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"I have scoliosis and I get pain everyday, I have been using tramadol for a while without prescription and I guess I'm addicted to it now, I'm about to travel to France I don't what to, should I get a prescription or stop taking tramadol."

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    A 26 years year old male asked:
    2 years ago
    I have scoliosis and I get pain everyday, I have been using tramadol for a while without prescription and I guess I'm addicted to it now, I'm about to travel to France I don't what to, should I get a prescription or stop taking tramadol.
    Dr. Abadat B answered:
    2 years ago
    hello, sorry about that , you shouldn't get a prescription for tramadol, it's a drug of abuse and you are already addicted to it, I wouldn't want to give an example, so you don't get this and become addicted, hope you understand, I would advise you see an orthopaedic surgeon, for other pain relief that wouldn't cause you addiction, also for other possible treatment modalities . however, how were you diagnosed of the scoliosis, if you weren't properly diagnosed by a doctor please do a lumbrosacral xray(erect & supine) and take the result to your doctor for diagnosis and treatment
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    A 26 years year old male asked:
    2 years ago
    apart from having scoliosis I also have a muscular dystrophy, my back pain is always so much until I relax after some walk and I'm in school presently, I can't go a day without tramadol.
    Dr. Abadat B answered:
    2 years ago
    ok, sorry about that, now I understand, are you seeing a neurologist for the muscular dystrophy? , other medications are needed aside pain relief, you should try tab meloxicam 15mg bd, that should take care of the pain but any pain relief is to be used with caution else you get addicted, you should rest more, the day there pain, don't use the drug, mild physiotherapy would help also, once again, sorry about the pain and discomfort, take care
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    A 26 years year old male asked:
    2 years ago
    Imi have seen a doctor at igbobi who advertised me to go for an operation to help keep my spinal cord in place but getting to the only hospital in in afica which is in gana, that said this kind of operation will cost me the sum of 8million nnaira to get it done by a professional, I don't have that kind of money now. hopefully soon. I think I'd love to stop taking tramadol because without it the feeling is unbearable, I get depressed.
    Dr. Abadat B answered:
    2 years ago
    so sorry to hear that , don't worry the Lord would provide, I get your point, however I believe you could try out the medication I recommended rather than continuing the tramadol and the physiotherapy would go a long way, take care
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