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Doctor insights on: Stopping Tramadol

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How soon after stopping tramadol can you start taking ssri?

How soon after stopping tramadol can you start taking ssri?

Caution: Wait 2 weeks after most ssris or 5 weeks if you were taking prozac (fluoxetine). You could start it sooner, but you would run the risk of developing serotonin syndrome. Early signs include restlessness and increased anxiety/irritability. ...Read more

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A synthetic analgesic for treatment of ...Read more


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Can you tell me how long after stopping tramadol should I wait to drink any alcohol?

Can you tell me how long after stopping tramadol should I wait to drink any alcohol?

Good question: It depends on the dose and type of tramadol and if you might take tramadol in the near future. For long acting tramadol i'd wait at least 2 days. There is risk of respiratory depression. ...Read more

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Having myelogram but not stopping use of tramadol due to severe withdrawals w/ drs consent. How high is seizure risk? Monitored for 6 hrs after

Having myelogram but not stopping use of tramadol due to severe withdrawals w/ drs consent. How high is seizure risk? Monitored for 6 hrs after

Need better meds: Seizure risk has always been low with myelogram and tramadol. The risk is even lower today with use of newer contrast agents. Tramadol can lower the seizure threshold, usually at 300 mg or more per day. Risk increases in those with history of prior seizures. This may be a good time to transition to burprenorphine as it will control your withdrawals, your pain, and not lower the seizure threshold. ...Read more

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I've been taking tramadol 100 mg every six hours. I want to stop but I have heard the withdrawls are terrible. I tried stopping myself, and could not.

Weaning medication: Tramadol is a weak opioid that also acts on seratonin and norepinephrine receptors. If you have been taking tramadol for a long while, you will want to work with your doctor to gradually reduce the dosage over a period of weeks to minimize opioid withdrawal and ssri discontinuation syndromes. Your doctor will also help with the transition to another medication. ...Read more

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Why does Tramadol w/draw cause twitching? Worried as many cite seizures as possible when stopping. 50 mg x2 pday for 2 months. Tapering, but feel BAD!

Why does Tramadol w/draw cause twitching? Worried as many cite seizures as possible when stopping. 50 mg x2 pday for 2 months. Tapering, but feel BAD!

Affects CNS: Studies suggest an increased use of Tramadol in first seizure patients. It can stimulate the CNS by inhibiting the reuptake of norepinephrine and serotonin, two neurotransmitters involved in pain pathways, and, in theory, may cause twitches or tics in a subpopulation of those taking Tramadol though no one knows the exact mechanism. Wean very slowly. Recommend weaning with prescribing physician. ...Read more

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I am taking tramadol and i can.T stop it, what can I do?

I am taking tramadol and i can.T stop it, what can I do?

Ask your doc: First of all what is the reason for taking this medication? This is a non controlled prescription analgesic indicated for moderate to severe pain. Discontinuation does not cause you to have severe withdrawal reaction as it is not an opioid. Go to your physician and ask if you can take an alternative like an NSAID when you have pain. ...Read more

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Can you stop using tramadol after a couple days of using it?

Tramadol for couple days: Obviously has been a very short time, what was the dose? and for what you took it? Are you taking any other medication? Who did the prescription? the same Dr. should oversee the progress. In my opinion, you can DC Tramadol, the time was short, and you did not developed addiction. You should have other medication for pain if required, from your Dr. ...Read more

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I've been using tramadol for a long time, don't know how stop. Any tips?

Taper: Talk to a pain doctor about options. Other modalities can be used to lessen your pain before weaning. Other medicines can be tried as well. In the end, you want to decrease so should talk to a specialist to help wean. ...Read more

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Well am a tramadol addict for 2 years .I want to stop it but the problem that i can not work or activate with people as i used to be and the pain?

Well am a tramadol addict for 2 years .I want to stop it but the problem that i can not work or activate with people as i used  to be and the pain?

Buprenorphine helps: Buprenorphine (suboxone) is used as a medication for detoxification and/or maintenance for opiate addiction. It works by binding to the opiate receptors, providing partial stimulation to these receptors, but not causing a high, and also provides mild pain relief. Mutual support helps; consider attending a meeting of narcotics anonymous. ...Read more