User Reviews for Tramadol
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Reviews for Tramadol to treat Back Pain
"My doctor switched me to Tramadol after Tylenol 3 started losing effectiveness. I was on Ty 3 for years, after four lumbar surgeries, two fusions, continued pain... taking 3-4, 50 mg. Tramadol/day, trying to keep it at three. Not pain free, but at least bearable. Unless/until it wears off. I have joint pain, my elbows hurt. OW. Pretty sure it's caused by the drug, but right now, dealing with it."
ggv December 11, 2015
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"If your back pain is more nerve based this can really help. Even more than very strong pain killers. It works better as it has properties that work on the nerves. Also, I have not had to up the dose in 4 years."
ThatJames December 7, 2015
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"I was prescribed this medication (50 mg x 2 before bedtime) after I was in a bad car accident. The car accident cause two herniated discs that were pressing on a nerve root. I took this medication and absolutely could not sleep. My heart was racing as were my thoughts. Also it caused me to sweat a lot. It was absolutely terrible. I was only able to get 2-4 hoursof sleep a night. I will never take this prescription again."
Alyssa R December 6, 2015
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"This was the best drug I had found for my lower back, stress related pain. But my doctor sent me to an orthopedic doctor, which I thought was for my lower leg numbness. Now she wants me to take Mobic 15mg 2 times a day instead. I had tried Mobic before with no improvement in pain. I am VERY frustrated with my doctor and may find another one."
Hopeful9964 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) October 14, 2015
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"Barely takes the edge off pain. Usually have to take 2 and a Soma to help. I also have Crohns and COPD. I've tried many meds but due to all medical problems, nothing I'm allowed to take works. Used to have an extremely high tolerance for pain but with chronic pain from so many medical issues its worn me down. Just want to be pain free one day. Seriously, just one day."
Ptice69 (taken for 1 to 2 years) September 11, 2015
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"Tramadol works great for my back pain doing the day when I'm working. It has worked great for me for over 10yrs and it keeps my stress levels down. Things that I normally would let bother me don't bother me."
RoeRoe (taken for 10 years or more) September 9, 2015
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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."
Ms.worywart August 24, 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."
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 "
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."
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."
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."
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"
Ateeef June 18, 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."
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."
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"
mikeZoo May 4, 2015
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