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17 Sep 2010
All good answers you've gotten. Not only is it addicting, when you suddenly stop taking them, there is a high risk of seizures involved. There are many misconceptions about tramadol. It's one of those meds that scares me and doesn't work on pain all that well. And I'm addicted to opiates. So what does that tell you? I need my medications in order to function (somewhat) and even with the narcotics I take, I don't get high from them. They simply help control pain, which is the ONLY purpose of these meds. Of course these are my opinions (except for the addiction and seizure parts) so please consult with your doctor and stay safe!
Regarding your question, the answer is no. Unless you take a handful of them. Which would put you at risk of an over dose and seizure, they are manufactured in a way where it doesn't produce that euphoric feeling. And when they start to wear off, be sure to have extra strength advil around for the massive headache to follow. (also personal experience) although this headache came after 2 tramadol started wearing off!
17 Sep 2010
Not very smart to do but my answer is yes. But it all depends on the person me and my brother we had the same effects ( we got high) on them. My sister on other hand was very tired and they didn't help he function. My mom also is prescribed them and they just help he get threw the day. Anyways yes from personal experiance they can but also put this into mind that when I first started taking them they got me high but I wasn't takin any form of narcotic or drug. After being prescribe pain killers ( vicoden and percocet) I no long got " high " from them.. so it all depends on the person. Also that's was when I only took 2 at once now I'm up to 4 at once and they do not give me that feeling anymore.. I would like to add that they are very addicting. I'm not addicted to them I haven't actually takin them for about 5mos untill this week and started again but smart thing would be not to abuse them and not to take them regularly. Be smart don't ruin you life.
19 Sep 2010
You have had many good answers. Everyone is different but ultram was the first pain killer I ever took for pain. They did get me high like vicodin ect. And sent me down a bad road. Vicodin to loratabs --- 1 at a time -- 2 - 3 -4 -- then oxys then snorting them. Then full blown addiction. Then suboxone and so on. Not to mentionall the $ Just remember FOR PAIN AS NEEDED. Opiates have ruined alot of peoples lifes.
20 Dec 2012
Well, I have been using tramadol for about 4 months now. It works great for my tension headaches which I have had forever. It does no good on the monthly migrane days though. It did make me very "up" the first 2 days I took it. Since then it just takes away my pain and usually puts me in a good mood. I used to take effexor which never put me in a good mood and was really difficult to come off of. The stories I read about getting off of tramadol and the siezures really scares me, so I will try to keep my usage to a minimal.
1 Jan 2013
I was rear ended at 50mph at a red light... on percocet for a while..than vicodin for a while... helped with pain but made me feel crazy..was put on tramadol 50mg 3 times a day after getting out of rehap center... still taking 50mg twice a day... I think it makes me less depressed there is some research on this on the web... going to ask my neurolgist about this Anyone try relatively low dose tramadol for depression?
31 Oct 2012
I have been prescribed Tramadol for almost a year for knee and back pain, the beginning of arthritis the doctor thinks. I don't take them all day long every day now because the pain has subsided quite a bit. I only take it when I'm in pain. I have the 50 MG tab. I did take one every eight hours the first couple of months, per the perscription. I'm allowed to double up on it if the pain persists, after taking one. I've never taken more than 3 at a time. So far I've not had a single problem with it. It helps with headaches too, but plain old Tylenol or aspirin or Aleve works just as well for my headaches. I've never noticed any "high", but maybe that only comes if way too many are taken I guess. I have ranitidine for upset stomach but hardly ever need it.
1 Mar 2012
DON'T TAKE IT TO GET HIGH!!! I've taken opiates before for various injuries, etc, I've never become addicted to them like I did Tramadol. They are a helluva drug to try to come off of once you start taking them! Don't even start or you'll be in for some serious withdrawals!
30 Apr 2013
I have been taking Tramadol (50,g) for arthritic pain for about 20 years. They usually give me a feeling of well being and I become talkative but not anything that would be deemed as "high." I have never been impaired in any way by taking them. Large doses did cause a "buzzy feeling."
I have found them to be moderately useful for low level chronic pain. I have been recently taking them with generic tylenol which seems to significantly improve their effectiveness at pain control.
I recommend strongly that you follow your doctor's instructions and let him/her know of any side effects you may experience.
21 Jan 2012
Yes, I think they can get you high. I've done most opiates but I've only recently taken tramadol for the first time and I definitely felt a little glow from the prescribed dosage. It will get you high but they're dangerous according to the literature. I mixed them with subies and the mix was definitely a high. I told my doctor to give me something that would work on pain while I'm on suboxone and the pain was better with them. i prefer H but I'm in a testing program.
- Tramadol Information for Consumers
- Tramadol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Tramadol (detailed)
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