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May 19, 2009 - 0 comments

Hi everyone! Just checking in....

I've been gone for a few days, but I've reached my 15th day and all is well..still tram FREE. I've gone from sneezing 20-30 times a day to just a level still goes up and down...but otherwise, I'm so happy that I don't have to take medicine anymore.

Hillbilly: I cried when I read your post. I hope that things work out for you. Hang in there.

Sandie: You're SO close. I know you'll make it. I just know it.

Boe: Thanks for reminding me about recovery not being linear. It's so TRUE. Thanks for giving me an idea of how long it may last..I feel like I'm right behind ya...I'm just playing the waiting game..

Tramaqueen: Good for you. Tram Free living is awesome...even with the bad days. Keep moving forward.

Lillyval: I'm glad you found us. You'll find great support here if you truly want to quit but as everyone here will tell you: always consult with your doctor...

Here's a site that I heard about on the radio:

I don't know much about it, except the small bit that I heard on the radio. Basically, the organization will find a physician in your area to help you detox from opiates...but you'll have to check out the information yourself to find out the details. If it helps one person, I've done my part. However, I know NOTHING about the medication they give for the treatment, so if you know of any information about it, please share it with others so that they are able to make sound decisions.

Good luck to all that pursue this treatment and those that are fighting the good fight on their own.

STRENGTH AND HOPE to all that want to quit tramadol and THANKS AND GRATITUDE to all that contributed to my making it to the other side!!!!!


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May 16, 2009 - 0 comments

Hi everybody!

I just read all of your posts...I"m basically, just checking in.

Wasn't feeling well yesterday and on top of that, I felt lethargic. I feel a little better today and had more energy but not comes in spurts...weird. Still sneezing daily but it seems to have slowed down a lot in comparison to the first two weeks.I think I know what Boe means by "foggy" now.

Other than that, nothing major to report in regards to my recovery..

You CAN do it...If you keep procrastinating on getting those refills like you did yesterday, you'll definitely make it!

AICLE: You're almost there..I'm so proud of you.

Sorry to hear about your RLS. The devil was workin the night shift when I was tapering too. Things will get better soon. Hang in there.

BOE/SUE: So happy for you guys..and can't wait to get there myself.

Take care ALL!

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May 13, 2009 - 0 comments

Hi Aicle,

I just drink lots of water and take my vitamins and doing that seems to help flush me out....

but I read that in a post too and always wondered....

so if flushing means something other than drinking water..Please let us know.


Sandie has good advice for two reasons...In addition to being an RN, she's gone through some pretty bad symptoms she knows what she's talking about. I'm glad you're here...You've found a great place for support. :)

Like you, I surprised myself a couple of times during my tapering...I did whatever my body allowed..if you can see my chart..It appears that if I stayed at one dose for four days or so, I could make an impressive jump afterwards..then I waited for the next opportunity to taper again...and did so as soon as I felt I could.. I'm SO proud of you. Hang in there.

I found tapering difficult to do, yet it also gave me insight on how bad it could be had I decided to go the CT route. No Thanks. I don't even understand how some people can do it and quit tram successfully...To me, both ways has it's pro's and con's...CT offers instant gratification that you have rid yourself of the drug completely but seems to have extreme w/d's....tapering takes longer, but helps your body gradually become accustomed to not having it's fix which allows a little more comfort (if there is such a thing with unavoidable w/d's).  I'm not sure I would have made it CT and didn't want to risk having a I tapered in less than 2 weeks from 100mg, but to each their own. Always consult with your doctor, especially if you're uneasy with your chosen method. Like a lot of other posters here, mine wasn't much help. Do what feels comfortable for you and listen to your body.Either way, it's worth the fight...



That's funny that you mentioned keeping track of days...I wonder if I'll ever stop counting too. lol...Speaking of foggy, I have noticed a foggy feeling for awhile now..but it happens mostly when I'm driving...just feels like an effort to try to be alert..hard to explain...I also find it "weird" that when it's "pill time", that's when I realize the most that that part of my life is OVER. Ahhh! you're right! No more refills either..I hadn't even thought that far ahead yet...LOL..what a great feeling. Great job on the health kick! Were you able to get started even while feeling lethargic?? It's a bit rough for me now..but I'll soon be jumping on that treadmill...I'm coming to the conclusion that the only way to start is just to hop on it and GO!..Fitness is something I'm looking forward to myself.  :D

CONGRATS on your 50 DAYS!  Woohoooo! :D

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May 12, 2009 - 0 comments

Hi EVERYONE! How are you all feeling?

Well, it's DAY 8 Post Tram....and things are moving along just fine...

Here's my update:
Still sneezing...but sleeping WELL.
Vivid dreams...but that's not so bad, as long as they're good ones.
Energy level is down more than up...

I believe that time will continue to provide healing, as it did with everything else.

I don't have much to report lately....but I feel that it's still important to post to let people know what to possibly expect in the post tram life....

No matter what complaints I have today, I would never go back to taking Tramadol.... The thought doesn't even cross my mind...

Just remember that a FEW days of strength and determination will get you through....You CAN do it.

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