I am hoping to reach others who are suffering from, or have a family member/friend suffering from Ultram addiction:
I lost my brother on July 9, 2008....he committed suicide. Why? ULTRAM!!!! Yes, my brother suffered with his addiction to Ultram for 12+ years. He tried to get help several times, but was unsuccessful. This horrible drug took ahold of his life and wouldn't let go! He tried to quit so many times....went through withdraw so many times, but just wasn't able to get away from the power of it. He was 33 years old, a very handsome, athletic, well-educated, and wonderful man. I am writing this to warn all you users of Ultram....THIS IS A HORRIBLE AND ADDICTIVE DRUG. DO EVERYTHING YOU CAN TO GET OFF THIS MEDICATION AND GET THE HELP YOU NEED BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE! If you take a drug information book and look up the symptoms, contraindications, and the warnings...it says right there at least 3 times that this drug can be very addictive and can cause suicidal tendencies! My brother had everything to live for...he had a wonderful, close family who loved him very much. PLEASE DON'T LET THIS DRUG RULE YOUR LIFE!!!! THIS DRUG SHOULD BE A NARCOTIC......AND YOU CAN BET YOUR BUTT I WILL DO EVERYTHING IN MY POWER TO SEE THAT THIS HAPPENS!!! I am a Nurse, and I see how quick Doctors are to prescribe this medication to patients....THIS HAS TO STOP!!!!! PLEASE GET HELP, AND DON'T ADD TO THE HORRIFIC STATISTICS OF THIS DRUG. If I can reach at least ONE person, then my brother's death wasn't for nothing!