Tramadol with prozac

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So when you just stopped taking the tramadol that day, you went into 'dual' withdraw, comparable to just suddenly going off Prozac and Tylenol #3 one day, after taking them for over a year. Doing that makes for a pretty hardcore crash, as you've unfortunately found out for yourself now. Hang in there.
Once they have transmitted a message they are normally reabsorbed (taken up), however, drugs like Prozac and tramadol which also contains anti-depressant elements have the effect of blocking the reuptake of serotonin and norepinephrine so that more remains circulating in your blood. When you stop taking the drug, serotonin and other brain chemicals will be out of whack for a while & this is where it is helpful to supplement with amino acids etc to help them recover.
I've seen some treatment centers advertise that they use tramadol to help with opiate withdrawal, yet I've also read that taking tramadol during opiate withdrawal can INCREASE withdrawal symptoms. Can someone set me straight on this? Thanks in advance.
I started Prozac two weeks ago hoping that Prozac would allow me to get off the Tramadol. I am not thrilled about the Prozac, but I can't get off the Tramadol without SOMETHING; the side effects of withdrawal are too much for me.
but they all contain tylenol///ultracet is tam with tylenol....Ultram is just tramadol///tramadol is the generic name and Ultam is a brand name Trams do have both an AD quality causing increased seratonin/which is the same action as many popular ADs...zoloft, lexapro, prozac paxil, celexa...but it is an intense immediate effect with trams and these other ADs have to build up over time to help depression...
Trust me on this as I've tried over 10 on many different intervals and finally gave up and found a way, for me, that works to handle any of my depression issues. I do however, take Tramadol as it helps me immensely with the aches and pains and actually gives me a bit of a mood boost as well. I do not take the Tramadol that has acet./Tylenol in it. I take just the regular strength of Tramadol 50mg, not the ER. It works fine for me.
I was taking tramadol 20-30, 50mg pills of tramadol a day for about three months. I finally decided to go cold turkey...............HUUUUGE mistake. Ok I went to my doctor and he gave me clonodine and xanax and sleeping pills to help with the withdrawals.......its not all.........there is still your part to play and be strong....but the meds the doctor can give you will help tremendously. Its hard and but it gets easier if you want it bad enough like I did.
I was an exercise nut my whole life and hurt myself but I think the tramadol is playing with my emotions, I have never been this unhappy. Yes, I do have lots to be down about but I think it's time to stop. I stopped the morphine easy and restarted it but the tramadol I heard is much harder. Besides the recipe, any ideas for tapering? Yesterday, I took 75mg in the am and 100 at night. I was taking 300-400 not long ago and there was no problem going down. Any advice would be helpful.
However i also figured out that the demon isnt the same for everyone. I am now on 24 hours with no tramadol. I have no idea if this is good or just the start of the torture. i have read so much but it isnt sinking in. Could someone anyone give me something to go on. I just dont know whats going to happen and I am scared. I know i should have tappered but i want it out now. How long will this last? When will it be completely be out of my system.
Hi chocoholic and welcome! Great decision to get off the tramadol! I took this med for about 15 years and pretty high doses. I quit it cold turkey about 6 months ago. The detox and withdrawal was pretty intense, but I was taking a much higher dose that you have been on. Jbean gave you some great information with the links to the tramadol "recovery rooms". It always helps to hear about stories of other people that have done this or are doing it now!
One pill a day is fine if you are taking it for the pain. If you want to get off the tramadol altogether, you need some help with the withdrawal symptoms. Your doctor can help with that.
i am also on a drug called nozinan which is an antipsychotic and antidepressant plus prozac , i think theyre helping with tramadol withdrawal.anyway i stoped using them because aside from the high dosage i felt none of the buzz from them , i just got tired of them i guess.best wishes to everyone.
so thats prozac, tramadol and adhd stimulant...which brings me to my point.....i very quickly each hour of each day became extremely ill...extreme fatigue, vomiting, shortness of breath, dizzy, shakey, blurred vision....the list goes on...i called y dr several times to let them know and she switched me to prisqu (some sis to prozac) b/c she thought it might be b/c prozac...after getting worse and ER trip and worse docs kept blowing me off as i was just exasterbating my symtoms of side effects...
check out the health pages here, lots of useful info that helps with the wds. thomas recipe and amino acids. dr put me on prozac for depression. the b vitamins seem to help me. just hang in there, take one day at a time for now.
I took Ultracet briefly a few years ago. I did experience the itching that some are describing as well as a little fogginess. It did relieve my pain, just not well enough. I have relatives with similar pain issues as I do and it works well for them. The most important issue with Tramadol in my opinion, is the possibility of having a seizure once the drug is stopped or decreased.
Some people with nerve pain say that Tramadol works well for them better than other opiates. Hope this helps.
