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Was denied zoloft. Dr. Said it not compatible w my tramadol. Is there any OCD med that is compatible w tramadol and will not put me to sleep so much?
Maybe: Tramadol can lead to serotonin syndrome and its levels can be affected by medications like zoloft for ocd. However, if the medication is started carefully by a professional who can look for potential problems you can combine both medications. Also, older medications like clomipramine can be used which can also lead to serotonin syndrome if not watched but do not affect tramadol levels. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ocd is characterized by the presence of obsessions/compulsions that are recognized as excessive/unreasonable and time consuming (> 1 hr/day). Obsessions are recurrent/persistent thoughts, impulses, or images. Compulsions are repetitive behaviors or mental acts that one feels driven to perform in response to an obsession. The compulsions are aimed at preventing or ...Read more
Talk to your doctor: 100mg is the max dose per single administration, however this dose is not a starting dose and you should never vary from the specific prescription given to you. Tramadol has contraindications with certain diseases (such as seizures) & medications (ssris) and should be discussed in detail with your prescribing physician. Talk to your personal doctor about proper usage before taking! ...Read more
I recently cut down my daily dose of tramadol medicine by 33%, all at once. Then, I started getting abdominalpain. Are the two events possibly related?
Possibly: Although tramadol brand name ultram is a non narcotic pain med and has much lower addiction potential it needs to be slowly tapered (reduced) especially when take for more than a few weeks. Reduce by very slowly and you will avoid withdrawal symptoms which can include abdominal pain, headache, and fatigue. If your symptoms persist seek medical care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Good analgesic: Tramadol is one of the only non-narcotic pain "killers" on the market. It is good for mild to moderate pain but is fairly short acting, clinically providing pain reduction for 2-4 hours, on average. It comes in an er (extended release) form for patients with chronic daily pain. Ask your doctor for advise if this agent is right for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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