Tramadol is a very popular pain relief medication. It has been known to treat moderate to severe pain problems. There also is an extended release product that is used to treat chronic pain.
There are other uses for this medication as well. These are considered “off-label” uses or alternative usages other than the main purposes for which it is used-which is to relieve pain.
Short Usage Guide
Usually Tramadol is available in regular and extended release capsule forms. It also is available in tablets of several different forms such as regular, extended release, chewable, low-residue, or uncoated tablets.
This pain relief substance also has been made available in suppositories, effervescent tablets and powders and injections. It also is available in other forms.
No matter what form you use it in, this medication should be taken exactly as directed. If you have any questions about the usage of it you should talk to your doctor about it. Never should you exceed the dosage required or the dosage level that is suggested by your doctor.
As far as other uses besides relieving paint, Tramadol is being researched for effectiveness and/or used for the following reasons:
Obsessive-compulsive disorder-A condition usually characterized by extreme worry and repeated actions to relieve anxiety. A person of this condition may open and shut doors or check window locks over and over again. They might also be a hoarder or a packrat or a total “neat freak” and be afraid of germs. The main characteristic though is that they feel the need to repeat even the smallest action to relieve anxiety.
Premature ejaculation-The inability to hold an erection for long enough to please a sexual partner. Usually in this situation a man starts to have sex and then sometimes almost immediately “comes,” or sometimes he ejaculates within minutes.
Migraine headaches-This is a condition that is characterized by severe headaches, nausea, and just altered perceptions in general. Sometimes pain is involved but sometimes people experience such a thing as a “silent migraine.”
Opiate withdrawal-When a person is trying to stop using certain types of drugs they might experience a withdrawal. In the process, they may need to turn to using a drug like Tramadol to relieve withdrawal symptoms such as shakiness, convulsions, or extreme anxiety.
Fibromyalgia-A condition in which connective tissue and muscle pain is very widespread. A person suffering this chronic condition is also very often fatigued, insomniac, or stiff in the joints.
Diabetic neuropathy-This is a nerve condition that is associated with diabetes. Affects also the blood vessels that are associated with certain nerves. This condition is thought to be related to micro vascular injury.
Postherpetic neuralgia-This is a condition that seems to follow “shingles” otherwise known as herpes zoster. It is a type of skin condition.
Usage Info and Warnings
Tramadol is not recommended for people who have been in the past addicted to drugs or alcohol. It can be very easily habit-forming and it just so happens that the trend these days is to abuse prescription drugs.