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I've just been prescribed Tramadol ....and I'm not sure how to take it

i. Read that you let it dissolve in your mouth 

has anyone else had this medication?

 

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    Hi Jean,

    I had Tramadol in hospital, but just had a glass of water.

    Would you mind me asking why it has been prescribed?  It is quite a powerful synthetic opium.

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      I've just developed sciatica on the same side as my TKR....I haven't slept for more than an hour at a time since knee op ...but this added thing is driving me crazy ...I don't like bothering the Doctors but 

       I couldn't stand it any longer and needed some help  hence the Tramadol 

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      Jean, You've developed sciatica since your TKR?

      Sounds awful for you. Just to let you know Tramadol work best with paracetamol. I used to take 1 Tramadol 1 paracetamol every 6 hrs. 

      I have my TKR next Friday I've learnt lots of things since joining this blog. 

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      Jean, You've developed sciatica since your TKR?

      Sounds awful for you. Just to let you know Tramadol work best with paracetamol. I used to take 1 Tramadol 1 paracetamol every 6 hrs. 

      I have my TKR next Friday I've learnt lots of things since joining this blog. 

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      They helped me Jean after my motorbike accident I had 8 broken bones and torn ligaments in my knees. The pain was excruciating but the Tramadol,  paracetamol,  helped a lot along with 4 other drugs and injections.

      When the pain eased after a few months I only took Tramadol/Paracetamol & MST

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      I just need some sleep and if the Tramadol helps ease the pain I should then be able to sleep

      i have a problem with my spine so I suppose a combination of that and the TKR brought on the sciatica 

       

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    Hello Jean,

    My husband takes Tramadol for his back pain. He just swallows the tablet with water.

    My doctor suggested today that I take Tramadol, but I had a bad experience with it a few years back, I am loath to take it again.

    Caz 8 weeks post op - Australia

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    Hi Joan I've been taking tramadol for a while now and no it doesn't desolve in ur mouth at all put them in have a glass of water ready to go and swallow as normal.. The only way they will is if one is broken which u don't take it or if u happen ti bit it which I've done and it's not very placenta at al but u have nothing to warrie about take as I said glass of water off u go.... Good luck 
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      Hi sorry I also forgot to tell u if its  a 50 mg tablet u can take up to 400mg per day BUT if there a 100 SR ( slow relice ) u can only take them every 12 hours not before. If ur on both slow relice pluse the 50mg one the MAXIUM DOES FOR THE DAY IS 400 mg IN TOTAL FOR THE DAY and yes to strat with they my help u sleep so it's just more the driving u need to be careful about I'm now just taking the 50 mg so im fine but I've also been taking for a very long period of time as I said best of luck hopefully this will work with ur pain 
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      Thank you 

      probably without the pain I will sleep for longer than an hour at a time

      i don't want to take them during the day as I've driven my car for the first time today ....I didn't go far but it's a start 

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