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Oxycontin

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Other Names: Oxycodone   Roxicodone   Oxynorm   Endone   Oxyir

Tramadol

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Other Names: Ultram   Ultram ER   Zydol   Ryzolt
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Oxycodone (OxyContin and other brand names) is an opioid analgesic medication synthesized from opium-derived thebaine. It was developed in 1916 in Germany, as one of several new semi-synthetic opioids in an attempt to improve on the existing opioid... Read more on Wikipedia
Tramadol hydrochloride (Ultram, Tramal) is a centrally acting opioid analgesic, used in treating moderate to severe pain. The drug has a wide range of applications, including treatment for restless legs syndrome and fibromyalgia. It was devel... Read more on Wikipedia
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By dj
October 17, 2014
dj wrote
Back problems
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By Rikko
October 7, 2014
Rikko wrote
Tramadol Addiction
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By CRITTER RANCH
September 25, 2014
CRITTER RANCH wrote
side effects
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By Angela
September 12, 2014
Angela wrote
tramadol and nightmares
The rest of my comment seemed to have been cut off, so I'll just finish it up by saying that some of the side-effects of true narcotics - like nightmares and itching or "crawling" skin - happen with tram too at higher doses, but they'll drop away again whenever you lower the dose, or even on their own at sustained higher doses (so long as the higher doses are taken as ordered and not messed with or abused. Moving between 50mg and 100mg as you are doing is fine.
con't  |  September 19, 2014
Nightmares are a common side-effect of opiate use, from the beast that is Morphine all the way down to little tramadol which contains only a small amount of synthetic opioid and has very weak effects on the u-opioid receptor - amounting to about 15% of the pain relief provided. The remaining 85% of tramadol's makeup is basically an SNRI anti-depressant, like Effexor or Milnacipran. In other words, as far as narcotics go, Tramadol barely qualifies as one, if at all. BUT it still has a few of the
Hugh  |  September 19, 2014
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By Doug
August 29, 2014
Doug wrote
Tramadol
My MD switched me from Diluaded to tramadol, i like the drug but blue cross does not cover it because diluaded is cheaper
John  |  October 3, 2014
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By nox
April 21, 2014
nox wrote
tramadol experience
Do people really feel like it as pain releaver cause you sure hurts psycaly ina surden way and TRAMAOOL can maybe help and sure help my emotional pain aswell as few other minor pain Rlevant. Thanks. From Mr.H.O.Trygggvason
BLITZer  |  August 31, 2014
I have a script for Tramadol and take it at bedtime to sleep. I have severe leg pain that keeps me awake.. I don't notice any cravings to take more than that... 1 50mg Tramadol and 2 Diphenhydramine tabs and I'm down for the night.. I feel good the next day, unlike with Ambien and the others I've used.
Mark  |  August 26, 2014
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sarsh  |  August 20, 2014
Yikes
August 20, 2014
Great drug but makes me go to the toilet a lot
August 18, 2014
will I test positive on a oxycodone strip drug test by taking tramadol?
jay  |  August 15, 2014
@Tonya
That's one of the ways it just absolutly ruins your life! You will take all the ones you get prescibed(me 180 a month)after that you will spend your last dime to get them! No money, well in my case ruin your life even more by stealing anything and everything from your family... It's just an absolute shame and seems as if no matter how hard ya try your just taking 10 sis back!
gaboy  |  July 26, 2014
Calyn72
everything you have said is SO TRUE! I'm still struggling extremely bad with my addiction! I first got prescribed them when i was 14 dye to sports injuries/1-2 50mgtab every 4-6 hours. At first it was great, i was finally able to do even simple little things with out crying from pain. But when i was 16 me and my buddy decided to experiment and took 4each and noticed they made us feel loopy. So then is would occasionally take a few more than prescribed. By age 19 i was taking 10-12 at a
gaboy  |  July 26, 2014
They don't even do anything for My pain ..Just make light headed and have double vision when objects are too close it's a bitch to dial a phone
Matthew  |  June 28, 2014
Where were you able to obtain that many a day with a prescription? Thanks
Tonya  |  May 17, 2014
Try to get off of them before you get as bad as me. I've been taking 40-50 tramadol 50mg per day for ten years. I has completely destroyed my life and getting off of them is next to impossible, and I have no idea what to do. Trust me, if you're an addict, get off of them. They are highly addictive and the amount you take every day will get larger and larger. The withdrawal is severe. It's been compared to the withdrawal you get from heroin. Stop, or taper off ASAP.
