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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 49 reviews 80 medications
   
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Anxiety 50 reviews 63 medications
   
9.1
Vulvodynia 4 reviews 9 medications
   
8.8
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 1 reviews 13 medications
   
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Restless Legs Syndrome 72 reviews 15 medications
   
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Fibromyalgia 109 reviews 20 medications
   
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Back Pain 125 reviews 178 medications
   
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Pain 473 reviews 1092 medications
   
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Chronic Pain 91 reviews 111 medications
   
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Summary of Tramadol reviews 974 reviews 7.9

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I was prescribed this for disc pain and spinal stenosis. I realized it helps my RLS. I usually only take for back pain 2-3 mornings a week. If I have a pain free week my RLS flairs up and I take one and in 30 minutes I'm good. I DO NOT have to take 2-3 times a day every day. I have had RLS for 30 years and only found relief once I hurt back 4 yrs ago."

   
10

armyengwife (taken for 2 to 5 years) September 27, 2016

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For Pain: "I tried tramadol at the suggestion of my Dr as I don't like how Lortab etc makes me feel. It didn't seem to help though. Then I read somewhere to take it with an extra strength Tylenol. It's like a miracle. The two together worked so well for me. It was suggested that the combination of the two enhanced the effectiveness. It did for me."

   
8.0

GrandmaDi September 24, 2016

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For Chronic Pain: "Tramadol is my miracle drug! 50mg 4-6 times a day but usually only need about 3 for my chronic pain. It doesn't keep me up at night like other opiates (i've tried many others) but what I love most about Tram's is that they aren't as addicting as the other opiate pain meds on the market! Take 1 tramadol and the pain goes away! Not to mention it puts me in a great mood- not like a "high" or euphoria but almost like what an antidepressant should do- or a mood enhancer. I don't find it addicting as it is extremely mild, but it definitely gets the job done. I've been on it for months and i'm so glad I asked my dr to switch me from Oxycodone to these. Tramadol also helps with my anxiety too! Only downside is that they give me headaches sometimes."

   
10

Chelseabergstresser (taken for 6 months to 1 year) September 15, 2016

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For Fibromyalgia: "I've been dx with Fibromyalgia. NSAIDs are not recommended as first line of pain relief. I'm on an SSRI, a migraine RX, sleeping aids, anti anxiety, a muscle relaxer. Slowly but surely my Dr has been increasing my dose. I am currently at max dose per my Dr, 2-50mg tablets 4 times a day. I can't say that it helps. Out of all my meds, I don't think any of it really helps. :-("

   
1.0

AlaskanMama (taken for 1 to 2 years) September 14, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I have been the guinea pig, like most of us who suffer from anxiey, depression, ocd tendencies, etc. I have tried more "psych" meds then I care to count. Some did nothing. Some made me physically sick. One made me homicidal. I have never been a fan of narcotics. They too do not agree with me. After herniated disc/back surgery 3 years ago, Dr said I needed to take at least something. So I got Tramadol. 200mg a day. If I had pain, I was too calm and happy to notice. Life was great! I had energy and focus. I was on this regimen for about 20 days. About the third day into not taking Tramadol, I felt like hell! Talked with PCP who pulled me off lexapro and now I take this. Do have .5mg xanax for bad panic attacks. I feel amazing!"

   
9.0

Pixie77 (taken for 2 to 5 years) September 13, 2016

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For Anxiety: "Several yrs ago I was diagnosed with severe anxiety disorder. Had back surgery a couple yrs back and was prescribed Tramadol for pain. Turns out Tramadol (50-100 mg/day) works great for anxiety for me. If you take it for anxiety, make sure if asked that you say it is prescribed for pain as well. Several pharmacists tell me if you say it's for anxiety only, they "have" to report you and your MD and you both may be arrested. Not sure if the pharms are right, but if they are, it appears this is another case where a few abusers screw it up for the rest of us. It was not on the controlled substance list until very recently. In any event in my experience Tramadol is very effective to treat anxiety disorder."

   
9.0

PantherEyes (taken for 1 to 2 years) September 12, 2016

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For Back Pain: "I've taken Tramadol 50mg 3x a day for 3 yrs because of my L1 vertebra being crushed in an accident. It does reduce the pain level down to tolerable. A word of caution though, this medication is addictive. As with all opioid like meds, withdrawal symptoms are very very hard to deal with."

