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Hi, I'm new here but not to RSD. I was told about 3yrs ago that I had RSD and I still haven't had any meds that take the pain down. They only seem to scratch the serfuse. I just got my doc to increase the pill I'm on. I'm on Ultram, Cymbalta and Ambein to help me sleep. For some reason my doc is reluctent to give me anything stronger even though I have told him there are times that I am in so much pain that I wish I was in the hospital with a moraphine drip. He did only have me on 50mg of the Ultram 4 times aday. I told him it wasn't working and after telling him this for about 4 months he finially increased it to 200mg once a day (which is really the same amount if you think about it). The only thing that seems to be happening with the once a day higher dose is now I don't feel like eating and I get neasous sometimes. I wish they would come out with a miracle pill that would stop the pain. I'd be happy if the pain was only half of what it is now. If I don't take the Ambien I can't sleep and when I do take it, it takes anywhere from an hour to three hours to work and even then I only get about 4 or 5 hours of sleep.
[QUOTE=soaring_eagle;2931189]Hi, I'm new here but not to RSD. I was told about 3yrs ago that I had RSD and I still haven't had any meds that take the pain down. They only seem to scratch the serfuse. I just got my doc to increase the pill I'm on. I'm on Ultram, Cymbalta and Ambein to help me sleep. For some reason my doc is reluctent to give me anything stronger even though I have told him there are times that I am in so much pain that I wish I was in the hospital with a moraphine drip. He did only have me on 50mg of the Ultram 4 times aday. I told him it wasn't working and after telling him this for about 4 months he finially increased it to 200mg once a day (which is really the same amount if you think about it). The only thing that seems to be happening with the once a day higher dose is now I don't feel like eating and I get neasous sometimes. I wish they would come out with a miracle pill that would stop the pain. I'd be happy if the pain was only half of what it is now. If I don't take the Ambien I can't sleep and when I do take it, it takes anywhere from an hour to three hours to work and even then I only get about 4 or 5 hours of sleep.[/QUOTE]
Soaring Eagle,
Hi, I am Nikki (Jaxobean) and I am new to these boards as well. I am addicted to them and they have helped and cheered me up sooo much. Thanks to all of you that have made me feel so welcome...I noticed that you were on Ultram. I know it is not considered a narcotic but through experience it is worse. I detoxed from in about 5 years ago and the nurse at my docs also worked at a drug/detox center. She told me that Ultram was harder to get off of than heroin. I have never been on heroin but I would put money on it that she was right. I made it through the detox- from ultram,fentanyl,and percocet. It was one of the hardest things ever and although I was coming off of all those she said addicts cannot get off of the ultram. I have been offered it other times and have declined. Also it is called "tramming" in the recreational drug circle. This is only my experience but please research it I do not want you to have to go through more than you have to. This is just what I have found through my own personal experience and what I have been told.As you know everyone is different.best of luck...
Nikki
Hello Soaring Eagle: Cymbalta and Ultram taken together can cause adverse, rare but possibly fatal reactions. You need to be monitored very carefully whale taking these together. Also taking Ambien, Ultram, and Cymbalta together can cause a cumulative slowing of the respiratory system. You need to be cautious while taking these meds as this combination could be detrimental to your health. If you need advice, try calling your pharmacist. Regards, Lil





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