Posted 3/21/2012 5:12 AM (GMT -6)
Chrissy27. Tramadol is a pain medicine. I have taken it for about a year. After the first pill I noticed my depression and high anxiety levels were almost gone. I was given it by dr for RA pain. When I began feeling better I asked if it was an antidepressant too. I had been on all of them over the years with no success and had been off them for 2 years when I got the Tramadol. The difference in me is unbelievable. My boss noticed, my husband, my kids, from the first pill. no waiting 3 months to see if it worked. so no Tramadol is not an antidepressant, but it did for me what every one of them I tried didn't.
I still get it from the RA doctor. I take 50mg twice a day. Some doctors say it is addictive, some say it is not. I told them I don't care if it's addicting because my life is sooooooo much better with it. It does not make me high, but it does allow me to concentrate, gives me enough energy to get through and calms my brain enough to allow me 5 to 6 hours of sleep a night. I thank God and my RA doctor every day for this medication. So I say if it helps and the dr will let you have it, take it for as long as you are allowed.