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User Reviews for Tramadol

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Tramadol Rating Summary

6.7/10 Average Rating

650 Ratings with 436 User Reviews

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"I work 7 days a week, 10-14 hours a day doing hard labor. my friend gave me a 100mg pill from citra (I think) one day and within 15 minutes all the pain was gone and I felt like my mood was increased x10. I worked harder than I usually do without one and had a very fast pace. I take one in the morning when I know it's gonna be a rough day and it helps me out through the whole day, if I notice I really need another one (which is rarely) I'll take half and feel better. I stop for a week or two to not build a big tolerance and haven't felt any negative side affects or having the need to want to just go pop some. The only noticeable side affect which didn't mind much was that my breathing was slightly off, not too much; most pills cause it."

   
9.0

Nicky81738 February 8, 2016

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Ultram (tramadol): "I have a degenerative disc disease in my neck & lower back. I have used ultram for a year. Usually 2 each 50mg. At bedtime . This med seems to work well for me so far."

   
8.0

sparkanator January 19, 2016

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"When I went into labor I had to have a episiotomy got about 50 stitches and had a rough labor. I was in a lot of pain after but I also planned on breast feeding. My doc prescribed tramadol 50mg. He reassured me it was fine with breastfeeding. The medicine definetly worked with the pain for me 100% that's why I gave it a good score BUT PLEASE mamas who are breastfeeding pay attention, soon after getting my baby home I noticed she was sleeping so much all day all night I would have to wake her to get her to eat and this was the only thing I could relate it too was the tramadol it was the only thing I was taking I IMMEDIATELY stopped the medicine and she was fine after that so please even tho the doc says it's ok I would def not recommend it"

   
10

Thinkwhat (taken for less than 1 month) January 14, 2016

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"Tremolo did nothing for me. Norco was very much more effective"

   
2.0

Johne38190 January 6, 2016

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"I'm allergic to codeine and NSAIDs rip my stomach apart and cause GI bleeding so this is what I take for pain. tramadol 50 mg two or three/day. I broke my foot recently and was literally screaming in pain. Took Diclofenac, tylenol, no relief. Took 100 mg tramadol and feel much better now. I had to get off Prozac to take this but I'm glad I did. Prozac made me eat all the time, I put on 20 lbs. tramadol actually suppresses my appetite which is a plus. If you take this longer then a few months make sure to taper off."

   
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beat_up (taken for 1 to 2 years) December 6, 2015

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"I think this stuff works great as long as ur not a habitual user of the stronger pain killers. I'm allergic to NSAIDs and aspirin so I can pretty much only take Tylenol and the occasional cox 2 inhibitor (Celebrex, vioxx, bextra). I took Tylenol and Celebrex yesterday for leg pains and got no relief. Used Tylenol today. No relief. I took a 50mg tramadol and pain gone!!! I have a high tolerance for certain meds but for pain, I'm an over the counter kinda gal. This is great for single doses! Maybe not for daily regime :-/."

   
10

5starr (taken for less than 1 month) November 24, 2015

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"Good experience. Got the med a long time ago. Some people react different to tramadol. It is heavy. But in my case far more effective than other medicines."

   
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James21212 (taken for 1 to 2 years) November 20, 2015

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"Worst prescription medication I have ever taken. First, it barely works. You would be better off taking over the counter medicine. But, the worst part of this drug is the day after. It literally feels like a hangover every time! I get migraines, nausea, hot flashes, and sometimes I throw up. The whole day after is like this. It's not worth it."

Allieeee November 17, 2015

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"I am a runner and had strained my back during training. I was taking 4 advils at a time for weeks and even though I was popping them like M&M's, o as still suffering. My doctor prescribed Tramadol 50mg 1-2 pills every 6 hours and took the pain away immediately!!! The side effect I had were slight headache and it made me little loopy but it outweighed the back pain I was experiencing so I was happy with it. Don't plan on taking this long term but it was the only thing that worked for me."

   
8.0

DeeDee0519 November 16, 2015

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"I took this for menstural cramps and noticed absolutely no difference at all in pain or mood. Its like taking motrin! The only thing I get is a little dizzy. I am very disappointed with this medication. The warning label scared me... when I finally took it I could not believe it did absolutely nothing for the pain."

