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My Experience with Addiction
Tramadol
by Merlin
Citation:   Merlin. "My Experience with Addiction: An Experience with Tramadol (exp34301)". Erowid.org. Jun 25, 2007. erowid.org/exp/34301

 
DOSE:
  repeated oral Pharms - Tramadol (daily)

BODY WEIGHT: 160 lb


[Erowid Note: 1 gram of tramadol is considered an extremely high dose, see Tramadol Dosage]


I'm 23 years old and have been taking Tramadol every day for nearly 5 months. I prefer real opiates but it's hard to find a consistent source not to mention they're far too expensive. When I first began taking tramadol I did it to compensate for lack of opiates. The first few times I took 100mg and didn't notice a great deal.

I continued to take 100mg a day for a week and noticed little except that it kept me from craving opiates. I wait a week and try taking 150mg now that my tolerance for anything is mostly gone. I was some what surprised. The Tramadol gave me a warm fuzzy feeling similar to that of hydrocodone but not as intense. I sat in front of my computer for three hours messing around on the internet. I sat there chain smoking and smiling at myself. It made me feel mighty happy. From that day I haven't gone but a day or two here and there without taking the shit. I'm terribly addicted but not too upset about it for it is easy and cheap for me to obtain it.

I must mention that there are some serious side effects I experienced during my first month of taking Tramadol. I took(and still do) about 800mg-1000mg a day. Before I gained a tolerance it, one day I took 400mg at once. Generally before I had taken 150mg at a time.

About an hour after taking the 400mg I began to feel the happy excited feeling I always did when taking it but much more intense this time. After two hours of happiness I began to get sleepy. To my surprise I started to enter an opiate dream. It was great until I was jolted by my body seizing. I seized twice, each for about five seconds.

After that the muscles in my arms would contract causing my hands to flap around uncontrollably. When I finally woke up I felt fine. I remembered reading that seizure was one of the possible side effects so it didn't alarm me too much. I promised myself I wouldn't take that much at a time again.

Other side effects I experienced were constipation(severe constipation), inability to urinate, inability to reach orgasm, and occasional twitch here and there. Be careful with this stuff

Exp Year: 2004ExpID: 34301
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Jun 25, 2007Views: 11,341
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