User Reviews for Tramadol

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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Restless Legs Syndrome 44 reviews 16 medications
   
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Back Pain 63 reviews 169 medications
   
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Review by StevieL (taken for less than 1 month):

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2.0

For Back Pain: Used it for horrible back pain. Didn't do a thing.

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July 17, 2014 5:30 AM

Review by Stoogeman4 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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7.0

Ultram (tramadol) for Back Pain: Helps my mood also, makes me feel normal.

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July 10, 2014 4:28 PM

Review by Idalive:

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8.0

For Depression: TEARS of joy! OMG! Thank you all!! I started Tramadol after my back surgery, I begged my Dr. to get me off hydrocodone after 20 years, no more nonnarcotics, this was for personal reasons, I enjoy sitting in my chair every day watching TV, I THOUGHT I was as good as it gets!! I accepted life as that, but... all of a sudden, I found myself off the chair cleaning, doing things, happy, doing wonderful, not enough of pain control, I experimented with doses, after 3 months I made a mistake and ran out 5 days early, OMG! This is how I realized that the Tramadol is what made me a person again, and your comments made it SO! I am 58 yrs. woman, disabled, takes 100 mg Zoloft everyday, now I am alive!

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July 10, 2014 11:29 AM

Review by Rose777:

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9.0

For Depression: I have been on Tramadol (50mg 3x per day) for about 6 years now. For the first few years is was a miracle cure. I have struggled with depression/anxiety/impulse and obsessive disorders my entire life. This made me finally feel free and human for the first time ever. The only downfall was after a few years, the effects wore off, and slowly my depression/anxiety began to creep back in. I took a break from it for a few months (warning: withdrawing from Tramadol is reallllly uncomfortable). I went back on it after my Dr assured me it was a good med (even long term) for fibromyalgia/depression, etc. I'm up to about 4/day now. It still helps, but not nearly as much in the beginning.

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July 8, 2014 11:35 AM

Review by weworkforamerica (taken for 10 years or more):

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8.0

Ultram ODT (tramadol) for Chronic Pain: I have been taking Ultram/tramadol for fifteen years four/day. It is usually but not always effective. I often have to add the NSAID Naprosyn. I have neuropathy and other side effects from chemo and osteoarthritis also from chemo. Many joints have no cartilage. I am concerned about chemical dependency and consciously avoided codeine or morphine. The Tramadol gets me through the average pain but not the severe pain. I really wish someone would come up with an analgesic that was both effective and nonaddictive and did not diminish alertness and effectiveness.

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June 23, 2014 10:25 PM

Review by Happy ole hippie (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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8.0

For Pain: My shrink put me on this in 2010. I was overdue for a hip replacement, and it showed when I hobbled into his office! Combined with ketoprofen 75 mg (best NSAID out there for pain) 100 mgs twice daily got me through for 5 months till surgery. Excellent synergistic effect. Still take it with the NSAID since my spine is arthritic, and my knee is ready for replacement now. Problem is my family doc no longer prescribes NSAIDs because of heart and kidney concerns! He thinks 3 tramadol daily is sufficient!

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June 20, 2014 8:17 PM

Review by new pops (taken for 2 to 5 years):

For Fibromyalgia: My legs and feet hurt me so very much, when I arose in the morning, I would need to hang on to the chair rail and take a few steps at a time to get used to the pain in my legs and feet. This happened to me around 5 years ago. Then I found tramadol, it is a miracle. I have hardly any pain, I have energy, I am in great moods all of the time. I submit blood every year so the doctor can run panels on my organs, and there is never any damage to them. I hope I never have to stop taking it.

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June 17, 2014 4:19 PM

Review by Football94 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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7.0

For Back Pain: This medicine worked decently. I've recently had a spinal fusion due to blowing out my back from lifting weights for football. My L5 disk literally exploded and bone particles were seeping down my spine. This helped relieve the pain after surgery but I did build a tolerance quickly.

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June 13, 2014 4:41 AM

Review by Jane two:

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10

For Pain: Ive taken tramadol for 7yrs 50mg once to three times a day. Sometimes go days without it. I find within 20 mins of taking it my pain is gone. It does not give me a headache, does not make me loopy or sleepy or even depressed. Not sure why its classified as a strong pain pill, it just makes joint paint go away and you can function normal.

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June 11, 2014 3:35 AM

Review by MarleneNH (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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8.0

For Back Pain: This medicine has worked well for my back pain, however I cannot take it if I am going out. It causes significant dizziness and agitation, which I can put up with during stay at home evenings or days.

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June 10, 2014 1:34 PM

Review by Famephil (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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9.0

For Back Pain: I take daily for L5 Herniated disc. It is very effective in restoring a quality life with pain marginalized. I take 2 to 8 tabs rather irregularly today as my back condition improves. Side effects: if I take up to 8 tabs in a day, I inevitably have sleeping problems and in most cases I require another medication to prevent a sleepless night.