   
8.0

Elmo 66 (taken for 2 to 5 years) September 12, 2016

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I am taking 450 mg of Tramadol per day 250 in the morning and 200 in the evening it's works most of the time on a crumbling spine but I have stopped getting RLS I have been on them for about 15 years now sometimes they don't touch the lower back pain."

   
9.0

DAB1961 September 10, 2016

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For Pain: "I have been given this medicine on and off for the past several years. I have Crohns and Colitis and it is given for the pain and spasms that happen at any given time. It has done nothing but upset my stomach and cause stomach ulcers. Doctors are unwilling to prescribe anything else as none of them are good for working to maintain a healthy gut. However, it does it make it hard for me to be able to live and work with the pain so I end up in the hospital more than I would like."

   
1.0

Anonymous (taken for 5 to 10 years) September 7, 2016

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For Chronic Pain: "I take this for severe back pain and a herniated disc in my neck. I take them only when I'm out of percoscet. They do Nothing for pain. They don't make me tired, high, happy, reduce any pain. They don't help anything. Sometimes I'll get a headache from them. These are given by doctors too scared of the DEA to actually help people in pain. It's a shame what has happened to the American healthcare system and our government. People who need help, can't get it. That's what these pills are, a placebo to not help you."

   
1.0

Bee9677 September 6, 2016

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For Pain: "Everyone is different and not everyone will like tramadol but I suffer from chronic TMJ dysfunction where my jaw locks up, clicks and pops and is so very painful all the time. I was prescribed 50 mg to take 1-2 tabs every 6 hours. It worked AMAZING. I love tramadol for any type of pain including back pain that I have on occasion. Only down side is it can make you constipated, can make you go through opioid withdrawal if not tapered off of it gradually when stopping and also long term use can make the dose less effective and you will have to either take a break from it or be prescribed a stronger narcotic because more than 2 tablets of tramadol can damage your stomach kidneys etc."

   
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Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year) September 4, 2016

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GenRx Tramadol (tramadol) for Pain: "Tramadol is worse then useless. It has done nothing for the pain of a broken rib. The pain is the same weather I take the drug or not."

   
1.0

papabruce1 September 3, 2016

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For Pain: "I had two teeth pulled and was given Tramadol 50 mg. I used it maybe three times, but it did nothing. I still had pain and had a terrible time trying to sleep. I found that 3 ibuprofen worked better and I didn't need a prescription for that. So the Tramadol went in the medicine cabinet never to be used again."

   
1.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) September 3, 2016

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For Pain: "Prescribed for pain on a as needed basis. Make me feel euphoric but does little for the pain. Makes me itch and I don't sleep well when taking. Always wake up with a hangover type headache. Now, If I mix it with a Goodys power or another NSAIDs it works ok. Side effects are still problematic."

   
4.0

Old fit guy September 2, 2016

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Ultram (tramadol) for Chronic Pain: "I have back pain every day of my life. My doctor prescribed Ultram. I took it for a few weeks and the pain never subsided at all. This drug is as useful as screen windows in a submarine. And. . .After I stopped taking it I had bad withdrawals!! Do not take this drug!!!!!"

   
1.0

EvanR. (taken for less than 1 month) August 29, 2016

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For Chronic Pain: "Tramadol is not a very good pain medication nor is Ultram. These two drugs did not work at all. Stick to Tylenol or Advil."

   
1.0

ask1 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 29, 2016

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For Pain: "Diagnosed with double hernia this weekend. Considerable pain. This is the first time I've taken Tramadol. Pain went from a "9" to a "2". Also I feel better mentally and had a very good nites sleep."

   
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Newokie59 (taken for less than 1 month) August 29, 2016

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "Was given Tramadol for back pain and stiffness, then realized it helped my RLS. Now my doctor wants me off of it because she said that it is not known to treat RLS. I was taking two tablets in the evening. Now she has me trying Ropinirole HCL. I am recovering from a hip replacement and doing so well until my doctor took me off the Tramadol, now I am exhausted and feel like I am not progressing with recovery. Don't want to go anywhere or do anything. If I was taking 200 tablets a week, I could understand their concern, but I am taking 14 tablets a week. After reading everyone's comments, I plan on talking to my doctor to inform her that there are people using Tramadol with success. Maybe there is hope!"