I am new and posting here for help with being addicted to tramadol. My md prescribed me this drug for back pain, 37.5mg tabs. It is supposed to be non-addictive. I have been on them for a couple of months. I have been taking them daily and noticed that "just one" didn't give me the pain relief I need so I increased it on my own to 2 tabs at a time, up to 3 times a day. Then, of course, I needed to increase it again, up to taking 2 1/2 tabs at a time, 3 times per day.
I was on 400 Mg Tramadol for 8 months and had to stop cold due to Seritonin issues (Seritonin syndrome) Withdrawal was hell. I have been off it for 10 Weeks and my Doctor just put me on amytriptaline for pain. Can anyone tell me if, once you have seritonine problems can you take other seritonine affecting meds? I am starting to have the same side effects, nightmares, confusion, anxiety, flushing and I'm on a low dose.
Hey guys - just a quick question 'cause I keep reading conflicting advice on this drug- does anyone here have experience with tramadol w/d? I've been taking about 500-1000mg/day for about 7 months and and going through the beginning stages of cold turkey withdrawal. Am I in danger of having a seizure? Also- I've been through a pretty sh#tty oxy w/d a little while back (80-100mg/day) - I'm really trying to figure out what kind of hell I'm walking into?
Even though I'm a puddle of sweat and nerves sometimes, without the Tramadol haze I'm much more present with my kids. I'm also better at being consistent with them because I'm not paralyzed by that crap. Looking forward to being fully free.
If it wasn't for that 17/day tramadol thing I would definitely say go ahead and deal with it yourself ( with support from the wonderful people on this site). But apparently those tramadol have some unexpected and fairly extreme complications as compared to other opiates and I am worried about the consequences for you of quitting something that nobody seem to know too much about except that it is more dangerous than anyone realized it would be when it came out as the latest new wonder drug.
I'm speculating here but possibly you are getting this from tramadol, just like someone on a modern antidepressant (eg prozac SSRI, effexor SNRI). Tramadol has been used by many people with success so don't be too hasty to drop it. With regular doctor advice and monitoring you should be able to use it long enough to see off the main side effects.
My recommendation for getting off of Tramadol is to use Tylenol 3 during the first week. Tylenol has a little Codeine in it and will help with the opiate withdrawal a little. Take one when the crying is absolutely uncontrollable. The other must for Tramadol withdrawal is .5 mg of Xanax, 1 mg of Ativan, 1 mg of Klonopin, or 10 mg of Valium. I would choose Valium has it's half life is the longest therefore keeping you as stable as possible. Discuss with your Doctor.
Well, Tramadol withdrawals are not fun. Psychological addiction has little to nothing to do with your problem. Two years of dosing on Tramadol is your main problem. (pure physical addiction) I just read the post of a guy who quit Tramadol and is on day 45 and is only about 65% back to normal. Tramadol withdrawals can be drawn out for up to weeks to months and can be very acute, pain wise.
Quinidine (Quinaglute, Quinidex) reduces the inactivation of tramadol, thereby increasing the concentration of tramadol by 50%-60%. Combining tramadol with monoamine oxidase inhibitors (for example, Parnate) or selective serotonin inhibitors [(SSRIs, for example, fluoxetine (Prozac)] may result in severe side effects such as seizures or a condition called serotonin syndrome.
its aweful your doc would suggest sub., makes me sad because his/her next patient/victim may not be aware of the dangers of sub like you are so yeah....ultram wd, not fun but you can do it last summer i started chemo (i was 3 yrs clean and in recovery) my doctor suggested ultram, it was impossible to go through my medical procedures without pain meds so i got on ultram for 3 weeks, i took 3 a day, and i lost my mind, the drug's anti-depressant like qualities made me bonkers!!
I learned quite a lot and wanted to pass it on.... I have withdrawn form Tramadol over a 10 week period, after taking it for 6 years but still pretty much feel like ****. Today he congratulated me on my stepping down efforts (I kept a journal with dates, times and dosages) and told me that EVERYTHING I AM STILL FEELING IS BECAUSE I HAVE DEPLETED SEROTONIN LEVELS, not because i am still withdrawing from the drug.That was big news to me!
Friday night I had an evil and image from a dream and awoke with depression and no energy. Of course, I knew what to do so I swallowed 8,10,12 50mg thinking now I'll be back to normal [relatively speaking]. Didn't happen. Stopped working. However, I kept feeding it and by Monday afternoon I felt I'd reached a place where I could function. Now know I'm quitting but need time. I took a week off in early July to try to detox off of prozac. Wasted week - I couldn't do it.
Well today is day 27 from tramadol. I have decided today to quit taking the AD prozac 20 mg. that the doctor gave me last week. I think it is making me feel worse...tired and anxious...than I did before. I also did not take any sleep aid last night and a little trouble sleeping but finally fell asleep. I have been having horrible chest pain and tightness which from what I read is a side effect of the AD and the sleep aid. It was actually so bad last night that I was scared.
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