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Change of medication

Hi everyone, just like to know if anyone has been given prescription Meptazinol 200 mgs 3 times a day.. and if so did you have any of following symptoms...nightmares, bad stomach, and pins/ needles in one leg then whole body as if you are so tired and stretching won't get rid of the feeling, and I have only been on them for 4 days...was on tramadol but pain clinic wanted me to try these as I have lots pains since my neck op.. decompression and 2 fused discs...I also have been diagnosed with Fibro but thought all my pains were due to my neck problem...also have disc bulge at lower back, carpel tunnel in both wrists and tennis elbow in bot elbows..have had ops done on left arm and wrist to not much if any improvement but right hand getting much worse with my grip...any help would be much

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Hi Ritzy....I am sorry I cannot help with your meds problem but you maybe should phone your surgery for advise. We all react so differently to our meds there is no one answer....I do hope you get some relief soon...Gentle hug xx

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Hi ritzy123 Sorry your feeling so unwell at the moment. I cant help you with the medication because never had them but i have seen people do take them on the site, so hopefully you will get more replies as the day goes on.

I do get all the symptoms you have but not so much all at once, it could be a Fibro flare or something else could be going on & if you have had this since taking the meds, I would say, best to call your doctor to see what they say.

Hope you soon feel better, keep us informed

peace, luv n light

Jan x

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Hi ritzy123

I am so genuinely sorry to read this and it is not a drug that I have personally used. I have pasted some details below for the *Patient website on its side effects for you:

*Meptazinol is an opioid medicine (sometimes called an opiate). It is used to treat moderate-to-severe types of pain. It works by binding to certain tiny areas, called opioid receptors, in your brain and spinal cord (central nervous system). This leads to a decrease in the way you feel pain and your reaction to pain.

Meptazinol is usually given for short periods of time only. As such, it can be useful for treating pain associated with childbirth and some kidney problems. It is also used to ease pain during surgical operations.

Can meptazinol cause problems?

Along with their useful effects, most medicines can cause unwanted side-effects although not everyone experiences them. The table below contains some of the most common ones associated with meptazinol. You will find a full list in the manufacturer's information leaflet supplied with your medicine. The unwanted effects often improve as your body adjusts to the new medicine, but speak with your doctor or pharmacist if any of the following continue or become troublesome.

The most common side-effects are feeling sick, constipation or diarrhoea, and feeling dizzy or sleepy.

I want to sincerely wish you all the best of luck, and if these symptoms persist or get any worse it may be best to talk to your doctor about this? Please take care of yourself.

All my hopes and dreams for you


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