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Chronic Pain members - Welcome, please introduce yourself

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@rwinney

Peggy,
If you don't mind me asking…why do you only take 1/2 tramadol? Doesn't sound like it causes side effects. Might a whole go father for your pain?
Just asking as my goal is to get off hydrocodone but exploring back up, safe, affordable options.

Thanks for any input.
Rachel

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I am off of hydrocodone because you have to go to a I am off of hydrocodone because you have to go to a pain clinic in order to get that kind of medication course it's a full-blown opioid..i take Tramadol/APAP 325mg. According to the pharmacist a doctor can prescribe that on an ongoing basis because it doesn't qualify as a full-blown opioid

to Rachel: I take 1/2 Tramadol because it is adequate, dulls pain without putting me to sleep. I've never taken a whole one but if 1/2 doesn't work sometime I will try a whole tablet. I take 1/2 of nearly everything (except anti-biotics as they are already weight-calculated) because I am small (115), medicine for an average 250 pound man would be too much for me. I seem to be more sensitive to medicines than other people. Some people in this support group are taking amounts of meds that would kill me but it works for them — we're all different. Peggy