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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, Zamadol, Zydol, Zydol XL …show all brand names

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Summary of Tramadol reviews 6.8 1,287 reviews

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For Depression: "I've had depression since I was very young. I never accepted SSRI and just carried on regardless. My diabetes eventually gave me peripheral neuropathy and my feet hurt. Tramadol was prescribed for the pain. Since taking the tramadol my depression has been virtually non existent. I have not told my GP as he will probably stop the prescription .I do not have euphoria or anything like that, I am though functioning as a real human being with energy and purpose . My life is not perfect but its much much better , it can't just be a coincidence. John Lennon said " Whatever gets you through the night, It's Alright" I wish all you fellow suffers the very best luck x"

   
10

Taximanlondon (taken for 2 to 5 years) October 11, 2018

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For Back Pain: "I was given Tramadol for back pain. I was very adamant in making sure my doctor knew that I am Bipolar, as my last doctor kept trying to prescribe me steroids which can induce hypomania/mania in bipolar people. Apparently my doctor did NOT know that Tramadol is a partial antidepressant and he prescribed me this medication for a herniated disc in my back. For one, this medicine is useless as a painkiller for me. It doesn't even touch the pain. And then on top of it, Tramadol induced the worst manic episode of my life leaving me severely anxious, wound up, restless, unable to sleep, and in a dark place. I've almost gone to the emergency room about 5 times because of my thoughts. I finally googled tramadol and bipolar disorder and realized that I should never have been prescribed this medication. I failed to read the paperwork the pharmacy gave me because I had taken this medication in the past, before being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and had no adverse reactions."

   
2.0

Jen (taken for less than 1 month) October 3, 2018

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For Chronic Pain: "It worked very well before my hip replacement but gave me raging diarrhea. Percot was the best"

   
8.0

Lee October 2, 2018

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For Fibromyalgia: "Couldn’t live without it. I find it very helpful for fibro pain and also for fatigue. I can still work part time thanks to Tramadol. On the other hand, I am so hooked on it, no idea how my brain chemistry will do without it. And not willing to find out. My only worry is that one day it won’t be marketed or prescribed. Best wishes to you all!!"

   
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Tat (taken for 5 to 10 years) October 1, 2018

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For Depression: "I was at work some years ago I was a welder, and started getting to where I got tired real easy and I couldn't figure it out. And one of my co-workers gave me a Tramadol and it was like wow !! I can make it through the day now. I take one 50 mg a day . If I don't I start to feel run down and tired. I don't know if I had some kind of mild depression or not but that's the way it helps me."

   
8.0

BJ (taken for 5 to 10 years) September 30, 2018

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For Pain: "Was in a accident 12 years ago, ruptured 2 discs in my lower spine, a level 4 shoulder separation (basically my entire right shoulder exploded and had to be reconstructed), pinched nerve in my neck and fractured my hip. I've been on norco 10/325 and get 90 per month by my surgeon since the accident. I deal with a lot pain on a daily basis but the norco always helped and I took them as prescribed. In the last 2 years thanks to the FDA and DEA, I have had to take pee tests every 3 months to show I am taking them as prescribed, I always pass the tests, but its an extra $50 every time outta pocket. Every 6 months I have to give a blood test which is another $50. I have passed all tests every time, my last visit to my doc, yesterday, my doc advised me that a DEA agent came to his office and told my doc that his office had been flagged by the DEA for prescribing patients opioid pain meds. Yesterday, I was immediately taken off norco and put on tramadol 50mg which do nothing at all for my pain."

   
1.0

BigT September 20, 2018

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For Back Pain: "Helps with almost everything, though temporary. I am prescribed 50mg every 4-6 hours as needed for lower back pain. It helps the pain 10/10, boosts my energy and reduces anxiety. It helps me focus and puts me in a good mood. I don’t take it everyday but I’m glad I have it for when I actually need it. The only side effect I’ve experienced while on it is increased heart rate. Regardless, this is a great, but ADDICTIVE drug. Don’t abuse it!"

   
9.0

Katz September 11, 2018

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For Pain: "Right now I’m battling 2 issues. 1) Severe shoulder pain that requires a total replacement. 2) A large kidney stone. In the shoulder I have a cyst, major bone spur, significant loss of cartilage, severe arthritis and calcific tendinitis. I am also an avid bowler, which includes PBA Regional events, USBC Senior Masters, the Senior US Open, and local USBC tournaments. And let’s not forget that I bowl a minimum of 4 leagues/week. Bowling has been a major struggle until I got the Tramadal, and I rarely have any pain now. More importantly, I have not had any side effects despite being treated for high BP and asthma. I’ll be staying on this through surgery which will make my rehab so much easier."

