User Reviews for Tramadol
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Reviews for Tramadol to treat Fibromyalgia
"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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"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. "
FibroChick16-20 (taken for 2 to 5 years) December 3, 2013
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"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!"
CMCowles (taken for less than 1 month) November 9, 2013
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"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."
Liz1980 (taken for 5 to 10 years) August 20, 2013
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"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."
Daisymae39 (taken for 1 to 2 years) April 25, 2013
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"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."
Therese1 (taken for 10 years or more) February 13, 2013
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"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."
Fibrobound (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 25, 2012
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"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."
MisaBrown November 9, 2012
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"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."
Miss Alma (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 29, 2012
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