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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Reviews for Tramadol to treat Fibromyalgia
Review by FibroChick16-20 (taken for 2 to 5 years):
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.
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!
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.
24 users found this comment helpful.
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.
33 users found this comment helpful.
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.
36 users found this comment helpful.
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.
39 users found this comment helpful.
Review by Miss Alma (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
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.
19 users found this comment helpful.
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.
26 users found this comment helpful.
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!
29 users found this comment helpful.
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.
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.
15 users found this comment helpful.
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.
12 users found this comment helpful.
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!
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.
17 users found this comment helpful.
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.
14 users found this comment helpful.
Ultram (tramadol): I was so hopeful for this medication, after trying so many others without success. However, after taking it for a few weeks at the maximum dosage I felt absolutely no relief from pain. No side effects, either, which is great, but I kept having to write down when I took them to ensure I did not double up (just because I felt absolutely nothing at all).
12 users found this comment helpful.
Ultram (tramadol): I have fibromyalgia; my doctor prescribed Tramadol (Ultram) between 50-200 mg/day as needed. It worked great for about 6 months. Then I started itching all over. The itching was worse than the pain. I find that now I can only take 50 mg/day (before bed). If I take any more than that, the itching returns. Benadryl only helps a little. It was a wonderful medicine for me while it lasted.
18 users found this comment helpful.
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