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Isn't this a controlled substance?

Anonymous
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Tramadol?

It doesn't make me high at all, which is a good thing.
Posted by Anonymous on Oct. 26, 2015 at 10:31 AM
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amje
by Maynard's Bitch on Oct. 26, 2015 at 10:39 AM
Yes, but it's very very weak in comparison to even a 5mg hydrocodone. I don't know when it became such a serious drug (seems to be on MC, lately, anyway), but I remember always telling my old doctor that I preferred the prescription naproxen b/c I actually did just want pain relief.;) Tramadol didn't really help with pain like naproxen or ibuprofen 800.
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by Anonymous 2 on Oct. 26, 2015 at 10:41 AM
What is it for ?
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by Anonymous 3 on Oct. 26, 2015 at 10:44 AM
It became a controlled substance within the past few years. I'm assuming because it can become habit forming.

Quoting amje: Yes, but it's very very weak in comparison to even a 5mg hydrocodone. I don't know when it became such a serious drug (seems to be on MC, lately, anyway), but I remember always telling my old doctor that I preferred the prescription naproxen b/c I actually did just want pain relief.;) Tramadol didn't really help with pain like naproxen or ibuprofen 800.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Oct. 26, 2015 at 10:48 AM
Its a man made pain reliever.

Quoting Anonymous 2: What is it for ?
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Oct. 26, 2015 at 10:49 AM
If you have severe chronic pain, wouldnt ibuprofen be habit forming.

Quoting Anonymous 3: It became a controlled substance within the past few years. I'm assuming because it can become habit forming.

Quoting amje: Yes, but it's very very weak in comparison to even a 5mg hydrocodone. I don't know when it became such a serious drug (seems to be on MC, lately, anyway), but I remember always telling my old doctor that I preferred the prescription naproxen b/c I actually did just want pain relief.;) Tramadol didn't really help with pain like naproxen or ibuprofen 800.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Oct. 26, 2015 at 10:52 AM
I take 400 mgs a day. It has horrible withdrawals. It became controlled in August of last year. I have taken it for years.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Oct. 26, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Ive had withdrawal from hydros and percs,but because I overtook them for the high.

But since tramadol doesnt get me high, why would I become addicted?

Quoting Anonymous 4: I take 400 mgs a day. It has horrible withdrawals. It became controlled in August of last year. I have taken it for years.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Oct. 26, 2015 at 11:10 AM
Yes it is.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Oct. 26, 2015 at 11:10 AM
They don't get me high either. I take them as directed. I will say that withdrawals from tramadol are so much worse than hydros or Percs. The reason why is it has the same qualities as some opiates and anti-depressants. The ssri qualities are what makes the withdrawals so bad. Taking it for a week or so and low dosage will probably be fine. Taking them long term and at high doses can cause problems. I quit taking them at one point and it took at least 6 months for my body to start feeling normal. After weighing the pros/cons my doctor and I decided that the pros outweighed the cons. I just never want to stop taking them and go through the hell of withdrawing again.

Quoting Anonymous 1: Ive had withdrawal from hydros and percs,but because I overtook them for the high.

But since tramadol doesnt get me high, why would I become addicted?

Quoting Anonymous 4: I take 400 mgs a day. It has horrible withdrawals. It became controlled in August of last year. I have taken it for years.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on Oct. 26, 2015 at 11:14 AM

I believe it is a controlled substance but it is nonnarcotic so it shouldn't affect the opiate receptors or make you feel "high".  It's often prescribed for recovering addicts who suffer from chronic pain but shouldn't be prescribed opiates.

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