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Nerve pain , Tramadol use , and withdrawal syndrome

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i have had an mri scan, a ct scan, a bone scan, an ultrasound scan, chest x.rays and several blood tests, i have visited a physiotherapist who said he wasnt happy to touch my ribs as they looked slightly raised on one side and have seen a neurologist who first thought splenameglia but has since been baffled by the pain i have, i have had this pain for 14 months and have been in tears a lot of the time, i cant function like i used to and now i am pregnant the pain is worse as the medication i can take is less, i had a lot of pain in calfs and a very sore tongue, a shortness of breath, weight loss, and tiredness so i thought maybe i had a vitamin b12 lack in my body as it can cause pain in the chest neuritis, but blood tests prove my b12 levels are ok, even though since taking the vitamin my tongue is better and my calfs, i am in desperate need of help as i am scared what i take for the pain can cause damage to my unborn baby, yet i need pain releif, please help me.

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replied May 15th, 2008
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If the results from all those diagnostic procedures (MRI, CT, ultrasound, bone scan, blood tests) were all negative then the pain could have originated from the nerves (neuralgia). If you took tramadol for 14 months you probably became addicted and going off the pills may have caused a withdrawal syndrome. A withdrawal syndrome can worsen the painful condition.

Pain itself can’t damage the baby but can make you feel miserable. You may want to consult a neurologist about your painful condition.

You should stop smoking and drinking alcohol during pregnancy.

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