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User Reviews for Tramadol

Also known as: ConZip, GenRx Tramadol, Larapam SR, Rybix, Rybix ODT, Ryzolt, Tramahexal, Tramahexal SR, Tramal, Tramal SR, Tramedo, Ultram, Ultram ER, Ultram ODT, Zamadol, ...show all 17 brand names

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Restless Legs Syndrome 60 reviews 15 medications
   
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Summary of Tramadol reviews 857 reviews 7.9

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For Pain: "Before my recent l4-l5-s1 fusion I was on Tramadol for almost 2 years. 3, 50mg tabs a day was adequate, just enough to dull the pain without dopiness. After my surgery I was changed to Hydrocodone 5/325, 4x daily. After a month of that I was feeling miserable with mediocre pain relief. On a really bad day I decided to switch back to Tramadol. Wow! Almost instant pain relief and a huge boost in my mood. Tramadol is a strong anti-depressant versus the downer effect I got from Hydrocodone. Couldn't be happier! Only "bad" side effect for me is a little impatience sometimes that is easy to control. For what its worth the Doc says I'm the exception to the rule. It's hard to predict how this drug will affect a particular person so go slow at first."

   
10

2levelfusion (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 14, 2016

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For Fibromyalgia: "I have had been diagnosed with fibromyalgia for 14 years. I am sensitive to all the medications usually recommended to treat it: Lyrica, Cymbalta, Savella, amitryptiline and gabapentin. They all give me agonizing headaches and make my brain feel like it's going to blow up. So my doctor started me on Tramadol 6 years ago....and what an amazing thing, the pain was much better. After all that time, I am now on the maximum dose per day and I know I am physically dependent. But it is still the only medication that I can take long term that takes the edge off my fibro pain enough for me to function and work full time. I have also developed osteoarthritis and it helps with that, too. The only NSAID I can tolerate is naproxen."

   
9.0

Cootsgal February 12, 2016

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For Depression: "Tramadol for me is a miracle drug. I suffered from depression and anxiety brought on by a catastrophic life event. A year after the event I was not recovering emotionally. It's like the feelings took on a life of their own and I wasn't shaking it (PTSD?). I took tramadol one day for a headache and noticed it lifted my mood. I tried it again another day and got the same results. It lifts my mood, shakes off the depression and hopelessness and gives me a feeling of optimism. This is on 100mgs first thing in the morning that's all I need. Nausea at first if not taken with food but now I prefer it on an empty stomach. I was on it for 2 solid months. Now, just as needed not every day. No withdrawals. Not prescribed for depression."

   
10

Okletsee (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 9, 2016

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For Back Pain: "Helps. Seems to take an hour or 2 to kick in I have back pain and pain shooting down my left buttock and thigh Worth a try for those in this type of pain Two 50 mg in morning and two in evening Good luck"

   
8.0

MJDC February 8, 2016

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For Pain: "I work 7 days a week, 10-14 hours a day doing hard labor. my friend gave me a 100mg pill from citra (I think) one day and within 15 minutes all the pain was gone and I felt like my mood was increased x10. I worked harder than I usually do without one and had a very fast pace. I take one in the morning when I know it's gonna be a rough day and it helps me out through the whole day, if I notice I really need another one (which is rarely) I'll take half and feel better. I stop for a week or two to not build a big tolerance and haven't felt any negative side affects or having the need to want to just go pop some. The only noticeable side affect which didn't mind much was that my breathing was slightly off, not too much; most pills cause it."

   
9.0

Nicky81738 February 8, 2016

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For Back Pain: "1. Effectiveness time shortened after each pill. 2. Withdrawal effects after effectiveness caused desire to immediately take another. 3. Addiction seems highly likely after use for more than a few days."

