I mentioned in an earlier question that I have bone spurs in my neck, which cause severe pain in my shoulder and down my arm through my hand. I am up writing because I cannot sleep due to the pain:( When I was diagnosed in February he prescribed Lortab 5, Naproxen, and a muscle relaxant. The combination helped, and after a few weeks it got better, but now has flared up with a vengeance. I go back next week (and plan to start physical therapy), but when I called today about the pain he called in Tramadol. It has done absolutely nothing for my pain... feels just as bad as it did this morning, even with the other two meds. UGHHH! I wish he would have called in the Lortab, which actually WORKED, but why isn't the Tramadol helping? From what I've read it should be easing the pain at least a bit, but it is not. Any experiences to share? Thanks in advance!
i have used this drug it's baby stuff, your right lortab would be a lot better. tramadol, it a low dose med, its like a high dose asprin. i would insist on something stronger espcially if you are going to start physical therepy because you will be in a lot more pain afterwards. i hoped this out if it did would you answer yes after the answer. good luck. amber
tramadols are not a heavy pain meds.one pm doc wouldn't give me them saying it's not a pain med!but it does wonders on arthritis thats why i get them!my pm was out last month and i saw a different one and boy did he miss me up!i had to go back and see carly and she put me back on the right meds!hope you get some relief!
Well, day 3 of Tramadol, and it only slightly dulls the pain. The first night I had terrible insomnia, but last night was a bit better, probably because I was exhausted! I guess he didn't want to call in the Lortab 5 for this flare up for some reason. It makes me feel like he thinks I am pretending or something, but the spurs are on my x-ray and it really HURTS! The only up side to the Tramadol is that I am alert and don't have to worry about driving, but that is it. I'll tough it out until I go to physical therapy, but if it still hurts this much next week I'm going to ask for something different.
- Tramadol Information for Consumers
- Tramadol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Tramadol (detailed)
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