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Tramadol withdrawal treatment: How to treat tramadol withdrawal

Your body can develop a chemical dependency on tramadol after only a few weeks of regular dosing. This means that when you stop taking tramadol, you will go through a period of withdrawal. What are ways you can treat tramadol withdrawal? What symptoms of withdrawal from tramadol can you expect? Keep reading here to find out. Then, ask your questions about tramadol withdrawal or other ways to treat tramadol addiction at the end.

Effects of withdrawal from tramadol

Tramadol has both opioid and non-opioid properties – tramadol withdrawal symptoms mimic those experienced during both opiates and benzodiazepine withdrawal. Tramadol withdrawal effects manifest in the physical body, resulting in pain and discomfort. But tramadol withdrawal also messes with your mood regulation and can have a psychological effect on you. Drug craving may make tramadol withdrawal even more difficult. But why does withdrawal happen in the first place?

Withdrawal occurs because the body becomes so used to the presence of tramadol in the system that it has adapted to tramadol doses as “normal”. The presence of tramadol becomes part of the body’s functioning. But when you stop taking tramadol, the body rebounds. Withdrawal symptoms occur because the body has to re-adapt to the absence of tramadol.

Withdrawal from tramadol symptoms

It can be complicated identify and treat withdrawal from tramadol symptom because some odd 50 withdrawal symptoms are possible during tramadol withdrawal. Like other opioids, you can expect withdrawal from tramadol symptoms to feel like the common flu. However, tramadol affects everyone on an individual basis can produce non opiate reactions in the body such as seizures. Withdrawal from tramadol symptoms to look out for include:

  • agitation
  • chills
  • convulsions
  • dizziness
  • muscle pain
  • nervousness
  • panic attach
  • seizures
  • serotonin syndrome
  • sleep disturbances
  • sweats

How to treat tramadol withdrawal symptoms

The three main ways you can treat tramadol withdrawal symptoms include:

1. Treating Serotonin Syndrome – One major complication of tramadol withdrawal is the potential for serotonin syndrome. Serotonin syndrome occurs when your brain can’t regulate serotonin and your body experiences extreme depression and anxiety. Treating this naturally or with antidepressant/SSRI medications can help to regulate the normal levels of serotonin in the body.

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2. Tramadol detox clinics– Detox is the process by which tramadol is removed from the body either with the aid of medications or supportive therapies. Treating tramadol withdrawal symptoms in an inpatient clinic ensures that you do so under medical supervision and help. This way, you can treat adverse withdrawal from tramadol symptoms immediately.

3. Outpatient/inpatient programs – Treating tramadol withdrawal under medical supervision is always wise. You can do this on an outpatient or inpatient basis. You might choose hospitalization during tramadol withdrawal or to withdraw from tramadol at home under the supervision of your prescribing doctor. Often helpful for people with cases of extensive tramadol abuse and/or addiction, support groups are also a great resource.

Best way to withdraw from tramadol

Tramadol interacts in the body in ways unique to each individual. Everyone is going to withdraw from tramadol differently and the best way to withdraw from tramadol will vary by person.

However, one of the best ways to treat tramadol withdrawal, and which many doctors recommend, is to taper tramadol use over time. You will discuss your tramadol use with your prescribing doctor and they will figure out the best procedure for you withdrawal. Doctors need an idea of how much your body has developed need for tramadol before suggesting a tapering schedule. A safe taper is considered a 10% reduction every week and then a 20% reduction every 3 to 5 days. To decrease any more then this can be dangerous and you will be more likely to experience severe tramadol withdrawal symptoms. However, if you able to tolerate large dose decreases without risk of seizure, then this might be recommended, as well.

If you are addicted to tramadol, the safest way to withdraw should probably involve supervision of some sort. That way, you can be in a safe environment while you go through withdrawal to prevent relapse and/or adverse side effects. Medical supervision of tramadol withdrawal can also address and treat pain and symptoms as they occurs.

