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User Reviews for Tramadol

Also known as: ConZip, GenRx Tramadol, Larapam SR, Rybix, Rybix ODT, Ryzolt, Tramadol Hydrochloride ER, Tramahexal, Tramahexal SR, Tramal, Tramal SR, Tramedo, Ultram, Ultram ER, Ultram ODT, ...show all 18 brand names

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Depression 48 reviews 79 medications
   
9.5
Anxiety 39 reviews 63 medications
   
9.0
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 1 reviews 13 medications
   
8.7
Restless Legs Syndrome 65 reviews 15 medications
   
8.5
Vulvodynia 3 reviews 9 medications
   
8.3
Fibromyalgia 103 reviews 20 medications
   
7.4
Back Pain 116 reviews 178 medications
   
7.0
Pain 452 reviews 1071 medications
   
6.7
Chronic Pain 78 reviews 111 medications
   
6.0
Summary of Tramadol reviews 905 reviews 7.9

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For Chronic Pain: "I have been prescribed Tramadol 50mg tablets to be taken 2 tablets at once every 6 hours a day and have been on this medication for 3 months now. Suffering from chronic neck and head pain for 3 years with no final diagnosis except for maybe possible whiplash or stress related, I have not recieved any help from numerous physicans I constantly visited. After countless failed non-opioid pain medications and physical therapy sessions I was prescribed Tramadol a synthetic opiod pain medication. 1st month had full pain relief with no problems, 2nd month I developed a tolerance and had to take 2 every 4 hours, 3rd month I am getting little to no relief and stopped taking it, which has me in withdrawal and pain. I do not recommend Tramadol at all."

   
4.0

Tadeo (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 30, 2016

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For Depression: "Wonderful drug for depression with no weight gain. Had been on it for 12 months and then decided to wean off it - after 18 months it came back (I have suffered from depression since I was 6) Have now been back on it for 3 months and feel "normal" again and motivated. I have never been suicidal but I do lose interest in everything and lose my creativity. Sex drive at times is non existent but I force myself to masturbate (Yes - I am single) because if I don`t masturbate I get an awful ache in my testis so masturbating even just twice a day helps and also I was told it may prevent prostate cancer. To be honest though if losing my sex drive is the worst of it then I don`t care as I`m enjoying life again"

   
9.0

Pete the Shaman (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 26, 2016

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For Fibromyalgia: "I started taking Tramadol for chronic back pain 4 yrs ago. I noticed it helped my fibromyalgia right away many Dr's have told me that it doesn't work with fibromyalgia but my new pcp has me on 100mg ER 24hr for my fibromyalgia and it's working fine along with my gabapentin. Without the tramadol I can barely move it is my wonder drug . Withdrawls from it are intense ."

   
9.0

Dkellz (taken for 5 to 10 years) May 21, 2016

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For Depression: "Been on these pills for 3 yrs now. Started out for pain relief but soon discovered my depression fading fast. I take 200m xr in am and 200 at night also helps me wake up alot easier and happier. I went off them depression came back and suffered some withdrawals instantly aND geting oit of bed was a nighmare. Back on them life is great one major down fall is my sex drive these pills kill it but it's worth it cause I'm happier on these pills with less sex then lots of sex and not happy. Sacrifice I choose to make."

   
8.0

depression free bird (taken for 2 to 5 years) May 18, 2016

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For Pain: "I feel a need to give a personal warning against Tramadol. They are not kidding when they say it’s a STRONG drug. I had, to some degree still have, problems with bad general anxiety, and accompanying bad pains which were oddly un-located, sort of All Around. (I’ve only recently learned that this is not unusual and doctors can’t help apparently.) So I tried all kinds of different drugs from the Net. One which I felt made a difference was Tramadol. So I used it for several years, getting up to insane doses like six hundred mg daily, partly because it didn’t *really* help overall but only suppressed the pain for some hours and then it came back worse."

   
2.0

TheMind (taken for 5 to 10 years) May 16, 2016

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For Anxiety: "Recently we made big changes in our lives, which set off such a bad anxiety reaction! I have dealt with this on and off for years! I was already on Tramadol for RA and a bad back. I have been on Xanax and was put on other popular anxiety meds, but always noticed how calm my Tramadol made me. I stopped the new meds as they did not do much! If it wasn't for my Tramadol I don't know what I would do. I wish doctors would research this so it be subscribed for anxiety!"

