Some of you may be aware that this week, I hurt my back and I'm currently taking oxycodone for the pain. As a rule, I take 400mgs of tramadol daily and have done for over the past two years.
Because I was unfamiliar with the oxycodone, I did a little research. Whilst doing so, I can across all these stories about becoming addicted and the subsequent withdrawals - not a concern to me as I will only be taking it for couple weeks max - but they also Referred to the "horrific" withdrawals from tramadol . I obviously knew that tramadol was habit forming but in no way was aware of how terrible it is to come off it, even when slowly reducing .
This has really scared me a bit - I'm aware that may sound very niave. Has anyone taken tramadol for a period of time and then stopped and if so, is this process as horrific as has been described?
I ask really because reading comments on the site, I had been thinking of trying to stop and use alternative stuff- such as turmeric etc.