It should work with the first dose. But knowing tramadol like I do, I know that it takes at least 2 doses before it starts getting hold of severe pain.
Hi, just read your comment as well as your question, what dose are you taking and how frequently?
Been on it 400mg per day for 3 years. Works for my fibromyalgia and Depression Incredible. I can feel the effects in 1 hour...
I agree, it should start within 20 minutes of taking it, unless you're on the time release version. For what it's worth, I have found Tramadol good for nothing, but that's just me. Hope this helps.
It takes between 1 1/4 hours to 1 1/2 hours to work for me. It is helpful and does not make me sleepy. Works differently for different people.
it was on vicodin and I am trying tramadol now I just took one like about an hour ago and it still hurts.
For me, about 45-60 min. But it actually did a good job for pain relief. It would last longer than hydro or OxyContin too. I would feel loopy but it gave energy.
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 :)
it literally takes about 3 hrs for mine to kick in. 100mg. then lasts for about 2 hrs. keeps me feeling full to so not eating much and then I get nauseous lol
So I've been reading the comments in this thread and I feel like my doctor is a bit of an ass.
She's allowing me to take 25mg once a week for severe pain.
Should I even expect it to do anything?
I'am on tramadol 50mg for back pain I have 2 herniated disc, my doctor only gives me 9 tramadol at a time. I wanted him to switch to oxycodone or even Vicodin but he won't do it.
It doesn't work. I'm in MORE PAIN + pain in upper abdomen and have a migraine that keeps getting worse by the day!
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.
It took 3 doses and 10 hours before it started working for me.
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