How long do withdrawals from ultram last? Trying to stop cold turkey?
- 30 Nov 2009 by JCR17
- ultram, seizures, withdrawal
I suffered my first seizure from ultram and I am trying to reduce my intake of ultram and eventually quit. How soon will the withdrawals kick in? I took ultram for one year (1, in the morning & 1 at night) and just recently (up 3 months) ago up to 15 a day. I suffered from bad sciatic pain and while they helped so much, I feel I must live life without them now. - - - Is it normal to feel like a freight train ran over me after a seizure?
Now I am being told by the doctors not to drive for 6 months. I am normally an extremely active person. This will be tough on me.. but I don't want another seizure to happen. Obviously I took too much, the night it happened I took about 5 or 6 and about 20 minutes later I fell to the ground. While it has truly been a wonder drug to me, it has helped alot with pain.. I feel motivated to do more things around the house. I stopped all desire to drink all together and I have been able to exercise pain free and lose pounds. Now, since the seizure I have given my wife the bottle of pills which contained all the ultram. Doing this cold turkey scares me now
30 Nov 2009
Ultram is suppossed to be a non-opiate answer to Tylenol#3 as it has about the same pain killing strength. If abused it will cause siezures, as you found out. I would go cold turkey asap and expect to feel pretty shitty for about 5 days. Once you start to feel better you will recouperate very quickly.
This drug, so I've heard may be taken off the market and re-evaluated. Doctors have been lead to believe that this drug will replace tylenol with codeine and that it isn't addictive. As we have found out that it is addictive and causes siezures at high doses.
Good luck to you and hang in there... Dave
11 Jun 2012
make sure you wean off, don't stop all at once. take 1/2 of what you normally take for about 5 days, and then 1/2 of that for about 5 days. don't ever stop a medication cold turkey.
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