Ultram ER vs Ultram (Tramadol)
I have used Ultram ER 100mg off and on for past 2 years. I have neck pain - post op from MVA. I had a 3 level ACDF. My primary doc got me on Ultram ER 200mg at first after my complaints of pain. 200mg made me feel groggy and doped up like Oxy's so we went with 100mg.
Initially when I used 100mg it was a beautiful. Euphoric at first 1-2 days and then good pain management. But after 7 days I felt like I had the flu. So I stopped. Then I would only use it as needed but it takes so long to get going.
I tried going back on daily and got flu-like again. I'm unsure if it's the drug or coincidence. I really want to make this work because it really does the job at first. I was thinking that I would like to try regular Tramadol. Is it faster acting and can I just use as needed. Not all days are horrible for me. I'm in a quandary?
Has anyone else had that flu like symptom with Tramaol or Ultram ER?
Does regular Tramadol work faster and can I use it as needed?