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pain meds keep me awake,am I alone?

LadyBugLLadyBug Posts: 851
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:22 AM in Pain Medications
hello, ultram,vicodin,darvi,even xanax and morphin(and more)
keep me awake,gives me energy, at times i have been known to talk someones ears off on the phone,partly because i feel better
does anyone else have this happening to them?


  • It's the tramadol; try not taking any tramadol after 1 or 2 pm and see if it helps. If I took my last dose around lunch, then I would have no problems, any later than that and I would have difficulty sleeping, unless I was really, really tired.

    Or try skipping it entirely for a few days if you can. If you do discover that's the problem, talk to your doc about upping your darvocet instead or replacing it entirely with a different med.

    Of course, it it does make you feel better, than certianly keep taking it!
  • I take tramadol at 5 or 6 in am then 2 more around noon,does all pain meds give you energy? or just ultram.I dont think i have every taken a pain med that makes me tired, i wish i could find one that would at least not keep me awake.
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  • HI,There,i found that when i took co-drydamol and amitripline,i dont sleep,it give's me a buzz,and im awake all night,and in the morning ,god i feel like death,im am starting to come off my med's and my energy has just dropped,im not getting that "buzz" i am on the fentynl patches 25mg,but cutting down to 12 mg,i don't like the side effect's,that is why i decided to gradully come off the med's.although im awaiting more surgery,u.k waitng list's are long. Try not to take your med's to close to your bed time,
    well take care
    and hope u can get some sleep
    middlesex mum x
    Lon (UK) I)
  • does anyone know of a pain med that would not make me awake?
    i need something i could take later in day or before bed to help with the pain so that i could get some sleep?
    thank you for any sort of information or ideas...
  • have you been on these meds? Sometimes you just need to adjust to them if they are new. Everyone has such different chemistry that it would be hard to say what might not keep you awake. I know that demerol usually makes me sleep but it may be the total opposite for you. try talking to your doc and see if he has any suggestions. Good luck and please keep us posted.
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  • hello, I dont take all the meds now, only ultram and lunesta and occasionally a vicodin i didnt mean to make it sound like i was taking all these diff meds i meant i have taken all different meds through out last few years at diff. times.
    oh my if i took all these diff, meds in one day, well that would explain my typing,hehehe
    Im having a good day i slept good, my aches are just at a minimum,
    thanks for all advise
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