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i am in desperate need of finding a scheduling regime to safely taper off of ultram. I was injured in hockey, put on this med and have become dependent on it. I know I can quit however I have no knowledge of how to taper and limit the withdrawals. My own primary care physician denies to me that this is even an additive med and advised me to quit cold turkey. This will not work and he is oblivous to how addicting this med can be. A recommendation would be greatly appreciated.
I AM USING TRAMADOL FOR OVER 6 YEARS FOR DISC PROBLEMS BUT MY DOC SAYS I HAVE TO USE IT FOR LIFE AND I ALSO HELP MY LEGS DUE TO I HAD A HEART ATTACK AND MY LEG ARE WEAK . I TELL U WITHOUT THIS DRUG I COULD NOT FUNCTION WITH PAIN . I HAVE ALSO TRIED PERCOCET AND MORPHINE AND I LIKE ULTRAM BETTER(tramadol)
Todd,

The other posters schedule for tapering sounded pretty good, but I would try to stretch it out longer perhaps over 2 - 3 months, getting down to where you take 1/2 pill a day before quitting. The thing with Ultram is there is a high risk of seizure's, so you have to be very careful when changing your dosages. Also, Ultram is an Atypical Antidepressant so you may notice more of a mental (mood) unstability while coming off this medication.

Good luck, and I wish you well.