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User Reviews for Tramadol systemic

Also known as: ConZip, Ultram, Ultram ER

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For Chronic Pain: "I have been on several meds for pain, to include hydrocodone, patches ect. I wanted off all of it. I felt like a zombie. I went on the ER version of Tramadol 300mg and it changed my life. I am alert, awake, I can function and my mood has improved. I am off of everything except this medication. Give it a try, if its offered. It really does make a difference."

HMFM (taken for 1 to 2 years) December 11, 2018

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For Depression: "My family has a history of depression. I also have back issues. I took my first dose of 50 mg tramadol tablets. I was so shocked to realize it did little for my back pain but my mood was altered for the better. It helped my depressive issues almost immediately. I was shocked to say the least but also very relieved to fine my spirits lifted without feeling sedated at all. It is amazing."

   
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Wifeofpie (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 9, 2018

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For Fibromyalgia: "I have a complex history of autoimmune problems and fibromyalgia. I had tried multiple different medications including NSAIDs, tricyclics, SSRIs, lyrica, and cymbalta. What worked best for years was low dose oxycontin 5-10mg twice a day. My doctor suggested long-acting tramadol, because she knew I was worried about the anti-oxycontin push by government agencies and misinformed doctors and worried oxycontin would be made illegal ( other schedule II narcotics like fentanyl and methadone made me too tired to function). Tramadol worked even better than oxycontin. Both agents caused constipation, Ultram at 300mg a day caused twice as much ( based on how many senna pills I needs to take). Both agents caused insomnia, tramadol caused more ( I needed 5mg ambien to sleep with low dose oxycontin but I need 10 mg with tramadol 300mg long acting). Now I am told there is a manufacturer shortage of tramadol and hope I will not have to go back to oxycontin."

   
9.0

Toomanypills December 1, 2018

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For Pain: "Tramadol does very little or nothing for pain. I don’t believe they have any clue about this drug other than the fact that addicts don’t like it much so it doesn’t cause the providers issues. No help just side effects. Causes sweating, nightmares, and other awful side effects and is very habit forming/addictive unless weaned off. Don’t get on it ever and if you do be sure to taper off under the supervision of a doctor who has the decency to admit that the only effective pain meds are the opioids at this time. Which I have taken dozens of times in my life as prescribed without issue."

   
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HurtinforCertain (taken for 1 to 2 years) November 30, 2018

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Ultram ODT (tramadol) for Chronic Pain: "I have prostatitis and this is very good for the pain. I take 50mg every other day, I would like more but my doc is very reluctant. I would like it every day so may need a new doctor."

   
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Pizztank (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 30, 2018

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For Pain: "So, I have an entire lumbar spinal fusion due to a trauma, I spent many years on oxycontin and oxycodone, I've also tried hydrocodone, fentanyl patches, etc.. Tramadol 50 mg. tabs at 2 pills 3 times a day; does better for my pain than the 80 to 100 mg of oxy or any other "hard narcotic." Tramadol actually takes my pain down to a tolerable level and allows me to function. I have a career in the medical field "emergency O.R" and many know how testing that can be on the back, hunched over that bed for hours!! Tramadol gave me my life back! Now, I do get kind of itchy from it, from time to time, especially if I've taken the med too close together, or if I hadn't eaten first. Other than that its great."

   
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DeeDee (taken for 5 to 10 years) November 28, 2018

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For Depression: "I have been on Suboxone for 2 1/2yrs. I've always had issues with Depression/Anxiety. However, the Suboxone has made my Depression/Anxiety 1000x worse and I have been put on different kinds of SSRI/SNRI medications, nothing has worked. I did some research on Suboxone combined with Tramadol and let me tell you, I was my bubbly self again. I felt amazing for the first time in a long time. The opiate side of Tramadol gets blocked by Suboxone so its Tramadol's anti-depressant component that is working its magic on me. The DR will not prescribe this to me since I am on addiction treatment, he won't even prescribe me an anti-depressant that matches Tramadols. I have made my situation even worse now since I got to experience Tramadol's anti-depressant magic knowing I cant get that medication prescribed. Imagine every waking day in mental misery and someone hands you something that makes it all go away but to be told you will never get it."

   
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Pix3L (taken for less than 1 month) November 18, 2018

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For Back Pain: "Rx beginning 150mg/day up’d to 400/day. Worked somewhat but not as well as narcotic pain relievers ie norco or oxycodone. Used them for 6mo. The real pain was getting off of Tramodol. I read very little of the nightmare of stopping this med. I would rather go thru hydrocodone withdrawals 10x over to the withdrawal off of tramadol. Norco withdrawal took around 5-7-10 days. Had been thru that many times over 11 years. Tramadol took months to physically get over. Not mental, physical dependence. They should come with with a heroine type caveat. Don’t try to “ween” from narcotic pain pills to tramadol. Only kidding yourself and the withdrawals are so much worse."

