Tramadol is a hard one to come off of. Your going through basically anti-deppresant withdrawals AND opioid withdrawals. about
7 years ago, I was tkaing ultram as a breakthrough medication on top of my Oxycontin, and when I ran out of the ultram, I didn't think much of it, but that next day I was suffering big time. It took a good 3 days for it to pass. Have you asked your doctor about
what you can do about
this, maybe he/she can prescribe something for a few nights to help you sleep??
Just remember that it will pass, from experieince, ultram withdrawal doesnt take too long to pass. I hear the best thing you can do, is excersize to get your natural endorphins working again, and drink alot of fluids, and stay away from caffiene as that can make your anxiety worse. But you really should contact your doctor if it becomes to be too much, maybe you need to taper slower?? Because Ultram works on the same receptors that antideppresants do, I don't know if it's too dangerous to stop it to fast. I hear horror stories about
people getting seizures while on Ultram, I wonder if you can get them if you stop too fast?? You should call your doctor and/or pharmacist and ask.
I know stopping other antideppresants can be very painful and a horrible experience. I don't know cause I've never stopped my Cymbalta, but I know if I miss a dose, I'm feeling it BIG time, I would hate to know how I would feel if I had to go longer without. I know your suppose to taper VERY slowly...so do some research and ask your doctor about
And the opioid part of it will cause minor opioid withdrawals,m where you basically feel like you have the flu times 10, I know these can be taken care of with basically treating yourself like you do have the flu. And their are meds you can take for comfort, but you'd have to ask your doctor. Good luck.
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