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User Reviews for Tramadol

Also known as: Ultram, Tramadol Hydrochloride ER, ConZip

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Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 9.7
3 reviews 11 medications
Anxiety 9.4
84 reviews 53 medications
Depression 9.1
137 reviews 81 medications
Vulvodynia 8.8
4 reviews 9 medications
Restless Legs Syndrome 8.6
105 reviews 14 medications
Fibromyalgia 7.4
139 reviews 20 medications
Syringomyelia 6.5
2 reviews 3 medications
Back Pain 6.4
210 reviews 177 medications
Pain 6.0
624 reviews 1116 medications
Chronic Pain 5.7
218 reviews 109 medications
Summary of Tramadol reviews 6.8 1,526 reviews

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Reviews for Tramadol

Sam · Taken for 2 to 5 years June 23, 2020

For Anxiety: “great for anxiety/depression as it is an SNRI/opiate in one. You are benefiting from the snri effect on your mood, you're also daily consuming the opiate which WILL cause addiction/dependency. There are SNRI’s that don't have an opioid but I doubt they are as effective. You may not be getting “high” off the opiate but part of the boost is due to the opiate. There is no doubt that its useful for pain or mood and if it helps then so be it, just thought I'd put my two cents out there. Having days of a sense causes severe negative effects. I’d strongly advise tapering if you choose to stop after daily consumption . I don’t understand how people are saying “I swear doctors get paid not to give tramadol and instead prescribe other marketed products”. answer is no educated doctor would Prescribe a partial opiate to someone for daily use for anxiety/depression it’s just not sensible addiction and dependence is real and scary.”

9 / 10
K · Taken for less than 1 month May 31, 2020

For Anxiety: “Maybe I’m the only person here with this reaction but tramadol makes me feel terrible. It gives me awful panic attacks and actually causes me anxiety. I am prescribed it for cervical herniations and I don’t even take it for that because of how much it makes my heart race and the debilitating panic attacks I have when I take it, I’d rather just be in pain. I really wish it worked for me.”

1 / 10
Harlan Thrimplestock · Taken for 6 months to 1 year May 30, 2020

For Anxiety: “Tramadol is a life saver. Like most I was prescribed it for pain and when I first took it I noticed I just felt a bit happier. NOTHING like a buzz, just a better mood. Time went on and I realized even taken early in the AM, it would keep me up at night. So I stopped. A couple of years later a friend mentioned he had it and my anxiety had been worsening so I figured I'd try it. Game changer. I take 2-3 (I'm a 190 lb male) and the difference it makes in my mood is incredible. I highly recommend this for people with anxiety and even depression.”

10 / 10
Micable May 28, 2020

For Chronic Pain: “This drug almost wrecked my life. Please carefully consider before starting this drug for any more than about 2 weeks. I was given Tramadol because I didn’t want to take any narcotics due to the bad reputation they get. Little did I know what was about to happen to me! I have a chronic condition which causes severe pain. I was taking as prescribed, and after a few weeks I would wake up every morning at 4am, feeling “doomed”. I knew everything was fine, yet I would cry and my heart would race, and my stomach would churn. This went on for almost a year. I eventually weaned myself off, but that took a solid six months of having to end up taking a sliver of a pill at a time. It was BRUTAL! I would never wish this on anyone!!!! I would have crying spells out of nowhere. It was so embarrassing. I couldn’t bear to be left alone, which is unlike me...honestly, it changed me, because it made me feel that if a medication can do that to me, then I’m afraid of all medications, now.”

1 / 10
Dave · Taken for less than 1 month May 24, 2020

For Back Pain: “So I was on alprazolam for over a year for anxiety and seizure related purposes and a few weeks back, I pulled my entire back out and didn't know what to do. Went to the doc and was prescribed tramadol. It has helped with my anxiety and pain which I didn't think would happen. I take 100mg a day but I find I can't sleep on these so I take 50mg in the morning (8am) and again at 4pm so that by 9pm I can take my melatonin and go to sleep. I've heard long term use causes horrible withdrawals so I'll prob take it for another week and should be good as new. So in conclusion if you got anxiety and really bad back pain or pain in general, I'd recommend it but only for short term use.”

9 / 10
Sober alcoholic May 22, 2020

For Depression: “Took first dose 2 years ago. Was 1 year sober (alcohol) and took unprescribed for pain. Took 2 weeks to go 300mg/day. 6 months later at 800mg/day; had 2 seizures. After I maintained at 600mg/day for 8 months. Was happy, energetic, and productive. Wanted out, not willing to give up benefits. Then pandemic came/shut down my source. Self-tapered, now at 100mg/day, can’t taper further without physical withdrawal. Altered mental state to point of suicidal ideations during taper. Works as antidepressant, very addicting. Wish had never taken. I read these forums when I first started experimenting and thought I could manage it. I was wrong. I guess it treats everyone a little differently, but if this post could persuade one person to get out of it before it’s too late then I have my purpose for posting. Please be very careful with this drug, I am still in so much psychological pain unlike anything I’ve experienced since getting sober.”

