... the other day I took four 50mg tramadol and 3 hours later I took five more, so I ate 450mg in a short while. a couple hours later i had 2 seizures. never had seizures before. wondering if this was a tramadol overdose? didnt tell doctor that i had been taking tramadol, didnt want to admit that i had taken so much. my regular doctor is on vacation but i did make appointment with him next week. i know that just because my usual dosage is so high doesn't mean that i am not susceptible to overdose but didn't know for sure if these seizures were brought on by tramadol o.d.
Whether or not you call it an OD, I would say it's a 90% probability the Tramadol caused the seizures. Unless you have some other possibility, it's probably a 99% chance. Are you upset over this? I hope so. What made you take so much, were you trying to get a buzz from them? If that happened to me I'd want off that drug asap. But that's me.
Clearly, I'm no M.D. but the usual dose for Tramadol is 1-2 50mg tablets every 8 hrs as needed. And because I'm not aware of what other meds you may be taking it's difficult to judge, of course. But tramadol is fairly strong so the possibility is distinct. Can you describe anything about the seizure or how long you you may have felt dragged out? JR
Hi, i have only just come across this question, years later, but wanted to add my answer as well... many people are unaware of how dangerous Tramadol can be if used outside of the recommended dosage instructions. I used to misuse Tramadol and consider myself very lucky that i didn't suffer more during those many months. Dependence can be built quickly and so the patient increases the dosage (against the doctors advice) and it can rapidly spiral out of control. Please be careful guys
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