It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Addiction & Recovery Message Board

  • Tramadol - miracle drug or doorway to hell?

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 09-05-2007, 09:27 AM   #1
    Senior Member
    mariogreymist's Avatar
    Join Date: Jul 2007
    Location: Seattle, WA, USA
    Posts: 118
    mariogreymist HB User
    Tramadol - miracle drug or doorway to hell?

    I went to the ER this weekend with a severe stabbing pain in my side that had been going on for 3 days. (***** told me to go to ER) The doctor couldn't find anything serious, so she called it a pulled muscle, gave me a shot of Toradol (I was driving) and an Rx for Ultram. Now, I am taking a very small dose (25mg) and only a couple of times a day (once after work, and once before bed) and as far as I can tell, this is a miracle drug. No more pain while I'm on it, and I've slept like a baby since. Before, (Wed, Th, Fri) I was awake in pain twice an hour.

    I've heard some real horror stories about this stuff, so I want to be careful. They don't give me any kind of euphoria, so I feel relatively safe. Of those of you who've had a problem with this drug, was there a euphoric high when you took the stuff?
    "In Jersey anything's legal as long as you don't get caught" Boo Wilbury

    Sponsors Lightbulb
    Old 09-05-2007, 10:02 AM   #2
    Senior Member
    Kimwwe's Avatar
    Join Date: Jan 2005
    Location: Buffalo, NY
    Posts: 101
    Kimwwe HB User
    Re: Tramadol - miracle drug or doorway to hell?

    I can't say I really have a problem with Ultram. I have more of an issue with Hydro. I take Ultram from my Physchiatrist for OCD. It's unusual but he had good results from it with OCD and I think it works very good also. I prefer that over anti-depressants for OCD or even slight depression. I do NOT get the euphoric feeling from Ultram tho. I do from Hydro, hence the problem with it. I take Hydro sometimes and shouldn't since you are not supposed to mix them together but nothing ever happened when I did. I take more then you but don't recall having really bad withdrawal when not having them. Just be careful of not taking to many, but they are ok for pain.

    Old 09-05-2007, 05:31 PM   #3
    MerelyMe's Avatar
    Join Date: Aug 2006
    Location: Georgia USA
    Posts: 54
    MerelyMe HB User
    Re: Tramadol - miracle drug or doorway to hell?

    I take Ultram/Tramadol, for chronic pain, I am prescribed it, from my Pain Management Dr.
    My prescribed does, is 50Mg (2 tablets) as needed for pain, but I rarely take more than one tablet twice a day.

    I have never felt the Euphoria like I did from Norco, never felt anything but pain relief.
    I have heard some real horror stories here about Ultram, about the withdrawals being worse than Norco, but after almost 2 years on it, my tolerance has never gone up, I have never felt the urge or the need to abuse it and even when I have gone without taking it for 2-3 days, I never felt any symptoms of withdrawal from it.

    Being an addict and knowing I have to be on some form of pain meds for the rest of my life, I am very careful with what I take, so far I have had no personal issues with the Ultram.


    Old 09-05-2007, 10:06 PM   #4
    Join Date: Mar 2005
    Posts: 2,093
    merrillin HB User
    Re: Tramadol - miracle drug or doorway to hell?

    This is only from my dr,not from my experience................but when starting into pain management, my pcp wanted me to steer clear of Ultram and stay with hydrocodone because she said that seizures were a very high risk if coming off Ultram because it was synthetic.

    I asked my dentist who is my pain management dr and he agreed.

    Just something to think about,

    I wish you the best!

    Old 09-06-2007, 09:20 AM   #5
    Senior Member
    mariogreymist's Avatar
    Join Date: Jul 2007
    Location: Seattle, WA, USA
    Posts: 118
    mariogreymist HB User
    Re: Tramadol - miracle drug or doorway to hell?

    Thanks for the advice folks. I will be alert to the seizure risk, though I don't expect to be on them for long - just until I heal.
    "In Jersey anything's legal as long as you don't get caught" Boo Wilbury

    Old 09-06-2007, 11:02 AM   #6
    Senior Veteran
    emsmom's Avatar
    Join Date: Aug 2007
    Location: NC
    Posts: 838
    emsmom HB User
    Re: Tramadol - miracle drug or doorway to hell?

    Hey all,

    This drug (Ultracet) was mentioned to me by my doc (please read my posts about "trying to get off OC's" for more info)...but I said no for now. After reading this, I will not consider Ultracet.

    If anyone sees a reason for me to perhaps try this, please let me know, but for now I don't think its a good idea for me.


    Old 09-09-2007, 03:31 PM   #7
    rockymtngirl's Avatar
    Join Date: Sep 2007
    Location: Colorado
    Posts: 2
    rockymtngirl HB User
    Re: Tramadol - miracle drug or doorway to hell?

    My personal experience is hell, I began taking this medication for diagnoised fibromyalgia. The issue became that the effectiveness wore off and the Dr's and myself increased the dose. I was not smart enough to know that you should not quit cold turkey, I did so and after managing to get through the first four and a half days went to the Dr because I could not take the withdrawals anymore; no sleep, pain, sweats, chills and affects to my breathing and a runny nose. However because I had already been off the medication my Dr would not start it again, gave me some effexor and said it shouldn't last much longer, that was that. However today the 8th day off the medication I could not take it any longer, I went to the ER because the bodyaches, sweats ect.. had still not subsided and my head hurt like hell. The ER Dr he did not really believe that ultram should have such withdrawl symptoms and thought that there should be another reason for my sysmptoms, he examined me, ruled out some things and concluded that it is possible, He gave me a morphine shot, some additional pain meds which I am afraid to take and clonidine. The Nurse however did a little research and said that I could find some additional info on the Web and what I was experiencing was described by others. In short - DO NOT START Ultram, I have never been addicited to anything else ever and would not have started this battle, I am hoping the withdrawals will stop soon and I will still be sain. Best wishes.

    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    How to Stop Cold-Turkey Tramadol / Ultram Wytt Addiction & Recovery 23 09-11-2011 11:50 AM
    Why do doctors say Tramadol is not addictive 10sox Addiction & Recovery 16 10-17-2008 07:57 PM
    Tramadol jschooly Addiction & Recovery 21 07-05-2008 08:19 AM
    Tramadol - kicked the little devil!! vide1111 Addiction & Recovery 8 10-11-2006 07:46 PM
    Tramadol Advice New Mommy Addiction & Recovery 16 12-26-2004 07:59 PM
    I took Lexapro once and I'm still on it...miracle? Here's the whole story. dolphinboy Depression 2 05-06-2004 01:07 AM
    Tramadol/Ultram question mouse62 Addiction & Recovery 9 04-24-2004 12:00 PM

    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is On
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off

    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:28 PM.

    © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!