What is Tramadol?
Tramadol is an opioid analgesic, used to treat moderate to moderately severe pain. It works in the central nervous system (CNS), and long-term use may cause mental or physical dependence. Drug dependence can occur even when a person takes a drug exactly as prescribed, although it often sets in more rapidly when abused. The DEA reports that 3.2 million people in the US had used tramadol for nonmedical purposes.
Common brands: Ultram ER, ConZip
First, tramadol works by activating the opioid receptors in the brain and blocking neurotransmitters like serotonin and norepinephrine from being reabsorbed. Then, regular intake of tramadol interferes with the brain’s chemical messengers, causing physical changes in pathways and functionality. Once the regular opioid intake is interrupted, and the drug leaves the bloodstream, a withdrawal syndrome occurs.
Opioid withdrawal intensity and length varies according to many individual factors. For example, some of the most common withdrawal signs are:
- A runny nose
- Body aches
- Chills and goosebumps
- Stomach pain
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Pupil dilation
- Drug cravings
- Rapid heart rate
Tramadol withdrawals tend to start within 12 hours of the last dose and peak within a couple of days. The level of dependency, personal physiology as well as medical and mental conditions can influence the level of discomfort throughout a Tramadol detox. For that reason, it’s better to manage withdrawal symptoms within an inpatient medical facility.
Medical detox can offer a higher level of care than regular rehabilitation centers can provide. Furthermore, medical professionals monitor and control vital signs and drug cravings for a safer, more comfortable and successful detoxification.
Although the FDA approves methadone and buprenorphine for opioid addiction treatment, these drugs are even stronger and often have lengthier and more severe withdrawal symptoms. Methadone and Suboxone are still opioids with potential for abuse, dependency, and addiction. Therefore, patients should research these alternative medications with caution.
Rapid Tramadol Detox Treatment
If you’ve tried to detox from Tramadol and the pain or cravings are too much, there is an effective solution that works. The Waismann Method of Rapid Detox is known as the best opioid detox in the country. Moreover, its unique treatment program gets you off any opioid drugs including tramadol in 5 to 10 days inpatient. Although the Waismann Method® is known worldwide as the best rapid detox center available, we also offer various forms of medical opioid detox without anesthesia.
Tramadol Detox Under Anesthesia
Patients that undergo our rapid Tramadol detox under anesthesia have nearly 100% success rate in becoming opioid-free. With the worst of the withdrawal symptoms taking place while patients are sleeping, the pain and fear of going through detoxification are minimal. The Waismann Method Rapid Detox occurs in an accredited hospital by a quadruple board-certified anesthesiologist with 20 years of opioid detox experience.
Are you tire of taking Tramadol just to feel normal? Is getting your prescription becoming more and more difficult? Are you ready to put opioid dependence behind you?
Call us today and ask about all our treatment options for opioid addiction.