28 May 2011
Yes tramadol is considered an opiate, but you should read some info about tramadol. The way it connects to your receptors makes it far less addictive than other narcotics, you dont get the high in other words. Also, it is considered rather a hybrid than anything else. Considering everything out there, the lesser of the two evils. It will help but as everyone else has said, you are trading one for another. If you can use them to get through the major wd's and taper off, use poper support groups, you will be in good shape. Do keep in mind your health, prior history and medical advice from doctors. Tramdol has been associate withe seizures, so as with this and all other medication, talk to a doctor first. There is on one thing that is perfect for everyone. Use your own best judgement you know yourself. Knowlege is key and the power to everything. Will power is a must, being careful not to trade one for another.
I was prescribed a very powerful regiment of narcotics for years, i found that tramadol helped me in the later stages of wd, the restless leg syndrome, ex, but as I said, it is different for everyone.
1 Jun 2011
i dont know where some of you get your information from, but tramadol is not an opiate. it can actually cause great sickness if taken in combination with opiates. trust me on this. but for your answer, if you have taken heavy opiates for less than 2 weeks you can probably tough it out. for much longer daily use, suboxone or subutext is the best route. methadone and such will only addict you to it. i have heard that the suboxone can too, i always use sparingly and only use half of the dose untill i feel sick again. once you get over the depression and psychological effects, and the spasams, its not as hard as you think.. you have to hang in there... but trust me, do not take tramadol if you have recently taken opiates. it will make you deathly ill.
26 May 2011
Please don't take the Trams. This will put you back at square one in withdrawal. Like BRR said Soma's can be highly addictive, yet if you actually trust yourself they may help with muscle cramping. Just don't take more than one every six hours, Soma affects the heart, not something you want to mess about with!!
If you give us a bit more info, such as what were you addicted to, how much were you taking, and how were you taking it (ingesting, snorting, or shooting up), that would help us to help you get through withdrawal.
Suboxone is a great med, yet not everyone addicted to opiates needs to start on them. Some can do it cold turkey.
Best wishes to you,
26 May 2011
this combination is known to subside opiate withdrawals OUT of the medical arena.The mixure is said to work fine by abusers but professionals highly against such methods.Those doctors are worried about two things:1.That may cause hazardous adverse effects.2.They are afraid that this method might replace previous addictions with new ones..So,what's the solution to this problems?Well,bear in my that quiting cold turkey,as you are already know,could and can cause you a seizure which you really don't need.Best solution is to seek medical help because there will be lots of meds as sedatives..etc and cognitive talking.About tramal,there's still controversy whether it's an opioid or not,for it is a unique totally man made chemicals;I take it once in a while for my pain,and no problems..Really good luck for you .ace_rick
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