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Didn't you ask this same question recently?
If it wasn't you someone else did - everyone said it made them throw up.
A couple of months ago I think.
I'd say use the search function, but that never works on RW...
its pretty heavy duty - i had it post op for pain relief, i could barely walk straight (not from the surgery lol) , it kind of felt like being tipsy , but not in the fun way, and i still ached , so not fun at all , but i wasn't on it long term and am a bit light weight with meds , paracetamol does me fine
gah! if you need tramadol to run, i would re-think running plans ! its script only , surely whatever it was prescribed for would contraindicate running such distances?
Wayne.. I am running London this weekend and was perscribed Tramadol by doc for a niggle... I was completely fine when I ran using it (trying it out) bit spaced out when I stopped running. Hopefully will not have to use it on Sunday!
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Wayne.. I am running London this weekend and was perscribed Tramadol by doc for a niggle... I was completely fine when I ran using it (trying it out) bit spaced out when I stopped running. Hopefully will not have to use it on Sunday! what kind of niggle prompted treadol?!
I am no expert but I would not recommend taking any opioid based medications before running. Pain is an essential neurological function to modify a persons behaviour away from engaging in potential activities which may cause or exacerbate further injury. By taking the medication it maybe possible to increase tolerance to pain enabling you to cause significant and lasting injury which may have previously been avoided.
I recommend avoiding the use of analgesics whilst running. Some persons highly recommend using NSAIDs (ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.) but these have been reported to have an adverse effect on kidney function, which can lead to significant impairment in endurance atheletes. It appears that trying to identify the root source of the pain by examining running style, gait and form, maybe more beneficial in the long term.
I have been prescribed Tramadol in the past and after 1 dose I refused to take anymore. It made me spaced out with halucinations, I had hot and cold sweats, severe shivering and vomiting among other things..... And this lasted for about 18hrs after taking them.
It was the most horrednous experience ever and I would seriously suggest you DO NOT take them before running a marathon.
Yes- vomiting is common, and I suspect that there is a real risk of side effects being worse during a marathon.
+1 for the warnings about ibuprofen- stick with paracetamol until after the race.