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trammodol 50mgs for hydros10mgs

I have been off hydros for 4 days, feeling better today.  My Dr. gave me trammodol instead, but I am afraid to take them.  Do you have any suggestions on how to do this without getting dependent on them to.  I was thinking maybe one in the morning and one before bed.  What do you think.  I have a very bad back problem, but will not have surgery!!!  Thanks for all your help.

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325131 tn?1227188381
Why did you want trammodol instead. A opiate is a opiate if you were addicted to hydro you will be to tram there is no safe way. Not for an addict.
199177 tn?1490502134
fear is very good with this drug even taking two a day you would have wd going off of it

If you took them more then a week or two .here is some info on it .

I have seen alot of info latley on tramadol some every incorrect .So I thought I would put some infromation together so everyone will have a better understanding of it .

It is addicting
You do have ephoria
It should NOT be used by ANYONE with addiction issues.

What is the most important information I should know about tramadol?
Physical Dependence and Abuse

ULTRAM may induce psychic and physical dependence of the morphine-type (μ-opioid) (see DRUG
ABUSE AND DEPENDENCE). ULTRAM should not be used in opioid-dependent patients. ULTRAM
has been shown to reinitiate physical dependence in some patients that have been previously dependent on
other opioids. Dependence and abuse, including drug-seeking behavior and taking illicit actions to obtain
the drug, are not limited to those patients with prior history of opioid dependence

You should not take tramadol if you have ever been addicted to drugs or alcohol.
Seizures (convulsions) have occurred in some people taking tramadol. You may be more likely to have a seizure while taking tramadol if you have a history of seizures or head injury, a metabolic disorder, or if you are taking certain medicines such as antidepressants, muscle relaxers, or medicine for nausea and vomiting.

Take tramadol exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take it in larger doses or for longer than recommended by your doctor. Do not take more than 300 milligrams of tramadol in one day.

Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. A tramadol overdose can be fatal. Overdose symptoms of a tramadol overdose may include drowsiness, shallow breathing, slow heartbeat, extreme weakness, cold or clammy skin, feeling light-headed, fainting, or coma. Tramadol may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. Tramadol should never be given to another person, especially someone who has a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a secure place where others cannot get to it. Tramadol can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert. Do not stop using tramadol suddenly, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, sweating, nausea, diarrhea, tremors, chills, hallucinations, trouble sleeping, or breathing problems. Talk to your doctor about how to avoid withdrawal symptoms when stopping the medication. Do not crush the tramadol tablet. This medicine is for oral (by mouth) use only. Powder from a crushed tablet should not be inhaled or diluted with liquid and injected into the body. Using this medicine by inhalation or injection can cause life-threatening side effects, overdose, or death.

What is tramadol?

Tramadol is a narcotic-like pain reliever.

Tramadol is used to treat moderate to severe pain. Tramadol extended-release is used to treat moderate to severe chronic pain when treatment is needed around the clock.

Tramadol may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking tramadol?

You should not take tramadol if you have ever been addicted to drugs or alcohol, if you are currently intoxicated (drunk), or if you have recently used any of the following drugs:

narcotic pain medicine;

sedatives or tranquilizers (such as Valium);

medicine for depression or anxiety;

medicine for mental illness (such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia); or

street drugs.

Seizures have occurred in some people taking tramadol. Your risk of a seizure may be higher if you have any of these conditions:

a history of drug or alcohol addiction;

a history of epilepsy or other seizure disorder;

a history of head injury;

a metabolic disorder; or

if you are also taking an antidepressant, muscle relaxer, or medicine for nausea and vomiting.

Talk with your doctor about your individual risk of having a seizure while taking tramadol.

Before taking tramadol, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have:

kidney disease;

liver disease;

a stomach disorder; or

a history of depression, mental illness, or suicide attempt.

If you have any of these conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take tramadol.

