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User Reviews for Tramadol

Also known as: Ultram, Tramadol Hydrochloride ER, ConZip

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Condition Avg. Ratings Reviews Compare
Anxiety
9.2
   
65 reviews 56 medications
Depression
9.1
   
97 reviews 81 medications
Vulvodynia
8.8
   
4 reviews 9 medications
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
8.7
   
1 review 11 medications
Restless Legs Syndrome
8.6
   
95 reviews 14 medications
Fibromyalgia
7.4
   
134 reviews 20 medications
Back Pain
6.6
   
181 reviews 178 medications
Pain
6.3
   
587 reviews 1111 medications
Chronic Pain
5.6
   
188 reviews 108 medications
Syringomyelia
5.0
   
2 reviews 0 medications
Summary of Tramadol reviews 6.8 1,354 reviews

Reviews for Tramadol

For Anxiety: "Similar to others here, I was prescribed Tramadol for back pain. It's decent for that, but really helps with my mood. My tablets are 50 mg which I cut into quarters. I'll take one or possibly two of those quarters and it helps a lot. Try it, you might do fine by doing the same and it will extend your supply. The only side effect for me is difficulty reaching climax, so I try to limit how much I take."

   
7.0

Bobby (taken for 2 to 5 years) May 15, 2019

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For Pain: "I had no effect with tramadol for pain, to me its about the same as taking ibuprofen."

Akin back (taken for 5 to 10 years) May 14, 2019

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For Chronic Pain: "Tramadol was promised to make me feel like a whole new person. After calling doctors office back to explain the it was of zero value. I was told to just double the does, it never helped. Tramadol definitely made my anxiety worse and I was more agitated all around and now am still agitated and in just as much pain, still need back surgery, no doctor will even help me live a happier, healthier and in less pain life. I do physically therapy and have for years. I work full time do my best to get by with with as best I can. I would never recommended this medication to anyone who lives in constant pain. If you suffer from anxiety as I do, I wouldn't recommend this medication either, it makes me jittery."

Hopelessly in pain May 13, 2019

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For Back Pain: "NO EFFICACY FOR PAIN, GIVES HEADACHES, BODY FEELS WEIRD, I believe batches are different somehow but none good."

   
1.0

Luva May 12, 2019

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For Fibromyalgia: "I was prescribed tramadol as a pain relief option for fibromyalgia. Works nicely for mild to moderate pain, but noticed it had many other benefits. Tramadol is the only thing I have found that helps my chronic fatigue some what, as well as anxiety and depression, additionally I am calmer and more focused, so helps with ADD, and, there is more. I am more creative on this medication, and while taking it for pain when I had a head cold I noticed that it literally alleviates all cold symptoms! If you take this while you have a cold when it is in your system you feel completely fine, better than any over-the-counter decongestant I have tried in my life . And all this is on a very low-dose, most days I take 75 mg total."

   
9.0

Kat (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 11, 2019

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Tramadol Hydrochloride ER (tramadol) for Pain: "I have basilar migraines for 20 years and I try all other drugs with different MD and finally the neurologist from UCSD put me on Ultram which worked for the basilar migraines and the average of pain is at the very, very lowest now"

   
10

sdhm09 (taken for 10 years or more) May 8, 2019

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For Depression: "I have had the same experience as so many in here. Took tramadol for pain originally then found it gave me quality of life and got rid of depression. My problem is getting a doctor to prescribe it."

   
10

Alice (taken for 10 years or more) May 7, 2019

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For Chronic Pain: "I’ve taken narcotics for fifteen years until I decided a change and because it affected my mood and long term memory. Tramadol has allowed me to be free from the harsher pain pills but does not resolve my pain but it does help in other ways as well, I’ve never abused my prescriptions and take only what’s proscribed. The only side affects are sometimes I feel more anxious at times but it goes away. I’m very happy for this medication it works for what I wanted it to work for in alleviating some pain and allow me to be a little more mobile and it got me free from the stronger narcotic proscriptions ."

