Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Germany- but not German =D
I had to come off the tramadol last tuesday. I won't go in to details, but it messed with me big time. I was also having the feelings of euphoria, great moods, sleeping 4hrs and coping absolutely fine on it all.. and then Tuesday I think my body just went WOAH ENOUGH.
The 24hrs I stopped taking it to show the physio how much pain I was in was dreadful, and I'd only been on it two weeks. I apologised to her, saying I was feeling clammy and sweaty.. she asked what I had been on etc and said its completely normal, and that it was my bodie's witrdrawal symptoms.
I just had to lock myself in my office for twenty minutes, conked out completely and woken up feeling better, but still exhausted.
I can't take a lower dose of diazepam, unfortunately. The muscle spasm in my neck and shoulder is so severe, that nothing else is helping. He was considering putting me on a higher dose. I said I'm high as a kite as it is, I don't need more kookie tablets.
Tramadol can also make you sleepy, or give you the euphoria feeling. I think now two are combined that it has just knocked my for six.
Physio believes I dislocated it again when the horse pulled me. The MRI in 2008 showed fluid, and that the muscle and tendon repair was 'normal' for that thype of injury. Naturally I will never have full range of movement.
Currently, with thumbs forward, I can get my arm to 90o and that is it. It's all muscle related. If I lie down and relax, the physio can take my arm over my head. The pain reaches through my shoulder blade, through the joint, over the top, armpit and down under my arm to my elbow.
She believes severe tendonitis, and damage to the labram...bankart lesion? All I know is that minus the wonderful painkillers, I am a complete cripple. I can deal with pain, but it literally has me in tears.
Unfortunately, she can't test as she would because I am in so much pain, and if I am on the painkillers I can't feel it.. so its just a case of waiting for the MRI.
I had it pinned when I had the accident for eight months, I am just very much hoping they don't have to operate again as it puts future plans of the army completely out of the picture for me.
Better to get it fixed now than wait ):
Dreamcatcher, thank you for all the info. I will let you know if it comes to the op. Not scared of it, just pretty miserable that I am stuck not being able to do anything right now. I can't run, workout and most of all I can't ride.