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    All I can tell you is that I have heard nightmare stories of people who have taken Tramadol and been made very ill - no doubt it helps some people tremendously but it is a very strong drug. A builder I know who is a fit guy damaged his back, took Tramadol and ended up in a terrible state mentally - not the first and only bad story I have heard about Tramadol
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    hi there i,ve taken tramadol when in hospital not down to m.e/cfs i was really bad off it and if doctors offered it to me again i would not take it. a nurse who was looking after me said she also was given tramadol only one tablet she took and she said she felt really ill off it. i suppose everyone is different thore and certain tablets affect as in different ways.
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    tramadol is my go-to drug when l am feeling so badly that nothing else will work. although I have bad reactions to almost every other med, the only problem I have with this medication, is that it makes me slightly high.
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    Hi Guy;   I think each individual is different when getting pain relief;  I myself did try Tramal, but for me, no, it did not help me at all; however, I know others that it has has helped.  If you havn't tried, give it a go for say a month, to give it time to buildup in your system.  If still no luck, then yes, you will have to try something stronger???  This is the case with all people, as some cancer patients respond better to Pethidine over morphine, (which is the first choice for cancer pts).  I have had to use the Opiates...and yes unfortunately, you do become addicted to them !!  This has to be decided by you and your rhuematologist....what is your quality of life now without them...and what do you plan long -term?   Bron
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    My personal experience, it barely took the edge off but it left me with a totally messed up sleep pattern. Though this was pre-ME symptoms. I would never have it prescribed but if I'm without painkillers, bad and out with someone who has a strip and offers me a couple ill take them, but that's purely just to try and enjoy whatever socialising I'm in the middle of.
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    Tramadol it’s the one pill that helps my ME, plus it stops the restless legs and associated aches and pains so I sleep at night when taking it. However, I don’t take it all the time only when I really have to and I can confirm it’s not for everybody, but if you’re Ok with it you should find it works it works a treat. I only took it for my osteoarthritis initially, but found it not only fixed the pain that gave me but helped control my ME loads. I think the last box was 50mg strength so it’s only a small dose, as I think the maximum dose per day is something like 600mg… so I’m happy taking such a low dose and get the results that for once help my ME.

     

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    Thankyou for all your replies....when able i shall engage in converstions about your experiences..thankyou...Guy
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    Hi. I take 100mg of tramadol 4 times per day as part of my daily cocktail of medication. I have several medical conditions among which are CFS and Fibromyalgia.

    When I first started taking tramadol I did experience side effects and questioned whether it was worth it. Gradually the side effects lessened and I found coping strategies for those that remained.

    As with many drugs there will be horror stories from some people and mirical stories from others. In the end you will never know until you try it. If it doesn't work or you cannot cope with the side effects you can always go back and tell your doctor.

    The only question that I ask myself is whether the positive outway the negatives for you. Unfortunately no-one else can make that decision for you.

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      Yo are correct in your advice Helen;  yes Guy, it is upto you, and unless you try Tramol, you won't know and I said in previous reply, yo do have to give it time to build-up in your system, to reach a required Paralell  level to give you the constant relief yu nedd, if you ad your body can tolerate the medication....if you miss the scheduled dosage, the levels go into an Up and Down level...and not giving the medication it's maximum result: and as Helen has stated, if you do not find the relief that you need, then discuss this with your doctor (the same doctor who treats you on a regular basis), and he/she will then review the situation. However, if you experience any of the major side affects that are listed in your packet, then you cease immediately, and return to your doctor.  Best of luck...with pain relief, we can keep going...Bron
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