Hi jeanbak ! I am fairly new here but I know Robert is helping me with tapering my suboxone medicane. When I talk to him which will probably be today or tomorrow I will definatly ask him. You also will be getting some answers from others that may know. Welcome to the group and please know that I am here if you need to talk. I hope to hear from you soon !!
I've heard that tapering (as Donella is doing) is the best way to go with Tramadol w/d.
As far as a tapering schedule, I'm sure Robert or Donella could help with that.
How much are you currently taking, or what was your highest dose and how many times a day were/are you taking it? That info is paramount. Both of them will need that info to help you taper off of it.
I was on 400mg for years and fairly recently weaned off. The best way is to lower the dose by 50-100mg/week until you're off (never cut them in half). The last 100mg was the hardest for me. I did have some oxycodone I took when I was completely off and still felt the withdrawals. They suck for sure but the slower you wean the easier it will be. Kim.
You should never stop tramadol all at once. The potential for having a seizure is too great. Tapering is the only way to get off of it. Please go to the link below & read about this drug before stopping completely without the help of a physician... Mary
Some pharmacies and Doctors consider tramadol to be a schedule III narcotic.. of course this is widely debatable.
From my experience, yes people can WD from tramadol.
I'm no expert and not sure but I would assume that the WD from tramadol would be similar, though milder, than WD's from opiates such as Vicodin or percocet. I am going through opiate WD myself and Mary632009 had instructed me to see the "thomas recipe"
Hope this helps and best of luck to you.. you are not alone in this fight. If you need support you can hit me up anytime. :)
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