Tramadol withdrawal treatment questions

Still have questions about tramadol withdrawal or tramadol withdrawal treatment? Please ask us now. In the comment section, you are invited to ask questions you would like to have answered. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Reference Sources: FDA: Tramadol 
NCBI: Treating Serotonin Syndrome

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63 Responses to “Tramadol withdrawal treatment: How to treat tramadol withdrawal
Mary
6:56 am March 20th, 2013

I have been taking Tramadol for ten years…due to severe chronic neck pain, which is the result of a birth defect (which is called “severe reverse curvature of the neck”). I am unemployed and do not have insurance or much money. So I am extremely limited in what I can afford as treatments…like prescriptions. I have been trying to get off of it the last five months. I suffer from extreme muscle spasms and leg pain. My doctor has had me on some five different medications to help…but none of them have worked (like Zoloft, Cymbalta, Baclofen). I’m in need of any information you can provide. Thank you.

Jake
12:37 pm April 8th, 2013

I am experiencing tramadol withdrawl now. I was taking at least 6 pills a day. I have none left to taper off. What should I do?

5:44 am April 9th, 2013

Hello Jake. The best thing to do at the moment is to treat tramadol withdrawal symptoms supportively. Try NSAIDs like Tylenol, Advil, etc., warm showers or baths, and massage. Check with a pharmacist for more over the counter aids.

fred hoffman
7:51 pm August 14th, 2013

what type of dr. do I look for to get off of tramadol.

1:04 pm August 15th, 2013

Hi Fred. A family doctor who prescribes tramadol can help prepare a tapering calendar individualized for your unique situation. But if you’re interested in seeking the help of a specialist to get off tramadol, see a pain management MD.

Penny
9:43 pm January 8th, 2014

I don’t know what is going to happen to me. I am 70 years old and want off Tramadol. I want to use homeopathic help. I am tired of medicine being pushed to me by MDs using Western Medicine for my problems. Any help in the homeopathic community??

kelly
3:53 am April 21st, 2014

my dr has had me on tramadol for 8 years i can deal with all withdrawals except my legs jerking and feeling funny and my lower back hurting so bad i cant rest what can i take to help with this

9:41 am April 23rd, 2014

Hello Kelly. Tramadol is considered to be the least risky of all opiates/opioids, and withdrawal from tramadol usually is not treated with other pharmaceutical drugs. Is withdrawal cold turkey or tapered?

Crystal
8:18 am May 27th, 2014

I’ve been taking Tramadol for 7yrs. At first it was one or two at a time, NOW, its 20 at a time. In the past 7 yrs i have not went no more than 2 days without! On that second day, i was tremendously sick! It has taken over my life!! Its no joke to withdrawal from tramadol and its not easier to deal with. I use to take it for pain but now its a habit and i don’t know how to cope? If i go to a Dr i think they will just tell me to “wean myself off” because they think its a less addictive drug. I want to quit NOWWW! If i quit, i know i will suffer horrendously. What can i do??

8:47 am May 27th, 2014

Hello Crystal. Given the amount of dosing and the period of time you’ve been using tramadol, you might want to look into a medical detox in a 24 hour supervised clinic. While your use may/may not be compulsive…you can benefit from medical supervision during withdrawal and all of the amenities of a medical setting (including Rx drugs, if possible).

Richard
11:03 am July 2nd, 2014

I am 67 and hooked on tramadol. Do you think it best that i go to the hospital for help and be supervised?

10:12 am July 3rd, 2014

Hi Richard. Here are two places you can search for a treatment center that fits your needs and is near you:
http://addictionblog.org/find-treatment/
http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/
Considering your age it might be risky to do it on your own. You might also consider consulting your general physician to give you a better referral to a detox clinic or a treatment facility. Those places are best, since they provide round the clock medical support and monitoring. Keep us posted and BEST OF LUCK!

