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

7.2/10 Average Rating

104 Ratings with 80 User Reviews

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Reviews for Tramadol to treat Fibromyalgia

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Review by ginnybee44 (taken for 1 to 2 years): User Rating:  
   
10

tramadol: I've got fibromyalgia, as well as osteoarthritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome-C, anxiety/depression, and ulcers. I've tried EVERYTHING, but because my tummy is so sensitive, most medicines make my constipation problem worse, or upset my stomach. Plus, the "usual" side effects of many medicines (feeling hungover, bloating, weight gain, etc) can be just as debilitating as the condition itself. Tramadol helps with ALL of my problems without unbearable side effects! My doctor wanted me to wean off of it, so I tried other medicines again (gabapentin, Cymbalta) but my body just does not like any of them. I am quite thin, and only take 25-50 mg a day (I cut the pills in half!) and this works for me. I have not had to increase this dosage and it's been about a year.

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March 10, 2014 10:46 AM
Review by Almost normal: User Rating:  
   
9.0

tramadol: I managed my fibromyalgia pain for many years with exercise/rest and stress management, although always in some pain and with fatigue. I was prescribed Tramadol three months ago when the morning pain, back pain and overall fatigue was greatly diminishing my quality of life (ability to roll over or get out of bed, exercise, do housework, focus on the job, and feelings of helplessness). When I took it I immediately realized how the rest of the word lives-relatively pain free, with better mood more energy. My morning pain is horrible, so I may need to take it in the night or get another medicine to help, I am usually relieved of the pain and stiffness within an hour and a half after taking it. Amazing! I do feel a little dizzy and lightheaded.

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February 15, 2014 9:23 AM
Review by FibroChick16-20 (taken for 2 to 5 years): User Rating:  
   
10

tramadol: I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia during my junior year of high school when I was 16 years old. I am now 20. Since then I have been on every medication imaginable, seriously no joke. The one medicine that never failed me and always helped with managing my pain was tramadol. I live by it, especially during the winter months. I have been on Lyrica and it worked but on doses above 100mg you gain an extreme amount of weight very quickly, I went from 160 to 210lbs due to it. However, I recommend gabapentin if you need another pain medicine that is a nerve relaxant and that helped a bit with the pain.

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December 3, 2013 9:49 PM
Review by CMCowles (taken for less than 1 month): User Rating:  
   
9.0

tramadol: I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia 2 days ago and prescribed Tramadol at that time. I have already noticed that I have more energy, am thinking more clearly and am able to concentrate better. I experienced some flushing in the chest and face, but no itching or burning. I have noticed an odd feeling at night-I take Seroquel to sleep-but nothing negative. I woke up this morning with very little pain and felt rested for the first time in over 15-years! I feel younger and more energetic than my 37 years. These side-effects are minor and so far I am happy with the medication AND my doctor!

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November 9, 2013 2:55 PM
Review by Liz1980 (taken for 5 to 10 years): User Rating:  
   
10

tramadol: Tramadol is my miracle. I've had fibromyalgia for about 6 yrs, but I've had depression & anxiety my whole life, sometimes severe. This not only combats that tricky fibromyalgia pain but makes me feel better emotionally. I find that my focus is better, my mind sees things with more clarity (maybe because I'm not in pain) & my depression is nil. Traditional opiates don't work for my type of physical pain and I hate their tiring effect. Tramadol doesn't cause fatigue- for me, it eliminates it without making me jumpy or manic. Just a nice, clean energy. I keep my dose at or under the prescribed-for-me dosage. Along with Lyrica, it has saved me from a life of fibromyalgia pain, anxiety & unnecessary depression.

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August 20, 2013 10:46 AM
Review by Daisymae39 (taken for 1 to 2 years): User Rating:  
   
10

tramadol: I have struggled with many strong meds to help with the pain. All of them would have to keep increasing to work. Tramadol has given me my life back. I have been taking it for 2 years, and it worked immediately.

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April 25, 2013 10:08 PM
Review by CANANEA: User Rating:  
   
4.0

tramadol: Tramadol worked at first for awhile...But not now, I'm ready to ask for something new because I am tired of being in bed rest.

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March 27, 2013 5:23 AM
Review by Jewelsbridge: User Rating:  
   
8.0

tramadol: Moderate

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February 14, 2013 9:46 AM
Review by Therese1 (taken for 10 years or more): User Rating:  
   
8.0

tramadol: Worked great for my fibro pain, but if I miss a dose I am very ill, everything from restless legs syndrome, pain all over, diarrhea, coughing and sneezing, and insomnia.

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February 13, 2013 1:42 AM
Review by Fibrobound (taken for 1 to 6 months): User Rating:  
   
10

tramadol: I was prescribed Ultram a few months ago when I was in a severe fibromyalgia flare. It worked so well I asked my Dr. to keep me on it. She prescribed 100mg/day in divided doses but told me that a friend of hers took 2 every morning and was doing very well on it. I try not to take it on a regular basis to avoid addiction. The worst part of taking it is that when the pain returns it returns with a vengeance! That's when I want to take another dose but I don't because I know I will end up taking more and more to get the same relief. I didn't realize I was in such extreme pain until I didn't feel it while taking the Ultram. I do have to take 100mg to get relief.

