I have fibromyalgia and several hernia repairs therefore a lot of belly pain not to mention generalized pain. My doc wont give me tramadol because of the antidepressants I'm on. Does anyone know of any other pain medication besides over the counter that will help my severe pain? I can't take ibuprofen due to belly upset. Please let me know of a pain medication or a antidepressant that is safe to take with tramadol. Thank you!
The only pain meds I know of other than opiates are also antidepressant meds. I mean something like Cymbalta. That kills pain quite well after awhile. But the main reason I answered you was to tell you that Tramadol is not exactly non-narcotic. Oh, maybe if you start to look at the molecule under an electron microscope it doesn't look like an opiate molecule. I don't know. What I do know is many people who were so hopelessly addicted to it some of them never succeeded in quitting it. One woman was even a drug counselor who had to keep her addiction to Trammies top secret or she'd lose her job. She was on it over 7 years and was unable to stop it at all. She could take Percocet and quit that after her pain was gone, but not the Tramadol. So don't think of it as non narcotic. It's just as addictive as Percocet, Vicodin, or any of the rest. I just want you to know that.
I have the Butrans transdermal pain patch. There r 3 strengths. I am on strongest and also on effexor xr 225 mg. My pain is so bad they allowed me to take tramadol 50 mg only when necessary due to possibility of seizures. I take up to 3 tramadols a day. Also muscle relaxers and fioricet with codeine for tension headaches. My body is a tank and handles meds well. Hope this helps!
I take diclofenac because of severe face pain,75mg once a day I didn't realize how well it worked till I stopped taking it. I am going to get a refill right now.It also seems to help with the nerve pain better than opiates.I am going to a pain clinic next week though anyways.the pain is driving me crazy. The brand name is volteren generic (diclofenac sodium).
I use a lot of vitamins and herbs plus the lidoderm patch on specific areas of pain i was given tramadol but bc it sedates me im not able to take it and lyrica and gabapentin i was told are narcotic so i dont want to take those im in school to be a substance abuse counselor so I dont want to feel like a hypocrit trying to teach ppl how bad drugs are bing on them myself I still suffer a bunch but do surppliment with ibuprofen and tylenol rotation not perfect by far but hopefuly fda will make something that helps soon
I use CBD (Cannabidiol) & CBN (Cannabinol) for my Fibromyalgia. I no longer have my Fibro symptoms or pain. I am off antidepressants. I used to feel like I had the flu when I woke up, no more, that is gone. I used to have stabbing pains, no more, those are gone. If I have breakthrough pain with my arthritis, I use a CBD:THC patch or spray.
I don't know where you live, but living in Colorado & having access to medical marijuana has saved my life.
I'm going to let you see all the meds I take w/ dosage & instructions
1) Methyldopa 250mg-1 tab 2x daily
2) Lamotrigine 150mg-1 tab daily
3) Prenatal Plus 27/1mg-1 tab daily
4) Sertraline 100mg-2 tabs daily
5) Loratadine 10mg-1 tab daily
6) Trazodone 100mg-1 tab daily @ bedx
7) Tramadol 50mg-1 tab 6 hrs needed
Oxycodone & hydrocodone are great but are very habitual.
Lamotrigine (Lamitcal) is a mood stabilizer, Sertraline (Zoloft) is an antidepressant & Trazodone is a tricyclic antidepressant (depression, anxiety & chronic pain)
Here are some of the OTC & prescription meds I've taken
4) praixocam (spell ☑)
5) aleve & prescription forms
6) diflonac (spell ☑)
10) indomenthuacin (spell ☑)
I'm researching (9-10) right know b/cause
e manufacturer stopped making it that was sending it to giant food & pharmacy in DC on 14th & park rd nw.
Hopefully you find this helpful.
I noticed you said you have Fibromyalgia... you really need to look into trying Savella. It's made specifically for Fibromyalgia pain.
I don't have Fibromyalgia, but when I asked my Dr. if there was anything out there that could help me with the body pain I just felt ALL OVER, he immediately had me try Savella, and it took away an enormous amount of my pain, to where I was no longer bedridden.
Best of luck!
for Becky1961, I've had restless leg syndrome (RLS) for decades. I am currently taking 1mg of Mirapex 1-3 times a day. It is my miracle drug. Believe me if I go to bed without it, I know it and will get up to take it. I also have to take 1-2 pills around 2:00 pm because between 3-5 pm my legs are dancing on their own. I have found this to be the best med for my RLS. Good luck.
You are in a tough spot, I feel for you. I do not know what antidepressants you are on but to me Cymbalta is known to have pain relieving ability for many patients. However, watch your blood pressure regularly on Cymbalta in case it rises to an unacceptable level. Nortyptaline(sp?) is a tricyclic antidepressant from the late 1960's that can also be used off label to treat pain. The potential issue with it can be a bad skin rash or/and a case of hyperthermia ( the heating of the body, often causing sweating, trouble sleeping). It is very good to help cease tobacco use if you smoke. Tramadol is a synthetic opioid and it is not as strong with pain as hydrocodone, but it is Schedule 4 so many pharmacies will claim that do not have it if you are not known personally to them.
They are afraid they will be punished by regulators for filling even legit scripts, this is due to the over 33k overdose deaths per annum now. I take oyxcodone twice a day but CVS and others will not fill my five week script. Rite Aid will because they know me not to be an abuser. Try and see if you can get 10mg tablets of oxycodone and if you take it twice a day, no more, it should be safe with most antidepressants. The main concern would be higher doses and the respiratory affects.
- Tramadol Information for Consumers
- Tramadol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Tramadol (detailed)
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