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

7.3/10 Average Rating

88 Ratings with 63 User Reviews

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Reviews for Tramadol to treat Back Pain

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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

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

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9.0

Been using naproxen almost daily for years, for back and hand related near chronic pain-partially due to inflammation and swelling. Had to stop taking ALL NSAID's on orders from my GI Dr. USED 3,000mg daily ACETAMENOPHEN FOR 3 MONTHS-much less effective than min dose naproxen had been for pain and useless for inflammation/swelling (using large doses of omega 3/fish oil for inflammation.) Started tramadol about 2 weeks ago, noticed difference over acetamenophen alone in the first 2 days while taking 25mg at a time and still ramping up to 4x daily. Now I take it every 6 hours, and if I miss a dose-especially the last one at night-significant pain and stiffness returns. Hope to switch to extended release version.

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July 13, 2013 11:31 AM

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

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9.0

Cervical fusion C5-C6 after a car accident in 1987. Recent MRI show one cervical disc pressing on the spinal cord, and degeneration in remaining disks. Constant pain varies from a low of 2 to almost a Show-stopping 10. Most severe pain is right after getting out of bed, or low activity. Best feeling is when exercising or doing semi-hard work. Tramadol taken at 50mm doses 2x a day is the only pain medication that helps, aside from narcotics, which I refuse to take.

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May 13, 2013 10:08 AM

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

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8.0

I started taking Tramadol 50 mg twice daily - due to disc extrusion and severe leg pain. I am now on 200 mg in the morning and another 200 mg at dinner time. I would not be able to get out of bed if I did not take Tramadol, its an amazing difference it made also on my leg pain. Some side effects are, headaches and drowsiness

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May 8, 2013 11:49 AM

Review by Mike9503 (taken for less than 1 month):

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9.0

This medication has helped tremendously since I started taking it last week. Just the drowsiness is the downside, this medicine works better than Vicodin, Percocet, etc.

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April 27, 2013 7:31 PM

Review by c.k (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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9.0

This medication eases the back pain and not much dosage is needed to achieve this. I rather take this than Vicodin or Percocet. They seem to be way more addictive. Tramadol has also given me more confidence and had eased my social anxiety. Just don't quit cold turkey, the effects are less than pleasant. Lower your dosage until you reach like 50 mg a day, then stop.

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February 2, 2013 6:57 PM

Review by jenn8701 (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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10

Ultram (tramadol): I have been on Ultram for a few years now I had a spinal fusion and they put me on Ultram 50 mg for pain every 4 hours and I must say it helps me tremendously! Even more then Percocet or Vicodin so I would highly recommend this medication for back pain.

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December 28, 2012 7:11 PM

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

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9.0

Seems to be the only thing that helps since Bextra was taken off the market.

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December 21, 2012 1:13 PM

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