... it? I was on it for 5 years then got pregnant and stopped taking it. My baby is 6 months old now and my dr. Hasn't put me back on it. I have sciatica, lower back and severe neck pain. I've got to do something, the pain gets so debilitating I can't function. It's hard and I have 2 kids to take care. Thanks! Peace and Blessing's
me too [TN] but I can't take tramadol, how ever I just tell my doc that I really need something to help with pain and she will always give me something, I have hep C, cirrhosis, and type II DIABETES My wife fired my liver doc for many reasons. So I'm looking for a new one new Chattanooga, I have one lined up put haven't had appt. yet
Hi, have you asked your doctor why he hasn't prescribed Tramadol again? Have you discussed an alternative analgesic/s? I would always prefer to opt for a 'safer' alternative to Tramadol, because of the potential of dependency... have you tried a muscle relaxant, or you could use a combination of Advil & Tylenol, & see how you cope with that
I have had bulging discs and sciatica ever since I had my kid 3 years ago. I know how painful it can be and how hard it is to take care of a baby and now a very energetic 3 year old boy. I don't know the laws in Tennessee. But if your doctor won't help you get a second opinion. Get a referral. I have learned you really have to be proactive and take charge of your healthcare if you want something done. A second round of physical therapy is helping me along with medication. I hope you find some relief soon.
Tramadol is highly addictive. I found gabapentin 800 mg 3 X a day to be a better alternative, but it is also a drug that can be abused by one who has an addiction problem already. My doctor actually called Tramadol a dirty drug and never really explained. Perhaps he speaks of its addictive properties.
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