Tramadol and xanax together

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I don't know where to start First of all I was addicted on heroin for two years And I also tried almos every drug ,But all that stoped exept tramadol and xanax Tramadol I trarted taking because my back because I got back in gym and had injury Xanax I have been taking since I've stopped taking H. Both of htem are very addictiv even though Dr. said that tramadol is not narcotic but by the time I finded out it was too late .
Today I was prescribed ambien and was afraid to take it not knowing if I should wean off the Xanax first. Anyone know if it will be fine to just stop the Xanax all together and start the ambien? Any advice?
Switching over to Vicodin from Tramadol and tapering off the Vicodin seems to be working, and 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.
Then I went to a phycologist and talked to her about my eating dissorder and then told her about the tramadol and 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.
Actually, taking tramadol during withdrawal will decrease symptoms. I know when I was taking vics and percs and I ran out, Ultram helped fill the void. One has to take into consideration that during a supervised detox (ie. in a hospital), they will be doling it out to you. They use it to wean you off. If you do it on your own, then it can be very dangerous because many have just jumped on the tramadol bandwagon in place of their drug of choice.
Ugh, I feel like I got smashed with baseball bat. I'm so tired, no energy, and YES still using, only 3 in the morning and a xanax at night. But the drugs are still in my system and I can't detox. I can't, I really need help. Were you tired, and is your energy slowly returning? To the person who told me about Dr. Lance Gooberman,(sorry, the threads are so long to scroll through) I called his office, its a 3 hour drive from my home, and the nurse said they were only there in the morning.
ativan(lorazepam) is very similar benzodiazepine in chemical structure and in its effects to alprazolam(xanax) and also shares the same abuse, dependence, and addiction liability. i was taking originally 6mgs a night for insomnia and panic attacks starting at the early evening and taking it up to going to bed.
But after taking so many pain meds, and needing to try a new one, he agreed to let me try Tramadol slowly. The Tramadol has worked well for me, and luckily I didn't have any problems with the combination of drugs. Actually the Tramadol has really helped my mood ( I think because of the snri). So I have started to taper off the Effexor. I was on 150, now taking 75 mg and will be starting 37.5 very other day for the next month. I hope this info helps you make a decision.
I quit cold turkey from both xanax and tramadol almost 6 months ago and the withdrawals were the worst experience of my life. I wouldn't recommend this because I've read going cold turkey from benzodiazepines can be life threatening. Tramahater is right - please have your Dr. taper you off of those.
i took the xanax and when it was gone, the w/d were gone and that was that. never had trouble with benzo's thank goodness. i know the feeling of w/d's and that is why i am so scared. i don't have time to be sick but it is what it is and i did this to myself, AGAIN!! i am tired of taking pills everyday. i recently came off celexa and was able to taper. that was okay. i wonder why i can have such a hard time with some drugs but not others?
I am new to this forum and just started tapering my tramadol last week. I have been on it off and on (mostly on) for the last 10 years and have tried several times to stop cold turkey. I know EXACTLY what you are going through and my prayers are with you. The last time I w/d from ultram, I got food poisoning that got me into the ER..not a good way to stop ultram...
All you want to do is sleep but you can't hold still so you get up but you are so exhausted you can't walk so it up and down and up and down. I still fear the night. I psych myself out when night time comes. I have never had hallucinations before, but the sleep deprivation got so bad I actually did and felt like I was having a break with reality. But finally sleep came. When it finally did I slept the sleep of the dead. The hallucinations were gone and reality returned...
We used to travel to so many places, near and far, and it was one of the things I loved the most about our lives together. I have no desire now to do anything, but I did tell my husband if anything happens to me to make sure my ashes are scattered on the top of the highest mountain he can find close to our home. I worked in an office for 25 years for the phone company here, and after all the mergers and buyouts, I had enough seniority to take early retirement, so I did.
So I'm hooked on tramadol, without which I can't really walk with my back and the detox is hell, and 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.
oopps, I was told by my doctor that seizures were only reported while taking tramadol and not while detoxing. I did not have any and went cold turket. day 5 was when i knew i could make it, hand in there!
