I have a spinal cord injury and have never taken any medication for my pain. Recently the pain has seemed to take over and prevent me from participating in daily actvities. By the end of my work week my pain is quite high and I am in no condition to go anywhere, participate in family events or just move around. Two of my doctors have both prescribed tramadol. 50 mgs 1 x a day but only on the weekends. I know this is a general and rather broad question but is this enough to cause serious problems and or dependency? There is really nothing on the internet that speaks positively about the med. Both doctors claim that the low dose and amount I am taking will not be a problem. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
I think one a day for tramedol isn't bad to do. However I don't understand why they don't give you something that you can't take daily from a spinal cord injury. I suffer with mild cerebral palsy so I deal with chronic pain on a daily basis. I became addicted to tramedol and I am still having bad effects. So one a day for a weekend isn't bad. However if you feel like you have to take more don't. Ask for something else. Tramedol releases serotonin and it can really mess you up if you take a lot of it .
Hi, as ashers has written tramadol is highly addictive. I also was addicted to them. But 1 x50mg tramadol 2 days a week? I would be surprised if you even got any significant pain releif from that? And as already asked, why have you not been given something to relieve your pain during the week? I'm not a doctor and this is only my opinion but this is one of the craziest prescriptions i have ever heard of! If i were you i'd go back to my doctor and demand something else that could be used daily! I hope you get a better prescription to help you feel better.
- Tramadol Information for Consumers
- Tramadol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Tramadol (detailed)
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