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1291505 tn?1275104354

Ultram W/D, am I helping or hurting?

Hi,
I've been on 300mg Ultram ER for a couple of years. I recently went down to 200mg on my doc's advice.
When those were gone too early, of course, I feined horrible w/d's and the doc gave me 20 short acting
50mg tabs of tramadol. I have taken 4 50's mostly in the early part of the day for the past 3 days. More the first day, actually, but it shouldn't matter. Now, I've got just a couple left, had only one  today. Starting to feel weird.
I've been taking a quarter of a 50 mg tramadol when I start feeling bad. Is that making things worse by prolonging
the inevitable, or should it help? Guess I need a crystal ball. Knowing these things DOES help...any advice is appreciated on help with the RLS and other horrible w/d symptoms...
Thanks for reading.
Lisa
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1291505 tn?1275104354
Hi,
I'll try the mag and calc for the RLS, for sure!
What does the potassium help with?
Thanks for being there, I won't bug too much, promise:-)
It's just nice to hear from people who've been there.
I was taking 5 different kinds of pills a day and quit them too,
about 7 mos ago...lexapro, tizanidine, buspar, ultram, and can't even
remember the other ones, lol...so I'm on a roll.
I can really tell the diff just being off the psych drugs, for sure!
I recently found out all my pills intereact w/ each other, I could've
died...
Lisa
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You aren't going to bug, I swear!  The potassium helps RLS and leg cramps mainly.  I like bananas, but I ate enough to turn into one and didn't get any relief.  Then I was pouring my little one some apple juice and read the label.  Come to find out it's loaded in potassium!  The mag/cal is priceless as far as I'm concerned.

It does help to talk to people who have been through it.  When you feel like it, go check out an NA meeting.  I know that you have done AA with success with the drinking.  There is a lot of help in NA, like here, from people who have been through this.  I am finding great comfort there and here on the forum!

But let's get these WDs over with for ya!!!  They will be a distant memory soon! : )
1291505 tn?1275104354
Hi,
I guess I forgot to mention I do MJ for pain. Another reason to get off of the ultram.
I did NA and AA both, paralell, I like to say. It saved my life. I live in a small town
and the folks here reject the idea of medical MJ, as many do. It's been a lonely path
around here lately...
Making a list for the store, looks like the Thomas Recipe is made up mostly of stuff
I have...YAY!
Lisa
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Store.....

Gatorade
Immodium (Must have this!!! You know why!!!)
Advil
Tylenol
Heating pad (if you don't have one)
Epsom salt for baths
Bananas and bland food like soup and crackers
Mag/cal supplement but you have to take like 1000 mg
Hylands leg cramps or restful legs
Apple juice???  I also drank propel water.  I like the taste!

Thomas recipe is great.  I am still doing a lot of the stuff on it!!!  

Also before you stop completely, you will want to do all your laundry and get all your comfy clothes and towels clean.   You will need them and won't feel like doing laundry and cleaning for a few days!  I cleaned like crazy before I quit CT, and it's a good thing I did!  I'm kinda type A anyway, so I felt a lot better with my surroundings being clean when I was in bed not feeling well!  
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Store.....

Gatorade
Immodium (Must have this!!! You know why!!!)
Advil
Tylenol
Heating pad (if you don't have one)
Epsom salt for baths
Bananas and bland food like soup and crackers
Mag/cal supplement but you have to take like 1000 mg
Hylands leg cramps or restful legs
Apple juice???  I also drank propel water.  I like the taste!

Thomas recipe is great.  I am still doing a lot of the stuff on it!!!  

Also before you stop completely, you will want to do all your laundry and get all your comfy clothes and towels clean.   You will need them and won't feel like doing laundry and cleaning for a few days!  I cleaned like crazy before I quit CT, and it's a good thing I did!  I'm kinda type A anyway, so I felt a lot better with my surroundings being clean when I was in bed not feeling well!  
1291505 tn?1275104354
I can relate to the type A thing...I get really angry during the flails about my house being dirty, etc...funny I am making food and cleaning my bedroom too. My hubby is very helpful. I just realized I'm luckier than most during this time...that will help. I'm thinking of putting a huge sign above my bed that says STICK WITH IT IT"S WORTH IT!!!!!!!!
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