I was just given Tramadol by my doctor for some pain. Has anyone taken this and if so did you find it gave you the same relief as Percocet or Vicodin? I was also confused as to why I wasn't given one of those instead of the Tramadol, which I have never heard of before. Thanks
1 May 2012
i have been on and off 50mg tramadol for years as i was on vicodon and percocet, the 500 mg percocet has the same amount of pain relief as the tramadol and is becoming a very popular pain reducer used for the benifit of many pain issues as headaches back pain joint pain menstral pain etc... i prefere this medication as it does not give you the sleepiness effect and you can maintain a normal day on this medication, i have not gained weight as i did with the percocete and it does not make me nauseated as the other 2 did... pls feel free to contact me on facebook @ kristy stevens or my email email@example.com
i hope this answers some of your questions (: good luck!!!
10 Apr 2013
Hi people new to this site
i take Tramadol 2 x 50mg 4 times a day and co/codamols 30/500 x 2 4 times a day and gabapentin 300mg 3 x a day diazepan 10mg 4 x a day
before bed i take temazepan 10 mg and zolpiden 15mg it's all for my bad back and even with this lot still hurt like hell any advice please i live in the UK
2 Jul 2013
I was prescribed Tramadol 50ml, I took it for 2 days and I had to stop taking it because it was so strong and made me nauseous. It had the same affect on me as Denlatin, but I must say I must have a low tolerance to pain meds because all the other repliers seem to think its weak... I don't! Good luck and hope that your pain issue will subside and gets resolved.
9 Jan 2013
Well, I suffer from chronic pain, legs,ankles, muti surgeries etc, everyone has a story an reason, 1st, yes its addicting, I am on 30mg oxycodine. An have switched from oxycotin 40mg to Opana 40 mg, the cotin was to intense for me. How ever, if you take as prescribed an don't abuse them, your safe, I have been on pain meds over 10 yrs now. I went all last month with out due to mix up, the Taramadol helped me get thru the pain, but now I am back on my ref meds an doing fine. So just watch your intake an plenty of water, no booze! An you'll do fine,
23 May 2013
I totally agree that doctors should help us get relief from pain immediately with the right drugs. If the pain is so severe that we are at the doctors office and possibly in tears that should be a clue we need strong relief. Tramadol does not come remotely close to the relief I can get from Vicodin or Percocet. There were an awful lot of extremely serious complications a person can get from Tramadol. Do I think it is worth it NO not when I could get total relief from pain with the Percocet or Vicodin.
13 Mar 2010
Vicodin is a controlled scheduled III narcotic and Percocet is a controlled scheduled II which means that there is more potential for misuse/abuse the lower the number. Tramadol is labeled as non-narcotic but does have a strong potential for abuse... there is discussion of this med being changed to a scheduled drug in the near future. Doctors feel more comfortable prescribing this since it is not considered a narcotic but fail to recognize its high potential for abuse, especially since it is more readily available (this med can be purchased on the internet). As an addict speaking, a euphoric feeling can be achieved but with larger doses. It takes about an hour to take affect and lasts much longer than the standard 4-6hrs. The other thing about this med is that if one is experiencing withdrawal symptoms from narcotics and you're in a pinch, this drug can be taken to prevent one from becoming sick.
I know a lot of people who are now currently on Suboxone in order to kick Tramadol. Don't let a doctor tell you that this med is not addictive and it should especially be avoided if one is in recovery. Doctors have very limited education on addiction while in school so you must be educated and knowledgable about what is and what is not addicting.
14 Nov 2012
i take tramadol because my doctor wont prescribe me anything better... he told me im only supposed to take two at a time... yeah right... i have to take three or four and sometimes eight at a time for it to even touch the pain... its bs if you ask me... i hurt so bad that i run out in about a week and he only gives me one refill at a time and have to wait for him to approve a refill thru the pharmacy... does anyone know the long term effects of this drug?
24 Feb 2011
first of all NO TRAMADOL IS NOT A NAROCOTIC! GET UR FACTS STRAIGHT! dont believe me go buy u a medical book on meds and c 4 urself. second most doctors prescribe it because its not addicticve and they are aware of the abuse on pain meds fore the simple fact 90% are in recovery their selves. so speak what you know are the facts not what you believe. tramadol works with the same receptors in the brain the same way as a narocotic and thats why it is abused and why people get high off of it. those would be called seritones which your brain makes itself and you go through pshyical withdraws from narcs. narcs put seritones in your systems and your brain stops quit making them. when you stop your brain has to begin to make them once again and untill it makes what is normal for your body because everyones diff. then you you begin to withdraw until.
why tramadol and narcs make you happy is because the seritones your brain makes plays a big role in your well being in happiness and your depression as well. its a chemical the brain makes naturally because your body needs it! when its unnaturally put in your body yoyr brain has no reason to continue to make in turn will make you very sick to abruptly stop using and tramadol is not in that catergory. you can say its like sugar verses sweet & low. ones real and ones a subtitute.
silly goose M.D
8 Mar 2010
Tramadol is VERY addicting trust me I have gone threw it! It made me very sick to my stomach at first but once ur body gets used to it you dont feel like that anymore. It didnt work the greatest for my pain but after ur hooked its not about the pain anymore it's just taking it to feel normal. Be careful! ALOT of Dr's believe it's not addictive but it can make u have drug seeking behavior. If on it for a long time slowly stop this medication. Well... good luck and hope u get better!!
12 Jan 2013
I was also given Tramadol (50mg) for pain and to me personally, it doesn't even touch a Percocet or Vicodin. Also, this is a very dangerous drug. I was only on this drug (as needed) and within a week, my kids were calling 911 because I was having seizures. I didn't know who my kids were, I didn't know what year it was, didn't know who the president was. I was in this state of mind for almost an hour and just so you know... this was the scariest thing I had ever experienced. And the funny thing about it is that the ER doctor asked me why I wasn't givin hydrocodone. He told me that I should suggest this to my normal doctor. Doctors think that they are doing you a favor because its supposedly non narcotic, not habit forming... that maybe this drug would be better than the ones that are most sought after...
but I'm gonna be honest with you, Lortab, Percocet, and Vicodin never gave me seizures or had me where I didn't have a clue what was going on and they did actually "take away" my pain. The doctors in the ER said that Tramadol and Ultram are connected with seizures, so whatever conclusion that you come to, please be careful when taking anything new, because you never know how that certain little pill will affect you.
2 Nov 2011
i was recently prescribed tram 50's instead of a vic or perc, and did not think it would have the same pain killing ability. so i took 5 right away b/c i hadn't had a script filled in several weeks, and was in quite a lot of pain, stemming from psoriatic arthritis. well, that was WAY more than enough, to not only numb the pain, but i felt like i had just been given a potent pain killer like demerol or morphine. in other words, i found it to be quite effective, even in small doses. i can also see where it could become addictive to one whom was taking it for extended periods. be careful.
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