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Bubba48

Can anyone tell me the Tramadol side effects?

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Tramadol are extremely strong . Only take them if you are really in desperate pain . They will make you very drowsy , they will make you constipated . They are also very addictive . They do work for pain but I wouldn’t take them permanently . That’s only my opinion . Be best to consult a pharmacist .

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Bubba48 in reply to rabbits65

Ok Thanks 👍

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Amkoffee in reply to rabbits65

I couldn't disagree with you more. Tramadol is not a strong pain med. It is an opiate derivative so it has the same side effects as opiates. This can include constipation, drowsiness and yes there is the possibility of addiction. However, people who take it as directed often do not become addicts. Their bodies do become dependent on the drug so you have to taper off the same way you would for steroids. Tramadol is not the evil drug that you make it out to be.

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rabbits65 in reply to Amkoffee

I never used the word “ evil” . It was ok for a short time only but the constipation wasn’t nice.

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Bubba48 in reply to rabbits65

Ok

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Amkoffee in reply to rabbits65

I apologize for my harsh words. I am pretty touchy about the way opiates are labled as bad medicine by the press and people who form uneducated opinions when it can be used for good. This is a serious problem for those of us in the US that suffer from chronic debilitating pain and can't get adequate relief.

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rabbits65 in reply to Amkoffee

That’s ok , I understand

Insomnia, itchiness are two I experienced.They are about the least strong of all the opiates, which will all elicit similar side effects.

Most of these side effects will wear off after a while, ( 3 to 4 weeks) so ,if you need pain relief for long term, you should stick with them.

Good luck.

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Bubba48 in reply to Madlegs1

Ok

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Amkoffee in reply to Madlegs1

Thank you so much for your rational depiction of Tramadol. Those itches are often times referred to as opioid-induced itching and boy can they be miserable. But like you said most of the side effects stop after a while. However one correction is that a Tramadol is not a true opiate it is considered an opioid derivative. But it holds the same qualities and side effects that an opiate does.

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Madlegs1 in reply to Amkoffee

Nowadays the opiate/ opioid distinction isn't made much of.

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Tiddlymouse in reply to Madlegs1

I find avoiding taking Tramadol at least 4 hours before bedtime. It keeps me awake if I take it too soon to bedtime or even while in bed.

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Bubba48 in reply to Tiddlymouse

You are so right.

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Tiddlymouse in reply to Bubba48

Thanks.

Serious constipation, inability to concentrate, sweating, itchy skin, sleepiness. The more you take them, the less effective they are.

Thanks for information

Didnt sleep for 48 hours, couldn't take again

I found tramadol slightly more tolerable than codeine. But still the constipation alone makes me very unlikely to take it unless the pain is so bad I can't function anyway, and even then, for the shortest possible time.

But everyone is different, everyone metabolises drugs differently, so you need to try it for yourself to decide if it is right for you.

Tramadol made me vomit. Only took one.

I have neuropathy. Took half pill . Gave me constant waves of cramp pains riding up my legs for two days. This also happened to me on Bactrim . I never have those kinds of pains normally.

My GP advised me to take paracetamol along with my Tramadol and I have no side effects, but feel good and been on them for years.

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