   
1.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) November 15, 2015

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"I was prescribe 50mg 4x a day and then moved to 300mg extended release. While on the 50mg 4x a day, I noticed it took about 15 minutes to feel some relief from my joint & nerve pain. The only problem was each dose only really lasted for about 20 minutes. The first does ever was a oh yer finally some relief, that lasted 20 minutes. That was the reason we switched to 300mg extended release. Again, it took about 15 minutes to feel a decrease in pain. With the extended release, it still only helped for a short period of time, maybe an hour or two. I stuck with it for about 4-6 weeks hoping it would build up & eventually relieve pain for a good portion of my day. Honestly, it only cut pain by about 50% & never lasted longer than 2 hours."

   
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Mama P (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 11, 2015

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"Addiction. I had to self wean off this drug"

   
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DESsss (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 2, 2015

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"I have chronic back pain from psoratic arthritis and fused SI joints. I also had rotator cuff surgery recently. I am prescribed 50mg of tramadol every six hours. This medication gives me little to no relief. When I was prescribed percocet initially, I experienced complete relief and could perform my job and daily activities, including golf, with NO side effects. My quality of life was awesome. I have an extremely labor intensive job, and I can barely move anymore. I am extremely frustrated with this medication, and my doctor will not prescribe any opoids because of the federal regulations, and some seniors are abusing the medication. I have MRI and Xray results that verify my chronic pain. Still, no relief. Tramadol does not work"

   
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Fused SI Joints October 31, 2015

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"I have been on prozac , Gabapentin and prozac for many years. I hve been on the same dose of tramadol for the last 6 years i take the 50 mg tablets . I take 2 pills 4 times a day. The thing about any medicine is how well it works with our body chemistry. It lasts up to six hours. I'm not a Zombie, I can take great care of my toddlers and as we all know toddlers drive u up the wall. I can still feel some of the pain but it's not bad enough to keep me unhappy and unproductive.OH AND if u become addicted to something , next time blame yourself for taking it wrong instead of blaming the meds!!! Lol"

   
8.0

kat katemp (taken for 5 to 10 years) October 15, 2015

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"Suffered with severe Neuropathic pain caused by shingles for a number of years whilst taking various ineffective painkillers. My Doctor recently prescribed 50mg Tramadol capsules which relieve the pain considerably. For me, this is a wonder drug and totally free on the NHS."

   
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Tme2 October 3, 2015

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"I take Tramadol for neuropathic pain. Lately after I take it my neck feels like it is swollen. Any one know what is going on?"

   
6.0

Talllanky October 2, 2015

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"I have taken Prozac for a long while. It's the only drug that helps my depression I have dealt with for 9 years. Don't take this drug if you take a drug that raises your serotonin. You will be at risk for serotonin syndrome which can be fatal. This drug is for pain but it also an SNRI. This made me extremely depressed, and did nothing for my pain except make me lightheaded and have a opiate like high, except no pain relief."

   
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Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) September 14, 2015

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"Took Tramadol for excruciating back pain. Worked marvelously for three weeks, pain 80% decreased, but affected my judgment as I saw events and people in an unrealistically positive way. After 3 weeks, I started imagining blacks ghosts at night, got depressed and negative, my face felt like sunburned at night, nausea. Needless to say, I stopped taking the drug, withdrawal made the experience worse, I am back with pain waiting for surgery. BAD DRUG!"

   
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FMP-Tramadol September 9, 2015

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"The Generic version of ultram does NOT work. The Branded ULTRAM is highly effective for pain without side effects. However, it is very costly and I usually cannot afford it. Aspriin is better than generic tramadol meanwhile in searches for prices...websites interchangeably use tramadol in lieu of ultram as tho they are the same. They are NOT"

   
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feliciatwo September 8, 2015

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"I'm prescribed tramadol 50mg every 4 hours as needed. I'm only 22 with a herniated disc/pinched nerve, scoliosis and suffer neuorpathic pain. I will admit these help the neuropathy condition; however, I need to take 4-5 at a time. I don't see how one or 2 could help, but it could just be my tolerance. If you're working a physical job with serious herniated disc issues I wouldn't expect much help from these and would stay on hydrocodone or oxycodone. If some sort of neuropathy condition, I'd give these a try. I only go on these for a week or 2 at a time then take a break to avoid withdrawals. Eat something after taking these to avoid an upset stomach. I'd still MUCH rather take hydrocodone for pain to be honest."

   
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John Mickle September 3, 2015

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"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."

   
8.0

Timbo1 August 25, 2015

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"Chronic ankle, knee and hip problems. Normally don't take anything but needed something to help with pain relief while on a trip. They didn't work for me at all...really annoying."

   
1.0

KeithC77 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?"

   
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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"

   
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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."

   
1.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) August 1, 2015

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