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71 Ratings with 64 User Reviews

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Reviews for Tramadol to treat Restless Legs Syndrome

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"I have RLS and my legs really hurts at night, even at days but not as much. my wifes mother Gave me a Tramadol that she use fore her back pain, i sleep like a baby, i fall a sleep really Quick and have a really nice sleep, when i dont take it i cant sleep at night. 100mg to 200mg will do it."

   
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Hassan fylli April 9, 2016

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"Sleep deprivation from RLS was becoming unbearable. One 100mg Transform 2-3 hours before bed and I slept like a baby for 4 months. Now my bigger concern us am I hooked on this? I stopped cold turkey a week ago and it's finally out of my system but the withdrawal symptoms were horrible at night. Now I am back to sleepless nights and sluggish days. I would get back on it in a heartbeat so I could sleep but am going to ask my doctor about non opioid first."

   
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MJ Dallas April 8, 2016

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"I also had suffered as a child with the leg movement ,also was told growing pains,and as an adult as I still had it I would pour alcohol on it an take Tylenol an in 20 minutes it was gone,an didn't come back for a few days,as I got older this has gotten so much worse ,an if you ever need a Benadryl pill lord help you cause it intenseifies the problem ten fold the tramadol helps a lot two pills a night use to be three, but now I'm on buspirone for serotonin levels, an read that tramadol raises the seratonin,that's why I take only two now but it still works good to control the rls"

   
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Redrosenat (taken for 5 to 10 years) March 22, 2016

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"I wanted to post a little more information on Tramadol for RLS because people here are having a lot of questions/concerns. 50mg of Tramadol once or twice a day is not going to greatly improve your RLS. For restless legs, this medication needs to be taken in doses of at least 100mg and for it to completely get rid of the restlessness, it needs to be taken 2-4 times a day. And while other opiates like Oxycodone or Hydrocodone start working right away, Tramadol can take up to 1-2 hours to feel the full effect. So your last dose should be taken a hour or 2 before bedtime. Tramadol does nothing for pain but for RLS, it is a God send. The max dose is 400mg in 24 hours with no more than 100-150mg taken at once."

   
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Jenn Ivan (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 20, 2016

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"I've RLS for more than a decade. Its hereditary. My respected mother also suffered from it. From last one year it became too intensive to sleep. Requip and other drugs for RLS my neurologist gave didn't work on me. My orthopedic gave me Tramadol for lower backache. SURPRISE!! My legs stopped jumping that night. Since then I'm on it. Unfortunately it doesn't cure it so I've to take it one pill 50mg every night. Dr said Tramadol is habit forming so Now I'm trying alternative medicine like homeopathy and Ayurved. Let's see. Meanwhile thanks to Tramadol that's letting me sleep."

   
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Shudh December 21, 2015

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"I have had RLS since I was a child,they didnt know what it was then and called it "growing pains".I would cry when it rained or was cold, my legs would hurt so bad. Then 15 years ago, as an adult I was given ultram for a neck injury[three ruptured discs] and my RLS just vanished.I couldnt believe it!At first I kept waiting for it to come back, but it didnt. Now I take tramadol 100 mg three times a day,for nerve pain and RLS and it completely controls the symptoms without obnoxious side effects[like nausea vomiting insomnia and sinusitis from requip, loss of cooridination and falling from gabapentin,headaches, blurred vision, nausea and flank pain from lyrica-ugh those drugs were awful!] I sleep well now and feel rested."

   
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Mungo Jerrie October 26, 2015

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"Tramadol works. Period."

   
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FORMER sufferer September 30, 2015

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"If I could give it a negative 10, I would. I took a 50mg pill about 1 1/2 hours ago and still NOT WORKING. I can't have another one for 8 hours, and I am afraid to take anything else at this time. I am calling doc tomorrow for something else."

   
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korpuskristi (taken for less than 1 month) September 25, 2015

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"I recently started taking 50mg of Tramadol at night for severe Rls. I have been reading the horror stories associated with Requip as well as tramadol. I am hoping that 350mg of Tramadol over the course of a week will be too small of an amount to develop a dependence on but who knows! Has anyone else been able to find relief for Rls by taking a small dose of tramadol?"

sahbeedee (taken for less than 1 month) September 7, 2015

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"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."

   
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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."

   
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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."

   
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Jenn Ivan May 19, 2015

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"I have been on Tramadol 50mg for a number of years due to RLS, I take two at night only. It now is a controlled drug, to which only half the amount is prescribed."

   
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Denny29 May 3, 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."

   
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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!"

   
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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."

   
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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!"

   
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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."

   
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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."

   
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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!"

   
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C.A.G. September 27, 2014

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"Saved my life! I pretty much went over the deep end from not being able to sleep. Being treated for sleep apnea has helped too."

TacoBill June 5, 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 "

   
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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. "

   
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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."

   
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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!"

   
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Mrs feel good (taken for 2 to 5 years) May 23, 2013

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