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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, Zamadol, Zydol, Zydol XL …show all brand names

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Depression
9.2
   
83 reviews 80 medications
Anxiety
9.2
   
58 reviews 56 medications
Vulvodynia
8.8
   
4 reviews 9 medications
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
8.7
   
1 review 11 medications
Restless Legs Syndrome
8.6
   
91 reviews 14 medications
Fibromyalgia
7.3
   
126 reviews 20 medications
Back Pain
6.6
   
166 reviews 178 medications
Pain
6.3
   
560 reviews 1107 medications
Chronic Pain
5.6
   
158 reviews 108 medications
Syringomyelia
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Summary of Tramadol reviews 6.8 1,249 reviews

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For Fibromyalgia: "I started taking Tramadol for chronic pain due to many years of fibromyalgia. It helped somewhat with pain the true problem was the depression that started almost immediately. I tolerated the depression for as long as I could. I was not on a high dose. Only up to 3 daily but even at 1 the depression was constant ...waking me at night with despairing thoughts. When I chose to stop taking it I was miserable. Worse than coming off of oxycodone in higher amounts and worse than benzos. Restless leg syndrome was constant for a week and then the psychosis that almost sent me to the emergency room. Stay away from this drug. If you don’t have issues with depression DO NOT take Tramadol. It will screw up your brain. It’s been two weeks and I’m starting to feel happy again."

   
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Justsayno (taken for 6 months to 1 year) June 20, 2018

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I have suffered from RLS since college. I had hip replacement when I was 48 and was given Tramadol for pain and realized that it also eliminated the RLS and I could finally sleep through an entire night. I have been on Tramadol for 9 years, but now my doctor will not prescribe it. He has given me other drugs which either upset my esophagus or cause horrible side effects. I had no side effects with the Tramadol. I take one 50mg pill each night so I obviously am not abusing the medication. Is there any way to get a waiver or something similar so that I can continue to receive the one medicine that works?"

   
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Gr8cape (taken for 5 to 10 years) June 19, 2018

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For Back Pain: "AT 8 am I took a 50mg tablet at the same time as two 2 mg tizanidine (muscle relaxer). Was very dizzy and nauseated all day until @5 pm. Next day, took one tablet again, but at 5 am. Took one tizanidine at 8 am. After an hour, I was once again dizzy and nauseated and it lasted until @9 pm. Hadn't had any problem with the tizanidine when taking with steroids, Aleve, acetaminophen. (For back pain.) Will not take any more Tramadol."

   
2.0

Saltfever (taken for less than 1 month) June 16, 2018

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For Chronic Pain: "I had nerve damage surgery on my arm and hand and was given this for pain. It doesn't help at ALL! So, I'm taking Aleve and not even sleeping due to the pain. The government needs to develop another way to control the Opioid epidemic! It isn't fair to us good "apples"!!!"

   
1.0

Mamabear (taken for less than 1 month) June 9, 2018

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For Back Pain: "Not very effective. I can't tell the difference between the relief from stretching and the drug."

   
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JD (taken for less than 1 month) June 9, 2018

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For Pain: "Tramadol does nothing at all. Same experience I had a few years back with this med. A complete waste and I have told my doctor over and over but it’s all he will prescribe."

   
1.0

Picki (taken for less than 1 month) June 8, 2018

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Ultram (tramadol) for Chronic Pain: "Taken for chronic pain for rheumatoid arthritis. Thought it would help to sleep better as pain wakes me up when changing positions. First two nights miraculous but then started noticing irritability and low mood. Skipped a couple nights and took again. Noticed extreme pain upon rising. Just came from seeing doc advised NOT to take at night he said my body would start craving it and would not realize if I was taking it for RA pain or pain from withdrawal. Hmm. So I am only suppose to take it during day and am no longer suppose to take prednisone as needed."

