I started taking it in Feb. for back pain. I take one 2x a day. I wasn't in pain yesterday so I did not take it. My BP went up to 150/98. My BP is usually 116/60 and never goes above normal. I took one at that point and it started to go back down. Someone help.
12 Apr 2011
As Laurie indicated, you MUST get off of it slowly, titrate down, do a slow taper.
Ultram (Tramadol) has an SNRI (serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor) quality to it, so you may need an antidepressant when going off this opioid pain med. Do NOT go cold turkey as seizures are a possibility. I do not know why your BP went up, other than withdrawal from any pain med can cause BP to go a bit wild, and if you have intense pain that can cause BP to go up, were you in pain at the time?
Best wishes to you,
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