Had a Seizure in the Office
Tramadol & Doxepin
Citation:   Belladonna. "Had a Seizure in the Office: An Experience with Tramadol & Doxepin (exp67503)". Erowid.org. Jan 19, 2008. erowid.org/exp/67503

200 mg oral Pharms - Doxepin (daily)
  4 tablets oral Pharms - Tramadol (pill / tablet)
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This is a warning NOT to mix Tramadol/Ultram with Tri-cyclic antidepressants such as Doxepin. I was prescribed Doxepin to help me sleep, was taking normal dosage, 1 capsule/day, and took 4 Ultram/tramadol that day before work.

About 2 hours later, I was on a telephone conference call and started feeling jittery, then suddenly my jaw just started opening and closing and I couldn't control it, I was stuttering into my conference call. I had to slam down the phone. Next thing I remember, I woke up to see a complete stranger staring into my face asking if I was OK. that stranger, about a minute later, turned out to be my best friend at work. Complete amnesia, temporarily. There were paramedics there and I was told I had a grand-mal seizure, right there in my cubicle. I remember nothing of it. I went to the hospital and gradually (within an hour) remembered what medicines I had taken to do this to me.

I will NEVER take a tri-cyclic again, and ultram maybe in very small doses.

Exp Year: 2007ExpID: 67503
Gender: Not Specified 
Age at time of experience: Not Given
Published: Jan 19, 2008Views: 21,728
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