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hi , i just wanted to add to your tramadol post--what happened to me. i had a total of 6 grand mal seizures on tramadol i was up to 40-50, 50mg pills a day. gettin them off the net--although they were first prescribed to me by a docotr who knew i was a recovering opiate addict. said they were "safe and non-addicting" BS!!! thank god i was never driving during the seizure, but 5 of them happened at work and all ended up in an ambulance trip to the er. i split my upper lip in half after crashing face first into a concrete floor, the next time, the back of my head got stitches, plus numerous other injuries. at first i tried to say it wasn't the ultram, cause i sure didn't want to give them up. i found out that many people have had seizures on just NORMAL doses. this is a very dangerous drug, and even more dangerous if you are mixing it with certain anti-depressants. the withdrawl for me was just as bad as when i withdrew from 80 10mg lortab a day. the anxiety was worse with the ultram. i cringe everytime i read that a recovering addict is prescribed ultram--especially when the dr. knows about their previous addiction to opiates. at the end i was taking the ultrams with more lortab and had to use suboxone. a decision i am still ambivelant about . yes, the sub stopped the withdrawls and cravings, but now i've been on sub for 4 months and am trying to taper off--and that is NO EASY feat!! i would say keep tapering your ultram by 1 pill a day--that would probably be the best way. but if anyone is taking ultram--i hope you read this!! this is a dangerous, addictive drug!!
alot of people consider tramadol a weak opiate, but it is very hard to get off !the opiate receptors in our brains don't care if it's a "weak" opiate or not--it's just as abuseable. lots of people going in-patient to detox from ultram. getting other treatment like na/aa is very important!! i can not stress that enough! doesn't have to be a 12 step program--but it's got to be something! getting off the drugs is hard, but staying off is the real test--stay strong!!
[QUOTE=kellibear;3590984]alot of people consider tramadol a weak opiate, but it is very hard to get off !the opiate receptors in our brains don't care if it's a "weak" opiate or not--it's just as abuseable. lots of people going in-patient to detox from ultram. getting other treatment like na/aa is very important!! i can not stress that enough! doesn't have to be a 12 step program--but it's got to be something! getting off the drugs is hard, but staying off is the real test--stay strong!!

I just can't believe how easy it is to get this drug. From the internet sites and from the contact I had I probably spent 15k on these things, maybe upwards of 20k.