User Reviews for Tramadol
Also known as: ConZip, GenRx Tramadol, Larapam SR, Rybix, Rybix ODT, Ryzolt, Tramadol Hydrochloride ER, Tramahexal, Tramahexal SR, Tramal, Tramal SR, Tramedo, Ultram, Ultram ER, Ultram ODT, ...show all 18 brand names
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Reviews for Tramadol to treat Fibromyalgia
"I have had been diagnosed with fibromyalgia for 14 years. I am sensitive to all the medications usually recommended to treat it: Lyrica, Cymbalta, Savella, amitryptiline and gabapentin. They all give me agonizing headaches and make my brain feel like it's going to blow up. So my doctor started me on Tramadol 6 years ago....and what an amazing thing, the pain was much better. After all that time, I am now on the maximum dose per day and I know I am physically dependent. But it is still the only medication that I can take long term that takes the edge off my fibro pain enough for me to function and work full time. I have also developed osteoarthritis and it helps with that, too. The only NSAID I can tolerate is naproxen."
Cootsgal February 12, 2016
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"I have been taking Tramadol for over 2 years now, and it has been helpful for my Arthritis and Fibromyalgia pain. It does not make the pain go away, nothing I have tried does, but it does dull it enough that I am not clenched up in a ball in bed in sharp pain all the time as I was before taking it. I wish it would last longer though, I start to feel relief about 2 hours after taking it and it wears off at 4 hours after taking it. Since I take it every 6 hours I am still extreme levels of pain most of the time, but for the 2 hours it is helpful I can manage to do basic tasks like get dressed, bathe, hold a pen, open doors which I am unable to do without it. I do not have any "goofy" side effects with Tramadol, so that is also good for me."
Carrie Lynn (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 14, 2016
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"I have had chronic joint pain for as long as I can remember and use to eat OTC meds like asprin / Tyenol like candy to reduce the pain but it just gradually worsened over time. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and the start of osteoarthritis in most of my joints. I also suffer from restless leg syndrome. To my surprise , when I went into the hospital to have a heart valve replacement and bypass surgery I was given Tramadol for the pain during my recovery and I noted that about 95% of my pain from the above mention Fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis was relieved as well along with the restless leg syndrome which disappeared completely. I continue to take one tablet daily at about 6 pm and I now feel much better and sleep like a baby at night."
CAWwindy1 (taken for 1 to 2 years) December 25, 2015
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"I was prescribed Tramadol for slipped disc pain. It did not help one bit. BUT-I noticed immediately how energised it made me feel. I have been suffering from decreased amounts of energy for years, to the point where I sometimes did not even have energy to breathe. Tramadol has changed my life. I take 50mg a day and have never needed to increase the dose. 50mg still does the job, after 4 years. It gives me 4-6 h to complete the most neccessary tasks. Yes, it is addictive and the daily dose is missed, the suffering is pretty intense. But so what? life wouldn't be possible without Tramadol anyway. I am greatful for the slipped disc for giving me Tramadol. Pain is NOTHING compared to debiliating fatigue."
allthenicknameshereareinuse December 20, 2015
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"I have been suffering from extreme back pain neck pain and my legs and buttocks becomes numb after lying down for too long. The pain spread to my spine and my arms for two years. They finally diagnosed me with Fibromyalgia. I have tried so many medications. Percocet morphine butrans Patch..but none of these worked very well. I had to stop working because the pain is so bad some days I struggle to get out of bed..I find the Tramadol works very well.it doesn't take all my pain away but makes it tolerable. I recently was put on Zytram Er which is the long acting Tramadol but I have to find the right dose..but I am optimistic because I have had good results with the Tramadol"
Papita October 27, 2015
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"Tramadol gave me moderate pain relief, however, it was EXCELLENT for my depression/anxiety. Lost 2 kilos in 2 weeks, which is great too, because I was a little overweight due to amitriptyline, and extra pounds is always bad when we are talking about pain... @atualization Stopped working after 2 months"
Room_101 (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 7, 2015
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"My doctor put me on this for a nerve condition which typically leaves me in dull pain, with occasional fierce spikes in pain. He noted that it is a "very powerful painkiller" so be careful. I took one, waited an hour or so, nothing. Took the second one, and again now almost 3 hours later I feel 100% the same, the pain has not been reduced at all. I took 1 200mg advil, and felt a minor amount of relief, so this is about the power of maybe a baby aspirin. Hardly a "powerful painkiller. I thought maybe it was just me, but after some research I see I am not alone. I think this medicine is nothing short of pharmaceutical grade snake oil. I will be going back to my doctor to rid this hoax in a bottle."
Zippy77 August 18, 2015
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"I have had fibromyalgia since childhood and it has been a real battle trying to find a medication that worked for the pain. If I only take one tramadol and the pain goes down quite a bit to where I'm comfortable. When I have an increase in pain then I need two and usually have to take a nap as my fatigue gets the better of me. The tramadol works great."
angelwhyspers (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 8, 2015
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"I have had fibermyalgia for my whole life. How I managed to have a full career and raise children, I only owe to eating Tylenol and aspirins like candy day and night over all those years. Of course I was still in pain and couldn't sleep because the pain would keep me awake. My family physician doesn't even believe this disease exists. He was upset my rehumatologist prescribed Tramadol for the pain and told me to discontinue it. Tramadol 50 mg is the only reason I am pain free most of each day. I finally feel like I have a life back. Doctors who have Never experienced this type of chronic pain, do not know what a godsend Tramadol is for chronic suffers"
Shirl m August 7, 2015
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"I'm a disabled veteran. Diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 1992 while still active duty. Have been taking tramadol for years 50mg now 3x a day. I don't think I would survive without it. Allows me to do some of the activities with my family. It is good for relieving fibro pain. I would recommend any new patients to try it. It may change your life."
