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Tramadol addiction

Hello all! Can anyone tell me what their most effective med was for easing withdrawal symptoms from Tramadol usage.
I can remember when Ultram first came out and the drug companies were trying to sell that it was a non-addictive drug. PLEASE!! And also, non-narcotic. I don't know how they were able to get away with that, but anyway, here I am desperate to find what is the most effective way to minimize withdrawals. I have no doubt I can stop once past those horrible feelings because I have done it before.
But, I had rotator cuff surgery and started all over again.
For anyone that may answer me let me say up front, THANK YOU!! As I said I am desperate to quit. I have custody of my 7 year old son and although I have been able to continue to function with my job, when home I sleep too much. He asked me the other day if I would get up in the morning like other Dad's. Despite the fact my job is primarily at night, this broke my heart and really shook me to my foundation. I am more dedicated and focused to break the habit than ever.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
God Bless to any and all of you who are fighting addiction as well as those who are affected by someone addicted.
Thank You!!
Lou
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352798 tn?1399298154
It is a little late so the forum is a bit slow. Look for avisg. On her profile is good info on tapering. If you don't get any answers. RE-post this or make a comment on this post tomorrow. OK?
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I too am addicted to trams.  I started on this forum 5 days ago and let me tell you how much strength I have gotten from everybody.  I told my doc on Tuesday.  He's going to help me.  I can't give advice yet.  But I will give you the suport.  I know I need all I can get.  We can do this.  Be strong. Keep posting it does help.  
352798 tn?1399298154
I am not a Tramadol expert. The general consensus is to taper off them due to seizures. I do know that avisg has helped many people with a taper plan. It was her DOC.
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i am not sure if this is true with tramadol, but i do know clonidine is used for opiate withdrawals...its a blood pressure medication and works wonders, ask your doctor about this or maybe avis knows if this helps with tramadol tapers...
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lou,
I suggest you taper down ,How much are you taking and for how long .
I can help you with a taper schedule . I don't know about the clonidine i would think it would work the same as it would with other opiates . Just make sure you don't have low blood pressure to start .I did not use it because i have LOW blood pressure so when i go into withdrawals then i have normal blood pressure ,so for me it would be a bad idea.
good luck let me know if i can help.
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You can get off this drug.  I wrote about neurotin in another post this morning concerning tramadol.  When it first came out my dr was handing me a script every month for 100, for headaches, and I took them every day.  WHen I tried to stop, I got serious "jolts", felt like electricity was shocking me for a few seconds...and dizziness, etc etc.  Neurotin cured these w/d symptoms.  It is not narcotic.  It might also help with pain, if you are having nerve pain.  Can you call your dr. and explain the situation and perhaps ask about neruotin?
HOpefully that will help you.  Good luck.
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