I have been taking it for 4 years. I take antidepressants for seizures because i read the barbitals i was given were highly addictive, and i had a young child at the time and felt lethargic. my seizures are brought on by bright lights, when i miss a dose of the antidepressant i have sound seizures as well. i have been trying to lighten up on the tramadol, I feel that i am taking to much. when i let myself run out my sight becomes more sensitive and have more seizure activity I read tramadol is supposed to cause them not the other way around. Why is this ?
I have epilepsy and notice when I dont take tramadol my seizures are heavier?
- 26 May 2013 by tamme0922
- 27 May 2013
- seizures, epilepsy, tramadol, antidepressant
Added 26 May 2013:
i was reading someone posted coming off them can cause this. great. i have been on 50 mlg i wont go up and i wont change pain meds. a doctor tried to get me to take oxycodone. i kind of got a little nasty with him and said the only way to treat tendonitis is be addicted to drugs? Yeah. jokes on me guess tramadol turned out to be addicting.
Added 26 May 2013:
I do data entry for a living and have pain in my hands, wrists, elbows and shoulder. i take 50 mlg tramadol, 2 every six hours. i get 100 every 14 days. i think that excessive so i am trying to cut back or go without.
Hi, mhelcl is correct in saying that Tramadol hold an antidepressant property, they act as an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor). This is just what is would do if i was in your position... I would ask my doctor for a tapering plan to discontinue the Tramadol and switch to a different antidepressant & analgesic. Tramadol can cause big problems for some users, i myself was dependent on them and it was a nightmare time for me. I am as confused as you are about Tramadol helping to control the seizures? You could consider trying Amitriptyline - it is an antidepressant that also relieves pain. I was prescribed it when i injured my back some years ago & it was really helpful for letting me sleep through the pain at night. Now i continue taking them for their antidepressant properties. You might find you need an extra pain killer on top of this, but you could take something 'safer' than Tramadol, such as Ibuprofen or Diclofenac?
- Tramadol Information for Consumers
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