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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 Back Pain: "I have been take tramadol, for back pain and it also works for anxiety, but doctors seem to believe it's not for anxiety or depression. Because of the opiate that's in it, but it works 10 times better than any anti anxiety pill I have taken."

   
10

Ms.worywart August 24, 2015

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For Pain: "I was in a car accident in 2014 I had 1 surgery but need another one, I can not afford to be off work right now so I went to a pain dr who first gave me the shots which only gave me relief for 2 days then he gave me tramadol, and it is a joke I took 250 mg with in 1 hr and it only gave me slight pain relief, the dr wanted me to take 100 mg every 8 hrs, that is a joke, I am calling him tomorrow and telling him this stuff DOES NOT WORK...what is made of?"

   
1.0

mary louise sargent August 23, 2015

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For Chronic Pain: "Dangerous addicting drug with strong side effects on and coming off. Just because it's synthetic does not mean it's like an opiate! It affects serotonin and will cause problems getting off it in terms of mood and nervous system reactions as wells as muscle pain increased who coming off."

   
1.0

Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 23, 2015

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For Back Pain: "Ok"

   
6.0

Anonymous August 19, 2015

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For Fibromyalgia: "My doctor put me on this for a nerve condition which typically leaves me in dull pain, with occasional fierce spikes in pain. He noted that it is a "very powerful painkiller" so be careful. I took one, waited an hour or so, nothing. Took the second one, and again now almost 3 hours later I feel 100% the same, the pain has not been reduced at all. I took 1 200mg advil, and felt a minor amount of relief, so this is about the power of maybe a baby aspirin. Hardly a "powerful painkiller. I thought maybe it was just me, but after some research I see I am not alone. I think this medicine is nothing short of pharmaceutical grade snake oil. I will be going back to my doctor to rid this hoax in a bottle."

   
1.0

Zippy77 August 18, 2015

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For Chronic Pain: "I have used tramedo for over a year now and can honestly say it has helped me get my life back. I suffer from chronic back pain which restricted me everyday. Even just to walk round the shops in pain. I was warned about the side effects and stayed in bed ready for them. Yes I talked rubbish. Had sweats. Knocked me out and made me feel nauseous but I stuck with it and after 3 days I began to feel better and could feel a relief in my back. I am so grateful I actually have found a good Dr who prescribed me tramedo sr 150 mg twice a day. For me it had worked and I even went back to full time work. Very happy . I do stick to the same brand I did get a different brand from another chemist and they did nothing I was in pain all day ."

   
10

Nannypammie August 17, 2015

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For Pain: "My experience with this drug is not a good one. I was taking tramadol for years and every few months had to up the dose. When I would run out because my body became use to drug I would take more and more to help with my joint pain. I would take 4 50 MG at a time 3 times a day. Which is not okay and experienced horrible side effects. I now have seizures at night and have been off the medicine for a while. The shakiness and nausea from not having the medication is sometimes unbearable. I also have tremors and moodiness as well as a zapping feeling in my brain. I would call this drug the devil. When you come off of it your pain is ten times worse than it was before. It's like it mimics the pain. It is very addictive and would not recommend it"

   
1.0

Ample August 16, 2015

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For Back Pain: "I've been on this for one week and only taking as needed bc after 4 hours or so I'm in a coma! And I have to take halves or I feel high for close to 12 hrs. I'm very sensitive to medication so my experience may not be typical but overall I'd say it helps me function. I have 3 slipped discs from a wreck 3 years ago and I do hair for a living. I need to be able to move all day. Good medicine I just wish it didn't make me so tired"

Heather Rene (taken for less than 1 month) August 14, 2015

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For Chronic Pain: "I take it for severe lower back pain. I have to take the maximum dose of 400 mg a day and you must take it on a regular basis every four hours and you may not feel the full effect unless you've been taking it consistently. I am 50 years old very active and travel often the only side effect that I have is constipation if I don't take it on time my body tells me because then the pain reoccurs within 10 minutes of taking tramadol I feel fine"

   
10

Severe back pain (taken for 1 to 2 years) August 12, 2015

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Ultram (tramadol) for Chronic Pain: "This did not do anything helpful for me. I tried it for 2 weeks as an opiate substitute after intermedulliary nailing. (This surgery always has a Very painful and long recovery) I was given this by my surgeon because it was supposed to be less addictive. After two weeks I decided to taper off it. This produced HORRID withdrawals. They were far different and more severe than stopping the opioids which I was over in one day. Don't take this med! If a dr tells you it won't cause withdrawals don't believe it. Opioid worked during my surgical recovery and were no prob to taper off then quit."

   
1.0

1234BoneRepaired August 10, 2015

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Ultram (tramadol) for Chronic Pain: "I suffer from chronic back pain due to lumbar spinal decay and facet joint arthrosis. I have been taking tramadol (50mg) for quite some time. I know what the pain feels like when I don't take it (excruciating!) and taking it regularly - 3 to 4 times a day - along with others allows, me to function reasonably normally. I get a dry mouth at times and this is expected. I couldn't live without it."

   
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bobalob (taken for 10 years or more) August 9, 2015

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For Fibromyalgia: "I have had fibromyalgia since childhood and it has been a real battle trying to find a medication that worked for the pain. If I only take one tramadol and the pain goes down quite a bit to where I'm comfortable. When I have an increase in pain then I need two and usually have to take a nap as my fatigue gets the better of me. The tramadol works great."

