There's dispute among some medical professionals whether or not tramadol is "technically" a narcotic, and even this site refers to it as "narcotic-like." Regardless of what it's called, it is a highly addictive drug - that easily lends itself to physical and psychological dependency. I work in a treatment center for substance abuse, and I can not count how many folks I've helped through the horrendous detox off this drug. The withdrawal symptoms, once a person is dependent (and not even necessarily addicted) to this drug - are a nightmare. They are actually, many times, worse than so-called stronger narcotics. Be very wary of any doctor who thinks this drug is "safe" - as it certainly is not.
Hello I am new to this group. Please be careful with tramadol. It's addictive capabilities have been compared with heroin. To me the withdrawls were comparable to losing a close family member. I was accidentally addicted to it, and it made me a full blown junkie. Im sorry to be so dramatic and frank. All I want to do is help people. I hate Tramadol,(for me) it's the devil. The bizzare thing is, I have been prescribed vicodin,percocets, and had no problem with them. Tramadol gave me a super human feeling of euphoria. Again, im sorry if I sound dramatic. I remain clean by litetally hating that drug. :)
- Tramadol Information for Consumers
- Tramadol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Tramadol (detailed)
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