I cant speak to flexeril, but I know from experience that tramadol can cause drastic weight loss. I went from 180 to 135 in just over a year. Stay away from this poison! Tramadol killed my appetite.
Hi, know this is a little late, but i also lost 28lb while taking tramadol so would be quite surprised if they caused weight GAIN
I have been on both before. I do agree Tramadol does make you lose weight drastically and you lose alot of your taste from it therefor you don't want to eat, losing weight. Though the Flexeril does not have this effect it is very helpful with the muscle pain and spasms. Good luck on the Tramadol it is addicting despite what the doctors say. Actually anything can be very addictive if not taken appropriately, but the Tramadol is addicting fast especially if you need alot of it. Good luck bido.
from personal experience no not at all
Lost weight on both of those.
Neither one causes weight gain,ok.
My answer to this is a definite yes! I took it regularly about 6 yrs ago and gained weight, changed to something else and leveled out. I am having a serious surgery tomorrow and could not take the pain med I was on. Only option was tramadol. WELL, I have gained 8 pounds in 9 days!!! I am quite upset in the first place and actually eat very little... this is the straw that breaks the camel's back!!! I have had absolutely no other changes to my diet other than tramadol!!!
Absolutely Yes it can cause you to gain weight. It does not work the same for everyone but for me, it cause my appetite to grow some and caused me to put on about 5 pounds in 7 days. I was on a generic for flexeril called cyclobenzaprine. But check this out, before i ever touched cyclobenzaprine, I was on a anti- anxiety med that was causing me to loose weight, which I was concerned about. But once I touched the cyclobenzaprine (generic flexeril) I began packing on the pounds instantly! Problem solved. So my answer is Yes it definitely can cause weight gain.
Personally, I have not lost or gained weight while on tramadol. It does mess with your taste buds. And a real good gourmet steak can taste not too good at times.
I saw my doctor because I gained 12 pounds in 2 weeks. My appetite is poor because I have a precancerous pancreatic tumor and stage 4 kidney disease. I have been losing weight for months until this episode. I was taking Tramadol during this period. Didn't make any connection, nor did my docs. I quit taking the Tramadol because I recognized I was beginning to abuse it, and the weight loss resumed as expected with my conditions. Yesterday, my pain was severe and I took a dose at noon and one before bed. This morning, I am up 1.5 lbs. that's when I got on the Net to search and found this blog. I will rely on ibuprofen now. Thanks for all the input.
Ive been taking tramadol since july. Ive gained 20 lbs and the scale is still climbing. Doesnt matter if i eat or not every night i seem to gain.
I took Tramadol for 2 years due to a back injury and gained 40lbs. The gain was so suttle, I didn’t even realize it until I my doctor pointed it out. He took me off of tramadol and gave me a new topical rub. My weight literally returned to normal without any effort.
I took this for a week due to extreme pain cause by slipped disc in my neck. Lost 3 lbs after a week. Stopped taking it four days after my loss and the flowing week I Gaines 4.5lbs. Never gained so much in a week! So depressed.
Tramadol 100mg slow release x twice a day.
EVERY person reacts differently!
I have had problems with my weight my whole life and have been consistently stable unless I consume low nutrients high kj foods. Maybe I would lose some weight off the tramadol? I don't know.
Until I have proper diagnosis I need the pain relief. Endep put weight on me.
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