Originally Posted by ~*~anebel~*~
Tramadol has serious addiction potential and is heavy duty stuff. I personally wouldn't take it as I personally know folks who've gotten hooked on it. Addiction is a life long battle, and many Drs are very pill happy.
As someone who is currently struggling through the medical system for proper treatment and care - one has to be their own advocate and research, research, research and get second opinions before taking any Drs word as gospel. Personally unless I had completely wrecked myself would not take a narcotic, or narcotic like pain reliever. And I would never take home a prescription for the junk either.
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Tramadol isn't a problem such as other opoids. Vicoden and Oxycotin are much more addictive.
Tramadol here in the US isn't even considered heavy duty and does not require much more then a prescription. It's not considered a "narcotic" as of yet. But they are trying to place it into that category. There will be alot more paperwork once that is done.
I have Ovarian cysts and my Dr gave me 60 Tramadol and a refill. Meanwhile the ER Dr I went and seen gave me 15 Norco with no refills.
I am not addicted to Tramadol, and only take it when I severely need it.
And I just did a paper on Tramadol and all the evidence based practice journals and periodicals I read say that there have not been studies to PROVE it's addicting, but "could be"...
A lot of it would have to do with a person's own response to meds and their addictive qualities. Smoking...alcoholism...other drugs. Etc. Posted via Mobile Device