Hi Barb, that is really a question for the anesthetist as he/she will be well fully aware of potential drug interactions and possible dangers. Quitting Tramadol for two weeks before may be ideal, but not necessarily mandatory; again that is a question for the anesthetist or someone similarly qualified. You will have to tell them regardless as they want to keep you alive without nasty surprises.
16 Oct 2018
Stopping Tramadol suddenly can cause seizures among other unpleasant side effects - especially given the amount of time you have been on it. Definitely talk to the Anesthesiologist or the surgery-ordering doctor about your options. They may just have you stop it the night before or adjust the dose prior to surgery. Best of luck!
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