Kympatrick May 25, 2015
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"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. I could not continue working without this med. Has helped MORE than other pain meds which I've been on every single pill out there."
Quando62 (taken for 2 to 5 years) May 23, 2015
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"I was diagnosed with Fibro a yr ago, was happy I had found out the problem for all my symptoms slightly relieved that it wasn't all in my head! Explaining to family/friends/partner has been difficult some still ignoring it and others googling it trying to be supportive which is nice,was taking the usual codcodamal since I was 19 (now 22) but pain become worse partly due to full time job,personal stresses etc. so of course went back was prescribed tramadol instantly panicked thinking this is a couple steps away from morphine but I decided to try it two 50mg . Well I felt weird and hyper like I wanted to clean the house top to bottom! despite still having slight pain felt better about it anyway I now take one each morning to get up!"
LJane93 (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 30, 2015
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"I've tried a variety of prescribed medications for about 8 years. The ones that had worked (ie: gabapentin), had stopped working after a few months. Others made me feel sluggish and hungover. I started taking tramadol 6 months ago, 100mg in the mornings. My days are so much better, I feel energize, and it takes 90% of fms pain away. I cannot take Tramadol at night as it makes me have nightmares, and insomnia. Great if taken in the morning. My father and brother also take it for different ailments, they swear by it."
monkeysign (taken for 6 months to 1 year) April 28, 2015
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"I'm 19 and I have had fybromyalgia since Oct of 2014. I take 100mg everynight and my rheumatologist said to take with 500mg Tylenol. It helps so much I also take 5 300mg caps of gabapentin a day."
kfjgihcioxnzvmnrej (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 25, 2015
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"I've not been able to take any of the newer fibro meds. The side effects and reactions were terrible. My doctor is very good to try old-school for me whenever I ask her. First we tried Amitriptyline with no help at all and increased my brain fog. After reading great reviews on here concerning TRAMADOL, we tried that. I had almost immediate results. I've been on it about 2-3 months now and doing very well. It doesn't totally remove the pain, but does take the edge off to help quite a bit. It has also been a great sleep aid if taken about two hours before bedtime. As others have said, I did wake with a headache for the first 3-5 days, but then they stopped. I have ZERO bad side effects and love being able to take this great old school med :)"
TXmammoo March 17, 2015
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"I was diagnosed 10 yrs ago, & was practically suicidal with how hard life became. When I was given tramadol to try, everything changed. It has given me extreme amounts of relief in all categories. My Pain, fatigue, & even depression was lifted. In the ten years I have been taking it, I have NEVER upped my dosage! It does the same job everyday!. It is hard to know u need any medicine to feel normal, but getting your quality of life back is priceless. I am so thankful for this medicine. I can accomplish so much."
zanobia (taken for 10 years or more) March 16, 2015
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"I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia about 10 years ago and have been on many different Rx regimes including Tylenol 3 and 4, Cymbalta, Lyrica and Tramadol with Tramadol being the most effective. At my highest point I was up to 400 mg per day and that just made my entire personality change for the worse so I backed off to 50 mg 4 times a day. Recently I have experienced severe gastrointestinal issues all pointing towards the Tramadol usage so I decided to wean myself off it. After 2 days at 100 mg a day big trouble, now have insomnia, anxiety, foot cramps, sweats, agitation and overall pain."
Randazzel (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 19, 2015
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"I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia six years ago - have tried everything (and I mean EVERYTHING, from Amitriptyline to Zoloft & all combinations!) Nothing works as well as Ultram, and nothing else comes close (for me) with as little side effects. Not sure why docs don't want to prescribe this sometimes? I've read posts about the "addictive" factor. Well, I took Vicodin daily for years and that isn't any better! I took Vicodin with various antidepressants (not much help there) Tramadol is safer than Vicodin - easier on your organs. QUALITY OF LIFE matters, and this medicine takes the edge off of pains, aches, depression AND anxiety (including social anxiety). I take 50mg twice a day & feel almost normal - happy, I laugh more, do more. Grateful for this med!"
msgreene47 (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 2, 2015
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"I prescribe Tramadol for patients, for some it does not work because you must have the enzyme to convert it. For the people who have the converting protein it is a wonder medicine. For many with fibromyalgia & chronic pain it works well and allows them to continue working & activities. For all medications there are reasonable limits to the amount used, and precautions for some when tapering and discontinuing. With Tramadol slowly taper and discontinue, do not stop cold turkey. I found Tramadol to be effective with 1 or 2 tablets (50 mg) a day, occasionally on a severe pain day I must take up to 200 mg in 24 hrs. 4 days a wk I only take 1 tab!"
D Bubbe July 31, 2014
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"My legs and feet hurt me so very much, when I arose in the morning, I would need to hang on to the chair rail and take a few steps at a time to get used to the pain in my legs and feet. This happened to me around 5 years ago. Then I found tramadol, it is a miracle. I have hardly any pain, I have energy, I am in great moods all of the time. I submit blood every year so the doctor can run panels on my organs, and there is never any damage to them. I hope I never have to stop taking it."
new pops (taken for 2 to 5 years) June 17, 2014
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"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."
ginnybee44 (taken for 1 to 2 years) March 10, 2014
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"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."
Almost normal February 15, 2014
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