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Withdrawal symptoms of medication for femur bone injury - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I had my right femur rodded 5 weeks ago, i body became dependant on tramadol which I came off on Tuesday which is now 3 days ago but now I feel sick in my stomach and I have hot sensations on my arms, what can it be
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   i am Dr
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please ?
User :   Hi, I am a 44 year old female
Doctor :   can you tell me your symptoms in detail ?
User :   Hot sensations on my arm, feeling hot but not hot to touch and nausea. Leg pain is ok to handle. I was awake a fair bit of the night.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   and what other medications have you been on ?
User :   Only panadol but I am a type 1 diabetic and I have addisons diease but they are all ok. This morning my sugar level was only 7.2
Doctor :   well thats good
Doctor :   what you are experiencing are withdrawal symptoms
User :   oops 5mg predisone an d 2x 0.1mg fludrortisone, well thats what I thought but then I wondered could it be an affection. (mild)
Doctor :   no the symptoms you have mentioned are typical
Doctor :   so there is nothing to worry about
User :   how long will it take for the symptoms to go. That tramadol seems a horrible drug to get off.
Doctor :   yes thats true
Doctor :   give it 2 more days
Doctor :   and if you still have the symptoms and if they are getting worstb
Doctor :   worst **
Doctor :   then i suggest you should see a your physician for a physical examination
Doctor :   strong pain killers are known to cause some hot sensations in the limbs when in withdrawl
User :   thanks for your help. I actually did this accident in XXXXXX after riding over the golden gate bridge and my bike wheel got caught in a tram track and I had wonderful care but the rod wasn't placed propertly and was displaced and moved to end of my knee cap so once I got back to XXXX I had to have another op, so it been a long journey.
Doctor :   well i wish you a very speedy recovery
User :   Thank you!!
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   Good bye
User :   Good bye
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