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Medication Recomendation

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:23 AM in Chronic Pain
Does anyone know what would be a good replacement for tramadol/ultram that would give more pain relief. I take tramadol 100mg qid but it doesnt do a whole lot for my pain. Any suggestions would be appreciated.


  • It would depend on your Dr and what you are being treated for??????
    If that is not giving you relief call them and not ask directly for a certain medication as that is a red flag for some drs.
    But just tell them that the ultram is not working well on the dosage your on now
    . I was on 400 mg a day and that seemed to work well. Thats the max. Plus there is ultracet. Same as ultram but mixed with tylenol.
    The next highest step is darvocet, hydrocodone, then oxycodone.
    But like I said its all going to depend on your Dr, the reason for treatment etc...
    Give them a call on Monday.
    Let us know how you make out.
  • I started taking Cymbalta 3 weeks ago and I am amazed at how great I feel. The relief was immediate and substantial. I also like that it is non-narcotic. I would recommend it to anyone with back pain. I feel better than I have in years!
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  • Have a look at this link http://www.spine-health.com/forum/pain-medications/medication-101-spine-patients

    As TerriJV said, discuss with your doc that your current medication/dosage doesn't seem to help and ask for an alternative/increase.
    Keep positive!


    ...an old timer here and ex-moderator

  • vicodin 5/500 Or possibly codeine #3 or #4
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