I'm having a hard time figuring out if what I'm experiencing is from the Vicodin or Tramadol. I've been feeling extremely bored and also experiencing severe anhedonia/dysphoria ever since I quit these drugs. I have a feeling that this is caused by the Tramadol because whenever I took it to get high, the Tramadol would make me feel mentally numb, like it made me feel dumb and not mentally sharp. Tramadol may not be powerful in the traditional opiate way, but it seems like it has a profound effect on your way of thinking. My brain feels like it's fried and like I'll never feel pleasure from things I used to love.
One weird thing about Tramadol is that even though I'm off of it, it seems to almost nullify the effects of other drugs. I would have been 8 weeks off of the Vicodin as well because I stopped both these drugs at the same time, but I took Vicodin to ease withdrawal symptoms after 14 days off of all drugs, and to my surprise, I didn't feel ANY euphoria from the Vicodin. I still felt the depressing effects of it when I came down from it, but no euphoria AT ALL. Also, yesterday I took a 10mg Adderall XR after not having any for 2 months, and there were NO euphoria, concentration benefits, or ANY mental benefits from it AT ALL. The Adderall did make me feel really stimulated physically like caffeine, but there were no anxious feelings at all.
Either the Tramadol or Vicodin withdrawal is making my brain drained of endorphins or something like that. When do you guys think I will get my natural endorphins back? Also, do you think this is PAWS?
BTW, I was using Vicodin off and on for a year before I quit, but have not used more than 60mgs of hydrocodone in a day since September 20th, 2015. I was using Tramadol whenever I would try to get off of Vicodin during this 1 year of use.