Vicodin withdrawal seizure

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Avatar m tn Question 1 is this considered cold turkey and am I flirting with another seizure. (stopping tramadol but using vicodin)? Or am I okay and is this not considered cold turkey. My seizure was sunday night. monday I took 3 tramadol(300mg) Tuesday, wens and thursday no tramadol just vicodin.Should I quit the vicodin and go back to taper with the tramadol now just to be safe.????? Help, i'm scared???
Avatar n tn Sounds like Tramadol is addictive from what I have read.. I am off the Vicodin for 3 days now. My doctor said I could take a Tramadol a day to help with pain. I took one the other day (not everyday). But wow..I asked her if it was addictive because I want to be totally off the Narcotics. She said no It is not addicitve... WHat the heck... Anyway I am dumping the Tramadol..I have come too far to let something else take hold of me. Also I read that Xanex is addictive..bad.
Avatar f tn 5 vicodin about every 4 hours to get through the Ativan withdrawal. I know it sounds bad but I figured vicodin was the lesser of 2 evils. If I knew ahead of time how bad Ativan was, I never would have taken it in the first place. I was taking 1 mg a day. It wasn't that much compared to some other people, but it was enough to give me really bad withdrawals. I just don't know what to do. I've lost so much weight and I can't keep anything down.
Avatar m tn I have found that tramadol can cause the same withdrawal symptoms as Percocet or Vicodin .. The great thing about tramadol is it seems to be more effective against pain lasting longer than the others making it easier to space the doses further apart in turn making it easier to lower your doses slowly .. But you should consult your dr before you just quit. My dr told me tramadol was not addictive .. He was incorrect so hopefully your dr is a little more informed then mine .
Avatar n tn You are supposed to be taking one per day? I am not sure if I understand the question. Are you wanting to triple up on what you should be taking? I am an addict...I have taken it all. Xanax is by far the worst drug to come off of. Not to mention stopping Xanax cold turkey can be deadly. The risk of seizure stopping it cold turkey is very high. If I had to do it all over again I NEVER and I mean NEVER would have gotten near any benzo.
Avatar m tn few questions, I don't want to go through the withdrawals anymore. What is Ultram Is it a narcotic Is it addictive Does it give you a Euphoria state of mind How does it compare to Hydrocodine.
Avatar f tn Vicondin withdrawal does NOT carry with it any risk of seizure. There is only one type of drug that does and you are not on it. The best way for you to quit is to stop taking the pills. The amount you are on, and the duration will have withdrawal for about 3 days. You are familiar with the flu like symptoms so you know what to expect. Make certain all of the pills are out of the house so you are not tempted.
Avatar n tn I was done and without contacting my doctor or thinking about further repercussions I stopped the Xanax, Vicodin and Adderall, I could have lived through the Vicodin and Adderall withdrawals without problems if Xanax were not in the eqasion but Xanax made and is making it living hell. After 3 days w/o Xanax I was tremoring and dillusional, couldn't think clearly and on full day 3 had a seizure which was witnessed by my husband and daughter.
Avatar n tn Hello Blaine, As you may know, we're not physicians here but we're all folks with lots of experience with diabetes. Sometimes we experience the senaation of a low when our blood sugar is dropping quickly... even if it's dropping from a high number to a less-high number. The feeling of being low is very real and many of us "treat" it with a nibble of food even tho' our body doesn't need that food.
Avatar n tn I have chronic neck pain from a disk protrusion in my neck - I was in a car accident over a year ago and it's so overwhelming I can barely stand it. Technically, yes, I have abused my vicodin prescription - I take about 6 or 7 5/350's and I'm about to run out - 9 days before my refill is due. I can't ask for another early refill - my doctor is going to flip out if I do. I've tried the slow release oxycodone but it makes me too tired and I absolutely prefer vicodin.
990354 tn?1307132886 Risk of convulsions may also increase in patients with epilepsy, those with a history of seizures, or in patients with a recognized risk for seizure (such as head trauma, metabolic disorders, alcohol and drug withdrawal, CNS infections). In tramadol overdose, naloxone administration may increase the risk of seizure. Suicide Risk •Do not prescribe ULTRAM ER for patients who are suicidal or addiction-prone.
Avatar f tn If you are having blurred vision and confusion I would encourage you to seek medical care asap - I highly doubt that is still from vicodin withdrawal and you may have other issues going on. Usually the worst of the withdrawals is the first 5 days then you would just feel weak for a couple weeks. What you are experiencing is not normal. Call your doctor or go to ER.
Avatar m tn I am tapering down from at least 4 - 7.5 mg Vicodin and several 12.8 codiene phosphate to about 4 Vicodin per day. I am waking with terrible shahes and nausea as wall as other problems. O am trying the therapy of medicines recommended on this site. This is about my 3rd day of tapering. Should I take a Vicodin first thing to help out. I can't stand this feeling.