   
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NV Bowler September 8, 2018

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For Depression: "I've been prescribed EVERY anti-depressant known. I have what is knows as Treatment Resistant Depression. I stumbled across Tramadol 7 years ago and WOW, after a hour, energy, happy, feel like I can do things again after 20 years. Haven't had to increase the dosage after 7 years. This medicine has saved my life. After I take it, my wife says my eyes aren't blood shot, my mood is like it was 30 years ago, and now working full time and building a business up on the side!"

   
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Quando62 (taken for 5 to 10 years) September 6, 2018

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "PEOPLE PEOPLE PEOPLE! It's the tramadol and the withdrawal effect that is causing the RLS. I got on this site to find out what I can take for the RLS, as I wean myself off of the tramadol. Number 1 withdrawal affect = RLS! And here everyone is talking about getting on it. Don't do it! It is a severe addictive drug that will lead to many problems when you get off. The anger, depression, lack of sleep, fatigue, achiness, and most of all RLS is enough to drive me crazy. "

   
1.0

Leezer (taken for 2 to 5 years) September 4, 2018

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For Depression: "The last SSRI I tried put me into a manic episode. After 30 years I discovered Tramadol, the only medication to date that helps with my depression. Then, Tramadol was re-classified and now my psychiatrist wants me to get off the drug. I tried twice in the past to taper back from the 150 mg that I take in divided doses every day. Used the slowest taper schedule I could find online. The withdrawal is bad, I couldn't take the shaking and suicidal thoughts, so continued to take it. I came to peace with taking tramadol, especially after reading about the difference between addiction and dependence. I am dependent on this medication to keep me alive, literally. I don't crave it and I have no desire to increase my dose, both of which are signs of addiction. Am so grateful to read about other people's positive experiences with Tramadol in treating depression. There wasn't much info out there when I started to look into it several years ago."

   
8.0

Moonflower (taken for 5 to 10 years) September 4, 2018

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For Chronic Pain: "Took as directed for Osteo Arthritis, 1 every 4 hours. No effect. Then took 2 to no effect. then took 4 to no effect other than feeling slightly imbalanced. Going back to Tylenol and Advil combo."

   
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Drew (taken for less than 1 month) August 31, 2018

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For Anxiety: "I took this medication for anxiety and depression and it worked miracles. Then I ran out of it and went through awful withdrawals. This drug is a narcotic with very addictive properties meaning it will very often lead to “drug-seeking” behavior. Heroin takes away depression but that doesn’t make it a good antidepressant because you need something long term that addresses the issue or you will end up worse off. So yes, I took this and it helped my depression and anxiety but I had to always make sure it was available to me. A tolerance will build up fast and this medication has a dose limit to how much you can take a day because it increases the risk of seizures. You may not even take close to the top dose now and may never, but if you read this, haven’t genuinely tried several other legitimate options, and are concerned, ask your doctor why they prescribed this to you and ask if you can take it for anxiety or depression."

   
4.0

Aminal August 31, 2018

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For Chronic Pain: "I took Ultram about 10 years and 12 surgeries ago. I still have diagnoses in the double digits and am need of more surgeries, but...10 years ago at 42, I had just graduated to Ultram from Ibuprofen and have had chronic pain since my teens. I held out as long as I could do it and it had a job to do. It worked for a few years but it won't touch any pain now. Absolutely nothing. An ibuprofen will work better now. I have been on hydrocodone 10's for a couple of years now and manage to take under my prescribed amount. Although this is getting tough. I can't imagine Ultram handling really severe pain."

   
3.0

Anninmo (taken for 1 to 2 years) August 30, 2018

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For Pain: "I have 2 bulging disc and I herniated in my lower back S1. This is doing nothing for the pain down my left leg and foot. For the last 4 days, it's only getting worse. I thing I need the Hydrocodone again. This is awful. I can't even walk, it hurts soo bad."

