As most of you here probably already know, I was on tramadol awhile ago and it was working well for three months, but then I developed sleep apnea and had to stop taking it. I've heard of another opiod that's similar to tramadol. I was wondering if anyone has taken Tapentadol (Nucynta) and gotten any relief from it (hoping maybe it would work for me, too, and not cause sleep apnea).
Also, I was wondering if anyone has tried the extended release version of tramadol and, if so, how effective was it? I was thinking maybe if I took that in the morning (instead of taking regular tramadol two to three times a day like before) it would cover me through the day and through the night and maybe not cause sleep apnea since I was taking it in the morning.
I realize this is pie in the sky hope. Most likely since tramadol gave me sleep apnea, any other opiod will probably do the same.