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    tramadol helps with my pain, and i dont get any bad side effects. but i'm only 24 and i dont want to be on strong painkillers the rest of my life because i'm afraid of wrecking my liver or something. I often dont take anything at all unless the pain is out of control. in some ways, i want to take more tramadol (like maybe 1 or 2 pills a day) but i'm afraid of hurting myself over a long period of time. does anybody know the long term health effects from something like tramadol?
    diagnosed IC Jan 2007 (though i feel i've had it mildly for years)
    frequent UTIs
    No frequency, just urgency and pain!

    tramadol 50mg twice a day. this stuff works good for nerve pain!!!! (update, i'm down to mostly one pill a day now!)

    Physical Therapy. if you have pelvic nerve pain or muscle pain, its worth a try. it helped me with the constant burning.

    TENS may help a little

    Cystoprotek might be helping as well. i'm getting better as time goes on and this could be why.

    fish oil, herbal teas, skullcap (might try passionflower for nerves) I'm not very diet sensitive.

    Went OFF elavil and nortryptiline (worked wonders, but didnt like the weight gain)

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    I really thing you should discuss this with your doctor. Taking only one or two most days is a very low dose.

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      Definitely bring up your concerns to your doc and together you can figure out a plan. I think if you stick to low doses, you won't have a problem with your liver or anything, but I'm no doc. I had similar concerns when I was on Lorcet, because of the tylenol aspect...and it wasn't touching my pain. I brought it up with my doc and we devised a new pain management plan that is working fairly well.


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