   
6.0

Taz (taken for 2 to 5 years) May 7, 2019

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For Chronic Pain: "Tramadol did nothing for my pain. It could be because I've been in pain management for 15 years and taking roxicodone 30 for ten years and my body has high tolerance for pain meds. The only thing tramadol did do is make me nauseous, vomit and have extreme heartburn. No recommendations from me!"

   
1.0

Bevhous April 26, 2019

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For Anxiety: "Was prescribed tramadol for chronic pain which was ruining my quality of life. It not only helps with my pain but it genuinely lifted me out of the emotional pain I was living in. I never take more than 150 mg per day.....most days 75 mg does the trick. A two for one drug!!!! It does cause constipation though. I have been taking tramadol for 5 years. I do not feel addicted and have not increased my dosage in that time. I take less than prescribed."

   
10

Tamarjit (taken for 5 to 10 years) April 25, 2019

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For Back Pain: "I tried Tramadol a few times to quell the pain in my lower back. It did help my back just a little but still had the pain. Every time even after the first dose I felt very nervous and dizzy and felt as though I was going to pass out. I found that some neurologist will not give it to patients. I now take Hydrocodone 5mg a day and it completely eliminates the pain. My doctor says this med has no side effects like Tramadol."

   
1.0

Ken (taken for less than 1 month) April 23, 2019

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For Chronic Pain: "Had a terrible reaction to this medicine. Ended up getting a major seizure while taking it and had to discontinue it & place it on my “NEVER PRESCRIBE AGAIN” list."

   
1.0

Nope2918 (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 22, 2019

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For Fibromyalgia: "Best drug for fibromyalgia."

   
9.0

Angel (taken for 6 months to 1 year) April 21, 2019

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For Anxiety: "I was given Tramadol for severe cramps and it definitely helped take away the excruciating pain I was in, I learned it gave me a very peaceful feeling as well, so when I had severe panic attacks, almost to the point of throwing up, I began to use it for that and it has helped me tremendously. I feel so much more relaxed and my anxiety is gone. I will say it does make you tired but hard to sleep (at least for me)"

   
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K Toms (taken for 6 months to 1 year) April 19, 2019

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For Back Pain: "I was prescribed a course of Tramadol 50mg for severe back pain and became violently ill. I had been prescribed Tramadol once before and had no problems but this time after taking just two tablets 4 hrs. apart, I experienced extreme vomiting and diarrhea with profuse sweating. It took me a week to get over it. I thought perhaps I had the flu and tried taking the Tramadol again, once I was better, but became ill once again. The vomiting and diarrhea stopped after the first day but the nausea and profuse sweating continued for another 5 days. It was TEVA brand."

Heyechan (taken for less than 1 month) April 15, 2019

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For Pain: "Last year I had a total knee replacement, it has been a great success but I was sent home the day after with tramadol and cocodamol . The tramadol provides absolutely no pain relief it has no effect on me at all . The cocodamol helped a bit and could tell the difference about 20 minutes after taking them but tramadol did nothing for me and I was in extreme pain for about 2 weeks after surgery. I have a high pain threshold but my body went into spasm with the pain and shook violently. I had tramadol for a tooth infection once and it did nothing for the pain either. Is it possible that I have a resistance to tramadol."

   
1.0

Ronsi April 12, 2019

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For Anxiety: "I have maybe the worst anxiety in the world and I have used thousands of medicines for my anxiety and my panic attacks. I don’t know how but Tramadol works perfectly for my anxiety. Even more effective than Xanax ... omg"

   
10

Theyuxxx (taken for less than 1 month) April 8, 2019

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Ultram ODT (tramadol) for Back Pain: "It has always good for me not too strong"

   
8.0

Nikki April 2, 2019

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "Took tramadol for my back pain, but worked better for my restless leg syndrome."

