Ultram withdrawal symptoms set in, usually within a few hours of the last drug use. Ultram is a potent narcotic-like pain reliever that can produce withdrawal symptoms ranging from strong cravings to tremors, sweating and hallucinations. Many people who have become addicted to Ultram fear a painful withdrawal and may delay getting help to safely detox. Most people don’t set out to become dependent upon Ultram or other opiates. It can happen with regular use. We’ve heard the story so many times: a patient receives a prescription from their doctor for Ultram to deal with pain. Used regularly, a tolerance can develop and the body’s ability to register the drug’s effects is diminished. Use may escalate at this point or patients may begin to misuse Ultram in other ways in order to achieve effects. Once a physical addiction sets in, withdrawal symptoms are inevitable. Trying to detox “cold turkey” can be dangerous and lead to complications including seizures. The length and severity of the withdrawal phase can depend on the person and the length and severity of the addiction.
Symptoms and Dangers of Ultram Withdrawal
Ultram is the brand name for tramadol, a narcotic-like pain reliever. It treats moderate to severe pain and its extended release version is meant for chronic, around-the-clock pain. One of the most obvious signs of withdrawal is an intense physical and/or psychological craving for Ultram. A patient who doesn’t realize he or she is addicted may experience the discomfort of withdrawal onset and take another dose to feel better. The rapid cessation or gradual weaning of Ultram use can lead to withdrawal. Trying to go through it alone may be fatal, especially among long-term users and abusers. Other common signs and symptoms of withdrawal are mood changes, agitation, tremors, runny nose, chills, sneezing, yawning, sleeplessness, anxiousness, restlessness, weakness, flu-like symptoms, depression, hallucination, delirium, cramps, diarrhea, sweating, vomiting, muscle and bone pain, confusion, extreme irritability and muscle spasms. Not having enough of the medication and the prospect of going into withdrawal can make patients engage in risky behaviors to get it.
There is an Effective and Humane Treatment for Ultram Withdrawal
The Waismann Method of rapid detox prides itself on safe, quick, confidential and humane Ultram detox. We use a number of different medical approaches including anesthesia assisted detox , where intravenous medications to cleanse Ultram from patients’ opiate receptors. This happens in the hospital while they sleep lightly under physician-assisted deep sedation. The withdrawal phase is accelerated, with most symptoms occurring while patients are sedated. They awake opiate-free and without the awareness they even went through withdrawal. Our approach to opiate detox has helped thousands of patients over the last decade. Our program does not use opiate replacements such as Suboxone, Subutex or methadone to help wean patients from Ultram or other opiates. Our procedure takes less than two hours and the required stay is a few days. Most traditional detox and rehab facilities require stays of weeks or months. Continued recovery plans are available through our Domus Retreat transitional living facility.