Originally Posted by Emmabean
Tramadol is not a narcotic, but I am still concerned about the baby going through withdrawl.
Emmabean, It's good to hear that your baby is healthy at 31 weeks.
I know doctors say that Tramadol (Ultram) is non-narcotic, but from what I understand, it affects the same opiate receptors in the brain. I got addicted to it due to chronic back pain, because the doctor wanted to give me something "non-narcotic".
I had a heck of a time getting off them because I had horrible withdrawls.
I'm sorry you have to suffer with Fibro. I'm glad you're on a low dose and hopefully your baby won't suffer withdrawls. Tramadol isn't all it's cracked up to be and some doctors are sloooowly starting to realize this.
As for narcotics, from what I've read, they are safe in the short term. It sucks that our options are limited in pregnancy. I still have back pain, but my heart goes out to those of you who suffer worse than I do.
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