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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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Depression 30 reviews 75 medications
   
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Anxiety 24 reviews 61 medications
   
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 1 reviews 13 medications
   
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Restless Legs Syndrome 54 reviews 15 medications
   
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For Back Pain: "For a few years this drug really worked well. Not many side effects but you must be aware of the constipation! It can be severe. If I had not developed nerve problems - in my back, I think tramadol would have been enough. I have ended up in dreadful pain in my back - at this time in my life and I'm going to replace tramadol with a step 3 medication."

   
8.0

JakeLondon July 3, 2015

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For Back Pain: "This drug has helped me for 3 yrs after 3 athroscopic knee surgeries and finally a total replacment ( 5 yr period) getting off the vicoden was horrible! know I have been though 1 neck fusion, 3 back surgeries ending with a fusion. I have sever arthritise in my back. The tramadol helps me to be able to resume my life some what, with out the agonizing pain that I live with. I take 50 mgs 4x a day. I do not feel as if I need my dosage uped after this long. Iseem to do just fine. I can have my grandchilderen, work in my garden, and do genral houshold chores. In general I can continue a fairly normal life."

   
10

Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years) June 30, 2015

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For Depression: "Like many of the reviewers here I discovered the benefits of the medicine for depression by accident. It had been prescribed for back pain after I hurt by back lifting a heavy bag out of the car trunk at the airport. Yes, it helped in a with the back pain from the injury but it totally destroyed my depression immediately. It works in less than 1 hour and you will feel uplifted and hopeful .If you suffer from depression talk with your Dr. about Tramadol. Plain and simple...it works and works fast. No kidding this is a depression killer."

   
10

Wonder Drug ! (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 26, 2015

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For Depression: "I can't believe the difference tramadol has made in lifting my mood. I began tramadol for body aches and realized the mood elevation that accompanied it. I take 3 50 mg tablets per day and have had no need to increase the amount. I feel motivated and have energy probably the way most non depressed people do. I used to abuse alcohol and smoke excessively, but now have absolutely no desire to self-destruct. I am more successful and productive in my career and I believe this pill has given me my life back."

   
10

Sunnydays73 June 24, 2015

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For Back Pain: "It is interesting to read all of the diverse reports concerning this drug. Some would not recommend it, while others have benefited from it completely. As for me, I am of the latter category.....for it has helped me countless times in relieving the back pain and depression. It is truly my "happy pill".....for which I am thankful."

   
10

D-Man55 (taken for 2 to 5 years) June 22, 2015

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For Pain: "After two bunion and hammertoe surgeries this worked like a charm! Much better than Percocet because I wasn't loopy and it does not cause stomach upset!"

   
10

Bria2 June 19, 2015

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For Pain: "Cheap and didn't even touch the pain. Waste of hope for relief. OTC pain meds worked better than a months supply of this. You can have it!"

   
1.0

Kbtexas June 18, 2015

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For Back Pain: "I have lower back pain due to spondylosisthesis. (Disk between LV4 and LV5 moving forward and putting pressure on nerves in spinal column) Tramadol works ike a narcotic, it can cause extreme nausea if never used before. Unfortunately, a tolerance develops very fast; at first, 100mg would kill my back pain completely. But over two years time, i need about 300 to 400 mg twice a day, with an NSAID booster. The injections my doctor gives me in my knees and spine are very effective in restoring lost flexibility, but still Tramadol cocktail for pain. I'm 66 years old and also have tendonitis in my knees and SI syndrome. Pregabalin is great with tramadol"

   
8.0

Ateeef June 18, 2015

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Ultram (tramadol) for Pain: "I have been taking Ultram (brand) for 7 years for the management of chronic neuropathy pain in my arms, legs, hands, and feet, and I wouldn't change it for anything. Non-addictive, effective 90% of the time, it's a rare day when the pain exceeds the drug's ability to control it. Yes, there is some occasional residual background discomfort; with chronic pain that's to be expected. However, as long as I can function normally without a lot of adverse side effects and addiction, I'm a happy camper. Please note this is for the brand Ultram. I had serious issues with the generic (with the fillers, I think), and do not recommend generic at all."

