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Can tramadol be highly addictive? Is it difficult to wean them off?

Discussion in 'Online Pharmacy Reviews & Drugs Discussion' started by lucia, Feb 1, 2018.

  1. lucia

    lucia Member

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    My doctor had put me on tramadol 4 weeks back to ease with my back pain and they have been really helpful. But I read online that they are highly addictive and it becomes really difficult to get off them. So, I am thinking of not taking them anymore. Can anyone tell me from their experience if it’s actually true and if it is, please help me with an efficient substitute?
     
  2. Elsa

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    Tramadol is of course a great tranquilizer. I had absolutely no issues with having to take it on a regular basis but faced a lot of problems when I had to be completely off them. I don’t think 4 weeks is an ample amount of time to get addicted to it. You can easily try and come off them.
     
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    Thank you very much for your response. Appreciate it! I was asked to take 100mg tablet twice a day. I have brought it down to one table a day and I don’t seem to have been experiencing any addictive symptoms as of now apart from slight headaches.
     
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    An effective and non-addictive alternative for tramadol is Zydol. I have been taking them for a while and it keeps my back pain at bay and aids in good sleep. But my sincere advice is to consult a doctor before starting on any new drugs. Things vary from person to person.
     
  5. lucia

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    I am so happy to have found someone who has been successful in quitting tramadol. I had fallen off the stairs and injured myself. I was then prescribed tramadol and was told that it was not addictive only to find out that it actually was. Now I am trying to stay away from tramadol and I feel sick and weak all the time. I had resorted to having herbal teas in order to get off the addiction. I shall try your method and try and come out of it soon. Thanks for sharing your story.
     
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    Tramadol can cause dependency and is as addictive as cocaine or heroin. I have been through a lot taking that drug on a regular basis. The highest dose I ever took was 200mg. Initially I felt it was a marvel drug because it filled me with tremendous energy to carry out all my daily activities. In fact what I felt was that it did not take away any pain but just gave me endurance. I was not aware of my addiction till the day I had an appointment with my specialist regarding my back pain and I did not take the tablet that day so that I could feel the exact area of my pain. Since I did not take it at the usual time, I started feeling weird and nervous. I wanted to shriek and wail and by the time I reached the specialist, I was in a very bad shape. Later on, he told me that I felt that way because of tramadol withdrawal. It was then that I made a decision of quitting the drug completely. I reduced my doses step by step although it was really too hard for me. But at the end, I got clean. You have just started with it. So I would suggest that you come off them ASAP!
     
  7. lyric

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    I take tramadol when I have unbearable pain. Like, when I feel that it may rip me apart. Otherwise I do not take it at all. Maybe because of that I have not found myself to be addicted. I have my good and bad days. If I have minimal pain, then I manage with ibuprofen/paracetamol and if it still doesn’t work I take tramadol. Things are not as easy as people in these community forums think it to be. When we are prescribed certain drugs, it should be thoroughly discussed with our doctor and should be supervised carefully. Things work differently for each one of us. So, I would suggest, we shouldn’t be telling others if they should/should not be taking a particular medicine.
     
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    I was prescribed tramadol when I started getting intense and recurring back pain and I had taken the medicine for ten long years. Last May, I started minimising the dose in order to come off it. I had started to get migraines and my doctor suggested that a different tablet would be more useful. Yes of course it was extremely difficult to come off it completely for the first 5 months. But I never felt I was addicted to it or craved for it. The pain was the only thing that reminded me of a dose. As far as my case is concerned, tramadol had the least side effects of all the tablets I had tried out.
     
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    It’s is highly addicting if on it long enough. It has both pain relieving affects as well as antidepressant affects
     
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    Sometimes Tramadol addiction may happen accidentally. Some people may feel that the dose prescribed by the doctor is very low to lower their pain but taking higher dose leads to tolerance which is followed by dependence. Once you have depended on anything then it can lead to dangerous withdrawal symptoms. Likewise if you are taking high doses of Tramadol, it becomes habitual and may develop Tramadol addiction. In such condition professional help will be needed to overcome it.
     
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