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Old 06-18-2012, 12:39 PM   #1
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tramadol/sciatica

Hello to all,
I hope this is the correct place to post my issue. I suffer from chronic sciatica and have been prescribed tramadol back in nov2011. Had my surgery and i would say so far maybe a 40% reduction in pain. The residual pain still annoys the heck out of me. Will i ever be pain free? I'm starting to wonder. Anyway to get to the point i am going off of tramadol because i am tired of being on it. I have been on it for 9months@50 mg 2xday. It worked so so probably dulled the pain if anything. Before i surcame to this devil (sciatica), the most medication i ever took was an advil as needed. Should i taper or go cold turkey? Also, has anybody found anything to help with nerve pain that isn't a narcotic? I've been told it depends where you live if this medicine is classified a narcotic. Thanks.