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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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For Pain: "Tramadol is worthless for pain and when you stop it, get ready for withdrawal symptoms like you wouldn't believe."

   
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Hippy Hippy Shake (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 13, 2017

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For Chronic Pain: "Dec. 20017 I'm 61 years old. Had a liver transplant in 2009. It rejected and had a 2nd transplant in 2011. After recovering from 2nd transplant and being weaned off effective pain meds. I found I had all over body aches and pains that were not very pleasant to live with. Doctors refused effective treatments but relented to Tramadol. I find it slightly more effective than Tylenol. I now take 2 extra strength Tylenol every morning with 100mg Tramadol twice a day. It gives me enough relief to function. But that is about it. I would be much happier with Opioids but since so many people abuse them Doctors refuse to prescribe them."

G.M. (taken for 2 to 5 years) December 5, 2017

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For Pain: "This medication is a joke. Doesn’t work at all."

   
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Allibug December 4, 2017

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For Pain: "Tramadol is like a cruel joke. Something the doctors grudgingly give you while they moan and groan over the people in the street who don't bother to ask a doctor for relief. After two years of constant pain I think I'm developing a syndrome long term pain sufferers are familiar with but doctors deny exist. They won't even name it because then they could be held responsible for the neglect and abuse involved in not treating pain realistically. At the present I can't come up with a label that doesn't involve profanity. Meanwhile I have to pretend the pain isn't robbing me of a life I could have the stomach for. Sick of waiting for the tides of pain to subside enough so I can do something to fool myself that I still have a life."

   
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Beenhurtin (taken for 1 to 2 years) December 1, 2017

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Ultram (tramadol) for Chronic Pain: "I have been on this medication for about 4 years due to Ankylosing spondylitis and I find it pretty effective. However, I have found that this medication caused unexpected side effects. It was pointed out to me that shortly after taking a dose, I undertake massive projects that I normally wouldn't, become extremely talkative, insomnia and motivation that wasn't there originally. I was diagnosed as being bipolar a year ago and these are all symptoms of the "hypermania" aspect of Bipolar disorder. My doctor has found that Ultram put me in a "manic state" and when the medication begins to wear off I tend to become anxious and agitated. There are studies reflecting this online. I would not recommend this medication if you are bipolar."

   
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EMTDad (taken for 2 to 5 years) December 1, 2017

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For Depression: "I am a 65 year old Male and suffer from depression. My Psychiatrist prescribed Tramadol 50mg daily.  I have been taking it for three years and it works terrific. I have tried SSRIs in the past but did not have any success. I have heard horror stories about the withdrawal symptoms of Tramadol so I have taken some days off or decreased my dosage to test and experiment the withdrawal effects -- but I am not sure I want to go through the rest of my days bummed out and unproductive. I have heard all the stories about working out, proper diet, self-talk etc... I am very disciplined in adhering to these principles -- but it does not help my depression. Just my two cents. Jerry"

   
8.0

Iljc1225himg (taken for 2 to 5 years) November 28, 2017

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For Back Pain: "I was diagnosed with Spinal Stenosis after many years of untreated back pain (the pain would come and go over last 30 years). I was afraid to take Tramadol 50 mg when I read all the reviews and side effects. One thing I made my self understand is that everybody different. After taking Tylenol for Arthritis, 650 mg, reg Tylenol 100 mg, to no avail. I opted for the Tramadol and pain was reduced (not eliminated) good enough for me to do normal functions. I have not tried walking long distance or standing long time yet. My Neuro Dr. prescribed physical therapy and Gabapentin( I am really afraid of Gabapentin's side effects) so I will stay with Tramadol and Physical Therapy for now."

   
9.0

Madibo (taken for less than 1 month) November 26, 2017

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For Pain: "My orthopedic surgeon decided to prescribe Tramadol 50mgs once every 4 -6 hours. This was for pre operative pain relief. I am bone on bone with my right hip. DOES ABSOLUTELY NOTHING for pain. Prior to the Tramadol, I was given Vicoden 5/325 every 6 - 8 hours for pain relief. When I called back for another script (on schedule) I'm told that I would become opioid dependent and that they wouldn't be able to effectively manage my pain after surgery. First of all it made me nauseous to the point where it felt like someone poured draino in my stomach, second it made me sleepy with zero energy. I'm on warfarin so I can't take ibuprofen, which works wonders for joint pain, so this is a conundrum...bottom line Tramadol is useless!!!"

   
1.0

Beeninpain92 (taken for less than 1 month) November 20, 2017

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For Chronic Pain: "I'm allergic to codeine and can't take NSAID so for daily management of my arthritis and other pains I take Tramadol 50 mg usually 3 sometimes 4/day. I've been taking it for 2 years now, when I forget I feel horrible. I take tylenol in addition to that. It allows me to move around and get things done."

   
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rough_ntuf (taken for 2 to 5 years) November 20, 2017

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For Chronic Pain: "I was having trouble finding a medication that could help my aching bone pain. The pain was so severe I could not sleep most nights and could not even walk. Tramadol has helped a lot. It doesn't take away all of the pain but it takes away just enough I can sleep and walk easily."

Kare-s (taken for 1 to 2 years) November 18, 2017

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For Chronic Pain: "I have been going thru some terrible leg pains from long ago and even some fractures and restless leg syndrome. Finally had a podiatrist treat me with tramadol. It was a miracle worker for me after trying every over the counter thing I could try. I had to even give up my job because I couldn't walk for the 10 hours. I have lost insurance and now my podiatrist pulled my script until I can afford a appointment. I'm hurting so bad and at a loss. I just wish it was more available."

