Difference between tramadol and vicodin

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Now I can try to break away from this tramadol (ultram) I have a full bottle of vicodin and a bottle of valium ... and a very strong survival instinct. Every morning I just hate having to take these 2 1/2 pills to start my day. Today I cut it to 2 1/8 of a pill .... and I felt the difference by nightfall. Tommorrow I watch the kid while they are packing .... and then it begins.
However, there are some good suggestions and a lot of support on that page, so you should check it out since you plan on detoxing off of Tramadol (Tramadol and Ultracet and pretty much the same drug) Let me know if you have any questions, I am here to help.
I am battling an addiction to Vicodin stemming from a root canal which I underwent nearly 2 years ago. I have smoked pot years. Daily, in fact. It has torn me up. My confidense, my spirit; everything.
norco is 10mg of hydrocodone and you got 5mg pills, that is why the dont feel as strong. The only difference between what he gave you and what you had is the amount of tylenol 325mg v. 500mg.
I think, too, for many people in chronic pain, it's importance to realize the difference between dependence and addiction. If you have a good dr., they will talk about this with you and honestly address which of the two they think are what you are going through. Because of the nature of my headaches, my dr has determined that my use of tramadol is because of dependence on the drug, not addiction to it.
I used tramadol to get off vicodin/norco..........seemed great and pretty much took away withdrawal symtoms. Then I quickly tapered off tramadol and got sick, tight feeling in chest, runny nose, sneezing, lethargic. I was surprised since it doesn't get me high. I only took tramadol for about ten days or a little less than ten days. I took two to three hundred mg a day. Either it just postponed my withdrawals from vicodin or created its own withdrawals. So frustrating..............
I stopped taking it about a week ago and almost immediatley I was hit with the withdrawl. I've been through vicodin withdrawl before, and was able to handle the shaking, chills, and sweats...but the depression and crying is unbearable. All of a sudden I'm involuntarily thinking about horrible things, such as death and pain and losing loved ones, and I can't seem to make it stop. I'm already on cymblata for depression.
I am hoping the Doc or others might have further info for me on what to expect now that I've officially left detox from Vicodin and have 7 days under my belt. Today my nerves were wrecked and was so jittery and antsy. I finally asked the nurse for clonopine so i took one a couple hours ago and that seems to have helped. Will this go on for some time or will I start to notice a difference in a week or so?
My injury and subsequent problems brought on depression and low self esteem as well as weight gain and I found the Vicodin gave me a "euphoric feeling" and I could get through the day. What I found amazing is that my doctor kept okaying my prescriptions. I have tried many times to quit - sometimes as long as two weeks but the utter exhaustion and depression made it hard to keep going. Through this I have managed a full time job and taking care of a teenager.
Please don't take Tramadol!!! I've been taking it for 6 months and can't get off. Before i started taking it, vicodin worked so great for my pain...now if I take a vicodin it does NOTHING for me because I take such a high dose of trams! with trams like most pain killers, you usually have to continue taking more and more to get it to keep working for you. Some people say it does nothing for their pain but it does help mine.
Tramadol and Vicodin are both pain relievers and ARE ment for the same thing. They just work differently. Mickey: if you are comfortable with the Tramadol then please stay with it. UIse it as prescribed (which I know you will) because of the possible side effects that can occure after stopping the medication. Dylan: Please stop worrying. Stress from worring can lead to more pain. The body is complexed and one thing can lead to another. Remember, Don't brave the pain when you don't have to.
I used tramadol because nobody had any other pill at the time. I'm day 3 off vicodin, morphine, norco, and tramadol and as vicki595 says, its a fake feeling. Although I didn't get the same high I got with tramadol as opposed to the others, I still was able to manage to get things done and be in a descent mood. It was the pills that were getting things done and in the descent mood, not me. I got alot of things done today and now I can see I can wake up not feeling crappy, and get things done...
i have a number of physical problems (protruding lumbar disks, fibromyalgia, headaches, stiff neck [residual from a sub-arachnoid {brain} hemorrhage]) . i find that vicodin works best for neck and head pain, and tramadol works best for the pins and needles neuropathic pain from the lower back. a almost never take both in the same day. the moist tramadol i have ever taken in one day is 2 50mg, and the most vic i have ever taken are 4 5mg.
tool, there is a big difference between addiction and physical dependence. Addiction is a mental sickness where a person has mental cravings for the high that a medication causes and results in lying, cheating and stealing to obtain the drug. Physical dependence refers to the normal dependence the body reaches after you take a med for a certain amount of time, and causes withdrawal symptoms when the drug is stopped. Are you taking the tramadol as prescribed?
I remember when Tramadol first came out. I had successfully managed to get myself off of Vicodin and then Methadone because I didn't know what Methadone was at the time. Kind of similar to this scenario with Suboxone. They convinced me that they were going to wean me off of Methadone to get off of 4-5 Vicodin a day. That's like killing a fly with a hammer. Six months later I had a very serious addiction to Methadone that took about 2 months to get over cold turkey by myself.
