Tramadol for anxiety?

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   Posted 3/2/2010 2:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I have anxiety and panic issues.  I also have fibromyalgia.  I got hooked on benzos and have been through two years of living hell trying to get off of them; they are poison.  Anyway, I just want to say that I started taking Tramadol for my pain and I find it really helpful with anxiety.  It gives me a sense of well being. I do admit that I feel a little buzz from it too. This is all a little bit scary because I am an addict.  They say it is not addictive.  Has anyone else had this experience with Tramadol?

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   Posted 3/2/2010 4:39 PM (GMT -7)   

Tramadol is a pain reliever that is similar to a narcotic. It is prescribed for moderate to chronic pain. It is classified as an opiate agonist and changes the way the body sense pain.

Tramadol can be habit-forming and should only be taken as prescribed. In addition, you should not stop taking this drug without checking with your doctor, as you will have withdrawal symptoms. There are side effects associated with discontinuing use of tramadol are nervousness; panic; sweating; difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep; runny nose, sneezing, or cough; numbness, pain, burning, or tingling in your hands or feet; hair standing on end; chills; nausea; uncontrollable shaking of a part of your body; diarrhea; and hallucinations.

I have used this medication and for me it was not a good experience. Each person, of course, is different.

Gentle Hugs,


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   Posted 3/2/2010 5:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the info; I already knew that.  I take less than prescribed; 100 mg in the morning and I am good for the day.  If I take any later in the day, I cannot sleep. 
I was really wanting to know if anybody else has experienced the anti-anxiety effect of this medication????  I am still not sure if it provides much pain relief.
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