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Tramadol for anxiety



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Mar 29, 2021
The following is a personal experience ànd nothing else

Tramadol is a synthetic opioid prescribed for chronic pain. It is highly addictive and can stops you pooping gor days on end. It is also an SNRI antidepressants

So I was on high dose of antipsychotic quetiapine and the restlesd leg cramp side effects was atrocious. I was given 150mg of tramadol. Not only did it stop the pain, but zapped anxiety so that I felt good for first time in months.

I now take it 3 days per month, prescribed. Been doing this for 3 years. Just knowing that I will be pain and anxiety free for 3 days a month has kept me going

Wouldnt it ne great if they could vime up with an SNRI like this what wasnt addictive.
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Feb 21, 2021
I take tramadol for chronic pain. It is addicting because it works well but I keep it to the minimum. Anytime I get pain relief I relax so it calms my health anxiety. Glad to hear it works for you.


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May 12, 2021
New Zealand
I'm in recovery for addiction now, but back in the day I used to always keep tramadol on me. I also found it incredibly useful for anxiety or during comedowns when my emotions were scattered. I don't think they prescribe it for depression here in New Zealand though.


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Mar 29, 2021
Im pretty sure that no doc can prescribe for anxiety alone. You need to have a pain to go with it
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