Tramadol and driving

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600086 tn?1238422589 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tramadol</span> was my DOC also. i took <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tramadol</span> for several years <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> lots of it. you maybe over the worst of it. the 'mental' stuff can be ruff. life does get better. hang in there, stay strong.
176495 tn?1301284012 Had to go to my doctor yesterday due to a recurring headache. First time I've had a chance to tell him I've been off of tramadol for nearly 3 months (he wanted to put me on them again for my headaches)..I told him "no" and why and he repeated the mantra that tramadol is not addictive. "perhaps not when used as directed, but I can tell you case after case of people i know who have become addicted to it and go through worse withdrawls than many other opiates.
320944 tn?1245970199 I took way too much tram a few times, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I had grand mal seizures...one while <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>driving</span>! I don't want to see you get super sick or die, ok? Please let us help you here. You must know how many well meaning people are on this site as long as you have been a member. You could take the same amount of pills tomorrow as you did today and die! The reason for that is that tram has a SUPER long half life! Please come back! I want you to see a doctor though. We will help you here!!! Promise!
Avatar f tn Fast forward two years -- I have had 4 seizures and come very close to dying -- all because of the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tramadol</span>. The last seizure was a few weeks ago <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I was <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>driving</span>. I flew off the road (thank goodness I didnt hit any other people or cars), but i did get a bunch of rocks stuck up in the undercarriage of my car and flattened all 4 of my tires. The insurance stepped in and declared my vehicle a total loss so I had to go out and buy a new car.
Avatar n tn I was given <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tramadol</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> told to take 8 a day <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> found out yesterdy from my doctor that these are addictive. I am so thankful that I have only been taking these for two weeks. I stopped taking them now for 24 hours but have experienced flu like symptons, sweats and just very werid sensations all day, I don't know how long this will last for? I have read everyone elses exp and I feel so sorry for other people who have been through much worse exp than me.
Avatar n tn Now I can try to break away from this <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tramadol</span> (ultram) I have a full bottle of vicodin <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> a bottle of valium ... <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 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.
1349329 tn?1276988802 Switching over to Vicodin from <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tramadol</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> tapering off the Vicodin seems to be working, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I am getting some sleep. I'm down to 9 Vicodin today. Monday I'll go down to 7 a day, and right now the Anxiety isn't so bad. By the end of the week I should be off all Vicodin, and on the road to getting my life back. MadTram, you've been through alot, and I'm sorry to hear of your suffering with this same horrible Sleep Anxiety. The CBT has been helping me over the past few days.
Avatar n tn Then I went to a phycologist <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> talked to her about my eating dissorder <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> then told her about the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tramadol</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> how it helpped me to curb my hunger. She said that she couldnt help me and that I need to contact a rehab center but it was so hard for me to get up enough nerve just to tell her. No one can help me. Im not the typical addict you know. Im well educated Im married with a small child and we are living in upper class america the big house and everything.
Avatar f tn Ok so my husband had two seizures last year while <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>driving</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> got his lincese taken we went through everything we needed to and got it back. Including making sure we had his meds. This year about two months back he missed his night and next morning dose of his dilatin. So he had another smaller seizure while parking. The Ems said it was probably caused by not taking his meds and that as along as he gets back ok his meds he shouldn't have his lincese taken this time.
610243 tn?1220568251 He says continualy no one loves him, everyone is kicking him when he is down, doesn't like our chruch (50 people showed up at his surprise bd party last month) <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> so forth....<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>driving</span> me friggin crazy....(well maybe I was a little crazy to beging with lol) but seriously I'm calling his doctor tom. and telling him what's going on. I know he is in constant pain but dang, there has to be something better than this. Darn that felt good venting lol thanks I needed that...
1369723 tn?1278309190 How long does <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tramadol</span> withdrawals last? CT after 2 years <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 15 pills a day. Day 3 and deathly ill.
Avatar m tn Hi~ You don't need to go to rehab. You're in withdrawal. It's recommended that tram be tapered. Some have gone cold turkey. It's your call. It would be good to call your doctor so he/she knows what's going on. There are meds that will help with those withdrawals;like clonodine which is a B/P med. Generally,it's more comfortable with this drug to taper off. So,if you have some try to do that but still call the doctor in the morning. Drink A LOT of water. Drink apple or orange juice.
Avatar f tn i have been clean from tramadol for 10 days now,but am having terrible 'irritable legs' at night when i try to sleep...it's <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>driving</span> me nuts,i have to keep getting up in the night <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> walking about' when i finally dose off it is not a restful sleep.my doc gave me 5 sleeping pills,which sort of worked,but they have been gone for over a week and i really don't want to get into pills again.
722310 tn?1234765737 I think there is a disconnect between the protocols of pain medication observed by doctors and the patients the meds are prescribed for. I have had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tramadol</span>, for arthritic pain in my hands, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I just now looked at the bottle. It says "one 50mg tablet every 6 hours for pain.
Avatar n tn water gatorade. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> just hang on...post here as often as you need. oh.. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> valerian root extract helps sleep <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> anxiety( i prefer the liquid) or melatonin. Docs suck in this area.. i had it prescribed to me once it messed with my anti depressant. it acts just like a narcotic in the body..and has withdrawl symptoms..