Bill
3:17 am July 11th, 2014

Hello. I would like to share my particular experience and may appreciate any feedback if possible. I was given tramadol for a rotator cuff injury 4 years ago. I have not been without in 4 years as my dr. continually refills my script. As of Sept 1st, Tramadols DEA classification is changing making it so that refills are not allowed and that in order to refill, one must visit the Dr. I decided this is probably my window for quitting as one of the things that made the addiction easy was I didn’t really have to do anything to get the pills but call the pharmacy. Despite using for 4 years, I have never been on large doses. The most I would take in a day was 100 to 150 mg twice a day (2 pills in the a.m/2 in the p.m. – every so often an extra) So I began a reduction plan.
I am allowing 2 weeks for each reduction and dropping a quarter of a dose each time. I am currently at 50 mg in a.m. and 50 mg in p.m. I have to say, this particular drop is hard and today I have cheated and taken two extra. Here is the thing – it wasn’t hard in terms of getting sick but mentally I wanted to feel that little warm buzz.
Three weeks ago, I started listening to addiction hypnosis programs at night, and while I don’t believe that they will “cure” my addiction, I do believe that my reduction plan has been easier with that little extra push. I don’t know about the efficacy of hypnosis but I do believe that if I believe it will help me, it will. I also believe that just listening to the program over and over again, every night is helpful in tapping on my subconscious.
So I do have a history with opiates. Twelve years ago, I was a heroin addict. I quite cold turkey by picking up and moving across the country. It was pretty awful but I did it. The memory of that withdrawal has me terrified. I have gone from being angry at myself for allowing addiction into my life again but I have learned to forgive myself as well. There is only one other person that knows about my addiction and this is the first time I have ever talked about it on an internet forum. But after back pedaling tonight I thought maybe I could use some more support.
I am trying to stock up on things to help with the withdrawal – Xanax, muscle relaxers, and herbal remedies such as wild lettuce and Valerian. If anyone has any other suggestions of herbs, meds, etc…please let me know. Also, has anyone experienced detoxing while taking low doses versus high doses? Is there much of a difference?

bill
5:02 pm July 11th, 2014

I failed to mention in my previous post – the DEA classification of tramadol is changing in Ohio. This is not a national change.

Sean
4:55 pm July 15th, 2014

I have been dependent on Tramadol for well over 10 years. Its become a part of my life and for the most part I have been managing ok. I only take it at night or when i know I will be home for a extended period of time. With the DEA schedule change I am truly terrified. My online sources are all closing up shop. I have tried several times to taper off always seeming to cave in at some point. i am married with 2 kids and I have hidden this addiction from them for years. Always using the flu or something like that to explain my mood or condition. I will start my tapering off plan tonite. I have a month or so to hopefully get myself together. Heres hoping

dipak
9:24 am July 19th, 2014

i have been using tramadol,since 3 month,but now i want to be free from its addiction..now without it i cannot sleep properly,backpain,and uncomfortable in my body…plzzz help me to be free from it….

jane
4:56 pm August 10th, 2014

How long after tapering off tramadol, does it take for it to leave body? Took 150mg for 2 1/2 yrs. Thank you!

Frank
7:54 pm August 16th, 2014

I’m 55 years old and was prescribed tramadol for back pain in 2003 and have been taking it daily for over 10 years now. I have tried to taper down but with little success. I have been detoxing at home for the past few weeks taking only one or two tabs daily. I can barely function and the withdrawal symptoms are torturous. I feel like I should be able to get through this but After reading here about tramadol withdrawal I’m fearful about how long these symptoms will last and wonder if I can do this. Any thoughts or advice on how I might be able to get through this would be greatly appreciated.

Richard
2:57 pm August 19th, 2014

I took tramadol for about 3 yr i went from 4 tablets a day to sometimes 10 a day. I just started to go off them a mouth ago i got down to 3 a day and desided to just give them up.i am doing fairly good except sleeping is hard. my advise is you just have to want to be free from them.So hang in there and be strong.

Richard
3:16 pm August 19th, 2014

I have been taking Valerian root the purest you can find with out alcohol.I take it three times a day it calms you down a lot it well help you get thru the day. Take the valerian root as strong as it says. It does not taste so good just hang in there i know it is not easy.I am there with you if i can help in any way i well .

Julie
12:52 am October 5th, 2014

So can no one answer the simple question, how long does it take to get over the withdrawal symptoms? Sorry but this is the answer I am looking for before I completely lose my mind!!!