I kicked the Heroin habbit cold turkey but at the time I was not working. It sucked, but It was possible. I am hoping to taper and quit tramadol without much disruption in my daily life. Please help and thanks.
I recently went through kinda the same thing but it tram and vicodin. The tramadol was pretty hard to get off of. The first 3 days are really bad, I won't sugar coat it but every day after that gets better. I'm like a month clean and I can say that I can sleep well if I stick to a schedule but my sleep is pretty messed up naturally even without drugs. I was taking about the same as you..between 400-600mgs/day. The first 3 days are as worse as it gets. Once you get past that it gets easier.
I got stuck in the Tram Trap again because I have been abusing vicodin and percs...using trams in between scripts to ward off withdrawals. I said I'd never do this again and here I am...sigh. I'm not taking too many a day right now...maybe 8 max on some days. Today I had only 1 vike and 1 tram at 7am and can feel the WD already so took 2 trams. Hoping that will hold me for the day.
I have been on tramadol off and on for 3 years. I say off and on because when the scrip run's out is is usually for about 2 weeks, then I get it again. I sure wish I was strong anough to not get the scrip I have coming in 5 or 6 day's. Tapering off, weening yourself is best way, unless ther is ultra rapid detox, which, I do nont know about you, but I KNOW I cannot aford. I do not have a good support team here to help me. My husband is an alcholic (spledd right of course).
on Methadone and 53 off Vicodin to subutex stepdown and I'm still sweating but I sneeze a lot less and don't tear half as much. I'm still emotional but not all over the place and that's probably a good thing - getting out all the grief/rage/hurt and guilt that we were masking & created along the way - through "not being there". Tramadol is tricky as it's semi-synthetic and has things in common with Suboxone in terms of receptor affinity but don't worry you can do this.
welcome, as you can see its very quiet here on weekends, there are folks more experienced with tramadol withdrawals etc, and they will probably be on later, but to try and help you, it is best to taper slowly off them, you will get withdrawal symptoms , you need to drink lots of fluids, thats important, something like gatorade is good, also juices, apple, etc get a magnesium/calcium supplement also take baths/ahowers with epsom salts, they do give relief, you can take some valerian root and mela
Ok im on day one, I've been preparing for this for about a week now because i knew my supply of vicodin was running low. I could go out and get another doctor to give me a script but that will just prolong this need to stop. I'm stopping. It hurts, but it needs to be done. I will be doing it from home with the support of my family and friends. I've been without my medication before and remember the HELL it caused, the feeling that left me rather wanting to be dead.
Both the neurologist and my OB have assured me that vicodin is safe, but of course they are assuming that I'm taking them on an "as desperately needed only" basis, they have no idea how many I'm taking. I have really been beating myself up about my lack of self control, but I can't stop myself. I have 3 kids under the age of 8, work full time, go to school full time and am very active in my church.
I am becoming somewhat frustrated with the way a lot of my colleagues practice medicine. Disenchanted, angry would be the other words that could be used. We all get ostensibly that same training and all of us are supposedly in it to help our patients. So, how come have I been getting so many letters lately on my addiction forum from desperate people unable to quit taking the tramadol pills that their own kind doctors have so freely prescribed for them?
good thing I hate this stuff. Vicodin is an upper for me and gives me energy. Tramadol is a downer and makes me spacey and shaky...
Now you're really scaring me. What is the difference between being addicted to vicodin and Ultram? Can you explain in more detail. And thanks for mentioning other forums with more information on Ultram addiction, I know of only one, and not many seems to be posting on that. Thanks in advance.
On average hydrocodone withdrawal peaks at 72 hours and gets better between days 7-10. There is a direct correlation between the length of time and amount of hydrocodone taken and the length and severity of withdrawal. So I would expect that by day 7 or 8 you will be feeling much better.
Ultram or Ultracet is usually what is prescribed for tramadol and with that only 37.5mg of tramadol is in those tablets. So 50mg of tramadol is considered alot according to "me". My doctor said the EXACT thing. Small dose. Do you know he even told me that I could take more and for alot longer BEFORE he would be concerened. Well, I took his word on that and upped my dose to 6 a day..2 in am, 2p, late afternoon and early even. Ya know..to spread out the good times.
I tried my husbands ultram and got a similar buzz, so thats out, too. That's a difference I guess, between an addictive personality and one that is not. I'm scared of the buzz, know how easily someone can grow to love it, and I will not do that to myself. I'm settling on ice and motrin, and crying a bit. I've taken Vicodin very sparingly in the past after surgeries, but probably only took one or two during the whole post op period. Sure, there is pain, but there is pain regardless.
Thanks to Jaybay for answering my question. I am on Vicodin and have run out, except for ones I have put aside for a weekend trip. I had asked if it was okay to take Tramadol for a few days until my trip (I had been on Tramadol previously) and he said it should be okay. MY follow-up question is: I have taken my last "non set-aside" Vicodin this morning at around 7:30am, half of a 7.5mg.
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