a few months ago i was prescribed tramadol for "chronic back pain"
I have been going to PT and have been making progress however i have noticed one thing that is better about myself while taking tramadol.
when im at work sometimes im a nervous wreck. im stressed out, sometimes depressed and have some anxiety while at work and sometimes in social situations. i have taken every type of anti-anxiety medication you can think of and never want to take these meds again - i felt terrible while taking them and they never did anything to help in fact, i was worse while taking them.
tramadol on the other hand calms me down. i was also surprised how much energy i felt while taking it and noticed it significantly calms me down while im at work and its the only thing that seems to work for me. i still have a prescription for tramadol (50mb) - i dont take it everyday but it really helps when im feeling stressed
is it unreasonable to ask for tramadol as an anti-depressant\anti-anxiety medication. from what ive been reading about tramadol is that its only prescribed for pain - would a doctor prescribe this medication for my condition? I really dont want to take anything else.
It has been suggested that tramadol could be effective for alleviating symptoms of depression, anxiety, and phobias because of its action on the noradrenergic and serotonergic systems, such as its "atypical" opioid activity. However, health professionals have not endorsed its use for these disorders, claiming it may be used as a unique treatment (only when other treatments failed), and must be used under the control of a psychiatrist.
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