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7.0
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6.4
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4.6
Summary of Ultram reviews 139 reviews 6.0

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For Pain "I have been taking Ultram (200 mg a day) for several years now. I found that it does take the top of the pain down but doesn't give me great relief. I am finding it's effectiveness less and less and will be trying to wean off of it but withdrawal symptoms are pretty bad. Please be well aware of the dependency issue. "

   
5.0

long timer January 21, 2010

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For Fibromyalgia "Ultram has helped me greatly, it doesn't always take all of my pain away (of course!) but it truly takes the edge off and helps me to function. I have not noticed any side effects besides sleepiness especially when I take more than one tablet."

   
9.0

Anonymous December 15, 2009

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For Pain "I used this medicine to kick major withdrawals from heavy pain killers. It took the edge off with Xanax. It doesn't work for pain though I can't imagine it working for anyone unless your pain is minimal."

   
4.0

feliciak December 10, 2009

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For Pain "Works well for me...I have Multiple Sclerosis."

   
8.0

Anonymous December 7, 2009

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For Pain "I underwent a two-level lumbo-sacral spine fusion (2-level PLIF) in 2007 and have been on Tramadol for chronic pain since then. I find that Tramadol works as well as most opioids with less impairment at similar levels of pain relief. I HAVE experienced two seizures thought to be caused by Tramadol while I was titrating upward on the drug, but have had no problems since. I have tried titrating off of Tramadol twice and in both instances experienced moderate withdrawal symptoms of the opiate type almost immediately. Overall I consider it a very effective analgesic for chronic low back pain with few side effects, but would recommend a prolonged titration off of the drug if you decide to discontinue use. I give it a thumbs-up."

   
7.0

Anonymous November 30, 2009

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For Pain "I have been on this for quite some time for pain. After I had my gallbladder out, in 2007, I started having constant pain in my right side that feels like a side cramp that you get after running. Anyway...Ultram (Tramadol) has worked the best of everything the doctor has had me try. It gets rid of a lot of the pain and I've had no side effects."

   
8.0

K_W November 24, 2009

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For Pain "I took Ultram for over a year after herniating a lumbar disc. Apart from fatigue, a little dizziness and the usual constipation that seems to accompany most pain medicines, I had no major side effects. It did not eliminate the pain, but decreased it enough for me to function for the most part (sit, drive, sleep). However, over time my system became accustomed to the drug and it did not work for me anymore. Thankfully, I had minimal withdrawal symptoms. I have since tried Neurontin (Gabapentin), Nortriptyline and Topamax for chronic pain, with mixed results, and significantly worse side effects. Still no long term solution for the pain."

   
7.0

Anonymous November 24, 2009

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For Pain "Aside from occasional nausea if I don't take it with food, I find it takes the egde off my lower back and arthritis pain. Causes some drowsiness so I don't take it when I need to drive. Works better for pain than pretty much anything else I have tried."

   
9.0

Anonymous November 17, 2009

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For Pain "I have had 2 back surgeries 3 months apart from each other. My Neurosurgeon told me my spinal canal is to narrow for a fusion and there is nothing more to be done. In years gone by before some Doctor's really believed I had a pain problem. I tried Ultram, it did NOTHING, but my body was used to 200mg of Morphine and 120mg of Oxycodone. I since have found a wonderful caring pain DR. I take 4 x 30mg of Oxycodone and 19mg of Methadone 2 times daily and I can walk, very sluggish and am tired but I can walk."

Kristy1972 November 14, 2009

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For Pain "I have been taking Ultram for three months now for a compressed lumbar disc. I have had no problems with it like I did with narcotic pain relievers (serious withdrawals when I did not need the medicine for pain). It does cause some drowsiness and once made me feel nauseated, but all-in-all I like this medication much more than any codeine-based pain-killer."

   
8.0

Anonymous November 12, 2009

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"My doctor perscriped it and I am alcoholic. That is not a good combination; espesically since he knew I was alcoholic."

   
1.0

Anonymous November 9, 2009

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For Pain "I have severe lower back pain. My Doctor had prescribed Lortab 10/500 which was effective for a period of one year. I noticed that all though this medication never really killed the pain, it made it tolerable and allowed me to live a normal life. After sometime I had noticed Lortab lost some of its effectiveness, and did not want to increase the dosage. Doctor prescribed Tramadol to replace lortab. I feel it works great and have zero side effects. I use it 3 times a day(50mg) tabs.I was worried about a symptoms of withdrawal from Lortab, but none materialized."

   
9.0

Knightflyer52 October 28, 2009

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For Pain "I hurt my knee and was given this for pain. Gives me a headache and doesn't real curb the pain."

   
5.0

Anonymous October 23, 2009

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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."

   
7.0

Anonymous October 19, 2009

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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."

   
9.0

Anonymous October 16, 2009

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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."

   
6.0

Anonymous October 6, 2009

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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. "

   
1.0

KCjsvq October 3, 2009

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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."

   
8.0

Anonymous September 22, 2009

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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."

   
4.0

SkyT August 27, 2009

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

   
1.0

JayneDough August 24, 2009

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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!!"

   
10

Anonymous July 31, 2009

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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."

   
1.0

allnevaeh July 26, 2009

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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."

   
7.0

Anonymous July 23, 2009

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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."

   
6.0

Anonymous July 12, 2009

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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."

   
9.0

genius2k July 8, 2009

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