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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 67 reviews 79 medications
   
9.3
Anxiety 54 reviews 56 medications
   
9.2
Vulvodynia 4 reviews 9 medications
   
8.8
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 1 reviews 11 medications
   
8.7
Restless Legs Syndrome 82 reviews 14 medications
   
8.6
Fibromyalgia 116 reviews 20 medications
   
7.4
Back Pain 143 reviews 178 medications
   
6.8
Pain 503 reviews 1119 medications
   
6.6
Chronic Pain 113 reviews 113 medications
   
5.9
Syringomyelia 1 reviews 0 medications
   
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Summary of Tramadol reviews 1084 reviews 7.6

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For Depression: "I was prescribed the drug after Knee surgery, worked well with the pain but like most people this lifted my mood and productivity to new levels. Had suffered mild untreated depression for many years as I thought 'I was just feeling sorry for myself'. Just before my surgery I lost my best friend which hit me hard, dropped me to new lows. Along with relationship and work problems I was rock bottom. Had surgery and the tramadol came, picked me up, my business and my mood. 8 month later my prescription was stopped, my depression is back, my relationship ended and I'm worse than ever. I'm suicidal, restless, agitated and faitgued. Lost interest in sex life and work. Its magic for depression but will be twice as bad if/when you stop. Be careful."

   
8.0

Anon867392 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) April 29, 2017

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For Depression: "Like others, I have had good success with Ultracet (Tramadol with Acetaminophen) for pain, GAD and depression. A few weaknesses are 50% of the time I get a small headache. I experience tiredness/fatigue in the morning and lastly, there is the loss of well being when the drug wears off. This is part of the "dependency" (not addiction) that the user has to beware of. But the drug takes the edge off pain, blows away depression for a bit and reduces anxiety. It's a balance of taking it when I need to but not all the time. It works for me."

   
9.0

Attrit (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 28, 2017

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For Depression: "I have tried almost all antidepressives drugs available in the last 20 years. Fluoxine, sertraline, paroxetina, citalopram and escitalopram did not work and destroyed my sex life. Bupropion increased my anxiety a lot. Mirtazapina caused me hallucinations and insomnia. Venlafaxine and desvenlafaxine worked a for some time, but affected my libido and erection. Niacina (off label) did not work for me. The only one that worked and is still working is Tramadol (off label). It starts to work about 1,5 to 2 hours after I take it, and lasts for 8 to 10 hours. I take 1 50mg capsule first in the morning and another 1 at around 4pm, with empty stomach. The ONLY drug that works for my depression and anxiety."

   
10

Joao José Fernandes April 26, 2017

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For Chronic Pain: "I was given Tramadol after a knee replacement and for osteoarthritis.I had always had mild depression in life and anxiety in spite of an intense exercise schedule.Since taking 300mg daily most of the depression and anxiety have gone..such a relief.My doctor did not know that Tramadol can be effective for depression.There are side effects like dry mouth but benefits outweigh side effects in my experience"

   
9.0

Dan Dare (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 23, 2017

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For Back Pain: "Tramadol does two things - relieve pain and alter mood. It affects opioid receptors in the brain and gut, and acts in the same way as a serotonin uptake SSRI / SNRI drug. So, it makes you feel good and acts like an anti-depressant. For short term use (very short) it's useful, but it is highly addictive in spite of what the docs and FDA say. The withdrawals are insanely awful if you have taken it for more than a week or so - since you are withdrawing from an opiate and an anti-depressant. Unbelievably, medical professionals are still prescribing this drug as non-addictive and non-habit forming. If you have serious pain - take opiates - resist any attempt to give you this drug."

   
6.0

Tiler (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 21, 2017

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I take 100mg every night and it works for me!!"

   
10

Steve Zodiac April 21, 2017

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Tramedo (tramadol) for Pain: "I have been taking Tramadol capsules for 6 months, deal with severe pain from torn tendons, both ankle and shoulder. Main purpose to help me get a reasonable night's sleep. Two capsules of 50mg taken 7pm have been very successful. There have been no side effects, I have been very satisfied with results. 14 days ago my chemist gave me Tramedo, 50mg capsules, as he did not have Tramadol in stock.... said they were the same. For the first time ever, I accepted replacement product. After 10 days, have been sleeping well past normal wake time, been very tired during rest of day, gasto problems, have had bruising (?) in the circles under my eyes that looked like blood blisters, and poorer vision. The supplying company have not returned my call"

   
2.0

Reggie Blue April 21, 2017

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For Chronic Pain: "I was prescribed tramadol 2 days ago.. On the 2nd day I couldn't do the simples tasks. I had no coordinate, I was falling asleep, it was the most horrible experience I've ever had that medication.."