   
10

Twerps (taken for 5 to 10 years) June 16, 2015

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For Fibromyalgia: "Great medication if you want the worst migraine you've ever had. Tramadol may be good for some, but for me, it's the medication you use if you want to make your fibromyalgia pain worse."

   
1.0

Nebula1400 June 16, 2015

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For Anxiety: "Wonderful for spasms and anxiety, where they come in a package."

   
9.0

Albatech (taken for less than 1 month) June 14, 2015

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For Depression: "I think there is a reason the government has made Tramadol a category C drug...they want people in society to take it but everybody in society just wants to get high. Tramadol is the best DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, MILD PAIN MEDICINE EVER. This actually is better than everything without the high. If you actually wanna be a happy person without being high, this is it. 50 mg am- optional second until next day. Forget the critics. I would say this is like adderal, without the hunger side effects, lack of sleep, personality disorder, grumpyness, depression, etc etc etc. The best thing about it is the government is only selling it for $4 dollars. You don't even need health insurance."

   
10

happyman1989 June 8, 2015

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For Chronic Pain: "4 years now of tram 50mg 8 per day and I find life with hcronic pain much more livable. I am 67 and find I don't need anything stronger"

   
8.0

racinron (taken for 2 to 5 years) June 4, 2015

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For Back Pain: "Helps very little. SI joint, hip bursitis, leg nerve damage, lumbar disc herniation and failed lumbar surgery. Can't take much more stomach doesn't like it"

   
1.0

likamalia (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 3, 2015

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I have dealt with RLS for a number of years. I suffer from insomnia but I would take melatonin, Lunestra, Ambien and they did nothing but aggravate my RLS worse. Nothing like being tired AND agitated because of the constant need to move my legs. I had to have a hysterectomy in April and they sent me home with Tramadol after a week I noticed I had not had an RLS episode for the entire week. I didn't take it one night because I wasn't having any pain from surgery...RLS kicked in. Realized the Tramadol was keeping the RLS at bay. If I don't take it before the RLS kicks in, it's not quite as effective."

   
9.0

lonestargroomer (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 2, 2015

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For Back Pain: "This drug makes me so paranoid I had to stop taking it. I tried to explain to my doctor this is more then just a little side effect. I also felt like I had do some meth. Its more like drinking way to many energy drinks."

   
3.0

bigdeisel1d (taken for 1 to 2 years) June 2, 2015

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For Chronic Pain: "Did not help at all! Tylenol and ibuprofen are stronger."

   
1.0

Painfully upsetting June 2, 2015

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For Pain: "This medication does not relieve eve the slightest pain."

   
1.0

Serious pain (taken for 6 months to 1 year) June 2, 2015

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For Depression: "If you decide to take this med, or your doctor wants you to, ask for the XR version. It truly is 24 hours of pain relief, I take 100mg XR every night and the best part is that you get to wake up mostly pain free. The mild pain relief all day that can be enhanced easily with tylenol. I have tried muscle relaxers, creams, injections, opiates, and this is the only med to be side effect free and mixes well with over the counter pain meds well to manage. Last thing is the mood elevation that accompanies the XR version, I actually stopped taking my anti-depressant. This works better than anything I have ever taken for my depression, though anxiety is not helped that much."

   
8.0

Evilmage (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 31, 2015

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For Fibromyalgia: "Tramadol gave me moderate pain relief, however, it was EXCELLENT for my depression/anxiety. Lost 2 kilos in 2 weeks, which is great too, because i was a little overweight due to amitriptyline, and extra pounds is always bad when we are talking about pain..."

   
9.0

Room_101 (taken for less than 1 month) May 30, 2015

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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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