Re: What Do You Take For Pain?
i've been taking tramadol and paracetamol (acetaminophen) for the last two or three years, they mostly do the job but not always.
i've just started taking diclofenac a few days ago... i was prescribed a different anti-inflammatory a few years ago when i had whiplash, and when i took it once, as it took effect it was very helpful for the pain (not just the whiplash but all my other pain), but then i got diarrhoea, so didn't take it again. my IBS is much much better now than it was then, so i just asked the doc if i could try an anti-inflammatory again, in the hope i might be able to get off the tramadol (i don't like being physically dependent on it, and going through withdrawal every time a repeat prescription gets delayed in the post). the diclofenac seems pretty helpful, i don't know if it will be enough to get off the tramadol completely but i'll probably be able to cut down.
i used to smoke a lot of weed, not prescribed tho! but these days if i smoke it it actually seems to make my pain worse rather than better. interesting how things affect different people differently!