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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Tramadol review summary

7.4/10 Average Rating

95 Ratings with 70 User Reviews

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Reviews for Tramadol to treat Back Pain

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Review by Nattyc64 (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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10

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!

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December 20, 2014 11:32 AM

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

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1.0

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.

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December 18, 2014 5:46 PM

Review by sugar dog:

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9.0

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

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November 23, 2014 1:37 PM

Review by gundy (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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10

Ultram (tramadol): I've been on tramidol for 5 years and I have 3 crushed vertebra' s and it works great when I comes to relaxing me enough to get out and do things I normally can't do without them....

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November 6, 2014 11:41 PM

Review by Newmom84:

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10

Ultram (tramadol): Around the same time this year I have had a baby and shoulder surgery for osteoarthritis. Hence, I suffered from both shoulder pain AND post-partum depression. Percocet didn't stop the pain and Zoloft made me feel worse. My doctor prescribed Ultram and it is now my miracle pill! It helps with both issues. It allows me to be a normal functioning mom. I love how it helps my mood and physical pain!

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September 17, 2014 11:00 AM

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

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8.0

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 shepppy:

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10

Ultram (tramadol): 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 StevieL (taken for less than 1 month):

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2.0

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): Helps my mood also, makes me feel normal.

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July 10, 2014 4:28 PM

Review by Football94 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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7.0

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 MarleneNH (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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8.0

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

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 nasher2222:

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10

I'm 31. After 10 yrs of sciatica pain caused by bulging discs and fracture I was prescribed tramadol. They are amazing. No side effects. And no pain, only take 30 mins to kick in. They help me so much in my heavy lifting job. I take them when I'm in a lot of pain. Other times I just try deal with the pain.

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May 26, 2014 4:14 AM

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

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7.0

Worked really well considering it's not an opiate.

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May 23, 2014 8:13 PM

Review by kammike:

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10

Ryzolt (tramadol): I love this medicine. The chronic back pain disappears and tramadol doesn't provide any drowsiness.

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April 16, 2014 9:19 PM

Review by ledfoot1965 (taken for less than 1 month):

After being on opiate therapy since 2000 for a spinal injury and fusion I found tramadol to be a great substitute. After some initial discomfort from slight withdrawal tramadol is a life saver. It acts upon the same receptors for opiates which makes it easier to come off them without the major side effects and severe withdrawal sickness I experienced with another drug I had tried. Still feel a little rough from being on opiates for so long. Would do better with a stronger dose with extended release. Thank goodness for no more positive drug tests.

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March 31, 2014 11:56 AM

Review by Sweetheart69:

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8.0

I have scoliosis, two bulged disc, and anxiety. Tramadol works great!

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March 7, 2014 11:42 AM

Review by Horse race:

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10

I have been on Tramadol for 6 yrs. for herniated discs as well as spondyliolisthesis which causes severe sciatica. It has been a Godsend as narcotics did nothing for the sciatica and are awful all the way around. It also helps my mood and is a good replacement for antidepressants with absolutely no side effects. The only downside for me is the tolerance factor. I have to take more now for the same effect, 100 mg 2x/day instead of 50 mg 2x/day.

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February 20, 2014 6:40 PM

Review by Nic83 (taken for less than 1 month):

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2.0

Ultram (tramadol): Started taking for back pain took two doses and ended up in hospital with halucinations, dizziness, and feeling faint. Shortly after that my body started shaking uncontrollably from the inside making my legs feel like I had ran for days.

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February 2, 2014 5:59 PM

Review by Tyler53616 (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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9.0

When I was a young teen, I tore 90% of my low back muscles during a recreational activity. My doctor did not want to put a 16 year old on narcotics so we went through the whole loop of prescription Advil, Tylenol, and Aleve. Finally I told him none of those worked so he put me on Tramadol. I am on 50mg every 4 hours as needed. I like these since they allow me to still be functional, yeah it is short term, but I'm functional. They do make higher doses with the extended release coating which my sister has for her back pain also. I would highly recommend this as a narcotic alternative.

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December 26, 2013 9:49 PM

Review by heznbobby4life:

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6.0

It worked ok but it made me kind of jittery. I think it may be because I take other medicines like Flexeril for a muscle relaxer. It also keeps me from sleeping good.

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November 29, 2013 2:47 PM

Review by pmpdx:

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10

Ultram (tramadol): Got me through weeks of heavy summer lifting at work.

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October 8, 2013 5:42 AM

Review by Just a Working Man.:

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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September 13, 2013 8:13 PM

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

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10

Ultram (tramadol): 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.

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September 12, 2013 1:37 PM

Review by J Nic (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

Ultram (tramadol): I have found that this medication not only relieves my chronic pain but I am able to take it and still work- I could not do that with the standard narcotic pain relievers which are typically prescribed. Thanks to my doctor's recommendation of this medicine I am able to live a much less painful and much more fulfilling life.

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August 5, 2013 4:41 PM

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