I have been on Tramadol for five days and no relieve and confused
Yes, tis an analgesic (I believe) synthetic opioid pain medication. There has been much controversy over this med, some think it a narcotic, while others do not. However, it can be addictive and has SNRI qualities to it. (serotonin, norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor)
If this medication is not working for you, please call your doctor as there are so many meds to choose from that help with chronic and short-term pain management.
May I ask if your pain is chronic or otherwise?
Best wishes to you,
It is a pain med. it's a non-narcotic med although some doctors look at it is b/c when it reaches your liver it breaks down into the same type components that morphine has. I use to be on Tramadol and it didn't help some ppl it does some it doesn't it's really good for severe headaches alot of doctors will prescribe it for that. Its really the only pain killer you can get with out going into the Narcotic catag. Hydrocodone may help you better I would ask your doctor about that it starts out in 5mg,7.5,10... If your not use to taking pain meds then a 5mg would do wonders for you... I hope you get feeling better and good luck to you!
Yes it is a pain medication. In the state I live in it's a narcotic. I was put on it last summer after my fiancé and I carried a huge screen TV up to our apartment. The TV landed on my hand and knee spraining both. For me they didn't work for pain. My mother in law had her hip replaced in June and it works great for her ( she is 80).
I was on it for 4 weeks and when I stopped taking it I had withdrawal symptoms for about 3 months.
The FDA clasifies this medication as a narcotic. Although it is not a powerful one, technically it is still a narcotic pain med. You would have to take an enormous amount for it to show up as an opiate in your urine or blood. Even though it is marked for moderate to severe pain it doesn't really work well on even mild pain. Every review I have seen on this medication is almost identical, it doesn't give enough relief and if it does then it doesn't last long enough! This is a medication, in my opinion, that should not be used for chronic pain or for anything more than mild menstrual cramps!!!
- Tramadol Information for Consumers
- Tramadol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Tramadol (detailed)
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