When I first started taking Tramadol a couple of years ago I only took one 50 mg in morning and I was surprised how well it made me feel I noticed the antidepressant effect straight away but now I'm on 4 or 5 a day and I feel dreadful I just want to sleep all the time and can barely look after myself.Ive gone for help and am hopefully going to receive some with reducing dose.i cut down to 2 yesterday and literally couldn't do anything apart from lie on bed falling in and out of sleep.My life is a complete nightmare and Tramadol gave me a glimmer of what it could be like at first but now I'm even worse than before,anyone else have similar with this drug?
Never heard of this bad of a side effect of drowsiness or plain out tiredness. Usually I take 400mg a day. Im also a veteran so I have lots of pain. It did at first make me tired when I started taking the medicine but after a while of a steady dose, I function fine, no weakness or fatigue or sleepiness. Maybe the best thing is when you take it, maybe do something energetic or exercise so you can get it in your system and you will be more alert and awake. Maybe it wont make you as tired. Hope this helps, Im only a Medical Assistant but I do take the medicine so. Hope it helped
Sorry just to add on... I Looked up more on the drug , and Severe Sleepiness is a side effect of overdose. Maybe the dosage is wrong for you. Perhaps the doc should lower your dosage. Just an idea from what I read
- Tramadol Information for Consumers
- Tramadol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Tramadol (detailed)
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