One day after about a year my daughter said she felt like she had lost her mother - she cried and said I was behind a cloud and she could not get to me. This made me realise that I was just sitting on the lounge all day doing nothing and I decided to stop taking Tramadol.
"When choosing between equally effective analgesics, relative safety is important. In the case of tramadol, adverse effects are common and sometimes serious. Tramadol binds weakly to opioid receptors, so at normal doses constipation and respiratory depression occur less frequently than with opioids. However, these effects can, and do, occur at higher doses. Tramadol is metabolised in the liver and excreted by the kidneys, so doses should be adjusted in patients with impaired liver or kidney function, and in the elderly." ~ NPSMEDICINEWISE
Side effects associated with use of Tramadol, according to RxList, include the following:
- mood swings
- muscle spasms or stiffness
- dry mouth
- feeling unwell (malaise)
- menopausal symptoms
- urinary frequency
- urinary retention
- dilation of blood vessels
- visual disturbances
- abnormal gait
- cognitive dysfunction
If your medical doctor is using this medicine to treat your pain, your doctor or chemist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider or pharmacist first.
Severe Interactions of Tramadol Include:
There are many interesting comments below that show people's differing experiences with tramadol for fibro. I hope you have time to read some of them.