Hi all,I have been attending my local pain clinic for my Fibro and other things,today the Dr could see how bad I was painwise and tired

looking,so he wants me to try a new medication for a month to see if it helps so was just wondering if anyone had tried it or heard of it.It is called Tapentadol.would be interested to hear your thoughts before I start taking it.


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  • Hi andymac

    I sincerely hope that you are feeling as well as you possibly can be today? I have never used this medication personally but I have pasted you the link to the drug specs from patient.co.uk, so I hope that you find this useful:


    I want to wish you all the best of luck and success with this medication.

    all my hopes and dreams for you


  • Hi Ken,Thankyou for the link and for your kind words.I have suffered with Fibromyalgia for 17 years now and I honestly don't think I have ever felt this bad.The all over pain is bad enough but the tiredness and fatigue is really getting me down.Apart from my Dr and wife I don't really have anyone else to talk to about it and how I am feeling so its great to know I am not alone.

    Best Wishes,Andy

  • Hi andymac

    I am so sorry to read that your Fibro has been so bad for you recently. I really hope that things start to improve for you soon.

    Take care


  • Hi Andy. I started tapentadol a few months ago. I am taking the slow release version of the drug. I started on 50mg twice a day which is about the minimum dose. I felt it was certainly doing something but that i prob need a higher dose. I did take a while to get used to side effects- headaches and nausea esp. Dr now wants me to up it to 100mg twice a day. I started alternating morning dose between 100 and 50 but when i took 100 every morning i started being violently sick. I am currently trying to fool my system by taking 100 on two mornings and 50 on the third. Hopefully this tail back on the third day just drops the levels back enough. Its a bit frustrating because i do feel some benefit from this drug but feel i am not getting the best from it

  • Hi

    If you are still looking there is a place you can get palexia sr 50mg (tapentadol) for £25 for 28 prolonged-release tablets

    drop me a line at davidsamrichmond@hotmail.co.uk

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  • Hi All,Thanks for you reply's,I got my Tapentadol last week and have to take 50mg twice a day for 3 weeks then I will see my pain Dr again to let him know if I feel any benefit from them.So far i hav'nt,in fact I would say my pain levels have got worse. I know its early days yet but I am really getting to the end of my rope and don't know how much more I can take.Not really noticed any side affects as I suffer with 2 headache conditions anyway and I take stomach tabs as I am on lithium.Will just need to see how things go over the next few weeks.

  • Hi I suffer with bad pain and was wondering where could I get more oRamorph as doctor has not given me enough I will meet and pay if anyone has any spare will do a good price

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