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!
Is there a good non narcotic pain med besides tramadol?
Question posted by CountryLover on 5 April 2012
Last updated on 19 February 2021
It sounds like your belly pain and Fibromyalgia are pretty diabilitating. My initial response; not knowing your reason for taking them, would be to slowly taper off the antidepressants so you can take the tramadol. The research l have done suggests that Zoloft, taken at a different time of the day, is the safest antidepressant to take w Tramadol. I have days where l have horrible Fibro. On those days I take Oxycodone 20mgs. Turmeric ( the liquid w black pepper), l take daily and has significantly lessened the “bad” days of my Fibromyalgia
I was on elavil and lyrica with tramadol but became allergic to the tramadol. I got to where I had difficulty breathing and couldn’t stay awake. I was taken off of it and I have done ok without it. I was put on dilaudid recently with good relief.
Neurontin and Lyrica both have much success in the treatment of nerve pain. I have found them to be immensely helpful myself. I also have ulcers. Combining these with tylenol, and adding some topical solutions, such as Lidocaine which comes in gel or patches and numbs, is very helpful.
Just so you feel comfortable I have a very strong medical background as a combat medic and a board-certified physicians assistant.
I have also used the medications for my own fibromyalgia and it really works.
And to the best of my knowledge they work well with most other medication.
The human brain can't read the adverse effects labels by itself so I would start out with the capsules then move to the patches.
Quite frankly I did the opposite and had no problems whatsoever.
Try 40mg hemp oil patches from Mary's medicinals on the Internet. They work great, are
$28 each and they last for about 48 to 52 hours.
Hande open patches with care because thet can burn your eyes like lemon or orange juice.
1000 mg capsules are also worth buying and they're less expensive.
I have not tried the actual hemp oil which you place a few drops under your tongue but I've heard nothing but good things about it.
Well my friend I wish you luck and I hope and pray that you are on the mend very soon.
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.
Was on Tramado about 1 1/2 was weened off never had any trouble,
as as Fentanyl went from 75mg to 12.5 in 6 weeks no problem.
On 5 pain meds 2 pills for sleeping, spinal cord stimulator ( no help )
Have PHN for 3 years
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.
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!
I myself have chronic pain do to crohns. You can try clonidine it's used for cancer pain.
I don't know where you live, CountryLover, but medical cannabis is very helpful for fibro pain. There are different products that you can try. I'm using the CBD tincture as well as some smoking. I still do take tylenol and ibuprofen, but CBD is many forms is very helpful.
I'm on pristiq for depression and use tramadol
Kratom all natural and helps with wothdrawls found at head shops theirs different kinds theirs bali, yellow red vein, and others... but it helps alot
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 ☑)
;m researching (9-10) right know b/cause
(8) the 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 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 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
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