i have been on tramadol and dhc for over a year

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i take varied amounts of both for chronic arm pain any thing from 300 mg dhc and 350mg tram i often run out before my next script . im wanting to reduce maybee stop im scared of withdrawl . i have a job and ive read withdrawl can be severe so work would be almost impossible any advice ? p.s i am also on gabapentin 3 times a day 

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    Hi Derek

    I was on Tramidol for 2 years then I swapped to DHC and diazepam (8 years), in January I started a reduction plan, I saw my gp but you do have to explain to the receptionist that you want to see the drug addiction specialist, some gps have no clue, one gave me a higher dose because I went to see them about the bad withdrawals I was getting and basically it was my body crying out for a higher dose as it had got used to the dose I was on. Anyway, I've come down very steadily and I am currently taking just slightly over half of what I was on and each reduction seems to get easier, I'm now very positive and know I can do it. Some ppl might say go cold turkey but from my experience I say don't, your body needs to slowly adapt to the reduction, I have had severe stomach issues with my reduction as my stomach was functioning on codeine, imagine how Poorly id have been just suddenly stopping, the gp said id have ended up in hospital and then back on the DHC! Therefore I'd recommend a reduction plan, a slow one to allow the body to rehabilitate itself in good order and time Good luck x

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      thank you i do take them for chronic arm pain of which no diagnosis has been given i am on 2x 30mgdhc and 100mg tram twice a day then 100mg tram in evening ,although i do abuse them some times ,then run low so have to call surgery early i also take diazipam from street occasionally thanks again i am seeing doc nxt wk hopefully xx
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