I noticed for several years a decrease in allergy symptoms from 50 of tramadol my sneezing and itching eyes and cough are much better. It works at least as well as a chlorpbeniramine, dipheniramine or Zyrtec and is non sedating.
Does tramadol help allergy symptoms ?
Question posted by Rhinitis on 20 Feb 2012
Last updated on 15 February 2022 by smileawhile
Whoops typo above: For several years when I take 50 mg tramadol. Thanks
Hi. Add me to your growing list of those who have noticed that their allergy symptoms have greatly lessoned or disappeared when using Tramadol. I have been taking 50mg for hip and back pain since last October. I was only taking the Tramadol sporadically at first, and I often forget to take my allergy medication until my symptoms build up and then I remember to take it. But looking back, instead of missing just one day of allergy medication, I was able to go two or even three days before my symptoms increased to where I had to take my antihistamine and Flonase. The last several weeks I have been taking Tramadol twice a day pretty regularly because of increased pain and have not had to take any allergy medication. It just dawned on me today that I had not taken my allergy medication in quite a while and the thought occurred to me that possibly the Tramadol could be having a positive effect on my allergies. Glad I found this conversation.
Has there been any scientific/clinical undertaking yet to look into the possible effect of Tramadol on allergy/sinus symptoms?
I have severe allergies/ hay fever. I have taken tramadol for a while for pain. I have blood clot issues for the surgery’s and swelling of my legs and I can say when I take my dose of tramadol my allergy symptoms are gone after 20 minutes. When I was younger I took Allerest and that worked pretty good but for some reason u can’t get it anymore. Since then I have tried everything I could for allergies and I can say the tramadol really works good for my pain and allergies.
I suffer with sever allergies. I noticed instant relief when I take tramadol.
I googled this question and came upon this discussion as I too have noticed relief of what I believe to be allergy symptoms. I originally thought I was getting a cold, but after several days of the symptoms not worsening as they usually do when a cold progresses, I started to think that perhaps I've developed some kind of seasonal allergies as our backyard was covered in pollen and my symptoms worsen at night (I sleep with my windows open and am a mouth breather.) I took an allergy pill one day, but didn't notice much difference. I took Tramadol another day because of the sinus headache I was having, and I noticed that I felt much better for the rest of that day, but overnight it all came back. The days I take the Tramadol I feel great, and the days I don't, I feel these cold/allergy symptoms again (still unsure which it is for sure).
I wanted to post my experience as I hope this will be looked into further by health professionals as a use for this drug because I absolutely credit the clearing up of my sinuses/sinus headache and the relief of my scratchy throat/chest to Tramadol!
First time on here. Been taking tramadol for about a year for back and hip pain. I never really noticed that my allergies had gotten better but my wife did. I started paying more attention and she was right. I have now have lowered my dosage and my allergies have returned in force. Sneezing fits and nose running constantly. I took my normal dose and symptoms gone.
Both tramadol and hydrocodone help with allergies I have had horrible allergies for years and when I am taking either of these my allergy symptoms clear up completely. Its is a crying shame that doctors and the fda can not admit this it is also ashame due to media talking about overdoses and making it crazy to get a prescription for these is almost impossible. THey however do not tell you this happy ed ns to people abusing the drugs. BUT yes this has been the BEST allergy relief I have found
Tramadol has help my allergy symptoms. I have taken tramadol as needed for back pain. When I stop taking for a day or two, my symptoms come back. There has to be something in there that's controlling the coughing, sneezing and runny nose. No other antihistamine have helped.
I noticed the same effect when I got blocked sinuses and runny nose a couple of times leading to headaches. I originally took the tramadol for the headache, I took one 50mg tramadol capsule and my sinuses dried up very quickly (within 30min), and my headache stopped. Not sure if it was tramadol that stopped my headache, definitely cleared sinuses though.
9probably), but definitely cleared sinuses.
