Re:Tramadol and side effects

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mellman01
mellman01 Member Posts: 5,306
edited 11. Jan 2011, 07:00 in Living with Arthritis archive
Well I'll go to the foot of our stairs!, I ran out of Tramadol whilst staying with a freind and he noly had Co-Codamol so I took some of that (I know it's not safe to take other persons meds but I have them years ago so kmow they are OK for me) anyway they worked better than twice the Tramadol dose I was taking?, cut a long story short I ask my GP to switch me to them, it's been a month now and what a difference with my moods and mind in general all traces of Tramadol are now out of my system I guess!.
in retrosepcked I have found that the Tramadol really made me moody and almost manic when I took a lot of them ie when the OA is bad, but it's only now I can see the light so to speak but boy what a difference, doesn't stop me getting a tad low when my OA is active like now but it's no where near as bad as it was and I can think much more clearly.
Oh but on the down side Co-Codamol doesn't help with the pain either when it's like it is right now but at least I don't feel like me heads full of barbed wire for one!. :grin:

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  • mellman01
    mellman01 Member Posts: 5,306
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi del I found them creepy things I knew I was having problems on the mood front but didn't tie the two together took me ages, I just put it down to the flares mad ot what. :roll:
  • elnafinn
    elnafinn Member Posts: 7,412
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Great to read a positive posting from you, Mel :smile: Tramadol did not suit my mum at all either. She frightened me when she was on them, she started to think everyone was watching her and were going to steal her money etc. She became suspicious of everyone.This was totally out of character. She was ok once the Tramadol was washed out of her system.

    Elna x
    The happiest people don't have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything.

    If you can lay down at night knowing in your heart that you made someone's day just a little bit better, you know you had a good day.
  • valval
    valval Member Posts: 14,911
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    mel just watch the cocodomal they are addictive and you get headaches when you stop them but parasetomol sorts that i been on them years and do find they are great when things get bad val
    val
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I have been on co-cos for a while and they do have that reputation, but I haven't found it to be so. Constipation tho? That is a problem! My doc gave me docusate capsules and they helped that. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,490
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I am so glad they are gone out of your sytem now Mell.

    Amazing what diferent meds do to diferent people isn't it? I remember your poor Mum Elna...how is she doing now then??

    I reckon you will be fine on co-cos if you only take them when needed.

    Love

    Toni xx
  • elnafinn
    elnafinn Member Posts: 7,412
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    frogmorton wrote:
    Amazing what diferent meds do to diferent people isn't it? I remember your poor Mum Elna...how is she doing now then??
    Love Toni xx
    Hi Toni
    Thank you for asking mum is fine now, coping well in her bungalow, with only the minimal help with a bit of shopping and occasion vacuuming. She had her 87th birthday in November :) she has done remarkably well considering how unwell she was for many months.
    Love
    Elna x
    The happiest people don't have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything.

    If you can lay down at night knowing in your heart that you made someone's day just a little bit better, you know you had a good day.