.I was rearended at a redlight at 50mph last April.. that I was not killed or paralysed is a blessing I am still taking tramadol 3 times a day..over a year later.as my back still aches not excruciating pain but aches all the time does tramadol work over the long term? My doc is so glad I stopped taking vicoden that he gives me tramadol
Hi, you can take Tramadol long term, many people do. And it can continue being just as effective. I took it for years after having it prescribed for a back injury also. The only thing i would say, is that you can build a dependence, causing you to want to increase your dosage. It can also be very difficult to discontinue use if/when you decide to stop taking them. I am one of those people who had difficulties with addiction. However, this doesn't apply to everyone, just a warning.
Delila gave you great info. I want to add one more thing, do not ever abuse Tramadol or Ultram because your seizure threshold is lowered significantly when high doses are taken.
Other than that, just listen to Delila, she would never steer you wrong.
I'm very happy that, especially at 50mph, that you didn't wind up paralyzed too!
Someone was watching out for you that day. You must have great things to do in your life, for you were spared for a reason.
- Tramadol Information for Consumers
- Tramadol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Tramadol (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
Posted 9 Dec 2009 • 2 answers
Ultram - have stopped tramadol after 6 years ,having rough time with effects 8 days so far how long?
Posted 27 Nov 2010 • 1 answer
Posted 5 Jun 2011 • 2 answers
Posted 2 Jul 2011 • 3 answers
Posted 19 Aug 2012 • 72 answers