... prescribed? I seem to be the odd one out since I never experienced any type of high or seizures, and would really like to understand
13 Apr 2012
We humans are addictive by nature, we will over do anything we think will give us "freedom" from life. The ceiling on Tramadol is 450mg per day, if you suffer from migraines it's much lower than that. Start taking 500+ a day and I guarantee you will see one or more of those consequences occur (please don't really do that, I'm just being dramatic).
13 Apr 2012
Hi, I started taking Tramadol a few years ago for a back injury. I now am 'dependant' on them & I suffer opiate like withdrawals when I don't take it. Not good! A friend of mine is in the same situation now also. I used to take 1000mg a day & I felt great, like I could take on the world. I was able to work better & never got stressed. Of cause this was extremely dangerous! I now take 400mg a day & my doctor knows I take them due the addiction & not back pain now. I am cutting down gradually. As well as acting as an opiate (they are actually a synthetic opiate), they also have anti-depressant properties. They are/can be really hard to withdraw from & I wouldn't suggest anyone get started on them. I think it's great that you are so controlled with them. I hope this has helped your curiosity : )
13 Apr 2012
Hi kaismama, & welcome to the site. There is alot of info out there on tramadol, & I will give you the professional link that expalins how it can be addictive & cause seizures if stopped suddenly. It's the professional link, but being an RN you should be able to understand it ok. Please read it in it's entirety. It will give you a better understanding. Unfortunately, the doctors listen to the reps that tout this drug, & don't read up on what it can do to you. If you don't have an addictive type personality, then you won't become addicted to it, but you can build up a tolerance if you take it for chrontic pain. that usually means the dose has to be constantly increase to get the smae pain relief. This is discussed a lot on this site. I hope the info I am giving you explains a lot to you. Doctors should be reading this too,but they just don't seem to with the exception of a few... Mary
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