Suffering from Tramadol use

Hi, I'm 22 years old. I started using Tramadol given to me by a friend without knowing the withdrawal syptoms. Now i want to stop it and i have a very big problem in stopping it. I'm also suffering from gerd. No heartburn but i face serious burping. Sometimes i wake up from sleep just to burp and sleep back. Everybody is wondering why i belch a lot like that. I am really fustrated. I need help please on how to stop the use of tramadol and help also on this belching thing.
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  • @lewisngu Hello and welcome to the Forum. I'm sorry that you're struggling. I'm glad that you want to stop using.... Are you able to see a doctor or an addiction specialist? I think either one of those would be a great start. I'm not really quite sure about the belching.

    Are you trying to stop this cold turkey or weaning yourself off? Just curious as to what you've tried or how your recovery is going so far. It's pretty common to struggle coming off of something, but if you can get yourself some supports in place or a supportive Network, it can be easier. Also, keep in mind that there are support groups that may be helpful such as narcotics Anonymous or smart recovery. Something to think about.

    Just want to give you hope that you can get off of tramadol but it may require getting some professional help -- preferably an addiction specialist. But just know that we are here to listen and support you any way we can. Just keep trying and then try some more and so on.

  • @lewisngu... Welcome to the community and thanks for sharing your situation with us. The best thing you could do for yourself would be to find an addiction specialist in your area and go see them. An addiction specialist is a doctor who is thoroughly trained in all aspects of addiction, so they know way more than "regular" doctors. They can assess your specific "case" and recommend the best next steps for you. They can also help you wean off of the Tramadol with minimal side effects. You can find an addiction specialist in your area by using the Find a Doctor tool on the American Board of Addiction Medicine's website:

    Tramadol is a nasty drug. A friend of mine took it for years and had to go to rehab in order to quit it. But he did. I would suggest addressing your issue sooner rather than later. The longer you take it, the hard it will be to stop.

    We're here to help and support you any way we can. If you need us, don't hesitate to reach out.
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