How long does it typically take to begin to feel the effects on my anxiety?
Ok, now I've heard everything. Tramadol is not an anti anxiety meds it is a pain pill. It is also a controlled drug in several states, so it doesn't seem like the dr would try it rather then a benzo. Are you sure that is why the dr ordered it? And 50mg twice a day is a piddling dose too. I have never heard of anyone having it prescribed for anxiety, so I have no idea if it will ever help you. Why didn't he just put you on anti depressants?
Hi, the only reason i can think of for prescribing Tramadol for this reason, is because of it's SSRI properties, but like the other guys, i have never heard of it being prescribed for anxiety?? I would ask your doctor to explain why this medication was decided upon, and what his reason are, how he thinks it will help your condition? If you have time to get back to us, i think we'd all be interested to hear what you find out...
I am currently allowed up to 200 to 300 mg of tramadol day for pain due to arthritis, tendinitis and just aches and pains from my active-duty service as a Scout in the military. I'm also prescribed outside of the VA, Valium for my ptsd ( anger anxiety and sleeplessness ). I am going to talk to my psychiatrist about tramadol as an anti anxiety medication. So it works for me for anti anxiety because the Tramadol does not cause the intoxicating type affect that the Valium causes. The Valium pretty much just makes me nauseous and sick. If my so I can I just can't prescribe it then I will just most likely take nothing. And I can pretty much perform my job no matter what on the tramadol. Ive even rode my mountain bike while I was on Tramadol.
Just my two cents . But you probably need something to the extent of Valium for your medical condition.
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