First off, I'm not on Tramadol anymore. I've got about 60 stored in my medicine cabinet just in case I need them for W/Ds or something, but that's it.
I did notice, however, when I was on tramadol for pain, I had some odd side-effects.
restlessness when I was trying to go to bed, odd thoughts, and so on. At first I was just dealing with it, but about two weeks ago I had an awful experience.
I was having very vivid dreams that night, and a sensation of drowning. I woke up, and I was in a state of sleep paralysis (this happened to me when I was very young) and started hallucinating things in my mouth (like an energy bar all chewed up) and I couldn't really breathe.
I tried to move to wake up Phaedra (my partner) for some help, but I couldn't move at all. I just started breathing incredibly heavy and very fast to hopefully get her attention. She woke up and shook me and I got out of it, and just started bawling my eyes out.
It felt like a panic attack + sleep paralysis. I don't know if this is just my anxiety (usually it's very mild) or what, but has anyone ever had any issues with tramadol like this? I was doing some research and I thought it might be symptoms of serotonin syndrome but I'm really hoping I didn't fry my brain with that shit.
Needless to say I stopped immediately as I don't ever want a repeat of that. Plus tramadol makes my orgasms feel like nothing, so I can't even enjoy sex on it.