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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Review by Cattaz49:

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10

For Chronic Pain: This medicine works wonders on Fibromyalgia. Especially the burning nerve pain and nagging throbbing pain.

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September 11, 2014 4:00 PM

Review by El guapo!:

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9.0

For Pain: I have been taking tramadol for four years, it works for me! Sometimes I want to get off tramadol, not because it doesn't work, but because I don't want to have a medicine at all. On the other hand I came to the conclusion I need to support my family; and tramadol does not upset my stomach, I was diagnosed with sciatica, a tear and tendonitis, very painful. Tramadol doesn't take away completely my pain, but I can work without side effects for me. I was on Mobic, it is good, but unfortunately it affects my stomach, it makes me constipated. So I am going to stay with one medication until there is a better one, so far tramadol is the winner for me!

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September 6, 2014 1:34 PM

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

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1.0

For Pain: My doctor placed me on this medication due to severe chest pain, from the moment I took this medication I've had all the Severe side effects you could have with tramadol. All and all this medication didn't work wonders for me.

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September 5, 2014 10:05 PM

Review by Working man (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

For Anxiety: Tramadol isn't too good for pain (although that's what it's indicated for), instead I find it to be a decent anxiolytic & anti-depressant. To fully appreciate tramadol though you need to understand the medicine. The first 3 hours gives a 'mental lift', cheerful and fear-free, then, after that, tramadol's opioid metabolite takes over - rendering one very calm and (often) sleepy. It's at this 3-4 hour 'second stage' where you can sleep quite good on tramadol. But again, to summarize, you need to take tramadol for a couple days straight in order to fully appreciate the way it behaves. An acquired taste.

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September 2, 2014 8:13 PM

Review by Tima33 (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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8.0

For Back Pain: Didn't notice at first but over time definitely saw an improvement with back pain.

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August 31, 2014 9:08 PM

Review by sijii (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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7.0

For Chronic Pain: I have been taking Tramadol (50mg) for several years. It was prescriped by my PCP for moderately severe osteoarthritis. Am unable to tolerate NSAIDs. I also have Norco (10/325 hyrocodone/acetamphine) as a back up. I experience chronic low level pain which I deal with through exercise and acupuncture and use Tramadol if it worsens - so I do not take daily and have never experienced any withdrawal symptoms as some people have mentioned. For what I use it for, it works fairly well and I have no side effects. But the notion that it is not addictive is false and as of August 2014 has been re-classed as a Schedule IV. In terms of acute pain, I do not find it nearly as effective as Norco but I only need that 1x or 2x a month.

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August 24, 2014 4:48 PM

Review by GA Girl:

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1.0

Ultram (tramadol) for Pain: I received this medication through my PCP for horrendous arthritis pain. This medicine is a joke! Like taking baby aspirin!

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August 22, 2014 10:59 AM

Review by bill78 (taken for less than 1 month):

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1.0

For Pain: I was prescribed tramadol for a torn rotator cuff and bursal tear in my right shoulder and another tear in my left. I can say it helps a little with nerve pain and it did help my mood if I was doing absolutely nothing at all. In short this medication was not worth the trip to the doctor for my circumstance. Happy that it does work for many people. I was also given Ultram extended release at another time which made me sick and gave me insomnia. I was crying in pain at the doctor's office door before they opened with no sleep and ready to puke. This was my worst experience with any medication in my life.

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August 11, 2014 7:11 PM

Review by shepppy:

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10

Ultram (tramadol) for Back Pain: I have had a degenerative disk for almost 10 years, and have taken Ultram for the past year and a half. For almost 8 years, due to no insurance, I took nothing and lived with the pain. No narcotic such as hydrocodone has ever touched the pain, but Ultram completely eradicates the pain! It helps my mood and I'm able to work long hours with no pain. As of July 1, 2014 it is a schedule 4 narcotic and now I'm unsure whether I'll be able to get the dosage I need.

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August 8, 2014 12:02 PM

Review by OA pain (taken for less than 1 month):

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9.0

For Pain: Just recently prescribed Tramadol 50 mg and it has been the miracle medicine for my osteoarthritis pain. The very first dose & I was able to move without any issues. I am only 42 yrs old and fear being crippled due to this nasty disease. I am hoping this medicine will continue to work for me. Hydrocodone 5-325 just wasn't cutting it for me anymore, needed something stronger as the pain was getting truly unbearable. I would recommend others to try it. I've read a lot of reviews and have seen mixed reviews but for the most part others are happy with the results like myself.

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August 1, 2014 1:45 PM

Review by D Bubbe:

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10

For Fibromyalgia: I prescribe Tramadol for patients, for some it does not work because you must have the enzyme to convert it. For the people who have the converting protein it is a wonder medicine. For many with fibromyalgia & chronic pain it works well and allows them to continue working & activities. For all medications there are reasonable limits to the amount used, and precautions for some when tapering and discontinuing. With Tramadol slowly taper and discontinue, do not stop cold turkey. I found Tramadol to be effective with 1 or 2 tablets (50 mg) a day, occasionally on a severe pain day I must take up to 200 mg in 24 hrs. 4 days a wk I only take 1 tab!

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July 31, 2014 4:44 PM

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

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10

For Depression: I have been using tramadol with alprazolam for the past 2 years. I take only one 50 mg tablet with one 0.5 mg alprazolam in the morning and I rarely take more (may be once a month I take 2). This combination was my savior. Because of it, I am doing very good in my business. I stop taking it sometimes and I do not have any withdrawal symptoms at all except for the bad mood and fatigue. I am moving to Germany soon and I am worried that I will not be able to get this medicine there.

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July 31, 2014 9:15 AM

Review by xanam (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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10

For Chronic Pain: I have Temporomandibular joint disorder which is Chronic and very painful. I asked the doctor for something for pain and he wrote tramadol. It has been very helpful more so than hydrocodone. I recommend it to anyone. The only negative side effect I've experienced is slight constipation.

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July 29, 2014 2:54 AM

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

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