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Reviews for Tramadol to treat Restless Legs Syndrome
"Had increasing bad RLS experiences before I knew they were RLS, so I just suffered through them. Then was given tramadol for pain for shoulder injury, and noticed leg problems stopped. When I stopped tramadol for pain, the RLS returned. That was 8 years ago, and I have been taking it for my RLS ever since and it's a lifesaver. It never fails to make the symptoms stop or appear in the first place. Tramadol has worked great for me for RLS."
Mike4733 September 1, 2015
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"I have dealt with RLS for a number of years. I suffer from insomnia but I would take melatonin, Lunestra, Ambien and they did nothing but aggravate my RLS worse. Nothing like being tired AND agitated because of the constant need to move my legs. I had to have a hysterectomy in April and they sent me home with Tramadol after a week I noticed I had not had an RLS episode for the entire week. I didn't take it one night because I wasn't having any pain from surgery...RLS kicked in. Realized the Tramadol was keeping the RLS at bay. If I don't take it before the RLS kicks in, it's not quite as effective."
lonestargroomer (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 2, 2015
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"I've experienced Restless Legs on and off since I was a child. I remember my legs aching very badly and feeling like I constantly had to shake and move them around. This used to only happen when I was extremely tired. But over the years it has gotten worse. My doctor started me off on a low dose of Tramadol (50mg 2x a day). 50mg didn't really help so now I take 100mg anywhere from 2-4 times a day and it completely gets rid of my restless legs. I can sleep for more than 2 hours and I can actually get comfortable, fall asleep and stay asleep. I would rather use this medication the rest of my life (I am 35) than ever have to deal with restless legs again."
Jenn Ivan May 19, 2015
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"I have 3 herniated discs in my lumbar spine with lower back pain and sciatica. I am currently taking Percocet and Zanaflex for this condition. But recently I've been having terrible bouts of Restless Leg Syndrome. My doctor has prescribed me Tramadol and it helps a great deal. My legs no longer feel heavy/achy and like I constantly need to move them. I've been taking 100mg of Tramadol every 8 hours. It works for about 6 hours and then I start feeling uncomfortable but it has definitely been a great help. I would recommend this to anyone suffering from Restless Legs Syndrome. This medicine will help ease your leg discomfort and let you get some sleep."
Bridgette Leigh Zieyold March 10, 2015
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"I used to suffer from terrible restless legs syndrome, with countless sleepless nights. My doctor and I tried all sorts of medicine, from Sifrol/parkinson's medication, to valium, but none were very effective and/or had way too many side effects. Then I started taking 100mg Tramadol and I haven't looked back since. I sleep well each and every night, wake up refreshed and my restless legs syndrome is totally eliminated. I'm not having any side effects either. This is a wonder drug for people with RLS. It really gives you your life back!"
Viking82 (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 11, 2015
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"I have had restless leg for quite a few years and was on on Oxycodone for pain and noticed it helped the restless leg at night, but a friend had me try tramadol and worked well, told my doctor and now I take it at night 100 to 150 mg."
gossmer (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 2, 2015
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"I've suffered restless legs syndrome since 2nd grade. It is a miserable affliction. I am now 51 and I experience it in my legs, arms and back as restlessness and pain starting after 7pm. Initially was on ropinirole, pramipexole for a few years. Those pills made me feel sleepy until 3 am at which time I'd wake up. A sleep specialist now has me on 1200mg of gabapentin and 50mg tramadol. For me, this combination works great. It relieves 100% of the restlessness and 90% of the pain and other uncomfortable sensations. I've been able to fall asleep with this medicine combination. Glad it's available!"
Guido64 December 21, 2014
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"I tried everything to stop this rls and nothing worked. I would be up all night moving my legs up and down and then it started moving to my torso and I could not take it no more being up. I was finally given tramadol for my back issues but found it worked to quiet my rls. I only get 50 mg and I live normally now with it. I can't tell you of the sleepless nights I have had without it. I only take one in the morning and one in the evening. It lasts for me but sometimes it doesn't for real long periods of time. I would rather take tramadol then gabenton that is horrible! I also have nerve damage from my diabetes and it also relieves that pain needles too. Thank god for this to regain my life back."
bryankello (taken for 2 to 5 years) December 15, 2014
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"I have had restless legs syndrome for over a decade varying from mild, moderate to quite severe at times. After being prescribed Prozac I found that it helped the depression but made the restless legs syndrome worse. After falling and cracking my ribs I was prescribed 100mg Tramadol twice daily. It was excellent for pain relief, RLS completely disappeared and I got a good night's sleep. I stopped the Tramadol after 2 weeks and experienced flu like withdrawal symptoms and RLS returned with a vengeance. Internet info is that Prozac can affect restless legs syndrome and taken with Tramadol can cause serotonin syndrome. I contacted doctor and requested lower dose Tramadol to wean myself off. I am still taking one 50mg at 4pm, any later and the RLS kicks in and is harder to control."
Theatre (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 8, 2014
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"I've been suffering with restless leg syndrome for years and the older I get the worse the symptoms are. My doctor prescribed tramadol when I hurt my back and discovered that my legs stopped hurting completely for the first time in years! I have tried endless medications and the only thing I got were terrible side effects and no leg relief. I have absolutely no side effects with tramadol and I can sleep pain free all night!"
