Hi debbielovespiano, I personally have never taken Tramadol ER! What is at used for? I take Trazodole 100mg for sleep & Duloxetine 20mg for pain & anxiety (which I plan on getting off from because it doesn't agree w/me. Too many side effects... very sensitive to medication! Ask your Doctor when it would be a good time to take it? Take care & feel better
I personally have not found Tramadol to cause drowsiness, if anything it induces mild insomnia in me.
Hi, debbie! As you can see, the effects of tramadol can go either way with every individual:
"Very common (10% or more): Dizziness (up to 28%), somnolence (up to 25%), headache (up to 32%),"
"Common (1% to 10%): Anxiety, euphoria, nervousness, sleep disorder, insomnia, depression, agitation, apathy,"
It might be best to try taking it at bedtime, or if you take it during the day, at a time when you won't be driving, using any type of machinery, or engaging in hazardous activities. At least until you know how it affects you because as you probably know it's timed release and will stay in your system for hours.
Best regards, Wildcat
Also, remember to take it only as often as directed as it is habituating.
All opioid-based medications are more likely to make you sleepy when you first start taking them. However they are less likely to do this than strong sleeping pills. I do find that I get very tired coming down off Tram, & this happens when I first get up in the morning. It goes away when the pills kick in.
- Tramadol Information for Consumers
- Tramadol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Tramadol (detailed)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
Updated 5 Apr 2017 • 12 answers
Updated 17 Dec 2018 • 7 answers
Updated 28 Aug 2016 • 1 answer
Updated 10 Sep 2018 • 6 answers
Updated 18 Aug 2018 • 2 answers