Many drug addicts have first found themselves addicted to a gateway drug like Tramadol. This synthetic opiate is all too easy for you to become addicted to unintentionally. Here we will look at the important questions you have on what Tramadol is, what the addiction is like, what the symptoms of withdrawal are, and how detox centers treat it.
What is Tramadol?
Tramadol is a synthetic opiate that works like codeine on the brain of an adult. It is utilized to help treat moderately severe to moderate levels of pain for adults. Addiction to Tramadol proves to be a both a dangerous social and medical issue in America today.
About Tramadol Addiction
Overdose of Tramadol turns out to be more common than you might at first imagine. As it is a frequently abused opioid, as many as 4.5 million Americans abused such pain killing medication like Tramadol back in 2013. The statistics are likely getting worse (and not better) with time. This data comes from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration.
There is a maximum level that doctors suggest you take of Tramadol. This is 400 milligrams per day for those who are aged 17 years old and older adults. Most using individuals will consume significantly lower amounts of this to 200 milligrams each day. Even accidentally exceeding the 400 milligrams per day is construed as a possible overdose.
Your overdose limit varies according to your particular body. It also comes down to how frequently or for how long you took the opiates. You might have a higher toleration for Tramadol than others. Regardless of this, it will dull pain by inhibiting your body’s nervous system and be poison to other parts of your body like your liver.
Many people find the drug under another name Ultram. Unfortunately, this is one of the most easy to obtain, highly addictive, and greatly abused drugs on the market nowadays. It does require your physician to write you a prescription, but you can more simply purchase it online. This gives you all too easy access to it once you become an addict. Legitimate medical reasons for taking Tramadol are to handle the pain from arthritis, fibromyalgia caused by injuries, and pain following surgeries.
Unfortunately for millions of Americans like you, Tramadol is extremely effective as well as highly addictive. All opioids have this effect of making you both psychologically and physically dependent on them. Because the risk of overdose is so very high, you should not take in excess of the 400 milligram maximum daily amount.
Taken in larger does than this, Tramadol can decrease your ability to breath, increasing the shallowness and infrequency of each breath. Used in concert with other medications, this can be dangerous. Countless instances of seizures have come from mixing Tramadol in a cocktail with other painkillers or drugs. Fatalities from these overdoses are not uncommon.
As it is such a powerful pain killer, Tramadil is a common type of “downer.” It also reduces your ability to think, impairs your driving reactions, and impairs your judgment. Any physician will recommend that you do not take Tramadol if you are operating heavy machinery, driving a vehicle, or doing anything needing sharpness and requiring alertness.
Symptoms of Tramadol Withdrawal
There are many symptoms that you will suffer from if you take Tramadol too long and attempt to stop taking it. This includes all of the following:
- Severe mood swings
- Aggressive behavior
- Electric shocking sensations
- Muscle pain
- Stomach cramping
These withdrawal symptoms naturally will become more obvious to you and your friends and family if you abruptly quit abusing it.
Treating Tramadol Addiction
It is not a simple thing to treat your Tramadol addiction. It is difficult like other situations where your body is physically addicted to the opioid. Centers use one of a variety of ways to help you withdraw and detox from Tramadol.
The first is to gradually reduce the amount of the drug that you take. This reduces or avoids the withdrawal symptoms. A physician at a detox center will know how to appropriately lower the dosage of the drug until it is completely gone. This could require even two to three months to do properly if you have been taking high dosages. For most people though, they need ten days or more of time. The problem is that dysphoria and depression symptoms may be long-lasting.
Centers and hospitals also offer what is called ultra rapid opioid detoxification. This is ideal for you if you can not seem to deal with the symptoms of withdrawal or you are merely fearful of the consequences of going it alone. You may not have two to three months to devote to withdrawal either. In-hospital or in-center treatment to be free of Tramadol is quick, safe, comfortable, and highly effective. It only requires three to four days to have the Tramadol completely out of your system.
The way it works is that the Tramadol is stopped abruptly. You get medications to increase the speed of withdrawal. You would receive general anesthesia in the acute symptoms’ phase. This appeals to many recovering Tramadol abusers. This does not guarantee that you will not relapse though, so many centers will also pair the treatment with counseling and group therapy sessions to deal with the roots of the addiction and the ongoing feelings of general unease and depression, which are not so easily cured.
If you are ready to begin Tramadol detox now, call us today at 877-978-3125. Our staff counselors will be waiting for your call 24 hours per day. There is no reason to suffer any longer on your own. We can help you.