12:57 pm October 6th, 2014
Nichole
10:35 pm October 9th, 2014

Julie..i have been on n off this drug for over 10 years the withdrawl syptoms will last at least two weeks which can include..nausea..tiredness..weakness..inside body buring up while outside freezing. its the worst feeling in the world but when you finally reach the other side you feel brandnew. dont give up wish u the best of luck!

robert
8:38 am October 10th, 2014

Hello I been taking like 20 to 30 50mg pills everyday for like 2 months will u be safe to do it off home without having seizures? Its been 24 hrs and I have not does that I mean I wont? I’m 24 yrs old I want to stop but seeing that I can have a seizure makes me want to take one so I don’t in my sleep when no one will know. I’m detoxing on my own no one in my faMily knows. But I have suboxone 2mg pills and don’t know how to take it how many are what? Any dosage tips

Susannah
8:42 am October 15th, 2014

I need help!!! I have only been taking it for 3 weeks, due to a shoulder injury. The dosage was 1 or 2 50mg tablets 3-4 times a day as required. I got accupuncture which fixed my shoulder and stopped taking the tramadol. When i stopped it, i was taking 2 tablets twice a day, at morning and evening. I didn’t know i was supposed to wean off it. I’m sweating, cold, I can’t stop crying and i have SEVERE anxiety, about everything. I have 3 small children and i can’t cope with this. I was also taking valium as a muscle relaxant, which i have also stopped. This coupled with the recent death of a close friend has me on my knees. Please help!!

3:18 pm October 17th, 2014

Hello Susannah. I’d suggest you see your doctor soon. He/she can help you create a tapering schedule that will slowly wean you off tramadol, while preventing most severe symptoms. Also, ask for OTC and home remedies you can use to make things easier on you.

Jim
2:57 am October 27th, 2014

your recommended method for tramodal withdrawal is 10% every week then 20% every 3 to 5 days. For how many weeks at 10%?

2:23 pm October 28th, 2014

Hi Jim. You can cut 10% daily or reduce by as slowly as 5% every 2 weeks. It all depends on the withdrawal symptoms you get. Usually, you hold a dose until the severity of the withdrawals subsides. Plus, it depends on how much and how long you’ve been taking Tramadol.

pat
3:23 pm October 30th, 2014

hi, when you do the 10% reduction and then 20% reduction how many weeks do you do the 10% before you do the 20% and how long do you do the 20% for.

Nina
10:22 pm November 21st, 2014

I am a 84 years old and have have had bad knee pain for sometime..My doctor subscribed Tramadol hcl to me and i have been taking it for 2 months..I began to feel depressed and sad, very unlike my personality. I decided to stop and did, with out telling my Dr. about the second day of not taking the drug I became very upset, crying, pains in my chest etc. my daughter took me to EM because I thought i was having a stroke. I went through 2 days of extreme pain, twitching,crying and just feeling very bad!!
I think I am getting through it, but still have some nervous feelings and wanting t o cry..I want to know what i can do to lesson the feeling of anxiousness..not more drugs, maye a tea, non drug pill or something to make me feel better..I am resolved to live my life without drugs..thank you so much..Nina …

Nina
8:31 pm November 24th, 2014

Thank you so much..I was not very smart by nowt asking for help, and went of this drug “cold turkey” and suffered the result..Actually I was not very much into taking the drug as prescribed: 4 a day. So my withdrawal symptoms were not very very awful..but bad enough that I vow not to take any more drugs..Too afraid..I have begun a weight program that i think will be good for my knees and am going to counseling for my mental attitude: sad and fear of who knows what..
Thank you so much…I wonder whey Dr.s even prescribe this drug!!
Nina

Kathy
4:04 pm January 5th, 2015

Went cold turkey and I have been dealing with withdrawal from Tramadol now for 7 weeks and still having daily cold sweats with echo-dizziness in my ears and temples and hearing non-sensical voices at night. Horrible, horrible drug to have withdrawl from. Never again, I will live in pain first. Basic ibuprofen has helped a tiny bit.

efosblack
11:09 pm January 21st, 2015

Please does coffee help taper the withdrawal symptoms. ….If not what can I take to get me through the day… am bout going nuts

1:23 pm January 26th, 2015

Hello Efosblack. What can really help you manage withdrawal symptoms is a lot of rest, relaxation, full body massages, hot baths, good meals (cut out processed food and stick to whole foods, fruits, vegetables, and proteins), exercise as much you can (low impact exercises-to release endorphins and dopamine). Very few supplements actually work for relief from withdrawal pain, but you can try Phenibut to relieve tension and anxiety, ease body aches and to aid sleep; St. John’s Wort for anxiety relief, motivation and improved mood; 5-HTP for serotonin and neurotransmitter reproduction.

