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Tramadol addiction

Tramadol tablets

Tramadol is a class “C” prescribed drug that is given to patients by doctors to treat moderate to sever pain. Tramadol is an opiate based medicine that has the abilities to stimulates brain opioid receptors and also increases the brains serotonin levels. Other opiates include codeine, methadone and heroin.

Although the affects of Tramadol is not as strong as heroin, taking tramadol can have a similar effect as heroin and if it is abused can be just like Heroin, addictive. Because the effects of Tramadol are similar to Heroin it is frequently sought after by Heroin addicts when they cant find an immediate Heroin supply.

Tramadol gives a user a feelings of warmth and well-being, relaxation and drowsiness.

However , as with many opiate based painkiller Tramadol does have it’s side effects and can cause, sleepiness, loss of appetite, nausea and retching, diarrhoea, and dizziness or fainting.

There are worse side-effects and additional dangers if Tramadol is taken along with certain antidepressants with the capability of increase serotonin levels.

A person may start using tramadol to relief pain often some form of surgery or for arthritis etc.

Why do people become addicted to tramadol?

Overtime a tolerance is built up then they move into abusing it.

Once a person tolerance to Tramadol has developed, they need to take more  and more of the drug to get the same pain relief, doctors may increase their dosage or strength for a period of time but they too will sooner or later call a halt to how much Tramadol they will prescribe.

A person who has become addicted to tramadol can get so dependent on it to relieve pain that if their doctor does curtail their prescription for the drug  they will turn to illegal street dealers or the “dark side of the web” for substitutes, just to be able to feel “normal” and function in life.

Why do people abuse tramadol?

A person abusing  tramadol will do so to try to achieve the following effects:

Other side affects

Adverse side- effects of tramadol are not dis-similar to those of other opiates:

Side affects unique to tramadol

Some people have been known to experience seizures, hives, hallucinations, swelling of the face and throat and difficulty swallowing or breathing. Most opiates do not cause these reactions. They are considered risks unique to tramadol abuse.

Mixing tramadol with alcohol has been known to have had serious consequences – an overdose is more likely which may lead to a coma or respiratory failure and death.

How does tramadol change a persons behaviour?

Tramadol is not considered to be as addictive as other opiates, but it is still addictive. What is typical, once a person does become addicted is that getting hold of the pills will eventually becomes the most important thing in their lives. This goes as far as a person being willing to do things they once thought unconceivable such as lying, deceit, theft or other crimes to get pills to fuel their addiction, when they never would have done anything of such nature before they became an addict.

“I started taking Tramadol for back pain,6 months later I was eating them like Smarties, 12 months later I was selling my Jewellery to buy them any way I could,and within 18 month I was taking anything and everything I could lay my hands on - just to function properly.”