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Re: Painkillers - To Hell...and back.

Hi George,

I am new to this site but wished to share my exp. with this same problem.

I am so glad you are feeling better. I had been put on a drug called xanax for a short period of time to control stress from my job and to help me sleep. I had never had any emotional problems before so I was not accustomed to the effects of such drugs. I found my self in a deep fog and depression. After a period of time I read up on this drug and I called it quits and just stopped. Not a smart thing to do. My body reacted violently, by tongue swelled up I had trouble breathing and finally called doctor who doubled a start up dose and slowly winged me off. I learned two things. Research what goes in to my body and #2 never stop taking a drug without working with your Doc.

I hope this is what has been causing your depression.


Re: Painkillers - To Hell...and back.

Dear Frank,

Great to welcome you to the site, (this is a goldmine!), and your comments are so right. I think everyone should be very wary about painkillers, and anti-depressants too. Taken properly they can work wonders for a lot of people, but never ever stop then suddenly.

Warmest wishes,



Re: Re: Painkillers - To Hell...and back.

Tramadol, ultracet: non narcotic pain relievers. . .the devils fruit I call 'em. The first couple of days off of those two DOES CAUSE DEPRESSION. Don't think for one minute that because its not Vicodin, Oxycontin, or Norco (narcotics) that you can't get nabbed. YOU CAN. Great post. . .good job Frank.

Re: Painkillers - To Hell...and back.

Good going George ... glad it worked for you ... hope to see your name on here for a long, long time to come.