Calyn72  |  April 22, 2014
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By theresa hawkins
March 26, 2014
theresa hawkins wrote
robaxin and seroquel
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By Can't wait to get back to Tramadol
February 19, 2014
Can't wait to get back to Tramadol wrote
Dilaudid vs. Tramadol
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Congratulations, you apparently are not addicted to opiates nor enjoy them too much. Dilaudid would keep me stoned, with a euphoric feeling.
JesseJames  |  October 8, 2014
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By Tramadol rash
February 8, 2014
Tramadol rash wrote
tramadol rash
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I had a horrible rash and my face looked like I had been burned.I would never use it again.
Dilaudid was the best pain pill ever and was not addictive.
Joanne  |  August 29, 2014
I did not have a rash but itched all over. I thought I had hives and checked my body but there was no rash evident.
Joanne C  |  August 29, 2014
Oh yeah!! Went to the hospital at 4:00 in the morning with rash on my arms so bad they almost blistered and it felt like someone was ripping my arms off.
Brenda  |  July 23, 2014
Yes rash hives itching
May 26, 2014
Sounds like your allergic to opioid pain medicine.
March 10, 2014
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By Kaleigh 25 Yr. Old Female in Baltimore, MD
February 5, 2014
Kaleigh 25 Yr. Old Female in Baltimore, MD wrote
Taking Tramadol & Phentermine Together
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The MD knew withdrawals are going to be expected. I was given chlonodine and phentermine to help. It worked will and now I am off meds. All this tx was supported by studies. A general MD will not have the knowledge to feel comfortable.
Rudy  |  May 31, 2014
Try to find a MD who is a pain management specialist along with being an addiction specialist or addictionologist. These doctors are much more knowledgeable on pain management along with other treatment that will help support your pain management. For example, my pain management MD had me on a pain med from a chronic injury. He also discovered I needed testosterone. After a year of treatment my chronic pain was feeling so much better that we decided to try to stop the pain meds. The MD kne
Rudy  |  May 31, 2014
It works like a miracle pill for me...almost at my weight lose goal...
cynthia  |  May 20, 2014
It made me hungrier too..dr took me off it cause I would gain and lose..looking in to something diff.
I' m bernita  |  April 30, 2014
does the phentermine work for you? seems to make me hungrier
jennifer  |  April 8, 2014
So how did your doctors appt go?
Chavez  |  March 12, 2014
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By dee
January 16, 2014
dee wrote
DIZZINESS AND BLURRED VISION
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By Jcaudle
January 15, 2014
Jcaudle wrote
Shakey hands
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By schorel
December 7, 2013
schorel wrote
Allergic reaction to tramadol
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By Shadowboxers
November 22, 2013
Shadowboxers wrote
Bursitis pain
If its been a long time its not bursitus its sciatic nerve problems..go to orthopedic and get an mri ive had this for eight years same thing and after the drs kept repeatedly telling me it was bursitus and to basically suck it up i started goin to different drs who pointed me in the right direction
regina  |  July 15, 2014
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By Katelyn 17
November 21, 2013
Katelyn 17 wrote
taking keppra and tramadol at the same time..
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Keppra is a seizure med. It made my wife go through what you described. Her doc changed her to lamotragene (spelling is off on that). My concern is that tramadol is not supposed to be taken by people with epilepsy. Or anyone with a higher chance of seizures. It lowers the threshold for seizures. So if you have seizures and are still taking tramadol, please talk to your doctor asap..m its not safe.
