Wonderful — Tramadol works

The Tramadol Dr. Easley prescribed for me actually works to control the pain. I’ve taken three tablets since yesterday and have been almost completely pain-free. It’s wonderful to have my head not hurt. Before, my headaches kind of reminded me of the story of Zeus and Athena — Zeus had terrible headaches, so bad that he actually had his son Hepaestus split his skull open, and out popped Athena, fully formed. It felt to me sometimes like someone was trying to punch their way out of my head.

I slept all day today. I do mean ALL day. I don’t think that was the Tramadol, though. I think I was just exhausted from all the chronic pain.

4 thoughts on “Wonderful — Tramadol works

  1. Jen October 20, 2010 / 8:44 pm

    My migraines don’t hurt to the point of being nauseous, but I do get blurry vision and arm and face numbness for about 15 minutes. Scary.

  2. Christine October 20, 2010 / 9:26 pm

    Hurray! Glad you found a med that works. Get your rest.

  3. Justin October 20, 2010 / 10:07 pm

    Glad it works. Let’s hope that it keeps working, or that you will no longer need it.

    Now do something enjoyable. You’ve earned it.

  4. FLM October 21, 2010 / 1:24 pm

    Just wanted to throw out a word of warning to you. Tramadol, although not a controlled substance, acts as an opiod to your brain. It’s a wonderful pain reliever, but if you are on it for any length of time, be sure to taper off and not quit cold turkey. Probably anything longer than a month would qualify.

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