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User Reviews for Tramadol

Also known as: ConZip, GenRx Tramadol, Larapam SR, Rybix, Rybix ODT, Ryzolt, Tramadol Hydrochloride ER, Tramahexal, Tramahexal SR, Tramal, Tramal SR, Tramedo, Ultram, Ultram ER, Ultram ODT, ...show all 18 brand names

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Depression 58 reviews 80 medications
   
9.3
Anxiety 51 reviews 63 medications
   
9.1
Vulvodynia 4 reviews 9 medications
   
8.8
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 1 reviews 13 medications
   
8.7
Restless Legs Syndrome 80 reviews 15 medications
   
8.5
Fibromyalgia 114 reviews 20 medications
   
7.4
Back Pain 139 reviews 178 medications
   
6.8
Pain 497 reviews 1105 medications
   
6.6
Chronic Pain 107 reviews 112 medications
   
5.9
Summary of Tramadol reviews 1051 reviews 7.9

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For Back Pain: "Tramadol is just about as useful as Teats on a Boar Hog! It is not as strong as two 325mg. of Aspirin! Do not waste your time or money having a prescription of it filled and be sure to kick the Worthless Doctor who gave it to you before you leave for he is someone you never want to ever go back to again!"

   
1.0

Very Bad Back Pain (taken for less than 1 month) February 27, 2017

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For Back Pain: "Although I think it is great that people read up on medications that they take, I cannot stress enough how important it is to make sure this medication is prescribed by a doctor who has examined you, knows your biology and knows what meds you should take. Too many people lose their lives taking meds not prescribed for them, or mixing with otc meds or drinking alcohol. Be safe. This drug worked great for my back pain. I am glad my doctor chose it for me."

   
10

lady drey February 23, 2017

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For Pain: "I have chronic Lumbar pain...residual after a surgical procedure. Without worthwhile pain management, acute...like a 7 out of 10, worse on some days. I have above average tolerance for pain. My doctor believes that what I call a 5 or 6 would probably incapacitate the average person. I have been prescribed the whole gamut, from the steroid series every 9 months to Oxycontin. The injections were a waste. The various opioids just made me stoned. I could still feel the pain, I simply didn't give a damn. When I first used Tramadol (Ultram), 50mg, about 40 minutes later I notices two significant facts; I was NOT stoned. And I was NOT in pain. I have been using 50mg, 4 X daily since 2012 - no side effects, no pain. BONUS!"

   
10

Happy_Camper (taken for 5 to 10 years) February 22, 2017

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Ultram (tramadol) for Pain: "This medicine did not touch my pain, and it gave me insomnia as well."

   
2.0

Crazylady308 (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 22, 2017

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For Chronic Pain: "I've been taking Tramadol 50 mg 4x day for 15+ years with no side effects, and very good results. I have chronic sciatica, acute scoliosis, stenosis, and arthritis of the spine causing inflammation with swelling in the lumbar area. I was living with incredible pain till my PCP suggested Tramadol. What a relief it has been for me. When needed, I use Ibuprofen for the swelling and inflammation. It has given me the return to my active life, which includes aerobics, strength training, QiGong and TaiChi. I have found acupuncture and leg massage the answer for restless legs."

   
10

Birdie Lover (taken for 10 years or more) February 20, 2017

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For Pain: "Doctor recommended taking 50 mg of tramadol for pain. I took 1 with no problem took a 2nd 6 hours later no problem. The next day I took one in the morning and the problem began.I felt like vomiting slight stomach pain, hot flashes where I was sweating and nausea.The pain did go away but the side effect were terrible. Hope this helps someone,thanks"

   
7.0

Kikko February 19, 2017

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For Pain: "Been on Tramadol off and on for minor headaches and issues with Iliotibial band syndrome and arthritis. Basically since it is controlled it is a lot harder to obtain from a doctor and is also considered the new "painkiller" in ER's or doctor's office unless you have a broken bone. In all honesty it helps my leg and lets me focus at work. I've tried the norco and vicodin es,also lyrica and gabapentin but I'm not a fan. I dislike the nausea feeling and the grogginess. But at the same time everyone is different some people can stand this medication and some people cannot. I would recommend to those who have less major pain and do'nt need it all the time."

