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Seizures (convulsions) have occurred in some people taking tramadol. You may be more likely to have a seizure while taking tramadol if you have a history of seizures or head injury, a metabolic disorder, or if you are taking certain medicines such as antidepressants, muscle relaxers, or medicine for nausea and vomiting. Take tramadol exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take it in larger doses or for longer than recommended by your doctor.
A tramadol overdose can be fatal. Overdose symptoms of a tramadol overdose may include drowsiness, shallow breathing, slow heartbeat, extreme weakness, cold or clammy skin, feeling light-headed, fainting, or coma. Tramadol may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. Tramadol should never be given to another person, especially someone who has a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a secure place where others cannot get to it.
my husband is an addict for the past year it has been tramadol just wanted to know what it does or how it makes you feel that you become addicted. Seems like the response from most doctors is "that's odd". Most people don't pick that as their drug of choice.
Seizures (convulsions) have occurred in some people taking tramadol. You may be more likely to have a seizure while taking tramadol if you have a history of seizures or head injury, a metabolic disorder, or if you are taking certain medicines such as antidepressants, muscle relaxers, or medicine for nausea and vomiting. Take tramadol exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take it in larger doses or for longer than recommended by your doctor.
)- or any other info about tramadol substitutes, etc. please email me at ***@**** thanx- I too, have been caught up in the tramadol lie!!!! dont even know if i can even bring myself to trt to kick them, why bother if i will be depressed and tired forever if I go off of them...what about long term effects? does anyone know of any, or do they even know about that either??? good luck, god bless...
Your best bet right now would be to talk with your doctor and come up with a taper plan. With being bipolar we want you to be safe.
Does anyone know how long it takes to withdrawal from tramadol? I am in the process of tapering and want to know when the worst sets in how long I should take off work.? Also I am on seroquel, lexapro, and lamictal for bipolar so I'm hoping because I am those that the mental withdrawal might not be so bad. Is that just wishful thinking or possible? Please share your thoughts and experiences. Thanks!
Hi all. I have been taking about 8 50mg of tramadol per day for about a month. After reading the horror stories on here about tramadol withdrawal I have decided to stop taking so many and try to get it down to just 1 or 2 per day. I have been on seroquel, lexapro, lamictal and l tyrosine for about two years for bipolar depression. Do u think since I have so many antidepressants in my system that it will make the mental withdrawal a bit easier??
Hi. Has anyone out there been successful coming off tramadol? I have beenbtaking 8 50mg for the past month. I also take seroquel, lamictal, lexapro, st johns wart, l tyrosine all for depression and bipolar. Will I have serious withdrawals if I quit now? Will all my depression meds help soften the blow mentally? Anyone been ok when xeroxing off tramadol??
I know the tramadol made it worse, but looking back I can see that I had some symptoms before the tramadol. My father was also diagnosed as bipolar, so there is family history too. Anyway, my question is, as I taper the tramadol, should I also taper the seraquell ? To the extent that the psychiatrist is correct, and the tramadol caused the mania, will I no longer need the seraquell?
Hi. I have been taking about 8 50 mg of tramadol per day for the last month. I want to stop taking them but am scared of withdrawals. I was prescribed them for lower back pain. I also taking seroquel, lamictal, lexapro and l tyrosine for bipolar depression. Do u think the withdrawal from the tramadol will be bad? Should I taper? What should I expect? Please help me. I'm scared. Thanks.
I have Bipolar and I'm on meds for for stability and have some very bad lows. I have been abusing DHC (which is a much stronger drug, unscripted) with Tramadol up to 10 50mg in a day. I was in deep with these 2 drugs, both opiates. I would have 2/3 good (good! I really mean functional) days a week while I abused Tramadol and the other day I would take a maintenance dose to stave off the withdrawals.
Then for my bipolar a doctor gave me serequol. I slept and it helped with rls especially if I took a xanax at betime. That was during a time when I was sober just not sleeping . It helps relax me also. But I had never slept thru the night. Maybe your dr could give you some of that. It knocks a lot of people on there but, I am a very hyper person. Worth a try helps with depression also.
Hello All, I have just recently quit taking tramadol. Here is my story... Originally, it started when I was about 18. I used to take them from my mother (...not smart, i know...) when I was a waiter. I would go into work and feel extremely lethargic and unsocial. I was only able to take them once or twice a week, but that gradually increased as I became braver in taking them from her.
My Dr. started me on Tramadol about 2 months ago because of Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia. It seemed to be working really well, I felt alot better than I have in a long time. About 10 Days ago, I thought that since I was feeling so much better that I didn't need to be taking it on a regular basis so I skipped a dose one night. I've only taken this medication as prescribed, but that one night where I skipped the dose, I woke up the next morning feeling very ill.
