hi all, I guess I should start off by saying that I am not a pain killer drug user, at least not a regular one. to be honest, I am always thinking about vicodin when it is coming to pain to such a level that people need pain killers. generally, to be honest, to me - when thinking about pain killer medication I am always thinking about vicodin. I guess that this is because typically, this is the medication that the orthopedic doctors are giving, or in the ER emergencies or the medication that dentists are usually giving either. since I like to read a lot and since I am browsing lots of forums (especially medicine related forums) I have started to notice that especially lately, tramadol is the favorite pain killer medication by so many people out there (or at least this is what it seems). so well, I did have used one today, some hours ago, due to the fact that the MR's that I am usually using that are being scripted to me were not able to be helping me with that random strain that I am having on my shoulder and on my neck by over working out (what seems) and also doing some other work around the right that it has caused my upper right next to simply just ache very and very much and hard.
I have to say that I have had a car accident a while back and I have been given some tramadols, but I didn't needed them so I simply saved them up for moments like today when I thought that I would take them and I would be fine. I have used 50 mg of it in the morning with some food and I have got to work but the pain was still there and it didn’t helped me (seemingly, not at all). at approximately 10:30 AM or so I have seen that this tramadol isn't help me so I have decided to use 5 mg of muscle relaxer but I still had no relief as the ache was still going on as hard as it was… so then later in this afternoon (today) I was out of ideas of what I should do so I took an advil the regular dose but even so still no help at all, no relief from the ache.
but damn… I have been thinking that tramadol is going to help me with that kind of pain, I have been thinking that since it is so preferred by so many then it might help with nearly all kind of pains?! this has been on going I am going to have to rest my neck and my shoulders from too much of lifting weights, swimming and working around my house, I think that maybe I have over did it?! maybe I have pulled a muscle? I am not sure. but anyway, what is really making me angry is why the tramadol has not worked in relieving my pain? do you think that I have taken a too low dose? do you think that I should have taken more of it? thank you in advance for everything guys and I will be waiting for your responses!