   
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spaceace (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 9, 2018

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For Depression: "I LOVE Tramadol. I'm a stay at home mom and I'm over weight, big chest, and my back hurts all the time. Chasing toddlers around and doing house work can be aggravating at times. I've found tramadol to help with quite a few things. Mood, Motivation, pain, depression. I no longer take valium and effexor for my anxiety and depression because tramadol helps everything in my case! It's a wonder pill for me. I usually take 50mg when I get up, 1 later on in the day, then 1 at night. Sometimes I might take 2 in the morning and then 1 later that evening. But regardless tramadol makes me feel normal and able to do my everyday duties without being in a slump. Shame it's a narcotic now bc doctors are hesitant to prescribe and you don't get refills so u have to go every month to your doctor to get it. Hope this helps someone in pain and or depression as I've found it to be of help in both areas!!!"

   
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Julz77 (taken for 2 to 5 years) October 29, 2018

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For Chronic Pain: "I was rx'd 50 mg 3x per day. I didn't notice any pain relief what so ever. I felt that taking 4,000 mg of acetaminophen per day helped more but not enough to function."

   
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Sarah (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 29, 2018

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For Anxiety: "I take tramadol for pain that I get in my right side. I take as needed, not everyday. How are you whom are taking it daily for anxiety able to get your dr to prescribe it for you? There’s been such a crackdown on these types of meds being prescribed, that I am really stumped how many of you are able to get it. I have to beg and dr gives me 10 at a time. I take for pain but notice my anxiety is better after taking it."

   
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Pkp822 (taken for less than 1 month) October 27, 2018

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For Back Pain: "I have had on and off back pain from a prior injury. I was just dealing with the pain cause I didn’t want to take Ibuprofen all the time. My doctor prescribed the lower dose of Tramadol. All I can say is why didn’t I try this before? Not only does it mute the pain, the anxiety I feel Is just gone. I feel happy and my concentration is way better. I only take it when I can’t deal with the pain but, have started researching it for anxiety as well. So far no withdrawals but I do not take every day."

   
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Jen (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 24, 2018

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For Depression: "I've had depression since I was very young. I never accepted SSRI and just carried on regardless. My diabetes eventually gave me peripheral neuropathy and my feet hurt. Tramadol was prescribed for the pain. Since taking the tramadol my depression has been virtually non existent. I have not told my GP as he will probably stop the prescription .I do not have euphoria or anything like that, I am though functioning as a real human being with energy and purpose . My life is not perfect but its much much better , it can't just be a coincidence. John Lennon said " Whatever gets you through the night, It's Alright" I wish all you fellow suffers the very best luck x"

   
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Taximanlondon (taken for 2 to 5 years) October 11, 2018

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For Depression: "I have been taking 100mg at once during the morning about every 3 to 4 days and I’m amazed how it calms me down. Unfortunately not taking it for 3 to 4 days makes me a little more depressed. Would love to take it once a day everyday but am afraid to."

   
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Maynard (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 11, 2018

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For Back Pain: "I was given Tramadol for back pain. I was very adamant in making sure my doctor knew that I am Bipolar, as my last doctor kept trying to prescribe me steroids which can induce hypomania/mania in bipolar people. Apparently my doctor did NOT know that Tramadol is a partial antidepressant and he prescribed me this medication for a herniated disc in my back. For one, this medicine is useless as a painkiller for me. It doesn't even touch the pain. And then on top of it, Tramadol induced the worst manic episode of my life leaving me severely anxious, wound up, restless, unable to sleep, and in a dark place. I've almost gone to the emergency room about 5 times because of my thoughts. I finally googled tramadol and bipolar disorder and realized that I should never have been prescribed this medication. I failed to read the paperwork the pharmacy gave me because I had taken this medication in the past, before being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and had no adverse reactions."

   
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Jen (taken for less than 1 month) October 3, 2018

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For Chronic Pain: "It worked very well before my hip replacement but gave me raging diarrhea. Percot was the best"

   
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Lee October 2, 2018

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For Fibromyalgia: "Couldn’t live without it. I find it very helpful for fibro pain and also for fatigue. I can still work part time thanks to Tramadol. On the other hand, I am so hooked on it, no idea how my brain chemistry will do without it. And not willing to find out. My only worry is that one day it won’t be marketed or prescribed. Best wishes to you all!!"

