• 4 days ago

    Pain Medication Question

    I've been suffering from chronic prostatitis for couple of years now. I've seen many doctors in the States but haven't had much success regarding the daily pain.

    When I was traveling abroad recently, I decided to see a urologist there to see if anything different could be done for me.

    The doctor gave me a 30-day prescription for 2 medications: acetaminophen & tramadol. I learned that acetaminophen is the chemical name for Tylenol, but in the country I was in, a much stronger version of it was available via prescription.

    When taking both provided noticeable relief, I went to that doctor again right before I left the country and asked if prescription-level acetaminophen & tramadol can be taken long-term. He said yes.

    But when I saw my doctor here after returning to the States, he said they are not to be taken continuously for an extended period of time. I was devastated because I felt that I finally found a pain management system that really worked.

    So my question arises from these conflicting answers from the doctors. Can prescription-level acetaminophen & tramadol be taken continuously for an extended period of time (e.g., years)?

Responses

  • RE: Pain Medication Question

    Acetaminophen is a dangerous drug it effects every single organ in your body. Have you gone to a pain management specialist? I have multiple serve pain issues. Ranging form several types of arthritis to neurological. I am allowed 8 acetaminophen tablets per week. Tramadol is in the narcotic family.
      • 17 hours ago
        Thanks for the reply. I wish you the best on your nerve pain issues.

        In terms of the 8 acetaminophen tablets you're allowed per week, how long have you taken them? Has it been years? Do you take them consistently?