since Tramadol is addictive for some people does this also mean that this med can be abused and cause a high? was just driving this morning and this question came to mind. I've never used the stuff so i don't know the effects on euphoria (but i do know alot about how it works)
This question has also been asked and answered here:
Can tramadol get you high like opiates?
14 Jan 2010
I you read any patient insert from a pharmacy when you are prescribed this stuff, it says right there may be habit-forming, so anyone who has a legitimate prescription needs to read ALL of the information that comes in the bag with their medication. As well, it also has ALL the possible side effects listed for tramadol in the information.
14 Jan 2010
I took tramadol,but never got a high,of course i was also on percocets,and they give you a euphoria,not for long though,i dont experience that anymore,but i dont take more than prescribed,however about getting a high,yes,i know this as fact because i know three ppl close to me who abuse them to get a high,but im talking,they will take a handful,no joke,at once,around ten at a time. it's a very low dose pain reliever,that's what the doctors told me,and why they said it was ok to add it with my prec's because my percs. are no longer working for me,the pain is coming back,but i didnt feel any difference at all in pain takeing the tramadol with them,so i just threw them out and stopped taking them,but yes,if you abuse them,you get a high,i guess if you abuse any drug you could get a high.
14 Jan 2010
Tramadol has abuse potential. If taken at high doses it will act on both receptors in the brain (Kappa and mu receptors) which will cause Euphoria. Most addicts that abuse Tramadol take about 15 pills at once. As you probably already know high doses of Tramadol equates to Seizure activity. One of my friends that's in med school was addicted to Tramadol. She said that at regular doses it did very little for her but at higher doses she found out it would work on both receptors in the brain like I mentioned above therefore creating a Euphoric feeling. I personally believe that Tramadol with become a controlled substance in the near future because of it's abuse potential. Tramadol is a great drug though. It helps many people. If taken as directed it will most likely not become addictive. Some people do become addicted but this number is low. Hope this helps Psychmajor. Good question. Hope to hear from you soon!
14 Jan 2010
Interesting. I have worked in a pharmacy, researched the crap out of drugs, taken some... uh anyway yeah as said before havnt been prescribed tramadol and dont want to... besides i fractured my hand and have vicodin... if i wanted to abuse something there ya go. i was seriously curious since only SOME states have this as a control but it is also addicitve
16 Jan 2010
Without saying anything about pleasant effects, I can say that Tramadol is definitely risky for addiction, and withdrawals from it are right on par with Vicodin. That's a hint for what it can do for some people like myself. There's an entire post dedicated to the evils of Tramodol on a similar website like this. It has seizure causing effects from too much, and dropping it cold turkey. I'm the dummy dealing with the soma issue now. I appreciated your response to me. If you'd like any other info. from experience about Tram-o-hell, let me know. Jeff.
12 Feb 2010
I am a recovering alcoholic who was prescribed tramadol for chronic neck pain. First and foremost I have had about 8 seizures associated with alcohol withdrawl in the past so I don't think I should have been prescribed this. One stupid evening though I took 12 50mg tramadols looking for a high and the only thing I got was double-vision and drowsiness. No seizures thank God but I'll never do that again. Way too risky. And if anyone reading this is wondering if they can get high from tramadol: NO you can't, no euphoria what-so-ever!
12 Feb 2010
I am not a Doctor, so take this with a grain of salt. I have chronic low back pain, 13 months ago I detoxed off of 5 years of prescription pain medicine, I have taken every kind of pain medicine made. I personally had no trouble with driving, not being in control, no high affects, even after taking ten times the prescribed dose. Anything can become addictive, so please have someone keep a close eye on you, because the Doctors will not, and you will not notice an increase in pills, and an increase of drug strength. Din bror i Kristus, N.I.B.
