Treatment centers say tramadol is not an opiate and won't treat me
I've called every treatment center in my area that treats opiod dependence with suboxone. When I say I need treatment for tramadol dependecy they tell me tramadol is not an opiate and they don't treat for it. I reallu need to find some help. I've been tapering off but I know I'm gonna need some extra help. Does anyone know if there is another route I can go to get suboxone?
Some controversy regarding the abuse potential of tramadol exists. Grünenthal has promoted it as having a lower risk of opioid dependence than traditional opioids, claiming little evidence of such dependence in clinical trials (which is true; Grünenthal never claimed it to be non-addictive). They offer the theory that, since the M1 metabolite is the principal agonist at μ-opioid receptors, the delayed agonist activity reduces abuse liability. The norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor effects may also play a role in reducing dependence.
Tramadol is not a federally controlled drug, however the following U.S. states have elected to make tramadol a schedule IV controlled drug: Arkansas, Tennessee, Illinois, New Mexico, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Wyoming, Mississippi, North Dakota, Oklahoma and the U.S. military, with other states considering similar actions.
I didn't realize I had any responses. But I have been taking 5 50 mg pills for the last couple of months. I have major pain in my feet, plantar faciaitis, and if I miss a dose, the pain is unbearable. I've been taking it for about 2 years but the 5 a day is the highest dosage i've ever taken. I usually take 3 around 5 pm and 2 at around 9 pm.
As I've been trying to taper, Monday I was down to 4 and a half. However on Wednesday I got the flu and was taking so many other meds I forgot to take the Tramadol and noticed that I didn't have any foot pain. So I didn't take my 9 pm dosage. So I tried to see how long I could go before feeling pain. So the next time I took it was 5 pm the next day. I felt no withdrawal or anything. It was quite miraculous. So now I was only taking 2 and half in a 24 hour period. But for some reason, as my flu got a little better, I felt withdrawal creeping in ahead of my 5 pm dosage time. So I took the 2 and a half but still felt some serious brain zaps. So I took one more and I was fine.
However, I've yet to find anyone that will treat me and I only have 3 left. I have no idead what to do.
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