Avatar f tn Hi I was prescribed Vicodin 10mg after a car accident 2 months ago. I have been taking 2-3 daily for two months, and I no longer need the medication. I have heard that you can have a seizure from the withdrawls. I am a full-time college student and school starts tuesday morning & I am scared to death! I'm on day 1 with no meds and I feel like I have the flu & my whole body aches. My heart is a little fast. How long will this go on for?
Avatar m tn My pain was so bad that they put me on fentanynil patches for 30 days and I am wondering how they will go trhu with taku=ing my off these patches. I have taken btween 600-700 vicodin and percocets before the patches and want to know the process of ending this.
563594 tn?1309583132 The xanax I was taking for sleeplesness during the last 6 months of the vicodin usage, then when I got off the vicodin I was experiencing extreme panic and anxiety. I do feel a bit better with the xanax, but also kinda foggy. So I was given xanax for anxiety and panic, but I do not want to take it anymore. I really don't want to be on any meds. going to try herbal things, l-theanine, valerian root, and melatonin has already helped my sleeping.
Avatar m tn I am about to go cold turkey on a oxycodone/vicodin dosing of ~150-160mg/day for 6 mo. (before that it was 100-120 mg of vicodin for 1yr and irregular usage for several years prior to that) I have no way to taper and have used Suboxone before as well, with varying success (i.e. obviously it hasn't worked as a final solution for quitting).
Avatar m tn Hi there, and welcome to the forum. Congrats on the 14 days. I do not have much experience with Tramadol, but I've read that it can be very difficult to quit cold turkey due to the seizure risk. I'm not sure why the withdrawal symptoms are just now kicking in for you. You said that you were prescribed them by your doctor. Are you able to discuss this with him/her? That, would really be best. I would not think you would still be at risk for seizures at this point, but I can't be sure.
Avatar f tn Hi~ I think you could just stop. I say this because I took Vicodin in Sept. for two months. I had broken my leg; a mess. After two months I just didn't want to take it anymore and I stopped. Nothing. I didn't even think about it at the time. It was not my DOC. You actually may feel a lot better!
Avatar m tn Ok what about Vicodin? Would taking Vicodin slow or halt the recovery process from quitting Zoloft? You know since my brain is in a weak state since I'm recovering from stopping Zoloft, I think. I ask because I was addicted to Vicodin for a month and a half AFTER quitting Zoloft. I was taking 60-80mg of hydrocodone a day during that month and a half period. Would taking Vicodin weaken my body and prolong the withdrawal process from Zoloft?
Avatar f tn I dont think 9 days would cause much withdrawals....Did you take just .25 once a day? I think you should be fine but you could ask your dr just in case. Most people who have issues have taken it for an extended period of time or in bigger amounts than they should have. Im not certain the xanax should be taken everyday tho....
Avatar f tn the risk of having a seizure has past? I am just wondering because in addition to stopping vicodin, I had to stop xanax, I was taking various amounts for awhile, but about .50 mg for the last two weeks. It has now been 2 days without any xanax. I am anxious and not sleeping, but it isn't horrible. i can't tell which pill w/d is doing this to me. I can't seem to find any info on a time frame with the xanax w/ds.
1116472 tn?1260075052 t the first time i had a seizure from the tramadol. I can do without the tramadol though, i dint know it would give me a seizure the second time, b/c i didn't know it caused my first,well, last one before that, as i a m epileptic. But my husband none the less continues to get them knowing if i take them i WILL have a seizure, mounting hospital bills and possibly death. He loves me, but right now he's choosing that. i know i have to find a way to get opiates.
Avatar m tn My fear is that I will have a seizure, I have delt with someone else having a medication withdrawal seizure (tonic-clonic, or clonic tonic I forget what the order is) and that dreadful noise is forever stuck in my head! PLEASE, I want to know what the likelihood of me having a seizure is, I have been taking the fioricet for a few months now, and have lowered it down to 3 a day. I must have a professional estimate or reccomendation before I have another breakdown!
Avatar f tn Is there anyone who you can trust to tell and ask them to help you while you withdraw? It is good to ween from the trams, there is a risk of seizure if you go ct. It may make the withdrawal a little easier.
Avatar f tn Vicodin will probably suppress your withdrawal symptoms while in your system. Tramadol withdrawal is usually easier and faster than Vicodin. Usually will be 3 days and then starts getting easier. Have you spoken to your doctor about your plans to withdrawal? May be he can help you through your symptoms just for a short few days.
Avatar f tn I've been taking 0.25mg of Ativan four times a day for about 6 weeks for anxiety. I haven't taken any for 4 days and feels really anxious and am having trouble sleeping. I also take Vicodin 5/500 1/2 tab 2-4 times a day. I was also taking that for anxiety. I'm still taking the Vicodin hoping that it will help me get off Ativan. I'm really scared by all the stuff I've read about Ativan and wish I'd never started it.I guess my question is: Will I feel better soon?