Can tramdol affect depression?

Yes. Some narcotic addicts overuse and seize but it is a great drug for those who have a pain-mood-anxiety combo. It might keep them off full opiods. You can get a discontinuation from the antidepressant effect but actual withdrawel from a partial opiod agonist is low. Opiod receptor stimulation with a partial agonist, aside from the snri effects is helpful for some. Dependent is not addiction, gdluc.
High risk. Although there are reports of tramadol alleviating depression, there is a high risk of convulsions and addiction with this pain medication. There are much safer medications for depression that have far fewer and much less dangerous side effects. Try one of the many antidepressants or therapies for depression first.

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Can tramdol cure depression?

Possibly, but ... Tramadol has some serotonergic activity, like antidepressants. Recently, pharmacies started warning doctors not to use these two together because of the risk of too much serotonin. If you take tramadol for pain, it can possibly help her depression too. If you ask your dr. To prescribe tramadol for depression, he might have a problem, because it is a narcotic. Read more...
Can treat, cure diff. Tramadol is an excellent antidepressant. It is helpful with those that have pain associated with depression; the functional somatic syndrome. It's closest molecular cousin is venlafaxine. Generally starts seratonin norepinephrine at 150 mg but can go up to 400, i difficult pain, mood problems I have some people up to100 mg 3 times per day. Pain and mood can be linked, excellent for fibromyalgi. Read more...

Can I take Tramadol for treating depression?

Not recommended. Tramadol is a rather unique analgesic drug that is indicated for moderate to moderately severe pain. Although it binds to mu receptors, tramadol is not technically classified as an opioid analgesic. Instead, it is classified as a centrally acting synthetic analgesic compound and therefore is not a scheduled narcotic drug. Not used for depression. Consult with your PCP for more information. Read more...

Can I try 5 HTP in morning for depression if I take a 50mg of Tramadol in early afternoon? Thank you.

There is risk here. I have seen a couple of patients who developed serotinergic syndrome on the combination of a serotonin medication & tramadol. 5-Hydroxytryptophan is chemical precursor to serotonin. Read more...
No! - Advise against. There's a serious interaction of increased risk of serotonin syndrome and that's not a good thing. "Trying" to find ways to feel better is a wonderful idea. But the ways that involve powerful chemicals are not for D.I.Y. (I'm not comfortable even when pros do it.) Search for changes in daily/social routines, scenes. Consider a new leisure activity, etc. Therapy support can really help. Be careful! Read more...

So its day 21 off tramadol starting to feel better after withdrawal, im on matazapine for depression, will I get better everyday?

Tramadol withdrawal. Day 21 congratulations! The mental part will be the worst for you: sadness, depression, craving and anxiety. It can take some time before everything returns to normal, but everyone is different. You are almost there. Try getting an extra support form the AA meetings or from your doctor. Take care. Read more...
Great attitude! Yes, I hope so AND your attitude will be a part of it. I'm not sure about a noticeable change every day - but as a phrase it might hold up. Moving your psychological functioning into a 'forward gear' was the hard 'shift'. Now that you are underway, it will be easier. There will be bumps in the road, but especially if you find a therapist - they'll be navigable. You can learn healthy skills. Best! Read more...

Hi: want 2say ThankYou, firstly, 4your service. How much REALLY can tramadol affect my serotonin levels? Notice considerable help w/depression symptoms

Great question. And the honest answer is ... No one is really sure, unfortunately. This is because circulating serotonin doesn't necessarily correlate with how you "feel" - it's very hard to determine. That said, tramadol does inhibit norepinephrine/serotonin reuptake ... Which is how the pain signals from the body are translated in the brain. Hope that helps! Read more...

I have idiopathic leg pain and max dose tramadol doesn't help much. Only diagnosis is depression and anxiety. Should higher strength meds be used?

Leg pain. Apply Ice pack for 15 to 20 minutes, elevate legs when you sit in chair, look for other etiology for legs pain like neuropathy, K efficiency, and see your neurologist. Read more...
Not first task. Idiopathic means 'we do not know'. beofre saying that a weight bearing MRI in a vertical uinit and an EMG[nerve conduction test need to be completed. if no pathology is found then selective nerve blocks, lo voltage therapy, and acupuncture, hypnosis, are safer methods of controlling the discomfort. Read more...