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Tramacet?

Percribed for pinched syatic (sciatic) nerve. Safe? Opiote? Any info?
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nasty, not safe - very addictive for some, and a nightmare to withdrawal from.

My Doc was oxy - so my Dr prescribed tramacet because it was non addictive - 3 years later, I am ordering it over the internet, and at 4 times the prescribed amount.  It doesn't do anything for some - but if you are an opiate fan, it may bad news.  For me not the same rush, or peak of euphoria - but a nice steady warm, feeling - good energy.

I have CT'd off oxy - but it was nothing compared to the withdrawal I have experienced from tramecet.  The depression is insane, RLS, siezures - no picnic - avoid it if you can!

  
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Ultraset ? if it has tramadol in it then yes its highly addicting . If you abuse it it can cause sezuires ,the withdrawl (withdrawal) is hell .It is not an option for people that are opiate addicts . It would be jumping from the frying pan straight into a fire . If you put tramadol in search you will see how many people have been addicted to this .
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When I called the dr  specifically asked for something non addictive/non narcotic, pharmasist said same thing! These "professionals" S u c K
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They say they are safe and non-addictive b/c they aren't "technically" an opiate. Some countries I believe have classifed them as opiates ... I think my RX insurance website mentioned that one state was going to classify it as a Schedule III maybe?? Anyway, sadly the do RX it to people thinking they aren't giving them something addictive. I have read it also has something in there that affects your seratonin....so if you are taking any anti depressants that really may not be a good combination.

Ok...there is my 2 cents! LOL

JoAnn
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I googled Tramacet and I found this info I thought u all might be interested ...How does it work?

This medicine contains two active ingredients, tramadol hydrochloride and paracetamol. These are both pain-relieving medicines.

Tramadol hydrochloride is a type of painkiller called an opioid. It is related to morphine, though is not as strong a painkiller. Opioid painkillers work by mimicking the action of naturally occurring pain-reducing chemicals called endorphins. Endorphins are found in the brain and spinal cord and reduce pain by combining with opioid receptors.

Tramadol mimicks the action of our natural endorphins by combining with the opioid receptors in the brain and spinal cord. This blocks the transmission of pain signals sent by the nerves to the brain. Therefore, even though the cause of the pain may remain, less pain is actually felt.

Tramadol also works by enhancing the activity of neurotransmitters in the brain and spinal cord. Neurotransmitters are chemical compounds that act as chemical messengers between the nerve cells. Tramadol enhances the effect of the neurotransmitters serotonin and noradrenaline, and this action also helps relieve pain.

Paracetamol is a non-opioid painkiller that on its own is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. It can also reduce fever. It is not fully understood how paracetamol works.

The combination of tramadol and paracetamol in this medicine is used to provide relief from moderate to severe pain.

This was the 1st time I saw Tramadol specified as an opiate!!!
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Thank you for the info, I have also searched and have found that this is "non addictive but not to be used by addicts". Ok so much for that idea. I'm really in pain and believe it or not oxy doesn't work on this kind of pain. I was looking for a strong anti inflammitory.
Anyone have any suggestions for my poor back? I do physical work lots of lifting and bending all day.
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I think Advil is the very best...Ibuprofen. Over the counter they come in 200 mg tablets, and for bad pain you can take up to 3-4 of them every 6 hours. I suggest three. it will work better after a day or so and when the anti-inflammatory action has really kicked in.
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have you ever tried mobic
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whats mobic? Is it OTC?
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is an  anti-inflammatory  you have to get it from your doctor
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I just stopped taking Tramacet after being on it for a month.  The withdrawal has been absolute hell: nausea, chills, sweating, trouble sleeping.  It has been 48 hours.  I phoned the pharmacist today and he said another 48 hours of these symptoms and I should be out of the woods.
If I would have known it would be so hard, I would have come off of it much slower.
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I am researching this drug because of my husband. After a head injury 6 years ago, he still remains in pain daily. He has not wanted to go this route of narchotic pain killers, but we are now facing this option. Tramacet has been perscribed. Is it so, that just after a 30 day trial you have had such severe withdrawl (withdrawal). Unbelievable, I wouldn't have thought it would have that effect after a short period of time. Did it help with the pain?

