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Take Tramadol Surgery
I am a very high strung 50 year old women with a history of back surgery and some moderate pain issues in tailbone. I do not take anything for pain except 25 mg of tramadol occasionally and I am actively seeking help from orthopedics, physiatrists and my
Minn. Doctors. I have had pain in my pelvic area since 1992 from cancer surgery & 37 radiation treatments. I take mostly Tylenol (acetaminophen) & some tramadol?
Not uncommon: Twenty two years post pelvic surgery with the only complaint of some pain controlled by mild oral meds is fairly good. When pelvic surgery and RT used, one thinks of hysterectomy or rectal Ca for cancer. The intestine usually drops into the pelvis and RT causes fibrosis around bowel and bladder to produce discomfort. At 90 no other approach should be used for management. ...Read more
I want to stop taking tramadol for my leg surgery I did since 2006. I want any sub medicine for the tramadol.?
Follow up: I've had cortisone injections for my torn rotator cuff along with OTC and tramadol. No help. Surgery next month.?
Be sure of diagnosis: Unless you are an overhead athlete (pitcher or tennis, etc.) full - thickness rotator cuff tears in your age are very unusual. More commonly seen are shoulders w/ a component of instability and secondary rotator cuff tendinitis/partial thickness injuries and/or biceps anchor injuries'SLAP' tears. See an experienced ORS w/ subspecialty training in shoulder / sports before you have surgery. GL! ...Read more
Just had surgery yesterday. Was prescribed norco BEFORE surgery and tramadol AFTER. TRAMADOL has not been effective at all, is it safe to switch back?
Pain management & me fractured clavicle and clav repair surgery tramadol works the best but I am worried about addiction...Is there a risk?
I am on Gabapentin, Tramadol and Codeine for osteoarthitic hip pain and will be having surgery in 2 weeks. How do I wean off all this afterwards?
Discuss w/ surgeon: Be sure to get detailed directions from your surgery team about this important issue. Be sure you understand it well and ask for instructions for contact help if you discover further questions or problems. You are wise to want to plan ahead. They are the best source of guidance as they should know both your Hx and Tx most completely. ...Read more
I've had endometriosis & fibroid cysts. Had surgery but still have bad cycles. Is a muscle relaxer or pain med such as Percocet or tramadol better?
None of those: Muscle relaxers may or may not give any relief and percocet and tramadol not meant for chronic use due to being addictive. Lupron (leuprolide) would be a better alternate. Also its fibroids in the uterus and fibrocystic changes in the breast. You likely have fibroids (benign tumors of the uterus). Surgery may help as well. ...Read more
Drug dependency past surgery for back resulting in taking tramadol. When tramadol stopped. Withdrawal symptoms. Suboxone treatment. Resent hospitalization resulting. Whyin with drawal symptoms again. Have appt with Suboxone doctor. I continue to have wit
Tramadol! Becareful: Use of tramadol is not recommended in those with history of substance dependency. Many overlook this point. Suboxone is also an opiate and more potent than tramadol. Its best to start low and taper fast when detoxing from tramadol by using suboxone. Every situation is unique and these are generalizations. Support groups and consultation with an addiction specialist is advised. Best of luck. ...Read more
Is tramadol with 10mg Valium & 15mg oxazepam & nitrous oxide & novacaine ok for tooth extraction surgery?
Too much!: Unless you are doing conscious sedation, which is very involved with informed consent and presentation of the entire sedation process, then this is too much. Unless you have high anxiety or fear, for which you should get sedated at someone that has proper training and equipment such as pulsoximeter, local anesthetic is appropriate. ...Read more
3 days late and no menstral cycle? Not sexually active, had previous knee surgery given tramadol for pain relief. Is this normal to not have a period?
Stress: Any large stress on your body can cause hormone fluctuation. Surgery is definitely a large stress and many different hormones get released. If you have not been sexually active, just give it time. Should you have other problems, fever, pain, discharge, etc. Then I would suggest seeing your doctor. ...Read more
Is LPJ surgery compulsory for 19yrs old boy who has pain every 14dys for chronic pancreatitis idiopathic. Taking CREON tramodol. Should take more creon?
Yes and no: This surgery can be helpful. Creon and tramadol will not stop the pain. 19 is very young to have the surgery. It is a difficult decision to know what to do. However, if you have tried everything and not able to continue as you are, this is your only option. You can choose to continue with the pain. The surgery is no guarantee that the pain will stop, but it is you only other option ...Read more
Pain elbow going dwon into middle finger/had tennis elbow surgery last year/on tamadol, noproxian, vicadone/still no releif?
Need reevaluation: This could be any number of things. It is not unheard of to have tennis elbow pain despite surgery. I would recommend a reevaluation. If it is still tennis elbow, I would continue stretching with lifting limitations along with nsaids. Your physician should check for things like nerve entrapment as well. ...Read more
Varies: Depends on the difficulty of the procedure. No set number. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I've been taking Ultram for 2 years on and off for 6 surgeries but want to stop but get severely sick, how can I do it better?
Slow wean...2-3 wks.:
Tramadol use increases serotonin levels. Thus abrupt stop may cause withdrawal symptoms similar to may antidepressants such as zoloft/celexa etc...Since your use is high and of long duration, weaning over 2-3 wks is advised...Please consult your doc for instructions...
Good luck to you.. ...Read more
Yes, but....: Cold medicines, encompass a large variety of over-the-counter medications. Generally cold medicines are combination of multiple ingredients meant to relieve the side effects of the common cold. Unfortunately, it is not possible to generalize whether or not tramadol plus “cold medicines” are completely safe. ...Read more
Not w/o Doctor's OK: This combination can be very dangerous and needs to be closely monitored by the doctor. The risks can be life-threatening if they occur - so unless absolutely necessary and watched - don't do it. Discuss all other possible pain mgmt strategies incl: hypnosis, acupuncture, reflexology, proper exercise, medical marijuana, psychotherapy, etc. Be careful - take care - feel better! ...Read more
Yes: Yes you can. Those two medications do not interact with each other. However, I would not recommend doing that yourself. You should discuss it with your doctor to ensure efficacy, safety, and follow up. Every medication has side effects. ...Read more
Yes, a little time: It really depends on how fast you are to be titrated up on the medication and how much your doctor wants to take you up to. In general, patients using Tramadol ER begin feeling some relief within several days if the starting dose is close to what they will eventually need for good pain control. ...Read more
Wrong term: No drug "causes" ADDICTION. Addiction requires the active participation of the person. What you really mean is physical dependency, which is NOT the same thing as addiction. Babies don't get "addicted" to things their mothers are taken, despite what sloppy reporters/editors say in newspapers or on TV/radio. If you take 50-100 mg of Tramadol twice a day for several weeks, you get mild dependence. ...Read more
Yes: Question is why would you need both?? ...Read more
Risk of interactions: Not sure that I would advise taking these two drugs together, as there is potential here for problems. Not knowing how this all evolved, before you proceed, have a thorough discussion with your doctor. ...Read more