Tramadol compared to vicodin

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Avatar m tn Tramadol was supposed to be one of the least addictive and better for use in people taking arthritis meds, but I abused vicodin in the same way and the withdrawals were cake compared to tramadol. I'd say it's going to be pretty unpleasent.
Avatar n tn This is my story: I am a world class athlete (olympic wrestler/ultimate fighter. If anyone has seen the HBO special "The Smashing Machine" that is almost my exact story just that I was led to dependence by an accident.
Avatar n tn Ive been taking tramadol for years now. Ive tried to taper off and the withdrawl was to much to take. Im now taking 7 or 8 at one time everyday and sometimes 4 or 5 later that day. I know im addicted and I dont know what to do. Im ordering them on the internet and it is costly. I cant believe I can get this drug online with no rx. Its not right. Part of the problem with my addiction is this drug curbs my hunger it takes it all away!! Im able to maintain 100lbs. with the drug.
Avatar f tn I been on different drugs after that but none of them had the side effect the Tramadol had. So i will never take Tramadol ever again. Vicodin was a lot easier to come off compared to Tramadol. Just my opinion so be very careful with Tramadol.
Avatar n tn Thank you - I've read that alot - that tramadol is harder to get off of than vicodin. It's so weird to me that my doctor prescribed it in the first place as a better alternative. My hope is to only take it for a little while then get back on track tapering off of the vicodin. I've been all over the map with norco, vicodin, oxycodone - it's exhausting just to look back on all the time I've fought to manage the pain while struggling to keep it under control.
Avatar f tn My doctore told me over and over it would be no problem to get off Tramadol because it was non-narcotic and offered it in place of Vicodin. I took it but the side effects were immediate and I went off within a few days and back on Vicodin(Issues there though). Point is, are they reading the same medical journals other docs are?
Avatar n tn So as far as your addiction goes in my opinion that is not a high dosage of pills to come off of, and also Vicodin is one of the easier ones to detox from(only compared to say tramadol, oxycontin, kadian, fentnyl patches, methadone) I was taking as much as 400mg-even as high as 600mg or more of oxycodone in a 24 hour period and then do it day after day until I would run out. Trust me that is the gods honest 100% truth. But enough of me, DETOXING IS DETOXING!
Avatar f tn I have learned a lot about Tramadol by reading other addition to “listening” to my own body…. Just to let you know what I’ve been doing, here’s MY weaning process SO FAR which I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND this to anyone…as I JUST found out that I SHOULDN”T HAVE decreased the dose so much. Today is my 5th day of weaning....I just want to share my w/d experiences and my mistakes in my weaning process.
Avatar n tn I'm just coming in on this conversation but it has help me not feel so alone tonight. I have been taking Tramadol for about 6 weeks and had a disc worked on. Feeling better but now going through withdrawals from the Tram. I never take pain pills so this is new to me. The RLS and manic feelings are driving me crazy. I'm so angry at people like it's a hormone issue but it's not. I just took 1 mg xanax and drinking lots of water, taking my vitamins and healthy eating.
544292 tn?1268886268 That's amazing and wonderful to hear. I haven't been able to be lucid enough to find someone who also got dependant on tramadol. I have really really hard feeelings against the Doctors who assured me it wouldn't be a problem. In the end, I feel like it was making me have suicidal thoughts. Now after 8 days, those are leaving. There will be a flash every now and then, but it is in no way constant like it was 8 days ago. I really thought I was going insane.
Avatar n tn I didn't feel I could just stop functioning for a week or two or whatever it would take, so I used some hydrocodone that I had to help me get my tramadol use down to 100mg per day over the course of a week. I would just take the hydro when I started feeling really bad in the afternoon to get me through the rest of the day. Then, I decided to just quit the tramadol altogether. The withdrawal was really difficult.
Avatar n tn I am embarrassed to admit that I am 42 years old and addicted to Vicodin ES - sometimes up to 10 tablets a day. It started over 5 years ago after a pinched nerve in my back. I have since developed chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia although I am not sure if the addiction has brought on the problem. Before that I worked out 6 days a week and taught aerobics.
Avatar f tn What happened was I told my doctor I was abusing my prescription for vicodin and he gave me a script of tramadol and to take as many as needed to get off the vicodin. I suppose he was joking but anyways for about two weeks I was taking tramadol. Some days 5 other days up to 8. It helped me get off vicodin but when my doctor refused my refill and I couldn't call him cause they were closed for the weekend.
Avatar m tn Both working in the field on both ends - dr and pt - I want to tell you Just Don't **** With Tramadol. Go to suboxone, go to vicodin, oxy, morphine - all of it is safer than Tramadol and in the end easier to get off.
Avatar f tn I have been a vicodin addict for many years on and off and have now been taking tramadol 400mg daily for about 4 months with an occasional bought of a week or so of 50-80 mgs of vicodin daily. I would like to know how bad withdrawal will be at this level when compared to withdrawal coming off of 200-300 mg of vicodin which I have done in the past. I have also withdrawn from Cymbalta which was hell and lasted for over 30 days.
