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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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8.7
Restless Legs Syndrome 64 reviews 15 medications
   
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Summary of Tramadol reviews 893 reviews 7.9

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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"

   
10

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"

   
10

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."

   
10

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."

   
10

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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For Depression: "I have had major depression my whole life and absolutely none of the anti depressants worked for me, I had intermitant periods in my life were I had suicidal thoughts but I always managed to tough it out I maintained decent employment but chronically underachieved because I was always fighting internal demons and social anxiety, then my children left home, I got a divorce and lost my home, suicidal thoughts were non stop no matter how hard I tried to talk myself into coping and turning my mood around, the suicidal thoughts persisted for 2 yrs, then I was prescribed tramadol for Fibro 50 mg twice a day, I have never felt so normal in my whole life took it 3 yrs no dose increase off it for six months too hard to get the RX now suicidal 24/7"

   
10

Koooooooooooo (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 2, 2016

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For Pain: "I was prescribed tramadol for the arthritis pain in my hands. I had no relief from pain so I used aleve or ibuprofen which worked slightly better. I've read how some people have a significant reduction in pain when using this drug but I actually asked my doctor if it was a joke. I don't think it takes the pain away so much as it effects your thinking...."

   
1.0

FLA. (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 31, 2016

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For Back Pain: "It was effective for pain relief but caused nausea and vomiting on first tablet. Not taking any more."

   
3.0

Anonymous March 30, 2016

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For Pain: "I was found to be type 2 diabetic after I went to the doctor complaining about pain in my feet and hands. My blood sugar was found to be at that time 500. They told me the pain was Diabetic Neuropathy. They tried several drugs that did not do very well and caused me to still be in pain and also dizzy. I had fallen and hurt my back. The back doctor gave me Tramadol. An unexpected outcome of that was that my foot pain went away ! I told my primary Doctor about it and she changed my medication to Tramadol. Tramadol is a Godsend to me ! It stops the pain and I don't feel dizzy or woozy."

   
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Bob E. Lee (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 30, 2016

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For Depression: "Was first prescribed Tramadol as an addon drug with my Vicoden due to a serious injury in a car accident. I also suffer from depression and acute anxiety most of my life with panic attacks. The Vicoden worked at first and then made me sick. I would vomit from it sometimes then it quit working. I took the tramadol one a day usually in the morning and stopped after a month or so because I felt it wasn't doing anything. Man was I wrong. My injuries healed and I stopped the Vicoden. Upon reading more about Tramadol I discovered it acts as a Serotonin and Norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor. So it acts as a anti-depressant as well as a "semi-opiate" Tramadol itself is not an opiate. You body converts it into one, similar to Nucynta. Great drug."

   
10

sklawz39 March 26, 2016

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I also had suffered as a child with the leg movement ,also was told growing pains,and as an adult as I still had it I would pour alcohol on it an take Tylenol an in 20 minutes it was gone,an didn't come back for a few days,as I got older this has gotten so much worse ,an if you ever need a Benadryl pill lord help you cause it intenseifies the problem ten fold the tramadol helps a lot two pills a night use to be three, but now I'm on buspirone for serotonin levels, an read that tramadol raises the seratonin,that's why I take only two now but it still works good to control the rls"

   
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Redrosenat (taken for 5 to 10 years) March 22, 2016

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For Depression: "I have lost 5 pounds on this drug Tramadol. I was on a weight loss journey and had lost 65 pounds on my own but as of recently, I have struggled with the last 40 until I started taking the Tramadol. It will suppress your appetite and help with food cravings. I believe this drug is a great aid for losing weight if one uses it appropriately. This drug was not prescribed for depression nor weight loss but it is killing two birds with one stone in my life."

   
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kel12345 (taken for less than 1 month) March 20, 2016

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I wanted to post a little more information on Tramadol for RLS because people here are having a lot of questions/concerns. 50mg of Tramadol once or twice a day is not going to greatly improve your RLS. For restless legs, this medication needs to be taken in doses of at least 100mg and for it to completely get rid of the restlessness, it needs to be taken 2-4 times a day. And while other opiates like Oxycodone or Hydrocodone start working right away, Tramadol can take up to 1-2 hours to feel the full effect. So your last dose should be taken a hour or 2 before bedtime. Tramadol does nothing for pain but for RLS, it is a God send. The max dose is 400mg in 24 hours with no more than 100-150mg taken at once."

   
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Jenn Ivan (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 20, 2016

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For Chronic Pain: "I have had chronic pain and peripheral neuropathy of the legs and feet for about 4 years, a lovely gift I received just before my 40th birthday that eventually landed me in the hospital in so much pain that my blood pressure was dangerously high. I had been put on every pain med imaginable, including fentanyl and dilaudid, which made me terribly sick. Fast forward 4 years and my PCP wanted me to try tramadol in conjunction with my gabapentin 600 mg 3x/day and clonidine 0.1 mg 3x/day. So far it has been a miracle. I can finally put on my sneaks and take long walks again, go biking and shop without having to sit on a bench every 10 minutes. I was prescribed 50 mg of tramadol 2x/day but so far I've only taken it once a day and that's all!"

   
8.0

kj1219 (taken for less than 1 month) March 19, 2016

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For Back Pain: "Works very well when I use it to prevent sensation of stiffness/pain in the back when playing tennis. Effect may not last for the full 8 hours (more like 5 to 6 hours). Generally use it in conjunction with Naproxen and Acetaminophen. Do not use it other times even though I experience effects of degenerative disc disease in the lumbar region chronically."

   
10

Bob G from Hollis Hills NY (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 13, 2016

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For Back Pain: "Worked quickly and effectively for my sciatica."

   
8.0

Aljk March 13, 2016

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For Chronic Pain: "Severe jumpy left leg Itching I left lower leg and foot"

   
3.0

ChelseaManning March 7, 2016

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