   
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LiDo (taken for less than 1 month) May 25, 2018

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For Back Pain: "Pretty effective treating pain, but the withdrawal is terrible as others have claimed. Even if you're not stopping it completely, if the levels get low the withdrawal starts. Usually in the middle of the night. Abrupt awakening, restless legs, abdominal pain and intrusive-rapid thoughts were the most bothersome. I couldn't take it before bed because it made falling asleep impossible due to the rapid thoughts, so the levels would fall resulting in abrupt wakening. It was prescribed to get me off Methadone. God what I wouldn't do to be back on the Methadone. Avoid this if possible."

   
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Brian (taken for 1 to 2 years) May 17, 2018

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For Back Pain: "I have chronic back pain associated with scoliosis, degenerative disc disease and osteoporosis. My doctor prescribed Tramadol, 50mg, twice daily. I’m now up to 3 times daily. From the time I started taking it my pain subsided but I noticed that the drug made me “mean”. It’s caused problems in my relationship with my partner to the point that I want to quit taking it but can’t tolerate the pain. I wish there was something else that worked. Anyone else experience these same symptoms?"

Racer97489 (taken for 1 to 2 years) May 17, 2018

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For Back Pain: "I have found Tramadol to be very effective for my back pain. Have had two surgeries on my back and constant pain has become my friend. Surgeons tell me that they can't do anything else for me as I also have degenerative disc disease, stenosis and arthritis spurs on all my vertebrae. 50 mg twice a day pretty well does the job. Have had no negative results and for now I would recommend the Tramadol for pain."

   
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Jman (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 17, 2018

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For Pain: "I have severe anxiety and was given this for pain relief after surgery for a boxers fracture. Needless to say things could have went really bad really fast had I not paid close attention to my body. I started having worse and incredibly noticable anxiety issues. My depression got really bad. Needless to say I flushed the bottle and have almost gotten myself back to normal and the Dr is changing my medicine. My advice if you have anxiety and are self controlling please steer clear of this for pain!"

   
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Amberlynn (taken for less than 1 month) May 8, 2018

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For Chronic Pain: "I've been on Tramadol 150mg every 4 hours for 4 years now. It is NOT working I keep having to take more and more often. Tried other Medicine found ONE that helps but my pain management doctor does not prescribe Narcotics. This medication is in my opinion useless!"

   
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Mary (taken for 2 to 5 years) May 7, 2018

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For Pain: "TRAMADOL DOES ABSOLUTELY N O T H I N G!~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Neither does Gabapentin! I think I am getting placebos for all my meds. NOTHING works. They must all be placebos. I take other meds that do NOTHING either!"

   
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I have MS May 7, 2018

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For Depression: "I was reading some of these past comments and I have to say some of you I am very disappointed. Every single drug you take on this planet has side effects and it has withdraw symptoms I don't care what medicine you take! Every drug you take long enough has a dependency issue. I mean come on even coffee people have withdrawals to that. I have taken tramadol for back pain ovarian cyst, and then my psychiatrist told me he wanted me to continue on this medicine because it's been proven effective in treating depression, and I have been on every anti depressant they have ever made and horrible health and side effects and I was not having a good quality of life. The good out weighs the bad. And my life is finally getting better. Now shame on you adults that are bashing people for taking tramadol for depression. My life is good."

   
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Shellbell May 7, 2018

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For Chronic Pain: "I have an uncommon disease and was prescribed this for pain . Absolute joke ! I may as well taken Tylenol especially since it doesn’t make me sick to my stomach . This whole opioid crisis is beyond ridiculous . They give us weak , trickled down “ narcotics” that aren’t really narcotics and could not care a less if our quality of life is bad due to pain It’s a good thing I still have some “ real “ narcotics” I was prescribed a year ago that I kept for an emergency..... The tramadol is being flushed down the toilet along with the 54 dollars I spent for it . "

   
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Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) May 3, 2018

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For Fibromyalgia: "As far as I'm concerned Tramadol should be put on the market as yet another OTC medication. It is only helpful to get another ulcer. I have never received any helpful pain relief from it . 25years ago or since my doctor will no longer prescribe me any opioid medications he's put me back on useless Tramadol/Ultram. So much for compassion"

Fibrogal April 30, 2018

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Ultram (tramadol) for Pain: "For "me" Ultram/Tramadol has saved my back along with a muscle relaxater. I have whole spinal arthritis. I take as prescribed so I can stay on top of the pain. I'm going into my 2nd month and for "me" the two are a God send. Thank you."

