It's been so long since I've written. I read a lot and I have searched for this topic. If someone points me in the direction of a good post about it... that would be great.
I have been trying to get off of ultram for a few weeks now. I was up to 300 mg each day for pain and my doctor and I didn't think that it was working for me anymore. I also think it made my very poor speech and memory much worse. Anyway, my Rhumey (don't have the energy to check my spelling right now) had me take 200mg for two weeks, 100mg for one week and then she suggested that I take 100mg every other day until they were gone. At first, I thought this was good and after the first day without, I couldn't bring myself to put any more in my system. I figured I had to go without eventually... right? Well, my last pill was Sunday morning and today I walked around feeling like I was dragging a dead corps. I really don't know how I made it through work, but I did. Driving!!! omg... I had to put the car in park at red lights just because it was so much effort to push the break. Holding a phone at work was too much, typing, ... I have less of a headache, I'm not sick to my stomach anymore, but I feel extremely depressed and as if I can't move. I have something to help me sleep and am on my way to bed, but I've been waking up with what must be restless leg syndrome... only it's all over my body. It's a panic type feeling that I can't shake and prayers aren't helping.
I'm wondering if anyone has experienced this and after the last pill... how long it took to feel better? I'm not asking to feel great just not crazy. I failed to mention my depression is completely out of wack.
Thank you so much for any help you can give.