tried others without success. Also have you been evaluated by a neurosurgeon for your back condition? Hope this helps in some way... Mary
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