User Reviews for Ultram

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Review by Anonymous:

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7.0

For Pain: Seems to take the edge off the chronic back pain caused by compressed disc. I've been taking this medicine for well over a year. No side effects or ability to function.

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October 19, 2009 4:18 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

For Pain: I just started taking this medication. It works wonders. I have been in chronic pain for over 3 years and needless to say, constant pain puts me in a terrible mood. This medication not only relieves the pain in my joints, but also helps me psychologically. I'm not sure if it is the medicine or the fact that I am pain free for the first time in years.

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October 16, 2009 11:43 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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6.0

For Pain: I was prescribed Ultram/tramadol for the daily pain I am in due to being crushed from the waist down. I only use it when Tylenol or ibuprofen will not work, which is maybe once a week or a handful of times per month. Ultram does help take the edge off the pain most of the time, but on occasion, just doesn't help. I need to be sure I have food in my stomach before taking it or it will make me pretty nauseous. It also keeps me up at night if I take it late in the day. I haven't had any issues concerning withdrawal from it, but it may be because I do not use it on a daily basis, but only when needed.

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October 6, 2009 2:08 PM

Review by KCjsvq:

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1.0

For Pain: Took first dose of Ultram and started have severe nausea. Recovered after 36 hours. Unsure that it caused the nausea since I had a flu shot that day, I tried it again two weeks later and again experienced severe nausea which ended again after about 36 hours.

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October 3, 2009 9:48 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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8.0

For Pain: Had surgery in 01, then I re herniated my lumbar discs. I use a tens unit, pain patch, and lots of aspirins. My doctor prescribed Ultram 50 mg 2x a day or as needed. Haven't taken it everyday because I get sluggish at work. Works great for the pain, but makes me VERY tired. Also, I wake up in the middle of the night and can't get back to sleep.

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September 22, 2009 4:57 AM

Review by SkyT:

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4.0

For Pain: I take 100 mg "as needed" for chronic neck and shoulder pain after dual AFDC surgery which left me with some major nerve damage. It doesn't totally relieve my pain, but it makes it tolerable. One dose makes me nauseous with or without food in my stomach. If I have a bad neck day and take 2 doses I will spend the night throwing up so I never take 2 doses any more.

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August 27, 2009 5:49 AM

Review by JayneDough:

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1.0

For Fibromyalgia: This medication did nothing for my pain. Had to stop taking Ultram after 5 days due to extreme agitation.

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August 24, 2009 12:23 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

For Pain: I've been taking Ultram for nerve pain related to a herniated and degenerative disc. I tried opioid narcotics with NO relief. I could barely walk around and could not sit. Within 45 minutes my pain dropped from a 8/10 to 3/10. After a couple of days my pain was 1/10. The only side effect I experienced was slight dry mouth. It works great!!

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July 31, 2009 10:28 PM

Review by allnevaeh:

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1.0

For Pain: A doctor gave me Ultram with Trazadone for a sprained wrist and insomnia/anxiety. I took them both at bedtime and by morning I was throwing up with one of the worst headaches of my life, on my birthday. I threw up all day.

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July 26, 2009 9:12 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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7.0

For Pain: This medication worked very well to ease my ankle pain. However, it left me feeling a little forgetful after taking it for a few days. It also made me very drowsy. But I was not in the severe pain that I had been. The most negative reaction was when I stopped taking the medication. The following day I felt nauseous, shaky, dizzy, and had the cold sweats. The withdrawal symptoms were very unpleasant.

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July 23, 2009 2:47 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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6.0

For Pain: I have used Ultram at night along with Xanax. It does allow me more sleep than before. Usually around 4 hours. I do notice a headache, especially if I take a second dose later at night, I will wake with a headache. I've bee taking it for about a year but do not notice any withdrawal if I miss any doses.

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July 12, 2009 9:58 PM

Review by genius2k:

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9.0

For Pain: I am 29 years old. I have fibromyalgia and hypermobility disorder. Without this drug I would be worthless. I used to be a grumpy person that could not accomplish anything without major difficulty. I have taken Ultram ER 300 for the last 3 years. I have never been without this medicine for more than 12 hours. I am now 3 days off this medicine because I ran out by accident. This has been the most miserable experience of my life. I am on the verge of getting written up at work. I can not focus. I feel horrible. I cant go to sleep at night and I cant wake up in the morning. This is truly miserable. I feel as if I am being hit by a truck several times a day.

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July 8, 2009 9:10 PM

Review by Xenon:

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1.0

For Fibromyalgia: I found this drug to have very little effect on my fibromyaliga, even when I used the maximum dose prescribed by my doctor.

