Tramadol Hell
Posted: May 17, 2016, 2:09 PM

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Joined: May 17, 2016

Hi everyone,
I know this has been posted before, but I wanted to possibly get some personal feedback from people who have been through, or are going through this now. I have been abusing Tramadol on and off for 10 years. I had successfully hidden this from everyone in my life until 3/1/16 when I had a breakdown (in the throes of w/d) and told my husband everything. He was surprisingly supportive and urged me to tell my therapist, which I did through a lot of tears. With their help I started focusing on leading a Tramadol free life, eating better, and exercising. Slowly they both kind of stopped asking me about it, obviously not fully understanding how addiction works. 3 weeks ago I caved, telling myself I could buy some and take them recreationally. Well, here I am withdrawing from a 4-500mg/day habit again and trying to keep it quiet. I am currently 21 hours from my last dose and feeling shame, the chills, and extremely tired. I am just so devastated that I started this s*** again, and I'm terrified that my husband won't be so supportive this time. I almost want to ask him to drug test me weekly or something because I apparently can't trust myself:( Any encouragement or advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks so much for taking the time to read this.
Posted: May 17, 2016, 4:28 PM

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Joined: October 23, 2011

You sound like me. A true-blue garden variety addict/alcoholic.

The only thing that worked for me was to admit defeat (before I killed myself).

I have found AA/& NA to be the only treatment that works and it's FREE.

I have AA's HOW IT WORKS posted below in my sig line along with The Big Book of both AA and NA free on-line.
Read HOW IT WORKS and get into the AA/NA literature and see if you can identify.

There are millions of us - don't feel so hopeless and helpless.
When you get to the meetings you will meet a roomful of folks just like you.

All the best.

Bob R

Serenity Prayer
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference.

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--- driven by a hundred forms of fear, self-delusion, self-seeking, and self-pity.

---there are those too who suffer from grave emotional and mental disorders but many of them do recover if they have the capacity to be honest.

... I need AA more than it needs me.

--- I fight recovery tooth and nail....
I'm not used to being sane, it just doesn't seem natural.

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---Some think that 2+2=5 and believe it.
Some know that 2+2=4 and can't stand it.

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but I sure am having a long one !

---Dry since 1989
working daily on getting/staying SOBER.

---If you want to drink, that's your business
...If you want to quit, that's AA's business.

... Tell me, I'll forget;
... Show me, I'll remember;
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---Most problems are psychological.
Most solutions are spiritual .

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Posted: September 6, 2016, 12:19 AM

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Joined: September 6, 2016

Dear friends, I took tramadol for more than 5 years and the dose was 4-5 tabs / day. I am going to tell you a wonderful regimen. first take some sertraline 50 mg for about 1 week to boost your serotonin levels. then add Baclofen 2 tabs to times daily, clonazepam 1 tab at night and loperamide 3-4 tabs two times daily. No withdrawal sysmptoms. try this.
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