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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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For Fibromyalgia: "I'm a disabled veteran. Diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 1992 while still active duty. Have been taking tramadol for years 50mg now 3x a day. I don't think I would survive without it. Allows me to do some of the activities with my family. It is good for relieving fibro pain. I would recommend any new patients to try it. It may change your life."

   
9.0

Kympatrick May 25, 2015

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For Fibromyalgia: "I have had Fibromyalgia for 15 years. Tramadol not only gives me my life back, but is the ONLY medication that has helped my depression incredibly. I could not continue working without this med. Has helped MORE than other pain meds which I've been on every single pill out there."

   
10

Quando62 (taken for 2 to 5 years) May 23, 2015

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For Depression: "Tramadol is about the most effective drug in the world for depression - for immediate, short term relief ONLY though. During the initial dosing period, 100mg twice a day utterly obliterates any negative thinking or depression symptoms. It delivers results immediately, vs the necessary patience of waiting a few days or weeks with traditional SSRI drugs. However, tolerance DOES build to tramadaol at a pace far more rapidly then with traditional anti-depressants. I had 2 months of solid relief from 100mg 2x daily, but by the third month this does barely made a difference and my mood continued to sink. Instead of upping my dose, I went back on Zoloft which delivers less immediate, but more consistent long term results for me."

   
7.0

HardLifeGuy (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 19, 2015

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I've experienced Restless Legs on and off since I was a child. I remember my legs aching very badly and feeling like I constantly had to shake and move them around. This used to only happen when I was extremely tired. But over the years it has gotten worse. My doctor started me off on a low dose of Tramadol (50mg 2x a day). 50mg didn't really help so now I take 100mg anywhere from 2-4 times a day and it completely gets rid of my restless legs. I can sleep for more than 2 hours and I can actually get comfortable, fall asleep and stay asleep. I would rather use this medication the rest of my life (I am 35) than ever have to deal with restless legs again."

   
10

Jenn Ivan May 19, 2015

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For Back Pain: "I was diagnosed with herniated disc about a year and half ago. At first I was prescribed percocet for the first month and went to physical therapy and chiropractic, ... physical therapy did not work for me. Then, I was prescribed lortab for a few months. But due to others abusing these drugs doctors now are reluctant to prescribe them any more. So they put me on tramadol at 50 mg 2x a day. After a few days on it, I was still in excruciating pain. Went back to my Dr. and she said to try taking two of the 50 mg tramadol pills with 800 mg of ibuprofen and a shot of espresso 2x a day. This combination worked! Side effects: I can't take it no later than 8 pm or else I can't fall into a deep sleep."

   
8.0

tramadol user for herniated disc pain (taken for 6 months to 1 year) May 17, 2015

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For Depression: "I found by accident that tramadol greatly diminishes my depression. If I knew I could take it daily without building a tolerance against it I would gladly take it for the rest of my life. As it is, I limit taking it to no more than once a week out of that fear. For just ONE DAY of my life without depression it is worth it."

   
10

tramatolfan (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 15, 2015

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For Pain: "I have been given tramadol 50 mg for my severe ankle arthritis. It is amazing stuff..I take 2 usually at work ( I work overnight). It takes the edge off of my pain and I can actually function. The only side effect is a bit of a cotton mouth. Funny thing though is it does nothing for my headaches.."

   
9.0

tweetybyrd May 15, 2015

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Ryzolt (tramadol) for Chronic Pain: "This had very little effect for me. I found I had to take double the prescribed dose just to get a little relief."

   
1.0

BackPainGuy (taken for 2 to 5 years) May 13, 2015

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Ultram (tramadol) for Chronic Pain: "It works a little when it wants too. I am not impressed with it and would not recommend this medication for moderate to severe pain."

   
2.0

Lost Boss May 9, 2015

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For Pain: "I experienced loss of appetite and had 3 falls due to this medication. I also experienced being unusually cold and my hand/fingers would shake, not the usual steady. It all stopped after stopping tramadol. I was prescribed the 50mg pill every 6 hours."

   
2.0

GWG (taken for less than 1 month) May 7, 2015

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For Depression: "I been diagnosed with depression, by every doctor I been in face to face contact...I always try to hide my depression from everyone, even doctors. I would go to the ER about twice a year for anxiety attack. The doctors in the ER would identify my depression right away even with me trying to hide it. I taken a hand full of antidepressants Zoloft, exfexar, welbutrain, and paxel. Took Zoloft for 2 years and gained 115lb. I got prescribe tramadol for pain, I would stand all day. Immediately did not have the need for Zoloft. I was able to get a better job (still standing all day ) I lost 104lb (saggy skin now). I take 50mg twice a day... On an empty stomach is best. Just like everyone else tramadol has gave me my life back!"

   
10

Bobby in Texas (taken for 5 to 10 years) May 6, 2015

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For Back Pain: "If Tramadol helped you then great, but it did nothing at all for me. I have had 7 low back operations with 10 disc removed and a bunch of rods, plates and screws put in my spine. Nothing really helped my pain except shots of Demerol which you can't live on for ever. I finally got the VA to give me Percocet for the pain 10mg 4 times a day, but then the doctor and the VA cut everyone back to 3 times a day. I changed doctors and he put me on 10mg 3 times a day but also 15mg time release morphine to be taken at bedtime. I still have a little pain and the morphine does nothing to help. Im fine with what im on but the reason I am writing here is you all that need stronger pain meds something like oxycodone need to write congress to leave it alone"

   
1.0

mikeZoo May 4, 2015

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For Pain: "Tramodol does not work well for painful pain. It makes me buzzy and then very nauseous."