C.A.G. September 27, 2014
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"I really had been suffering this complex and less studied disorder which can seriously affect your efficacy. Fortunately I shifted to a country were no good COX-2 inhibitors were available for my on and off back pain so I was given tramadol 50mg twice daily. Once I took a cap after 2 hours I find my legs quite fine and sensation free, which I used to have for a decade on and off "
dr rafi November 22, 2013
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"I have been on Tramadol for eight years now and could not function without it. I have uncontrollable movement sometimes all day long if I don't medicate starting when I wake up each day. Presently I have to take the threshold amount of 400mg each day and now I need to take more to control the symptoms but I don't care because it works. I was taking gabapentin as well but it makes me dizzy, gives headaches, and can't stay awake. Prefer tramadol. Worried what I will do when it won't work any longer because of the volume I need to take for effects. My restless legs syndrome is so severe I couldn't live or want to live without a prescription to control it. Such a feeling of nerve pain it is intolerable. "
Fish out of water October 11, 2013
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"I've been on everything to control my restless legs syndrome- most recently switched from 2mg of ropinirole (Requip) to 50mg tramadol. So far so good - the Requip had worked well for the restless legs syndrome, but left me feeling nauseous and just kind of icky all the time, and I never felt clear-headed the next day. So far, I've awakened feeling much more refreshed with the tramadol, but I don't believe the 50mg dose will be adequate, as I've woken up each night around 3 am with symptoms. For the past few nights I've dosed at 100mg and have slept great. Good stuff."
LongTimeRLSer (taken for less than 1 month) September 9, 2013
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"I was given 50mg of tramadol 3x a day, initially for restless leg syndrome. This combined with gabapentin have helped so much with the restless legs syndrome. I also have chronic hip pain, have been dealing with it since I was a young child, due to my hips dislocating multiple times a month. This medicine works well, but I have had to have my doctor up the dose. I now take 300mg a day. I do have to say, that the side effects are terrible. I itch horribly! My whole body, but the worst place is my face! It also has made it so that I am unable to sleep at nights. It's worth it to not be in pain, and to lay down comfortably, but the side effects for me are bad!"
Mrs feel good (taken for 2 to 5 years) May 23, 2013
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"I suffer day, night, evening, whenever it strikes with restless legs syndrome. I can't even sit through a movie at the theater anymore, but with the help of tramadol I can. It has made life so much easier. I don't like the sleepy side effects but compared with fidgety legs its a no brainer."
Lexys mom (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 23, 2013
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"I have been taking Tramadol for RLS for three years. It worked absolutely wonderfully, and any time I ran out or stopped for some reason, I had no withdrawal symptoms at all. Also, I never felt like I was dependent on it, nor addicted to it. It helps that this is a non-narcotic medication. At the beginning of this year, my doctor added gabapentin 300mg/night. With this combination, I must say, I have never had a more restful night's sleep in my entire life. I wake up refreshed, not groggy at all, and ready to hop right out of bed and take on the day and the world."
Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years) October 10, 2012
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"I have been suffering from restless legs syndrome for over 15yrs. I was originally given tramadol for back pain, which didn't help me at all, but in the process I found I fully relieved my RLS symptoms. I have been taking it for over 10yrs. I have stopped during pregnancy and when taking my migraine medicines, and substitute a low dose narcotic. In the beginning I do remember some 'high' like feelings when I started Tramadol but during my breaks from it I haven't experienced the withdrawals everyone is talking about. My RLS symptoms are quite severe and not medicated it will bring me to tears. The horrible achiness and cramping makes me want to scream! Have tried Quinine and Requip in the past with bad sided effects."
DRB74 (taken for 10 years or more) August 5, 2012
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"Have had restless legs syndrome for 7 years and MD tried multiple medicines (Requip, Neurontin, Carbidopa/Levodopa). All worked OK but still had RLS in the day and night. Then, I hurt my back and was put on Tramadol three times a day. My RLS completely went away but I had problems peeing. So, I went off and those symptoms went away (but the RLS came back). So, now I take one pill a day and the RLS is gone and I have no side effects."
Anonymous April 10, 2012
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"Fantastic. I finally got immediate relief for my restless leg syndrome after suffering for many months and taking other medicines like Horizant. This one did the trick for my legs and I sleep well again."
JWG916 April 8, 2012
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"I have severe and agonizing restless legs syndrome. People say it's because of my schizophrenia medicines but I know its genetics. I went through agonizing years until I found that taking tramadol everyday completely cured it. "
Anonymous March 23, 2012
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"When I was in 8th grade, I fractured my back, and have re-fractured it 2 more times since then. I have done everything under the sun to help relieve my back pain and the only thing that has ever worked has been Tramadol. I also have restless leg and it is not just when I'm sleeping - it's all day every day, and all through the night. I used to take the Tramadol to help this and it completely cured the restless legs syndrome."
cherokee16 February 11, 2012
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Ultram (tramadol): "I have had restless legs syndrome for about a year now. It drives me crazy. It is just in my left leg no where else. Dr gave me Requip and did nothing. I tried tramadol and although I still have a bit of tingling in my leg and foot, my leg seems more relaxed. I will say that the ONLY thing I have found to work right away and all day is Vicodin. My doctor told me that pain medicines are a treatment for restless legs syndrome. I'm hoping the tramadol is a winner so I can stop with the pain medicine."
Babysaw October 29, 2011
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