I am presently taking 40 mg of Prozac a day for depression. After going to a neurologist for carpal tunnel and trigger thumb, he prescribed 50 mg of Tramadol HCL a day for the pain. Is this safe? Everything I read about these two drugs, is telling me these should not be taken together. Should I take the Tramadol or not? Please help as I have to have something for the pain in my hands and fingers.
Tramadol is a pain med it is often giving for nerve pain. Did your dr give you both of these meds? If so I would call and just tell them that you read they aren't good together. Maybe they can put your mind at ease.
Best of luck,
I don't know about taking them together, though I have taken both at different times years ago. I never had trouble with the Tramadol even though I was on it quite a while. But I have heard that some people get terrible withdrawals from it. I think I would talk to my doctor about that. I'm finding that a lot of medications you take for granted because they were subscribed but unfortunately there are other things to know. I feel somewhat misled by some of my physicians that led me to believe I wouldn't have withdrawals if I followed directions when, in fact, they mean that they'll help me get off them when the time comes with minimal withdrawal symptoms.
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