Tramadol for anxiety and depression

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Avatar m tn org/wiki/tramadol#Uses It has been suggested that tramadol could be effective for alleviating symptoms of depression, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>anxiety</span>, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> phobias[11] because of its action on the noradrenergic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> serotonergic systems, such as its "atypical" opioid activity.[12] However, health professionals have not endorsed its use for these disorders,[13][14] claiming it may be used as a unique treatment (only when other treatments failed), and must be used under the control of a psychiatrist.
Avatar m tn Now I'm prescribed <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tramadol</span>, Clonidine, Mirtazapine, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> Lorazepam. I doing very good <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> have no depression <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> much less anxiety. (Turns out Lorazepam actually is more effective on me than Klonopin, weird). But has anyone one else had a similar experience? (I understand people have other views/opinions on the use of tramadol for depression, but please don't post just to tell me I shouldn't be on it.). I am just really interested to see if anyone else out there has a similar story.
Avatar f tn Hello <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> welcome. How much were you taking? Did you do a taper? Going Cold turkey from tramadol can cause seizures. Stay hydrated,get in some exercise.keep yourself as active as possible. Two weeks is still early in recovery.hard to say some people do better than others .just take it as it comes. One day at a time. Think positive it definitely helps. The anxiety,depression and lack of sleep are all part of the detox.
Avatar f tn Ask your physician to prescribe you some Neurontin (gabapentin) for general malaise, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>anxiety</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> muscle cramps, Requip for the restless leg syndrome <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> possibly something like Seroquel low dose for the insomnia. The reason for this longer depression and insomnia symptoms is because tramadol, besides affecting the opioid receptors, has an effect on the serotonin receptors in the central nervous system.
Avatar m tn A physician may be able to prescribe you some Neurontin (gabapentin) for general malaise, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>anxiety</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> muscle cramps, Requip for the restless leg syndrome and possibly something like Seroquel low dose for the insomnia. The reason for this longer depression and insomnia symptoms is because tramadol, besides affecting the opioid receptors, has an effect on the serotonin receptors in the central nervous system.
Avatar f tn I also have severely <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>anxiety</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> depression <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> am not taking any meds for that either so the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>anxiety</span> was one of the most difficult parts for me but its gotten much better. Exercise is key also. Even tho ur body is telling u to lay down u have to force yourself to get up and try to get moving. Also another big actually HUGE help for me was MUSIC! ive kept my headphones in constantly whenever possible and its really kept me motivated. Music really is so good for the soul.
6726276 tn?1421130268 Yesterday when I was in group the group leader asked me why I dont go on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tramadol</span> for pain! I explained to him that it was addictive <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> has an SSRI in it..... How do these people get their jobs!!!! So glad you caught it before you took it for more than a day!!!! Whew!!!!
Avatar m tn why do doctors prescribe <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tramadol</span> so long term? do they just wait for you to come in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> say hey im hooked and cant function without this stuff. five years ive been on tramadol which i think is a wonder drug. it takes care of my pain, my anxiety and my depression the problem is i cant get enough. i get 180 50mg a month but take about 14 pills a day so i run out every month and i know thats my fault. i have asked dr.
Avatar f tn I was addicted to lorab's been taking them for over 10 years <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> today is day 5, for me, I went to my Dr last week <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> asked him for something non narcotic <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> he prescribed me tramadol, so now I am confused, I did not know people could get addicted to these, now I am rethinking even taking it, Good luck on your recovery Renee
Avatar n tn medicine for depression or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>anxiety</span>; medicine for mental illness (such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia); or street drugs. Seizures have occurred in some people taking tramadol.
Avatar f tn please talk to your doctor <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> get a taper plan. tapering is the only safe way to get off <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tramadol</span>. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tramadol</span> withdrawal has a withdrawal symptom that can cause brain zaps. this can be quite uncomfortable. you can do this with the help of your doctor.
Avatar f tn Hi. I have been taking 200mg of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tramadol</span> everyday for a year for back pain, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I was wondering is this a lot? and how bad will the withdrawal be on this dosage? Thanks for ur time!!
Avatar f tn (150 mg twice a day- now at 150 mg once day) <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I also take Xanax as needed for my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>anxiety</span>/panic attack. (I was going through many financial problems after my divorce and had 3 surgery within 18 months. So my life had made a drastic change, so just getting back into normalcy. If anyone can valid the side of effects of tramadol (does it cause addiction, weight lose, is it good for chronic pain, cause dizziness or anything else. I would appreciate Any and ALL feedback. Thank you!
990354 tn?1307136486 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> vomiting. Take <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tramadol</span> exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take it in larger doses or for longer than recommended by your doctor. Do not take more than 300 milligrams of tramadol in one day.
