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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 73 reviews 79 medications
   
9.3
Anxiety 55 reviews 56 medications
   
9.2
Vulvodynia 4 reviews 9 medications
   
8.8
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 1 reviews 11 medications
   
8.7
Restless Legs Syndrome 85 reviews 14 medications
   
8.6
Fibromyalgia 116 reviews 20 medications
   
7.4
Back Pain 145 reviews 178 medications
   
6.8
Pain 514 reviews 1123 medications
   
6.6
Chronic Pain 117 reviews 113 medications
   
5.8
Syringomyelia 1 reviews 0 medications
   
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Summary of Tramadol reviews 1111 reviews 7.6

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For Chronic Pain: "Doesn't help my pain."

   
3.0

Loxs (taken for 2 to 5 years) June 20, 2017

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For Pain: "Both my boyfriend and I have taken this after a car accident and it does nothing for pain and gave him withdrawals and gave both of us disturbing nightmares."

   
1.0

jac24 June 18, 2017

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For Pain: "As a person that took this medicine for approximately 2 years, leave this stuff alone! I started using this medicine after having pain from ulcers. When I first started using this medicine, oh man the feeling! I was in my early 20’s. I felt above the world, so much energy, I lost weight, I could literally having sex for hours upon hours. So being in college at the time and taking this, all I can say is OH MAN =D!!! But one night I got really depressed, like depressed as if my parents died level of depressed and my mom called my PCP. To make a long story short, I was told to wean myself off of this medicine. I took it a step further and stopped completely. It took approximately 5 to 7 days for the W/D symptoms to stop."

Edwardawg June 18, 2017

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For Pain: "sucks enough said"

   
1.0

Al D (taken for less than 1 month) June 18, 2017

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I have been on it for years for my Peripheral Neuropathy/Restless Legs . The Tramadol manufactured in Asia is mostly junk. My Dr recommended a pharmacy that orders a name brand generic form that works good for me. They are round tablets, the capsule shaped are not as good. The cheap stuff makes me agitated and restless. I take two 50mg tablets at bedtime (100mg). It gets rid of my nerve pain caused by type II diabetes. My wife says I don't kick her any more at night. I wake up feeling euphoric and ready to take on the day. It is frequently prescribed off-label as an anti-depressant. No it does not work good on back or muscle pain. Take Ibuprofen for that. Motrin 800 works good for back pain. You can take the two drugs together."

   
10

NomanII June 17, 2017

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For Pain: "This drug should be taken out of the market asap before it harms more people. Grandma had a not so serious fractured pelvis and was given this by the hospital. She vomited everyday after meals and became confused mentally, like hallucinating. She became withdrawn and weak. We consulted a private doctor and he told us to stop taking this drug because many patients experienced similar side effects. This drug also does not seem to help to ease the pain of grandma."

GrandmaFam (taken for less than 1 month) June 14, 2017

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For Anxiety: "I took this for pain when I had kidney stones and it wiped away my anxiety. It was incredible."

   
10

Dallas Mike (taken for less than 1 month) June 9, 2017

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For Depression: "I have treatment resistant Major Depression and as a result, I've taken so many drugs over the years that I can't list them all. I got kidney stones a while back and got tramadol to help me with the pain. It didn't help much for that, but it sure helped treat my depression. I talked with my primary care doctor about this and she's reluctant to prescribe it if it isn't for pain. As the result, I'm going to find a new doctor... One who knows a bit more about psychiatry."

   
10

Dallas Mike (taken for less than 1 month) June 9, 2017

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For Pain: "Absolutely useless! I was prescribed this after having knee surgery (miniscus) @ 1 every 6 hours, 50mg. After the anaesthesia wore off and I ad already taken my first dose of this is was in a lot of pain. I stuck to the prescription anyway. I didn't sleep at all and was up until 4pm the next day when I finally took 600mg of ibuprofen which did 10 times more than this garbage. I have given up on this "pain reliever" and an sticking to ibuprofen. If I could rate this drug other than the scale given I would rate it a -10."

   
1.0

Mitro17 (taken for less than 1 month) June 8, 2017

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For Back Pain: "Worst stuff around. Do not take this stuff! Doc started me out with 50 mg two times a day. Wasn't relieving my pain, so got pushed to two pills every 6 hrs. It only take away some of the pain. When I wanted to stop taking the pills I went through 4 days of awful withdrawals even though he told me I wouldn't have them. I hate that doctor now. I'm going all natural for the pain."

   
1.0

Biglovely June 5, 2017

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For Pain: "Worthless for pain."

   
1.0

jen0830 (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 5, 2017

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For Pain: "I was given tramadol for back pain. It does not do much for the back pain but I noticed that is sure did something for my energy level and focus ability I have chronic fatigue I have severe fatigue all the time no matter how little or how much rest I get. I find that taking 100 mg of Tramadol when I get up and a 50 mg around 2 pm keeps me focused and feeling like a normal human being who can get normal human being things done all day. I explained this to my doctor and she now has stopped prescribing it to me because I am not using it for what she gave it to me for. I am so mad. I feel like a scolded child. I am a 45 year old woman who found something that worked for the condition that was depressing me to say the least because I was so tired just moving around"

   
8.0

Kyzomat (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 4, 2017

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For Depression: "Was prescribed for knee injury. I tried all sorts of SSRI, SDRI , tricyclics, etc. for unexplained depression. All of them had side affects so detrimental that it made me more depressed. Of course the so called doctors want to give you more drugs to counter the side affects all the while claiming your a border line heroin addict all the while having no idea what is causing the depression all the while suggesting it's all just maligned thought processes.Thank goodness I have arthritic knees. After taking tramadol by depression is gone . Fact. Every patient is different. Don't be pigeon holed. I have been taking one 50mg per day for years. Works somehow. If it is placebo then why didn't all the other Meds work the same. For once I'd like to hear a Doctor just say " i dont know."

