For me, 20-30 mins but only lasts 20-30 mins (50 ml) and only 10% relief. Doc switched me to 12 hr time release at 100 ml (have 100 to 400 ml for dispensing). the change did -nothing :( Doc also has me on Baclofen (10 ml) and Norco (10/325). I have a very high tolerance to meds, my doc knows of this and has unrestricted me to usage/dosing but w/in reason. I have taken Bac/Nor 12 times together in a day and nothing (not over night, worked up to this slowly!!! ). Now I don't take Nor and limited Bac (twice a day) and 1 Tramadol, still nothing. Oceanluvr, please be advised that meds can vary greatly from person to person! my wife and I are polar opposites about reactions to all medications. For example, 1 Vicodin in AM, I got to work just fine, my wife smells it and goes sneakers up. My advise is to talk w/your doc about diff options. Get well soon luvr :)
I find tramadol usually works within the hour. My doctor prescribes 50 mg so I can take 1/2 for moderate pain or whole for severe. I usually take an extra strength Tylenol with it which improves effect. If not taken very often sleepiness is a common side effect. Sleepy and no relief sounds as if dosage should be increased or at least an nsaid added ie tylenol Ibuprofen etc.
I can take 8 a day but try not to. I been on it for years. Helps dull my knee but helps energy and then I feel different pain in back . I take for knee ,back,and replaced shoulder. I have high tolerance to meds. Like my dentist numbs me and not long it starts to fade. So I can fill it the pain pretty good. Gah.
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