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Tramadol Withdrawal Symptoms and Treatment Options

Tramadol withdrawal symptoms can be hard to overcome without the proper, medically-supervised treatment program. The prescription painkiller is a narcotic-like medication used to manage moderate to severe pain, while the extended-release moderate to severe chronic pain persists around the clock. Tramadol is available under the name Ultram. Addiction to prescription painkillers is becoming more common every day, and more people are seeking out responsible detox programs that help manage withdrawal. Furthermore, if you stop taking Tramadol suddenly or gradually taper your use, withdrawal symptoms can set in quickly, sometimes within hours of the last dose. The onset of withdrawal symptoms signals that physical addiction to Tramadol has developed.

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Tramadol (Ultram) Withdrawal Symptoms + Duration

Doctors prefer prescribing Tramadol (UltramUltracet) because it is perceived as a non-opioid drug. The drug is often considered safer and less potent than Lortab, Norco, Vicodin or oxycodone, and Percocet. Many doctors are unfamiliar with the addictive component or the withdrawal symptoms when patients reduce their intake or stop Tramadol altogether.

These addictive drug properties and side effects are a lot more complicated than many physicians expected. In addition to its analgesic action via opioid receptor sites, Tramadol may cause an extensive impact on other parts of the patient’s neurochemistry. That means that the Tramadol intake compromises brain chemicals such as norepinephrine and serotonin. Sudden discontinuation of the drug can include a host of very uncomfortable symptoms such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Mood swings
  • Irritability
  • Tingling sensation
  • Sweating
  • Chills or shivering
  • Body tremors
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Depression
  • Unusual thoughts
  • Aggressiveness


Withdrawal symptoms and duration vary from person to person and depend on factors including the length of use, amount of time since last use, and the severity of the Tramadol addiction. More commonly reported symptoms can include intense drug cravings, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, anxiety, mood changes, sweating, chills, tremors, hallucinations, insomnia, breathing problems, muscle and bone pain, palpitations, and agitation. More severe withdrawal symptoms can develop, especially in those who have used Tramadol for an extended period. These can include potentially life-threatening seizures. This is why it’s important to seek appropriate help for Tramadol detox.

Medical Management for Tramadol Withdrawal

There is no need to delay seeking help for an addiction to Tramadol or other painkillers because of fear over the withdrawal process. Withdrawal symptoms can be painful, and they can be medically managed to avoid unnecessary medical issues. There are treatment options that can minimize the severity – even eliminate – Tramadol withdrawal symptoms. With the Waismann Method ® of Rapid Detox, withdrawal is medically managed to maximize safety, comfort, and results. Our addiction and recovery specialists work with board-certified doctors and anesthesiologists to individualize drug detox programs for each of our patients.

Furthermore, experiencing drug withdrawal can be tremendously stressful. Not having the proper medical care can exacerbate the discomfort and risks of complications. The Waismann Institute admits patients to their private rooms in a full-service hospital to maximize comfort, privacy, and individual care.

Our patients are comprehensively evaluated to determine conditions that might not be readily observable and the best detoxification treatment approach. Furthermore, because our medical protocol adapts to each patient, the risk of complications is minimal, and the chances of comfortable and effective detoxification are much higher. 

More importantly, our multi-board certified medical director evaluates one patient at a time. The level of care and attention is exponentially higher than treatment centers that provide the same treatment to multiple patients side-by-side in a room.  Waismann Treatment often requires 5 to 10 days of 24 hours inpatient specialized care — in most cases, patients spend 2 to 3 days in the hospital and the remainder of the time at our exclusive Domus Retreat.

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Waismann Method Offers Opiate-Free Treatment for Tramadol Addiction

Don’t let a Tramadol addiction ruin your life; call for our pioneering detoxification exclusively in a So. California. Specifics are given medications given to assist patients with comfortable and safe detoxification. We are worldwide known for our rapid detox process while the patients sleep under sedation.

Our highly successful and humane treatment methods can reverse prescription painkiller addiction in a matter of days, getting you back on your feet quicker than other drug detox programs. Uniquely, the Waismann Method does not treat addiction with opiate replacement therapy. In contrast, it ensures you will not have to deal with a second addiction and detox. Additionally, our Domus Retreat aftercare facility is also provided to help individuals continue their recovery in an elegant and serene environment, with the attentive care they deserve.

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