   
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Virginia. (taken for 5 to 10 years) August 26, 2016

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For Fibromyalgia: "I have to say so far this has really helped my Fibromyalgia and unexpectedly seems to be helping my treatment resistant depression. For the last 5 year's I've also been suffering from PTSD after my fiance died. I've been diagnosed also with Lupus and Diverticulosis. Most days before starting on Tramadol I felt like one day just passed in misery between constant pain, burning nerves, cramped muscles and bad sleep.At first when taking it once a day for 4 day's I felt agitated, weepy, etc. However, I'd taken it before (dentist appointment)&was fine. So, I checked the brand (Actavis)& sure enough the following month I made sure to get a different brand& NOW I'm much better, happier, like a normal person!!! Thank God! I hope It continues!"

   
9.0

Scarlet927 (taken for less than 1 month) August 26, 2016

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For Fibromyalgia: "I've been taking tramadol 50mg 1 x daily for. A week now;i suffer from chronic pain from fibromyalga. And a few injuries/my pain was becomming a hindering problem in mylif;also suffer from deppression/anxiety/debilitating,at times! i was willing to try anything;have tried i thought everything!always didnt feel right,sideeffects ect!;but my fibro md,asked me if i wanted to try tramadol;i can say overall in the first few hours of taking felt a sence of relief n happiness;i also suffer from ptsd;n mdd so it seems to help with that as well,i sometimes pop a couple motrin to just take the edge off;but not nearly as much thank God!i think im slowly getting my life back!sincerly #nanaofnine"

   
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Nanaofnine August 23, 2016

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For Pain: "Hi , I take Tramadol every 8 hours 50 Mg. I have Factor 5 mutation a blood clotting disorder. Both my legs are filled with chronic blood clots threw my groin and I also suffered PE. in December. I was going to my Pain Dr for 2 years telling him it's not working for me. All he seemed to do was tell me he was not going to put me on anything else... So I gave up and feel left out like the trash my my Medical Dr. I did every nerve test and they came out fine, I went to at least 10 different Drs not just for my pain but my " Green Fitler " as well and Blood Drs and so forth .. to be told that the nerve test they gave me wont show this type of nerve pain I am in agonoy 24]7 I cry my self to sleep most nights and suffer greatly ."

   
1.0

Anonymous August 22, 2016

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For Pain: "Is it the most random drug in the universe or what? Until I was given a prescription that didn't play well with tramadol, I had a fairly high dose RX for a pain disorder, and my spouse had also been on it for an injury. We joked that tramadol seems to roll a six sided die when you take it. 1-no effect at all. 2-no effect on pain, but nausea and feeling icky. 3-no effect on pain, but you're too stoned out to care. 4-too stoned out to do anything, but pain is gone. 5-no pain, but you feel awful. 6. no pain, and also not stoned. We both tried a pain tracker app to see if there was any rhyme or reason to the randomness. Nope. The food you eat, time you take it, etc., seems to have no effect...how it will effect you is random."

labgrrl (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 21, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I was put on tramadol for pain associated with a staph and yeast infection. Not only did it help greatly with my pain but reduced my anxiety and depression to a minimum. I find myself getting things done more effective and happier when completing my daily tasks whether at work or at home. I was a daily drinker and since starting tramadol I have had nothing to drink , nor do I feel the need to go back to drinking for anything. I am also type 1 diabetic and tramadol can help lower blood sugars and keep them more stable in my experience. Awesome medication, I take about 100mg daily. I split the 50mg in 2 and take two 25mg doses a half an hour apart twice a day. If I miss a dose or run out, I never have any negative experiences..."

   
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KW-sc33 August 20, 2016

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For Back Pain: "I have been taking Tramadol for about 4 years for spinal stenosis and now Rheumatoid Arthritis. Tramadol works very well for me. I have the 50mgs. I generally take 2, 3 times per day. It used to be less but I guess I've built up some type of tolerance since this is all they give me and it is most ineffective on the RA attacks. When that happens I have to take 6, just to be able to lay down. The attacks usually last about 3 days and the Prednisone helps a great deal once it kicks in, I can go back to taking 2. I'm thankful for this medication but just recently (the past two months) I have noticed a change in the Tramadol. I break out in sweats, feel feverish, lots of aches and feel very hungry all the time and no, its no, its not me."

   
8.0

Lovely 2012 (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 16, 2016

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For Back Pain: "I take TRAMADOL 200mg per day for lower back pain. It does nothing to help the pain I am in. It does not even still a headache. If it such a great painkiller, why can't still a headache as well as lower back"

   
1.0

Sandy27111961 August 14, 2016

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