are the symptoms?
Yes, and with tramadol, you can seize while withdrawing from it. Google the COWS sheet ( clinical opiate withdrawal scale) and those are the symptoms of opiate withdrawal but there is seizure risk, it MUST be tapered off of, do not suddenly stop it. Tramadol also has ssri effect, so depression is a major symptom of Tramadol withdrawal as well.
The seizure risk from stopping tramadol cold turkey is highly exaggerated. You are more likely to have a seizure taking over the prescribed dose of this drug than you are by stopping it. I've quit cold turkey several times. And YES, withdrawal was HORRIBLE! Worse than quitting anything else I've ever had to take honestly. I did have a seizure while ON tramadol, but never by stopping it. My withdrawal symptoms, as I did quit cold turkey more than once, included sweating, shivers, insomnia, restless legs, nausea, upset stomach, itching, and general wanting to crawl out of my skin. It was hell. The worst of the symptoms lasted 5-7 days, but craving and insomnia lasted much longer. I haven't had a tramadol since February this year... but I admit I miss them. All that keeps me from ordering more is remembering the hell of withdrawal. Never go cold turkey if you have a choice. Good luck!
YES! Please get help and make sure you go to a doctor that is caring and understands what you are going through. I was on Tramadol 50mg for about 5 years and and have been forced to quit cold turkey by my physician. I won't be returning to him because i went to him for help and got nothing but a Dr.'s bill. It is the worse thing I have ever experienced and wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. Fuctioning through everyday duties is impossible. I want to sleep but can't because of the brain zaps and restless legs. Sneezing, upset stomach, diarreah,insomnia and your skin crawling are just some of the symptoms. I am praying not only for myself to get through it but anyone else that has to.
- Tramadol Information for Consumers
- Tramadol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Tramadol (detailed)
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