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Tramadol vs LDN, and long-term side effects of Tramadol

Discussion in 'Pain and Inflammation' started by ebethc, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. ebethc

    ebethc Senior Member

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    Hi

    I've tried both Tramadol & LDN, I liked both for pain relief but had a much better tolerance of Tramadol. However, I'm concerned about long-term problems of Tramadol. I've read a little bit on the PR (some adrenal problems, but not sure if this is a widespread problem). If you've used it for a long period of time, can you share pros & cons?

    I didn't tolerate LDN very well, but I was eating dairy & gluten at the time, which can interfere with tolerance. In hindsight, I don't think I gave it a fair shot. Does anyone have any info on comparison between the two? Which one is a better long-term solution? Does LDN really improve/bolster your immune system, or just relieve the pain?

    thank you
     
  2. deleder2k

    deleder2k Senior Member

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    I really don't think you should use both at the same time. LDN won't get you addicted, while opiates like Tramadol (morphine) could. LDN didn't work for me, so now I use Tramadol from time to time.
     
  3. ebethc

    ebethc Senior Member

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    @deleder2k - I don't use both. The question is pros & cons of LDN VERSUS Tramadol
    I've used LDN in the past, and I'm currently using Tramadol. I'm wondering if I should go back to LDN now that I'm not eating Gluten & Dairy... I'm also wondering about the long term affects of both of these drugs (NOT both at the same time)...

    thanks
     
  4. deleder2k

    deleder2k Senior Member

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    I think there are no long term effects of LDN. Start slow with a low dose if you experience side effects. As I said opiates like Tramadol can get you addicted in the long run. You will also probably experience some tolerance towards morphine.
    It is like comparing apple and oranges - but if you are able to get the necessary pain relief from LDN you should stick to that.
     
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  5. roge

    roge

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    LDN is definitely the better option long term in my opinion. and yes, some studies showed LDN increased CD4 t cells in those with HIV so yes it can increase immunity
     
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