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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 56 reviews 80 medications
   
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Anxiety 50 reviews 63 medications
   
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Vulvodynia 4 reviews 9 medications
   
8.8
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 1 reviews 13 medications
   
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Restless Legs Syndrome 79 reviews 15 medications
   
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Fibromyalgia 113 reviews 20 medications
   
7.3
Back Pain 134 reviews 178 medications
   
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Pain 489 reviews 1102 medications
   
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Chronic Pain 102 reviews 112 medications
   
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Summary of Tramadol reviews 1028 reviews 7.9

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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."

   
10

Raleighgk January 12, 2017

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For Fibromyalgia: "2017 marks my 21st year on Ultram. Initially it was prescribed for migraines. I was later diagnosed with fibromyalgia, and continued on Ultram, as it eased the stiffness and difficulty of movement. Soon enough I needed more than prescribed. My doctor took it away for 8 horrific months. Withdrawal never let up. Weakness, crying, vomiting, MDD. I used those 8 months for research, eventually coming up with proof that Ultram was the drug of choice for FMS. My doctor gave it back in a lower dose, and a different medication to control withdrawal. Next step was bloodwork in a genetics lab. I metabolize Ultram 4x faster than average. Now I'm over 50, using Ultram as a mood stabilizer. It can be psychologically addictive; caveat emptor!"

   
9.0

Ellenora (taken for 10 years or more) January 12, 2017

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For Pain: "I've been on tramadol for over a year now,I lost my left leg Iraq in 2005. The V.A. is no longer writing prescription for narcotics pain killers as per the U.S. government. So here I sit day after day in pain. Thanks V.A. I put my life on the line and this is the way you repay me, not only me but 1000's of disabled veterans."

   
3.0

Disabled sgt. (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 11, 2017

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For Fibromyalgia: "Switching to tramadol has given me my life back. My pain is not gone, but it no longer is a significant interference in my day to day life. I had previously been on about 100mg of Codeine/day for a year prior and it had not even compared to the relief tramadol gives me. Also helps when I have tension headaches. I've been on 50-100mg/day for about 9 months now, with minor tolerance buildup since the first month. No withdrawal effects if I go off of it for a few days, either. No noticeable side effects, though I'm lucky in that I don't frequently have bad side effects."

   
10

1234533 January 9, 2017

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For Depression: "First, tramadol is NOT an opiate, it may work somehow (no one knows how nor can claim to understand how) with receptors for them in the brain but please stop the completely false statements that this is an opiate-simply not true. Ultram was first used for in the 1990s was pain and then it became clear that if was also helpful for people who were not getting relief from anti-depressants (and did big Pharma push out every variation of SSRI uptake inhibitor at great cost to the public and of course with no clue if they would work). EXCELLENT alternative to ineffective anti-depressants that big pharma wants to keep pushing. Again, wrong to even begin to compare it to an opiate, and time for it to be acknowledged as an option for depression."

   
10

healthcareprofessional (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 7, 2017

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For Back Pain: "WARNING!! Do not take this medicine. The withdrawal from it even per the Doctors schedule is horrible......I can't even tell you how bad of an experience I had with it!!!"

   
1.0

BIG MIKE55 January 5, 2017

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For Pain: "Does not help."

   
2.0

1sheila January 5, 2017

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For Pain: "After total knee replacement and now the other knee is painful, nothing worked like tramadol. I had oxycodone, hydrocodone, did not work at all. One tramadol 50mg in the early morning and one at bedtime works wonders for me, makes pain more tolerable and helps me sleep at night. I don't know ehst I'd do without it."

   
10

Raveraz (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 4, 2017

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Ultram (tramadol) for Pain: "Dose not work only made me anxious and angry I wasted my money and my chance to not be in pain after surgery. Stop peddling this rubbish. All the Dr round here are prescribing it thanks to some pharmaceutical rep but you're ruining people's rights to quality of life. You know it does not work."

