Dose - Tram withdrawals

Discussion in 'Tramadol' started by FuzzyDuck, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. FuzzyDuck

    FuzzyDuck Newbie

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    I have a nice amount of trams stockpiled from when he broke his leg a year ago, and loves the tramadol high - it just brightens up his day and helps suppress his depression. He's wondering how regularly he could take 100 50mg pills in 100mg-200mg dosages without a) building too much tolerance and b) having to endure withdrawals; he thinks the high is awesome but not worth having to go cold turkey over.
     
  2. Jasim

    Jasim Gold Member

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    Tramadol is very addictive and Clover has had the unfortunate experience of going through tramadol withdrawals before. It is not something one would want to experience. Tolerance can develop rather quickly with tramadol. Prolonged use increases the rate of tolerance buildup.

    Clover says he can get some of the best experiences with only 50-100mg of tramadol. He takes it on an empty stomach (at least 2 hours after eating and 1 hour before eating).

    Clover says the worst thing one can do is take over 100mg within a few hour period. This will definitely start to increase tolerance. Taking higher doses increases tolerance much more rapidly and chronic dosing very quickly causes dependence.
     
  3. traind2go

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    are u serious? cold turkey off of tram is like a slight cold maybe. and im not really sure what high you are talking about
     
    1. 3/5,
      incorrect information, withdrawal from tramadol is the worst swim has ever experienced
      May 14, 2011
    2. 3/5,
      Of little help to OP.Improve posts by adding detail;personal experience?description of symptoms?.Thanks
      Nov 26, 2010
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      Not helpful. Not everyone who takes a drug will get the same effects.
      Nov 26, 2010
  4. Synaps

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    Less high = Less withdrawals

    But as SWITrand2go says, tramadol isn't that bad. Just make sure you eat healthy while withdrawing, take loperamide for the diarrhea, take lyrica for the nerves and get some sedative that makes you sleep. You should be able to go about with your life as usual, just like if you have a cold.
     
  5. FuzzyDuck

    FuzzyDuck Newbie

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    Swim generally uses the term cold turkey referring to experiencing withdrawals with any drug, not specifically H as I'm guessing that's what you would attribute the phrase to.

    Also thanks for the other replies, I have been taking 200mg doses 2-3 times a week and so far his highs are remaining consistent with no need to re-dose.
     
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    My friend has had a cold plenty of times, and withdrew off a bad tramadol addiction - he says they are not similar - not even close. Obviously people are affected differently by different drugs - but my friend takes a little offense to your statement because that's pretty much what his doctor told him - and he went through hell and back trying to get off of them.
     
  7. drugs_bunny

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    cant help but agree with an above post..a w/d from Tramadol would be like a slight runny nose NOTHING to even put you out of action.. Im not belittling you at all but its a VERY VERY VERY weak drug half to two thirds the strength of codeine..I know metabolisms are different but you really should feel very little ill effects from it.Apparently I was told by me opiate nurse that Tramadol was initially partially invented for drug seekers who sought opiates. Its also, for SWIM an incredibly useless pain reliever..I cant find a single good thing to say about this drug..and also you gotta remember in single doses of 4-500mg plus it CAN trigger seizures.. rendering this drug IMO 100% useless in any form
     
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      This is incorrect; it can be very hard to w/d from Tramadol, because it has both opioid AND serotonin aspects, nevermind the seizure risks. Just because you didn't have a hard time doesn't mean it's a cakewalk for everyone & this is well-documented.
      Apr 19, 2011
  8. Oneiromancer

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    hey there

    the dose You has mentioned here above is probably a relatively safe dose.

    my cat used to take similair doses of tram recreationally and he did not experience any problems.

    he did however experience a lot of problems when he increased the dose and the frequency.

    my cat says that addiction is something which is completely relevant to an individual - just like withdrawal. and that which might not cause any significant withdrawal pain for one person - may be a completely different kettle of fish for another.

    my cat got up to about 350-400mg doses of tram which he would take three times a day! [not clever as he could have had a seizure] he didnt mean for his tram addiction to get that bad - it just happend because he started off low like you, but he dosed too frequently and built up a massive tolerance in a matter of weeks. So he ended up upping the dose and when he tried to stop he felt quite strong opiate withdrawals (mainly severe pain in his thighs) coupled with pretty bad depression as his "happy chemicals" no longer had enough stimulation (tram is a serotonin releasing agent - amongst other things).

    When he stopped the tram it wasnt nice at all.

    He says stay on the 200mg dose no more than 3 times a week (and try to leave a day in-between using it) - this way you will delay (but prob not prevent) tolerance - and if you decide to stop (or run out) it wont be too bad at all.

    hope this helps.

    peace out
     
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2011