What Is The Typical Daily Dosage Of Tramadol For A Fibromyalgia Patient.

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Asked by Donna

What Is The Typical Daily Dosage Of Tramadol For A Fibromyalgia Patient.

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I'm afraid I can't agree with what the previous gentleman told you. Yes, there was one very small pilot study that indicated that the opioid receptors in fibromyalgia patients might be as receptive as they should be and therefore, opioid-type drugs may not work as well on FM patients.

However, I know many FM patients, including myself, that have found tramadol to be very effective. It has worked extremely well for me for more than 10 years now. I am prescribed two 50 mg tablets to be taken every 4-6 hrs., with a maximum of 8 tablets a day.

If the tramadol isn't working as well as you think it should, you might ask your doctor about Ultracet. That is tramadol combined with acetaminophen. The acetaminophen helps boost the effectiveness of the tramadol. I've had patients tell me that Ultracet helped them when tramadol by itself didn't work that well.

Don't give up your search for pain relief. There are a number of different medications to try. And those who seem to get the most relief generally use a combination of medication, exercise, alternative therapies and lifestyle changes. Everyone is different, so you have to keep trying until you find the combination that works best for you. Good luck!

Answered by Karen Lee Richards