Tramadol & ADHD


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    • #183074

      I am a 25 year old woman who has only realized recently that I have symptoms of ADHD.
      I had been taking Tramadol in secret for a year after I found that it helped me concentrate and focus at work.
      I always thought this was strange considering all I had heard about it was that it made people drowsy and “high” but for me it was the opposite. I knew what I was doing was wrong but it was such a relief to be able to have a clear mind and feel awake.
      By freak chance I found out via my colleague who has just been diagnosed with ADHD that his friend who had also just been diagnosed had been using Tramadol for 10 years in order to focus. I couldn’t believe that someone else was doing the same thing as me!
      After finding this out I have made an appointment to be assessed. My appointment is next week.

      Has anyone else used an alternative medication, such as tramadol for what you now know is your symptoms of ADHD?

    • #188068

      I’m recently self diagnosed with ADHD and I found this post googling tramadol + adhd. It just crossed my mind; in 2018 I hurt my ankle and was prescribed tramadol. I only used it for a short time, because I was actually scared of the fact that I felt Great while using it. I was so used to feeling tired and foggy, that I thought this was an abnormal high. Could it have been actually helping bring me back to normal?? I’m going to talk to my doctor about this.

    • #188327

      Wow that’s wonderful that tramadol works for you. My partner has severe ADHD and refuses to get medication. However, he has taken tramadol off and on for 7 years to help with chronic back pain. Honestly I haven’t noticed any change while taking it as far as his focus and everyday life habits. It s very mild but do be careful
      You might find that getting a medication specifically for ADHD will help you even more! Good luck!

    • #188373

      In my case it works better, Tramadol gives some people a boost in mood and energy level is because it affects the reuptake of serotonin and norepinephrine in the brain..

    • #193762

      I found this thread when searching for ADD and Tramadol, because I have had the same experience. I suffer from ADD symptoms and have for many years, and also suffer from headaches and other pain issues. Each time I’ve been prescribed Tramadol, I found it was also a “cure” for the ADD during the time I was on the dose. Unfortunately, it’s not something my current provider will prescribe for ADD.

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