   
9.0

Tiff.R February 13, 2017

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I have had severe RLS for 20+ years and it is absolutely a miserable way to live. Not only is it miserable for the person suffering, it is miserable for any spouse / significant other that you may sleep next to. 11 years ago I was trying to fall asleep, moving and stretching my legs constantly (to no avail, of course) and my husband threw himself in my face screaming "STOP MOVING YOUR LEGS!!!" That was when I knew I needed to find something that would help -- after trying several different things - all unsuccessful - I tried tramadol. It has saved my marriage, it has saved my sanity, and because of those 2 things it has most likely saved my life. For me, tramadol WORKS for RLS."

   
10

RLS Sufferer (taken for 10 years or more) February 9, 2017

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For Pain: "I used tramadol after rotator cuff surgery. I found it to be a very effective pain medication. It did not have the side effects I've experienced with Vicodin and Percoset. No sleepiness or feeling of being high. No dependence. For me it was the perfect medication. Maybe my review helps somebody!"

   
10

Ardor (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 9, 2017

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Ultram (tramadol) for Chronic Pain: "I've been living with chronic pain now for over 5 yrs due 2 DJD, Rhuematoid Arthritis, 5 Herniated Discs in my neck, 2 in my Lumbar Spine. I started seeing a Pain Management Neurologist and between Trigger point injections, Prednisone as needed, Tramadol 200mg-400mg a day if needed I was finally able to function again. There wasn't any side effects that occurred while I took it and I found this medication extremely effective. It never removed my pain completely but did allow me to function again. As anyone w/chronic conditions we must learn to live with some pain. There's no natural or man made Opiate in Tramodol but it works similarly as a drug that contains an Opiate. I was on this drug on/off for almost 3 yrs and no addiction issues."

   
9.0

aMgar (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 5, 2017

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For Chronic Pain: "I have taken Tramadol off and on for more than 12 years. For me it works, not to mitigate my chronic pain, but to change my attitude about my pain. I have been on 50 mg x 2 daily - not excessive. My PC doctor has decided that I've had enough, and didn't refill. I went for more than a week without recently to prove to myself that there wasn't a physical dependence. I had a whole lot of pain, as usual, but my attitude wasn't terrific about it. NSAIDS just tear my gut apart after 2.5 days, so I don't know what to do. Maybe find a new PCP? Nobody had a problem prescribing this medication before it became scheduled."

   
8.0

LaLaLandgirlie February 4, 2017

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For Fibromyalgia: "I've tried gabapantin , cymbalta (not bad & not good) , clonazepam for sleeping and relaxing, and many other drugs. None of them was helping me . Now I take tramadol 50mg every day . It just helps me to keep my normal life . With higher dose the pain completely goes away but I have other side effects . If you decided to use this drug keep the low dose . I hoped I could find a better way because when I take my pill , I can't have dairy because it takes the effect of the drugs down. I hope you all get better soon with no pain and no drugs"

   
9.0

the pain February 3, 2017

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For Anxiety: "I have been feeling very unhappy for a long time and its a struggle getting by every day. However I took 100 mg of tramadol for some chest pain once and it is like a light bulb was switched on inside me. My social anxiety is also less. However I am worried about taking it more often as I work in a sensitive field where your judgement can be called to question at any time"

   
9.0

skn1 (taken for less than 1 month) February 2, 2017

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For Back Pain: "I'm writing this on behalf of my wife. She was on tramadol for about a month, then that's where she had a SEVERE and violent seizure, the worst I've ever seen, and she's never had one before. Well come to find out from the neurologist, tramadol is the number one contender for causing seizures, look it up. I had to watch my beautiful wife convulse and shake and basically go brain dead for a short while. It was literally the most tramatising thing I'd ever seen, and mind you I did two tours in Iraq. We were very fortunate there was no permanent damage and she wasn't driving. STAY AWAY FROM THIS DRUG"

   
1.0

Valorie Ramsey February 1, 2017

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For Depression: "These postings are amazing for me. I was diagnosed with depression at 17 (59 now) and over the years have taken everything fro Prozac to Paxil to Welbutrin, and many others. Four years ago I was diagnosed with severe rheumatoid arthritis, and just a few months ago I was prescribed Tramadol for pain, while it did help somewhat with pain I suddenly noticed my depression was lifting for the first time in over 30 years. The difference is amazing and life changing. In addition I can go several days to a week with out it and I feel no withdrawal symptoms. I used to cry all the time, constant thoughts of suicide and I'd stay in bed for days at a time. Now I exercise daily, ride my bike frequently (which also helps with the depression)"

   
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Arjaymaine February 1, 2017

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Ultram ODT (tramadol) for Back Pain: "I have been on tramadol for many years for fibromyalgia back pain. I take six 50mg a day. It does in fact help. It makes it bearable most of the time. However when its at its worst, the medicine doesn't faze it. I would recommend a second prescription of something much stronger for occasional pain (maybe 10 a month if that). Doctors and lawmakers need to realize that people with pain that will never get better and will progressively get worse, need relief. Unfortunately that is going to involve addictive medication. But their addiction isn't the high. It's the addiction to function and to live a productive life. We crave these medications because we know without them our quality of life is very low."

