User Reviews for Tramadol

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7.3/10 Average Rating

108 Ratings with 80 User Reviews

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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"

   
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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."

   
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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!"

   
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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."

   
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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"

   
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sugar dog November 23, 2014

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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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gundy (taken for 5 to 10 years) November 6, 2014

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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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Newmom84 September 17, 2014

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"Didn't notice at first but over time definitely saw an improvement with back pain."

   
8.0

Tima33 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 31, 2014

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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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shepppy August 8, 2014

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"Used it for horrible back pain. Didn't do a thing."

   
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StevieL (taken for less than 1 month) July 17, 2014

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Ultram (tramadol): "Helps my mood also, makes me feel normal. "

   
7.0

Stoogeman4 (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 10, 2014

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"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."

   
7.0

Football94 (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 13, 2014

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"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."

   
8.0

MarleneNH (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 10, 2014

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"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."

   
9.0

Famephil (taken for 1 to 2 years) June 8, 2014

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"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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nasher2222 May 26, 2014

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"Worked really well considering it's not an opiate."

   
7.0

garts (taken for less than 1 month) May 23, 2014

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

   
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kammike April 16, 2014

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