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My body went crazy within 12 hours of the last Ultram. And it got a lot worse. This is the 13th day off of Ultram and I still feel horrible. The first 3-5 days was a nightmare. Very high anxiety level, depression, nausea, chills, profuse sweating, tremors, cramps, skin crawling sensation, and an overall weakness. I still am having trouble sleeping more than a few hours at a time.
Hello, I have been prescribed Ultram for pain and I currently take Effexor XR 225mg. per day. Is anyone else taking this combo of meds and how is it working for you? Walgreens wouldn't fill my script b/c they said the combo causes seizures. However, my psych said that it wouldn't. I'M CONFUSED!!
Hello, I have been prescribed Ultram for pain and I currently take Effexor XR 225mg. per day. Is anyone else taking this combo of meds and how is it working for you? Walgreens wouldn't fill my script b/c they said the combo causes seizures. However, my psych said that it wouldn't. I'M CONFUSED!!
How risky is it to take Effexor XR and Ultram together? My pharmacist alerted me to the fact that it was risky. I have just been diagnosed with Multi Level Degenerative Disc Hypertrophy and am having a difficult time with managing my pain, but don't want to take the Ultram if it's dangerous. What would you recommend for treating pain while taking Effexor XR? Thanks so much.
I went to a new primary today and she told me that she wanted me to consider taking Effexor - she said I should research it and let her know. I wanted to see if anyone on here knew about it. Also, she thought that going to a Rhuematologist probably wouldn't help me with my CFS and I wanted to know your thoughts on that! Thank you!
Trust me on this as I've tried over 10 on many different intervals and finally gave up and found a way, for me, that works to handle any of my depression issues. I do however, take Tramadol as it helps me immensely with the aches and pains and actually gives me a bit of a mood boost as well. I do not take the Tramadol that has acet./Tylenol in it. I take just the regular strength of Tramadol 50mg, not the ER. It works fine for me.
Ultram is the worst in my book - I too had taken other opiates throughout the years and getting off of those was a cakewalk for me by comparison. And if you do have the ultram left and want to quit entirely, tapering is the best way to go. I took ultram for over 6 years and quit cold turkey over 10 months ago (along with xanax) and the withdrawal was horrendous - worst experience of my life.
The suboxene will only bind to the mu receptor and not the gamma and delta. So in short, yes and no. Hope this helps, I can understand how it might be confusing.
For me, methadone has gotten me off the pills and because it does not get you high it just blocks withdrawal symptoms so I can go to work and live my life normally. I feel normal now and it is also alot cheaper than buying ultram etc. It is safe and I dont have to worry about seizures. Methadone has a bad reputation but for the ones who honestly want to live their life and feel normal and not have to worry about getting caught for illeagal activites it is a life saver.
I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia (which is a brain thing) and given more codine.(plus celebrex) Then the doc put me on Ultram and I was very glad. Since this condition subsides over time and some folks have occasional "flares", I'd like to see how much actual pain I have in my "normal" state of being. OK My point is ... if you have chronic pain (for whatever reason) pain meds(used correctly) are very appropriate.
stupidpill - the doc that gave you Effexor, knows that you were addicted to Ultram? The reason I ask, and the reason you are prob feeling better is b/c effexor is tramadols chemical twin for the serotonin reuptake inhibitor etc, effexor just has no opiate. if you stop Effexor, you will have the same type of w/d that tramadol causes as well.
I went to refill the script and was told I had to wait a week before the insurance carrier would allow the refill. I have been off Ultram er 30mg for a week now and I have also been sick as a dog for the past 5 days. Could my illness be contributed to Ultram withdrawl symptoms (if there is such a thing?). It feels like a flu but then again it does not feel like a flu.
I have now been ultram free for almost two weeks (unbelievable withdrawals as expected)however now Im am struggling with mood swings and depression. I am very annoyed by everyone and everything and the only time I seem to be happy is when I am left completely alone. I am thrilled to be off of the ultram and now I am wondering if my depression is a temporary side effect or do I now need to be on an anti depressant? Is there anything that can help with this besides taking other medication?
Anyways, for the past few years I have been really struggling with pain more so even though I have had pain since I was a kid, and started Ultram about a year and a half ago. I did 3 epidurals on my neck but no real help. 800 mgs of ibuprofen takes the edge barely off but not much. Teamed the Ultram up with Tylenol and I didn't notice a huge difference either.
