On October 29, 2011, I broke my fibula, small long bone in my left leg. Doctors prescribed loritab 7.5 for pain and I had 3 or 4 refills on the bottle. Note, I have fibromyalgia and had the loritabs to be taken as needed for pain but I very rarely had to take one for the fibro. I have a very, very low threshhold for pain and I thanked God that I had that medication to get me through when I broke the leg and I had to take them religiously every 4 hours to stay somewhat pain free in the broken leg. After a month of taking the loritabs as I described to you, it felt like they had stopped working. I had a doctors appointment coming up so I decided to talk to them about it. Fast forward to this past Monday. I had run out of the Loritabs BUT I had a vial of tramadol that I was prescribed for something or another many moons ago. I took one and it worked in ten minutes. The directions said to be taken once every 8 hrs. as needed for pain. I thought, wow, the loritabs I had to take religiously every 4 hrs. to keep myself pain free in my broken leg. I told my doctor that I wanted to switch to tramadol and he said ok and prescribed tramadol. Note, at this doctor's appointment they said I was running a low grade fever. I had been sweating alot but I didn't think anything of it. My blood pressure was fine. Well, I had been off the loritabs for approximately 2 days and a severe headache came on, like a migraine. Then the next day, I woke up with the headache more intense than the prior day. I had some errands to do and I had my 4 yr. old in the car with me and all of a sudden I became so nauseous that I had to pull off the highway and into the parking lot of some commercial pipe business and I just started to have the dry heaves and I actually felt like I was going to collapse. I laid over the hood of my car. I thought if a cop sees this, they are going to call an ambulance. That's how sick I was. Stayed there for about 15 or 20 minutes until I felt well enough to get back in the car and drive home. Got home, got in bed, layed there, fever and chills. Never been that sick in my life. Then it dawned on me, was the loritab being stopped so suddenly the cause of this? Now, here's my question, I have now sworn off taking any type of pain med either for my fibromyalgia or for this broken leg. I am only going to take aspirin from now on. But, will my leg pain go away? I know the bone is healing as that's what the doctor says. But, then why does it still hurt? Of course, not like when it first happened, but like I said I do have a low threshhold for pain and I want to know that this pain in the leg will go away eventually. Anyone know? Thanks!Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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