   
2.0

Hate Addicitives February 7, 2016

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Ultram ODT (tramadol) for Chronic Pain: "I have to say this med has helped me a lot it has taken my pain from 8 to 3 I drive a semi so I'm very limited on what I can take. Also sitting in that seat for hours on end would make me want to hang it up. The pain was so bad then I was put on tramadol now I can play with my kids right after driving for hours and just be a little stiff n sore instead of going straight to bed cause of the pain. Plus cigarettes tasted so nasty I had no problem quitting when I started"

   
10

Cowboyhatandboots February 7, 2016

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Ultram (tramadol) for Back Pain: "I told my physician that I would no longer take Percocet for my chronic back pain. He suggested I try tramadol and assured me it is not a narcotic. I have been talking the tramadol now for a year and although it is no miracle drug it has managed my pain immensely. I can finally sleep at night and function normally. One down side to the drug for me is if I run out and the withdraw starts it is nasty. Be careful you stop the drug abruptly. Good health to all. Rob"

   
10

Roalbo10 (taken for 1 to 2 years) February 5, 2016

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For Back Pain: "It literally does nothing. I've even take 200mg at a time. Nothing. You're better off taking Advil. I have no idea why this is even prescribed to people. Maybe its a placebo drug? It doesn't help at all."

   
1.0

BeeinNJ February 4, 2016

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For Depression: "So, I had a near death skydiving accident six years ago. I was prescribled the max amount of Oxys. I became hooked as I was living (born and raised) in South Florida. I moved away to escape the pills, first to Australia to continue my lifeguarding career. Opportunities opened up, I knew how it felt to be in my own skin again. It has been just over three years since I left the US. I am now residing in Bali...Tramadol is sold over the counter here and for cheap. I do still sometimes have pain where I broke my legs, but it always subsides..I stay active surfing and such. But I have been having a problem with Tramadols lately. For me, they help me focus on my writing. Its a struggle to keep from buying them.. very addictive"

Surfmore (taken for 1 to 2 years) February 3, 2016

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Ryzolt (tramadol) for Back Pain: "This did nothing to relieve my back pain or migraines. It was useless an a waste of money."

   
1.0

Mom in pain January 30, 2016

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For Back Pain: "I had rods put in my back about 7 years ago due to DDD. My doctor put me on several different narcotics but none seemed to work. Went to my regular doctor and she prescribed me tramadol HCL (Ultram) 50 mg just one day on it the pain really just went away and my mood changed for the better. Great pain reliever and improves your mood.I take 50 mg every 6 hours."

   
10

Alfman (taken for less than 1 month) January 27, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I've been on this med for almost 6 months and the release of the chemicals is beneficial for me. But at times like any other med it seems not to work as well. But I too perish with anxiety and major depression. I have been diag.with fibromyalgia and what I call it.MDDWAD.Short for major depressive situations.I come to realize this med is helping me with my anxiety issues. Who knew. Since I have found this site now I know. I too must keep this med going for as long as possible.Note.I do need something for pain that is more efficient but one day at a time.Right.Thanks for listening."

   
9.0

64amazing January 24, 2016

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For Depression: "Weight loss: I lost 21lbs in 4 months: Better mood=Less appetite=More exercise Lost craving to carbs. Instead, crave protein. Hike and swim every other day. Sex drive went down, not to zero though. Maybe from 8 to 4. but feeling so much better overall. Wellbeing without sex. Weird but possible. Once daily 50mg. Welcome to the new me. This is the first antidepressant I ever took. In summary, feel happier and lost 21lbs (from 221 to 200). More productive at work. Self employed, lost money to depression. Now much better, back to the rat race and loving it. Btw Tramadol metabolises better in some people based on ancestry, so I read. It works for me (Sicilian descent)."

   
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Makpaz (taken for 6 months to 1 year) January 22, 2016

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For Back Pain: "I have taken tramadol for a yr now it still helps with the pain but lately when I take them it makes my back pain worse. I take 50mg twice a day. Plz help what do I do."

   
8.0

jeans10 January 22, 2016

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Ultram (tramadol) for Pain: "I have a degenerative disc disease in my neck & lower back. I have used ultram for a year. Usually 2 each 50mg. At bedtime . This med seems to work well for me so far."

