Anyone who has ever had a chronic pain condition where they needed to take pain medication can tell you of the side effects. Some of these side effects aren’t so bad though depending on who you ask. A lot of these drugs come with the side effect of feeling high. Now this might not be an issue for people who don’t have to be out and about. What about those who do?
The fact that a lot of pain medications can make you feel high becomes a real problem, because this opens the door for abuse and recreational use. In some instances people who possess certain pain medications will sell them to others. Because of this drugs like Tramadol are starting to become one of the most preferred pain medications on the market. It’s been around for a while now and comes with its fair share of potential risks. The main benefit to using it though is that it doesn’t give users the same feeling of being high.
Does this mean it doesn’t work as well? Does this mean that you will have to use more Tramadol than what you would have to if you were using another drug? No, Tramadol doesn’t give a user a feeling of being high and it’s still very effective. Doctors are starting to prefer prescribing it because of this reason as well. Doctors who know of patients that have abuse problems will prefer an option such as Tramadol.
Patients who used other medications like hydrocodone reported feeling like they had become almost zombie like in the way they thought and acted. One patient said that she felt like she was walking around with a head full of clay. It was hard to be clear and focused in these instances. They reported that switching to Tramadol allowed them to get their brain back and operate the way they did before they were using another form of pain medication.
It wasn’t just the way the brain was affected, but the way it made them feel. Treatments such as Hydrocodone made people feel very tired when they used it and this caused them to struggle with even the smallest of tasks. Tramadol on the other hand seemed to provide the pain relief needed while enabling a person to maintain their energy and mental stability.
Now of course everyone won’t have the same experiences and every case will vary. However, Tramadol is being shown more and more to provide the most benefit with the least amount of risk.
Of course there are instances where a feeling of being high might still take place and users need to be aware of this.
The primary time is going to be when a patient is using another medication for another condition. The feeling high sensation might come in the form of a negative interaction due to using other drugs. Dosage is another factor patients have to keep in mind.