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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 49 reviews 78 medications
   
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Anxiety 47 reviews 63 medications
   
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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 1 reviews 13 medications
   
8.7
Restless Legs Syndrome 68 reviews 15 medications
   
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Vulvodynia 3 reviews 9 medications
   
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Fibromyalgia 106 reviews 20 medications
   
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Chronic Pain 85 reviews 111 medications
   
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Summary of Tramadol reviews 942 reviews 7.9

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For Pain: "I was prescribed Tramadol by an emergency room doctor until I can get in to get my wisdom teeth removed. I'm supposed to take one pill every six hours, but only take one pill whenever I have absolutely unbearable pain, that doesn't go away within one hour. The pain relief is quick, within 20 minutes, takes from a 10 on the pain scale to about 5. Terrible nausea, shakes, lightheadedness, and sweats if I don't eat plenty before or right after taking this medication. Constipation also caused, clears up two or three days after ceasing."

   
6.0

fifthwheelfantasy July 25, 2016

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Tramadol Hydrochloride ER (tramadol) for Chronic Pain: "I have been taking Tramadol ER 100 milligrams 3 times a day for over 6 years I have found out that in the beginning it helped but now as my pain has increased and my disease become more severe it doesn't help at all I have never experienced any side effects other than constipation when I add it with the rest of my meds such as Vicodin to help with the pain. I do realize that when I am taking the Vicodin it does give me the itches other than that I can't say I've experienced any other side effects."

   
4.0

DHJr. (taken for 5 to 10 years) July 19, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I have a history of migraines & Cervical Stenosis at C6-C7 with bulging of disc causing constant muscle tension in my neck/shoulders. I have a long history of Bipolar D/O,depression & anxiety & recent development of panic attacks (r/t recurrent missed miscarriages). I have been treated with various psych/antidepressants/anti-anxiety meds over the past 23 years. I had been prescribed various meds also to help with migraines to no avail with exception of Maxalt to relieve impending migraine episodes. When I was prescribed Tramadol for migraines & chronic muscle/neck/shoulder pain I began to see a huge decrease in my anxiety & motivation & wanting to face each day. I too hope they will consider Ultram for tx of anxiety/mood d/o."

   
9.0

Cervical Stenosis/Anxiety (taken for 1 to 2 years) July 17, 2016

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For Back Pain: "Works.wonders...had.l3-4 spine.sirgery when I was 21..tried all.types.of.narcotics..perks-to patches and.they didnt.do anything...even cortizone.shots..aqua therapy..nothing.worked...best relief and.still.take.it.when pain.is.bad n.going.down my leg n.can.barely move...now.40'and.still.works.wonders..I don't take.every day so no.side effects..just tske when pain is real.bad..."

   
10

Kevykev (taken for 10 years or more) July 16, 2016

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For Back Pain: "Helps with pain. In the begining made me constipated but only the first 2 weeks.I slept more at least 8 hrs a night. For me it worked together with flexeril and lyrica. I was taking it 3 times a day and now is 1/2 pill twice a day .I am off of lyrica and trying to get of tramadol too."

   
8.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 15, 2016

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "Had restless legs for many years also had sciatica and was prescribed Tramadol and found that it worked wonders for RLS but doctor will not prescribe me Tramadol anymore as it's become a controlled drug now I have to take Ropinirole and the side effects are awful all they do is make me vomit all night. Suffering BIG time because I not allowed Tramadol anymore which worked perfectly without any side-effects. There needs to be ALOT of reviewing about RLS because it ruins lives. Tramadol should be prescribed for RLS no matter what."

   
10

Hawes July 11, 2016

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For Chronic Pain: "I suffer from severe chronic pain nearly 24/7 I have diabetic neuropathy, lymphedema and no circulation in my legs, all combined are pain beyond belief. Tramadol relieves my pain better than any pain meds I have been on."

