Hi. I took a Tramadol pill the other night because I was experiencing some discomfort. I woke up a few hours later experiencing my first ever panic attack. That was horrible. It's hard to imagine a panic attack if you've never had one - felt like sheer terror, even though I was aware that there was no physical danger at all.
Since I couldn't sleep, I got up and did some research on Google. Wikipedia had a page on it:
It was recommended that the benzodiazepine class of drugs would help (that includes diazepam, lorazepam, etc). I don't have any of those drugs at home, but I had some Ambien, which is similar. Took that - it helped tremendously, and I was able to get back to sleep. Awoke the next day still feeling panicky, took some more Ambien, felt much relaxed and slept fitfully. After about
24 hours or so, the episode passed, and thankfully hasn't returned.
But I'm now afraid to ever take Tramadol again. Has anybody else here experienced this?
Crohn's since 1988
Post Edited (ozonehole) : 2/20/2008 4:26:39 PM (GMT-7)