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GuitarAngel
GuitarAngel
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I have osteoarthritis in several joints of my body. I was originally on Tramadol but because of excessive sweating I came off it and prescribed Zapain. It works sometimes but I feel I still have the need to take Tramadol for flare ups.Anyone else taking these meds???

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carneuny

Hi,

My osteoarthritis started in my right knee. I underwent a partial knee replacement in November 2015. At the time, immediately after surgery in my room, I was administered liquid Tramadol for pain relief. It just didn't cut it ! I took my regular Cocodomol 30/500 which worked.

Because I have a heart arrhythmia and am on Warfarin I am severely restricted as to what I can take for pain relief.

Nowadays I have confirmed osteoarthritis in my neck and right shoulder. When it gets too much the only pain relief now I can take is Cocodomol 30/500. My pharmacy supplies it as Zapain 30/500. I must say it works very well.

The OA is weird, I can feel a weather change coming through long before it arrives.

John

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paulhusky

Yes I am taking so many it’s scary tramadol pregablin duloxatine for pain an still get flare ups but tramadol is very addictive and your body becomes immune so really not worth it. You could try arthatec

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Badbessie

You need to be referred to a pain specialist. There are better alternatives to the two medications you take which are both highly addictive. I have been on but since being on a pain management programme I have been started on a slow release opiate patch which I found really helps.

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GuitarAngel

Thx I will have a word with my GP

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