I have been on Tramadol for about 12 years (gasp). It was started when nothing else seemed to cure my joint ache, my headaches and lack of energy.
Luckily my dosage has stayed in 150-250 mg daily, but that does not really "work" any longer. So I thought I would as well wean myself off the med. Easier said than done. Every time I try lower the dosage I get a terrible headache, lose my sleep and get so depressed. The doctor who prescribes Tramadol for me said that I might as well be on it for the rest of my life, as I seem to belong to a small group of people whose brain needs an opioid to work well.
I know I need an expert to help me but there´s no one here in my town capable of helping. So I turn to you for advise. I know I am not strong enough to do this weaning myself at home alone, with no support.