Bettie
6:03 pm February 5th, 2015

I was on tramadol for 2 years 100mg a day I took 50mg for 5 days and stop taking any. How long will the withdrawal symtoptoms keep on

Mort
8:27 pm February 5th, 2015

My wife took tramadol for 10 days following a pelvic fracture, and stopped abruptly yesterday. She can deal with the pain, but what to do about the nausea, feverish feeling, etc. she is having.

4:01 pm February 6th, 2015

Hello Mort. Since your wife didn’t take the medication for a longer period of time, the withdrawal symptoms will be over soon. You can go and see a doctor to prescribe some medications to help her deal with those effects. I know that Zofran Zydis wafers have been very helpful for vomiting and nausea. Immodium is good for the diarrhea. Baths are great with Epsom salts or light massages can also help relieve the withdrawal discomfort. Best of luck and I hope she feels better soon!

Kim
9:50 pm February 12th, 2015

Ivana, thank you for creating this blog. I have been on tramadol for about 3 years now for chronic nerve pain. I had no idea it was so addicting until I stumbled upon this site. I began taking 1-2 50mg pills once or twice a day, but then have had to ramp up to 2-4 50 mg pills twice a day for a while I suppose due to tolerance build-up. I will begin weening myself off starting right now. Are there any natural herbs that mimic the pain relief tramadol provides? I noticed you mentioned Phenibut in an earlier post.

Joann
1:50 am March 15th, 2015

I’ve been on 100 to 150 mg of Tramadol pr day for about 6 months. I cut back to 50 mg about one week ago. On and off hot flashes and chills, burning and stinging in the soles of my feet, skin sensativity, anxiety, depression, sneezing that seem to only come on every day about 4 to 5 hours before I take my 50 mg pill before I go to bed but is almost unbearable. Are these all symptoms of withdrawl and how long will it last? How long should I wait to go off completely?

12:10 pm March 16th, 2015

Hi Joann. Are you doing the taper down in accordance to your doctor’s advise? Usually, you should wait till your organism gets adjusted to the reduced dose you are currently on, and then reduce again. Doctors recommend to reduce doses weekly for 10%. That is 10% less that the dose you are currently on for a week (or two weeks if necessary) and then another 10% lower. But, please consult a doctor before you move forward.

Donna
11:55 pm May 10th, 2015

I’m really sick.Its a Sunday afternoon and the in patientlaces I called are closed..I can’t stay but can go everyday if I need to.can I buy something over the counter at. Wallgreens that can help

louis
4:39 pm May 15th, 2015

My Question what kind of drugs i fee take to free my from tramdol body pain and weakness

shaye
3:14 am May 18th, 2015

Hi guys. Well I definitely have an addiction to Tramadol. I have been on them since 2008 with very few breaks in between. I am an addict anyway and have been sober from cocaine since 08.I was given tramadol for one thing or another over the years and if I don’t get them I get the full blown flu…onetime for three weeks straight. I use to take a lot more but they get harder and harder to obtain so mainly I take around 7 a day..50mg. I take them all at once for the high it gives me and I usually don’t have enough to take anymore than that a day. I buy them from ppl also so I don’t get that flu back. I feel awful…I have lost a lot of weight…and I feel that ole bad addicts feeling again. I don’t want this medication in my life anymore…it’s consuming my life. Do I need to be in a hospital to detox since I take so many a day? Help

2:46 pm May 22nd, 2015

Hello Louis. How are you feeling? It is important that you get lots of fluids and are treating your flu-like symptoms as best as you can. Over-the-counter medications that are generally suggested, include ibuprofen, acetaminophen or paracetamol to help with pain along with other NSAIDs (non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). You can also use temporary sleep aids and muscle relaxers that can help take care of the cramping caused by tramadol withdrawal. Flu and cold medication can also help treat general tramadol withdrawal symptoms.

