- Mar 24, 2008
- United States
You're still very early in this recovery process. Only 9 days out from your surgery and you got off to a bit of a rocky start. Your body will let you know when you can reduce your medications, but if you start to do that and find you have pain, it's too soon. Please don't worry about taking the Tramadol. It is a good medication that shouldn't be a problem for you. People can safely be on it in the manner you're taking it for several months, if needed. The important thing is to continue to keep your pain under control. When you do want to come off the Tramadol, you should taper off gradually over about 3 weeks and not try to do it all at once.