I have been taking 37.5/325 Tramadol 2 or 3 tablets per day for almost a year. Just curious if others have taken that many, that long? It has greatly improved my living with Fibromyalgia.
I had been taking Tramadol everyday since 2003. I took the maximum amount and it worked great. I was put on Cymbalta about 2 years ago and recently saw on this website that you should not take these together. I was having a lot of sweating so I have tapered off of the tramadol and just take one before bed with Ambien CR. I am not having sweats anymore but the Neurontin I am taking now does not work as well for the pain. I am going to increase the dose and see what happens. If you are taking Cymbalta too, you need to look up the contraindication for Tramadol. Hope this info helps.
I have been taking 50mg. for five years now, whereas two three times a day really did the job for my fibro., I of course developed a tolerance to it and at now twenty 50mg. tablets for a day.
I know it's crazy, but I don't like Vicodin or Percocet because they make me very drowsy, clumsy and constipated. I really want to try Lyrica as I hear it's pretty awesome, but my insurance won't cover it and the best price I could get was $310.00 for sixty tablets, dosage consisting of two 50. mg daily.
So that's the dilemma, I'm damned if I do, damned if I don't. It's just as addictive as the opiates. What to do, what to do? I have had one seizure, but that was two years ago come September.
It's not easy, and some people tell me, well meaning of course, take herbal supplements, more ibuprofen, acupuncture, etc. it makes me realize that they haven't been in a lot of pain before, or they're the types who think that taking meds makes you a weak person, go figure.
Well, I'll stop rambling and leave it up to my fellow Tramadol users for feedback!
Good luck, and God bless you
Although everyone told this person what and how high their dose was not one person mentioned to this person that the tramadol that everyone has listed is DIFFERENT from the one he takes!!! I am a tramadol user of at least 15years i know for sure may be 20. What all my fellow users failed to tell you is that you are taking the one that is a combination form of tramadol which also includes aspirin/aceno (one of those).. so the fact is YES you are taking minimal amounts of Tramadol at 37.5mg a pop you surely want to make sure whoever is giving you these long term is monitoring what the counts of your liver enzymes are doing.. long term usage of THOSE others can eventually without warning KILL your liver!!! If you feel like the tramadol itself is what is truely helping you then I would strongly suggest that you discuss with your doctor about changing you to straight Tramadol or HCL and at the very minimal dose you take yes you should be fine.. HOWEVER.. I strongly CAUTION...
Taking ANY form of tramadol is HIGHLY addictive!! to your body... and you dont find out any of the downfalls of this medicine until you find one day that you have run out or cant get it. The withdraws of this medication are the worse thing I have EVER EVER been through in my LIFE! it makes you feel like a heroin addict wanting a hit and cant get it, my children actually call them my "crack pills" because once your body and seretonin becomes dependent on this medication there is a LONG ROAD to go down to getting off of them...
Hope this helps you and good luck... Syb
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