Nancy
6:39 am June 3rd, 2015

Since Oct. 2014, I have had 2 Total Hi Replacements with 4 Dislocations after 1st surgery. I have prescription drug issues many, many years ago. I saw my Surgeon 1 1/2 months ago & asked if Tramadol with new regulations was OK. The prescription stated I could have up to 400mg a day I never went over. Now I am in full withdrawal & fill ashamed, but I don’t know why. I’ve had all kinds of complications with my hips & now my back since last surgery in January. I am unemployed with no insurance. My surgeon I thought was my family since he has done 5 hips surgery on me since 2009. I’ve been trying to get a refill for the Tramadol & they keep putting me off. I am in active withdrawal. I am a RN, but am nervous, I have n Clonidine. I was a CARN spcialization in addiction & detox when there was 30 day treatment. Any Advice?

J McG
6:06 pm July 2nd, 2015

Will Lexapro help my Tramadol withdrawal symptoms? My doctor suggested it.

dwyatt
10:09 pm July 22nd, 2015

Hello, I am having a terrible time after stopping Tramadol. I’ve come off these before with minimal withdrawal symptoms. But this past time has been way more severe. I admit, I was abusing them. Just got tired of being drowsy and lethargic. So, I quit cold turkey expecting the normal “bad week”. Well, this time, my face broke out like it was burned. I became more and more dizzy and weak. And, 7 weeks in, I’m experiencing severe, severe sleep disturbance. At first, I was up 3 days straight and wasn’t even tired.Well, I was tired but not sleepy. This happened a few times. Then I would get these weird euphoric rushes sometimes in the day. But have only been really a true “drowsy” twice. Now, I sleep 6 hrs one night and 2 the next etc. My dr has no answers and says he’s never heard of this effect from any drug. I’m scared and at the end of my rope. Have I permanently damaged my brain? Please please, someone help me with this. I feel like I’m going crazy.

gail
2:38 am September 13th, 2015

I was forced off tramadol cold turkey when I moved to another state It has been 3 months now and even with supplementation I am chronically stressed and depressed. I have 3 children 2 10 year olds and a 5 year old I home school I need help.

Stephy
10:41 pm September 14th, 2015

I have been on tramadol for three years. I have to admit and am ashamed that I have abused it. I have quit cold turkey. I turned to God a week ago to help me take the addiction away. I believe in him I will be made while again. We can do all things through him. But these withdraws are horrible. I pray every time I start to feel that depressed mode kick in but I am still suffering. Besides that I’m still having a hard time.HELP

Mary S.
12:39 am January 13th, 2016

My husband was on Tramadol for more than 3 years (50 mgs x 4 per day). Prior to starting the medication he had a history of anxiety and depression and PTSD. His symptoms of anxiety and depression were getting increasing worse and his PCP then added Wellbutrin and his symptoms became out of control. We were not informed by his PCP that he needed to taper the Tramadol and he went off cold turkey. It has been 5 months since he stopped both medications and he is still experiencing, severe panic attacks, anxiety, shakes, hallucinations, etc. He has been seeing a psychiatrist who has him on other medications but he is not getting better. We now believe he may be experiencing PAWS…post acute withdrawal syndrome, but are having difficulty finding someone experienced with the side effects and withdrawal of this medication in our area. Does anyone know how long these symptoms can last.

phillip
1:21 am January 15th, 2016

I have been on Tramadol since 2002 because of severe back pain after spinal fusion. I am now taking between 600-800mg daily. If I don’t take them I feel suicidal. All my doctor says is taper off slowly. I just find, however, that I can’t seem to do this. I am 56 years old and am now desperate. If I start cutting back I am hell to live with and I can’t bear to be around people. Is there something I can take to reduce the symptoms. I also take Naproxen for neck pain and arthritis in both wrists.

Jj
5:10 am January 24th, 2016

I have been on tramadol for about 8 years. The Max I have taken in one day is 22. I am now down to about 10 but about to go cold turkey again. I will say that the withdrawals are horrendous. I did got to urgent care and was given the following to help the last time I went through withdrawls.

