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Is this when I should take my pain killers?

jonisingt35rjjonisingt35r Posts: 165
edited 12/13/2017 - 6:01 AM in Pain Medications

Hi 

I managed not to take any tramadol for 3/days but gave in after 3 days as pain was too much. and took 100mg in the evening.

Is this when I should be taking them ?  

My mind is constantly thinking about tolerance im 48, and trying to use tram as lease as possible.

Any thoughts or advice?

Hope everybody has a good day.

I do try to distract myself by watching things on YouTube.

Thank you

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Comments

  • I would suggest to follow the label instructions on the med.  That being said, any time your pain gets "ahead" of your medication, it's hard to control.  Tramadol is not a strong narcotic and you shouldn't fear taking it because of potential tolerance down the line.  Obviously you shouldn't take it if you need it, but if you are hurting, take it like your doctor prescribed.

    Keep your head up and don't let the pain get the best of you!

    Keith 

    Several Epidurals, L4-S1 360 ALIF, Numerous Facet Joint Injections, RFA x2
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 11,921

    As Keith stated, you need to follow the instructions on your medicine prescription.   It can be a big problem if you 'miss' a pain dosage just because you are feeling just ok.  Cause later on, you might start having real strong pain, and the standard dosage may not be enough to get you over that.  So, that how people wind up taking more than the recommended dosage, which is so wrong.

    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
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  • jonisingt35rjjonisingt35r Posts: 165
    edited 12/13/2017 - 12:30 PM

    OK thank you

    I have had a couple of good days as I've found warming up my right leg and hip really really calms down my pain.

    Is it OK to take tram just before bedtime to help me sleep?

  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 11,921

    When does your prescription tell you went to take them?

    Some opioids come as PRN (Short Latin:  pro re nata, , take as needed, as the occasion arises; when necessary.

    Others will state Take 1 tablet every 4 hours.

    So, depending on the way the script is written, taking one at bedtime may or may not fit into the daily scheme.

    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • It says take it when needed 1/2 per 4 hrs

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