Avatar f tn What's the deal with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tramadol</span>? Been using it for years. Built up a tolerance for it <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> take twice as much as I used to for the same pain relief. It does not get me high like opiates so it is safe right?
Avatar f tn It started with widespread joint and muscle pain then added to that depression <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>anxiety</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> negativity has crept in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> more recently over the past 6 months my eyes have become severely painful and inflamed and I have been diagnosed with a cataract. I always did suffer with Blepharitis on occasions but now I have it 24-7. and so I have come to the conclusion after doing a bit of internet research that I must I coulsurely be having bad side effects to this drug.
Avatar n tn 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> vomiting. Take <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tramadol</span> exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take it in larger doses or for longer than recommended by your doctor. Do not take more than 300 milligrams of tramadol in one day.
Avatar n tn I am in Nz <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> was given <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tramadol</span> in hospital after a spinal fusion surgery. I was taking 100 mg 4 times a day and was given an RX for more aupon discharge. I do not have an addictive personality and do not like to take meds but after surgery I needed something to get me through the long recuperation. I have reduced my dose of tramaol to 50-100mg a day and still feel that it is difficult to reduce it further.
Avatar f tn Hi again Lynn, it sounds as though you have been off for a few days, if so, you are doing great, although I know it doesn't feel like it. A lot of us have been horrified when we learned the true nature of this lousy substance. If the Soma & melatonin combo is working for sleep, I would stick with those for a week or so. Melatonin can safely be taken indefinitely & is actually a potent antioxidant so is a valuable part of any detox regime.
Avatar f tn My husband was precribed <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tramadol</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> became addicted. His personality changed <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> became very isolated and angry all the time.Is this typical. We separated 3 weeks ago and the man I once loved just seems lost forever. Please let me know the effects on personality.
Avatar n tn I have been on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tramadol</span> for about 2 yrs. At first it worked for my pain <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> made me feel very good <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> ontop of the world. After awhile I had to keep taking more and more until I was abusing it just to be pain free. It was a never ending cycle running out starting to go through withdrawls and then getting back. Well today is my ninth day off of it and I am in pure agony!!! I do not know what to do. I do not want to go back to it but, I can not live like this. How long do the withdrawls last?
Avatar m tn Many have been taking tramadol for their Resistant Severe depression for over two years <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> if prescribed <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> taken responsibly it is no doubt 100% effective in almost every case no matter how cronic and severe the patients level of depression is. It is NOT a conventional Opiate, but rather a synthetic form of very mild Opiate that mildly binds to opiate receptors in the brain.
1035021 tn?1296824307 As for withdrawls, xanax helps <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> so does clonodine. xanax for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>anxiety</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> skin crawling <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 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.
Avatar n tn Day 4 was a little better, I actually slept some surprisingly since I havent slept more than 4 hours a night since. So now its day 6 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> while my stomach is def better, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>anxiety</span> isnt so bad but wow, the depression and insomnia still haunt me. I take nyquil, melatonin, and trazadone all at the same time and Istill dont sleep. and the depression is really brutal. Any idea on when the brain starts functioning again?
Avatar f tn Took <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tramadol</span> for 7 yrs. Got up to 15-20 pills a day. Recently went thru detox in May an now on day 53 pill free. Was put on Zoloft 50mg. an Clonapine for anxiety occasionally. Anyone dealing with tramadol withdrawl. I mean mental? An how are you dealing with it? I see a psychologist an attend NA when I can. Excercise when I can. But some days good others bad. Any feed back would help. Thanks.
Avatar f tn When I started on tramadol it really helped my pain, my mood <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> increased my energy. During the last 6 months, the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tramadol</span> stopped working for me, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> since I couldn't increase the dose I needed to add another pain med. So now I'm taking a low dose of morphine as needed. (I hate morphine) Since deciding to stop the tramadol, I started taking Effexor to help with the depression, but it takes 6 weeks to get the full effect. I think it's helping, but my mood is pretty flat.
Avatar m tn I've been using <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tramadol</span> now for a couple years, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> my regular dosage is around 500mg - 800mg daily. That's 10 - 16 pills daily, vastly exceeding the maximum recommended dosage. I am currently detoxing CT (thanks to all those in the other threads with information and recommendations on how to undergo this process), and my last dose was about two and a half days ago.
943852 tn?1245518287 I just joined here <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> glad I did. My wife I hope has escaped a nightmare by stopping <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>tramadol</span>. She's getting severe neck & back pain caring for me - I have Syingomyelia. She felt unwell after her first dose of them & said 'No more'. I'm relieved she did, & that I read experiences on here.