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June 8, 2014 12:38 AM

Review by Noxy (taken for less than 1 month):

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8.0

For Anxiety: I was just recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia and was temporarily prescribed tramadol for pain. I deal with terrible anxiety on a daily basis and it turns out since I've been taking this it has helped so much with anxiety. Although its been hard to concentrate while taking this I don't like the way it alters my mind but it's been a huge relief to be anxiety free. I havent discussed this with my doctor yet but so far I've found nothing else to help anxiety.

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June 5, 2014 4:44 PM

Review by TacoBill:

For Restless Legs Syndrome: Saved my life! I pretty much went over the deep end from not being able to sleep. Being treated for sleep apnea has helped too.

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June 5, 2014 12:53 AM

Review by BColumbus:

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9.0

For Chronic Pain: I take it for gastrointestinal pain and it works fairly well. My pain often gets to the point of me wanting to punch everything in sight, and tramadol helps to quiet it. The only downsides are that it takes a little longer to start working than I need it to, since this unbearable pain can arise in a few minutes. Additionally, it causes constipation even in low doses, which can contribute to further gastrointestinal pain.

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May 31, 2014 7:24 AM

Review by nasher2222:

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10

For Back Pain: I'm 31. After 10 yrs of sciatica pain caused by bulging discs and fracture I was prescribed tramadol. They are amazing. No side effects. And no pain, only take 30 mins to kick in. They help me so much in my heavy lifting job. I take them when I'm in a lot of pain. Other times I just try deal with the pain.

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May 26, 2014 4:14 AM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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3.0

Ultram (tramadol) for Chronic Pain: Very little effect on pain.

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May 25, 2014 2:13 AM

Review by garts (taken for less than 1 month):

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7.0

For Back Pain: Worked really well considering it's not an opiate.

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May 23, 2014 8:13 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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10

For Depression: My life was grey on everything my mood was bad, depressed and emotional about having to sweep my own floor. I talked to my primary care doctor and asked about tramadol and he said great things. I now take 6 a day and have been a different person. I now have energy, patient and a better father who plays with his kids again. Saved my life.

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May 13, 2014 2:43 AM

Review by de jay:

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5.0

For Fibromyalgia: Tramadol only works for me if I take it with my gabapentin. By itself doesn't seem to help.

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May 12, 2014 2:22 PM

Review by Ckp:

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6.0

For Pain: I took tramadol after carpal tunnel surgery. I usually get sick from other medications. I tried this & got severe headache. Took it only at night the next day & woke up with the pounding in my head. Didn't take it at all the next day & felt fine. Wish it had worked for me.

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May 12, 2014 9:15 AM

Review by Pete T (taken for less than 1 month):

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6.0

GenRx Tramadol (tramadol) for Pain: Had an extremely painful foot condition, which turned out to be gout. The tramadol helped relieve the extreme pain.

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April 29, 2014 2:26 PM

Review by Sunny D of NV (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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9.0

For Chronic Pain: I have degenerative spinal damage which in turn has also caused osteoarthritis in my back. I wake up stiff as a board and in pain. And I suffer from an overall achy feeling throughout the day. Tramadol has been a God-send (quite literally). I take 50mg first thing in the morning. And then a 2nd pill if my pain is greater that day. It only took a week or two to adjust and not feel like a zombie or sleepy. These work wonders for my pain and stiffness, and I have no side effects. Tramadol, I swear by. I'd be in excruciating pain without them, or have to deal with all the risks and effects of having to take heavy duty pain medicines. I recommend.

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April 19, 2014 5:13 PM

Review by kammike:

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10

Ryzolt (tramadol) for Back Pain: I love this medicine. The chronic back pain disappears and tramadol doesn't provide any drowsiness.

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April 16, 2014 9:19 PM

Review by Wanderboy (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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9.0

For Depression: Though never clinically depressed, I discovered the powerful side effect of tramadol while taking 150 mg/day for chronic sciatica. The unrelenting pain was a real downer, but the tramadol reliably helped me maintain an optimistic, upbeat attitude. During five years of taking it, I never had to increase the dosage for the desired effect. The downside is that it often interfered with sleep so that I found a mid-day nap essential.

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April 4, 2014 8:10 AM

Review by ledfoot1965 (taken for less than 1 month):

For Back Pain: After being on opiate therapy since 2000 for a spinal injury and fusion I found tramadol to be a great substitute. After some initial discomfort from slight withdrawal tramadol is a life saver. It acts upon the same receptors for opiates which makes it easier to come off them without the major side effects and severe withdrawal sickness I experienced with another drug I had tried. Still feel a little rough from being on opiates for so long. Would do better with a stronger dose with extended release. Thank goodness for no more positive drug tests.

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March 31, 2014 11:56 AM

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