I had been on tramadol for 15 years until recently, my doctor didn't like the idea of me being on them for so long and decided to take me off them, I have recently had very bad pain in my lower back and an MRI showed that I have 2 prolapsed discs and spondylitis in my neck and spine, and also degeneration of my spine, my doctor thought that Butan patches were better for me than tramadol so slowly reduced the amount. Although the patches worked quite well I found that the pain was so bad that it was seriously effecting my life,I recently went to see a rheumatologist who gave me a steroid injection into my spine, this was brilliant it took my pain away and I was able to get on with my life sufficiently, but I am not sure how long the steroid injection will last and work for and how many I am able to have and for how long I am able to have them
Also suffer with arthritis in my hands and fingers and have now been diagnosed with carpel tunnel syndrome as well, .
I have very bad pain on a daily basis, but this has lessened since the injection of the steroid.
I am suffering with withdrawal symptoms from cutting back on the tramadol, any idea,s on how to help with all of this please