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Not As Innocent As I Thought
Tramadol
by Pauline
Citation:   Pauline. "Not As Innocent As I Thought: An Experience with Tramadol (exp65145)". Erowid.org. Sep 14, 2009. erowid.org/exp/65145

 
DOSE:
150 mg oral Pharms - Tramadol (daily)

BODY WEIGHT: 145 lb


My Doctor put me on Tramadol after arthritis of the spine left me unable to walk or even move without pain. My dosage was 50 mlg three times a day. The drug worked to relieve my pain within hours. I felt like a new woman.

A month later, feeling like Superwoman, I took two Tramadol at once and moved 5 yards of mulch. The next week-end I repeated the same. After taking the larger dose I realized it also did wonders for my depression, and began taking two Tramadol at once and a third in the afternoon. This is not a large dose, but I did this for 7 months.

My family and co-workers started telling me I was acting different, that I wasn't fun anymore, and my looks went drastically down hill. I was worried. I started to wean myself, but felt like Speed withdrawal from the 70's. Grinding teeth, sweating chills, skin crawling, eyes wide open while trying to rest...Awful. I'm a week into being off it and I'm still shaking and sleepless. I later got injections of cortizone in my spine and there's no pain, except the physical pain of this Tramadol turning me inside out. I've lost a week of work and maybe my job.

Exp Year: 2007ExpID: 65145
Gender: Female 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Sep 14, 2009Views: 15,852
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Pharms - Tramadol (149) : Retrospective / Summary (11), Health Problems (27), Health Benefits (32), Medical Use (47), Not Applicable (38)

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