   
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Tat (taken for 5 to 10 years) October 1, 2018

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For Depression: "I was at work some years ago I was a welder, and started getting to where I got tired real easy and I couldn't figure it out. And one of my co-workers gave me a Tramadol and it was like wow !! I can make it through the day now. I take one 50 mg a day . If I don't I start to feel run down and tired. I don't know if I had some kind of mild depression or not but that's the way it helps me."

   
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BJ (taken for 5 to 10 years) September 30, 2018

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For Pain: "Was in a accident 12 years ago, ruptured 2 discs in my lower spine, a level 4 shoulder separation (basically my entire right shoulder exploded and had to be reconstructed), pinched nerve in my neck and fractured my hip. I've been on norco 10/325 and get 90 per month by my surgeon since the accident. I deal with a lot pain on a daily basis but the norco always helped and I took them as prescribed. In the last 2 years thanks to the FDA and DEA, I have had to take pee tests every 3 months to show I am taking them as prescribed, I always pass the tests, but its an extra $50 every time outta pocket. Every 6 months I have to give a blood test which is another $50. I have passed all tests every time, my last visit to my doc, yesterday, my doc advised me that a DEA agent came to his office and told my doc that his office had been flagged by the DEA for prescribing patients opioid pain meds. Yesterday, I was immediately taken off norco and put on tramadol 50mg which do nothing at all for my pain."

   
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BigT September 20, 2018

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For Back Pain: "Helps with almost everything, though temporary. I am prescribed 50mg every 4-6 hours as needed for lower back pain. It helps the pain 10/10, boosts my energy and reduces anxiety. It helps me focus and puts me in a good mood. I don’t take it everyday but I’m glad I have it for when I actually need it. The only side effect I’ve experienced while on it is increased heart rate. Regardless, this is a great, but ADDICTIVE drug. Don’t abuse it!"

   
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Katz September 11, 2018

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For Pain: "Right now I’m battling 2 issues. 1) Severe shoulder pain that requires a total replacement. 2) A large kidney stone. In the shoulder I have a cyst, major bone spur, significant loss of cartilage, severe arthritis and calcific tendinitis. I am also an avid bowler, which includes PBA Regional events, USBC Senior Masters, the Senior US Open, and local USBC tournaments. And let’s not forget that I bowl a minimum of 4 leagues/week. Bowling has been a major struggle until I got the Tramadal, and I rarely have any pain now. More importantly, I have not had any side effects despite being treated for high BP and asthma. I’ll be staying on this through surgery which will make my rehab so much easier."

   
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NV Bowler September 8, 2018

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For Depression: "I've been prescribed EVERY anti-depressant known. I have what is knows as Treatment Resistant Depression. I stumbled across Tramadol 7 years ago and WOW, after a hour, energy, happy, feel like I can do things again after 20 years. Haven't had to increase the dosage after 7 years. This medicine has saved my life. After I take it, my wife says my eyes aren't blood shot, my mood is like it was 30 years ago, and now working full time and building a business up on the side!"

   
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Quando62 (taken for 5 to 10 years) September 6, 2018

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "PEOPLE PEOPLE PEOPLE! It's the tramadol and the withdrawal effect that is causing the RLS. I got on this site to find out what I can take for the RLS, as I wean myself off of the tramadol. Number 1 withdrawal affect = RLS! And here everyone is talking about getting on it. Don't do it! It is a severe addictive drug that will lead to many problems when you get off. The anger, depression, lack of sleep, fatigue, achiness, and most of all RLS is enough to drive me crazy. "

   
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Leezer (taken for 2 to 5 years) September 4, 2018

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For Depression: "The last SSRI I tried put me into a manic episode. After 30 years I discovered Tramadol, the only medication to date that helps with my depression. Then, Tramadol was re-classified and now my psychiatrist wants me to get off the drug. I tried twice in the past to taper back from the 150 mg that I take in divided doses every day. Used the slowest taper schedule I could find online. The withdrawal is bad, I couldn't take the shaking and suicidal thoughts, so continued to take it. I came to peace with taking tramadol, especially after reading about the difference between addiction and dependence. I am dependent on this medication to keep me alive, literally. I don't crave it and I have no desire to increase my dose, both of which are signs of addiction. Am so grateful to read about other people's positive experiences with Tramadol in treating depression. There wasn't much info out there when I started to look into it several years ago."

   
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Moonflower (taken for 5 to 10 years) September 4, 2018

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For Chronic Pain: "Took as directed for Osteo Arthritis, 1 every 4 hours. No effect. Then took 2 to no effect. then took 4 to no effect other than feeling slightly imbalanced. Going back to Tylenol and Advil combo."

   
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Drew (taken for less than 1 month) August 31, 2018

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