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Review by FibroChick16-20 (taken for 2 to 5 years):
tramadol for Fibromyalgia: I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia during my junior year of high school when I was 16 years old. I am now 20. Since then I have been on every medication imaginable, seriously no joke. The one medicine that never failed me and always helped with managing my pain was tramadol. I live by it, especially during the winter months. I have been on Lyrica and it worked but on doses above 100mg you gain an extreme amount of weight very quickly, I went from 160 to 210lbs due to it. However, I recommend gabapentin if you need another pain medicine that is a nerve relaxant and that helped a bit with the pain.
tramadol for Restless Legs Syndrome: I really had been suffering this complex and less studied disorder which can seriously affect your efficacy. Fortunately I shifted to a country were no good COX-2 inhibitors were available for my on and off back pain so I was given tramadol 50mg twice daily. Once I took a cap after 2 hours I find my legs quite fine and sensation free, which I used to have for a decade on and off
Ultram (tramadol) for Chronic Pain: Tramadol works as expected. It does just enough so I can remain functional without stepping up to stronger painkillers. Tramadol only works for me if I take the doses consistently. When I first started taking Tramadol it took about a week for the medicine to be fully effective.
tramadol for Fibromyalgia: I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia 2 days ago and prescribed Tramadol at that time. I have already noticed that I have more energy, am thinking more clearly and am able to concentrate better. I experienced some flushing in the chest and face, but no itching or burning. I have noticed an odd feeling at night-I take Seroquel to sleep-but nothing negative. I woke up this morning with very little pain and felt rested for the first time in over 15-years! I feel younger and more energetic than my 37 years. These side-effects are minor and so far I am happy with the medication AND my doctor!
Ultram (tramadol) for Pain: I have taken ultram for years on and off. I HATE IT.it was made only to take the edge off. I have fibrmyalgia,statica caused by Lipoma caused. By sitting on my static nerve, arthritis, .neuropathy,endometreosis. And bipolar disorder ultram almost. Caused me to commit suicide it reacted so bad with my Paxil for bipolar.it is the worst pain drug ever made.if it works for u great but it didn't work and created all sorts of problems. BEWARE! !!!!!
tramadol for Chronic Pain: I'm lucky. I got Tramadol 150mg (super strong) after breaking my tibia. With an external fixer, some nights are trouble free, others I don't sleep at all for the chronic pain. The only effective pain relief til now has been the Tramadol. I only use them when nothing else works, and nothing else works, quite like Tramadol. Luckily I don't suffer from too many side effects (except drowsiness) But 150mg is a strong dose, knocks me right out. some people also need antiemetics to tolerate them as they commonly cause nausea. As far as I know, Tramadol is one level down from morphine in the treatment of chronic pain.
Review by vermaelen (taken for less than 1 month):
tramadol for Anxiety: I've been suffering from Social anxiety disorder for years since I was 10 years old, I'm 24 now. As I got older I have been experiencing very perturbing intrusive thoughts, which I never had experienced before. Tramadol actually totally diminished them intrusive thoughts and additionally, I'm on Mirtazapine so they're effectively beneficial.
tramadol for Restless Legs Syndrome: I have been on Tramadol for eight years now and could not function without it. I have uncontrollable movement sometimes all day long if I don't medicate starting when I wake up each day. Presently I have to take the threshold amount of 400mg each day and now I need to take more to control the symptoms but I don't care because it works. I was taking gabapentin as well but it makes me dizzy, gives headaches, and can't stay awake. Prefer tramadol. Worried what I will do when it won't work any longer because of the volume I need to take for effects. My restless legs syndrome is so severe I couldn't live or want to live without a prescription to control it. Such a feeling of nerve pain it is intolerable.
Review by Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
tramadol for Pain: I am prescribed this for chronic neck/shoulder pain. My doctor gave me this instead of a straight narcotic, Tramadol 50mg tabs 2 or as needed 3 x a day.
I also take Lexapro 25mg 1xday. Just using Lexapro erased my depression symptoms, after starting tramadol. I find I am hugely motivated at work, I have a fairly physical job and it can be draining but with this not only is the pain controlled my mood is "Mr. work". It really makes me more productive and happy able to get up in the morning without the hangover of Percocet. Much more alert and able to tackle heavy work that guys 15 years younger whine about.
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tramadol for Pain: I have been taking tramadol for about 4 months. A few months ago I was diagnosed with Connective Tissue Disorder. I was given 800mg of Ibuprofen and 50mg of Tramadol. I was to take 1 pill every 6 hours. Most of the time I would take it once a day. I have been off tramadol for about 3 days, and the worst part is restless legs syndrome. Right now I am taking NyQuil so I can get some sleep. If it wasn't for the restless legs syndrome, the withdrawal process wouldn't be a problem. I have a doctors appointment in a few days, so I should be okay once I am back on my medicines.
