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Сan i take tramadol before surgery?

Discussion in 'Pain Relievers' started by val99, Dec 26, 2016.

  1. val99 New Member

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    I suffer from neuralgia and take tramadol to relieve the pain during the neurological failures. At the same time, I have a problem with my knee and yesterday I was assigned to the surgery, which will be held in two weeks. I am worried that neuralgia attack can ironically happen anytime soon. I asked my doctor and she said that it isn’t desirable to use this medicine to ease the pain. But still, I know few people who took pain relievers before the surgery and everything was fine, but that was not Tramadol. So what do you think here about Tramadol precisely?
     
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    Tramadol seems to be a very strong and psychoactive drug, so definitely no. I would recommend you to ask the doctor about mild medicine which doesn’t have any serious side effects and can't have an influence on the upcoming surgery. For example, some natural pain relievers as willow bark or turmeric are able to help you.
     
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    Taking any drugs before surgery may be a great risk. In case you are in a lot of pain just let them know so they could choose the right anesthetic for you. In any case, always warn nurses and your doctors about every med you are taking, just write a list of your drugs and give it to them.
     
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    I took your advice and didn’t use tramadol before my surgery. I had only one neurological failure. It was very painful and I was struggling with that suffering very hard. But I think it was worth it because my surgery which was held today went well. Perhaps, it is better to endure the pain instead of taking such a strong medicine which can affect the process.
     
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    Glad to hear that your surgery went well. Did you talk to your doctor about taking tramadol? Didn’t they use any kind of anesthesia during the surgery to reduce pain? In my opinion, enduring pain is never ok, unless you really have to because anesthesia is absolutely out of question.