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Okay...my boyfriend is on tramedol...i have posted here before...ummm..i read some other questions and comments here and wanted to know ... if someone is on tramedol now..and not trying to quit..and possibly taking more than they should..would they sweat all the time being on the meds..?? and have horrible stomach aches...sometimes not able to eat much at all without it hurting so badly... just curious.. thanks
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Ive taken tramedol for over a year, for me it has given me back my life.... i suffer from kidney pain. I didnt know it was habbit forming, actually when I read the side effects it was so much better than any other pain med out there. I dont take it everyday even though sometimes i would like to... because it does take all pain away and gives you a happy feeling and a feeling of peace. I can see if you are susceptible to addiction how you can become addicted, because who wouldnt want all pain to go away. I think your boyfriends body is actually asking for more. I had the same reaction when i gave up caffeine and when i wasnt drinking enough coffee. He should see a doctor but i dont think tramedol is his only problem. When taken as needed and as directed this drug  can be very helpful without the side effects of vicodin.
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Hi Itsonlyme,

Sorry I am late with my response. I would agree with all the above. There is a controversy about the addictive qualities of Tramadol. It is not a narcotic but works similar to Morphine. Many ppl have reported that felt addicted and went through withdrawals.

Your friend is is need of medical evaluation asap. I hope he will agree with that opinion and see a physician. Please let us know how you are doing and as always, Take Care, Tuck
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Hi its_only_me:

It sound like there is more going on than the Tramadol and Lexapro. I would urge your boy friend to get checked out. Tramadol can cause stomach irritation and sweats but not to that degree. It could be that your boy friends system cannot tolorate the Tramadol. Anyway, it is in your best interest to have a physician look into this matter. The signs your boyfriend is displaying are not good. Take care,
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i am on tramadol i dont really take it cause it give me head aches but i do have to take it for my pain. but it did give me stomach aches head aches not wanting to eat ...
you may want to bring it up to his doctor that it seems like he is getting addicted to it... like call him when your bf isn't around or something... good luck
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thanks for copying and pasting that for me...so helpful..i just dont understand why he is though..its extreme too...he's losing weight...he is also taking lexapro...could that cause some kind of reaction to his body taking those together? I dont know...im so angry with his doctor though cause he used to be on drugs very bad 3 years ago and was prescribed this only a couple of months after he got back from rehab...
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When I had the the sweats it was because I had suddenly stopped my meds from being on them over a period of time.... I would call a DR asap though.

I just took this info from a site for you...(drugs.com)

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.
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