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Old 11-22-2006, 09:13 PM   #1
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rehab for ultram addiction?

Anyone been to rehab for a tramadol/ultram addiction?(or know of someone who has)Im at the end of my rope with this addiction and have tried several times to quit on my own. I've had some nasty withdrawal and Im pretty much convinced I will need medical supervision in order to quit this stuff for good. From what I understand, the medical community is pretty much divided on just how bad this stuff is when It comes to addiction and withdrawal. I was just wondering if anyone has come across a place that specializes in ultram withdrawal or at least somewhere that has had experience with the detox. I've been addicted for over 5 years and never really felt the need to stop because it was so "great". Over the past year I've had a scary depresson set in that I can't seem to get out of. Im just assuming that the ultram has something to do with it(good assumption-right?)Any help or direction would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 11-23-2006, 11:10 AM   #2
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Re: rehab for ultram addiction?

Hi there,
My sympathies go out to you. I went thru ultram WD on my own and with the help of this board, starting 3 weeks ago. I can see why it was so hard for you to do on your own. It was utter hell. I think HelpMarie on this board is just getting out of detox for it and she seems like she's doing ok, right Marie??
I hope so. I sorta wish I had done it that route but I did it once before on my own and it wasn't nearly this bad so I guess I thought I could do it again. If you are the depressive very aware that the seratonin levels will drop when you go off it and you may experience some severe depression and anxiety. I did and it was awful. I'm doing better now, but it was a tough 2 weeks.
I think that most places are getting clued in about how addictive ultram can be so I don't think you'd surprise an addiction specialist.

Old 11-23-2006, 02:26 PM   #3
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Re: rehab for ultram addiction?

Have you spoke to your Doctor about this yet? I presume any pain issues aren't really bad enough to justify Ultram anymore, hence you wanting to get off the drug!? Maybe a short term course on an anti depressant from your doctor might help you break from (assuming you aren't on any AD's?)

Either way as MsMinn pretty much said, you'd be most welcome at a detox centre regarding your addiction to this drug, I'm sure of that!

Old 11-27-2006, 02:56 PM   #4
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Re: rehab for ultram addiction?

Are there any anti-depressents that are safe to take with ultram? I want to try and taper the ultram use, but I'll need something to combat the depression. Last time I tried this the depression and withdrawal symtoms were intense.That's why I was thinking more in the direction of rehab. I've checked around a few places and they don't rellay recognize the abuse potential ultram has. I need someone or some place that KNOWS what it can do and how bad the withdrawal process is. Any suggestions? I live in NC, but at this point, Id settle for anywhere.

Old 11-27-2006, 07:42 PM   #5
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Re: rehab for ultram addiction?

Hey there. Please give talbot hall in columbus ohio a call. If they can't help you, I'm sure they could refer you to some other place. I went there for detox and the people there seem to really want to help. Best of luck to you.

Old 11-28-2006, 08:15 AM   #6
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Re: rehab for ultram addiction?

I take Lexapro for depression and now am taking (as little as possible) some xanax for the anxiety. When I was prescribed ultram for menstrual pain, my doc knew I was on lexapro so I am assuming it is ok to take with it. I think, but of course am not a doc, that most SSRI's are safe to take w/pain pills. Now. whether it WORKS as well as ultram does on your depression stuff...that part I can't answer. That's the reason I got hooked on it, because of that seratonin boost.

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