Tramadol Addiction

Tramadol is a central-acting synthetic opiate agonist used similarly to codeine to treat moderate to moderately severe pain in adults. 

Tramadol addiction is a serious medical and social problem.
tramadol addictionThe drug is available in tablet form under the name Ultram or tramadol.  Tramadol is one of the most widespread, addictive and readily available drugs today.  Even though Tramadol must be obtained through  doctor’s prescription, it can be easily bought online which makes easy access to the drug for many addicts.

For medical reasons Tramadol is used to manage various forms of pains from post-operation pain,  arthritic pain, injury-related pain to myofibralgia and many more.

Tramadol is a very effective pain reliever, but just like any other narcotic drug, tramadol poses a great risk of addiction, especially if the drug is taken in higher quantities and for a lengthy period of time. Due to possession of all properties of opioids, regular use of tramadol creates typical physical and psychological  dependence on it.  Tramadol addiction is somewhat common.

Due to risk of overdose, the daily dose of Tramadol should not exceed the maximum of 400mg.  In greater doses Tramadol reduces respiratory function, making breath dangerously shallow and rare.  Extra precaution must be taken if Tramadol is used with other types of medications. Numerous cases of seizures have been reported from combining Tramadol with other medication, as well as, fatalities from Tramadol overdoses.

Being a strong pain killer, Tramadol is a typical “downer”. It is known to slow down thinking proceses, to impair judgment and motor reactions. Medical practitioners advise people on Tramadol against driving, operating heavy equipments, or doing anything that requires alertness.

Tramadol withdrawal symptoms

tramadol withdrawalIf people who abuse Tramadol  for a long time attempt to discontinue use of the drug,  they experience both  psychological and physical symptoms of withdrawal, such as:  depression, severe mood swings, anxiety, nervousness, aggressiveness, insomnia, nightmares, goosebumps, electric shock sensations,  restlessness,, muscle pain, stomach cramps, sneezing, sweating, palpitations, tremors, headache, nausea, diarrhea. The symptoms of  withdrawal are more noticeable if use of Tramadol is stopped abruptly.

Treatment of tramadol addiction is not an easy process.  The process of overcoming of this kind of  addiction is similar  to any other one on which the body  becomes  physically dependent.

There are two ways to be detoxed from Tramadol. The first one is gradual weaning  the body from the drug  to avoid withdrawal symptoms. The point is to reduce the dosages of Tramadol carefully and thus to let the body get used to a lower amount of the drug until it will be completely gone. Depending on the initial dose of Tramadol the whole process of detoxification may take no less than 2-3 months. If tapering the drug off doesn't work for you and you still experience withdrawal symptoms or you are just afraid of withdrawal, then the  best option for you is Rapid Opioid Detoxification. It is fast, effective, safe and comfortable. It takes about 3-4 days of in-hospital treatment to be completely cleaned out of Tramadol.

To read more information about that method you can visit the section “Detoxification“ -”Opioid Detoxification” on this website.

There are hundreds of people that have gone through tramadol addiction treatment at our clinic and  now they live normal, healthy lives.

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