Tramadol for opiate detox

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hello and welcome to MH. taking tramadol or methadone will just be crossing over to another addiction. you can stop the madness. flush the pills. you will go through withdrawals. it seems you have been there before. seek counseling, one on one and support groups. with addicts one pill is too many and a thousand is never enough. you can do this. stop this addiction madness, the insanity roller coaster, the revolving door. without counseling you will most likely continue to relapse.
I have had very positive results using Tramadol for opiate withdrawal. I have read many posts in which people state that the addiction to Tramadol is worse than oxycontin or vicodin. That has not been my experience. I have been able to taper down my Tramadol use to zero within a few weeks without difficulty. I have had a serious addiction to opiates for the better part of a decade. Granted, I have relapsed several times and started using again.
I'm not opposed to a little valium or a few Tramadol during detox But if you you the tramadol on a regular basis you WILL get hooked and detox is worse than with the other stuff, Like some of the others I don't think one here or there will put you back to day one. The Idea is to get clean though. Regular tramadol use, in my opinion is not clean. Been there done that. Getting off was h+++!
I am pregnant with my second child, 3 months pregnant, I've been taking Tramadol for 3 years and I am addicted. My doctor told me wean off of them but its very hard to do. I take one and a half tramadol everyday. Do you have any suggestions for me to get off of them QUICK?
How much were you taking?? It is an opiate with an antidepressant added. Both can be a problem for withdrawals. You have not been on it for a long time like some who have posted here. I do not have direct experience with that form of drug...but I know others have. I am posting so it will bump your post for more help!
understands your addictions and won't prescribe this horrible synthetic opiate to you (ie Tramadol). Good luck to you - and good for you for asking. Says a lot about your commitment to staying sober.
Wow, tramadol has the same opiate affects? See, that is what confuses me. I was told by a Dr. that he would give me tramadol vs the hydro b/c it was non-narcotic. It is then indeed a narcotic I take it. See, this Dr was not my family doc..my fam. doc sent me there. It was a pain management clinic. Although the new Dr. still had me on my hydro, he did want me to taper from them. So when he suggested giving me the tramadol I bailed on him faster than lighning. I told my Dr.
Well theres many on here that will argue about how long tramadol w/d's last, but I do agree that methadone are basicly the worst withdrawals Ive ever experienced. Ive taken tramadol for extended periods of time and havent had any problems when I quit, but Ive heard of many people who have had very serious symptoms, so I suppose it depends on the person and how much and how long they've been using tramadol.
PLZ don't take ultram ,It is not supposed to be used for people who are opiate addicted. There are many posts on here about people going threw hell to come off of tram ,if you put "tramadol in search you can read some . good luck with detox you can do this .
Hi. I have been taking 200mg of tramadol everyday for a year for back pain, and I was wondering is this a lot? And how bad will the withdrawal be on this dosage? Thanks for ur time!!
Methadone, Suboxone, Tramadol. I pray that you and your lady get clean and stay clean without the use of any drug, especially a maintenance drug. If you guys really want to be clean, and I think you do, then stop the drugs. Stop trying to take one drug to get off of another drug because this can, and will, go on for a long time. The pharmaceutical companies are not going to stop making the stuff so it is up to you guys to stop the madness.
sophie, no,no.no tramadol. it will so set you back an as avis said one drug for another is not a good idea/ you can make it and be drug free. its hard but it wont kill you. hang in there what say are you on?
If you are close with your doctor and can work together to manage the back pain, the plan would be to use an opiate most of the time and when the opiate is not as affective anymore (tolerance) then use the tramadol for a short while (2weeks or so) then go back to the opiate again. These drugs are interchangeable and both are affective for pain relief. The doc might suggest something like methadone .... or a long lasting pain med, but you know yourself better than anyone.
It was misery for 5 or 6 days. So when I stopped the methadone I was mentally preparing for even worse. Everything I've read from others who were hooked told me I was in for the nightmare of my life. I suppose it could still happen. Jinx, I hope I am that 1% you mentioned. My message to anybody who is thinking of taking methadone (or any opiate) to STOP now!! It will totally control you. As is said, drugs are a monkey on your back and that f***ing monkey SCREAMS at you!
I was prescribed tramadol for chronic daily tension headaches. I have been on it for about 3 months, I'm supposed to take 4-6 a day, but I take more like 10-15 and I'm already physically dependent. I have tried to cut down, and I get terrible headaches, cramps, aches, vomiting, unbearable fatigue and depression. I want to stop taking it because it doesn't help my headaches much, and I don't want to need a pill to feel normal. 1. Is it really worth tapering, or am I just prolonging my misery?