My nose has been stuffed up from allergies for the better part of the last 4 years. I've tried Zyrtec, Allegra and Flonase to no avail. It helps some, but I still can't breathe clearly through my nose. I was recently prescribed Tramadol after a procedure to remove kidney stones. I noticed after the first day of taking the Tramadol that my sinuses were clear and I could breathe better than I have in years. I sure wish I someone knew what was in it that helps with my allergies so they could isolate it and sell it separately.
I woke up the other morning with totally blocked sinuses and a sore throat. I had slept the previous night with my window open. Went outside and there was pollen everywhere. I chalked it up to allergies. I tried Claritin and Reactine and nothing. I have been prescribed 37.5mg Tramadol for chronic headaches. I had a really bad one coming on because of my sinuses. So I took a pill. Like others have stated above, in about 10-15 minutes my headache was gone and so was the sinus pain. I was a little stuffy still at first, but now after about 2 hours there is no stuffiness or pain at all. I am amazed!
I am so happy to have found this thread. For years I've suffered from severe allergies. After being diagnosed with , severe knee arthritis, I was given a prescription for Tramadol by my doctor for several years. Last year he retired and was replaced by a new young doctor who looks as if he just completed junior high school. He is very nice but I feel he is under pressure to reduce or eliminate his Tramadol prescriptions. The Tramadol has the same results for me as the ones previously mentioned here by allergy sufferers. I can take one and the symptoms go away for several hours. I thought that maybe I had gone crazy as the drug's purpose was to decrease severe muscle pain. I have an appointment with a pain management specialist on Tues. April 30 and want to tell her about what I've read here hoping that she will prescribe Tramadol for me. Hopefuly my symptoms and knee pain as well as lymphedema will give support for me to continue this medication. It's worked wonders for me. Would love to hear thoughts from others.
I was prescribed tramadol for lingering pain after jaw surgery. I noticed an onset of post nasal drip that nothing stops except tramadol. I take 50mg and it stops it within 10-15min I think this is very peculiar. Please let me know if you plan to write the FDA or conduct your research.
Ok, here is an experience, I had emergency spinal surgery due to cauda equina, and they put me on Tramadol, ALL of the symptoms I had been suffering from for years went away. So I have taken the last six months trying to investigate the pharma dynamics of this drug to figure out what it actually worked on. Here is a list of symptoms that disappeared: Severe brain fog (it was like my brain was awake for the first time in my life), energy levels through the roof, motivation, no more bone bain, no gastrointestinal symptoms, no more chronic stuffy sinuses. I can confirm it was absolutely not any of the SNRI activity, as I bullied my doctor into trying different medications, and have been on some before without any effect. It is not the Mu opioid either, as I was also put on hydromorphone for pain prior to surgery and did not have this effect.
Tramadol is a calcium channel blocker (mast cell stabilizer), and also works on the E2 Prostaglandins in the brain (anti-inflammatory), mast cells release histamine(inflammation) and there are some in our brain right behind sinuses. I have since tried my theory out again, and immediate relief from tramadol from all allergies. Although I cannot get a prescription for it unfortunately, sodium cromolyn (nasalcrom) should work just as well if you have chronic rhinitis, or sinus blockage. Hope this helps clear things up a bit.
I too have had this experience with tramadol. I have really bad rhinitis and found, quite by accident that tramadol will stop the gagging, coughing and choking. It provides fantastic relief. My doctor recommended the Netti rinse. You have to use sterile saline. I found this at CVS for 2.95 per pouch. At that rate this could get expensive. No distilled water is not sterile. If tap water is used you run the risk of getting the brain eating amoeba. I have read of two cases lately in the news. Tramadol does a much better job. However, as one writer mentioned, try getting a physician who thinks your're just looking for a high to prescribe it! Getting this info out to the medical profession, getting them to listen, and be convinced is something that I believe is never going to happen. I'll go to my grave coughing, gagging and choking.
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