Naproxen is a no-go for me and the GP said next steps are stronger medication like Tramadol. I declined and said I will do some research and also wait until I see my Rheumy.
I have to admit, I have tried Tramadol before. 2 years ago I was complaining about my joints to a colleague and he gave me a couple pills for the day. (I know this is illegal etc, but I was having such a flare up I was desperate)
My experience with them were.. wow. I felt so light on my feet, pain was gone. Mentally, I felt like I could take on the world. My brain fog disappeared, I had my most productive email record to date, and I felt happy and focused.
I’ve realised despite how positive this is, it COULD be a negative. It honestly felt like I was on recreational drugs but in a positive scenario.
My joints have actually progressively gotten worse since this occasion, so the pain relief may be less effective, but it’s still an option better than naproxen.
Could I get others opinions on the drug? Does anyone feel the same mental stimulation and get no negative reactions from it?
Thanks in advance x