Look up the Thomas recipe...great info there about getting through opiate detox. What dose of Suboxone were you on when you stopped taking it?
My family doctor prescribed me Tramadol for withdrawal pain and it worked, I feel a lot better, problem is I think it worked too good. When I asked my Dr. and the pharmacist they both assured me its not an opiate, however, according to wiki it is, now I dont know which to believe. Does anybody have experience with Tramadol + suboxone detox?
I was given suboxone for a period of five days. I got very sick in detox. I am tramadol free for around 7 weeks now and I am still going crazy! Tramadol addiction is horrible. I go to AA meetings daily and I am stil finding it very difficult. I do not recomend that anyone ever take tramadol.
I have been taking a prescribed medication called Tramadol. I have been taking it for 3 years- I am on my third day now without tramadol. Yes, the side affects of not taking this med is so true. All the withdraws that I've heard of I am experiencing. How long does the medication stay in your system? I am determined to beat this. In the past, when I would miss a dose I had horrible feelings. I was told that this medication was not addicting when prescribed for arthritis.
The Thomas method is good but not for tramadol. The benzos should be used to sleep, but only for a couple days (i'd say max 5 days). Then, after that, you are on your own. It will take a couple weeks to a month to feel better. Exercise as much as you can!!!! That will help the most. I know that you won't feel like it, but you should really try to do it.
I was prescribed Tramadol early this year for "Chronic Pain." The Dr. and the Pharmacist said that it was not addictive. I have not abused the Medication. I take 100mg 2 times a day. I have also been doing exercise and physical therapy for my pain. I decided to cut back and get off the Tramadol a couple of weeks ago because I'm not having bad pain, and it has been aliving Hell. Just cutting down 50mg at a time gave me extreme anxiety.
See if your doctor can write you a prescription for some Requip for restlessness, Neurontin for anxiety and malaise, some Flexeril or Soma for a few weeks for muscle spasms and maybe some Seroquel low dose, for sleep. Clonidine is very helpful for the creepy-crawly feeling and control of blood pressure variations. It will make your withdrawals easier. Valerian and Magnesium is sometimes helpful remedies over the counter.
Dying - this isn't your first detox so you know what your in for. Remember courage is holding on one minute longer than you think you can. You are almost through the worst part of it, hold on a little longer and give yourself a chance to get off these pills. I'm 42 days clean and so happy I endured the pain of detox and came out the other side with a new attitude and drive to feel better. I know you are hurting, we all understand what you are going through but try to hang on, please.
I have been addicted to tramadol for 3 years now, well at 1 am on the morning of December 30th I almost had a break down bc I feared I would not be able to get anymore from my source. It frightened me beyond belief and right then and there I vowed to myself that I am NOT going to live as a slave to this anymore. I took what I thought was my last pill at the time and then 19 hours later I found myself taking more.
Anyway, the fill-in doctor told me matter-of-factly that she was writing me a script for tramadol to start immediately. I'd never heard of tramadol at that stage; when I got home with it I realised that I was going to (unintentionally) go cold turkey on my previous medication, because the fill-in doctor had ushered me out of the clinic before I had my head around my bizarre consult.
I know I will need group and re-education for tramadol addiction. I just want to detox comfortably (as comfortably as is possible) and then go home and do my recovery with people who will work with me instead of dictating at me. Is that really too much to ask?
Try Rhodiola for energy and mood! I know most on here probably think I own shares in some supplement company. But it has been such a boon for me post-withdrawal that I just want to pass on the word in case it helps anyone else out there. I've benefited so much from tips from others, including the Rhodiola tip that actually came from a depression forum I was looking at because of coming off an SNRI like Tramadol.
Ok I have gone down to 100mg a day. 50 in the am and 50 in the pm. I didn't sleep very well last night, with restlessness a thunderstorm and a scared panting dog in the bedroom, omg! I did manage to eat bacon and eggs today, but am still quite nauseas. I'm going to try and nap this afternoon, since I don't have an ounce of energy. Also, I'm very proud of myself for keeping calm and doing my best to be grateful for small accomplishments.
Thanks for your straight forward answer! Very appreciated! Fortunately, depression has not been an issue at all. Anxiety either, except for like a couple of days (day 2, 3 and 4). I am sleeping again after like 25 days. Just this annoying fatigue. Am also taking melatonin and a multi vitamin. Good to hear you've been off for 3 days. You know I have read in many posts that you should take amino acids to help your brain reboot and feel better. Like l-tyrosine.
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