I have a horrible pain in my left hip, went to see my doctor and told me it was a muscle pain, she advice to take tramadol with a combination of ibuprofen but I have not found any relief. Has anyone taken 100 mg of tramadol and felt better?
I agree with calling your doctor.
It's important in this day and age to report your prescribed meds are not working because they will assume they are.
I understand his rationale.
Tramadol is a narcotic controlled med.
Ibuprofen is an NSAID.
He is hoping to keep the the dose of Tramadol down. It's a good idea because the pain may be from inflammation. Did he tell you this?
So his rationale would be to use the Ibuprofen to treat the cause of the pain...
Inflammation - the max dose is 1200 mg/day. You have room to move up on this unless there are side effects or medical reasons. The doctor needs to prescribe it even those it's an OTC. Your case is different .
The Tramadol is being used to cover whatever pain you still may be having.
You are on a rather small dose.
Once again... let him decide what to do. He's a good doctor because he is recognizing the fact that you have pain. It's good for you because he's committing himself to helping you :)
You could also help yourself by doing mild exercises (Stretching/Yoga type).
Avoid anything that causes flair-ups.
Dietary - Fluids (water without chlorine and chemicals) plus whatever is recommended. I'm assuming it's inflammation because he prescribed Ibuprofen.
Others include fatty fish, olive oil, ginger,
Cherries/berries, plain unsweetened yogurt.
Turmeric is a good spice.
I'm blanking out on the others. If you are interested I'll gladly look them up.
I hope you feel better :)
Please call him !
I took the same meds together for my back pain. Wasnt working so i called my doctor and she gave me a prescription for a muscle relaxer called Cyclobenzaprine. Which starts to wear off after 6 hours but i took one 800 Ibuprofen when it started to wear off and that helped. But do drink a lot of Liquids because your mouth does tend to get dry. I hope this helps.
I've been having severe back and hip and leg pain for some time now. Recently went to a Doctor Who thinks it's something to do with my spine. He prescribed me Tramadol and a muscle relaxant. Didn't help. I found what helps is taking a 500mg Tylenol something without NSaids and then Adding two 200mg of ibuprofen on top of that. However I only take that amount once a day. Cause neither are good for your liver. And I find it helps the most. That combined with a (as hot as you can stand it) bath and try to walk a bit to get moving. And the pain goes to dull ache for most of the day... About 10 hours for me. And I'm a big girl and tall so you not even need that much. Hope it helps!
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