Citation: Mindsurfer. "Getting Caught Up: An Experience with Tramadol (exp51987)". Erowid.org. Jun 26, 2007. erowid.org/exp/51987
My experience with substances: alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, mdma/ecstasy, cocaine, various opiates
How I started taking the non-opiate tramadol, a friend had a script for it, gave me some. I took 150mgs (3 pills) and felt the general opiate feeling within an hour or so - very close to Tylenol 3s or vicodins or darvocets but not as intense as percocets. However, it lasted up to 8-10 hours. A lot longer than other opiates.
At first, I felt overall feeling of control over the use of it; took 2 or 3 to relax. Then, I would stop for a few days, no problem. Over the weeks, I would continue taking tram more often and as tolerance increased, I took anywhere from 400 to 800mgs. The feeling of control started to get a bit dim.
Once, I’ve quit it cold turkey from 400mgs down to 0 – ran out. Feeling of fatigue, slight headache, and quite severe depression hit me over the next 3 days or so. Then, I felt better. Of course, small doses of authentic opiates helped to get me through the dim days. Sometimes I would get drunk to get through the couple of days of ‘feeling down.” And the frequent naps helped, too.
I found an interesting thing about tram as time went on. As the first feelings of withdrawal were noticed, if I only took 50mgs, I felt good again after an hour or so (even though I could be taking 350mgs a day before). I assume it messes with serotonin levels a bit and therefore the depressive episodes. In small doses of 50-100mgs, it acts more like an anti-depressant than opiate. Very talkative and friendly.
Although a prescription is required for ultram/generic tramadol, I was able to get it through an online pharmacy after filling out a survey. I guess they thought my back really hurt, since that’s what I wrote in there, huh?! A personal, online, drug dealer – just click ‘order now’. All for about a buck a pill.
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