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Off to GP to get Tramadol 2moro

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:21 AM in Pain Medications
My surgeon (privately) prescribed me Tramadol as a pain killer and said I could take Diclofenac with it too, which is what I'm currently taking. I have to go and get an NHS prescription tomorrow at my GP surgery and have read elsewhere that I wont be able to take it because of the andti depressant I am taking, Zoloft/Sertraline. I am not too sure on this one. Does anyone know anything on this?

Anyone around here taking Tramadol? Does it help?



  • hi lyssie, I have taken tramadol for 8 or 9 years, I have taken anti dep meds before in the past,not zoloft
    my sister is currently taken both zoloft and tramadol for years,
    I do believe the both can increase serotonin levels. tramadol does help with my pain, but for me it also gives me energy so i do not take it after 2pm for I have a hard time sleeping, It does the same exact thing to my sister,I do know some people that take it and it makes them sleepy.
  • I was on the regular Tramadol and the Ultram ER....the Tramadol worked fine but when the doctor put me on the extended release I did not do well at all....way too many side effects. I know it does not mix with Cymbalta but not sure about the others.

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  • Hi. I have been on Tramadol for a week as I am waiting for a micro discectomy on L5S1. I think they are great, but I wouldnt drive on them and only take 2 when Im going to bed, otherwise if I take 2 during the day I feel nauseaus and they do make me a bit light headed and spaced out, other than that they definately aleviate the pain.
  • I am ok to take it then? I was hoping I was ok to take it, to be honest because I need something to take away the pain because it's just gettiong worse and worse constantly. So thank you xx
  • It is my main pain medication, supplemented by codeine/ paracetamol tabs.
    I also find it is a bit of a stimulant, and definitely can't sleep with it.
    I go on and off it and have had no adverse side effects.
    Just be aware though that some users can react badly, so it might be a good idea to take a half tablet initially.
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  • I have been on and off tramadol for years.
    I do find the spacey/wide awake feeling with them to.
    I also have been on all different types of anti depressents.

    I would call your pharmacy and they will tell you all you need to know just incase you have any doubts in taking both.

    Some ppl have issues some don't.

    Good luck let us know how you make out!!! :)
  • Well took 2 tablets last night and have today woken up really speaced out, almost like a bad hangover, think I shall just stick to taking one at night times
  • Hi there!

    I started taking Tramadol about a month ago. My DO prescribed it and doubled my dose of Lyrica. I was taking Lyrica for my diabetic nerve pain in my feet. I have multilevel Cervical Spine Surgery coming soon.

    The Tramadol actually makes me sleepy. I take it twice a day. But it does work for pain so is worth it.

    Ken GreyEagle
    Western Band Cherokee
  • Yeah its great for pain but does make me really drowsy and spaced out. Ended up cryng on my friends this evening as couldntget out of bed until 4pm today, they said I looked drained and exhausted. May go back to my Dr to get something of the same strength for the pain but with less side effects
  • I've been on Tramadol for a year and it makes gives me engery too. I can't sleep it keeps me up all night then I'm sleep during the day.

    I take Tramadol 4 times a day
    Vicodin 2 times a day if needed for severe pain

    Get back with you on the rest!1
    Really need to go
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