   
7.0

Cldeteghl (taken for 5 to 10 years) February 1, 2017

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For Depression: "I have been taking Tramadol for 12 yrs for a number of reasons, just a wonderful med. Arthritis in my shoulders, leg pain, and even RLS at nite. Now I'm being told it's as bad (or good) as Vicodin and just as hard to get here in N.C. Now withdraws are inevitable. What can l do?"

   
9.0

John Pickford January 31, 2017

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For Chronic Pain: "Not great at all for relieving pain, in my opinion.."

   
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GA72 (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 23, 2017

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For Pain: "I have chronic IC (Cystitis) and a calculi in my appendix, however appendicitis isn't significant on a CT Pelvis, and Abdomen, without contrast. Tramadol helps some with the pain, but it doesn't cut it out unfortunately."

   
8.0

Averageyoungguy95 (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 22, 2017

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For Pain: "Full knee replacement used hydrocodon/acetaminophen for initial 15- days then Dr prescribed Tramadol for pain during physical therapy. First one I took I couldn't sleep and wide awake to 4:30am!! Ok, maybe something else causing it? I read side-affects not many comments. I got by on Ibrophen during next few days didn't take Tramadol for 2-days. 3-RD day by 6:00pm after working 8 hrs at desk job then on to 1-hr PT got home and decided to try Tramadol again. I took one 50-mg at 5:30pm and didn't sleep until 3:30am!!! I also experienced itchy hand palms I noticed and lasted about an hour. My pain isn't getting relieved either!! Can't continue, need rest, stopped taking and just using Ibrophen until I see Dr tomorrow!!"

   
1.0

OK-Knee January 22, 2017

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For Pain: "I had kidney surgery and Extra strength Tylenol worked just as well as this . Saddened by the prescribed addicts on here. No thanks."

   
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Shel K (taken for less than 1 month) January 21, 2017

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For Back Pain: "I don't understand how all the comments I've read on here about tramadol being great for anxiety and depression because when I took tramadol for back pain it made me feel all anxious, shaky and caused insomnia. I had to stop after 2 days of taking it, plus it made me itch all over, I felt awful on it. I've had bouts of anxiety and depression all my life and I'm sure it was the tramadol I took 5 and a half years ago that started my anxiety off again. Once it started it kind of went into a vicious circle of having panic attacks then fearing the next panic attack which then would start another panic attack and so it went on for months, me ending up in hospital, so I'd never take tramadol again no matter how much pain I'm in ."

   
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moonlight62 January 18, 2017

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For Chronic Pain: "I was initially prescribed tramadol for chronic pain from rheumatoid arthritis about 8 years ago, SPECIFICALLY because the doc said it was non narcotic. It worked for me and all was good until I forgot to call in a refill one day and I had withdrawal symptoms worse than I have ever experienced from any stronger narcotic. I have been on the drug for the past 8 years and now that they've realized it's INCREDIBLY addictive and often abused, they've made it a schedule 4. Now it's difficult for me to get my prescription if my doctor is out of town, or if I take one or two more than I'm supposed to due to increased pain, and I run out a day or two early. I'm a former opiate abuser and SO angry that I was misled and am on this roller coaster again."

   
5.0

Lizzz215 (taken for 5 to 10 years) January 17, 2017

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Ultram (tramadol) for Pain: "This med works better than other pain meds. Knee pain was so bad from implants I was considering getting back on my crutches. No crutches needed and gained back a little energy."

   
10

Al Crapone (taken for less than 1 month) January 15, 2017

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Ultram (tramadol) for Pain: "I have taken Tramadol for year and have found it very helpful with my body pain especially my back pain. I usually have to take ONE 50 mg of the pill and that really helps. There are many days that I may NOT have to take it. I don't find it addicting at all. I take it only if I really need it. My prescription says to take it 4 times a day. I would never do that. It helps with only one. It can be constipating and that is why I only take one to give me a lot of relief. I take it now with a stool softener. I am sorry if people find it addictive but I don't feel that at all. Perhaps they are taking 4 a day. I do not plan on dropping this pill for my pain any time soon."

   
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Raleighgk January 12, 2017

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