User Reviews for Tramadol
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Reviews for Tramadol to treat Pain
"I've been taking Tramadol for a few months because of pain in my thumb joints. The recommended dose (50mg 3x per day) was too much for me, resulting in headaches and nausea and (if taken just before bed) sleeplessness. But I reduced the dose to just 1/2 of a 50mg pill taken at 10am and the other half at 4pm and that seems to be working fine. Pain gone and a major boost in my mood. Also, I had to reduce the dose gradually over the course of a couple weeks as I felt a little anxious when I cut the 3x 50mg per day down to just 1/3 of that dosage. I feel much better but am careful not to take too much."
Timbo1 August 25, 2015
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"I was in a car accident in 2014 I had 1 surgery but need another one, I can not afford to be off work right now so I went to a pain dr who first gave me the shots which only gave me relief for 2 days then he gave me tramadol, and it is a joke I took 250 mg with in 1 hr and it only gave me slight pain relief, the dr wanted me to take 100 mg every 8 hrs, that is a joke, I am calling him tomorrow and telling him this stuff DOES NOT WORK...what is made of?"
mary louise sargent August 23, 2015
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"My experience with this drug is not a good one. I was taking tramadol for years and every few months had to up the dose. When I would run out because my body became use to drug I would take more and more to help with my joint pain. I would take 4 50 MG at a time 3 times a day. Which is not okay and experienced horrible side effects. I now have seizures at night and have been off the medicine for a while. The shakiness and nausea from not having the medication is sometimes unbearable. I also have tremors and moodiness as well as a zapping feeling in my brain. I would call this drug the devil. When you come off of it your pain is ten times worse than it was before. It's like it mimics the pain. It is very addictive and would not recommend it"
Ample August 16, 2015
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"Tramadol are trash! They DO NOT WORK! I suffer with pain from chronic kidney stones and end up in the hospital often. And was given these. I am so pissed for having to pay for something that does not work. They do not care about my pain and just think that everyone is a drug abuser. I was on the yellow vicodin that worked fine for my pain and never had gotten addicted to them. Then these idiot doctors had to go and fix what wasn't broken."
Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) August 1, 2015
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"CAUTION! Used tramadol 50 mg for back pain. Started with 1 tab couple of days/wk, eventually up to a tab/day, finally tab/day and 2 tabs/day a couple days/week. Withdrawal would kick in about 18-24 hrs after last dose. Lethargy, tired, felt like the flu. Took tab, w/in an hour felt great. Read about this as potential problem, began to wean myself off. Took several months. Every step down resulted in above withdrawal symptoms (but worse), and the most horrible part was the restless body (RLS, but all over) at night when trying to sleep. Felt ready to explode. After taking 1/4 tab/day for weeks, used some leftover partial valium tabs to finally break free from tramadol. Avoid tramadol if at all possible - withdrawal is absolutely horrible."
jimbo1961 (taken for 1 to 2 years) July 25, 2015
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Ultram (tramadol): "I just started this med yesterday for osteoarthritis & fibromyalgia. After reading the other comments my experience is pretty normal. I'm itching like crazy, had a bad night-no rest, nausea & mild headache. With all those side effects, it appears to have knocked off the edge of the pain. I will continue using if for a few days if I can handle the itching. I want to give it some time because I cannot use narcotics. I end up in the hospital with dehydration from vomiting when I use any narcotics."
Major Fibro sufferer July 9, 2015
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Ultram (tramadol): "I have been taking Ultram (brand) for 7 years for the management of chronic neuropathy pain in my arms, legs, hands, and feet, and I wouldn't change it for anything. Non-addictive, effective 90% of the time, it's a rare day when the pain exceeds the drug's ability to control it. Yes, there is some occasional residual background discomfort; with chronic pain that's to be expected. However, as long as I can function normally without a lot of adverse side effects and addiction, I'm a happy camper. Please note this is for the brand Ultram. I had serious issues with the generic (with the fillers, I think), and do not recommend generic at all."
Twerps (taken for 5 to 10 years) June 16, 2015
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"I have been given tramadol 50 mg for my severe ankle arthritis. It is amazing stuff..I take 2 usually at work ( I work overnight). It takes the edge off of my pain and I can actually function. The only side effect is a bit of a cotton mouth. Funny thing though is it does nothing for my headaches.."
tweetybyrd May 15, 2015
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"I experienced loss of appetite and had 3 falls due to this medication. I also experienced being unusually cold and my hand/fingers would shake, not the usual steady. It all stopped after stopping tramadol. I was prescribed the 50mg pill every 6 hours."
GWG (taken for less than 1 month) May 7, 2015
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"I have been on tramadol for for years first giving to me for pain. It is an incredible pain medicine that gives me so much energy and makes my anxiety and occasional depression non existent, however, I have tried so many times to get off because I am now completely addicted. When I want to get off, even taper down enough to get off, I get the most horrible lightening zapping going thru my brain along with other withdrawals. It is an incredible drug for pain and depression BUT be careful if u stay on for a long period of time u will become a prisoner just like any other pain, depression medicine and the withdrawals are ugly."
prisoner April 23, 2015
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"Tramadol would MILDLY work for my back and knee pain for about a week and then stop. Oxycodone works best for me and hydrocodone is second. If it works for your pain, great but my experience is that it does nothing more than ibuprofen or other OTC pain relievers in the long run. The physical withdrawal from tramadol in my opinion is worse than hydrocodone or oxycodone due to the dual action it has on the brain."
jeeperinva April 11, 2015
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"Over five years ago I was told no more NSAIDSs because of kidney disease. I had found naproxen sodium effective for arthritis pain and migraine headaches. Now because if the kidney disease I was prescribed tramadol, up to 100 mg four times a day. At first I thought it was a joke. It was not nearly as effective as over-the-counter naproxen. But I stuck with it because I had to. Gradually I became aware of its pain reducing qualities. Recently I had joint replacement therapy and had good pain relief but terrible side effects from oxycodone I went back to tramadol and it was enough to take the edge off. I have noticed the headache that many mention in their reviews, but it's mild and short lived. I even take tramadol for real headaches!"
van tootie April 11, 2015
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"Did nothing for my pain from fibromyalgia & I have chronic pain. Gave me the most intense headaches lasting all day & night! And a rash on my arms where you bend your arms. Other areas too."
trouble1211 (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 16, 2015
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"I have severe kidney stones and back and joint pain. I took lortab for years. I wanted to get off the heavy duty pain meds. My Dr. suggested tramadol 50mg. I really had little hope it would help. I was shocked when it worked. I take 3 50mg tabs a day. It gave me my life back. My Dr. told me to try it and if it didn't work I could go back to the lortab. There's no need for that now. I only wish I discovered it sooner!"
Rockinrichard (taken for 6 months to 1 year) February 26, 2015
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"Very mild pain relief. Can't believe it's a Class 3 medicine. The relief is not the same as other pain relievers. Sometimes it does nothing to relieve pain. However, each person reacts differently to pain relievers. It seems I have a high tolerance level."
Cattrick February 7, 2015
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"As I'm allergic to Codeine and have had 4 major surgeryies for Cancer in the last 12 months,I thank God for Tramadol .Fast ,effective relief during a time of great anxiety and discomfort. We all react differently to medications but if recommended by your MD give it a try"
divasing (taken for 1 to 2 years) February 6, 2015
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