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June 26, 2009 2:50 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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1.0

For Pain: I was prescribed Ultram for a severe sore throat, couldn't eat or drink. I was taking Cymbalta. The combination caused a seizure.

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June 25, 2009 7:57 AM

Review by Colleen1234:

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7.0

For Fibromyalgia: Hi, I just thought that I'd add this comment for you. I have recently been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, hepatitis, and lupus. But before my diagnoses, with no insurance, I went to the hospital when I couldn't take the pain anymore and was prescribed Ultram 50mg 2x a day. At first I took 1 and then another and so on until I reached six in a 4 hour period. When it finally started working it hit me like a ton of bricks. Needless to say I was pain free. So my advise is start with 2 and wait, it just not an instant relief like codeine. Unfortunately your body does become immune to its effects within abut 3 months. Now I am taking 4 roxicodone a day and also adjusting to that quickly too. Good luck to all of you.

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June 21, 2009 11:03 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

For Pain: I have been using Ultram for about 2 months. I think this medicine works very well for pain, however the withdrawal side effects for me have been bad. If I stop taking this medicine for two days I experience cold sweats, hot flashes, can't sleep, my legs get restless at night. I find that I have to take the medicine without having pain, just to feel like my normal self again. The restless legs is probably the worst part of the withdrawal symptoms. It does however work fairly well for pain if taken regularly.

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June 4, 2009 3:18 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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5.0

For Pain: I had a very serious seizure combining Ultram with Prozac, something which unfortunately many doctors are not aware of (like my brother, who is an ER doctor and disputed me that this was the cause until I steered him to the relevant literature, since I too am a scientist). However, I was also at fault for forgetting to tell my doctor that I was taking Prozac from my primary care doctor. I essentially was out for several minutes, severely bit my tongue, had a concussion from hitting the floor. I was very close to getting into the car to take my 5 year old to preschool. So please, please, be very very careful when mixing prescription medicines.

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May 24, 2009 7:18 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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4.0

For Pain: Ultram was prescribed for me for low back pain of unknown origin. Unfortunately, I would say that the medicine only knocks the pain level 2 points on the 10 point scale. It allowed me to function, but did not take the pain away.

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May 20, 2009 5:12 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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5.0

For Pain: I am a long term ultram user (maybe 5 or 6 years). I have osteoarthritis. Now I feel like I am taking the medicine just to get rid of the headache and runny nose that I get when I do NOT take it. I am trying to STOP taking it and maybe switch to arthritis strength tylenol. At least I won't have a headache and a runny nose. I think it addressed my pain very well some years ago but now it's not working because I still have arthritis pain.

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May 11, 2009 3:40 PM

Review by delores233peoplepc.com:

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9.0

For Fibromyalgia: Over 20 years ago, I was diagnosed with myofacial pain syndrome. This was before fibromyalgia had a name. I tried everything with no relief. In the 90's, I ruptured a disc and the doctor prescribed Ultram. It not only gave relief for the disc problem, but felt like a miracle drug for fibromyalgia. I have allergies to most medications, but amazingly, I could take Ultram. Without this medication, I would not have a life. I have never suffered from any side effects. I take three tablets daily. I do not take any other medications for fibromyalgia. The only other medicine I take is for under active thyroid.

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May 6, 2009 5:44 PM

Review by Lesaly:

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7.0

For Fibromyalgia: Ultram was helpful for my muscle pain associated with the fibromyalgia. It did not make me feel 'dopey' or 'high' or more tired, etc. However, I would have to eat a substantial meal before taking it and then eat an apple or something after I took it or I feel on the verge on vomiting. It made me so nauseated if my stomach was not completely full.

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May 4, 2009 4:06 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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1.0

For Pain: I have torn ligaments in my shoulder along with tendinitis and was prescribed 50mg every 4 to 6 hours. I have received no pain relief from this medication.

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May 3, 2009 7:21 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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8.0

For Pain: Works well, last for about 6-8 hours.

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April 30, 2009 7:24 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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1.0

For Pain: This pain reliever is not the best, but it helps sometimes. It helps me sleep at night. One thing I don't like about it is unlike some of the other pain relievers I've taken, I built a tolerance to Ultram a lot quicker than to any other.

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April 30, 2009 3:16 AM

Review by young old man:

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9.0

For Pain: I have been on Ultram for 8 years and has made my life bearable. I have many spinal problems. Anklosing spondylitis, slipped discs, bambooing vertebra, degeneration. Been through eight surgeons no one could do anything practical but exploratory butchering. They were honest not wanting to play with it. This drug has been a life saver for me. No side effects. Even helps with tooth pain. I only need 1-2 per day and only use as a cushion not using everyday and only if I have an active day. No withdrawals at all.

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April 28, 2009 7:11 PM

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