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brain zaps from tramadol/ultram?
Does anyone else get brain zaps when they decrease a dose or first thing in the morning when they haven't taken any yet? It feels like a fishing wire is tied around my brain and someone is tugging on it.
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I do get that. Mine occurs when trying to sleep. Look up my posts on my profile and read the thread with the title "Please help, lortab withdrawl symptoms". There is a medical condition called Opiate Induced Myoclonus. It explains more in my thread. I experience these while on Lortabs and Tramadol. Hope this helps some.
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Thanks. I got these when going off of cymbalta. It must be from decreasing the seratonin is all I can guess...
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thanks for replying.
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I get those all the time from Fentanyl.....I didnt think anyone else would know what im talking about. I get them more when a higher dose is in my sytem though.....sorry this did not help you at all i know....just wanted to share
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that hbappens when ppl on anti-depresants dont take there dose the day before, no one knows the exact cause, but tramadol is a synthetic quasi-opioid and also a rapidly acting anti-dpressant that has to do with serontin lefvels and norepenephrine, so thats probably the cause of it, my girlfirend was on an anti dpressant called lexaproa nd when she missed a dose her brain would shake and tug it was horrendous to see i felt terrible but there very little you can do with that situation but with yours if you took a tramadol it would go away after it takes effect, but you need to taper off of tramadol slowly otherwise you risk seizures and normal opioid wd's...-christos
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That is good information for me...I'm on Effexor and if I forget to take it by the next AM I have what I would call Brain Zaps--great phrase.  Like little bright lightening bolts behind my eyes.  Have to shake my head a bit and I feel like I'm doing it in slo-mo.
Does not help the original poster but at lease I know that I'm not the only one with it.
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I get mild brain zaps every morning.  They are mild though.  They stop about 20 minutes after I take my first dose.  I kinda like the feeling of brain zaps though.  
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Thats crazy that you like brain zaps! I just found out what i have .I thought it was a serious condition, but its going without tramadol.
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Thats crazy that you like brain zaps! I just found out what i have .I thought it was a serious condition, but its going without tramadol.
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