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Dies anyone suffer flares or increased pain and inflammation from tramadol?

I suffer very badly from IC and am still getting to grips with what foods etc to stay away from, I currently take 6 tramadol, 9 gabbapentin and 6mg of diazepam daily. But lately I've started thinking that maybe the tramadol actually causes flares, has anyone else experienced this? even with all this medication I am still really uncomfortable every day and wake so much in the night, what do u take which is perhaps stronger which I could suggest to my GP please, any suggestions would be appreciated, many thanks
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I also take amitriptyline!
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Hi there!

Yes, medications are a common cause of flare of IC. Though rare, tramadol may be responsible for a flare in a few cases. Well, these medications would help control pain/ symptoms, with little effect on inflammation. A combination of these medications is not usually advised and there is no specific medication that works in all cases. It might be a good idea to consult a urologist for an evaluation regarding the severity of the condition and suggestion of an appropriate management plan.
Hope this is helpful.

Take care!
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Dr Kaul,  With all due respect, don't you think these people who have been diagnosed with IC have seen a urologist already?  Maybe they just have a bad uro, they are certainly out there, we had our share before we found one who actually knew what IC is.  Sounds like a lot of these folks are being either misdiagnosed or simply have a doc who is not empathetic at all.  Don't want to insult you at all, but just simply suggesting they see a uro is not really answering their questions, most of them have probably already seen more than one.
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