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chronic back pain and palexia

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2 years 10 months ago #23617 by Country dave
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quick story
severe back pain for 5 years ,4 laminectomy,nerve blocks bulging discs
i have been on 200mg tramadol sr for 4 years now .
just being reviewed by a new pain clinic.
they have tried all the nerve blocks etc and have put me on 100mg Palexia morning and 50 mg during the day and i am still taking 200mg tramadol at night.

i am now suffering drowsiness and restless nights

my question is do these go away with longer use or is it a normal side effect that everyone experiences
thanks Dave

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2 years 10 months ago #23618 by Peter
Peter replied the topic: chronic back pain and palexia
Hi Dave,

Welcome to the CPA forum.

First off, we can't give out any clinical advice, because there is no one here who is medically and legally allowed to hand out the advice.
However, we can talk about what has affected us.

Most of the people who have come to this forum and who have been on Tramadol or tramal, have suffered pretty bad side effects. It's not a nice drug. There are others who have done very well with it too, which only goes to show that we all react differently with different drugs.

If you are having restless nights, have you ever tried taking some Bio magnesium before going to bed? This often helps with restless muscles.

I would have thought that after 4 years if the side effects were going to settle, they would have done so a long time ago. Maybe if this drug is not working so well now, it could be time for a change in medication. Just ask your doctor to review it all and if they decide to change things, ask them if you can start low and increase slowly, because most people we see here who are able to do that seem to get the best out of the drugs over time.

I hope this helps you.


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2 years 10 months ago - 2 years 10 months ago #23619 by Country dave
Country dave replied the topic: chronic back pain and palexia
thanks peter i appreciate the quick response and i am aware that no specifics can be given
the restlessness and drowsiness has only started since i have been taking the palexia for a week now.
i was doing okay on tramal but the specialist said that i should try the palexia

i am still working but by 4.00 i am exhausted and i wasn't like this on tramal
i was hoping that these effects of palexia might settle with use or should i go back to doctor and see what they think
no i havent tried the magnesiaum i assume i can get from a local chemist as im in a rural area
Thanks dave
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2 years 10 months ago #23621 by Peter
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Hi Dave,

Well, if the side effects are really bothering you, then you should go back to your doctor straight away. Don't suffer bad side effects too long at all, because some can be dangerous. Most are not dangerous. It may settle down, but that is the unknown question that no one can answer, unless you continue on taking them. As I said, we all react differently to all these drugs so it is hard to decide.

For me personally, I have a chemical sensitivity. So if I react to even just one tablet, I will refuse to take anymore. And my reactions are often pretty bad.

If you are uncertain, which it appears as though you are, you should just make another appt with your doc and go discuss the situation. That is the best way to deal with this.


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So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide, is what to do with the time that is given to us. (Gandalf the Grey)

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2 years 10 months ago #23624 by Eliza
Eliza replied the topic: chronic back pain and palexia
Palaxia made me feel very very restless along with other horrible symptoms but not at all drowsy...

I'm with Peter I'd probably go and tell the dr what's happening for you.

Is the restlessness due to pain because mine was on Palexia....I had terrible restless nights while I tried to adjust to it.

It's supposed to be very much like Tramadol. My pain dr said it is the new wonder drug for chronic pain...oh-my not for me!!!

I hope something changes for you soon because of your work situation-working and feeling drowsy!!!


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2 years 10 months ago #23626 by illeatyu
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Dave,

I went from Oxy to Palexia and had no symptoms but I hallucinate on Tramadol and as I am on Anti Depressants and Tramadol is an SSRI same as most Anti depressants it can cause Serotonin syndrome.

There are lots of other choices, maybe start with asking why the change if Tramadol was working for you, what were they trying to achieve, that may lead to a better understanding for both you and the doctor.

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