1 / 10
Skip · Taken for less than 1 month May 21, 2020

For Anxiety: “I've been taking low doze transform for a long time for pain and klonopin for anxiety. I can wake up with anxiety so bad I can't talk so now I asked my doc to up it. He said, and google it, take tramadol with 2 Tylenol it ups it. I don't know but it sure helps anxiety. I hardly take it now. I had to google to see that it does help people.. I'm not stopping!”

7 / 10
Rick · Taken for 1 to 2 years May 17, 2020

For Anxiety: “Works great for my anxiety and mood”

10 / 10
Bob · Taken for 2 to 5 years May 7, 2020

For Anxiety: “Like many others I was initially prescribed this for pain but found its major benefit was in treating my longstanding anxiety. I have come off the SSRIs and only use 50mg Tramadol as required, Certainly not every day or even every week. I have no side effects and definitely no dependency. Given the amazingly positive reviews from anxiety sufferers I am very suspicious of the bad press this drug receives - it must not be a profitable one for the drug companies.”

10 / 10
takemyadvice · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 1, 2020

For Pain: “Tramadol disgusting. It ruins the lives of people. I know of someone who was on it and it made them psychotic and addicted. There entire life is stuffed up due to this medicine and it shouldn’t exist”

1 / 10
Sticky April 30, 2020

For Anxiety: “I never usually respond with comments but feel I must in this case as a duty to help others with anxiety. I realise there are different forms of anxiety? I too suffered anxiety for about 30 years. I exercise regularly, run, cycle, meditate, gym work, eat all the recommended foods...all the "right things". I have been on several serotonin medications which made symptoms worse, almost suicidal, until accustomed after a month. But only partially successful. I had a new knee operation last year and took a Tramadol-Paracetamol combination for pain for a few weeks (37mg Tramadol per pill, 2, pills 3 times daily. Also with the depression/anxiety meds. The anxiety totally disappeared. Now I am on 50mg Tramadol nightly, and no other medication, and I have felt so good for 3 months, and no negative side-effects. I have a new life. I will think about trying 25mg (half tablet) daily My doctor is surprised, but is happy to prescribe based on my feedback !!”

10 / 10
Mikey · Taken for 5 to 10 years April 15, 2020

For Anxiety: “I've been taking Tramadol for about 5 years now. I was initially taking it for shoulder pain from a fall. At the time I was taking clonezapam for anxiety along with the tramadol for pain. I no longer take the clonezapam. I take the tramadol for pain and anxiety, I take 50 millegrams and I have had no side effects, I can go days or even weeks without it. It works for me.”

10 / 10
Diego227 · Taken for 6 months to 1 year April 1, 2020

For Anxiety: “Tramadol helped me tremendously to feel more present and thus less anxious. It is a good idea to expose people to tramadol in low to moderate dosage. Psychiatrists are under pressure to exclude it and are backed by "research" funded by pharma companies that recommend "their" drugs. Where is the money, you ask? Nobody wants to hear about how tramadol helped your depression and or anxiety. Pharma doesn't send your psychiatrist to Maui to prescribe tramadol for your depression. It is sad that such a powerful medication, not less habitual or addictive than the other stuff, is labeled as addictive, habit forming and plain dangerous. Those who know tramadol (up to 100 mg a day, or just 50mg) will attest to its life changing qualities. Much less anxiety and much better spirits.”

10 / 10
LTuc · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 8, 2020

For Chronic Pain: “I’ve been using Tramadol 50mg for around 5 months for chronic low back pain & peripheral neuropathy in hands & feet. I have tried Palexia & Oxycodone in the past, but they offer me minimal pain relief with lots of side effects. Tramadol is the only thing I’ve found to keep my pain levels down. I take both SR & IR forms. Only side effect is that they keep me awake at night, so I don’t take them near bed time. I don’t experience any nausea, dizziness, etc like with other pain meds. I can stop these & don’t experience any withdrawal. To work, these are dependant on you having specific liver function to process the breakdown of active ingredients.I’m lucky that these work well for, but if you don’t have the right liver enzymes then these may not work at all for you or cause nasty side effects -as some have noted. You won’t know though unless you try.”