Avatar m tn She had her second seizure three days ago <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> was put on some type of seizure meds <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> quit <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tramadol</span> cold turkey. She now hasnt slept for 2 and a half days in addition to her other symptoms. The Dr. prescribed her a sleeping pill tonight but she still cant sleep. I dont know what else to do. How long can she go without sleep before i take her to the er Please help me....
Avatar m tn I really mean functional) days a week while I abused <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tramadol</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> the other day I would take a maintenance dose to stave off the withdrawals. Half the problem with this drug is that it includes chemicals which act on the same brain receptors as an anti-depressant. I started a very small dose of Paroxetine (12.5mg) a month before I'm now at 50mg or even no opiates in a day.
Avatar f tn I am scared to get off completely because I have tried before and feel completely like crap <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> fatigued beyond belief. Nobody knows about my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tramadol</span> addiction <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I want to detox without any of my family knowing, without it affecting my everyday life. Is there anybody out there that has detoxed from tramadol successfully and if so, what advise do you have to make this as painless as possible. Any suggestions will be appreciated.
Avatar f tn some Family med Docs may not be aware of the dangers yet but I would be willing to bet most, if not all, ER's have seen <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tramadol</span> Overdoses <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tramadol</span> related issues. Obviously, some people have jumped off c/t at high doses like you and ended up ok, but Im just telling yiou from MY experience (and I was on a little less than you) It was pure hell! I relapsed a week later back on Norcos because I couldnt take the withdrawls anymore.
Avatar f tn I could not taper, because my mind would not shut up until I went up and took 4 more <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tramadol</span>. (damnitol). I duct taped the bottle <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> gave it to my wife, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> told her not to open it unless I was having a seizure. Within 2 days of crying and pure hell, I felt emboldened and my mind come out of that cage. I was on fire! That 3 day period was right up there with boot camp at Paris island, which I made it through.
5533117 tn?1369628395 org/user_journals/list/544292 There are literally hundreds, probably Thousands of posts from people quitting <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tramadol</span> both c/t <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> tapering, what they did to help Symptoms <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> so on.
Avatar n tn So I'm hooked on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tramadol</span>, without which I can't really walk with my back <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> the detox is hell, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> living in a country where I can get them cheaply, without a prescription, at about 50 locations within a 5 minute walk to my house. Good news: they do have AA here! Bad news: NOT IN INGLES, and my lazy butt hasn't learned Spanish yet. I've tried quitting cold turkey a few times and haven't made in more than 2-3 days. I'm still not drinkin though.
Avatar f tn I told him that I did not want to use any opiod pain meds <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> he sd that <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tramadol</span> was different <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> it was not addictive. He assured me it would be ok to take for a few weeks which is what I needed Well i have been taking it for about 4 weeks and a few days ago decided to stop it cause my pain is getting better. It has been 2 days of horrible withdrawal just like with the Percocet. I am so scared because of what I went theu with stopping the Percocet CT!!!!!
4753943 tn?1359938169 My depth perception was so off when I was <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>driving</span> just a few minutes ago, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> i usually don't have issues <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>driving</span> at night. My head has been pounding all day and my back is radiating pain from the middle area up to my neck. Sometimes I see flashes of light if the lighting changes, and I feel like my brain is in an enormous fog. Is this from the taper? Does it sound normal? I'm concerned and it makes me more nervous to completely stop the meds. Any help is appreciated.
Avatar f tn I don't have much advice for you-- <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tramadol</span> withdrawal is quite severe for some people, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> very mild for others. You will likely have both opiate withdrawal symptoms and also 'ssri withdrawal' symptoms; the way to avoid them would be a slow taper, but if that is not possible I don't have much to offer. Like my prior posts today, I suspect your time using tramadol is not over--- if you end up back on it again, consider definitive treatment, nurse or no nurse.
290532 tn?1308140370 I took the ambien, the klonopin <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I took .1 mg of clonidine. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> my legs were <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>driving</span> me absolutley insane, up all night in pain. My question is, can I take a higher dose of the .1mg clonidine to help with this for the next few nights until it subsides or is this drug too dangerous to increase the dose. I had by blood pressure checked yesterday and it said it was normal. But I would really not like for my heart to stop beating ya know. Anyone have any experience with this?
Avatar f tn In december 2014 I ran out of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tramadol</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I had the worst days ever, in fact I fell asleep while <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>driving</span> on the freeway and collide with another vehicle. The most horrific night ever, sweating a lot, could not sleep a minute and of course I went back to tramadol. Can someone please tell me HOW to quit tramadol?
1512059 tn?1298300173 How great to see a tracker for you - YAY 1 day! That's so great! <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tramadol</span> was my DOC for a really long time (6/7 years) and it took about a week for me to get past the physical stuff (maybe 10 days) which isn't the average - you're right about the 4 days being an average. Hang in there - life is SO much better without trams. You'll see! Very very proud of you!
Avatar n tn He had been going to see a specialist. He now is ordering <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tramadol</span> online <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> is taking at least 8 50mg tables a day. He complains of constipation and night sweats. He is always sweating. He becomes aggitated very easily. Can you please give me a list of signs of dependency? He is currently spending 200-300 dollars a month on these tablets.