I been using vicodin, percot, oxy you name it for about a year and it was getting to be a $150 a day habit. I made up my mind that this is it and am not going to do it anymore. I went 2 days so far without anything except tramadol about 8-10 and it seems to helping. I know tramadol is hard to come off as welll but im prescribed this and will tamper off if this works. I'm am having nausea, diarhia, insommia but the tramadol helps with cravings and restless legs. I hope this informations helps others fighting the addiction. Its so aweful and I want my life back. Everything I do was based around that addiction. I couldn't take vacations, i missed out on alot and will not miss anymore. If anyone has anymore input with using tramadol to help against withdrawls please tell. I'll keep you posted. I'm on day two.
The tramadol is just another opiate, and it has some nasty qualities to it, it is an snri med as well as a pain med.
I went cold turkey off prescribed Oxy just over a year ago, so i know exactly what you are going through! It is a living hell... yet it gets better each day. If you keep taking the trams, you will just prolong WD.
Google The Thomas Recipe for a list of over the counter meds you will need while detoxing.
Keep us posted on your progress, we care.
If you haven't checked out suboxone and subutex, this may be an option. Suboxone.com is the homepage and they have a doctor locator. If you would like to see someone who can explain it firsthand, go to YouTube.com and look up Maple2609 and SuboxDoc and watch their videos. Maple is a current patient, SuboxDoc is a psychiatrist who has also been on it and answers all sort of subs questions. Make sure you don't need surgery in the near future tho as it is an opiate blocker and shouldn't be combine with benzos, they do anesthesia with benzos.
hi timets,dont use them trams for more than a few days 3-4 at the most.im only saying this cause i know you have them. and we would both be bullshitin each other. right? so belive me when i say after a few days of them its just one more drug that will have to pass through your system.keep drinking water,it will help to get that stuff out of your system.be strong
Hey, just saw you posting and wondered how you did it. I know, based on date of your posting how you're doing.
I have been on Hydrocodone for over 8yrs, and want to live a drug free life as it too has slowed me down and unless im on it, am not motivated or able to go on with daily living. I, unfortunately am confronted with chronic back pain (per my MRI). Any suggestions on how to get my life back. I am educated, having graduated from law school (10yrs ago, thank G, that I didn't have the back ailment back then). But as a result of being a dependent person I didn't even pass bar.
Any recommendations, suggestions, will be much appreciated.
Yes it will help with the withdrawals from full agonist type of opiates but Tramadol itself will also cause withdrawals. There is really no magical way to avoid withdrawals. There are ways to lessen their intensity but in a nut shell, everyone has to pay the piper somehow one day.
A sincere, most experienced filled response... PLEASE TAKE THE TRAMODOL! This is my 3rd Vicoden (Lortab) detox and using Tramadol, this is the LEAST painful, least disruptive to my career and family continuance. I cannot stress the word LEAST!!! They work Sir!!! I was totally off Hydrocodone in one week. Had I known the effects of Tramadol on my first two detox, I would not have lost my Professional career, house, moral and etc.
I have found tramadol to be a life saver. I know everyone is different but for me tramadol takes a good portion of the edge off so instead of hell on earth it's closer to having a really bad cold when doing withdrawal. For whatever reason I also have very little withdrawal symptoms stopping the tramadol even after a month or so of taking a lot of it. Not sure if people will see this at this point but I just wanted to share my experience as reading these message boards has been such a big comfort when trying to stop in the past. Also at least for me tramadol doesn't knock me out to the extent that it's at all hard to do normal functions, and I've finally started to wonder if I just need to get on tramadol and stay on it. One more point, after going through withdrawals countless times over the last couple years it's gotten to a point where I'm so worn out I can't stand the thought of going through withdrawal without tramadol now.
I'm stopping again now and having tramadol is the only thing keeping me going. I'm so tired and I guess depressed at this point I couldn't stand the month of not really sleeping and pain etc. without it. I think for me tramadol has been both an aid in getting totally clean multiple times, and may now be the thing I can use more long term to stay clear of other stuff. But I've also heard people who do have a lot of withdrawal symptoms when stopping tramadol so maybe I'm an unusual case. Best of luck to you all.
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