Tramadol side effects on dogs

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Avatar f tn They were all side effects of this drug and withdrawing from it is worse than the side effects, but I am not going to be held hostage to a drug. I rue the day that I asked my GP to prescribe it - and he very willingly gave it to me. Only two good things have come of it - I reverse diagnosed myself and realized all the aches and pains and cold sensitivity are probably due to fibromyalgia (I fit all the symptoms) and I've lost some 12 lbs I've been wanting to get rid of for years :-).
Avatar n tn One of tramadol's side effects is that is CAN or MAY cause seizures. That side effect is neither dose dependent nor does it happen as a result of withdrawal. Some people are prone to seizures and most aren't. Unfortunately, it is hard to tell who is prone. There are people who have had seizures from it and they had been taking it for quite some time.
1349329 tn?1276988802 especially the lack of support for you at the time. I'm glad you have found some relief for your tramadol side effects. I can't help wondering if the fear of not sleeping is more related to the tramadol than anything else. Before tramadol, I had never had trouble sleeping but in withdrawal, I developed what can only be be described as an obsession about my failure to sleep.
378273 tn?1262101221 Finally I heard from the vet - she was not concerned and said what I describe are common side effects. She agreed with my lowering the dosage. She said it can take up to 2 weeks for the side effects to subside. There is an emergency place a couple of miles away; which I will take her to if she gets worse, but she has greatly improved in the last 12 hours or so. She can now get up on her own most of the time and seems more alert.
Avatar m tn There was very little to read on the DURATION of initial phenobarbital side effects on the web, and I was very frightened by what I saw. So, here's what happened with my dog. The side effects (which were severe) lasted approximately three weeks. It is possible that they can last this long. Most people say they go away in a day or two, but in very sensitive dogs, it takes much longer. My dog was knocked flat by the loading dose and barely moved for the first couple of days.
Avatar m tn I've had dogs on rimadyl for many years due to arthritis and they never had a problem with it. Tramadol was reserved for post-op pain treatment and only for a few days. Can you give us more information on exactly what kind of pain your chow chow has and any other meds that have been tried? I suspect the seizures while on tramadol may have been a coincidence, but without more information on your dog's case I could be completely wrong.
Avatar n tn Took her to the emergency vet and they prescribed Tramadol and Robaxin (pain and muscle relaxer). Took her to our normal vet on Monday and he said to continue those meds and also gave her a steroid shot. She did well throughout the week... still stiff but seemed to improve. Last night, Thursday, she seemed to be in pain again. She wasn't as bad as she had been on Saturday but was walking stiffly and holding her head oddly again.
1550149 tn?1340004330 and also in transportation of fish. Whether the use is on human beings or on the animals or on fish, tramadol works on the central nervous system and works as a sort of pain killer or stress reducer. In case of human beings, it works on the ยต receptors and thus controls the signal of pain that the nervous system sends to the brain. Thus by controlling the signal, it tries to reduce the pain or stress.
Avatar f tn We have opted not to have him put on meds because of his age, the ugly side effects and the fact that they won't cure him. We did buy a homeopathic formula for $45 online and he seems better. This might be wishful thinking on our part, but we feel we are doing something to help him feel more comfortable. I've read that Cushings can involve brain tumors. I believe poodles are prone to Cushings. Is your dog drinking more than usual? Thinking of you tonight.
470217 tn?1360568961 And I have grown very weary of the zoned-out feeling I get on Tramadol. I feel dumb on it and I feel like a zombie. I feel self-conscious, like it's obvious. And I feel awful because my kids deserve a present mom. My boyfriend deserves a present girlfriend. So, despite reading NUMEROUS horror stories about withdrawal from Tramadol, I started dreaming of stopping.
Avatar n tn I have been on tramadol off and on for 3 years. I say off and on because when the scrip run's out is is usually for about 2 weeks, then I get it again. I sure wish I was strong anough to not get the scrip I have coming in 5 or 6 day's. Tapering off, weening yourself is best way, unless ther is ultra rapid detox, which, I do nont know about you, but I KNOW I cannot aford. I do not have a good support team here to help me. My husband is an alcholic (spledd right of course).