   
10

Diy (taken for 2 to 5 years) June 3, 2017

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For Pain: "This was like a worthless sugar pill. Does nothing for severe back and foot pain."

   
1.0

Newmoonmichelle (taken for less than 1 month) May 30, 2017

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For Pain: "I have arthritis and take tramadol 50mg it does absolutely nothing to relieve the pain in my hip or back. Doesn't help with neuropathy either. It seems to be a placebo fake med. I have real pain not fake pain. I can't go shopping or do anything I enjoy because of the pain. What kind of life is this?"

   
1.0

krysd May 29, 2017

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For Chronic Pain: "Did not work on my pain"

   
1.0

Kaysh (taken for less than 1 month) May 29, 2017

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For Depression: "I lived most of my life feeling terrible and out of place. I was an anxious, low-self esteem, depressed guy. Everything took effort to accomplish, I had few friends because I was afraid of expressing myself and had almost no confidence in myself. I have been taking tramadol daily for about 6 months (100mg in the morning and 100mg after 5-6h), and I feel like a different person. I'm confident, have energy and feel like a normal guy. Keep in mind that at first you may feel some euphoria and you must not chase it by taking more. The anti-depressant and anti-anxiety effects will remain, while the euphoria will disappear. "

   
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LifeIsAmazingAfterTramadol (taken for 6 months to 1 year) May 25, 2017

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For Chronic Pain: "This works great for me for migraines, neck pain, and in the past for severe menstrual cramping. However, I find that I need to take about half dose. Instead of 50 mg every 6 hours I have to take less (25mg), maxing out at 225 mg per day. I rarely have to take that much anymore. I tend to take Dramamine with it now or meclizine to avoid nausea ( although it doesn't always cause me to have nausea). I did have one episode of respiratory depression after taking the normal dosage of 50 mg every six hours for menstrual cramps. About an hour after the third dose, I started feeling like I couldn't remember how to breathe. It was a very scary feeling. My husband watched me carefully and I probably should have gone to the emergency room."

   
10

terriergal (taken for 10 years or more) May 23, 2017

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For Pain: "This is like eating candy. Did nothing."

   
1.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) May 21, 2017

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For Chronic Pain: "I have severe pain from spinal stenosis through my neck, right shoulder, arm and hand. Dr. prescribed Tramadol for this pain. I used the drug as directed with little relief from the intense pain. The prescription called for 1 to 2 pills every 4 to 6 hours. I took two pills every 4 hours, for 10 days, that's a total of 60 pills with very little effect. I do not recommend this drug. Lack of effectiveness can cause you to take more of the medication than you should and increases the addiction risk."

   
1.0

Rhall7510 May 20, 2017

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For Depression: "I see a recurring theme in a lot of these entries....(person x) was prescribed Tramadol for pain, and it did wonders for depression and mood. However, when discontinuing use, one's symptoms quickly return, often worse than before.... Tramodol is an OPIATE. Think Opium, Heroin, Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, Codeine, etc. What you're describing is the pattern of Opiate usage and it's dangers. This is why it is a poor choice for depression treatment - it's like giving a Mercedes to a guy who's lost his job and his house is being foreclosed on....feels good for a couple days, but....."

   
3.0

TheCattlerWrangler (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 19, 2017

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For Depression: "Antidepressants have had no effect on my depression in the past. I was unable to find the motivation to support my family or even go to work which caused me to lose my job. I started tramadol for a back injury as it is a non-habit forming pain reliever. It changed my life. immediately, it wiped out the depression. 100% gone. It is not much of a pain reliever, it is not very strong and I still am in pain. I can deal with it though and the lack of depression is worth it. The only downside is that when it wears off the depression comes right back, fast. So I have to take it throughout the day. I am back to work and enjoying life, i just take 3 or 4 pills per day. I don't know why this drug is not marketed as an antidepressant, it should be."

   
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Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years) May 15, 2017

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I take 50 mgs of Tramadol for moderate pain, as needed. I took 1 pill at 1pm, and not felt the need to follow up yet @8:20 pm. I just had a procedure done for a prostate issue I have had for about 12 years. I am 71 years old. This aggravating condition did not quality for a relatively new procedure called the "UroLift System." The discomfort has not improved too much with medications like Finasteride, and Tamsulosin. The profile of my condition called for the Greenlight Laser Therapy."

   
5.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) May 12, 2017

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For Depression: "Well besides depression I battled with eating disorders my whole life. I never knew of this Med until 2 years ago. It really has helped me with my ED , anxiety, mood and energy! Sadly it's hard to get a prescription because is more of a narcotic"

   
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Misosoup84 May 10, 2017

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For Depression: "Weight loss: I lost 21lbs in 4 months: Better mood=Less appetite=More exercise Lost craving to carbs. Instead, crave protein. Hike and swim every other day. Sex drive went down, not to zero though. Maybe from 8 to 3. (Male) but feeling so much better overall. Wellbeing without sex. Weird but possible. Once daily 50mg. Welcome to the new me. This is the first antidepressant I ever took. In summary, feel happier and lost 21lbs (from 221 to 200). More productive at work. Self employed, lost money to depression. Now much better, back to the rat race and loving it. Btw Tramadol metabolises better in some people based on ancestry, so I read. It works for me (Sicilian descent). *Note: most doctors are reluctant to prescribe tram for depression"

   
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Makpaz (taken for 2 to 5 years) May 9, 2017

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