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.
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.
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 ibuprophen now. Thanks for all the input.
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