... up to 10-15 pills a day sometime's more! I'm really scared and sick of this drug but I can't seem to handle the withdrawls well enough to function and take care of my daily responsibilities. Does anyone know any methods beside's dosing down or anything else that helps with withdrawl symtoms? I take 800mg ibuprofin when I'm forced to withdrawl but that doesn't help much. Would a laxative clean my system out fast? any help greatly appreciated. Thanks
i havent had to go through withdrawal on tramadol, but a much serious drug or drugs. i was on vicodin and oxycodone on the highest dose available for 3.5 years. my doctor tried the step down method with less dose - i just took more pills, then he tried less pills and dose i would run out early and look to the streets,friends,online pharmacys etc. if i had to do again i would amit myself into the hospital so your doctor can treat you and bring you down, less likely to fail and they have medication to help with withdrawls
I've had some experience with Tramadol as well, although it wasn't a high dosage and I could tell straight off that it was one of the many meds that cause me to have seizures. I found this thread which is quite long which I thought you might find helpful. Any drug I've gone off has been managable as long as it's done in a slow enough time frame. I personally have used Charcoal (you'd have to study up on that one some and talk to your doctor) and still use Epsom salts in a bath to help my body get rid of toxins. (just something to consider)
I used to think I was on alot of tramadol, until I've read these posts. How did you get on so much? On your own or did a dr prescribe that much? I know of only one sure way of getting off any addictive med and that is by weaning off. If the way you do it is still causing major withdrawal then you have to do it slower. When I weaned off methadone I did it a very tiny amount down every 4 days. That is, take a dose a tiny bit smaller, then take that same dose for the next few days, then decrease another tiny bit and repeat. I would really like to understand why you take so much. I'm tired of being called an addict and need some insight.
Hi I hope you are okay, I was wondering if you managed to get off tramadol, I don't even know if you will see this message I'm stuck on tramadol too, sometimes taking twelve to twenty pills per day I've yet to suffer from fits thank goodness but I am terrified of withdrawal symptoms I just can't cope I've been using it for five years and I'm frightened of it as it controls my life if you have kicked it how did you do it, if not do you need a friend? I do, my family are very good but I don't think they know how far in i am, thanks for reading this if you do
I have successfully gotten off of Tramadol, but I did it very gradually under the direction of a pain specialist by shaving off just a little bit every week. I was on 400 mg/day to start & it took me over2 years to get completely off. When I was completely off my doctor put me on a low dose of lorazepam (generic for Ativan), which I'm still on to help with anxiety & RLS. I am now 100 days past my final Tramadol dose & feeling about 85% recovered. All that is left is some RLS, which is diminishing. I have called this whole experience "Tramadol hell." I don't think I could have done it without the help of my excellent pain doctor. I urge you to find one for yourself. As for a laxative - that wouldn't help. The drug attaches to receptors in the brain. It takes time for the brain to heal. With the proper help you can do it! I wish you the very best.
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