The last week I've managed to create turmoil with myself and those around me. I started drinking to ease cravings from tramadol and Xanax, but that turned out to be the catalyst for a drunken, heavy drug using, chaotic past week and a re-up on all my stuff(wasn't honest with my doctor). My addiction is one thing, which I've beaten several times, but it's the other "demons" I fight inside that I can't deal with. Right now, I'm choosing to numb out.
I think I read somewhere about amino acids are good with withdrawals but I cannot remember where I saw it. Right now I am tapering off of my tramadol. I have been on it off and on for 10 years with the past 5 years being there worst where I have even spent alot of money ordering it on the internet even though I get alot from my doc. He said it wasn't addiciting...yeah, right. Anyway, I am a proud mother of 5 and have three little ones under the age of 5.
In many ways it acts like naltrexone, an opiate drug designed to get people off of opiates, in that it seems to somewhat counteract or change the way opiates work, so if you are on vicodin or something like that, the docs warn you about taking it together. I go on and off tramadol all the time. I have had no physical or mental problems with it any more than I would have taking ibuprofen.
I am a chronic pain patient who doesnt abuse drugs, I use either Darvocette or Vicodin low dosage, plus I take Xanax for anxiety .In a proper dosage will this be okay together I dont take Darvocette but one day then next day Vicodin 5 by 500.
I discovered this thread just last night (5/3/13) reading up on the Thomas Recipe and peoples reactions and WD's getting off of Tramadol. You all seem like a very knowledge, caring bunch and I'd like to perhaps make some friends around here, if you'll have me. May I share a little about myself with you all? 37 year old SAHM, 2 little boys: one 3, one 5, hubby works full time managing a restaurant. That's now.
Mine came with the first pill, and kept happening. I was also addicted to xanax and I found if I didn't take the xanax with the tramadol, the nausea was worse. Actually, with xanax, the nausea wasn't there at all. What a sick vicious little circle I created for myself. SO so glad it's over. And it will soon be over for you too! Happy for you that you've made your way here and I know you have a battle ahead of you.
I think it was very kind of you to put all the info up like that..I too read some unrealistic information on Tramadol on here, when i was out of vicidan and wanted to feel a lil "high"I would take tramadol..my doc was xanax-but sometimes i took a whole bunch of vicidan or tramadol...you are right it is addicting, i know first hand and my father is highly addicted to it as well.
Your husband is a control freak, and is playing with fire when it comes to your well-being and the Tramadol. This is not right!! Perhaps he needs to watch you and the pills but he also needs to read abt. what this med can cause at high dosages and then NO doseages! I hope he will come to his senses, and do what is right and let you tapper down with this med!!! I wish you well and hope you can manage, will be thinking abt. you and hope you can convience him to let you tapper.
Tramadol was my DOC and I was hooked on that poison for over 6 years. I quit tramadol and xanax at the same time cold turkey (not something I recommend) and it was the WORST experience of my life. I'm over 190 days clean now, and that, however, was the BEST decision of my life. Tramadol is a synthetic opiate and also has the same chemicals as an anti-depressant (very similar to Effexor) which is why the withdrawal from this drug was so difficult for me.
As for withdrawls, xanax helps and so does clonodine. xanax for anxiety and skin crawling and clonodine for blood pressure and jitters. I can tell you that days 1-4 will be the absolute worst. just focus on getting through each day. I will talk to you anytime you need. email or post me and i will be looking out for you.
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 take Lexapro with it too just one a day but I wonder if the doctors know of a reaction to Tramadol like mine or is it possibly a combo of tramadol and Lexapro. My mom tried tramadol and it does nothing for her pain or for energy. But for me I am just a lightning bug all day and come bed time I am totally relaxed and comfy and fall right to sleep.
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).
Hi everybody and Merry Christmas by the way, I just want to ask , is it easier to come off valium than xanax or does it depend on the person or what, Right now I'm on Methadone for pain, (Arthritis and bone spurs in feet) and xanax for stress at my job, I'm out of work right now so I desperately want off the xanax then eventually the methadone, any advise?
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