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Anyone here take Tramadol and Baclofen together...?

I've taken Tramadol before, but the Baclofen is new and I'm just looking for people who have experience in taking these two for some time...? I don't know if it's just the Tramadol working and helping me or the combo of both, since the spasms are still there...?

Thanks all!!


  • I have taken both medications before, but it has been some time. Baclofen is one of those medications that needs to be slowly titrated up and down in dosage. Don't ever just stop taking it. Usually , when titrating up in dose, it is done in half a tablet increases or even 5 mg increases at a time, over a few days...then when it needs to be titrated down it must be done the same way.
    Never, ever just stop taking it, without your doctors instructions first.
    It can take a few days before you start to really reach the maximum benefit of both meds, but it is a good sign that you are getting some relief now, and hopefully, that will continue.
  • xplexusxxplexus Posts: 1
    edited 08/02/2013 - 7:03 AM
    For approximately ten years, occasional use of one dose of 50 mg/day of Tramadol usually has attenuated my spastic pain (less than 5) resultant of traumatic brain and spinal injuries.

    Sometimes, I might use 50 mg Tramadol every 4 hours. When intolerable pain (greater than 6) persists, I add a 5 mg/day Baclofen to the Tramadol dosing then lie down to sleep. When I awake the pain has been tolerable (less than 5), so I stop medicating. Thus far, I have not had to regularly take Tramadol for more than three or four days or had to supplement with Baclofen for more than one day.

    My general practice D.O. and a D.C., workiing with me, established my current Tramadol/Baclofen regimen. Prior to that, a host of pain specialists ( neurosurgeons, neurologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, and physical therapists) were unable to allay my spastic pain and themselves became uninterested in assisting me.

    Pain is not understood by anyone other than the individual with the pain, so it is paramount that you find empathetic caregivers to assist you in finding effective therapies. Uncontrolled pain is a thief, it robs you, it may even wreck your relationships with others. In my case, I have become at times noxiously irritable and hostile with pain; family have even been overwhelmed to the point of instigating disasterous psychiatic forced commitment with still yet unknown consequences and massively disruptive destruction of previous progress. I have nothing good to write about psychiatry.

    I hope you find Tramadol and Baclofen helpful, for me it has been a Godsend!

    If only I could find something for my polyneuropathic pain.

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