   
1.0

Csyinde (taken for less than 1 month) January 1, 2017

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "Ohhh, don't take Effexor (Venlafaxine) and Tramadol on the same day! My Doc said not to, but Tram helps me sleep deeply so now and then I do. Well, last night, if those odd muscle jerks and repeated shakes/moves weren't minor seizures than I have no other explanation!"

   
1.0

Lorenann (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 1, 2017

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For Back Pain: "I have been taking anywhere from 50 to 150mg of Tramadol per day as a part of my pain management regimen. This regimen includes 3600mg Gabapentin and 15mg Meloxicam per day. I've been on this regimen for 4 years for a back injury and fibromyalgia. My pharmacy switched the manufacturer of my Tramadol and I immediately noticed that the new pill doesn't WORK! I don't mean just in terms of pain relief, there's not even any side effects such as: the warm fuzzy feeling, dizziness, slurred speech, cottonmouth. The 50 mg white oblong pill marked 377 is complete rubbish, because I have to take 4 of them at a time (200mg) to feel the same amount of relief I would get from the previous manufacturer pill (50mg white oval 93/58) which worked GREAT."

   
8.0

northlight5 December 31, 2016

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For Fibromyalgia: "I would not recommend for a sick animal much less a human being After a back and neck surgery I was given Tramadol for the pain by the specialist but within 5 days I had a massive decrease in movement muscle mass and strength in my left arm and shoulder eg my biceps went from 17in to just under 7in I lost nearly all movement in that arm Instead of a decrease in pain I now suffer chronic muscle and nerve pain I immediately notified the specialist (quack) and his reply was oh there's nothing to worry about Even my GP said he couldn't help (needless to say have change specialist and GP] Slowly over the last 4yrs and with the help of my new GP through exercising my Left arm almost back to normal and have learnt to cope with the pain"

   
1.0

austmanice December 30, 2016

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Ultram (tramadol) for Chronic Pain: "After taking 15 mg oxycodone for 3 months for my back pain, Dr. decided to put me on 100 mg of tramodol every 6-8 hours as needed. After taking this medicine for only a week, I find it does Nothing for my pain, not even a little. I find taking this medicine for pain is a waste of money as well as whatever it does to your liver. Whoever approved this drug for pain, has never had to take it for pain. Absolutely worthless."

   
1.0

gkk777 (taken for less than 1 month) December 28, 2016

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I have been taking Tramadol 50mg 2 three times daily for well over 5 years now for RLS. I did numerous sleep studys with a Neurologist who prescribed the combination of Tramadol and Topamax for RLS with Sciatica. It has been an absolute life saver. Like so many other sufferers, had he not come up with this I may have gone crazy it was that bad. I even suffered during the day while trying to sit at a desk it was impossible. Recently since it has become a controlled medication I get the same reactions from any docs not my regular ones. They treat you sub human like you are a pill junkie, even when you are taking exactly as prescribed. I have tried to stop taking before but the symptoms of RLS immediately return and I cannot handle the RLS."

   
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GatorQ (taken for 5 to 10 years) December 26, 2016

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For Back Pain: "I've been on Tramodol for 6 months for back pain. I can't take narcotics like codeine, oxycodone, etc, as they make me terribly dizzy and nauseous, as well as give me pounding headaches. But I can take Tramodol without any of those effects. Tramodol also doesn't give me a "high" like many painkillers, so I'm never tempted to take extra just to get a buzz. I've been afraid to go beyond the 150 mg/day prescribed by my doc, but there are days when 150 just doesn't feel like enough, so I need to talk to my doc about an increase at times. Overall, this med does a fair job at controlling chronic pain without causing side effects. It's worth trying to see if it will work for you."

