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Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
Tramadol
by borrowedtime
Citation:   borrowedtime. "Wolf in Sheep's Clothing: An Experience with Tramadol (exp74610)". Erowid.org. Nov 3, 2020. erowid.org/exp/74610

 
DOSE:
2500 mg oral Pharms - Tramadol

BODY WEIGHT: 155 lb


[Erowid Note: The doses described in this report are potentially life threatening. The amount taken is beyond a heavy dose and could pose serious health risks or result in unwanted, extreme effects. Doses such as this have been known to cause hospitalizations and/or deaths. Sometimes extremely high doses reported are errors rather than actual doses used.]

I know what you're thinking, 'This dosage is BS, but it wasn't a first time trial. I worked myself up to it over the course of a month. I had a back injury and was prescribed tramadol since it wasn't an actual opiate. The hospital had me on file as an ex-heroin junky. The doctor just kept refilling my script since it wasn't as hard of a substance as other known abused pain killers. My initial dose was 10, a total of 500mgs. And it was unbelievable. This from a non-opioid, wow. Anyway the next thing I know I was back to chasing that dragon and on one day I got the bright idea to take my entire 50 pill script. I passed out 2 hours in an went into a seizure. I was taken by ambulance to the ER but since they don't test for non-narcotics, they thought it was stress induced, and gave me 1000mgs. Of dilantin which caused a DVT (deep vein thrombosis) in my left arm. I spent a week in the cardiac ward hooked up to all kinds of monitors, with 2mgs of dilaudid given every 4 hours. I have to admit I did enjoy that part.

However, spending the next 6 months on blood thinners and monitoring levels to make sure I didn't either die from heart attack, pulmonary embolisim, or stroke was a real eye opener. And I've never touched it since. I didn't realize even if you build up your tolerance it doesn't also adjust your LD 50. This was the first drug I didn't research before trying, and wish I had.

Exp Year: 2007ExpID: 74610
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Nov 3, 2020Views: 426
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