What Are Ultram Withdrawal Symptoms?
Ultram is the brand name of the prescription medication tramadol, an opioid narcotic that is typically used to treat moderate to severe pain. While Ultram is significantly less potent than other opiates like fentanyl, morphine, and heroin, it can still be extremely habit-forming and should only be taken short-term for the relief of severe pain. Those who abuse the specific pain medication generally take it in extremely high doses, which can lead to a wide range of serious health-related issues outside of physical and psychological dependency.
Originally developed as an alternative to more potent and dangerous opioid pain relievers, Ultram’s newly recognized potential for abuse has led the Drug Enforcement Agency to bump the medication to a Schedule IV controlled substance.
Ultram Withdrawal – Signs and Symptoms
The signs and symptoms associated with Ultram withdrawal and addiction can be extremely severe. The US National Library of Medicine recently published an article titled, “Psychosis following Tramadol withdrawal.” Tramadol is another name for Ultram, and public health officials are beginning to notice how addictive this drug can be. While those who are experiencing Ultram withdrawal typically only experience these symptoms, several atypical symptoms have been reported – including the psychosis mentioned in the article above.
As this specific medication and its withdrawal symptoms are studied more and more in-depth, the psychological implications of withdrawal are becoming better understood. Many individuals who are undergoing Ultram withdrawal do experience slight anxiety and depression.
If the anxiety is not treated in a medically monitored detox facility, it can lead to panic attacks and hyperventilation. If the symptoms associated with depression are not adequately treated (along the same vein), they can result in suicidal ideation and suicide attempts. While the more severe psychological symptoms remain atypical, it is essential that any individual who has been abusing Ultram for an extended period admit him or herself into a medically monitored detox facility until withdrawal symptoms subside completely.
The study suggests that the most common side effects associated with Ultram withdrawal include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Dry mouth and dehydration
- Excessive perspiration
- Extreme dizziness and confusion
- Body tremors and uncontrollable convulsions
- Dangerous spikes in blood pressure
Ultram Abuse and Addiction
There are numerous signs and symptoms associated with Ultram abuse and addiction. The more common symptoms include:
- Taking more Ultram than anticipated for a longer period
- Attempting to cut back on the amount of Ultram being taken daily, but being unable to do so
- Spending a great deal of time obtaining the specific medication, using the medication, and recovering from its effects
- Paying less attention to activities that were previously enjoyed
- Isolating from close friends and family members
- Searching for unused Ultram prescriptions in medicine cabinets/stealing unused prescriptions from loved ones
- Attempting to obtain more than one Ultram prescription at a time from numerous medical professionals
- Developing a physical tolerance over time, meaning that a higher dose of Ultram is eventually required for the same psychological and physical effects to be produced
- Experiencing severe withdrawal symptoms when use is stopped suddenly
Ultram Abuse Treatment at Evoke Wellness FL
Evoke Wellness FL effectively treats all symptoms associated with Ultram withdrawal in a safe, structured, and medically monitored environment. Our team of experienced medical professionals provides around-the-clock clinical care, while our on-site psychiatrists work to alleviate the more severe psychological symptoms associated with Ultram withdrawal. Our main priority is ensuring that our clients are as comfortable as possible during the entire duration of their stay in our detox program.
However, we work towards much more than physical stabilization. Our dedicated team helps clients with rehab placement, ensuring that their recovery continues once the withdrawal process has concluded and that they can maintain sobriety far beyond medical detox. for more information on our program of recovery please feel free to reach out to us today.