This is My Body on Drugs Part III- Tramadol


Ultram (Tramadol)

Since my general practitioner was not a pain specialist he sent me to the URMC Pain Clinic. That is where I was prescribed Tramadol. Tramadol actually helped take away the tightness I was feeling in my chest and my muscle spasms. I was very happy that I was getting some relief but it came with a price.

Tramadol made me dizzy, nauseous and constipated. The dizziness and the nausea I could handle. The constipation is horrible. I am talking about being bound up so tight you only have four bowel movements a month! I was bloated and I looked like I was pregnant. I was always so uncomfortable and I hated the way I looked.

purple belly 1

The belly I have in this picture is due to constipation and bloat. I really look like a pregnant woman. This was a beautiful night but this picture makes me cringe. I look like the Pillsbury Dough Boy in purple!

Unfortunately for me, Tramadol is not the only medication I was taking that messed with my digestive system. I’ll talk more about that tomorrow in my next post.


2 comments on “This is My Body on Drugs Part III- Tramadol

  1. I learned the hard way with my mother after she was put on Oxycotin for pain. No one, not even the doctor, warned of the side effects such as constipation. The result was an impaction, hospital stay for 7 days and a lot of undue pain. From there on out I made sure I was up to speed about side effects of any meds especially pain meds. She always had to take something to keep her system functioning properly to avoid impactions. I hope you’re doing much better!

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    • ljlhannah says:

      That sounds horrible. I am sorry you and your mother had to go through that. Thankfully I caught mine before it became that severe. There still was a lot of pain and discomfort.
      Thank you for sharing that with me.

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