This is not related to anything medical, but after joining a moment ago, I am a bit baffled that some people not only use their actual photo here, but some even use their name. Why? Seems so odd.
Ones own personal illnesses/meds is such a personal thing, it makes me wonder about these people, throwing it all out there for anyone to see, with little to no anonymity. It's just so contrary to what most consider to be rational behavior. Someone help me understand the need to throw everything out there, and while being completely recognizable. What's the appeal? What psychological itch is it scratching?
Hi! I need help. I was not exactly planning on quitting tramadol and for some reason, thought the ridiculously high doses for 14 years I was taking would not impact me. I had 2 seizures and have to quit. I am now down to half of what I was taking. But I am having a tough time mentally. First is I keep having these feelings of gloom and doom as if I have lived through a bad and traumatic event and get pangs of almost panic frequently. It scares me tremendously. Secondly I do not even feel like the same person and I like the other person better. I am really hoping this is temporary and have a way to go to get off of this stuff but is this normal? If so, how long does it last? I need support as I feel as if I am going crazy. Any tips are greatly appreciated.
Family I understand the majority of these doctors have no clue I don't even say that sarcastically they really have no clue I asked my doctor 4X when I was given these pills are they addictive he said no I am a recovering alcoholic and drug addict of 30 years I have an addictive nature no I'm withdrawing from Tramadol down to 25 milligrams slowly tapering my heart and feelings go out to everyone that has to go through this it's ridiculous and bad Medical Practice go slowly you can get off
i am down to one 50 m tab a day. I'm having a tough time with no energy. I take the tram before bed. Tried to not take it and the symptoms are like I just started. Any suggestions?
Hi! I have been taking tramdoll for 7 yrs! I need advice and help for getting off! This was God send i found this page! My email is ***@****
Thank you so much for this. It's clear that it saved so many lives. Hoping for one more.
When do you think you would start room #63? Do you have some number of posts or time targets? For those of us new or anyone with an iPad who has to go to the more recent posts or post ourselves, it takes quite a bit of work to scroll all the way down to the end now.
No matter what though I so appreciate what you have done here for so many people you never met! Restores my faith in humanity knowing people like you are still here.
- Frank (rollerCoaster)
Emily. Thanks for being the first brave soldier in the battle so you could help fellow wounded soldiers after you. Good stuff to glean from. Docs are still in denial and it's 2015. But at least the devildol is recognised as a narcotic. I'm waiting to join the class action suit if it ever gets here. Blessings, Ruthy
Emily thank you so much for all your journals. I am currently coming off of 13 years of solid tramadol use. I basically cannot even function after 6 weeks off tramadol. I am currently on neurontin which scares me because I am worried about the withdrawal from that. I also am completely and utterly depressed and anxious. Any advise for me at this stage would be so helpful as no one seems to know what to do with me in terms of my doctors.
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Emily, I have heard so many wonderful things about your experience and how you help other people. my husband just got out of 7 day detox program yesterday from Tramadol and alcohol. he was taking over 750 pills a month of the 50 milligrams a month if not more and drinking excessively. I was wondering if you could please email me at tara.***@**** or call me personally. 760-810-8151. I need you help! Please....
Emily I just want to say that I dig you so much! every time I read something you posted in the j, it is so moving and tremendously inspiring in every way. Your warmth and empathy shine through every word. Though I am not really withdrawing rignt now, your j carries meaning and depth for me. Thank you.
I was just thinking about you today, how are you? I hope things are good and you are busy with life. Tomorrow is 4 months for me, still struggling a little but without the forum I don't know if I could have done it. Knowing we are not alone is key to recovery, just wanted to say thank you.
Hi Emily I just started reading your journals and I am captivated by them. Amazing! I am trying to find a way to follow the j's and I just sent you a friend invite. I was never on Trams but I'm trying to get clean from opiates, it's been a couple of years for me but I'm still determined to do it. Thanks for your j's.
I am passing the 2 month mark and doing pretty good. So thankful you have been there for me, there are times I think I am crazy LOL!!! Much Love To You
I am 30 days today Emily, thank you for being the 1st person who reached out to me and told me I could do it. It's a long road back sometimes slow but I feel proud and most of all the bondage of tramadol is gone. Thank you my friend
Hi Emily, I'm on my Day 17 off Tramadol and was hoping you could drop me a line when you have time as to how long the withdrawals take to completely go away. I'm over the acute phase but I'm deep into PAWS (or so I think) and would appreciate any perspective you may have based on your own experience. Thank you so much!
Congratulations on a RECORD number of days clean, CHEERS!!!!