   
1.0

Debra46 (taken for less than 1 month) April 20, 2017

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For Syringomyelia: "Helps tame the nerve pain associated with syringomyelia, a chronic spinal cord condition that is very painful"

   
8.0

Jstar April 14, 2017

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For Depression: "I began taking tramadol for very severe cramps during my period, and not only did it make the pain stop, it made me more productive and greatly helped my mood. I'm lucky in that it does not require a prescription where I live so I can buy it from my pharmacist. I take it along with Chinese herbs that really helped save my life ( TCM views depression as being a lack of life force or 'jing') and the combo of he shu wu, schizandra, and tramadol have done wonders for improving my quality of life. Tramadol is however habit inducing and the withdrawal can suck. I get essentially really bad restless leg syndrome when I've gone off of it, to the point where I can't sleep."

   
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Thaimama (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 13, 2017

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For Pain: "Took tramadol for 15 years for a ruptured disk ,I had sooo much pain the last three weeks I was considering suicide !!!! These were all of my symptoms Face swollen some mornings Hands swollen. Feet itch, bruise easily, lack of concentration, memory problems, hair loss Neck aches at base of skull Bad headaches And head itches Weight gain, Dry skin dry hair Cold intolerance,Lack of energy Muscle cramps / burning Loud Ringing in both ears Neck feels like I am choking Running into things a lot Dizzy almost pass out do black out about once a year or so Blurry vision ,Can't take deep breath in ,Hurts my insides to process food ! Had blood test said thyroid was not working. STOPPED taking tramadol and 24 hrs later ALL symptoms are GONE!!!!"

   
1.0

Damnifeelgood April 11, 2017

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For Pain: "Tramadol used on top of my Fioricet, or Midrin. For head ache was somewhat effective. Used when the pain of the head ache has reached a point where I'm on the verge of nausea, and vomiting, once the other baseline abortives have failed. When used with the Fioricet/Codeine it works quite well, at knocking it out, otherwise just Tramadol even at doses of 200mg is only a dent in the pain."

   
6.0

docday93 (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 11, 2017

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For Anxiety: "After nearly 4 months off of Tramadol (and, yes, the withdrawal was horrible) I've decided to go back on it. I don't take it for pain any longer; I take it for the brighter outlook it gives me as well as the anti-anxiety benefits. Like some other users, I've been on many antidepressants over the years but nothing really seemed to work so I'm off of all of the so-called FDA-approved meds. Tramadol isn't cheap ('cause I don't have a prescription and can't imagine getting one from my doctor for the reason I take it) but it IS cheaper than a visit to my psychiatrist. It makes my life smoother and I'm simply making the decision to go back to it."

   
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KakeVon (taken for 5 to 10 years) April 10, 2017

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For Anxiety: "Began taking after minor operation to deal with pain. I told my doctor that it had a calming effect and asked if was safe to take to deal with anxiety. Been taking it for about a year. Two to four 50 mg pills per day. Some days I take none. No constipation, no insomnia."

   
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Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years) April 10, 2017

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For Chronic Pain: "Tramadol does work wonders. Some people don't like it because it is not your typical pain medication. I have been taking two 50 mg every 12 hours for the past year or so and without a doubt it does work on a continued basis. It seems to not work well for acute pain and only dosing this way, but for chronic pain it does work."

   
8.0

Bugsiela April 7, 2017

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I too suffer from this horrible condition, and it is extremely frustrating that Tramidol has fallen under as a control substance. I have been taking it for some years now and it's what works for me. Now its gotten more difficult to get the doc to refill with out being stereotyped as a junkie. I put in for my refill a day or two before running out and it's a battle to get it on time.There for I suffer many restless night with my RLS before it gets refilled. It's frustrating no doubt!!! And angering for sure!!!!! I too wouldn't trade one dose for all the others in the world!! It truly is God sent....."

