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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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Anxiety
9.2
   
58 reviews 56 medications
Depression
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85 reviews 80 medications
Vulvodynia
8.8
   
4 reviews 9 medications
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
8.7
   
1 review 11 medications
Restless Legs Syndrome
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93 reviews 14 medications
Fibromyalgia
7.3
   
127 reviews 20 medications
Back Pain
6.6
   
168 reviews 178 medications
Pain
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564 reviews 1109 medications
Chronic Pain
5.6
   
166 reviews 109 medications
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Summary of Tramadol reviews 6.8 1,268 reviews

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For Depression: "This medication was initially prescribed for back pain. As an unexpected side effect it dealt with my MDD perfectly. Unfortunately I am medication sensitive and started to have negative side effects so had to slowly get off this medication. For some reason the withdrawal was horrible. Everybody responds differently and even though this medication worked with the pain and depression it's side effects made it impossible for me to remain on it and the withdrawal was the worst part "for me.""

   
1.0

Soso (taken for 1 to 2 years) August 15, 2018

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For Fibromyalgia: "Tramadol is the only thing that has ever helped."

   
8.0

Aj (taken for 1 to 2 years) August 14, 2018

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For Chronic Pain: "I have 9 fractures to 5 ribs all within 1.5 months all due to a chronic cough from an extremely extensive case of Sarcoidosis in my lungs, entire lymph system, entire skeletal system, spleen, liver, skin. After visiting the ER 3 times and an urgent care center (FL law will only allow a 3-day opioid prescription), I was sent to a pain management doctor. The pain management dr gives me a prescription for Ultram . I cannot understand why any doctor would ever prescribe this useless joke of a pain medicine. I took it years ago for a different issue and it did nothing. Since I had so much left over back then, I tried to use it to get rid of a headache, nope, couldn't even work on a headache. The government needs to leave us and our personal medical issues to us and our doctors. If a person has an addictive personality, they will find any way to get their drugs. I shouldn't be persecuted for their addictive tendencies"

   
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Vrubraja August 10, 2018

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For Pain: "I have neuropathy, and nothing would work to calm the nerves. I've tried Neurontin, Lyrica, over the counter pain remedies, and other narcotic drugs like hydrocodone. Nothing really seemed to keep the pain at bay, and to keep it away for long periods. Tramadol does just that, and I'm able to function."

   
9.0

Snowowl (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 7, 2018

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For Pain: "I take two at around noon and 1 more about 2 - 3 hours later and by then I’m good until I hit the sack @ midnight. I only eat them when I need them."

   
9.0

Nanook (taken for 1 to 2 years) August 6, 2018

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For Chronic Pain: "Tramadol XR 200mg has given me back my life . I'm 60 years old, have severe osteoarthritis and no cartridge in either my knees or hips. I can no longer take tylenol or ibuprofen or naproxen (kidneys & liver). When I tried tramadol xr, almost instantly my pain went from 100% down to 15%. I have never felt "loopy" on it. I do not care about possible side effects or addictions. IT WORKS and I DO NOT ache 24 hrs a day anymore."

   
10

Bunker (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 4, 2018

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For Chronic Pain: "This medication made me feel dizzy and puke."

   
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k.f. (taken for less than 1 month) August 3, 2018

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For Chronic Pain: "Many people believe just because tramadol is low on the pain ladder that it won’t help with severe pain. They are wrong. It all depends on what kind of pain you have. My pain seems to be a mixture of nerve and joint pain in my spine. I need 60mg of OxyContin in the morning but it’s still not enough! I take 300mg of tramadol on top and I’m covered. I’ve recently use the EX 200 mg and it was even better."

   
9.0

Hardey (taken for 5 to 10 years) July 23, 2018

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "So similar to others in that I had spinal surgery and was prescribed tramadol for the pain. When I came off the drug my RLS (restless leg symdrome) was unbelievably bad. My Dr was more than happy to prescribe tramadol and generally only take when I get RLS rather than as a preventative measure and normally take two 50mg tablets. I’ve been using it now for 5 years."

   
10

Palace (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 22, 2018

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For Chronic Pain: "The generic was not very effective ,but when I was at the Cancer center they gave me a original brand and it was a lot more effective!!!!"

   
4.0

Pee Wee (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 16, 2018

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For Back Pain: "This medicine is a life savor. It’s given me my life back. Now it’s locked right with the control act. Such a shame for people who don’t abuse it and need it "

   
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TramGuy47 (taken for 5 to 10 years) July 13, 2018

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For Back Pain: "This SUCKS, doesn't put a dent in my 10 busted discs and this lawsuit they want to do against the drug makers is hurting people who have already had their lives DESTROYED!!!"

   
1.0

CA702 (taken for less than 1 month) July 12, 2018

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For Chronic Pain: "It’s like taking Tylenol"

   
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Blueberry (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 8, 2018

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Ultram (tramadol) for Chronic Pain: "Ultram wasn't working after a month I stopped it."

   
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Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 6, 2018

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I was diagnosed 5 years ago with RLS but suffered long before diagnosis. I just did not know what RLS was at the time. I had surgery on my wrist and was prescribed Percocet for my pain. I hated feeling out of touch with reality and it made me nauseous. I went back to the surgeon and asked if he could prescribe me something lighter. He then prescribed me tramadol 50mg. Not only did it relieve my post-op pain but it calmed my legs enough to fall a sleep quick. I was amazed at this discovery but my doctor refuses to prescribe it for RLS. So sad that junkies had to ruin it for the rest of us since now it’s a scheduled drug."

   
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SandySmiles (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 28, 2018

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For Chronic Pain: "Along with physical therapy and stretches this medication worked better than all the typical strong opiate/opioid drugs given to me for my spine, hips and sciatic nerve problems. I was on narcotic pain relievers for 30+ years. It did take a short period of time to convince my body."

   
9.0

Gracie (taken for 2 to 5 years) June 28, 2018

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For Pain: "worthless tramadol does nothing"

   
1.0

tweety (taken for 2 to 5 years) June 27, 2018

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For Pain: "Tramadol is more than useless for pain. I suffer from spinal stenosis, herniated disc disease and osteoarthritis after getting hit by a car.I have severe pain in my back, both knees and all over in my joints so bad I can hardly walk. I take 50mg Tramadol a day for three months now with no relief. Tramadol is a joke."

   
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Kimmie (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 27, 2018

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For Depression: "I have chronic depression and PTSD. I have tried all the SSRIs and SNRIs. I've tried combinations of supplements, and checked into magnetic brain stimulation treatments. Nothing worked. I was in a car accident and hurt my back. I was prescribed Tramadol and noticed within a couple of day that I felt "normal", happy, not anxious. So I talked to my doctor who is willing to continue prescribing it for me. I still have my negative thoughts but they don't dominate my day, nor disrupt my life. I keep up on my magnesium L-threonate, magnesium glycate and L-theanine which make a big difference. Everyone's body chemistry is different. This drug works for my chemistry. I understand that I will have to take a medication for the test of my life, but it's a small price to pay. There are days I almost didn't make it through. And I'm fortunate to have found something that works for me."

   
9.0

Sad Sally (taken for 6 months to 1 year) June 24, 2018

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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."

   
3.0

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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