9 / 10
Masterwolf March 8, 2020

For Back Pain: “Tramadol started out ok but after a week my body got used to it and didn't seem to help”

Chronic pain · Taken for 2 to 5 years March 7, 2020

For Back Pain: “Switched to APO Tramacet after using T4s , when I was in bad pain I could take 10 pills a day like it was baby aspirin and the doctors would not give me anything stronger. I have learned to just live in pain and tapered down to as needed, to make my monthly fill last. I get generic I’m Canada and the APO ones work good but the MINT Tramacet must be placebo pills so I went back exchange for a different brand, so you don’t get the APO ones”

9 / 10
Sugar · Taken for less than 1 month March 4, 2020

For Pain: “My doctor gave me tramadol after having 2 teeth extracted & it didn’t help one bit, it actually made my pain worse & made it throb harder than ever. It had the exact opposite effect on me & made me feel 100 times worse. No thank you! Doctors prescribe tramadol because they refuse to give out norcos that actually work! Get you to keep coming back, for “pain relievers” that don’t work, just to keep adding up that doctor bill! Can’t just prescribe norcos & save both people time & save the patient money from trying rubbish that just does NOT work!”

1 / 10
stephen55 March 2, 2020

For Depression: “The SNRI metabolite for Tramadol yields most of the anti-depressant action. More mental and emotional energy. Personally, I haven't noticed any addictive quality at all. I have used other hard pain relievers (Oxycontin and Fentanyl) in the past, so I know my Tramadol is not like those. Also I have used Tramadol for 8 years at 400 mg/day; I have experienced NO tolerance-building; I don't have to increase the dose. Psychiatric usefulness definitive.”

10 / 10
Anna · Taken for 2 to 5 years February 28, 2020

For Pain: “Years ago this medicine worked. Now, pharmaceutical companies seem to be removing whatever ingredients that help the pain go away. If you want to feel any relief whatsoever, taking 2 is a joke. I feel weak, tired, depressed and like I have the flu. It is almost as if they are trying to get us to hate it. Not a surprise though.”

2 / 10
Angel · Taken for 10 years or more February 28, 2020

For Restless Legs Syndrome: “I had RLS since my 20s I am 50 now. My legs started hurting and moving and my doctor didn't understand so I just suffered and thought I was crazy. Until in my 30s my dad gave me a tramadol for a bladder infection and it WORKED ON BOTH!!!! I have taken this medicine for 20 years. It's a pain in the butt , but if it wasn't for this medication I would not have been a productive person. I have interstitial cystitis of the bladder and for some reason tramadol helps with both..... unfortunately I've had to cut back cause of my doctor now I'm having some pain and twitching at night. But my old doctor have me amitriptyline at night and that helped the tramadol last longer. Good luck to anyone with RLS it had been a pain in my life.....”

9 / 10
CatMom · Taken for 1 to 2 years February 28, 2020

For Depression: “I have suffered from depression for years, and also have PTSD. Last year my depression became much, much worse. I was in tears most of the day, no positivity with anything and to the point where I was contemplating suicide. I had tried so many medications and CBT , nothing worked. I was given these tramadol for my depression and they worked within hours. I could not believe that one little tablet could have such a drastic effect. I now take 50mg in the morning and 50mg at night, I have never taken more. I have no side effects and can honestly say that Tramadol saved my life. I know that it does and will not work this way for everyone, this is just my experience with them and I am truly grateful.”

10 / 10
BB February 18, 2020

For Back Pain: “I was prescribed Tramadol for back pain due to a motor cycle accident. I was in agonising pain and I had tried all sorts of physio therapy and nothing was working so my doctor gave me Tramadol. It made a massive difference to my life , I was able to function again .I took 6 x 50g a day , so I took 100g morning , afternoon and before bed . Tramadol helped me from going insane and provided me to be able to function and get on with my life .After 3 years I decided to stop the tramadol as my back pain had got so much better , WARNING it was the worst 3 weeks of my life , Withdrawal symptoms were horrendous , shakes , cravings , stomach cramps , nausea , body aching all over , constant sneezing , insomnia and have been left with restless legs. Some people say withdrawal from this drug is manageable , NOT FOR ME , I would never ever take Tramadol again for this reason .”

9 / 10
Quando62 · Taken for 10 years or more February 17, 2020

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 an 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! It's helping my Psoratic Arthritis which I had to increase to 300mg's a day since being diagnosed in 2017”

10 / 10
Prospero · Taken for 10 years or more February 16, 2020

For Pain: “I was prescribed tramadol over 10 years ago for lower back pain, 50 mg 4X a day, with the information that it was 1) non-narcotic and 2) non-addictive. Online research has shown me that both these features were incorrect. I first tried it at bedtime, and was unable to sleep, so put it away for about a year. However, I later tried it to help with minor discomforts associated with exercise, and have found it quite effective for this, at a much lower dose, about 1/2 pill (25 mg) every hour or so. I exercise a lot, and have occasionally taken up to 200mg in a day, although the average is about 50mg. At this level, I have had no adverse side effects or dependency issues. I don't regard it as a heavy-duty pain killer, but for my purposes it has been a blessing.”

10 / 10
Fox · Taken for less than 1 month February 16, 2020

For Anxiety: “Tramadol does wonders to treat anxiety. If you do a search online you will find stories of horrible side effects and withdrawal symptoms. But keep in mind that happens when taken way too much per day. I stick to 50-100mg per day”

10 / 10