Bill68 (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 30, 2019

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For Chronic Pain: "I'm an athlete who has several injuries as well as degenerative changes, I've been on Tramadol 50mg, 4x a day for several years. It works really well for me. Side effects are minimal, or at least I don't notice them. Hydrocodone constipated me terribly, but Tramadol doesn't at all. Lately, I am troubled immensely by hip pain and Tramadol isn't as effective for this. I've been complementing it with Ibuprofen (six 250mg tablets per day) and that combination works really well. Like many on this site, I'm frustrated with the new laws surrounding opiates for those of us who are responsible and take only the recommended doses, and have been for many years. It's really a challenge to get prescriptions filled, to travel state to state without first making sure I get my prescription filled so I won't run out while away. Stressful! Don't know what the answer is, but the government needs to get out of the middle of the patient/doctor relationship!!"

   
9.0

Aloha L (taken for 5 to 10 years) March 27, 2019

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For Depression: "I have depression my doctor gave me antidepressants , It didn’t work Got sick of it , Went to my cupboard to get panadeine (paracetamol with codeine) forte to knock a headache out so I can rest , Depression was getting to me , While looking for it, I saw an old carton of tramadol , It was for my sister in-law for her tooth pain 2 years back , So I took that instead , And guess what , I felt like never before, Even when I never had depression , I wasn’t sure it was from tramadol I remember walking and saying to myself , the depression is going I was happy Then later I started feeling the depression back it was thesame , Strange , I was curious- was it tramadol? , Mmmmm So I took another 50 mg Wow Felt great Slow release It took around and hour to feel it But went full day It works Control is key I want to live happy Regardless what I read It worked for me Better addicted and happy Than not addicted and miserable Words I told the doctor I’m still no more than 50 mg sometimes 25 mg low dose 4 times a Week"

Michael hal March 27, 2019

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For Back Pain: "My doctor prescribed Tramadol as a last resort for my lower back pain that had become unbearable while sleeping and it worked like a charm. Then, my doctor wanted me to try Cymbalta. That worked even better as it essentially eliminated my pain 24/7. Coming off Tramadol has been a different story. Many sleepless nights and restless leg syndrome for about a week."

   
8.0

Glenn (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 27, 2019

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For Fibromyalgia: "For me, Ultram (Tramadol), combined with Neurontin (Gabapentin), and Elavil (Amitriptyline) work wonders for my fibromyalgia. Take away any one of these and my quality of life plummets downward. I have a multitude of symptoms. These are life saving drugs for me. Without them, I have so much more acute and widespread lingering pain, numbness, creepy crawlies, itching, fatigue, and depression, that I need motility assistance (arm cuff crutches) and get little sleep from my symptoms keeping me awake. Unfortunately, the individuals who have abused these life saving drugs along with the government blanketing all with the potential abuse of these drugs have caused so many to suffer at great costs. My insurance company has recently decided that I do not have enough diagnostic criteria to warrant paying for Tramadol. It is not an expensive drug, so I am able to pay for it out-of-pocket...at least for now, anyway."

   
9.0

Littlepain (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 26, 2019

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For Pain: "I'm in my mid-70s, and was given tramadol because I can't take ibuprofen (kidney issues) for my arthritis. It doesn't do anything for inflammation, but as a pain medicine it's a lifesaver (I can supplement the tramadol with sour cherry juice for help with the inflammation). I take 2 (50mg) pills before skiing, 2 pills before hiking, 1 before biking, and 1-2 pills before any other strenuous activity. I've never had an issue with dependence, and if I've had any side effects, they have been minor. It worries me that tramadol is getting a bad reputation, because it is by far the best pain medicine I have ever used, and I don't want it to become impossible to get in the US (think quinine)."

   
8.0

senior citizen (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 26, 2019

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For Chronic Pain: "I have severe degenerative disc disease in my back, I have chronic pain all over and I will take half of a 50 mg tramadol when I cannot stand the pain any longer! It helps me sleep for a couple of hours and then I wake up with a horrible headache! My body feels like every nerve ending is thumping and I have a migraine! I don't know if it's worth trading out those symptoms for getting rid of back pain for a short time!"

   
5.0

Tova (taken for less than 1 month) March 23, 2019

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