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User Reviews for Tramadol

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Tramadol Review Summary

7.3/10 Average Rating

120 Ratings with 92 User Reviews

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"I have been take tramadol, for back pain and it also works for anxiety, but doctors seem to believe it's not for anxiety or depression. Because of the opiate that's in it, but it works 10 times better than any anti anxiety pill I have taken."

   
10

Ms.worywart August 24, 2015

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"Ok"

   
6.0

Anonymous August 19, 2015

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"I've been on this for one week and only taking as needed bc after 4 hours or so I'm in a coma! And I have to take halves or I feel high for close to 12 hrs. I'm very sensitive to medication so my experience may not be typical but overall I'd say it helps me function. I have 3 slipped discs from a wreck 3 years ago and I do hair for a living. I need to be able to move all day. Good medicine I just wish it didn't make me so tired"

Heather Rene (taken for less than 1 month) August 14, 2015

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"I suffer from chronic back pain due to scoliosis and I've been on tramadol for about almost a year and the pain has subsided it's tolerable I would recommend it to anyone I also take it with a NSAID but it is worked wonders for me also I was curious to know if it causes the the withdrawals"

brookscr (taken for 1 to 2 years) August 7, 2015

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"5 and 1/2 years on Tramadol and I was suddenly falling, walking jerkily, imbalanced, vomiting and diarrhea without warning. I am still diapered but I spent 2 months using a walker. Meanwhile, my hands became pins and needles, now I have parasthesia up to my bicep on both arms. It feels like my hands are soapy or I'm wearing sandpaper gloves past my elbows. My vision is blurry and I can't hold onto anything without dropping it. Did I mention the itching? I frequently bathe in oatmeal and claw my arms. My feet are numb as well. I know how depressing chronic pain is and I have chronic abdominal pain."

   
10

Katiedid893 (taken for 5 to 10 years) July 23, 2015

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"some 6 years ago I had spinal fusion, operation went very well, I was taken off narcotics and given Tramadol. I take three tabs a day, 50mg, Usually when first getting up. Until I read these comments I never associated it helped with depression, I never really considered myself depressed, I recently lost my wife of 65 years, we had a truly great marriage, she was an English war bride. I miss her terribly, but depressed I am not, Now I wonder if I have been a really content and happy person these last few years because of the pill, I am sure not going to stop and take a chance. Thank you for all your comments they have really helped "

   
10

Tuppy (taken for 5 to 10 years) July 14, 2015

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"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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"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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"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."

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

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"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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"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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"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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"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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"If Tramadol helped you then great, but it did nothing at all for me. I have had 7 low back operations with 10 disc removed and a bunch of rods, plates and screws put in my spine. Nothing really helped my pain except shots of Demerol which you can't live on for ever. I finally got the VA to give me Percocet for the pain 10mg 4 times a day, but then the doctor and the VA cut everyone back to 3 times a day. I changed doctors and he put me on 10mg 3 times a day but also 15mg time release morphine to be taken at bedtime. I still have a little pain and the morphine does nothing to help. Im fine with what im on but the reason I am writing here is you all that need stronger pain meds something like oxycodone need to write congress to leave it alone"

   
1.0

mikeZoo May 4, 2015

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Ryzolt (tramadol): "Reasonably effective against pain but capable of interfering with breathing. Makes it scary to go to sleep. I'd be very careful with this medicine at any but the absolute lowest doses."

   
7.0

Marcus99 (taken for less than 1 month) April 23, 2015

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"I had a horrible experience with this medicine, took only 100 mg once in the morning for a severe low back pain and could hardly function. I became so nauseous, vomiting, disoriented, dizzy, my head was clouded, all I could do was try to find a place to lie down. I guess this is what they call high intolerance/allergy to certain medicines. If you know you have a sensitivity, be very careful. It helped my pain some but made my day absolutely miserable."

   
1.0

ljepica (taken for less than 1 month) March 24, 2015

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"Did not do much for me. About the same as an aspirin."

   
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Anonymous March 23, 2015

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"I don't take Tramadol every day, an eighty tablet prescription has lasted me almost 2 years, but when I do it really helps with my chronic back and arthritis pain and seems to have no side effects that I notice, other than the added benefit of a great night's sleep and temporary alleviation of the depression that naturally goes along with pain. The big down side is it's addiction potential, but that doesn't seem to be much of a problem unless you have that tendency. I prefer alternative pain management to drugs such as visualization, positive self talk, massage, and meditation, but a little medication help at times is a nice adjunct that can give you a "pain vacation.""

   
9.0

pain warrior (taken for 1 to 2 years) March 19, 2015

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"I have both severe back pain and stomach pain, following 7 surgeries. Lortab was helpful, Codeine useless. Tramadol worked 1st pill, 1st time. It is excellent."

   
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mikeubyfield (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 4, 2015

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"Me and my girlfriend are both on them. Works excellent. We both have bad back pain and its the best!"

   
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matt and nicki (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 3, 2015

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"I'm 25 years old in a year ago to this day I suffered an accident which caused my back hurts a lot I've been having back pain for one year straight off and on. I have two little kids I have to keep up with so this is just awful and terrible for me the pain feels like a burning sensation. I was taking Vicodin for the pain and I seem to work kind of but as soon as I started to take tramadol I feel like it worked better the first couple of times. I will admit it didn't really help but I've recently been having really good experience with it that it's been really working. I think it was just because of my high tolerance to Vicodin. It wasn't working but recently I've been having a great experience it's a miracle medicine for me."

   
9.0

Elisa16 (taken for less than 1 month) February 19, 2015

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"2002 fell injured my lower back. Tried a bunch of different meds, and just made me gaga and same pain. Then after a plea to my dr. He wanted to do something different. We tried 2, tramadol & Robaxin. To my surprise no back pain and no more gaga."

   
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mike.nv December 26, 2014

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"I have fibromyalgia and severe arthritis in my back. Woke up in so much pain today and I don't have time for that because I have to attend a Christmas Party. I took 600 mg of Motrin and an Ultram. Had no idea Ultram could help with back! I had a 12 on a scale of 1-10 for pain. Thank you makers of Ultram - I can go to my husband's Christmas Party now!"

   
10

Nattyc64 (taken for 2 to 5 years) December 20, 2014

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"I've been taking this for over six months, and I notice nothing. No results when I don't take it, no results when I do. It's like a placebo... only worse, because a placebo at least gives you the emotional result of taking something."

   
1.0

Jacecar (taken for 6 months to 1 year) December 18, 2014

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"I had severe constipation using tramadol once before so I'am using a stool softener this time. I't works great for pain and moods"

   
9.0

sugar dog November 23, 2014

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