Tramadol Helps with Exhaustion

Posted by keeptrying @keeptrying, Dec 6, 2017

Besides the constant pain, the exhaustion of trying to carry around 2 dead, numb legs (I call logs) exhausts me until I can do nothing. My neurologist prescribed a minimal dose of Tramadol for pain, but it is wonderfully effective at giving me some ENERGY so I can just do simple basic tasks. Anyone else either have this extreme fatigue or a Tramadol experience?

@lioness

@fracturedd Mine was 3months in a cast and 6 months in pool therapy Did Dr refer you to therapy? If not maybe you should ask him irf it would help to do water walking I don't know just suggesting

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Good idea with the water therapy. The other day I went to a med spa and soaked in a thermal pool. That seemed to help. I'm gonna call my doctor Monday. The chiropractic treatment helps, but maybe I need a second opinion. Even going to the bathroom is a real pain! Ugh. Thank you so much, I sincerely appreciate your comments.

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@fracturedd

Good idea with the water therapy. The other day I went to a med spa and soaked in a thermal pool. That seemed to help. I'm gonna call my doctor Monday. The chiropractic treatment helps, but maybe I need a second opinion. Even going to the bathroom is a real pain! Ugh. Thank you so much, I sincerely appreciate your comments.

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@fracturedd Your welcome that's what connect is all about helping others

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@lioness

@fracturedd Your welcome that's what connect is all about helping others

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Wish I joined years ago😊

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@fracturedd Well welcome now don't be a stranger there are lots of different medical groups on here Just talk group, gratitude group also

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I was originally prescribed tramadol for arthritic pain in my knee. I had no idea at the time what to do about fatigue which could come and go. I didn't think more of it. The tramadol helped greatly. No side effects. I was fearful to tell my doctor about that tramadol was helpful for fatigue. In fact I told a internest about my fatigue and the strange feeling of saddness and he said it was all in my head and should see a shrink. After that I kept my mouth shut to this day. I told my primary in general clunical terms about experiencing depression. So over the years I have tried 10 or 12 different antidepressants. SSRI, DOPA RI, TRICYCLICS etc, etc. All had side affects that were nasty. I feared the clinic doctor would discontinue the tramadol because of the opioid crisis. But eight years later I still take one 50 mg morning and noon. That along with 2 to three cups of coffee per day I have moderate fatigue a couple times per week. My body creates some accustom but not total. Thats why I stick with this dosage and am able to work with what I have got. I feel sorry for people who can't find relief. As a note, my fatigue started after two years of extreme mental trama that caused me to live in a constant state of hypersympathetic.
Without the relief the tramadol gives I'd be divorced and living under a bridge. Also, I have spent thousands on private counseling with multible thearapies. For me it did not change my fatigue. Everybody is different. Keep that in mind all the time when seeking or giving an opinion.

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@diyguy

I was originally prescribed tramadol for arthritic pain in my knee. I had no idea at the time what to do about fatigue which could come and go. I didn't think more of it. The tramadol helped greatly. No side effects. I was fearful to tell my doctor about that tramadol was helpful for fatigue. In fact I told a internest about my fatigue and the strange feeling of saddness and he said it was all in my head and should see a shrink. After that I kept my mouth shut to this day. I told my primary in general clunical terms about experiencing depression. So over the years I have tried 10 or 12 different antidepressants. SSRI, DOPA RI, TRICYCLICS etc, etc. All had side affects that were nasty. I feared the clinic doctor would discontinue the tramadol because of the opioid crisis. But eight years later I still take one 50 mg morning and noon. That along with 2 to three cups of coffee per day I have moderate fatigue a couple times per week. My body creates some accustom but not total. Thats why I stick with this dosage and am able to work with what I have got. I feel sorry for people who can't find relief. As a note, my fatigue started after two years of extreme mental trama that caused me to live in a constant state of hypersympathetic.
Without the relief the tramadol gives I'd be divorced and living under a bridge. Also, I have spent thousands on private counseling with multible thearapies. For me it did not change my fatigue. Everybody is different. Keep that in mind all the time when seeking or giving an opinion.

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@diyguy I know that some people cannot tolerate Tramadol, but I'm with you…thank heavens for Tramadol. I'm surprised that you've been taking Tramadol for eight years, as I've heard/read that it isn't intended for long-term use. No side effects?

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@diyguy

I was originally prescribed tramadol for arthritic pain in my knee. I had no idea at the time what to do about fatigue which could come and go. I didn't think more of it. The tramadol helped greatly. No side effects. I was fearful to tell my doctor about that tramadol was helpful for fatigue. In fact I told a internest about my fatigue and the strange feeling of saddness and he said it was all in my head and should see a shrink. After that I kept my mouth shut to this day. I told my primary in general clunical terms about experiencing depression. So over the years I have tried 10 or 12 different antidepressants. SSRI, DOPA RI, TRICYCLICS etc, etc. All had side affects that were nasty. I feared the clinic doctor would discontinue the tramadol because of the opioid crisis. But eight years later I still take one 50 mg morning and noon. That along with 2 to three cups of coffee per day I have moderate fatigue a couple times per week. My body creates some accustom but not total. Thats why I stick with this dosage and am able to work with what I have got. I feel sorry for people who can't find relief. As a note, my fatigue started after two years of extreme mental trama that caused me to live in a constant state of hypersympathetic.
Without the relief the tramadol gives I'd be divorced and living under a bridge. Also, I have spent thousands on private counseling with multible thearapies. For me it did not change my fatigue. Everybody is different. Keep that in mind all the time when seeking or giving an opinion.

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Hello @diyguy, welcome to Connect. Thank you for sharing how tramadol helps you. Have you thought about any alternative treatments or therapy for your fatigue symptoms?

Here a few sites that may provide some helpful information.

Self-help tips to fight tiredness
https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/sleep-and-tiredness/self-help-tips-to-fight-fatigue/

Healthy Strategies for Fighting Fatigue
https://www.brainmdhealth.com/blog/healthy-strategies-for-fighting-fatigue-and-exhaustion/

How to Stop Feeling Tired All the Time
https://www.healthyfamiliesbc.ca/home/articles/always-tired

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@steeldove

@diyguy I know that some people cannot tolerate Tramadol, but I'm with you…thank heavens for Tramadol. I'm surprised that you've been taking Tramadol for eight years, as I've heard/read that it isn't intended for long-term use. No side effects?

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@steeldove I've been on 50 mg Tramadol since I fractured my back I'm 2005 .Of course at first I was on 4a day now I'm on 1or 2asneefed never had any side effects We are all different what helps one person may not another .

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@lioness I, too, started on Tramadol after surgery, taking on a regular basis for a specific period of time, but since then only on as needed for severe pain. What surprised me about the post from @diyguy was that he's been taking Tramadol on a regular basis for several years, and I asked him about side effects.

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I take Tramadol when nothing else works – it's one of the few medicines that I can take that doesn't make me sleepy. Other pain killers make me so sleepy I struggle all day just to do a couple of things. I was warned by my Internist not to take Tylenol more than once a day because of the stomach and liver damage. I take 1 aspirin every morning because I had pulmonary embolisms a year ago. Codeine et. al. puts me right to sleep even if I only take 1/2 a tablet.
Peggy

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Yes exhaustion was debilitating until I got leg braces that made walking much more efficient and less fatiguing as a result.

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