My boyfriend was addicted to lortabs but for the last 2 years has been taking tramadol on and off for shoulder pain and has had 6 seizures. He says he isn't addicted to it but i beg to differ... Need peoples advice on what to do. The last seizure he had in my bathroom and i thought he was going to die in my arms and it really freaked me out
Hi cgary97, Yes Tramadol, which is generic Ultram will cause seizures. I was put on it when I was 36 for my migraines. I was put on 800mgs a day total. This was when it first came out and the doctors didn't know that it builds up in your system. Now the most they will prescribe is 400mgs a day total. Anyway, I had never had a seizure in my life till then. I had three small children in school and was a busy mom. I had to stop driving, I couldn't bathe or shower alone in the bathroom and someone had to be with me all the time. My doctor ran tests and said he saw no signs of seizures but my husband had a cousin he grew up with that had them, so he knew what he was talking about. So my doctor put me on anti seizure meds and they didn't even help. After a couple months of this, I was talking to my sister one day, who just happens to be a Pharmacist, and she told me to tell her everything I was on.
She called me back the next day and told me to go off the Ultram, and I did. I am 49 now and have not had one seizure since! Also, Ultram/Tramadol is a synthetic narcotic, so it is additive. Good Luck
yes my sister had a seizure while taking tramadol but she took way more that day then normal. yes it was very scary.. does he throw up while he is in the seizure? because my sister did.. do you know about how many he takes a day? i think she took about 15 of the 50 mg that day. tell him to be careful and he should let his dr know about this. my sister was taken off of tramadol and put back on vicodin and has not had another seizure sence..
best wishes to both of you
Yes indeed you can have seizures from taking tramadol I take them and I'm currently tryin to quit but don't no how.. I had my first seizure ever in my life and I'm 30 just one week ago I had one I felt like I was going to vomit and ran to the restroom the nest thing I knew I woke up on the floor with a black eye and 2 knots on my head. Needless to say I was scared to death but even more so to know my 7 yr. Old daughter had to see that and thought her mommy was dead. After I was sweating badly shaking nervous and so ashamed of myself. I'm currently tryin to quit. Best of luck to you & yours.
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