Since summer I've been taking tramadol daily. Dose range: 200 - 400 mg. Usually I pop 100 mg after breakfast and 100 mg in the evening. It isn't much, but it gets me through the day.
I'm looking for an alternative to tramadol. You see, tramadol has two types of effect: sedating (because it's an opioid) and kind of stimulating (wiki: affects reuptake at the noradrenergic and serotonergic systems). I'm looking for a drug that has the stimulating properties of tramadol without the sedation. And that I could take every day, prescribed by doctor. How do you think: should go to a psy-doctor and tell this to him? Maybe there's an antidepressant type drugs with the tramadol-like effects? I've researched Bupropion (wellbutrin) - seems that It's closer to tramadol than any other drug. What do you think?
Some background info:
I remember there was a time in my life when I didn't use tramadol. And that time sucked big... time. I was an apathic person, a bit anxious, unemotional. I couldn't enjoy all the simple things in life like love, sex, etc. There was no satisfaction, for example, I didn't feel good after I had completed some papers in university, not to mention my lack of care for good grades. And then came the tramadol and solved all my mental problems.
Theoretically now I'm living a life that many would dream off. At least I dreamt off It when I was a fat kid interested only in video games. Now I'm a 6th semester student in law school, I'm playing in two nice experimental rock bands, have a great girlfriend. Life's good. But it's temporal.