hi everyone, ok, I am in the full-on withdrawel mode, and I just found an old bottle of Tramadol (also known as Ultram). My question, this was given to me a while ago by a doc that didn't understand that I was in PAIN, so in a manner of speaking, it is a pain reliever. Would it help w/ the wd symptoms to take it now? I only have about 15, they are 50 mg. My problem is, I have a medical need for the lortab that I am wding from, I just went through my RX too fast, and won't get another for a couple weeks. (My doc is pretty unwavering about this, which I can understand, anyway, its my fault I went through them too fast, he doesn't owe me to refil it so early). But anyway, could the Tramadol help in the mean time? I'm trying to get together a little "withdrawel survival pack", if you will...so far (thanks to some great advice from the board) I've got the valium, immodium, gatorade, cold medicine for watery eyes/runny nose, and a few muscle relaxers. Just wondering if this Tramadol can help, b/c the thing that sucks is that I'll still have the back pain. So I've got all those other things to treat the withdrawel symptoms, but nothing for the pain (I have a birth defect - Spinabifida and disk degeneration, so I have a legitimate need for the vicoden). I just looked up Tramadol on *****, and it had some pretty scary stuff about seizures, and how your risk was upped if you were withdrawing or had been using habit forming pain medication (among other things). Of course, I didn't think to look this up BEFORE I took the pills.
So now I am kind of freaking out, wondering what I should do...if anyone has any experience w/ this,[ removed
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