   
10

Chris C. (taken for less than 1 month) July 11, 2016

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For Back Pain: "My personal experience..it helps my back pain for a couple hours, but I just have to keep downing 100MG every 2 hours and I'm not doing that. You get high off of it with little pain relief. My side effects: severe headaches, nausea, dizziness.**IF YOU ARE TAKING ANTI DEPRESSANTS research SEROTONIN SYNDROME** Can also increase depression. Stay safe & check this site for drug interactions. Doctors prescribe Tramadol for pain they don't consider severe enough for say percocet or vicodin, but severe enough that it still needs an opiate to manage the pain. Tramadol is the little brother of the opiate/opioid family. People don't talk about "Tramadol abuse" but it is very addictive and for tons of people it simply does not cut it for chronic pain"

   
3.0

IrishHillbilly (taken for 6 months to 1 year) July 10, 2016

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Tramedo (tramadol) for Chronic Pain: "Good day to you all. First of all just wanted to mention this web-sites words really did make me laugh, that's out comments are: ".......not a substitute for the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgement of healthcare practitioners in patient care." I have been on tramadol now for five months and I have never had so much hassle from incompetent medical professional people. Anyhow throughout the time I have taken generic Tramadol I've been put on two other brands and this generic is by far the best. Of the medical professionals all but one have been able to realise that there are differences with different brands. I find this by far the strongest and most powerful. There again everyone is individual so this may not apply with all people."

   
9.0

Baronesss (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 9, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I wish doctors would prescribe for lower dosages of opiate withdrawal instead of the also highly addictive methadone & suboxone. IT WORKS. While quitting "cold turkey" from morphine, I discovered that tramadol takes away about 80% of withdrawal symptoms. I took tramadol and lopermide for 1 week, then completely quit the tramadol. It was a life saver."

   
8.0

Morphinequeen (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 8, 2016

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For Pain: "Doctors prescribe Tramadol for pain they don't consider severe enough for say percocet or vicodin, but severe enough that it still needs an opiate to manage the pain. Tramadol is the little brother of the opiate/opioid family. People don't talk about "Tramadol abuse" but it is very addictive and for tons of people it simply does not cut it for chronic pain. My personal experience..it helps my back pain for a couple hours, but I just have to keep downing 100MG every 2 hours and I'm not doing that. You get high off of it with little pain relief. My side effects: severe headaches, nausea, dizziness. **IF YOU ARE TAKING ANTI DEPRESSANTS research SEROTONIN SYNDROME** Can also increase depression. Stay safe & check this site for drug interactions"

   
3.0

Knighthawk82 July 8, 2016

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For Fibromyalgia: "This is miserable! Tramadol hasn't touched the pain or discomfort. I have many pain killers but not sure which to take now that I've taken 1 tramadol at 5 pm and another at 9pm with no relief at all! HELP!"

   
1.0

Anonymous July 8, 2016

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For Fibromyalgia: "I've been taking Tramadol 100 mg per day for fibromyalgia for more than 4 years. Tramadol is my lifeline in combination with gabapentin and muscle relaxant."

   
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Jencen July 5, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I started taking tramadol after my gastroenterologist told me that I needed to immediately stop taking ibuprofen. I had developed a pre-ulcer condition due to all the ibuprofen I had been taking for headaches that I got pretty often. So I began to take tramadol instead for headaches and for arthritis pain. After about a week of taking tramadol 50mg, I realized that I was feeling happier than I had felt in a very long time. I had been under the care of a psychiatrist for years due to anxiety and depression and had been on so many anti-depressants that I lost count. None of them worked for me. So when I realized how good I was feeling, I researched tramadol for depression and voila! I found out that it was actually helping many people."

mowmylawn July 4, 2016

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Tramadol Hydrochloride ER (tramadol) for Back Pain: "The first 3 days I took Tramadol Hcl tablets, 1/2 tablet in the morning, and the other half at night, as per my doctor's orders. They were 50mg. tablets. Had a slight adverse reaction the second time they were prescribed for me, so had to go slow. Most of the pain disappeared for those 3 days. On the fourth day, I took my usual dose-1/2 of a 50mg. tablet with a full glass of water, as usual. Within a few hours, I began to experience some of the side effects listed: nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, headaches, itchiness, upset stomach, and lightheadedness. I also had a few extra side effects: constant belching, acid reflux, and shortness of breath. These events lasted for several hours."

