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manaleriemmanalerie Posts: 550
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:23 AM in Pain Medications
I am two days off of Ultram, and having a brutal time. My back is killing me!! ~X(

I've put myself in a pretty crappy situation. I called my PCP, and expressed my concerns about the Neurologist, and ultram and my current pain level. Waiting for a call back. I know however, that there is nothing that he can do for me over the phone, and its now WAY too late to expect an appointment today.

So I can tell you what they will say when they call me back:

The doctor says that you need to be seen. Urgent care is booked, so if you can't wait till such and such day, he advises you go to the ER.

I can get my script filled for ultram, but I just can't stand feeling my heart race like that anymore. At this point, I'm not sure which is worse. That, or what I am feeling now.

I'm off to go find some advil... and probably a heating pad.

Hope you all are having a good day


  • im confused(whatnew)is your heart racing because you are in pain? get back to asap, did you get a blood pressure machine? it makes a diff is your pulse high and you bp normal?
  • the ultram makes your heart race thats what i though i thought before but i miss read sorry. forgive me for i have goofed its these sticken eyes i blame it on them today and not my mind so once again amanda im so sorry.. patsy
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  • :) there can be problems going off ultram without a doctors supervision. ~X( something to consider. Jenny :)
  • I appreciate your concern. I did wean down some, and the doctor I saw on Sunday said I should be fine to stop. I have only been taking it for about a month. She asked me why I hadn't already stopped and I told her that 1. I have to wean off, and 2. I would have nothing for pain.

    I was kind of stuck in a lose lose situation. Keep taking it, and deal with the side affects, or stop, and deal with the pain. While it sucks to hardly be able to walk right now, I feel safer taking care of my son this way.

    I'm getting an epidural injection next week. I'm not sure if it will help with the pain in my spine, I think its for nerve pain? We'll see how it goes from there. Still waiting to hear back from my PCP.
  • we all know ultram can do-act diff, on diff. people,, my experience with ultram (been on it for over 10 years) i can stop taking it for week or even two at a time, my side effects from stopping it is a little more pain,and much fatigue, thats what happens to me. might sound strange because i have been on it for a long time..hmmm who knows why. .... patsy
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  • So the nurse calls me back and says... Dr. wants to know exactly what you want him to do.


    I have been on the phone with his office since Thursday, telling him every thing that has been happening with the ER, with the neurologist Etc.

    What do I want from him?

    I want him to be my doctor. I am so hurt right now. I feel like why do I even bother. I can't even stop from crying my eyes out right now. :''(
  • To me that sounds like a giving up or don't want to deal with it phrase. If we knew what to do, why would we bother call and ask?
    I remember years ago I went in to the ER, in midst of an asthma attack, and some intern asked me what did I want? :jawdrop:
  • I have done everything he has asked of me. I've done PT, gone to a PM, Neuro, NS. I can't have surgery, and the meds that the neuro is giving me is hurting me. I call my doctor for advice, and that's the response he gives me? I have to say I am hurt.

    This is the person I have seen for years. I trust him with my life. And he just doesn't want to deal with me anymore. Its not like I'm harassing him or anything.

    Oh, and I was told that I need to be VERY CAREFUL with all of the doctors that I am seeing. Make sure they are all on the same page. That's what I am trying to do. He sent me to these doctors, and they sent me right back.

    I set up an appointment for next week. I don't even know that I should bother. Go, listen to him treat me like a baby, and then change to another? or just cancel, and find a new PCP now. I have no idea what to do from here.
  • This might help you.....I was on tramadol/ultram for a long time and stopped it cold turkey....BIG mistake....w/d was horrible. When I was able to drag myself to the pcp, on day 7 I think, he put me on darvocet...it works wonderful...some days I will take 1 and some days 2...depends on what I have to get done and how I sleep. I know it's bad to throw out drug names but the darvocet was so much better than the ultram for me. Hope this helps.

  • Thanks Sharon... I'm just at the end of my rope with all these doctors. They don't listen to me. I took a muscle relaxer, and a nice long nap, and am feeling much better. Hopefully tomorrow will be better as well.
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