   
8.0

jo em (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 26, 2016

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For Chronic Pain: "Stay away from this drug. Few Doctors know how intense it is and what its effects are. I was precribed much "stronger" opiates before and after, up to oxycodone. Tramadol blew them out of the water. I have (had as of 1month ago) been on tramadol for 7 years. I have 2 pars fractures in my low back and this was what I relied on to alleviate any pain. I started with a single 50mg/daily and gradually worked up to 400/mg. I never abused the drug, I simply did what the doctor told me to do. The level of addiction and dependence to this drug is insane. The withdrawal is the worst thing I have ever experienced. Because of that and its negative effects on my life, relationships, work and happiness, I checked into a detox program and am done."

   
1.0

Tramadol_Is_Evil (taken for 5 to 10 years) December 22, 2016

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For Depression: "I have manic depression and anxiety disorder an I also have fibromyalgia and chronic pain this medicine an I also take 600 gabapentin it works for me also help with menopause symptoms but for my depression it really helps keeps me from crying all day and helps me feel better,"

   
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Angel8713 (taken for 5 to 10 years) December 21, 2016

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Ultram (tramadol) for Chronic Pain: "In 1986, I had Intramedullary rods inserted in my RT femur and LT Humerus, and require internal, and external fixation to stabilize my horribly fractured pelvic. Since then, I have resisted, for the most part, narcotics. In early September I was prescribed Ultram. Not too good..."

   
4.0

eaagle December 21, 2016

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Ultram ODT (tramadol) for Pain: "You can use ultram to detox yourself from harder stuff like OXY or H. I used it before for withdrawal symptoms and it worked great. In case ur ever withdrawing bad and have some it will help."

   
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Cherish151 (taken for less than 1 month) December 20, 2016

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For Chronic Pain: "I suffer from chronic low back pain due to a bulging disc at L4-L5 and a degenerated disc at L5-S1.My doctor put me on 50mg as needed. Tramadol did nothing for me. No pain relief whatsoever. I slowly increased my dose until I was taking 250mg (5 pills) and still felt absolutely nothing. I am glad to see this medication worked for some people but for me this medication was worthless. This is like taking a sugar pill. If it makes any difference my pills came from Sun Pharmaceuticals."

   
1.0

Jwright7784 (taken for less than 1 month) December 19, 2016

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For Chronic Pain: "I've taken tramadol for 6 years for severe migraines, I've used hydrocodone too but I choose tramadol over hydrocodone as it works better than anything else I've tried, it also helps with my depression and restless leg syndrome, and knee pain that's 4 symptoms of relief in tramadol for me, 100 mg twice a day the only complaint I have is that tramadol is very addictive, If I stop using them I have really bad withdrawals, hot/cold sweats, trembling, shaking, loss of sleep, no energy, nausea, and extremely painful HEADACHES, when my Dr. first told me to take them he said they are not addictive, which is not true, maybe for short small doses but for long term use, they are highly addictive, Use caution when using for a long period of time."

   
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MigraineMess (taken for 5 to 10 years) December 17, 2016

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I have severe RLS. I tried requip, mirapex, neurontin, lyrica... Like many others who have posted, I had a pinched nerve in my spine (upper back, near my neck) and was prescribed Tramadol. It greatly improved my RLS !! It truly was a God-send !! I do have to take 100mg three times a day. And, if I take it too late, I do have to wait for an hour or so for the symptoms to finally diminish. Also, I have some daytime sleepiness, sluggishness. And now that my pinched nerve has become inflamed again, I have severe RLS even while taking the Tramadol. I am hoping that after having a spinal injection for inflamation, my symptoms will improve once again. Until then, here I am, up with the rest of you, enduring this aggravating condition."

   
8.0

ccfishfin (taken for 10 years or more) December 15, 2016

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For Back Pain: "Works pretty good. Doesn't screw with your mind ."

   
7.0

Duckman 62 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) December 15, 2016

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I suffer from RLS symptoms that start in the evening when I get off work. As long as I take the tramadol as soon as I get off work before symptoms begin, it works fantastic."

   
10

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years) December 12, 2016

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