Stopping Tramadol, Starting Gabapentin,.

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Re: Stopping Tramadol, Starting Gabapentin,.

Postby ViewsAskew » Wed May 11, 2016 3:11 am

Tramadol can actually cause augmentation....doesn't happen to most, but it can.
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Re: Stopping Tramadol, Starting Gabapentin,.

Postby badnights » Wed May 11, 2016 4:29 am

There used to be only two anecdotal cases of augmentation from Tramadol in the literature. I haven't kept up so I don't know if there's more now. But if there are still only those two, it's extremely rare.

I tend to think a more likely cause of what you're experiencing is opioid withdrawal. Tramadol is similar enough to real opioids that its withdrawal symptoms are similar. See https://www.addictioncenter.com/painkil ... wal-detox/ for discussion of Tramadol withdrawal. If it's anything like opioid withdrawal, the motor restlessness associated with it might be indistinguishable from WED/RLS.

You might want to read up on it and then maybe consider if you're stopping your experiment too soon. You might be experiencing withdrawal rather than your baseline RLS/WED>
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