I have been taking Tramadol as an off-label anti-depressant for about 5 years. I was taking 300 mgs a day. I have decided that I want to wean off and go on a more traditional anti-depressant. I dropped down to 200 mg a day about 10 days ago. Since then my left arm and leg have been super sore and achy, I have felt a need to take deep breaths frequently and have noticed pain in my fingers and toes. I was checked by a nurse practitioner who says my heart and lungs are perfect, etc. Are these rather bizarre developments basically withdrawal from Tramadol? I do take Calmes Forte to help me sleep at night and have had no problems with sleep. From my reading I do understand that weaning off of this drug can be quite an ordeal but I would like to rule out other issues.
Thanks for any suggestions or experience with this drug.