Clonidine
Muscle Relaxers
Anti Diarrhea

It did help with some of the symptoms but I was back taking it again right after. The best medicine so far that I have taken to help with withdrawals is Gabapentin. It does work and I would look into a short term use if your doctor can prescribe. I just need to get off of it altogether and never touch the drug again. I wish I had the money for a detox. I could really benefit from it but my insurance does not cover it.

rose
3:37 am February 13th, 2016

I have been taking about 20 tramadol a day for years now. I want stop but the withdrawal is to much. What else can i do?

Joey
9:17 pm April 12th, 2016

I stopped using tramadol about 6 days ago and today I feel fairly good. I still have insomnia and can only sleep with the help of ambien. I also have a little bit of the leg tremors. It was hell the first 3-4 days with headaches, body aches, lethargy, sore throat and generally feeling miserable. I was only taking 50–100mg per day and cut it down to 25 mg once per day at bed. Still had the terrible effects though. I have alot of the tabs left but have them put out of reach. Would it be ok to use them occassionally when the pain I have flares up? It does manage my chronic pelvic pain and tmj pain. Thanks

I forgot to mention above, I was taking it for about a year. I tried the Immodium as well. I think it helped a little. Also took epsom salt baths (with a glass of wine) , tylenol, and advil sinus. I would give anything, though, for a good nights sleep.

rkumar
7:27 pm April 13th, 2016

i am facing backache sinse 2012, for this i do use tramadol 50 mg thrice a day, now i am dependanet on this, lack of tramadol or delay so many difficulties arouses, i want to get rid of this what is safe ieda

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
1:32 pm April 14th, 2016

Hi, Rkumar. I suggest you speak with your doctor or a pharmacist to help you plan an individualized tapering schedule.

Knovin
3:24 am May 10th, 2016

Knovin
Ive been taking tramadol for a year and 6 months. But i only take a 100mg at night. If i stop will i go through withdrawal

Robert
4:19 am May 15th, 2016

I am taking 16 to 20 pills of #tramadol SR 100mg from 2 months now . now I just want to leave it .first day of withdrawl was OK but I couldn’t get any sleep because of muscle pain or restlessness. What’s your advise I should do?

Tova
10:45 pm May 19th, 2016

I’ve been on Tramadol for exactly one week now at 50 mg. per every 4 to 6 hrs. I’ve cut them in half for dosage because of my weight which is 109 .This afternoon whilst standing I got creepy dizzying anxiety like symptoms and very tired now! How do you suggest the weaning process goes for being on it just a week at low doses? I truly cannot stand the side effects that this is causing.

Stephanie
7:52 pm May 30th, 2016

What are some home remedies? I have been taking 500mg for a little over 2years. I can’t take of work. What schedule of tapering should i do if ibeen taking 500mg aday?

Aanon
5:23 am June 11th, 2016

I have been off tramadol for 8 months now I used to take 8-9 tramadol every 2 days I wasn’t prescribed them either and I still have really bad craving and I get really angry what can I do to stop these without going to the doctors or a support group?

Kim
6:02 pm July 18th, 2016

I took abt 10 to 12 100mg for 6 months got 240 a month sometimes id run out in 2 weeks! Been on lower dose of tram before that for 5 yrs. Due to surgery 7 weeks ago i was also on oxycodone. The surgeon found out a refill of tram came thru and they stopped me cold turkey. Been worst time of my life. I was hooked on tramadol badly! Been off for 3 weeks now.. My BODY is over withdrawl BUT MY MIND IS BLANK. I HAVE ZERO ENERGY AND NO HAPPINESS. I just lay in bef all day n night since comming off. What will help my brain so i feel happy n energetic again?? On tramadol i was HAPPY and VERY energetic. Now….. Its like i dont exist. . need help

Tabeth
9:09 am July 26th, 2016

I am addicted to tramadol and i hate it i have been taking them since 2009 after a head on car wreak if i dont have them i cnt sleep,i itch im very agitated my body hurts please tell me what to do i dont want to got through this anymore

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