It's sad how alot of doctors don't know that tramadol/ultram works like a narcotic, I even had a doctor 5 years ago tell me that it was a NSAIDs, which she couldnt be more wrong. In some countries you can buy it over the counter, and in some it's illegal. But yes, tramadol can cause withdrawals, I know because about
6 years ago I had surgery on a cyst that wouldnt go away, and I was taking oxycontin at the time for my pancreas pain, but they gave me ultram for the breakthrough pain from my surgery, so I took it for about
a month straight night and day, then when I stop, I had withdrawals for 3 days even though I was still taking my oxycontin. I was uncomfortable, cold and hot sweats, tierd but couldnt sit still, hardly could sleep, it wasnt fun. And it shouldnt be mixed weith cymbalta or triptans (Imitrex, Maxalt, Froa, ect) cause it can cause that seritonin overdose too like dagger said, so be careful. I even heard that some doctors use it for an atideppresant....sounds unusual to me but whatever works.
26 year old Female , single mother of 2 kids, on SSI for migraines, pain, pancreas issues
All the things broken with me: Migraines, Fibromyalgia, Chronic lower back pain that causes severe pain/numbness/tingling especially to my left leg, Genetic Pancreatic Divisum that causes chronic pancreatitas, Asthma, Depression w/Anxiety/panic attacks
Prescription Meds:Suboxone 24mgs daily, Cymbalta 60mg nightly, Lyrica 50mgs nightly, Imitrex as needed, Ibprofen 800 twice daily, Zanaflex as needed, Ventolin as needed for asthma attacks, Advair twice daily
Over the conter meds: Benadryl nightly for itching due to meds (not sure which one yet),
Surgeries: Gallbladder removed at 15 years old, 2 ERCPs, stent put in pancreas, countless upper GI scopes, Bartholin gland opened permanetly due to recurring painful cysts
Goals: to go to college next fall to be a nurse and get off of SSI
Wishful thinking: to not be in pain!!!