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Ultram

Hi all, it has been a long time since I have been here and not much has changed, I am still using the prescribed amount of vicodin for back pain. I am working with a pain Dr who says that the level of vics I am taking is well within the medically justifiable levels because structural conditions in my back. Neither of us wants me to increase the strength or amount of vics. I have been doing less and less though to keep pain at a minimum even with the current meds.

He is recommending that I start taking Ultram and see how that does for increased pain on an as needed basis. I remember that there were a lot of negative remarks about Ultram way back when and I am leery about adding something else that can be addictive. Any thoughts?
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932659 tn?1332118704
Hey VicUser,

Long time no talk to :)  I wouldn't do it, wouldn't touch it.  There's got to be something else besides Ultram.  Have you ever read Emily Post's blog about the people going through the withdrawals fromt these?  Look over to the right and read some of the comments under the Tramadol & Ultram....journal.  Good luck :)
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495284 tn?1333894042
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Nice to see you back!!  Listen to what the above poster said....those pills are evil.    sara
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Hi VicUser ! I agree about the Ultram. Not good ! not only are the wd bad from everything I have read it also has a antidepressant effect and for someone that is healthy of mind I do not see the benefit. Just another side effect to deal with.. Glad you have stayed within the limits and I sure hope they find something non narcotic to help with the pain..Take care. lesa
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Hi!  I would stay far, far away from the Ultram.  It is the hardest drug I have ever detoxed from, and I've been through just about all of them!  It has an added anti-depressant component with the narcotic like aspect of it.  It's just alltogether awful.  I was sick for about a month after I stopped taking it, and eventually I had to start on an AD to counteract the anti-depressant WD.  It's very unpleasant!!!  I'd just say "no" to the doc about that one!  

What about something in the anti inflammatory family for pain?  Toradol or something?  
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1416133 tn?1351123217
I "second" tramahater's comments.  Ultram is the WORST.  Good luck to you!
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