caution  |  June 10, 2014
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By dave
October 17, 2013
dave wrote
Mobic vs Tramadol
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Mobic is in the same class as ibuprophen, Aleve, etc. They are all NSAID (non steroid anti inflammatory drugs) and Tramadol is not a narcotic pain med but it does mimic some opiate pain meds and gives you pain relief similar to taking an opiate
FFMom  |  April 16, 2014
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By Maujy
October 9, 2013
Maujy wrote
Tramadol
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Its now ages since I posted my lot about stopping tramadol and just happened to come across my post and the reply. Wish that one would be notified of a post but anyhow. You are sooooo right about the doctors needing to go back to school. Here in south africa one gets some doctors that only work at the state hospitals......they are well paid but become slap dash because the have about 30 patients per day to get through. So one is no sooner in the doctors room then out...they are very sweet but o
maujy  |  July 17, 2014
im so sorry you had such a shity Dr. she needs to go back to school tramadol is hard ,hard, hard, to stop!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know the answer to your prob go to a pain Dr. they will help you not these 22 year want a be Doctors they cant wipe there own,you know!!!!!!!!!!!!!
greg  |  February 8, 2014
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By Anonymous
September 17, 2013
Anonymous wrote
Bad Experience
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By Robert
August 9, 2013
Robert wrote
"Degenerative Disk Disease", led to 3 operations and morphine & oxycodone useage.
I agree molly I cannot find one doctor that dosent keep me chronic pain killers, also drugs make me just feel dead or zombie like usual antidepresents, I have migraine disorder some drugs just make that worse, really tired of trying new drugs. New drugs like Viibryd make you sick and cant sleep, same for brutellix except it just makes you constipated, instead of having diarreaha! Is it better in canada? If so let me know. Thks
ahna  |  October 24, 2014
You really do not want to take oxycontin unless you are terminal . I'm currently living a nightmare life after taking oxycontin for chronic pain . i'm now hooked and have become tolerant to successive doses of this drug. I have little or no motivation ,no libido and live a life of depression due to oxy.
Tony  |  May 31, 2014
Try to find a doctor anywhere in North America ( I live in Canada) is nearly impossible. The government and pharmaceutical companies are hot to trot on giving chronic pain people man made opuates or anti-depressants.They get you hooked your pain is gone. Now they want to make life as miserable as they can "so now you have go on anything but morphine or daillodud (ie). So frustrating. I wanna know what doctors do for their pain? So far every show I have seen on TV. doctors drink like fish. Ie.
Molly  |  April 28, 2014
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Tramal = hallucination, anaphylaxis and loss of conciousness
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Endone and Tramadol
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What patients are saying about Oxycontin vs. Tramadol

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any withdrawals after doing about 12 a day for a few weeks....
...am able to do tramadol and it does ...come down from oxy and it worked great for me. I was able to stop tramadol without any withdrawals after doing about 12 a day for a few weeks. There does s...
I too had horrible headaches with Tramidol and was switched...
...headaches with Tramidol and was switched from it to Oxycontin without any issues so far....
that one, not like I o with the tramadol. But, I have to...
...Oxycontin is also known as hillbilly's heroin - this was one thing that made me reluctant to use ...not like I o with the tramadol. But, I have to say, that I have a better effect using tramadol...
Tramadol but taking allot at once is not a good idea. It...
...Tramadol but taking allot at once is not a good idea. ...seemed to have allot more side effects th...
tramadol.. That is non narcotic and it does work for me......
...and I am on oxycotin, but there reducing me so there also giving me tramadol.. That is non narcotic and it does work for me......
feel Tramadol while taking Suboxone.I have taken Oxycontin...
...Xanax daily and I haven't had a problem.I am surprised that you feel Tramadol while taking Suboxone.I have taken Oxycontin (80) and all I g...
and Tramadol together are the best pain med combo...
...and Tramadol together are the best pain med ...Much better than Oxycontin and methadone. I also got completely addicted to this cocktail, but for pain r...
I've never had any luck with tramadol at doses of 100-200mg....
...would present a problem. I've never had any luck with tramadol at doses of 100-200mg. But i have to do ~30mg of oxy a day to stay well, and I can easily...
The problem with tramadol is that it leaves me feeling sick...
The problem with tramadol is that it leaves me ...high, sometimes even more than oxy ... I don't know why... ...not used to taking oxy and therefore, don't enjoy it as much? H...
But I immediately go back to tramadol with no problem....
...months I have been on oxycodone and hydrocodone, for ...I end up taking more oxy than prescribed, usually 100 ...out early. But I immediately go back to tramadol with no problem. I've r...
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