   
1.0

MoeJoe104 July 3, 2016

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For Pain: "It works pretty good. I take 200mg at a time and it takes away the pain, relieves anxiety, and makes me happy"

   
8.0

Alvin Weirda (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 2, 2016

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For Chronic Pain: "I live in Mexico and a prescription is not needed. I take 4 50mg a day for neck pain. No side affects at all. Also helps with some joint pain."

   
6.0

Mike Bin (taken for 1 to 2 years) June 30, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I have suffered with anxiety for as long as I can remember, I have tried quite a lot of anti anxiety medications. Those medications did help with the anxiety but left me feeling a bit foggy. I was prescribed tramadol for pain relief, as a pain reliever it was okay. What I did notice was my anxiety was gone and I felt very calm, not out of it just calm and focused with a very positive outlook. Hopefully more research will be done as it would seem I'm not the only person who has experienced this."

   
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MrAlex June 30, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I was prescribed ultram 50 mg every 6 hours as needed for my hidradenitis supprativa (a painful skin condition that causes abscesses and cysts in groin, axilary areas). I took it for two days (only once) and it did absolutely nothing for my pain so I shelved it for about 2 months. About 2 weeks ago I had a serious flare up which resulted in severe pain and discomfort, so I decided to try the ultram again, but this time I took two. Again, it didn't do anything for the pain, but I did notice that I was extremely calm and serene. I thought I was the only one who's experienced this "anti-anxiety" effect, but since then, I've been using it for just that-- anxiety. It works."

Shay1230 June 30, 2016

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I've been taking just 50mg of Tramadol for the past 4 to 5 years. I have what I consider to be pretty severe RLS, having had it since I was first made to sit in a school room all day. It's getting worse as I get older, 2 brothers and mother also suffer from it, all of us for over 50 years. I'm trying to do the least amount possible and still have it be effective.Mid-afternoon is when I first feel it in my legs and sometimes elbows. That's when I take 1/2 of the 50 mg of tramadol and an hour before bed, I take the other 1/2 along with 1requip (ropinirole) 1mg, and renatidine (antacid) to block the resulting acid reflux. This pretty much works for me but it makes me tired, though not as tired as not sleeping!"

   
9.0

orioncmrsf1 (taken for 2 to 5 years) June 27, 2016

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For Depression: "A few years back I developed anxiety and depression. Went on the SSRI and hated it. My dr. Then gave me Tramadol for my back and shoulder pain. But I found that it works better for me for my depression and anxiety. After about 30 minutes from taking the pill I start to feel normal again and levelheaded"

   
9.0

KINGS HOCKEY (taken for 6 months to 1 year) June 22, 2016

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "tramadol never worked for me and i have severe RLS. i have had RLS since i was 8 years of age and now am 36. I do have a high tolerance to many medications or they are only effective for a short period of time before i need an increase of dose. However i never found tramadol at any dose to help."

   
2.0

RLS sufferer. June 22, 2016

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For Back Pain: "Pulled muscles in lower back from lifting on delivery route. Needed meds I could take during the day while driving. One 50mg in the am with 2 Advil liquidgels & I'm pain free all day. Best side effect has been the clarity to mental processes. Like a cloud has been lifted & my concentration dramatically increased. Focus like I've never experienced before & general attitude improvement. Worse side effect is the occasional constipation but that's what prunes are for. This is my "Limitless" pill from the movie"

   
9.0

Delivery guy (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 19, 2016

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For Pain: "Tramadol is a drug that does not work for everyone. I found that different generic brand of tramadol work better than others. I have had the best luck with teva and mylan. The others give me a horrible headache, and dont do anything for my back pain. Also the less you take the better off you are. I take 6 pills a day that are 50mg. I take them 2 at a time every 8 hours. Some people have a hard time finding mylan , teva , and northstar generics. You just have to do the leg work. I get the mylan at walmart. Most places have amneal, and caraco because its cheaper. I can say the brand name ultram is the best by far, and cvs will order it for me, but 180 pills is way to much for me. If you can afford the brand name ultram go for it."

   
7.0

longridehome (taken for 2 to 5 years) June 18, 2016

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For Pain: "gave me a buzz, did not kill any pain at all (ear infection/throat infection, swelling, pressure). Increased dosages just got me more buzzed with the same excruciating pain."

   
1.0

J31 June 17, 2016

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