I am in the process of getting off of tramadol. It was prescribed for me for ocassional use for mild to moderate pain like headache, muscle soreness, etc. I used it only ocassionally for several months. About 4 months ago, I became involved in a fairly intense project and was experiencing more discomfort. Without really thinking much about it, I started using tramadol every day and then increased this to 2-3 times each day.
It may well be a first line treatment for FM, but I've witnessed so many psych reactions from tramadol, that giving it to someone with bipolar disorder seems to me to taking a big risk. The next risk is that undeniably tramadol makes people feel good.
5mg of tramadaol HCl, whereas tramdol alone (brand name Zydol) is in multiples of 50mg. Tramadol is much stronger than codeine or dihydrocodeine. 50mg of tramadol is pretty much the same as 10mg of oral morphine, so to say that it is not narcotic is stupid and ridiculous! Hope this helps!
SOME INFO ON TRAMADOL I have seen alot of info latley on tramadol some every incorrect .So I thought I would put some infromation together so everyone will have a better understanding of it . It is addicting You do have ephoria It should NOT be used by ANYONE with addiction issues. What is the most important information I should know about tramadol?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. A tramadol overdose can be fatal. Overdose symptoms of a tramadol overdose may include drowsiness, shallow breathing, slow heartbeat, extreme weakness, cold or clammy skin, feeling light-headed, fainting, or coma. Tramadol may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for.
SOME INFO ON TRAMADOL I have seen alot of info latley on tramadol some every incorrect .So I thought I would put some infromation together so everyone will have a better understanding of it . It is addicting You do have ephoria It should NOT be used by ANYONE with addiction issues. What is the most important information I should know about tramadol?
A tramadol overdose can be fatal. Overdose symptoms of a tramadol overdose may include drowsiness, shallow breathing, slow heartbeat, extreme weakness, cold or clammy skin, feeling light-headed, fainting, or coma. Tramadol may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. Tramadol should never be given to another person, especially someone who has a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a secure place where others cannot get to it.
Sounds like Tramadol is addictive from what I have read.. I am off the Vicodin for 3 days now. My doctor said I could take a Tramadol a day to help with pain. I took one the other day (not everyday). But wow..I asked her if it was addictive because I want to be totally off the Narcotics. She said no It is not addicitve... WHat the heck... Anyway I am dumping the Tramadol..I have come too far to let something else take hold of me. Also I read that Xanex is addictive..bad.
Tramadol - never again... Well... first of I would like to thank people in here for sharing their experiences with Tramadol - you have all been of great help so far and I've learned a lot by reading through the various posts the last few days. So here is my story and please feel free to comment on anything. At the moment I am struggling with Tramadol withdrawals. At least that is what I think. A little background on me.
I am on Lamictal for my Bipolar, but i have also had a seizure. i know it is also a seizure med, and my bipolar issue is WAY more important. How much of the lamictal will be helping for my actual bipolar? I'm trying to understand, the doctor said it will treat both, but i need to be sure that the motivation was not for epilepsy, because that takes a backseat to bipolar, as i have only had a couple seizures, and am not diagnosed epileptic, and my MRI showed nothing of the sort.
Seizures (convulsions) have occurred in some people taking tramadol. You may be more likely to have a seizure while taking tramadol if you have a history of seizures or head injury, a metabolic disorder, or if you are taking certain medicines such as antidepressants, muscle relaxers, or medicine for nausea and vomiting. Take tramadol exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take it in larger doses or for longer than recommended by your doctor.
Hi, I have been taking tramadol for 7 months now. I started on 8x50mg a day, for a L5/S1 herniated disc. i have recently had a nerve blocking injection into the nerve and the pain is much much more manageable. I am having problems getting off the tramadol though. I have got myself down to 1 or 2x 50mg tablets a day now but I just cant do the last bit.
I'd say this is just another tramadol withdrawal post, and as it may be for you, it isn't for me. The difference is, is that this one is "mine". I've read endlessly throughout forums on what I'm experiencing and it occurred to me that I needed to post something for myself to get through this. Something specific to ME, and this is all I could come up with. I'm on day 2 of a cold turkey stop to a 3 year addiction of 15-25(750-1250mgs) per day.
the exact time) but now this year I get dx of bipolar and my pdoc doesn't believe I have fibromyalgia...I know I have the pain....and it feels like it is coming back, and if so this is the fourth flare up (one lasting two years, one lasting 6 months to a year, one was three months because of the depo-provera shot) what do I do to get taken seriously? Am I too crazy to have pain? To be taken seriously? I have my pdoc appointment tonight and my GP appointment tomorrow afternoon.
So I when i started Tramadol i was around 150 to 155 lbs a solid size 10 ( i'm 5'4") Since then I have gone down to a size 4-6 and convinced myself I lost a few pounds and that designers were putting smaller numbers on bigger clothes. Well today i bought a scale (4.99 at Ikea, good deal!) so I hopped on it and I have lost over 20lbs. I was never trying to lose weight and this loss has come upon in the last 6 months. I'm not excercising any more then before can the tramadol just do that?
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