Originally Posted by blink1989
is a Srotonin Releasing Agent, unlike effexor
Its also an NMDA antagonist.
Uh, yeah dude. Forget Effexor-just a typical antideppresant, similar to an SSRI
. SWIMs tried everyone you can name, even 3rd line MAOIs- total crapp mostly (at least for SWIM
). Just increased anxiety. All sorts of wierd side effects
. Most of em' I could hardly stand. Paxil
SWIM tried and coul'nt get off the floor from the anxiety- all this was before SWIM started the Long road of absolute F'n Euphoria
pod tea, then laudanum, polydoping, the 'Nod'- but that's a different thread. But it was the only drug
that had the desired effect for SWIM... just note that the elevator may never stop.
Tramadol/Ultracet- analgesic that is a quasi "partial opiod agonist" for maybe one of the four opiod receptors. Very Lite. Coincidentally however, in 2002 when SWIM was in the 118th hour of his DeathStruggle with hideous opiate
W/D- Tramadol was pretty new (SWIM finegaled a pack from a Curacao Pharmacy). Seeing as it was pretty much all SWIM was gonna get, SWIM took some. After about twelve hours SWIMs Hellish sleighride through Hell was at an end. Just emerging from Hell was euphoric! (for SWIM)... Otherwise, it's effects are almost nil- perhaps some mild euphoria, etc. for some people. And yes- opiates
do have a paradoxical stimulatory/ sedating quality depending on which of you're 4 opiod receptors (mu, delta, kappa, and nociceptin) is getting tickled and plugged and the binding affinity (potency). And SWIM would guess those who do get liking tramadol, adjust rather quickly to it. Morphine
(the mu receptors' namesake BTW) or Dilauded it is most certainly Not. Tramadol is to Tylenol 3 what T-3 is to Vicodin (Hydrocodone
). Is Tramadol even scheduled by the DEA? It was'nt way back when. You really don't have much to work with.
Sorry, SWIM forgot what your question was. Tramadol has no alternatives, its Tramadol. You know in the U.S. if you make friends with a local pharmacist- they are legally given the discretion to simply give you narcotic pain meds w/out a M.D. script. Now SWIMs talking like a handful of T-3s and maybe even a sch. III like hydrocodone- if she really likes you and sex is promised beforehand-just kidd'g.
You do have to write down yer name, etc. Little known factoid for scoring opioid
. Ha! (actually hardly worth the rigamarole now that SWIM thinks about it). Anyway,
Check with you're State's Board of Pharmacists Regulations.
Other than that, see a shrink, get some (Legal) benzos
if anxiety is problematic. Just don't get carried away. All- Everyone who bites the dust is a Stone Cold Polydrug abuser- as in Ten OTCs and a Dozen more Sch.'s II-IV. Its so damn easy to fall into that trap... sayeth SWIM. It all starts off with a single med, then soon a snowball effect hits, especially under the right (wrong) circumstances...
Goin out to smoke some of my whiskey cigarettes with Jesus Christ.