   
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Katttt (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 17, 2017

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "My story is just so similar to so many on here. I have had severe leg pain in my calfs since I was about 10. I would wake up crying and when presented to a Dr I was told they were just growing pains. In my early 20s it got much worse. The pain was unbearable and the RLS drove me crazy with the not sleeping I was loosing my mind. I was given some tramadol after some dental work and immediately felt the effects of the pain being gone and the shaking and twitching was completely gone. I noticed that when I stopped taking it, by the next day the pain and twitching would return. My Dr had no problem prescribing until they made it a controlled substance."

   
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Mike.H (taken for 5 to 10 years) November 15, 2017

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Ultram ER (tramadol) for Chronic Pain: "Tramadol extended-release 100mg reduces my herniation disc (neck) and pinched nerve pain from an 8 pain level to a 2. Sometimes need an extra 50mg of IR and alternate advil and Tylenol for added pain relief."

   
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Taffyt (taken for 6 months to 1 year) November 12, 2017

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For Pain: "Didn't notice any pain relief with this medicine."

   
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jmiller3792 November 6, 2017

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For Chronic Pain: "Tramadol for musculoskeletal pain is fantastic...a rugged lifestyle over many years left me with extreme continual pain..Tramadol has allowed me to live a normal life over the five years I have been taking it. I have not had to increase the dose to maintain the pain relief."

Jofff November 6, 2017

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For Chronic Pain: "Yo Fellow Pain Endurers ~ 34 yrs. suffering Severe chronic pain from 10 hr. preventive surgery & 5 Disc Fusion re: rare form of Spina Bifida, Tethered Cord & resulting Scoliosis. Avoided ALL meds for 29 mind-bending yrs. 'till I was @ life's end. Despite sad pathology Pain MD's Rx'd Gabapentin/Prednisone/Tramadol. Seriously ~ pharmas actually make this candy?! Utterly, entirely, completely Useless Rubbish ~ Regardless of dosage/strength I didn't feel I had taken anything ~ AND was 100% med Naive! Met a Marine full leg amputee who treats rare pain w/Tramadol. God Bless him! After Butrans/Oxy/Methadone ONLY partial relief came from high MS Contin/IM & Fentanyl Patch/IM. Thank God!!! Peace out. Matt"

   
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Chumbie (taken for 2 to 5 years) November 4, 2017

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For Chronic Pain: "Worked some at first but over 3 months it no longer offers any reduction in pain."

   
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HOUSTONBIL November 3, 2017

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For Chronic Pain: "I been taking tramadol every four months to get a break from Lortab. Been on Lortab for about 8 years, I'm not addicted to it because I can stop anytime without any detox issues. I have 2 knee replacements, rod in my right femor, lower back fusion. I'm only 54 yrs old. So I need these meds. Tramadol doesn't take my chronic pain half away, but it allows me to move around."

   
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Mr Broken (taken for 2 to 5 years) October 29, 2017

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For Pain: "I have excruciating pain due to Psoriatic Arthritis (hip joints) and Recurring Painful Sciatica due to my Lumbar issues (herniated L2-3; bulged L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1,; borderline stenosis L2-3; 5mm perineural cyst L3-4). My PC sent me to a pain management specialist, who prescribed me to BUTRAN skin patch 5 micro-gram which never worked to reduce pain. The instruction was to start TRAMADOL-HCL 50mg per day, 7 days after Butran. " Only 4 days" into TRAMADOL, I woke up in the morning with stabbing pain in my right eye. My upper right eyelid was warm to the touch with tears in it. In the mirror, it was reddish color and swelled up. Called the doctor immediately. Without reducing it actually increased pain."

   
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Pains from two Sources (taken for less than 1 month) October 25, 2017

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I took this for pain for frozen shoulder for almost 3 weeks, RLS went away!"

   
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Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) October 23, 2017

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For Depression: "without going into a long story, I feel much better on tramadol even if only 1/2 to 1 tablet a day, w/out it, I feel pretty shitty at times, similiar to flu symptoms, depression, anxiety. I'm hesitant whether to tell this to a psychiatrist, how likely would they go along with it or encourage getting off of it, it's been very hard to get off even this low dose"

rndthewheel (taken for 2 to 5 years) October 23, 2017

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Ultram ODT (tramadol) for Chronic Pain: "Absolute trash. This medication DID NOT relieve my pain. Just another rubbish medication to make drug companies wealthy."

   
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Fallaway (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 21, 2017

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For Pain: "I was prescribed tramadol by my gynecologist to help combat my debilitating menstrual cramps that OTC pain relievers couldn’t touch. For many months it worked wonders, giving me enough pain relief to go from bedridden and in misery to completely functioning. However, I was unaware that one of the rarer side effects of this medication was a risk of seizure. I took a dose this morning for my cramps and ended up having a grand mal seizure and ending up in emergency care. I have no prior history of epilepsy, and the doctors seem to believe that the Tramadol is the cause and have discontinued it from my regimen. When this medication does work, it can be a godsend. But be cautious, as the side effects can be horrible."

   
5.0

sakakishuji October 21, 2017

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For Chronic Pain: "does not treat moderate to severe pain, it is like taking speed, I do not know anyone who benefits from tramadol"

wotie (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 21, 2017

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For Pain: "Worthless for pain. I want to give it a one but it's not moving. Nothing for the pain from scoliosis or restless leg pain."

   
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jen0830 (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 18, 2017

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