Do the tramadol HCL 50mg cause you to loss weight?
Question posted by ms sexy 47 on 13 Aug 2013
Last updated on 13 September 2020 by chaddmckay
I lost weight, yes, but it helped me quit drinking and doing hard drugs AND quit smoking literally overnight (I used to drink, do drugs and smoke everyday) So it is a miracle. I am always calm and collected because of it. And I see the world differently. I am much happier. I just want to get the weight back and everything will be perfect.
Hi, I’ve been taking tramadol 50 mg for excruciating hip pain, waiting for A hip replacement. My doctor has advised me to take 2 capsules 4 x a day! That’s 400mg a day! Yes it relieves My pain but not to the extent I’m Pain free.
However, I’ve lost over a stone in weight since taking them. Yes I’m pleased with this side affect but they do make me feel very sick at times too.
Hoping to get a date soon for my operation so I can come off them!!!
I was wondering the same thing does anyone know if it does I have lost 9 pounds in two weeks could it be from this I take 100mg day
I lost 135 pounds while on Tramadol. It is a great drug for someone with that amount of weight to lose. It set my mind right and allowed me to remain focused. Tramadol made it easier for me than if I tried to diet without any drugs. Before Tramadol I had an injury and I was prescribed Percocet. I noticed that while on Percocet I could easily control cravings and just had a sense of euphoria. But I could never get more than about a dozen Percocet prescribed. By chance I was prescribed Tramadol for a shoulder injury and I got a similar feeling of euphoria that permitted appetite control. Back in those days Tramadol was given out like candy, so I took one every three days and knocked off 135 pounds in about 18 months.
I have taken Tramadol for ten years for arthritis and initially it did cause weight loss. After the first year it began to cause weight gain. Like any strong drug there are down sides but used for pain they can be very helpful.
It's sad some people have to play on people's fears and one person says below they were put off taking Tramadol by non medical commments but now find they are very helpful. If you don't benefit from Tramadol, that's unfortunate, but from my reading of the research that's not particularly surprising. But I've also seen that some people see it as a 'miracle drug'. I'm one of those. I've taken various stuff over several years for neuropathic pain but Tramadol has helped by far the most and has changed my view of things. I'm one of many grateful people.
I have been in severe pain for over 2 years with a frozen shoulder and other conditions which resulted in very low mood/depression. I am normally a very positive and happy person but the pain day-in-day-out over such a long period of time simply destroyed my life. I started taking 1x50mg Tramadol tablet a day and my life changed. The pain reduced significantly and my depression disappeared. I had more energy and started to LIVE again. Unfortunately I was already slim and lost more weight so I have had to stop taking Tramadol so I can try and put some weight on!
I still think my doctor is crazy. I have lost 65lbs. In about a year for no explained reason. I eat horribly. I work nights and watch my 3 toddlers during the day so my go to food is a soda and candy! And yet I was losing about 10 lbs every 3 months... It was insane. My doctor kept giving me the thumbs up all the while my family thinks I'm dying. My doc said it's because of tramodol which I can't believe is the cause but it seems to be true.
I have taken Tramadol and noticed significant weight loss. 20 lbs. to be exact and am absolutely thrilled. After I suffered a leg fracture 6 years ago, I became very inactive and put on a lot of weight. I was very embarrassed of my appearance and hid behind a black fleece vest for years. I am small frame, but thin legged, so I camouflaged it well. Until summer came and it was too warm to wear such a thing. After an awful shoulder injury 1 year ago, I began taking Tramadol. Within one month I was down 6 lbs and was so happy. It also gave me a boost of energy so I began power walking daily. After my shoulder surgery, I was unable to drive for 4 months and was forced to walk everywhere. Fast forward... 20 lbs. down in only 3 1/2 months and I couldn't be happier. I also have kept off the weight since then and feel great. Everyone is different. I neither recommend nor discourage use of Tramadol to anyone. Just sharing my personal experience.
Hi, i did loose a lot of weight when taking Tramadol, but not in a good way. It became an obsession and led to an eating disorder. Tramadol also affected my mood, i wasn't a very nice/happy person during my Tramadol phase. Please take heed in what MacIntosh has written. Tramadol are highly addictive, and much more 'dangerous' than people know.
Hi ms sexy,
I know several people (with fibromyalgia) that haven't gained nor lost weight while taking Tramadol. It may affect your appetite but please don't take this synthetic opioid analgesic for that reason, it is addictive and can cause problems if abused (not accusing you, not judging either, promise!) and abrupt cessation can cause seizures. Do be careful with Tramadol, it's not as innocuous as people think.
Best wishes to you,
Yes, this medication can cause you to eat less, hence, lose some weight.
- Tramadol uses and safety info
- Tramadol information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of Tramadol (detailed)
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