   
10

Che624 (taken for 2 to 5 years) May 16, 2016

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For Depression: "I was prescribed Tramadol for depression a year ago (50 mg, 3x day). I felt like I had the flu so I stopped after 3 days. About 1 1/2 months ago I started to take it again (only 1- 50 mg per day in AM). I currently take adderrall and xanax as they are the only meds that help my depression /anxiety without the terrible side effects. Since on Tramadol I have been more motivated and productive then I can ever remember! I stopped for a couple days and experienced the flu like symptoms again, but I have gone back again on a regular daily schedule. Not sure if I should up the dosage to 100 mg but this has been the best med for me, and I've taken many. Definetly a life changer and I'm optimist about the future for the 1st time in my life."

   
10

Roarski (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 14, 2016

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I am 25 and stuggle with RLS it is horrible! I'm always tired barely sleep and am down alot due to lack of sleep. When I finish work I can't relax or unwind. I have tried everything! Tramadol are the ONLY thing that work for hours (A bath can last about 20 mins) They relax me and after about half an hour or so I dont have that horrible feeling in my legs. If you have RLS try this it works wonders for me"

   
10

Macsi (taken for less than 1 month) May 13, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I take 2 50 mg of tramadol at 4 PM for backaches,thought they would be like an aspirin but wow no pain in the evenings! and I realize I have a calm mind not wasted or anything just a feeling of calm,can stand up right away without pain in my lower back and I only need tramadol during the middle of the weekTuesday to Thursday or Wednesday to Friday,if you don't want to be a druggie use tramadol."

   
10

Anonymous May 6, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I am a stage 3 prostate cancer survivor. The disease and it's treatments have devastated my quality of life. I was prescribed Tramadol about a year after my diagnosis,and I found it was incredible for dealing with the anxiety and depression I was feeling. My new family practitioner is refusing to renew my prescription, citing "narcotic abuse". I don't know what I'll do now."

Mitch 5742 May 6, 2016

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For Pain: "I've been taking Tramadol-acetaminophen 37.5-325 for about 4 months now. I have back issues. Right now I have pain running down my legs and am waiting for it to kick in. I have never noticed any kind of side effects whatsoever. Tried taking one in the beginning & felt nothing. I take 2 at bedtime. It takes the edge off & makes me comfortable. Last night I was so miserable and what a relief I felt after taking it. I have to figure out how I can get more. I'm not sure how it works. Regular doctor told me he can't prescribe it to me and it has to be through pain management. But I'm not currently going to a pain management doctor at the moment because nothing I've tried has helped. This is the only thing that's given me some relief."

Mrs.W (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 5, 2016

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For Back Pain: "I was in a car accident 5 years ago and was prescribed Tramadol for my chronic back pain. For 2 years I was on dozens of other medications and Tramadol was the only medication that worked. I took 50 mg 2 times per day. Well 5 years later and I decided to quit the drug. I tapered off the drug myself. I decreased each day by 25 mg. it took 2 weeks but I did it. I can't believe it. There were some nights when I would get jittery but I took amitryptiline to help me sleep. I feel amazing now. so much better. I have my energy back and I take Tylenol for pain."

   
8.0

LucyGirl83 May 1, 2016

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For Back Pain: "Severe, chronic pain with Fractuted L3 veterbrae. Given to me for pain relief which caused SEVERE INCREASE OVER AN ABOVE CHRONIC PAIN. It did NOTHNG to curtail severe pain which added to chronic of 40 yrs duration and caused disruption of an entire medical unit. Causing AMA discharge to spare other pts!"

   
1.0

Nurseypoo67 (taken for less than 1 month) April 20, 2016

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For Pain: "I was prescribed tramadol for my migraine headaches because the normal migraine meds haven't worked for me. Tramadol works well for the pain and doesn't give me the narcotic "haze" so I can still function."

   
8.0

Lithh (taken for 1 to 2 years) April 19, 2016

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For Pain: "I was prescribed this drug after tearing some ligaments in my shoulder. I experienced little to no relief of the pain while on this drug. The side effects are real though and just made me feel worse. I have intense back pain and sinus infection like symptoms that only surfaced after my second day on the drug. my lower back aches and my eyes hurt while I experience nausea as well. In my opinion this drug does more harm than relief."

