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Four weeks today....but still have some troubles.
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Four weeks today....but still have some troubles.

After reading everyone's stories on this site (which helped tremendously), I am proud to say that I have been Tramadol free for four weeks today!!!  This was the hardest thing I have ever done physically and mentally and I KNOW I am not out of the woods by any means.  I finally got the strength up to start exercising five days ago and that has helped SO much.  There was no way I could have done it any sooner.
I was taking about 10 to 14 Tramadol a day (50 mg) when I finally quit (November 2nd).  I actually did not taper.  I quit cold turkey.  I had to because I ran out of pills and decided I would not re-order any more.  I had been taking them for two years and no one knew...not my husband, not my parents, not my sister, not my friends.  I have told everyone now and no one is angry with me, as I had first feared.  They are all supportive and proud of my decision.  I did this for my kids...I do not want them to live with the legacy of a pill popping mother.
I have a question to all those out there who have had many more months, years, etc. under their belts.....I am a having a lot of stomach problems (bloating, nausea, etc,) and my sinuses are awful!!!  Is this common to keep having even though it has been a month?  If anyone out there can give me some clue as to when I will feel better completely, I would sure appreciate it.  Thank you.....
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It takes a long time for your body to get well.Think about how long you have abused your body . It takes a long time to repair that damage.Plus pain pills mask pains as well .so you you are not used to feeling some of these things.I am gald to her your are exercising it will do wonders for you. Eating right and lots of water will help alot a well.........Good luck ....
avis (87 days clean)
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