3185671 tn?1344782780 Without dopamine one may easily feel suicidal. Tramadol takes over the brains dopamine release system so the brain is dependent on Tramadol for it. However, what really differentiates this drug from other opiates is it's anti-depressent type quality and is molecularly similar to Effexor which has SNRI effects. Tramadol's difference from other opiates are related to Tramadol's effect on serotonin and norepinephrine re-uptake.
Avatar f tn Hello & welcome....Don't give up.....There are other choices for pain control......So your Vet sent you away without anything for your dog? I believe what your Vet is saying is no anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs like Rimadyl, Metacam, Previcox, etc. because of the way they are processed & possible side effects.....However, that does NOT mean that your dog cannot have just pain medication! My choice would be "Tramadol", but I'm sure there are others....
Avatar m tn You need to contact your Vet asap....these are serious side effects to not be overlooked...good luck.
Avatar f tn She's getting it somehow. Could be the vet's office--I know dogs with arthritis are given Tramadol. I sometimes ponder this and worry about what kind of hell they may go through without having words to say. What if their owners suddenly decide to switch them to doggy Motrin, thinking the two drugs are similar? Anyway, I'd just support this person however you think is best, without worrying about the source.
1943347 tn?1324328791 I opted not to do Prednisone either as I didn't want to deal with the side effects and didn't want the dog to have to deal with them either. He lived just short of 6 months from diagnosis. I hope you get the same . If you have any questions or just want to talk, feel free to PM me. hugs. Nasty diseases!!!
Avatar f tn Anyone out there take ultram/tramadol? This drug has turned me into a tramadol prisoner. I am having a hard time stopping and I know I need to . I have taken this for a long time. First, I was prescribed this med and then I found other ways to get it. Knowbody knows I take it as much as I do. Anyone....have some advice?
2186126 tn?1384961026 I now think by shrinking the tumor with this medicine, then managing the subsequent side effects of treatment is the superior approach for dogs under 14. Make sure to google/ research the heck out of Cushing as it is very complex, and you'll want to make sure your vet can refer you to a specialist as symptoms become more serious. Get second and third opinions, etc. Drs don't truly understand this illness very well at all, and tend to have varying opinions on treatments, etc.
535089 tn?1400677119 Our 9 year old pug has calcium deposits on her hind legs and she takes tramadol. The only side effects have been drowsiness for the first few weeks and then sometimes a lack of appitite. So far no main problems. I would just keep an eye on him for the first while and he should be fine.
544292 tn?1268886268 Hi Tramadol Warriors, Many people have come here for many years, giving support and getting support. Because I still believe that Tramadol is unique in it's ... terror and torture of humans, this thread continues. The people who can understand what you are going thru are the people who have kicked it and there's people here who come back to lend a hand. You also will never need an understanding ear as much. You can do it. You can quit. You do not need to be a slave to Tramadol.
544292 tn?1268886268 Hi Tramadol Warriors, I know you can do this. People are here to help you. It's going to be ok.
544292 tn?1268886268 Hello Tramadol Warriors! Welcome to Part 61! Please make yourself comfortable. It's a bumpy ride. But I promise you have come to the right place if you want to get off Tramadol. Forever. This is a place to find support and give support from those who really know what it is like. Understanding is essential! You can do this. And yes. Eventually you will heal!
544292 tn?1268886268 You can do this tramadol warriors! You can beat this! You will do this!
544292 tn?1268886268 Good Morning Tramadol Warriors, Welcome to the room, snuggle down and make yourself comfy. You can quit tramadol. You can stop. You can recover. I believe in you!
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544292 tn?1268886268 There's so little on Tramadol or Ultram on the web. Tons on other drugs. Ok so the most alarming part of the Tramadol we would think would be the fact that it is a synthetic opiate. It's a Narcotic. It's just been slipped thru the schedule. The Opiate aspect of Tramadol is why if you google,"Home Opiate Withdrawal," the techniques found there actually do work! But that's not the most alarming part of Tramadol in my case.
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544292 tn?1268886268 Hi Tramadol Warriors, Welcome to Part 13! We're so happy to see you! Come on in and get comfy.
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