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?
21 Jan 2012
well, tramadol is a synthetic opiate that works on different opiate receptors than that of oxycodone, diecytlmorphine (heroin), morphine, methadone, and etc. my friend tried to get "high" by taking a bunch of them in one handful, a half hour later he had a grandmal seizure in my lap, he had to be sedated with Lorazapam (ativan) to stop the massive convolutions. he remembers nothing of it, so he also suffered some brain damage, i personally think it is a useless drug and should be taken off the market. It barely works as an analgesic, never-mind being good for recreation, the drug is useless in my opinion, i have a major spine disease called kyphonated scholiosis or kyphoscholiosis which means sideways and outward curvature of the sine, and i am in constant pain, tramadol (ultram) as it was named because its so ULTRA! .. no it isn't, it is far from ultra, its the opposite of ultra. It sucks, ...
SO my friend do NOT try to get high on this horrible substance for you will go into a massive seizure and you could die from that if you are alone or operating ANY heavy machinery, or an automobile. i hope this helped you, and please .. PLEASE. do not try to abuse tramadol, it could be lethal. hope to be able to help with more questions further on in the future
21 Jan 2012
Well, tramadol is a synthetic opiate that works on different opiate receptors than that of oxycodone, diecytlmorphine (heroin), morphine, methadone, and etc. my friend tried to get "high" by taking a bunch of them in one handful, a half hour later he had a grandmal seizure in my lap, he had to be sedated with Lorazapam (ativan) to stop the massive convolutions. he remembers nothing of it, so he also suffered some brain damage, i personally think it is a useless drug and should be taken off the market. It barely works as an analgesic, never-mind being good for recreation, the drug is useless in my opinion, i have a major spine disease called kyphonated scholiosis or kyphoscholiosis which means sideways and outward curvature of the spine, and i am in constant pain, tramadol (ultram) as it was named because its so ULTRA! .. no it isn't, it is far from ultra, its the opposite of ultra. It sucks, ...
SO my friend do NOT try to get high on this horrible substance for you will go into a massive seizure and you could die from that if you are alone or operating ANY heavy machinery, or an automobile. i hope this helped you, and please .. PLEASE. do not try to abuse tramadol, it could be lethal. hope to be able to help with more questions further on in the future!
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.
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
21 Jul 2012
NO, I never got a high nor did I get addicted to it. I took Tramadol as prescribed, 50 mg every 4 to 6 hours steadily for 4 months along with 24/7 doses of Lorcet (an opiate). Then I went off of both of them completely for 5-6 days, then far less frequently after that. This was after getting nerve block injections which improved my migraines.
I had no bad side effects. The doctors thought I would need rehab, I later found out. Eventually I stopped the Tramadol completely because of drug interactions with Effexor (all SSRIs and SNRIs) and Trazodone.
I guess I must be unusual, but am not the only one on this website who also had the same experience.
1 May 2013
no tramadol doesnt cause a high. i used to take pain pills for the high and it worked until i found i have degenerative spine disease and arthritis in my hips, if you have real pain in your body you dont get the high you only get the pain relief from them. i never did get any sort of high from tramadol.
12 Apr 2012
My dr told me that tramadol causes a high in about 2% of users. I'm willing to bet that if I gave sugar pills to 100 people and told them to be careful because it causes highs and addiction, 2 people would become high and addicted. This is not to say it doesn't cause dependence. I have been on a high dose of tramadol for years, and have never experienced a high or any other reaction. Results of any drug are individual and you have to be aware and judge for yourself. For me the benefit far outweighs the risks.
3 Feb 2012
I started taking tramadol for headaches. I would say it is addicting because when you stop taking it, the withdrawal sysmptoms were terrible for me. Shakiness, nervousness. It`s funny though, that every doctor I`ve been to about pain other than headaches, like abcessed tooth, they offer tramadol first, then I say it don`t work for me, then they prescribe vicodin. I like the high from vicodin better. The euphoria is better, but man, you build a tolerance to opiates within just a couple days, so you gotta take more and more. I got off both Tramadol and opiates. It`s isn`t good to get into addiction, you`ll regret it.
18 Oct 2011
First of all Yes you can get a high. If you were to take 4/50mg Tramadols you will get high. If you continue doing that you do get to the point of nodding out. I do not recommend this of course. I have severe chronic pain due to a bunch of stuff. I used to be on dilaudid and fentynol patches. I was sick of being on that type of stuff and just went to tramadol. I have to say I like it better than oxycodone or hydrocodone. I have arthritis and it crazy! it like lubricated your joints it feels like. Usually I can never crack my nickles or any other joint in my body, but when I am on my pain medication everything is not stiff and adjusts so easy. Also I can stretch much better. I can sit and have my legs straight out and touch my head to my knees. few things to remember though., Because it raises your serotonin levels you need to be carefull especially if taking any other medications that raises serotonin because you can have a seizure.
also you can retain so much water so fast if abused. to the point of squeezing your leg and it indents. also SWIM was not absuing it but retained so much water that they poked a thin needle in their belly and barely any blood came out but mainly a clear liquid. (have pictures to prove that one). and also if you smoke cigarettes I must warn you that this will make you want to smoke one after another.
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...
- Tramadol Information for Consumers
- Tramadol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Tramadol (detailed)
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