   
8.0

sparkanator January 19, 2016

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For Depression: "For sure tramadol is one of the best drugs for Depression and Anxiety. I have tried a lot of differents anti-depressives like fluoxetine, sertraline, paroxetine, citalopram, escitalopram, venlafaxine, etc, and they all did not work very well for my depression and anxiety. I suffered a lot of side effects with these drugs. The only one that really works for depression and anxiety, for me, is Tramadol... but... but... it destroyed my sexual life... Who is using this drug for depression will feel much better, for sure, but, please, be aware of your sex life! For sure, when I take Tramadol my libido goes to ZERO, and I can not keep an erection for some time... and, if a keep, it's impossible to ejaculate... That's why a give a 7..."

   
7.0

Brazilian guy (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 16, 2016

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For Chronic Pain: "Kind of expensive for a so called pain med. It actually feels like it heightened my pain level. Makes my stomach hurt. You're better off taking aspirin. I'm pretty sure tramadol should be thrown away."

   
1.0

kcann January 15, 2016

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For Chronic Pain: "While this drug may work for pain (worked great for that) coming off it was a diff. story. I was on it for 6 months and it worked alright beside some depression issues. Tried talking to my doctor and basically got told all people who come to his office are addicts and he swears there are no side effects. When I stopped taking it ohh boy. My gf noticed I was short tempered depressed (severely) and just all around unpleasant.I was crazy, almost checked myself on a 48 hour hold. Now a week out and I feel a lot better. No tramadol and no craziness."

   
2.0

arturus January 14, 2016

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For Pain: "When I went into labor I had to have a episiotomy got about 50 stitches and had a rough labor. I was in a lot of pain after but I also planned on breast feeding. My doc prescribed tramadol 50mg. He reassured me it was fine with breastfeeding. The medicine definetly worked with the pain for me 100% that's why I gave it a good score BUT PLEASE mamas who are breastfeeding pay attention, soon after getting my baby home I noticed she was sleeping so much all day all night I would have to wake her to get her to eat and this was the only thing I could relate it too was the tramadol it was the only thing I was taking I IMMEDIATELY stopped the medicine and she was fine after that so please even tho the doc says it's ok I would def not recommend it"

   
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Thinkwhat (taken for less than 1 month) January 14, 2016

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For Fibromyalgia: "I have been taking Tramadol for over 2 years now, and it has been helpful for my Arthritis and Fibromyalgia pain. It does not make the pain go away, nothing I have tried does, but it does dull it enough that I am not clenched up in a ball in bed in sharp pain all the time as I was before taking it. I wish it would last longer though, I start to feel relief about 2 hours after taking it and it wears off at 4 hours after taking it. Since I take it every 6 hours I am still extreme levels of pain most of the time, but for the 2 hours it is helpful I can manage to do basic tasks like get dressed, bathe, hold a pen, open doors which I am unable to do without it. I do not have any "goofy" side effects with Tramadol, so that is also good for me."

   
8.0

Carrie Lynn (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 14, 2016

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For Anxiety: "To cut a long story short, NOTHING ELSE HAS EVER WORKED AS QUICK AND AS EFFECTIVE AS THIS MEDICATION FOR ME PERSONALLY FOR SEVERE DEPRESSION AND OR LACK OF BRAIN ENERGY. I've tried at least 5 of the mainstream top draw Antidepressants. I hope and pray my GP doesn't take me off the 100 mgs a day for fear of addiction. When is the medical and pharmaceutical community going to wake up to the amazing healing power of tramadol..."

   
10

Neilybs03 UK (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 8, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I've been on norco for five years for pain. I suffer from severe anxiety and panic attacks just thought I'd share my experience. My mom takes tramadol I ran out of my norco and been thinking about other options. I just took two tramadol today my anxiety in my chest is completely gone I don't know how this happened maybe it's just a fluke one time thing I don't know just thought I'd share this with you guys"

   
9.0

Arthurvalferez January 6, 2016

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For Pain: "Tremolo did nothing for me. Norco was very much more effective"

   
2.0

Johne38190 January 6, 2016

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For Depression: "Very affective for anxiety, but made me so tired I had to switch."

   
7.0

Abbycazz January 4, 2016

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