The reason I ask is becuz I take them for migraines and honestly all they did was help me sleep thru migraines but now they don't effect me at all and the doctor thinks I'm abusing them, I honestly don't see how I can abuse a substance tht takes 4-6 jus to get anything and it builds tolerance so quickly I would have overdosed by now if I was using them other than wat they're for, I have a constant pressure in my left temple to my left eye and it feels as if Sumone is pressing fairly hard and when I get an actual migraine it hurts so bad and follows my heartbeat, plus it makes my left eye twitch and I can't hold it open... Put it this way, if I get a normal headache-(anywhere else on my forehead) I enjoy it becuz it's so easy to deal with compared to wat I normally get.. Sounds bad but I won't even take Tylenol, excederin etc. becuz they never worked for me... When u have to take 6-8 OTC drugs a day and they don't help at all.. Idk jus don't see the point in destroying my liver... Any suggestions on any migraine meds or pain pills tht work better than tramadol and do not build tolerance quickly?
Hi, S40! Tramadol isn't a typical narcotic medication but it acts in much the same way and you build up a tolerance just as you would with morphine or heroin.
Has your doctor ever tried you on migraine medications? Rather than a pain-reliever, maybe you'd do better on a medication that acts on the cause of your pain rather than just disguising it.
Best wishes, WCV
Different individuals respond to meds differently. Your body might be metabolizing tramadol faster than average requiring you to take more tan you needed initially.
I'd urge you to locate a physiatrist who does trigger point injections & Botox. As you might have an irritation of your Greater Occipital Nerve which might respond to the aforementioned treatments.
Beta blockers in low doses 10 Mg 2-3X/day might resolve your headaches within 1-2 weeks. They need to be taken for as long as you wish to be headache free.
Please only use medications under a doctor's supervision.
Madhup Joshi, MD
I take 2 tabs every 6 hrs. Its probably more like the dr isn't prescribing enough. Tramadol is a very odd drug in that it isn't very good on an as needed basis, or in doses smaller then 2 tabs. Its not unusual to need it increased if you aren't taking enough to start with.
Thanks everyone for ur input. I take beta blockers daily, and Botox is a little scary cuz I hate needles... Jus wana find sumthin to help cope wiy them
Hi, personally i don't think Tramadol are the best medication for migranes. I would say that Co-dydramol or Diclofenac may be more effective? I found the same thing when i took Tramadol, built up a tolerance pretty quickly. Also Tramadol can be habit forming. Maybe ask your doctor about the medications i've mentioned?
- Tramadol Information for Consumers
- Tramadol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Tramadol (detailed)
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