Re: Long term tramadol use
I have taken tramadol for almost four months, and have begun experiencing swelling
in my feet, and lower legs. I suspect, it could be from the use of tramadol. Trama-
dol seems to be causing dry mouth, constipation, and dehydration, but those side
effects are better than the pain in my upper thigh, that comes and goes, and has no
obvious cause. I have been diagnosed with chronic inflammatory demyelinating poly-
neuropathy about a year and a half ago. I also have been experiencing for the past
six months infrequent periods of feeling very cold, even though the room is warm,
and I have many clothes on. I have found, that Nyquil stops the symptoms, so I am
guessing, that it is an allergic reaction. Maybe, the tramadol could be causing it, or
maybe it is a symptom of CIDP. I almost always have pusating pain, sometimes burn-
ing, sometimes stabbing, and coming and going, that started about 4 months ago.
MRI's and X-rays do not find a reason for the pain, that is quite severe at times.
Tramadol takes about an hour to kick in, and I only take it, when the pain is severe
and persistent. Medical books say, that tramadol should not be taken for long periods
but they don't say why. I have to take it at least once, and sometimes twice a day.
It's effects last a long time, at least seven hours, but I worry about it's long term