I was addicted to Tram for about 5 years or so. I would take roughly 8- 50mg a day (give or take, depending on the day) and loved the energy and euphoria they gave me. However, after a couple of months of consistent use, they messed with my moods and I would have periods of time where I would sleep for 14 hours a day. It became a horrible cycle and I didn't realize how much I lost myself to this drug, which I was taking for a knee injury.
I ct on this past March due to an illness and used the hydro and dilaudid the hospital gave me to help with the HORRIBLE withdrawal symptoms. The wd symptoms were milder once I was out of the hospital, but still consisted of lethargy, restless leg syndrome, anxiety, sleeplessness, dysphoria and depression.
(I know that there are many factors that are in play in my continued struggle after coming off tramadol. Since I was ill, my diet was pretty restrictive, so I was not getting very many calories, which further effected my "recovery" both mentally and physically. I was also unable to start exercising to help my mood and serotonin levels, which I knew would help eventually).
Now, I am struggling with some depression, some mild anxiety (which could be because of my lack of productivity) lack of motivation, lethargy and general feeling of uselessness. I am trying to push myself by going outside for a little bit each day for exercise, but the depression grabs me
and it is paralyzing.
I am usually an energetic, talkative, outgoing/extroverted person and have been pretty much been the opposite of that over the past 3 months. I know am a little "woe is me" right now, but I was NOT this way before I started taking the tramadol and am getting really frustrated, which compounds everything.
I am planning on going to a doctor about the continued struggles, but was wondering two things: first, does anyone know if this depression "thing" last forever? Has anyone else had the same sort of struggle going into month 3 of ct? Are there any recommendations for herbal remedies as I do not want to just start taking a bunch of other drugs to combat this "issue."