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i started taking PKs a year ago for my frozen shoulder had many differing types ended up on Tramadol 50mg which seemed to work 3 operations before they decided last October to fit a new one i might add this has been a success, the downside is that whilst i was waiting for it the pain got to such a level i ended up on Tramadol slow release 100mg then 150mg now its 200mg twice a day the reason for this is that whilst waiting for new shoulder i am having hip problems the right one in fact same side as the shoulder They wanted to get the hip done but said shoulder was first as i will need 2 good arms for hip surgery. I am no been given Morphine but all this does is knocks me out still got the same level of pain too The real truth is that the Tramadol is a waste of time so i have decided to cut them back as well so now im on 150mg twice a day and every other day i take 150mg then 100mg for the evening i shall continue to cut back till im off them all The hip op should be 13th Dec provisional i know the pain will be there but the way i see it, it is already here and nothing thats nothing will alleviate it i also know that like the shoulder when it was fixed the pain was gone so the same will be with the hip. Im not sure if this helps anyone but thats the way i feel

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  • Hello terryrat and you are very welcome.

    Seems you have found a way to control your pain but slightly worried that you are coming off meds under your own steam.

    Have you spoken with your GP about what you are doing? Reducing any meds can have side effects but even more so with stronger ones.

    The advice is always to do it very slowly.

    x

  • not sure where you get your comments from if you read the very 1st line it states that i have spoken to my doctor

  • I must have been listening to a different post as nowhere in your post do you mention speaking to any Doctor.

    Perhaps you could check for me?

  • well try this then.......yes i am aware that it is difficult to get off and have spoken to my GP about the situation

  • I have not made any comment on that.

    This forum works by someone writing a post followed by members commenting. You wrote a post - the next comment underneath it was my reply.

    This was your original post and the one I commented on.....

    i started taking PKs a year ago for my frozen shoulder had many differing types ended up on Tramadol 50mg which seemed to work 3 operations before they decided last October to fit a new one i might add this has been a success, the downside is that whilst i was waiting for it the pain got to such a level i ended up on Tramadol slow release 100mg then 150mg now its 200mg twice a day the reason for this is that whilst waiting for new shoulder i am having hip problems the right one in fact same side as the shoulder They wanted to get the hip done but said shoulder was first as i will need 2 good arms for hip surgery. I am no been given Morphine but all this does is knocks me out still got the same level of pain too The real truth is that the Tramadol is a waste of time so i have decided to cut them back as well so now im on 150mg twice a day and every other day i take 150mg then 100mg for the evening i shall continue to cut back till im off them all The hip op should be 13th Dec provisional i know the pain will be there but the way i see it, it is already here and nothing thats nothing will alleviate it i also know that like the shoulder when it was fixed the pain was gone so the same will be with the hip. Im not sure if this helps anyone but thats the way i feel

  • I would speak to your GP as Tramadol is not easy to come off I've done it, also you might have to increase the dose and that makes thing a lot more difficult, so my advise I would go and see your GP and tell him how you feel. I'm now on morphine and Gabapentin.

  • Hi JeffMett yes i am aware that it is difficult to get off and have spoken to my GP about the situation Like most drugs they might work initially but once in the system seem to reduce their worth as i stated i have my proposed date of 13th Dec so i will make do till then gradually reducing as i get nearer the date i know i will suffer but hell its worse to just keep taking something that no longer reduces pain than get off it asap

  • For shoulder pains and some conditions and syndromes related to shoulder, GUNA®-SHOULDER (Homeopathic complex preparation) injections can be used. Try to find these and give them a shot.

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