   
1.0

Unsatisfied Recipient (taken for less than 1 month) April 15, 2016

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For Depression: "I was facing several months of on and of depression since being forced to move. I had and have no one to communicate with anymore. The loneliness made me realize how empty my life is and see no purpose in anything. I lost all motivation. The greater issue was that I was starting to feel like this everyday and started pondering suicide. I decided ro try Tramadol since it was available to me. I took 100 mg to test it and I felt normal again (able to feel pleasure and then some). The experience was amazing and it gave my social confidence I was lacking. As the Tramadol wore off I was able to speak in a debate group without issue (I usually get nervous and lose track) and it was noticed. I alI'v"

   
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Miguel Santos April 15, 2016

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For Chronic Pain: "I take tramadol for RA.Early on I would take too many in an 8 hr shift as a CNA and find no relief. After a re evaluation of meds my pain is moderate to severe deepening on what I've done that day. Otherwise I'm finding my use of tramadol is to keep withdrawals at bay...They are HARSH. More noticeable when I'm trying to sleep. I get extremely tired there is no fighting the urge- except when you try to sleep, Uncontrollable yawning, my whole body becomes HOT, sleep is not an option. Uncontrollable jerking of my arms and legs. Pains in my head, unbelievable gas. Did I mention how hot I get like I'm in an oven. Sensitivity to cool air, like your nerves are exposed, but your hot at the same time.. Down to 2 to 4 a day tho."

   
7.0

stay informed (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 15, 2016

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For Pain: "I was on Oxycontin-240mg a day endone 50-70mg a day and tramadol 400mg a day. It was very hard to get off the Oxys, the endone wasnt that hard and tramadol was easy. But I got put on Zaldiar and taken off tramadol and the endones with little annoyance. Now I take just the zaldiar and I find it helps ( I see alot of people stating it made them tired and sick but not for me) I dont find any withdrawal if I dont have it for a day or two or 3 even. The only thing I notice is a little restlessness which is more like boredom then uncomfortable. I had a bigger addiction with other medicine I had to take from an injury and some days/nights I would curl up in a ball and white knuckle it. Not with this nor do i get tired it really helps me"

   
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Mattchu013 April 14, 2016

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For Pain: "One pill makes me sick more than 24 hours regardless of diet and is generally ineffective for pain. Nausea and lack of pain relief was so bad, had to get something that does not cause debilitating nausea, pain relief was not noticeable at all."

   
1.0

Madammim April 12, 2016

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I have RLS and my legs really hurts at night, even at days but not as much. my wifes mother Gave me a Tramadol that she use fore her back pain, i sleep like a baby, i fall a sleep really Quick and have a really nice sleep, when i dont take it i cant sleep at night. 100mg to 200mg will do it."

   
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Hassan fylli April 9, 2016

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Tramadol Hydrochloride ER (tramadol) for Chronic Pain: "I was taking 50 mg. of Tramadol 3/day for a total of 150 mg daily with no problem for over 10 years. My new doctor became nervous about prescribing a 3-month supply (270 pills), and switched me over to the 200 mg. Extended-Release formula. I tried it for 2 weeks, and it doesn't work, so I started supplementing it with either Advil or Tylenol. This is definitely not good. I'm now taking a higher dose of Tramadol but have to take additional drugs."

   
1.0

Scully12 (taken for 10 years or more) April 8, 2016

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "Sleep deprivation from RLS was becoming unbearable. One 100mg Transform 2-3 hours before bed and I slept like a baby for 4 months. Now my bigger concern us am I hooked on this? I stopped cold turkey a week ago and it's finally out of my system but the withdrawal symptoms were horrible at night. Now I am back to sleepless nights and sluggish days. I would get back on it in a heartbeat so I could sleep but am going to ask my doctor about non opioid first."

   
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MJ Dallas April 8, 2016

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Ultram ODT (tramadol) for Chronic Pain: "I use ultram/Tramadol 50 mg for breakthrough pain usually. Normally in that capacity they work okay. Prefer them to having to use a second opioid that makes me drowsy or more constipated. Right now it has become my only pain med, and taking max dose of 150/8 hrs is a joke. If you have real pain long term I find a common opinion among chronic pain sufferers that this is true."

   
5.0

Ibzanne (taken for 10 years or more) April 7, 2016

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For Pain: "I used tramadol to ease the pain from my bladder infection. I took it with ibuprofen and it helped significantly. The main side effect of this medication was how tired it made me. I could not keep my eyes open for more than an hour for the two days I took this. One time, I took a 7 hour nap from this pill. I do not recommend using this if you have to drive. It's very dangerous."

   
7.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) April 7, 2016

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For Back Pain: "Seems to work well I use minimum 50 MG a day"

   
8.0

Know it all (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 6, 2016

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