... issued one body, not like a car that you can trade in every so often. I quite taking Tramadol as soon as I discoveried it was causing some bad side effect, I live with my pain and I take Ibprofen. Yesterday I was in to much pain to talk on the phone. I'm sober in AA 29 years I want to stay that way. Sober and clean
Hi, i have to respond to this 'statement'. It sounds as if you are warning people against becoming addicted to drugs, as if they would choose to do so? I'm confused why you have written this as i don't believe people get an addiction out of choice, these are unfortunate incidents that could be prevented if doctors were better informed about the drugs they prescribe. I'm not arguing with you i just find it a strange thing to post? Maybe i am reading it differently to how you intended?
If any drug made you feel more like an addict which would mean that you took more than prescribed, abused it in any way with the pain you have, and some even sell their meds or buy extras on the street, I agree however as a person in chronic pain from RSD for over 11yrs, there is only one pain medication that gives to me any quality of life (even though they changed it so people could not cut it open to abuse and now it's hurting real chronic pain patients and not working as well) and I've never been an addict of anything but am dependent on these meds that I've never abused to work.
I think a better statement would be: Be careful with any medications you are prescribed by knowing all side effects, taking them correctly, and to be smart enough to fear your medications as I agree they can damage our bodies internally after long term use.
Unfortunately I have to trade having to take medication I wish I didn't have to in order to have any quality of life. It may shorten my life but at least I will be able to have some quality in what life I have left.
I went off my pain medication for over 3mos last year thinking I could live without them. Yes, I withdrew just like any addict would stopping them cold turkey with no help but after detox realized I had NO quality of life and couldn't even walk or drive due to the pain.
I have a wonderful doctor trained at the Mayo Clinic and he feels that I have been extremely great with remaining on the same dosage for 9 of 11yrs knowing that any other medication like it would put me in the ER yet this one never made me feel sick until they recently changed the formula.
I wished more than anyone that I didn't have to take any medications for any reason but without any quality of life, I didn't have a choice.
I do not mean to offend you and if you were addicted, I applaud your decision to get off of a non narcotic medication that is also just as dangerous and addictive.
- Tramadol Information for Consumers
- Tramadol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Tramadol (detailed)
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