Tramadol helped with my pain but gave me terrible insomnia.
Oh, yes indeed! Not so much insomnia, but pure irony. My doctor prescribed Tramadol for pain relief so I could sleep over two years ago. Well, the pain is lessened, but I am wide awake for at least 4 hours after taking! I finally gave up, I prefer low pain and awake to increased pain and fitful, useless sleep. I sleep in my recliner whenever I get sleepy, I don't disturb my "normal" wife's rest that way. :-(
Hi, in my case, it made me very sleepy for about the first few weeks, i was sleeping whenever i wasn't at work. However, the longer i took it the more i noticed it affect my sleep, eventually causing me to get only a few hours sleep a night. A good medication to maintain pain and help you sleep, long term, is Amitriptyline, maybe this would be an option for you?
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