Hi, I am wondering if anyone else has had my same symptoms of persistent significant abdominal bloating with some mild stomach pain and cramping after stopping tramadol. I am 3 weeks after a fairly fast taper off tramadol after 1-2 years of intermittent low (50 to 100 mg daily) use. I don't know what else could have caused it. Otherwise, after about 3 weeks of moderate hell, I feel good except for continued insomnia. Good luck to all. We can make it.
18 Feb 2010
Tramadol DOES require a taper for your safety. If you reduce too quickly or stop abruptly especially it can cause seizures and that is dangerous. So shoot straight with me here about what is happening.
How badly is your abdomen bloating? That is not a really common symptom depending on the degree of the fluid retention. Depending on how bad it is I may suggest after I read your reply to speak with the dr. You may need another medication for that, just something simple.
Are you retaining fluids in other parts of your body too like the limbs or just the tummy? If you are then you may need a diuretic from the dr. Let me know about that please.
Sleep is always the last thing to return to normal when stopping opiates. No one ever died from lack of sleep in an opiate detox even though we may feel like we are going to bite the bullet. lol It won't happen. Tell me more about the bloating/retaining fluids though. Do you retain fluids in your legs or other areas of the body or is it just in your abdomen? Keep me posted. God bless. : )
21 Feb 2010
Hi, i'm interested to read your question! I have stopped tramadol, about 4 weeks ago and i have a bloated stomach now. I have gained weight since stopping, as my appetite has returned! But no matter what size i have been, i have pretty much always had a 'flat' stomach. But now, i was just looking in the mirror this a,m, i've never been this bloated, so maybe this is a withdrawal effect! I also got a lot of stomach aches/cramps when coming off but this is a common withdrawal feature
10 Jan 2011
Hello: So you all too have bloating. I have been useing tramadol off and on for 4 1/2 years. I take usually 200 mg at one time but only once or twice a week. I stopped for a 2 months and had bloating pretty bad for the entire time. Now I have been taking it agian and after a 200 mg dose I have no bloating for that day ad on the next day but comes back on the 3rd day. Now of course I do not eat much when I have taken it and on days that I fast I do not have the bloating either. I have wondered if by taking this I have done some ill affect to my digestive system by distroying th good bactiria that helps in digestion. So I have consumed mass quatities of yogurt and cottage cheese but this was to no avail. Sometimes parisites can cause this too. I have lived in tropical areas where this could be the problem. I will maybe try taking 1 Tramodol a day to see if this helps... if it is some side effect. Would like to know if you have no other boating? May try the remedy for parisite too. I appreciate any other info others may have.
31 Aug 2011
Hi their. I've been taking tramadol for about 5 1\2 years. Started out with one tablet 50 mg, now take 8 tablets of the same mg a day. I've had this bloating for a long time. About two months after starting trmadol it started. My stomach is hard, and it hurts to much if I try and suck in. I look "fat" in my stomach, but I'm not. I'm a male, 36. I honestly have to say I've not tried much to get rid of it. I thought it was a neccesar evil. But I'm really sick of it now, the bloating now is controling my life just like the pain. Does anyone know any way to stop it, other than stoping taking tramadol? Thank you
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