I need an pain medication to take sometimes when I have flare ups with my fibromalalgia. I take Cymbalta daily. A therapist suggested asking my doctor about Tramadol but looking it up said to take daily. I need something maybe once or twice a week for flare ups but not daily. Any thing you can recommend I talk to my doctor about would be greatly appreciated.
On the Tramadol you can take it as needed, as your Dr instructs. The pain med climate is in a bad way these days, so rather then approach your Dr with specific suggestions you got on the Internet, better to just explain your need and allow the Dr to choose the med, otherwise the red flags fly and you may wind up with nothing.
I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia 4 years ago never felt like cymbalta helped but ppl. Differ.
Try and ask abouy lyrica it helps alot with my pain and flare-ups and they added lyrica along with my pain meds which tramadol is very weak even at a high dose and again ppl differ i take methadone as well as methadose i hope tbis helps talk with your dr. They are here to help you give each med time to take effect to see if it will help you, unless it causes complications then seek help or any other problems
I took Tramadol on an as needed basis because like you I didn't need them everyday and I found them quite effective, but when you first take them see how you react to them first as I found they made me a bit groggy for the first while... so best to try them when you don't have to go anywhere by car or when around machinery. Your doctor will likely prefer you to take them when they are needed and not everyday. They are not a true narcotic, but a tolerance can build up with them over time. They also come in a time released form. I found I had to take some Advil with the time released ones, but they probably come in different strengths... I was given some samples to try by my specialist. Once they kicked in it was great to have a day without any pain. What I liked about them was that there didn't seem to be any after effects of foggy head and tiredness, etc. There are other meds that are as effective and you would be best to have your own Doctor explain what's available, but mention Tramadol to him and see what he thinks. Good Luck to you.
You could ask your doctor about the transdermal patch called Butrans for your pain.
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