   
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Te (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 30, 2018

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For Pain: "Hallucinations, weird dreams, answering someone who is not there, extreme bloating, constipation, and did not take away my pain"

   
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Abby (taken for less than 1 month) April 22, 2018

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Ultram ODT (tramadol) for Chronic Pain: "I have lupus, fibromyalgia and graves disease along with severe chronic depression and OCD. Tramadol does NOTHING to improve my quality of life. I'm 58, in pain always and cannot get a real pain killer!!! My life sucks. Can't enjoy anything from my grandchildren, to being on our boat in the summer. I even hurt when I'm cold! I want percocet or oxycodone...."

   
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Jillybean (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 19, 2018

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For Anxiety: "After taking so many antidepressant like sertralin, Lexapro with huge side effects and ayurvedic products with little effects, yoga, meditation and everything possible to treat my GAD, I tried tramazac (tramadol HCl) based on reviews of people here. I took first dose of 50 mg. After 2 hours this medicines did miracle. It took away my anxiety, sad mood and I felt so happy. I took at 8 pm evening and its effects lasting next morning. I did not expect such positive results in just hours. I will continue this. However I have read that this is habit forming so I will take care not taking it daily. But antidepressants are also habit forming ,their withdrawal is also not very easy. But this medicine is too much effective with no side effects. I thank all the people here. I will continue to share my experience further."

   
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Vikky (taken for less than 1 month) April 18, 2018

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For Chronic Pain: "My leg hurt so bad this morning if it had vocal cords it would have screamed and cried. I took Tramadol I have done it many times before, the Dr. is afraid of the DEA so he won't give any thing that works better. Yes I know my life span will probably be much shorter, but really who wants to have a long life in serious chronic pain. If I were given aspirin and told to deal with it I would have taken a long walk off a short pier long ago."

   
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charlie brown (taken for 5 to 10 years) April 17, 2018

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For Chronic Pain: "I have tried this medication twice strictly for chronic pain relief. Both times on the medication I experienced more side effects than benefits, and also had withdrawal symptoms once stopping. I did have mild relief, but nothing that would convince me to take this again"

   
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Anonymous April 17, 2018

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For Pain: "DO NOT TAKE WITH ANTIDEPRESSANTS! Was in a car wreck and ER gave me this for pain. I made them aware I was on effexxor but they assured me I could mix them. Started taking it and made it to day 3 before I blacked out. Woke up 4 days later in the ICU due to serotonin poisoning!"

   
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rms9980 (taken for less than 1 month) April 16, 2018

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For Back Pain: "Was given this pain killer by my doctor due to a back injury. The doctor didn't really tell me much, just said it was a good pain reliever. Taking 8x50mg daily, the pain reduced, but felt that I was becoming dependant. If I missed a dose, or was running late, I would start to feel sick. After 6 months, I have now started to reduce tramadol. PLEASE - If you can find another pain killer able to manage your symptoms, use it. Tramadol is difficult to stop. The withdrawal coming off tramadol is terrible. No sleep, diarrhoea, dizziness, restless legs, cramps, sweats, unable to function, headaches. Tramadol is really not worth taking when you weigh up the pain relief and the withdrawal. AWFUL. PLEASE SPEAK TO YOUR DR OR PHARMACIST ABOUT THIS DRUG, BEFORE STARTING. EVEN IF THEY SUGGEST IT, GET ANOTHER OPINION. I feel like an illegal drug addict trying to stop this."

   
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MDM3085 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) April 12, 2018

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For Fibromyalgia: "Works best for me"

   
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Anonymous (taken for 5 to 10 years) April 10, 2018

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