The following information is NOT intended to endorse drugs or recommend therapy. While these reviews might be helpful, they are not a substitute for the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgement of healthcare practitioners in patient care.
Ultram (tramadol) 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!!
69 users found this comment helpful.
Ultram (tramadol) 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.
21 users found this comment helpful.
Ultram (tramadol) 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.
41 users found this comment helpful.
Ultram (tramadol) 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.
10 users found this comment helpful.
Ultram (tramadol) 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.
207 users found this comment helpful.
Ultram (tramadol) 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.
40 users found this comment helpful.
Ultram (tramadol) 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.
229 users found this comment helpful.
Ultram (tramadol) 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.
245 users found this comment helpful.
Ultram (tramadol) 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.
23 users found this comment helpful.
Ultram (tramadol) 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.
35 users found this comment helpful.
Ultram (tramadol) 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.
93 users found this comment helpful.
Ultram (tramadol) 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.
16 users found this comment helpful.
Ultram (tramadol) 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.
24 users found this comment helpful.
Ultram (tramadol) 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.
91 users found this comment helpful.
Ultram (tramadol) for Pain: I have multiple hernias in my low back and neck. My doctor abruptly stopped my Vicodin because I had used it long term and was losing the effect of pain relief. Started Ultram 400mg a day. No withdrawal symptoms from Vicodin. My pain level though didn't improve from the Vicodin. I still feel the same as I did as the last few months of Vicodin use. I have had bad withdrawal symptoms in the past from fentanyl and am a little worried about having to come off Ultram someday as it appears to be hard to come off of. So basically it works like weak Vicodin for me and I have had some erectile dysfunction symptoms as well. I saw someone else comment on that. I'm young and never had any type of problems. I also take Lyrica 150mg three times a day.
25 users found this comment helpful.
Ultram (tramadol) for Fibromyalgia: I was taking Ultram ER 100 mg once a day along with Lyrica with no real relief. My doctor upped my Ultram to 200 mg once a day and I feel much better. I can't believe the difference the dosage makes. Off course, being time release it does take a while to kick in, but I found I can work a longer day sometimes.
38 users found this comment helpful.
Ultram (tramadol) for Fibromyalgia: I have been using Ultram (tramadol) for over 8 years for my fibromyalgia pain. I started on it for a shoulder and neck injury, and it worked so great, I have been able to stay on it. In those 8 years I have actually lowered my dose by less than half, and get through a day on 75 mg. It keeps me working. I can not take it late in the day or it keeps me from sleeping well. If you are in pain, moderate to BAD days, I suggest you try it in moderate levels. It will not help for headaches for me. Stopping to take it will produce withdrawal symptoms after a time. Be prepared to go through a miserable, cranky day. Good luck, and feel well.
76 users found this comment helpful.
Ultram (tramadol) for Pain: I currently use fentanyl 100 patches and oxycodone with APAP 5/325 mg. I have still been having pain thoughout the day. I started to take the Ultram ER 200 mg and it has worked very well. So well in fact that I rarely have to take the oxycodone with APAP. That is great.
37 users found this comment helpful.
Drugs.com provides accurate and independent information on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines and natural products. This material is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
Data sources include Micromedex™ (updated Nov 25th, 2013), Cerner Multum™ (updated Nov 19th, 2013), Wolters Kluwer™ (updated Dec 1st, 2013) and others. To view content sources and attributions, refer to our editorial policy.