Also known as: ConZip, GenRx Tramadol, Rybix, Rybix ODT, Ryzolt, Tramahexal SR, Tramal, Tramal SR, Tramedo, Ultram, Ultram ER, Ultram ODT, Zamadol, Zydol
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tramadol for Pain: Tramadol has been a great help with my wrist pain. I have found it is important to take the dose before the pain starts. I use this product mostly at bed time and sometimes if the pain gets to much for me during the day. It's nice to have a medicine I can use at work if needed without the issues of Narcotics to make the pain stop, giving me focus on tasks at hand. Great product.
tramadol for Pain: My primary gave me a prescription for tramadol after an ER visit from a sports injury. ER gave me a narcotic which caused stomach pain and very depressed feeling the next day. I am very active physically everyday 5k, 18 holes of golf, swimming on a consistent basis, not all in one day .I must say tramadol is great because it does not slow me down. I take it in afternoon and it keeps me pain free all night. If I stop it, very mild side effects a little like flu symptoms that do not last more than a day. Warning do not take an SSRI with other depression meds or benzodiazepines because it can cause heart problems and cause an acute crisis of heart failure.
Review by Monica White (taken for less than 1 month):
tramadol for Pain: I have been suffering from pain from Tennis Elbow. Now, no pain; but be careful with dosage. I was groggy for 51hrs fooling with one 100mg dose when I was supposed to be taking it 3 times a day.
tramadol for Restless Legs Syndrome: I was given 50mg of tramadol 3x a day, initially for restless leg syndrome. This combined with gabapentin have helped so much with the restless legs syndrome. I also have chronic hip pain, have been dealing with it since I was a young child, due to my hips dislocating multiple times a month. This medicine works well, but I have had to have my doctor up the dose. I now take 300mg a day. I do have to say, that the side effects are terrible. I itch horribly! My whole body, but the worst place is my face! It also has made it so that I am unable to sleep at nights. It's worth it to not be in pain, and to lay down comfortably, but the side effects for me are bad!
tramadol for Anxiety: I've suffered from depression spells, and mood disorders, but have had CHRONIC anxiety/panic attacks my whole life. I've taken a benzodiazepine for countless years, which worked well for some of these things but not all. Over the years I tried many different supplement meds typically prescribed for these issues, but none worked or they had horrible side effects on me. So my doctor suggested Tramadol--I asked how this could even work (a pain medicine)? He explained its an off-label use of the medication but has found it very successful in other similar psychiatric patients and how he researched and explained how it chemically works in the brain (which I didn't really understand)...but IT WORKS AMAZINGLY! I finally live a NORMAL and HAPPY life!
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tramadol for Back Pain: Cervical fusion C5-C6 after a car accident in 1987. Recent MRI show one cervical disc pressing on the spinal cord, and degeneration in remaining disks. Constant pain varies from a low of 2 to almost a Show-stopping 10. Most severe pain is right after getting out of bed, or low activity. Best feeling is when exercising or doing semi-hard work. Tramadol taken at 50mm doses 2x a day is the only pain medication that helps, aside from narcotics, which I refuse to take.
10 users found this comment helpful.
tramadol for Back Pain: I started taking Tramadol 50 mg twice daily - due to disc extrusion and severe leg pain.
I am now on 200 mg in the morning and another 200 mg at dinner time.
I would not be able to get out of bed if I did not take Tramadol, its an amazing difference it made also on my leg pain.
Some side effects are, headaches and drowsiness
tramadol for Fibromyalgia: I have struggled with many strong meds to help with the pain. All of them would have to keep increasing to work.
Tramadol has given me my life back. I have been taking it for 2 years, and it worked immediately.
tramadol for Restless Legs Syndrome: I suffer day, night, evening, whenever it strikes with restless legs syndrome. I can't even sit through a movie at the theater anymore, but with the help of tramadol I can. It has made life so much easier. I don't like the sleepy side effects but compared with fidgety legs its a no brainer.
Ultram (tramadol) for Chronic Pain: I've been taking tramadol for back and knee pain from a motorcycle accident for over a year, it is a great pain reliever that eliminates 90% of my pain issues without making me feel drowsy like hydrocodone or oxycodone. It controls my pain and I still live my normal life.
26 users found this comment helpful.
Review by AgentClear (taken for less than 1 month):
Ultram (tramadol) for Pain: I had arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery Feb 25th 2013 and my surgeon prescribe me 10mg Vicodin 6 times per day. After 4 weeks and "wanting to get me off of narcotics" he changed my prescription to 50mg Tramadol 4 times day. Honestly I believe that I am now receiving 1/10 the relief from pain that the Vicodin were providing.
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Review by Lefthanded (taken for less than 1 month):
tramadol for Pain: I went to a orthopedic surgeon due to carpal tunnel in my left handed, which is my writing etc. hand. Doctor said surgery was the only way to go. I started doing research on the computer adamant not to have surgery. A doctor prescribed me tramadol 50 mg. Took for 3 weeks 1 x daily and ate pineapples daily along with zinc, garlic and muscle joint cream and within a month I am back to normal. Its amazing what you can learn.
Ultram (tramadol) for Pain: Ultram is the only medication I can take for pain that doesn't make me sick. Lortab, Norco, etc. all make me sick at my stomach. Darvocet used to be what I preferred as it didn't make me feel sick, hate that it was taken off the market. But after hand surgery and being prescribed Ultram, it's nice to know there is a pain medication out there that works and doesn't make me throw up. Highly recommend.
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tramadol for Chronic Pain: It works for migraine headaches, back pain, osteoarthritis pain. Using Ultram 50mg to 300mg daily. When I had surgery I took Ultram 100 mg four times a day and my pain was controlled. Great medication.
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