   
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Nubs April 7, 2017

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For Back Pain: "Dr gave me tramadol for severe sciatic pain. Can't say it's completely useless but is is less effective than ibuprofen. After taking 50 mg every 4 hours for two days pain seemed to be the same as before taking this. Going back to get something that is more effective for pain than aspirin."

Kcal (taken for less than 1 month) April 6, 2017

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For Fibromyalgia: "Twenty plus years with Fibromyalgia and depression. Pristiq works best as my antidepressant. Tramadol very helpful for early morning stiffness, muscle pain. It takes about 30 minutes to work. Northstar manufacturer capsule does not allow me to nap in the afternoon for some reason which I like and is my only (positive) side-effect. Zydus manufacture pill makes me sleepy by afternoon and a headache. I would advise trying different manufacturers although the inactive ingredients don't seem to be very different. I wonder about that. I was four years on oxycodone 10 mg and although I was able to work, it definitely had more of a "narcotic" effect and not as helpful as Tramadol. I am not susceptible to addiction and had no trouble withdrawing from oxycodone."

   
9.0

RiceChex April 2, 2017

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For Depression: "Totally obliterated my feeling of depression and my days have become productive."

   
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ACEeeeeeeee March 30, 2017

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For Pain: "I was prescribed Tramadol because I couldn't tolerate other pain meds with codeine or Tylenol. Tramadol is great until you run out. I have taken this drug for approximately 7 years now. I wish I'd never started it. It's just been a roller coaster for me it helps me feel better, but does zero for the pain & then you build a tolerance up & it just gets worse from there. I've had withdrawals from this a few times. I've never had such horrible withdrawals as with this med, sneezing, coughing, hot, cold, chills, sweats, restless, depressed & irritable to name a few with lethargy. I am due for a refill tomorrow I'm not picking it up. It's really hard right now, but going through this agony isn't an option again."

   
3.0

Fizzypop March 29, 2017

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For Chronic Pain: "I was given Tramadol for multiple pain. I have some arthritis, a form of osteoporosis (cannot think of the name of the form I have), Fibromyalgia, lower back pain. Tramadol in no way has helped me. My opinion of this drug is about as negative as you can have. Some of the comments are postive and I am glad it works for them. In addition, I am also clinically depressed and take meds for that. However, Tramadol in no way helps me with my depression. As a matter of fact, until reading these comments I had no idea it was even used for depression. Overall I would never recommend this drug to anyone and would rate it a zero in terms of helping with chronic pain of any kind."

   
1.0

Cry BabyKim March 29, 2017

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For Anxiety: "I had breast reduction surgery so I was prescribed tramadol for pain it didn't do much for pain at all but really cleared my head up and helped me get through the day. After I ran out I talked to my doctor we tried other anxiety meds before she agreed to prescribe tramadol, so I've been taking it for 4 months now 100mg a day and last Saturday I ran out and don't get a refill till April. The withdrawal is insanely bad I feel like I'm sick I can't lay still, falling asleep is a nightmare, I feel angered, no energy, I don't know what to do but I'm thinking to stop taking tramadol I can't go through the withdrawals again:/ some people say there is no withdrawal symptoms but I think it's for people who take it couple of times a week."

   
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TatyanaL2017 March 27, 2017

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For Back Pain: "My new Doctor tried to take me off tramadol and prescribed something else, additionally went to a one star rehab center with my bag of medication they didn't give me all of my medication back and short-changed me a full bottle of tramadol. What makes this a tragedy they gave me a pill case (14 day) with all the pills for someone else......................................"

   
9.0

Fizzbee March 27, 2017

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For Fibromyalgia: "I have tried most prescriptions for fibromyalgia since diagnosed almost 20 years ago without much success. My current regime includes Cymbalta, Nucynta, and Tramadol with Oxycodone as needed for BTP. This combination has proven very effective."

   
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JAC-64 (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 27, 2017

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Ultram (tramadol) for Pain: "Took severe pain away. Hand and neck arthritis. Take with 2 Tylenol or ibuprofen every other dose for best relief. Brand name ultram 50 mg every 5-6 hrs if needed. For me, took most pain away! Better than vicodin and not sure why but so happy I have it. Cons: occasional nausea and big time constipation-take with laxative or colace. I started pill slowly- two 25mg per day over period of a week and worked up to 50 3 x per day over 3 weeks."

   
9.0

Ksattie (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 24, 2017

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