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Back Problems board

I took Ultram, and had great results from it (it is a muscle relaxer, hence slowed breathing rate). BUT, people have different reactions to the same drugs. Flexoril would be the more potent version, but it would knock me out for 14 hours. Find out why your doc prescribed the Ultram and ask what your other options are for it since you are having some side effects. Other meds for back issues:
Neurontin (used for seizure control but great for pts who have inflammed nerves/sciatica)
and of course your heavy hittin' drugs like Vicodin (hydrocodone)
Ibuprofen is good too for those minor pain days
Good luck