About Me: Female, 46, Kent, OH, member since Jan 2008
Hi, I'm Alli and I've been on here since December of 2008- I started out when my doctor had prescribed me Tramadol for lower back and bone pain. I took them for nearly exactly 3 long years- didn't take anymore than prescribed either, which was 3 per day, 50mg each. I we
[More]nt for a year and a half and was doing wonderful, until May of 2009- I started feeling as if I couldn't move and my body was literally getting ready to shut down, along with the depression that came with it. I am not sure, but I bet, that this was PAWs (Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome) but couldn't be quite sure. I started going to a Rheumatologist who THEN prescribed me Tramadol- he said keep it at a steady basis and I should really feel no pain. Many months later, it finally started working and my life was back on track, however I started to feel Tolerance Withdrawal directly before my next dose was due, pretty much same thing that happened before. Well, It was good living without pain for about 6 months or so, but I am done- I proved to myself that it's only temporary and not a permanent thing. I am now on day 1 off of Tramadol, however haven't weaned at all- I still have about 70 pills left but not taking them. My Rheumatologist called in a prescription for Tramadol, .1mg, however cutting down to half to start, so I will only be taking .05mgs per 6 hours or so. Anyway, I know what to expect and I am just praying for the best- I know I'll make it through this and whatever comes my way, I will have to deal with it and move ahead.. :D
"I started myself out today with a .1mg, however the withdrawls were so intense that I was going CRAZY STILL, even after that first patch.. therefore, I put the second one on.. the anxiety keeps coming and going like MAD!
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