Any info would be appreciated.
Seemor
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Hi!  Yes it is possible.  I understand him wanting something non-narcotic, but tramacet is not what he's looking for.  It's like a narcotic PLUS an antidepressant!  Is he taking an AD already?  If so, he does not need to take both.

I would talk it over with a doctor!

Good luck to you and your husband!
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I am a 43 year old woman who's doctor and specialist both prescibed Tramacet. I suffer from fibromyalsia (fibromyalgia) and they both said this drug was non-addictive and I can take up to 8 a day. Well I keep myslef at 4 a day but would love to pump it up some days. I have been on it for a year and a half. I have been experiencing really bad headaches for the last few months and they say they are from the Tramacet. I decided that I would try going off the Tramacet. Well that was hell. The withdrawal symtoms (symptoms) are aweful. Anxiety, headaches, nausea, vomiting, skin crawling and more. I went through one night of this and started taking them again. They really do help my fibromyalsia (fibromyalgia) pain but the headaches are unbearable somedays. Not sure what to do. If I go tom y doctor he will stop them and I will go through hell for a week and have no pain relief for my fibromyalsia (fibromyalgia). I am at a loss. Darlene
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this is an old thread, started a few years ago, if you go to top of page and click on post a question, follow instructions , more people will see it and youll get some advice and replies.good luck.
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I, too, have fibromyalgia and several other pain causing diseases. Have been taking tramacet for sometime. Went off it (gradually) a few months ago, no problems.Had to go back on it again, tho.  Now, when my Rx gets low, it takes my doc too long to refill it, I have to ration it and find that I get super depressed to the point that I cannot stop crying. I was taking 2 T. with 1 25mg Codeine.  I have been Rx'd Cymbalta recently for depression & Fibro and have not reached my full dose yet. So now I am taking 1 T. and trying to skip the Codeine.  Periodically, throughout the day, I feel dizzy, nauseated, hot behind my eyes, ringing in my head, and I still have pain. I am 56 and have had fibro since I was 12 and been depressed even before that. I am just plain tired of it all.
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hi, I have been on Tramacet since October last year, drinking +- 2 a day.  Will I also have withdrawal symtoms (symptoms) if I stop now?
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You posted on an older thread so many people may overlook your post. You should start your own thread so you have one dedicated to you. You will receive overwhelming support from the many wonderful members here.  This forum has helped many during their process of getting off the meds. We can help you too.

As for your question, yes, you will more than likely have withdrawals. Tramacet should be tapered as some have experienced seizures when stopping cold turkey. Could you talk to your doctor about a proper taper schedule?

The thing about Tramacet or Tramadol is that that is also has antidepressant properties which can make it somewhat difficult to stop. If tapered properly you will be able to get off of them.

When you say drinking are you referring to alcohol? If so, are you wanting to stop the drinking also?

Be sure to stick around the forum. Let us help you live a sober life. You can do this!

Best of luck!




Brian
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i have used tramacet for more than 6 weeks for back pain. 2 tablets per day. Stoped 4 days ago and no withdrawels. it helped a lt for the pain
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I think you should quit everything and do some yoga or meditation.  This thing happened with me I got sick with fibromyalgia.  It is all in your mind.  Get it over involve your self something else.
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Are you out of your mind?  What do you know? One should break your back or something, so you can see and feel your pain. I am sure you did not have fibrio!  You would not be so outspoken if you actually had any clue of this illness!
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Are you out of your mind?  What do you know? One should break your back or something, so you can see and feel your pain. I am sure you did not have fibrio!  You would not be so outspoken if you actually had any clue of this illness!
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Same here. I was on Tramacet for about 4 months, 2 every 4-6 hours. Now that my herniated disc is in better shape due to chiropractic treatments, I only take the Tramacet (and Flexeril) PRN (as required). I pretty well stopped taking the Tramacet immediately, and did not feel any withdrawl (withdrawal) symptoms. I guess our bodies are all different.
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