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|09-21-2011, 08:26 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2011
tramadol worst drug ever
hi new here. quick stats tramadol user 4 months 4-6 aday (200-300mg).tapered off and quit altogether 16 days ago. FEEL TERRIBLE STILL very anxious, bad sinus problems, dizzy and weak. how long will this last? at wits end the anxiety is the worst i just dont feel right. im glad i quit when i did this is the worst drug ever
|09-21-2011, 08:31 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2007
Blog Entries: 1
I have no experience myself, but there's a lot of members here who've had problems with this drug. You'll find a lot of support here.
Have you spoken to a Dr at all?
thanks to member Northof49 for my SR avatar.
|09-22-2011, 10:15 AM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Somewhere in Florida
Sunnydaysoon, Welcome to SR
I am on day 31 from quitting Tramadol at 1000mg a day. I promise you it gets better! You are not only having withdrawal from an opioid at this point, but also an SSRI withdrawal syndrome. That's why you're feeling so much anxiety. I would definitely try finding another DR! You could even try a psych DR. Alot of psych Dr's have knowledge of Tramadol that regular MD's don't bc it was originally made to be an antidepressant, and then later was found to be so useful for pain that that's what it's primary use is today. Or if you don't want to go that route and you just wait it out, know that the anxiety is most likely coming from that, and it will eventually go away Hang in there!! Post as much as you need to, this is a great place to get support!
|09-26-2011, 01:27 PM||#8 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Boca *****
I think when you quit anything that messes with your seretonin (and other chemicals), weakness is always a foremost symptom. I was weak for quite a while. I'm 39 and could barely make it up my stairs, but it does get better.
Relapsing isn't worth it. REMEMBER your Detox Days an Don't Repeat them!
|09-28-2011, 09:18 AM||#9 (permalink)|
What would Captain America do?
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Minneapolis, MN
I messed around with those little bastards myself, they are horrible!!! I would take between 20-30 a day and they would really do nothing for me except make me anxious and twitch at night! A good diet and exercise will make you feel much, much better, much faster!
-DO Push-Ups! Because life is too short to be small-
|10-02-2011, 10:55 AM||#10 (permalink)|
Clean since Dec. 1st, 2010
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Cumming GA
Wow-I totally agree!! Tramadol is the worst to get off of-BUT IT CAN BE DONE!!! I was taking around 15-20 or more a day for about 2 years. The depression, in my opinion, is the worst part of detox. Tramadol is SUCH A DANGEROUS DRUG.
Keep on trucking-it DOES get better and YOU CAN DO THIS!!!
For my beautiful only child KYLE who left us so suddenly. 5/12/1998-7/5/2009
Each moment of each day I will honor YOU in special ways.*YOU ARE ALWAYS WITH ME*
p.s.-Mama is gonna be A-OK!
|11-05-2011, 01:19 PM||#12 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2011
Sunndaysoon, I have been addicted to Tramadol and am thankfully now clean.
Lemme lay it down for you:
Tramadol is indeed the worst drug ever, I was on a dose of 225mg, I started recreational use and I loved how it took off after 30 - 50 minutes and the opiate action started making love to your brain and telling you everything is alright, you're safe from all the BS surrounding you. You're strong and impenetrable, that's how it made me feel.
We're not strong or impenetrable on Trama, I learned this the hard way.
During April of '11 I was popping 1 pill a day, I took a break of one or two days, fast forward to August '11, the last two weeks of which I was popping two per day, after around July I was doing it daily, come September 1st I could not score any, I went home and drank till I fell asleep.
The first 5 days were horrible, pain as bright as the sun engulfed me, it was a major effort to move from the my bed to the bathroom, why are tears streaming down my face? Because my brain is now totally confused at the lack of Trama and doesn't know what chemicals to release now that it's gone.
After around a week it was a bit better, after 2 weeks I was 100% better and back to normal.
The withdrawal is not something I would wish on anyone, not even my worst enemies.
It does get better, and there is a light at the end of the nasty tunnel that is Trama addiction.
Sending you much positive vibes, be strong and do not give in to the false sense of comfort, you can and will defeat this.
All the best.
It is the responsibility of the strong to help the weak become strong ~Harlan Ellison
|11-10-2011, 07:20 PM||#13 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2011
that is scary I have been taking 300 to 450 a day for almost 1 year and the other night have ran out and did not take it that night and I thrashed around the entire night. Please tell me is there anything that can help with the wd's that I can take for sleep and energy. I know that I will break if I have another night like that. It was the most frustrating thing I have ever experienced..
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