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Tramadol? With my history?
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    Izzn is offline Member
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    Default Tramadol? With my history?

    I was/am addicted to vicodin, percoset and Opana. I took these pills in many times a day for nearly 2 years and with the help of folks on this board I quit, cold turkey. I haven't taken anything since February 5th, 2012. I have been clean for a year and a half.

    WD was awful, but especially the Restless Leg syndrome, which actually affected everything from the ribs down for 10 days. Horrible horrible. I have had RLS for 38 years, antihistimes make it worse, but never anything like what I went through during WD.

    My question is this: The osteoarthritis and the meniscus problems that led me to take the dang pills in the first place, continues to progress. The nurse at my clinic suggested occasional tramadol for those times when my joints are so bad I can barely make it to the bathroom.

    I am just not sure how much expertise my community clinic has about this stuff. CAN I take tramadol rather safely? I know it is in a different class of drugs blah blah blah, and I know my 'free' clinic says I will be ok, but I trust you all more.

    What say you? If it matters, I take meloxicam, but my OA continues to worsen. My pain is escalating.

    Thank you each in advance for your thoughts.

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    iloerose is offline Platinum Member
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    Izzn, best to post in need to talk. There are a number of people who deal with chronic pain without the use of any opioid. Tramadol is an opioid and can be addicting. However, I would say that many others on this board have more information about what you can do for chronic pain.

    Peace,

    Iloerose

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    Izzn is offline Member
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    Hi Iloerose. it's nice to see you again. Had a long talk with my doc this morning. I actually did not know that he is a certified addiction specialist. Well, that's ok, coz he did know I had gotten addicted to pills. He gave me 5 tabs of tramadol and I have to go back in next week. I don't know...

    Thanks for the reply.
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    DONNAKEBABE is offline New Member
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    tramadol is highly addictive even tho my doctor told me it wasnt. the wds are horrible. that was the start of my addictions. saying that it can help u alot aswell aslong as u dont abuse them. but be assured they are addictive and u will withdraw coming off them

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    LuisGilreath is offline Banned
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    Quote Originally Posted by DONNAKEBABE View Post
    tramadol is highly addictive even tho my doctor told me it wasnt. the wds are horrible. that was the start of my addictions. saying that it can help u alot aswell aslong as u dont abuse them. but be assured they are addictive and u will withdraw coming off them

    I am also addictive to the consumption of tramadol and can't live without it but my family really very serious about my condition than me but I don't see any solution for that can you help me to come out from this trouble?

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