FDA pregnancy category C. This medication may be harmful to an unborn baby. Tramadol may also cause serious or fatal side effects in a newborn if the mother uses the medication during pregnancy or labor. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment. Tramadol can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. Tramadol should not be given to a child younger than 18 years of age.
Tramadol may be habit-forming. Tell your doctor if you feel the medicine is not working as well in relieving your pain. Do not change your dose without talking to your doctor. Do not stop using tramadol suddenly, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, sweating, nausea, diarrhea, tremors, chills, hallucinations, trouble sleeping, or breathing problems. Talk to your doctor about how to avoid withdrawal symptoms when stopping the medication. Store tramadol at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep track of how many pills have been used from each new bottle of this medicine. Tramadol is a drug of abuse and you should be aware if any person in the household is using this medicine improperly or without a prescription
Seizure Risk
Seizures have been reported in patients receiving tramadol within the recommended dosage range. Spontaneous post-marketing reports indicate that seizure risk is increased with doses of tramadol above the recommended range. Concomitant use of tramadol increases the seizure risk in patients taking:

•Selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRI antidepressants or anorectics),
•Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs), and other tricyclic compounds (e.g., cyclobenzaprine, promethazine, etc.), or
•Other opioids.
Administration of tramadol may enhance the seizure risk in patients taking:

•MAO inhibitors (see also WARNINGS - Use with MAO Inhibitors),
•Neuroleptics, or
•Other drugs that reduce the seizure threshold.
Risk of convulsions may also increase in patients with epilepsy, those with a history of seizures, or in patients with a recognized risk for seizure (such as head trauma, metabolic disorders, alcohol and drug withdrawal, CNS infections). In tramadol overdose, naloxone administration may increase the risk of seizure.

323551 tn?1255178350
I would suggest that because you are soo close to the end of the wd's from the Hydro's that you continue onward WITHOUT the Tramadols and see if you can manage the pain without any opiates.

You might need to give yourself +30 days to see if this is possible because the body does have an amazing ability to manage some pain by itself if given the opportunity.
I found that to be true with my chronic pain situation once I got off of the Trams.

With that being said, please see if your body (with some OTC remedies) can adjust itself to working with the pain instead of jumping onto another med that's just as addictive (if not worse!). Being clean now for 4 days you have a great opportunity to stay clean for-ever!

Avatar universal
Are you addicted to the hydros and using the tramadol's to help ease the withdrawal symptoms, or are you taking them for pain?  I suppose either way if you are taking them every day you will become dependant on them, but if you honestly need them for the pain then try to only take them when absolutely necessary.  It's also always a good idea to look into alternate sources of pain management.  :-)  

Good Luck!!  
611067 tn?1458595083
I was going to say NO don't take the trams but I see Avisg gave you all you need to know!  There are natural substances you can take for pain.  I have a book called "Prescription for Natural Healing" and I can look up pain and see what they suggest?  But, before you take any herbals rememedies you always need to make sure they do not interfere with other medications you could be taking such as high blood pressure meds, etc.  

Good luck!!!
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I was jackhammering concrete and throwing large pieces in the truck,i hurt my back went to the emergency room and they gave me hydro 5s some how 2yrs later im still taking them,even after my doctor cut me off a year ago at on point 6 to 8 a day,then back down to three.well i was not in pain so im going to call like it is recreational use,for the fist time i ran out and could not get any.i went through leggers kick,i guess that's when you try to sleep and your body starts jerking.your legs one arm then the other,you actually do it yourself to comfort the withdrawal,it was living hell so to speak so i asked some one bring me some tramadol cause I read it helps with op
Avatar universal
2of2 withdraws and its low risk for addiction,apposed to hydro 10s which say there high risk for addiction now I just want the hell off period.i don't want to go throw that again,when I had nothing on day two (worse day)that night I had to smoke some weed to get to sleep and like four time to stop the withdraw it was that bad,my question is my withdraw stopped when I started taking the tramadol,I'm I going to have the same withdraw,like hydro 10s.mind you I've only been on tramadol 3 days one in the morning two at night,and off hydros 10s for 5days,if I'm inside my lovely home I'm gloomy a as soon as I get out side its all good,i think I've been had
Avatar universal
Trams are worse to get off of. I withdrew from Lortabs a couple years ago and it was hell but nothing like when I withdrew from Trams a couple years later. My doc put me on them saying they were non addicting or habit forming. Lies. I only took them for 3 weeks but got off them because of the research I did on them and what everyone on here said and I went thru horrible withdrawals! I still have my back and hip pain so I do still take the Trams but my husband keeps them with him 24/7 and he only gives me up to 3 doses a week. I usually can get by on other things and only ask him for a dose on days I am having a hard time moving. After the withdrawals I went thru on them I will not even think of taking more then that. That was the worst.
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