4 Mar 2010
Hey, this response comes after reading some of the post. I never thought once when I read your question that you were fishing for info to get high. We are all curious to learn things from others about medicines and other issues we want to discuss. This was an honest question and with all due respect a good one. I take tramadol 100mg 3x a day for breakthrough pain. I have taken it for awhile ( it doesn't help my pain at all ). I knew one of the side effects was seizures but I had never heard of anyone having them until this post. I am also on Neurontin 2400mg a day and I know it has siezures precautions everywhere you read on the pamplet. Back to your question I have taken 200 mg at one time instead of the prescribed 100mg and I couldn't tell any difference at all. Call me an addict or whatever but when my pain is so intense in my legs from the neuropathy that I rub sores on the tops of my legs trying to releive the pain I wish I could take enough Tramadol to make me high.
Don't let any responses from this post keep you from asking any questions. Some of us know exactly where you are coming from and "some" never will...
18 Mar 2010
When I was abusing opiates, although tramadol is considered a "synthetic" opiate, it was my pill of choice. I am an addict, in recovery now, but I didn't take anywhere near the reccommended dosage. Not only was I addicted to tramadol but the withdrawl is the same as coming off of heroin. Have experienced both. Be very careful. On tramadol I felt like super-woman, super-mom, etc. Got such speed and euphoria from them, nothing could stop me. Good luck to you and I hope I helped answer your question... YES, YES, YES!!
26 Mar 2010
It does but defenitly not a good one in my opion, its more of a jittery my nerves are tore up high and they make most people so constipated that they cant stand it. I had a prescription to tramadol after being weaned from percocets because of a surgery. I am now in Suboxone detox on day 7 and wish that I never would have gotten a prescription of any sort.
26 Mar 2010
hi psychmajor,by now your probably sorry u even asked this question. but i understand why u did. when we stop being curious our lives tend to stagnat. so this is my answer to ur question"if u take it by itself u don't feel any euphoria.if u take it in concert with another medication u may feel a slight high but i doubt it. to me anything that dulls or kills my pain is a high. when my suboxone startes to work on my pain i guess u might say its a high. not being in pain is all i hope for when i take a pill. so if it lets u feel no pain i guess thats a high in itself."... pete
15 Apr 2010
I would say it totally depends on your personal chemisty. I know people who have taken it and had no relief/effects at all. I gave one to my wife because she was hurting badly and she could not function for two days. It all depends on your body, it effects different people differently. I personally have used the drug for its euphoric effects. I would not call it a high, more like a stupor. I do know it is an evil little pill that should be avoided at all costs.
7 May 2010
for me tramadol has been the least addictive to me id rather take that then vicodin because you get them mood swings comeing of vicodin i take tramadol for a auto immune disorder that causes my joints to swell and it has made me feel alot better and has gave me a better nights sleep i will not take vicodin anymore they had me on that for like a yr on and off and i was terriable with them i was addicted not to the point i could not get myself steady but enough where i had couple rough days without them my bodie hurt bad but so far tramadol has never did that to me so far in my opintion ites the least addictive because you really dont get the high people really want ites more of a steady high it wont let you get that high off of it but thats my last concern with it i personally asked for it knowing for me im less likely to get addicted to it only take 2 a day on a bad day 4 the most but usually only 2 50 mgs
8 May 2010
Hi psychmajor, good to hear from you. As I read down through the many posts and comments here, we seem to get confused between "high" and "addict"! Psych. if i'm reading you right , what you want to know is does tramadol cause "euphoria"/"High"! I personally wouldn't touch that question with a "ten foot pole"! The answers would be endless and would go on to infinity... yay... or... nay? [both of 'em... "chuckle"] I can offer only My experience, and this is NOT an opinion. Very first 3 tramadol worked , first4 worked ,after that... nothing. I went up to 600mg [nothing], then gave up. Sacosam
- Tramadol Information for Consumers
- Tramadol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Tramadol (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
About an hour after I take the dose I get a little drowsy. When I nod off I get this flash of a horrible image or dream. It only lasts 30 seconds or ...
1 answer • 5 Jun 2010
... was given tramadol-I get no high whatsoever, have been taking it for years. Most I've ever taken is two per day, when I work out. Why am I ...
3 answers • 31 Aug 2011
Is it safe to take nortriptyline and Tramadol? Any other suggestions for pain relief would be great?
I am scared to take the 2 together due to the high interactions. My neurologist and my rhumatologist have said it is ok. I take the nortriptyline at ...
3 answers • 21 Mar 2013