Citation: Chistopher. "Summation of Usage: An Experience with Tramadol (exp47991)". Erowid.org. Jun 30, 2007. erowid.org/exp/47991
I first began to experiment with the non-opiate analgesic Tramadol when I happened upon a very large bottle of it during the summer of 2004. When I first tried it I tried dosages of 100-150 mg and was quite satisfied with the result, relaxation, euphoria, itchiness, feelings typically associated with any opiate. I began taking a dosage this size about once a week. I really enjoyed the effects of the drug until the next morning. When I would wake up on tramadol I would feel absolutely horrible; I would be somewhat dazed for several hours and nausea was always present as well, in fact I occasionally vomitted. I got sick of this after a month or so and decided to stop using this stuff. A
A few months later I decided to try it again and began using it at the same rate I had before. A few months after this I found that if I were to take it on successive days the hangover effects would lessen each day. Because I loathed these effects so I began to take the pills for up to 5 days in a row with the first dose usually beginning at 100 mg and ending on the fifth dose at 200-250 mg each evening. I would then typically take 2 or 3 days off to lessen tolerance. I did this for a few months until the breaks began to come less frequently, every 2 to 3 weeks I would take a few days off and then begin again for a few more weeks.
By the time I had been doing this for a few months I finally just stop taking any breaks and took the pills every night at dosages ranging from 150-350 mg. It certainly began to have an effect on my life. While the hangover effects I speak of typically weren't very noticeable after a few days of dosing, I would still feel very groggy the next morning and would simply not get out of bed for several hours after I was supposed to. I would frequently miss morning classes just because I couldn't convince myself to get up.
The only reason it did not cause me more problems is that as I built a tolerance I became completely able to function normally while intoxicated. I finally got tired of it and this morning I took the remaining pills in the bottle and flushed them down the toilet. While I was never physically addicted to this substance I can certainly say that I was mentally addicted. Though the effects of this drug were very enjoyable, they didn't outweigh the problems it could cause. I don't see myself using this substance ever again mainly because I have no access to it, I hope that I never have access to anything like this again.
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