Avatar f tn just like avis says coming off of vicodin will be a picnic compared to coming off of ultram.its very evil drug. don't take the ultram..please.
Avatar n tn I detoxed from hydro years ago and it was like a walk in the park compared to tram, which I just went through. What a drug to choose to relapse on! I think the comments above are correct. However, I always got pumped up on hydro too and would often times not sleep well, although at the time I did not care because I would just take more the next day. Tram though is a whole different ball game. For the opiate withdrawal part, that should help and your dose may need to be adjusted.
Avatar m tn I quit a heavy speed addiction 20yrs ago and that seemed like nothing compared to how I feel now. I have some Temazepam and Lorazepam I fear taking those and just switching addictions, but I need to sleep. I also have Methocarbamol I want to take for the leg/feet pain any thoughts? I can't take time off work , so basically I need to suck it up Monday Morning and go in. Thanks for the support.
Avatar n tn I know it's non-conventional but it sounds as though many people are looking to a better solution to vicodin and tramadol/ultram. If you are getting desperate please just try the hypnotherapy. It may sound crazy but I had 3 sessions alltogether and I can't remember feeling so little pain since I was 10 years old. It's worth a try and doesn't screw you up like the drugs. Just trying to help.
Avatar f tn Thanks to the information on this forum, I decided to flush the tramadol. Yes I'm in pain, but nothing compared to withdrawals. Have an appointment next week and asking for 800mg. Motrin. Thanks to all the good people who warned of tramadol addiction. Not ready to go there again. Peace and Strenth . . . .
Avatar m tn Finally sleeping at night but I have also been taking small amounts of percocet tens lol i am addicted to both but have gotten off Percs before and was a breeze compared to Tramadol. I used to take a butt load of Percs too when I had quit CT from them. The Tramadol turned me back on to the other opiates. Still feel as if I'm in a daze but clarity is better and I'm seeing way more improvement from this day seven CT Tramadol withdraw.
Avatar n tn To be completly honest and there is an Ultram message board that I read up in and gathered info, it was suggested that you move to vicodin to ween off the Tramadol, by more than enough people on there. I took that route, not on purpose but because when the sciatic nerve became pinched Ultram wasn't cutting it. Even with Vicadin, I still felt some withdrawl and I was miserable for a few days, but NOTHING compared to the feeling of what I call "slow painful death".
Avatar f tn The vicodin I only take acouple of times and I always have extra of those. The really strange part is that I prefer the tramadol to the vicodin. Anyway, sorry I got long winded. Anyone who can share with me how to get off this stuff I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks to all the warriers that have come before me.
403399 tn?1201836695 Tramadol is a narcotic-like pain reliever. Tramadol is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Tramadol extended-release is used to treat moderate to severe chronic pain when treatment is needed around the clock. Tramadol may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide. What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking tramadol?
Avatar m tn I have alot of those thoughts about how just a few pills could give me some relief, but then I remind myself that it's those pills that are causing me to feel this way. I am trying to develop a hate towards vicodin. I keep telling myself over and over again that I hate it. I used to tell myself how much I liked it and needed it and that is what got me in my current situation. So now I am doing the complete opposite. Good luck to you and I know you can do this.
Avatar m tn You dont have to be a hardcore addict to get addicted to tramadol not even close .We have had many here try the take the tram to get off hydro or oxy and end up with an addiction to tram .
Avatar m tn I have no actual experience with the drug, I was just wondering how Tramadol fits into your story? Where you planning to use Tramadol from the inception of your recovery or did you lean on it as a drastic resort? Sure it's going to mask the wd effect of the hydros but any step down measure is used for easing up the symptoms. I have to wonder if you have a plan moving forward. I get the feeling your family doesn't know what you're doing.You can't tell your wife?
Avatar f tn I have been addicted to tramadol since a march 2008 Horse Accident,I am in fact a career horse trainer,one of them broke my Pelvis. After a week in the Hospital and IV Painkillers they let me out on OXYCONTIN then switched me to Vicodin ,then Ultimately the worst drug I have ever encountered ,Tramadol .
Avatar m tn i even tried getting tramadol for mydog today (he has had it inthe past) i have run out of stories to tell my doctor on why i need the tramadol early. i stole a few vicodin frommy mom but those didnt help. i am desperate but wont goto the ER. my granpa is in hospice care and lives two hours away, i was going to drive there in the morning to get someof his pain meds. this is insane , its not me. i dont know what todo. alcohol only depresses me more. most sleepingpills dont work.
Avatar f tn welcome, as you can see its very quiet here on weekends, there are folks more experienced with tramadol withdrawals etc, and they will probably be on later, but to try and help you, it is best to taper slowly off them, you will get withdrawal symptoms , you need to drink lots of fluids, thats important, something like gatorade is good, also juices, apple, etc get a magnesium/calcium supplement also take baths/ahowers with epsom salts, they do give relief, you can take some valerian root and mela