   
1.0

hiitsme May 4, 2015

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I have been on Tramadol 50mg for a number of years due to RLS, I take two at night only. It now is a controlled drug, to which only half the amount is prescribed."

   
10

Denny29 May 3, 2015

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For Fibromyalgia: "I was diagnosed with Fibro a yr ago, was happy I had found out the problem for all my symptoms slightly relieved that it wasn't all in my head! Explaining to family/friends/partner has been difficult some still ignoring it and others googling it trying to be supportive which is nice,was taking the usual codcodamal since I was 19 (now 22) but pain become worse partly due to full time job,personal stresses etc. so of course went back was prescribed tramadol instantly panicked thinking this is a couple steps away from morphine but I decided to try it two 50mg . Well I felt weird and hyper like I wanted to clean the house top to bottom! despite still having slight pain felt better about it anyway I now take one each morning to get up!"

   
8.0

LJane93 (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 30, 2015

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For Fibromyalgia: "I've tried a variety of prescribed medications for about 8 years. The ones that had worked (ie: gabapentin), had stopped working after a few months. Others made me feel sluggish and hungover. I started taking tramadol 6 months ago, 100mg in the mornings. My days are so much better, I feel energize, and it takes 90% of fms pain away. I cannot take Tramadol at night as it makes me have nightmares, and insomnia. Great if taken in the morning. My father and brother also take it for different ailments, they swear by it."

   
10

monkeysign (taken for 6 months to 1 year) April 28, 2015

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For Depression: "I have been on just about every antidepressant you can name. They started giving me bad side effects like constipation so I had to stop taking them. For about two years I could hardly get out of bed in the morning, I was suffering from severe depression and had absolutly no motivation to do anything. I had gotten tennis elbow and the doc put me on tramadol. Within a couple days not only did it help with the pain but I started feeling my depression lifting as well as my motivation. I told the doctor it was working great for my depression so he kept me on it. I take 150 mg a day. I no longer sleep all day and have even decided to go back to school. It helps with not only my motivation and depression it helps me concentrate. I love it! "

   
10

Elysium April 28, 2015

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For Chronic Pain: "I have had 3 major back surgeries and am totally fused. I have terrible joint pain in my right knee, neck, and back. Dr. put me on Tramadol 50mg 4xs daily. It does not work at all for me. It works like a 800mg dosage of Ibuprofen. Just makes my head a little foggy. But pain is still there, no relief. I also have major depression and anxiety, along with gastric problems. I also take seroquel for depression 150mg. Does nothing either. I fear I am not treatable and suffer greatly and don't know what to do."

   
4.0

Dr. "D" (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 27, 2015

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Ryzolt (tramadol) for Back Pain: "Reasonably effective against pain but capable of interfering with breathing. Makes it scary to go to sleep. I'd be very careful with this medicine at any but the absolute lowest doses."

   
7.0

Marcus99 (taken for less than 1 month) April 23, 2015

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For Pain: "I have been on tramadol for for years first giving to me for pain. It is an incredible pain medicine that gives me so much energy and makes my anxiety and occasional depression non existent, however, I have tried so many times to get off because I am now completely addicted. When I want to get off, even taper down enough to get off, I get the most horrible lightening zapping going thru my brain along with other withdrawals. It is an incredible drug for pain and depression BUT be careful if u stay on for a long period of time u will become a prisoner just like any other pain, depression medicine and the withdrawals are ugly."

   
9.0

prisoner April 23, 2015

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For Pain: "After taking Co-codamol 30/500 for ages a friend gave me a blister pack of tramadol 50mg. Good pain relief but made me go a little strange and talk nonsense to folk. "

   
7.0

oggie doughnuts April 20, 2015

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For Pain: "I'm taking it for Pain From Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. Wonderful medication aside from a little minor increase in agitation/irritability"

   
10

Aspie14 (taken for 1 to 2 years) April 14, 2015

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Ultram (tramadol) for Chronic Pain: "might as well be taking aspirin..low doses"

   
2.0

kittyennis (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 14, 2015

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For Chronic Pain: "Pain management physician will prescribe this, but not anything stronger. I have had degenerative disc disease for 17 years. I have had three back surgeries, without success. I have been on many medications in the past, with methadone working the best. I weened myself off methadone because of side effects several years ago. Physician's won't prescribe narcotics anymore because so many people abused them. Tramadol will take the edge off my intense pain, but not enough to be considered a success."

   
4.0

NewportNightmare (taken for 1 to 2 years) April 13, 2015

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For Pain: "Tramadol would MILDLY work for my back and knee pain for about a week and then stop. Oxycodone works best for me and hydrocodone is second. If it works for your pain, great but my experience is that it does nothing more than ibuprofen or other OTC pain relievers in the long run. The physical withdrawal from tramadol in my opinion is worse than hydrocodone or oxycodone due to the dual action it has on the brain."

   
6.0

jeeperinva April 11, 2015

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