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Wednesday, October 27, 2010 concerned 13, Community Member, asks

Q: Which is stronger (gives better relief) hydrocodone or tramadol?

My doctor wants me to switch from hyrdrocodone to Tramadol. I'm wondering if I'll have withdrawal from getting off the hydrocodone.

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V, Health Guide
10/28/10 8:00pm

I take tramadol. I took hydrocodone once and it make me so, so sick.  I don't know which one is better for pain. I imagine it depends on the individual's own body chemistry.  Just wanted to let you know that I do take Tramadol, and it does work for me. Best Wishes, V

Here are some links that might be useful as you're transitioning between these meds:

Using Tylenol Responsibly

Let’s Talk Pain Meds

What You Didn’t Know About Pain Meds


concerned 13, Community Member
10/29/10 10:12am

Thanks so much.. I'm getting off hyrdrocodone and my doctor has put me on tramadol.. for back pain, that's been severe most of my adult life.  I also have severe arthritis in my shoulders, so the mornings are the most difficult -- and that's when I take it.  Thanks for letting me know

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By concerned 13, Community Member— Last Modified: 08/01/14, First Published: 10/27/10