View Full Version : Is strattera similar to tramadol

01-09-14, 09:06 PM
I figured id post this here, I asked something similar in another forum and would really like to know from somone who takes strattera and has taken tramadol, I think beautifully on tramadol. Any info would be great:)

01-09-14, 09:09 PM
Let me know, Brittany. Very curious too.

01-09-14, 09:11 PM
Isn't tramadol a painkiller?

I used to snort those.

They were prescribed to my friend's dog, buckeye. Me and my friend would snort about 3 of them and do homework. The jar had about 90. They burned my nose and gave me a headache.

Ahhhhh tramadol

01-09-14, 09:14 PM
Um, appreciate this colorful response. But it's not the answer we are looking for...

Peace out, Dmitri.


01-09-14, 09:16 PM
Well idk, strattera is for ADHD, while tramadol is an opioid analgesic. Two different functions I don't understand how they could be similar

01-09-14, 09:20 PM
Pharmacologically, they are similar.

Hard to imagine, but true. We found out by accident.

Google it.

01-09-14, 09:30 PM
No, that's okay, Dmitri.

I've never snorted tramadol/ultram but I know from past experience it works as a smart drug for my ADHD issues.

It is a weak opiate and a definite serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI). It works on serotonin and norepinephrine transmitters.

I don't recommend snorting anything. Not good for the sinuses and nasal passages...

01-10-14, 02:56 AM
Well I know it's a painkiller but the rest of the adhd meds have bad side affects for me, never did well on an anti depressant, but pharmilogically they are similar so wondering if they felt similar to because if love to find something that helps me that much with minimal side affects, never snorted it lol I know people who have but ah not for me I hate feeling like I have sinus problems haha but to each his own and I feel I'm way to paranoid anyways, but how does stratera feel ? Do u feel it the first day? Does it make u weak and I'll ? Iv got 0 time a tall to be weak and Ill lol

01-10-14, 01:49 PM
Not sure if the potential side effects (of Tramadol not Strattera) and addiction likelihood would be worth it. It's meant to be taken short term.

from Wikipedia:
Long-term use of high doses of tramadol may be associated with physical dependence and a withdrawal syndrome.[26] Tramadol causes typical opiate-like withdrawal symptoms as well as atypical withdrawal symptoms including seizures[citation needed]. The atypical withdrawal symptoms are probably related to tramadol's effect on serotonin and norepinephrine re-uptake. Symptoms may include those of SSRI discontinuation syndrome, such as anxiety, depression, anguish, severe mood swings, aggressiveness, brain "zaps", electric-shock-like sensations throughout the body, paresthesias, sweating, palpitations, restless legs syndrome, sneezing, insomnia, vivid dreams or nightmares, micropsia and/or macropsia, tremors, and headache among others. In most cases, tramadol withdrawal will set in 12–20 hours after the last dose, but this can vary.

Tramadol withdrawal lasts longer than that of other opioids; seven days or more of acute withdrawal symptoms can occur as opposed to typically three or four days for other codeine analogues. It is recommended that patients physically dependent on pain killers take their medication regularly to prevent onset of withdrawal symptoms and this is particularly relevant to tramadol because of its SSRI and SNRI properties, and, when the time comes to discontinue their tramadol, to do so gradually over a period of time that will vary according to the individual patient and dose and length of time on the drug.[27][28][29][30]

ETA: I just realized that you were asking about the Strattera, as opposed to taking Tramadol for ADHD. my bad...
Seems like if Tramadol helped your ADHD there is a good possibility that the Strattera might work also. It's a longish titration process to reach an effective dose though...

01-10-14, 04:03 PM
Yeah opiates are a lot more addicting than ADHD meds.
I also used tramadol to detox from vicodin and percs

01-10-14, 04:23 PM
Try to get Strattera prescribed and you'll see. I've never taken it, but I've heard that some people do well on it.

01-11-14, 11:14 AM
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