   
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angelwhyspers (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 8, 2015

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For Back Pain: "I suffer from chronic back pain due to scoliosis and I've been on tramadol for about almost a year and the pain has subsided it's tolerable I would recommend it to anyone I also take it with a NSAID but it is worked wonders for me also I was curious to know if it causes the the withdrawals"

brookscr (taken for 1 to 2 years) August 7, 2015

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For Fibromyalgia: "I have had fibermyalgia for my whole life. How I managed to have a full career and raise children, I only owe to eating Tylenol and aspirins like candy day and night over all those years. Of course I was still in pain and couldn't sleep because the pain would keep me awake. My family physician doesn't even believe this disease exists. He was upset my rehumatologist prescribed Tramadol for the pain and told me to discontinue it. Tramadol 50 mg is the only reason I am pain free most of each day. I finally feel like I have a life back. Doctors who have Never experienced this type of chronic pain, do not know what a godsend Tramadol is for chronic suffers"

   
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Shirl m August 7, 2015

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For Chronic Pain: "It works. I have back pain needing surgery, and have had 7 stomach surgeries. IT WORKS! No side effects, lasts about 5 hours. No complaints."

   
9.0

mikeubyfield (taken for 1 to 2 years) August 6, 2015

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For Pain: "Tramadol are trash! They DO NOT WORK! I suffer with pain from chronic kidney stones and end up in the hospital often. And was given these. I am so pissed for having to pay for something that does not work. They do not care about my pain and just think that everyone is a drug abuser. I was on the yellow vicodin that worked fine for my pain and never had gotten addicted to them. Then these idiot doctors had to go and fix what wasn't broken."

   
1.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) August 1, 2015

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For Chronic Pain: "I was suppose to take 2 x 50 mg tabs at bedtime. I did and I had horrible racing heart, nausea and vomiting and then a mild headache. Last night I just took one and had no problems. It didn't get rid of all pain but enough to be able to get some sleep. I'm not using it everyday."

   
6.0

trouts July 26, 2015

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For Pain: "CAUTION! Used tramadol 50 mg for back pain. Started with 1 tab couple of days/wk, eventually up to a tab/day, finally tab/day and 2 tabs/day a couple days/week. Withdrawal would kick in about 18-24 hrs after last dose. Lethargy, tired, felt like the flu. Took tab, w/in an hour felt great. Read about this as potential problem, began to wean myself off. Took several months. Every step down resulted in above withdrawal symptoms (but worse), and the most horrible part was the restless body (RLS, but all over) at night when trying to sleep. Felt ready to explode. After taking 1/4 tab/day for weeks, used some leftover partial valium tabs to finally break free from tramadol. Avoid tramadol if at all possible - withdrawal is absolutely horrible."

   
8.0

jimbo1961 (taken for 1 to 2 years) July 25, 2015

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For Chronic Pain: "I've been on Tramadol for 5 years after surgery in my knee. I now have Tendinitis in my right shoulder that I take it for. I take 50 mg 3x day. It really helps with the pain. I don't like that it constipates you. I experience sweating at times. But the pain is very manageable."

   
6.0

Life is too short! July 24, 2015

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For Chronic Pain: "Tramadol was given to me in the Emergency room of my local hospital due to chronic back pain. I haven't been diagnosed with anything in particular yet, however this has helped ease off the pain.I was given a prescription of 20mg and it also has helped with my depression. Today actually, was a bad day and I decided upon myself to take two 20 mg pills and I really don't feel anything. The day has flown by at work and I just feel more focused."

   
7.0

Ashley Bars July 24, 2015

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For Back Pain: "5 and 1/2 years on Tramadol and I was suddenly falling, walking jerkily, imbalanced, vomiting and diarrhea without warning. I am still diapered but I spent 2 months using a walker. Meanwhile, my hands became pins and needles, now I have parasthesia up to my bicep on both arms. It feels like my hands are soapy or I'm wearing sandpaper gloves past my elbows. My vision is blurry and I can't hold onto anything without dropping it. Did I mention the itching? I frequently bathe in oatmeal and claw my arms. My feet are numb as well. I know how depressing chronic pain is and I have chronic abdominal pain."

   
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Katiedid893 (taken for 5 to 10 years) July 23, 2015

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For Chronic Pain: "Given this a few years ago for pain. Dosage had to be increased to keep effect. Wasn't providing the relief as in beginning. Then to 300mg a day after 2 years and I decided I wasn't benefitting from it. Took myself off by slowly reducing dosage over two months. What a NIGHTMARE, chills, twitches CRAVING for it. For 4 MONTHS I was getting what I describe as electrical BRAIN ZAPS as I turned my head to look at something. When my head turned my brain would do a slide show with electrical zaps trying to catch up. It was a MONSTEROUS FEELING of no longer being in control. 4 months of agony and all I had to do to stop it was to just take a pill but no way on earth was I going to throw away more 4 months. It is addictive! I know from my experience."

   
1.0

WITHDRAWEL IS HELL (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 23, 2015

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Ultram (tramadol) for Chronic Pain: "I have chronic pain in my muscles and joints. Diagnosed as unspecified auto immune. Hla-b27 positive. My uncle suffered from anyklosing spondylitis.I have suffered all symptoms except crohns disease and spinal fusion."

   
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Kellhell1 (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 22, 2015

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Ultram (tramadol) for Chronic Pain: "I started ultram a little over a month ago and am impressed with the lack of side effects. I also noticed it helps with my moods..maybe having less pain just makes me happier. Ive had spinal injections and am using ultram to hold me over until I get my next set. I do take it every 4-6 hours"

   
8.0

My zing July 22, 2015

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For Depression: "Thumbs up! I was prescribed Tram for abdominal pain, and in the process of taking once daily, 50mg, I realized that my energy is boosted, my mood is elevated, and I felt 10 to 15 years younger. I also observed more creativity and a heightened sense of wellbeing. Must be the serotonin higher levels."

   
9.0

soleto22 July 17, 2015

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