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        04-07-2014, 11:25 AM
      #21
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by HollyBubbles    
    What a waste of Vodka!! Lol... Wouldn't that sting like crazy on an open wound? He tore skin off too, it even bled in one spot, I think an eyelet of the shoe dug in maybe?

    I would try that but the idea of putting it on an open wound scares me
    Open wound might sting. Try with a little drop. Cabbage shouldn't sting.. you can always try to put a plaster over the wound and then but the cabbage everywhere else what is swollen. Does mirracles.. with vodka it is a bit harder, because the cloth should be a bit more wet. Then again I think even just rubbing vodka around and keeping elastic bandage on should help - like take a cutton ball, soak it in the vodka solution, make the foot wet everywhere that is not the wound...
         
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        04-07-2014, 11:55 AM
      #22
    Trained
    And they put you on Tramadol?!

    Be, super super cautious with that junk. Very very easy to get hooked.

    I had the same thing in sneakers and a shod horse. Broke the foot and ripped off a toenail. Drove myself to the hospital (it was my driving foot) after my friends made me go, at hospital they were bandaging and I told them it would fit in a boot. Nurse said it might not and I told them that it wasn't a question. Two days later jogged my own horse and rode in a CDI.

    Yes the pain sucks but to seriously be on Tramadol for it? Take an NSAID and you will be fine. Personally I would not have even accepted the Tramadol. There's nothing broken, ice it, elevate it and take an NSAID.
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        04-07-2014, 12:12 PM
      #23
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by ~*~anebel~*~    
    Yes the pain sucks but to seriously be on Tramadol for it? Take an NSAID and you will be fine. Personally I would not have even accepted the Tramadol. There's nothing broken, ice it, elevate it and take an NSAID.
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    Really! Everyone feels and experiences pain differently, how can you sit there and tell a person what painkillers they should take. I think I would trust my own judgement and that of the doctors who actually were looking at my injury rather than random intenet person.
         
        04-07-2014, 12:19 PM
      #24
    Trained
    Tramadol has serious addiction potential and is heavy duty stuff. I personally wouldn't take it as I personally know folks who've gotten hooked on it. Addiction is a life long battle, and many Drs are very pill happy.

    As someone who is currently struggling through the medical system for proper treatment and care - one has to be their own advocate and research, research, research and get second opinions before taking any Drs word as gospel. Personally unless I had completely wrecked myself would not take a narcotic, or narcotic like pain reliever. And I would never take home a prescription for the junk either.
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        04-07-2014, 05:36 PM
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    Thanks for your concern anebel, I know that Tramadol has the potential to be rather addictive, I've taken it plenty of times before because of my Crohns and I actually hate the stuff, I took it for the first 2 days and I haven't taken it since. I tend not to take any pain killers unless I really need to, because I seem to develop resistance to them very quickly and then I have to find even stronger stuff.

    And in regards to the NSAID, I can't take them because of my crohns, they make the internal ulcers bleed and in turn actually make the pain of the crohns worse (thats not fun) and have other lovely effects that nobody really wants to know about
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        04-07-2014, 06:28 PM
      #26
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by ~*~anebel~*~    
    Tramadol has serious addiction potential and is heavy duty stuff. I personally wouldn't take it as I personally know folks who've gotten hooked on it. Addiction is a life long battle, and many Drs are very pill happy.

    As someone who is currently struggling through the medical system for proper treatment and care - one has to be their own advocate and research, research, research and get second opinions before taking any Drs word as gospel. Personally unless I had completely wrecked myself would not take a narcotic, or narcotic like pain reliever. And I would never take home a prescription for the junk either.
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    Tramadol isn't a problem such as other opoids. Vicoden and Oxycotin are much more addictive.

    Tramadol here in the US isn't even considered heavy duty and does not require much more then a prescription. It's not considered a "narcotic" as of yet. But they are trying to place it into that category. There will be alot more paperwork once that is done.

    I have Ovarian cysts and my Dr gave me 60 Tramadol and a refill. Meanwhile the ER Dr I went and seen gave me 15 Norco with no refills.

    I am not addicted to Tramadol, and only take it when I severely need it.

    And I just did a paper on Tramadol and all the evidence based practice journals and periodicals I read say that there have not been studies to PROVE it's addicting, but "could be"...

    A lot of it would have to do with a person's own response to meds and their addictive qualities. Smoking...alcoholism...other drugs. Etc.
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        04-07-2014, 07:10 PM
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    I think sometimes strong pain medications have their place. A friend of ours just had a shoulder reconstruction and was on a morphine drip immediately after the accident that busted his shoulder. When someone's in that much pain, I think it's fine to give them opioids, or anything else that works. I do agree with CLP's comments about addiction. While lots of people binge drink in our country, many others spend their lives just having the odd glass of wine or can of beer or cider or whatever when they think it's appropriate, and never become binge drinkers or alcoholics.
         
        05-01-2014, 08:20 PM
      #28
    Yearling
    Something for you, Cherrij, on this fine day for remembering Norman Thelwell:



    Have you healed up yet?
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        05-01-2014, 10:22 PM
      #29
    Weanling
    It really depends on the person. I have an addictive personality, but I also have self control. I have a bottle of Tramadol sitting on my dresser for months now lol I take it as needed as well as my Xanax even though I'm supposed to take it 3x a day. If it's taken when it is REALLY needed and for a short period of time I see no problem with it, but then again it is the responsibility of the individual taking it. DR's dole out meds like candy because it's all business. I went to the free clinic last year when I had the flu. THE FLU. And the DR sent me home with THREE big bottles of codeine. I was a bit confused and it's kinda sad that DR's are so quick to shove meds down your throat.
         
        05-02-2014, 12:07 AM
      #30
    Trained
    Love me some Thelwell

         

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