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November 25, 2012 8:36 AM
Review by MisaBrown: User Rating:  
   
9.0

tramadol: Before taking Tramadol I was living off of ridiculous amounts of Vicodin and Aleve. I was still in considerable pain and I knew I was becoming addicted to the hydrocodone. I took Tramadol not expecting anything and I was blown away. I can do my job again (waiting tables) without needing to collapse in pain by the end of the day and my boyfriend no longer has to sleep on the couch because it hurts my back to be in the same bed! It does cause me some nausea, but that has gotten better as I take it regularly. The pain does come back if I miss a dose, but I now only need 1-2 pills to live a normal life, not 10 or more a day. The only downside to this medicine is it causes me awful constipation.

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November 9, 2012 8:21 PM
Review by Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year): User Rating:  
   
9.0

tramadol: This medicine took all my pain, I was able to function 100%. I slept fine, ate fine, moved fine. The only major problem is make sure your Dr. weens you off it.

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October 6, 2012 5:43 PM
Review by Miss Alma (taken for 6 months to 1 year): User Rating:  
   
9.0

tramadol: My doctor prescribed Tramadol for my fibromyalgia - which I have had for 20 years - about 8 months ago. Over the years the symptoms have lessened, but some days it is just hard to get up - pain, achy, foggy headed. I tried the Tramadol and it killed the pain almost immediately plus it had an unexpected extra bonus. I have had a lot of foot pain for many years and sometimes could barely hobble around - the pain was gone. I could actually put on shoes and not be in misery. I'm going to London in a few weeks and now don't worry about the tours and being in pain. This medicine is my lifesaver. I have had two bad experiences with it though both drug interactions with allergy medications - sweating, headache and vomiting. Take it alone.

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August 29, 2012 2:14 PM
Review by legotech7 (taken for 2 to 5 years): User Rating:  
   
3.0

tramadol: I am a male, diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. I was prescribed a number of medications, some of were Cymbalta, Naproxen, Tramadol, of which only Tramadol seems to take the edge off some of the overall body pain I have. Tramadol makes me very drowsy, but I rarely get a good nights sleep. I'm at my wits end from this experience and don't know what else to do. I try to exercise when I have the energy and feel ok when I do. But I have to rest, sometimes spending a whole day in bed, trying to recuperate. Its very hard to keep positive, but I try my best.

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August 22, 2012 5:01 PM
Review by Psyche1554 (taken for 1 to 2 years): User Rating:  
   
10

tramadol: I have always known there was something wrong with my muscles, all my life as far back as I can remember. There were (and still are but not as often) days that I awoke and felt like I had run a marathon or been beaten up. I moved like an 80 year old with bad joints. I came across tramadol by accident for a knee injury. After a few days on it, I realized that I had been sleeping wonderfully and woken up refreshed and feeling good. I spoke with my MD and he stated that tramadol IS the ORIGINAL Fibromyalgia medicine. After an assessment, he kept me on it to see what would happen. Luckily, I only have to take it once a day (at night) or every other day. Wonderful little pill!

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July 29, 2012 1:40 AM
Review by pjdca: User Rating:  
   
6.0

tramadol: Tramadol ER works very well for fibromyalgia pain. I take 100mg a day with Savella 50mg and so far it's the only combination that helps. Some days nothing helps, but I have had more better days with this combination.

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June 25, 2012 6:31 PM
Review by oxoxxxoxomom (taken for 1 to 6 months): User Rating:  
   
9.0

tramadol: With irritable bowel syndrome and fibromyalgia, I try and take as few medicines as possible. Tramadol works great for me. Sometimes I will only take 1/2 a (50mg) pill and it will make a difference - less pain, a slight mood elevator, and NO irritable bowel problems.

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June 11, 2012 11:47 AM
Review by TFels: User Rating:  
   
10

tramadol: This is the first time in 10 years I have felt a cessation of pain from fibromyalgia.

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February 7, 2012 10:42 PM
Review by Anonymous:

tramadol: I've tried so many non-narcotic pain meds and muscle relaxers for chronic pain and Ultram is the only one that has helped! I do get extreme headaches sometimes from withdrawal and if I've taken more than prescribed, I get nauseous and itchy.

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February 4, 2012 4:51 PM
Review by Shan S.: User Rating:  
   
9.0

tramadol: I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2007 and have been taking Tramadol and Soma ever since. Using both of these, plus Cymbalta, is the only way I can function through the pain.

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January 8, 2012 11:32 AM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
10

tramadol: I use tramadol for fibromyalgia pain and it works really good and have no side effects from it. It is good because I am allergic to so many medicines! I use this with Pristiq and it works wonderful!

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December 13, 2011 12:09 AM
Review by tessygre: User Rating:  
   
8.0

tramadol: I have been on tramadol for fibromyalgia pain. I have been on them for about 6 years now and find that it works wonders for the pain. I couldn't do the kind of active work I do without it.

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October 24, 2011 3:42 AM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
8.0

tramadol: This medicine is literally a life saver. I am only 17 and was diagnosed with fibromyalgia about two years ago, but have had pain, severe fatigue, mental fog, and irritable bowel syndrome for much longer. I take 100mg to 200mg daily in doses of 50mg to 100mg at a time. It works great, I can finally go to school every day and STAY like a normal person. The only downside to this medicine is that it can cause withdrawal symptoms. The withdrawals can be moderate to extremely severe depending on the dosage and individual.

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October 19, 2011 11:54 AM
Review by Quando62: User Rating:  
   
8.0

tramadol: I have had Fibromyalgia for 15 years. Tramadol not only gives me my life back, but is the ONLY medication that has helped my depression incredibly. Only problem is I started on 150mg per day 1 year ago and have to take 400mg now, but still works.

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October 8, 2011 10:14 AM
Review by Anonymous: User Rating:  
   
10

Ultram (tramadol): Its the only thing that works for me!

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September 23, 2011 1:45 PM
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