Hi, whilst Tramadol is now known to possess SSRI properties, it is above all an analgesic. It can also cause dependency issues. In several countries, it is now a controlled substance. There are MANY other medications that are much more suitable for treating anxiety...
In addition to depression I also have generalized anxiety disorder. I take 3 mg of ativan a day and 300 mg of seroquel for my anxiety. It has been my experience that these two drugs definitely help my anxiety. I have taken tramadol in the past for pain only. In my experience it never helped me with my anxiety issues.
If you are now taking any medication for your anxiety and it does not seem to be working I would suggest that you talk this over with your doctor. There are many anxiety medications that could be helpful for you. Hope you are feeling better soon.
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