I am suddenly having to withdraw from large daily doses of tramadol (20+ pills daily for >4yrs) I am 54 in good health except for cardiomyopathy and migraines that I started taking them for). This is now 48hrs without and I have to go back to work in about 18hrs. I can not go for medical help - no health insurance, plus I am a nurse so no one can find out.
I don't have much advice for you-- tramadol withdrawal is quite severe for some people, and very mild for others. You will likely have both opiate withdrawal symptoms and also 'ssri withdrawal' symptoms; the way to avoid them would be a slow taper, but if that is not possible I don't have much to offer. Like my prior posts today, I suspect your time using tramadol is not over--- if you end up back on it again, consider definitive treatment, nurse or no nurse. The doses you describe could have easily caused you a seizure, while driving down a highway.
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