However, from my understanding, ultram is a synthetic opioid with similar WD to hydro and oxy, which is what I was taking. I did a C/T withdrawal a little over 3 months ago. I would say I've had a similar experience with the mental part of this thing; I'll have a good day, then be in a pit of depression the next. I've had several good days followed by a few bad ones. As time passes, the good days are better and the bad days aren't so bad.
I've been taking ultram for 7 years now and I've tryed time and time again to get off, but I get so sick I have 7 kids to take care and 3 of those kids are just babys is there anything I can do to help me get off of this drug? I need help getting back to my self again!
However, if you are taking Vicodin(more addicting than Ultram) and are not psychologically addicted to it and can wean yourself off quickly, then Ultram shouldn't be a problem for you. I would NOT go straight from Vicodin to Ultram without giving your body a chance to totally detox from the Vicodin because it may cause some withdrawal symptoms. I think Ultram is definitely a lesser risk than Vicodin for a person who has chronic pain.
My doctor prescribed me Ultram for the pain,and I got the same old story,not addictive,no buzz,no tolerance blah blah blah. Lies all lies,that **** was a nightmare for me.Soon I needed more and more,so I started buying on the "street".I then depleted the Ultram supply rapidly every month,so on to oc.When I would run out of Ultram and couldn't get any Oxy it wasn't long before w/d would kick in.Here I am today a full blown drug addict and I blame it all on Ultram.
FYI though, I was on Effexor XR 300mg and the max dose of tramadol (active ingredient in ultram) 400mg for two month and I did not have any problems. Your doc should be aware of this though and monitor you for symptoms of too much serotonin. Methadone is addictive in it own right, so be careful if you go that route.
That is good information for me...I'm on Effexor and if I forget to take it by the next AM I have what I would call Brain Zaps--great phrase. Like little bright lightening bolts behind my eyes. Have to shake my head a bit and I feel like I'm doing it in slo-mo. Does not help the original poster but at lease I know that I'm not the only one with it.
After 56 days clean c/t from an 11 year addiction to Ultram my dr. put me on Effexor xr. Reading alot of scary stuff about it though today. Any input?
ultram/trammadol has the identical make up of effexor. i looked it up and did alot of research on it a while back. some people take it just for the mood enhancing properties. it is not yet listed as a controled substabce but it is slowing making it's way into that catagory. pharmacy's around here have put new warnings on it and i have seen alot of it on this website and alot of others. it can also be used to treat opiate w/d's it blocks them.
The aches and pains I get when I go under 30 mg per day just make me crazy though and I am unable to function. I'm considering not using the Ultram and maybe just using the vicoden as I taper down. I think I can get by using small doses of the vicoden for pain throughout the day. I used to use it pre-cancer for a nerve intrapment I had and I was able to use it without going up in dosage or developing an addiction, over the course of several years.
I took it the first day and my behavior became unusual and had seizure type activity at bedtime. It was likely due to using Ultram with it, but I need this for RSD pain. I hope you have good results with it and it helps you fee much better.
I take klonopin, also, plus zoloft and vistiril, ultram for pain, and sertraline for sleep, ambien as needed (i havent need to take the ambien yet). You may want to talk to your doctor about possibly raising your dose of klonopin and/or adding vistiril, as doing so might ease your nervousness.
It worked just fne, and then my syptoms got worse and the pain more severe. I am now taking Ultram ER 200mg 2X a day. The Ultram really has helped, but then I was having break through pain and he gave me norco and they work well together. I still have flares, but I don't think anything is going to stop those things all together. Good luck.
I can stay off the lorcets if I need to and withdrawals are not very bad as i've developed a way to ween myself off lorcets/percocets/vicodins whatever I was prescribed. I'm down to about 2-4 ultram a day now and ithink its really killing my mental state. Depression and anxiety are killing me. I'm now taking clonopin .5mg for anxiety and soon to take effexor 75mg for depression. I've noticed for the past 6-7 years i've been taking this drug that i've been spiraling out of control.
Welcome Tram Warriors! Part 60. Wow. Over the years of recovery and reading about others, seeing others recover the main thing I have learned is that everyone's life is better without being a slave to Tramadol. You might be stuck and scared right now, but you can make the decision to get yourself off the hamster wheel of Tramadol dependency and even addiction. You don't have to live that way. There's lots of people here to help.
Good Morning Tramadol Warriors, Welcome to the room, snuggle down and make yourself comfy. You can quit tramadol. You can stop. You can recover. I believe in you!
Understanding is essential! You can do this. And yes. Eventually you will heal!
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