Thank you for all your help Emily!!! I am happy to have found this forum and greatful you took time to help me become free of tramadol. Much Love
U are such an awesome example Emily :)
are you still helping with the tramadol?!?
I need to ask if there is a room for people who want to get off of Tramadol? I really need to come off of this medicine, but I feel as though it has completely taken over my life and I'm only 27. I'm scared of coming off of it. I'm even scared that I may not be able to handle being off of it. I'm scared that I could do something stupid or relapse three or more times. I really can't afford to be on it anymore and no one around me seems to understand except my mother. I cannot live like this anymore and I have absolutlely no one to talk to about it. Not even my fiance understands the complexibility behind this addiction. Please help me :'(
Just noticed the typo on my last post. The supplement is Rhodiola. I also took Anxiety Releaf, stress reducing formula, twice a day. Both are fairly cheap at vitamine stores. My first attempt at quitting resulted in no sleep for 4 days and unable to mentally function at all. Using these 2 natural supplements helped me greatly. Tramadal effects Dopamine and Seratonin production. Both are produce during exercise, so doing a vigarous routine each day should help getting their natural production back online. I know that we are all taking it because of injuries/pain, but any little bit you can do helps. Excercising in a pool is the best if your injuries prevent you from doing other forms. Do what you can safely to get the heart rate up. This is helping me, hope it helps others.
Hi Emily, I seen in your pst that you can noy find anything about siezures during withdrawls from Tramadal. I was on it for a year and now been off it for 3 weeks. After the last 3 weeks, I can't beleave all the time waisted by the government on marajuana, they should be stopping the sale and use of this stuff. I went thru all the withdrawl hell and just when I thought was getting to the end of it, I started having minor siezure like events at night. My wife said that I had 8 such events in my sleep last night. Not sure how common siezures are during withdrawl, but I have never had one before. I had also wiened down to 12 mg for a month before stopping, only helped a little over the first time a tried to quit. Although, I found that taking Rodiola in the morning helped greatly. John
Just a quick note to say hi! Thank you for your note. Im so overwhelmed at all the stuff i have to go thru by myself. Weaning off the drugs and possibly saying goodbye to my marriage of 22 yrs. I so desperatly want my husband to help me thru this but i think ive done to much damage to him. Im so ashamed of my self and what im putting my 15 yr old daughter thru seeing me go thru all of this. Going to work yesterday was hell as all i did was cry. Im so trying to think of just today but no matter what i looking at the future alone. Thank you for this outlet and the support i hope to get
Before I give more years of my life back to addiction. So I have about 100 50 mg tramadols left until I get a refill on jan 5th. I also have about 20 7.5mg lortabs that I never took from a root canal a few months back. I also have chlonodine , sleeping pills, Imodium, and vitamin B12. Which they used all of those at the detox facility I went to. So how can I safely taper myself off with what I have without feeling like death?
Thanks for any input you can give me. I have been reading your blog for a few hrs and you are so strong!
My addiction started with opiets and benzo's from seeing a pain management therapist for my spondylolisthesis and herniated disc it got so out of control that i went to rehab and I have been clean for 2yrs now. So about 6 months ago the Ibprofen 800 I was taking for the back pain just wasn't working so my primary care dr have me tramadol knowing about my past addiction history he assured me it was NOT addictive. LIAR so here I am now 6 months later taking up to 1200mg some days. Enough is enough I remember what hell I went through getting off the opiates and benzo's and I feel like I was tricked because I feel like I'm in the same boat. So I have taken more than I have a script for so of course I will run out before my next refill but I thought why not just quit now!
Well, I guess by more info I was talking about a site or source for more things like what you just said.
I wondered about the adrenal thing. Or maybe the salt craving is simply because I can TASTE it better again. I just wondered if you have ever heard salt craving mentioned, or if it was a phenomenon people notice....since you have talked to so many ppl who are stopping tramadol.
I think I notice feeling a bit more like myself today, with some actual stretches of motivation.
It feels good. Hopeful. It's been ten days.
Do u know anything about salt craving? It is interesting to me.....I was taking about 2500 mg day. The obvious serotonin imbalance is no surprise, but what is this salt thing? It's crazy. Ever since I stopped using, it's really marked.
Do you know of any source for info about the process of, I guess the word would be maybe physical detox?
R u still there?
Trying to stop big Tram habit.....secretly. 7 days. Rough. But it has to end. Could use your help if u r still out there.
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Thank you for your note. i am doing well. School starts at the end of this month at least for teachers. I am
a teacher. I don't make much money but I do it because I enjoy it. Anyhow I hope you are well?...
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Just wanted to say hi and wish you a pleasant day......!