   
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JD (taken for less than 1 month) August 26, 2018

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For Pain: "Taken with an antidepressant , I had a gradual increase in serotonin syndrome symptoms , I was misdiagnosed by my hospital, many tests later they said I had psychiatric issues. I almost died in the waiting room of another hospital I went into shock . A further 3 more hospital misdiagnosed me. I had dysautonomia , severe headache , racing heart almost collapsing all the time short of breathe, tremor, mild temp, shivering and confusing for weeks. Why are doctors prescribing this with other serotonin drugs when it’s clearly and often associated with SEVERE serotonin syndrome which is potentially fatal"

   
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Jess (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 24, 2018

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For Depression: "I was given Tramadol for foot pain by my orthopedist. I didn’t particularly notice that it helped my pain, but it certainly improved my mood. And fast. I’m not saying I was hugely depressed and have never been treated for depression, but my improved mood was a surprise. It doesn’t make me feel high or anything like that, and I’m not an overly anxious person, but it just makes me happier and not so grumpy! The only thing is, my doctor hasn’t given me much - guess it’s very controlled. So I got more elsewhere. It only takes about 50 mg a day for me. I did go several months without any and didn’t feel any withdrawal side effects other than some sweating and a return to my normal mood. I certainly would not want to take more than 100mg a day. I have never taken much medication in my life. I have friends on anti-depressants etc., and have mentioned this effect with tramadol. Interesting reading other people comment on this."

   
9.0

Tess (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 23, 2018

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For Pain: "Pretty much useless."

   
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Artie (taken for less than 1 month) August 20, 2018

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Ultram (tramadol) for Chronic Pain: "Did not relieve pain. Upset stomach, with burning sensation."

   
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boby (taken for less than 1 month) August 16, 2018

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Ultram (tramadol) for Back Pain: "After car accident, back surgery, I have failed back syndrome, severe sciatica, neuropathy soles of feet, meragia (thighs numbness or pain in the outer thigh due to pinched or compressed nerve), I have used Ultram since 1998. First I used it just when required and slowly increased to 2- 3 day and it gives me life. I can keep my pain level at an endurable level and still teach classes, volunteer with seniors, drive car unimpaired. It is important for me. NSAIDs ate my stomach lining away. Tylenol causes heart palpitations. Some patients need this med to keep doing things and not encumbered with horrible sciatica and chronic pain, debilitating neuropathy. No cure for these conditions so must treat!"

   
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Juju (taken for 10 years or more) August 16, 2018

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For Depression: "This medication was initially prescribed for back pain. As an unexpected side effect it dealt with my MDD perfectly. Unfortunately I am medication sensitive and started to have negative side effects so had to slowly get off this medication. For some reason the withdrawal was horrible. Everybody responds differently and even though this medication worked with the pain and depression it's side effects made it impossible for me to remain on it and the withdrawal was the worst part "for me.""

   
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Soso (taken for 1 to 2 years) August 15, 2018

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For Fibromyalgia: "Tramadol is the only thing that has ever helped."

   
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Aj (taken for 1 to 2 years) August 14, 2018

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For Chronic Pain: "I have 9 fractures to 5 ribs all within 1.5 months all due to a chronic cough from an extremely extensive case of Sarcoidosis in my lungs, entire lymph system, entire skeletal system, spleen, liver, skin. After visiting the ER 3 times and an urgent care center (FL law will only allow a 3-day opioid prescription), I was sent to a pain management doctor. The pain management dr gives me a prescription for Ultram . I cannot understand why any doctor would ever prescribe this useless joke of a pain medicine. I took it years ago for a different issue and it did nothing. Since I had so much left over back then, I tried to use it to get rid of a headache, nope, couldn't even work on a headache. The government needs to leave us and our personal medical issues to us and our doctors. If a person has an addictive personality, they will find any way to get their drugs. I shouldn't be persecuted for their addictive tendencies"

   
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Vrubraja August 10, 2018

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For Pain: "I have neuropathy, and nothing would work to calm the nerves. I've tried Neurontin, Lyrica, over the counter pain remedies, and other narcotic drugs like hydrocodone. Nothing really seemed to keep the pain at bay, and to keep it away for long periods. Tramadol does just that, and I'm able to function."

   
9.0

Snowowl (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 7, 2018

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For Pain: "I take two at around noon and 1 more about 2 - 3 hours later and by then I’m good until I hit the sack @ midnight. I only eat them when I need them."

   
9.0

Nanook (taken for 1 to 2 years) August 6, 2018

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