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Ultram (tramadol) for Chronic Pain: Takes care of my chronic knee pain. Due to cancer, I am not a candidate for a replacement at this time, though I am need of them. Tramadol keeps me from suffering. I usually take 2 daily, prescription is for 4 daily. I up it to three if I have a day where I am very active. Everything has side effects and I can live with Tramadol. I like that I can drive and go to work while taking it.
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tramadol for Pain: I've been taking tramadol for 6 years to help with my neuropathy. It does work great for me, but the trick is you have to take it before the pain gets really bad. I found in MY experience that it does not work well for tooth aches, migraines or any other acute pain.
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tramadol for Pain: I suffer from atypical trigeminal neuralgia after a wisdom tooth removal. I have been on the same dose of tramadol and tapentadol for 2 years with no development of tolerance and limited gastrointestinal side effects. Excellent regimen from an excellent doctor.
tramadol for Back Pain: I think my review could be helpful to some. Recently I had a severe issue with my back. I was prescribed 2 things at 2 different times: Lortab 7.5 and tramadol 50 mg. At first I took the (opiate) Lortab only to relieve pain. Anyhow, I knew I'd run out of them eventually, and I did. Today the expected withdrawal began: rebound pain, tense & achy legs, bad stomach and weakness. Typical opiate withdrawal. I worked all day like that. Tonight I decided to take a tramadol, to see if it'd relieve the yucky withdrawal. WOW! After 1 hour I feel like a totally new person. An amazing change. It works better than I expected. Like all medicines, you're a fool if you take more than prescribed.
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Ultram (tramadol) for Back Pain: I took two tramadol and had the best night's sleep for longer than I can remember. I have chronic back pain I got from from when I was younger where I was in a tournament fight. I am 40 now with a kid and working 50 plus hours per week (mostly sitting down). I have taken everything and been in physical therapy and nothing seems to work. I hate being in a fog of the other narcotics. I want to enjoy my life and my family not be oblivious to it. This is amazing. I don't want side effects so I'll keep it to a minimum.
37 users found this comment helpful.
Ultram ODT (tramadol) for Chronic Pain: I have the same problem (among others) and I was at a level 9, and 3 x 50mg tablets daily has taken me to a level 2. I have no side effects to speak of. Works great for me!
12 users found this comment helpful.
Review by LongTimeRLSer (taken for less than 1 month):
tramadol for Restless Legs Syndrome: I've been on everything to control my restless legs syndrome- most recently switched from 2mg of ropinirole (Requip) to 50mg tramadol. So far so good - the Requip had worked well for the restless legs syndrome, but left me feeling nauseous and just kind of icky all the time, and I never felt clear-headed the next day. So far, I've awakened feeling much more refreshed with the tramadol, but I don't believe the 50mg dose will be adequate, as I've woken up each night around 3 am with symptoms. For the past few nights I've dosed at 100mg and have slept great. Good stuff.
tramadol for Chronic Pain: I have severe endometriosis, frequent ovarian cysts, pain from Crohn's, as well as some unexplained abdominal pain. I've been dealing with this for close to 5 years and have been in and out of the ER, seeing doctors weekly, missing work and just had an overall poor life due to all the pain. I've been put on every narcotic pain medication out there and still was having pain, it seemed like nothing would touch it. My doctor suggested getting a hysterectomy and I was devastated because I was only 25 without children. His one last attempt was tramadol. It is a miracle for me. I was so happy that I found this and my quality of life has improved 100 fold.
Ultram (tramadol) for Chronic Pain: I have been taking Tramadol for a while for endometriosis. It works okay. It makes me extremely restless though and after about 8 hrs I get really nauseated and end up vomiting. It does help with the pain though. Not completely.
tramadol for Anxiety: I have had pretty bad anxiety over the past 5 years, had occasional panic attacks and trouble leaving my comfort zone. I was on Lexapro, which did nothing but make me fat. I also have a bulged disc and was prescribed this in lieu of stronger opiates like Vicodin and Percocet. To me this medicine is a miracle. I am happy always, never anxious, and never feel uncomfortable, even when I am doing things I don't enjoy.
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tramadol for Chronic Pain: I have venous insufficency in my legs. I take 50 mg. twice a day. Tramadol makes it so I can be on my feet. Otherwise my legs and feet ache so badly! If I miss a dose I'm achey. This medicine is amazing. And you don't feel weird on it. I dread the thought of not having it, pain makes me feel so weary.
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