Does anyone here have any experience of Tramadol withdrawal symptoms? My mother was on 100mg four times a day for at least 10 years and it abruptly stopped when she was admitted to hospital in early January on the advice of a consultant there (who said nobody over the age of 65 should be prescribed it!). It was replaced with Paracetamol, which I don't think was adequate at all and then she started taking Donepezil for the dementia at the beginning of February, which has possibly compounded the problems. She is currently experiencing extreme anxiety and stomach/bowel issues, which was not unexpected but they are quite severe, to the extent that an ambulance had to be called yesterday to check there wasn't something more serious going on (seemed to be reasonably OK as they didn't admit her). I'm trying to manage all of this remotely as I don't live anywhere near her but she has a live-in carer now who is doing the best she can in the circumstances. I have organised a meeting with the GP on Tuesday to do a full meds review but I'd like to be as prepared as I can for that as I have very little confidence in that practise. The last 'meds review' they carried out lasted a grand total of 5 minutes and the GP prescribed Promethazine, which is an anti-histamine, which he claimed would help. Any advice or experience of these particular meds would be useful.