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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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Summary of Tramadol reviews 6.9 1,255 reviews

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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."

   
1.0

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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For Chronic Pain: "Caused constipation, bloat, gas, build up diarrhea, pains in extremities, back pain, near migraines, severe headaches twitching in hands like a palsy, shaking leg pains et cetera i.e., almost every side effect listed in 10% up categories"

   
1.0

R (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 8, 2018

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Ultram (tramadol) for Chronic Pain: "Absolute nightmare of side effects. I have been on it 21 years and NO ONE will help me get off it. Tried it and it was too hard"

   
2.0

Kari April 8, 2018

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For Back Pain: "Does nothing for any pain. Caused itching and insomnia."

   
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Skye (taken for less than 1 month) April 6, 2018

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For Chronic Pain: "I have been diagnosed with bulging discs, a pinched nerve, neuropathy, and osteoarthritis. I've been to specialists and did weeks of physical therapy. I have tried many medications and hydrocodene was the only medication that gave me any respite from the pain I experience 24/7. Because of the opioid crisis my doctor prescribed tramadol. I got absolutely no relief; I did become incredibly dizzy and feared falling so I quit taking it. It's sad that because of the drug abuse by so many that those of us in need must suffer."

   
5.0

TJ (taken for less than 1 month) April 5, 2018

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For Pain: "Horrible drug. You may get pain relief which you won't get to appreciate due to the experience that I had when I took it. With it were several side effects- heart palpitation, nausea, disoriented and general ill feeling. it was awfully scary. My mom had the same bad experience. I would never want my family to take this drug."

   
1.0

amy (taken for less than 1 month) March 31, 2018

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For Pain: "Tramadol does nothing for pain. When I was in rehab recently other patients were calling it a useless medication too."

   
1.0

Grams March 30, 2018

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For Back Pain: "I started taking Tramadol for back pain.It was effective however the reason I'm still taking it is because it takes away all the symptoms of my sinusitis.I would love to know why this works when nothing else does!"

   
9.0

Daphne (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 30, 2018

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For Syringomyelia: "I have syringomyelia. My syrinx runs from T4 to T11. I am on the max dose of Tramadol. I have take this medication in extended release 200mg and 2 50mg for the break through pain. It knocks the edge off but that's about it. My neurologist said if the pain continues, I will likely end up with pain pump installed. They seem to like this approach, because it administers morphine directly into the spinal canal. I wish that this medication worked, I do not want opiates."

   
5.0

Mountaintop (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 29, 2018

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For Chronic Pain: "I was in a bad car accident when I was 17. Suffered injuries throughout my spine. I am almost 42 now so you can imagine the wear and tear on my back now. I take gabapentin, muscle relaxers and tramadol combo to deal with daily pain. Even with the combo of all 3 it doesn't take away all the pain but makes it manageable enough to get through my day. I've had tramadol on its own also. My opinion on it's effectiveness is, its better than OTC pain relievers but definitely not as effective as narcotic pain relievers. It gives just enough relief to get you through your day but you definitely still feel pain. Its unfortunate that some people have abused the narcotic pain relievers so much, now everyone is being treated like drug addicts. I have to take so many medications (all with side effects) just to somewhat give me the same relief 1 pill would give me. Doesn't make sense. Tramodol is the best out of the non narcotic pain relievers."

   
5.0

Mommy of 3 (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 29, 2018

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For Fibromyalgia: "Hi I have had fibro about 6 yrs and been prescribed a variety of different meds to try. None of them helped. Then after phoning doctor in tears with pain I was prescribed Tramadol 50 mg. Was nervous to take as doctor said can be addictive but I decided to try and it is the best medication I've tried for fibro. I do not take every day only take when I am having a really bad day with pain and it really helps the pain. Sometimes I go days or a weeks without taking it. I don't feel remotely addicted."

   
10

Joanna (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 28, 2018

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For Chronic Pain: "I've been taking tramadol 50mg since I had a back operation for when I get pain. I don't always have the pain but when the pain is severe I take 3 or 4 pills a day and I get 4 refills every 6 months with an appointment with the doctor. I've been on them for almost 7 years now and I get no side effects . It works perfect for me. I gave it 10/10"

   
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pepeto (taken for 5 to 10 years) March 21, 2018

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For Depression: "Honestly the best option I've found for treating my depression. Very limited side effects compared to standard anti depressants. Only thing that has bothered me are heat flashes at night, but that is manageable. Would recommend taking days apart to help not build dependency."

   
8.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 3, 2018

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For Chronic Pain: "worked to help after Knee and hip replacements when Dr takes you off Opioids"

   
6.0

BZ (taken for 1 to 2 years) March 2, 2018

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For Fibromyalgia: "I have had fibromyalgia and many other health issues for the last 13 years.. being passed off from dr. to dr. none of them not knowing how to treat my pain. I have been on tramadol for about 1 year now and call the dr. today and the RN says she is not going to refill it anymore for me and she will not do anymore back injections for me I had 34 in past 13 years and she wants me to go to pain management for ketamine infusions. I am very upset I spent well over 2 years and over 2 grand with this NP W/ 0 help. If your MD is going to have you see a NP for a serious pain problem PLEASE DO NOT wastetime with a NP go to a real PAIN MANAGEMENT DR. right off the bat. I am very disappointed in ALL the DR.s I have now seen with zero relief. I don't know what is ahead of me and I am very scared I suffered for 13 years. May God Bless and Heal all of you reading this. it is a horrible way to live your life suffering in pain every second of your life..."

   
4.0

mama March 1, 2018

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For Pain: "Only the Mylan Pharmaceuticals brand works for me. Tried Sun Pharmaceuticals and Amneal and they do nothing for my pain !"

   
1.0

Liz (taken for 10 years or more) February 28, 2018

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For Pain: "Prescribed this worthless drug by two different doctors and it failed to relieve the pain of my multiple back fractures. The pain was more than adequately managed by Vicodin at the lowest dose. Will not ever take this medicine again."

   
4.0

Skew (taken for less than 1 month) February 28, 2018

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For Back Pain: "I have now been on Tramadol for 4 years @ between 300-400mg a day, 3 x 300mg Gabapentin, 4 x Naproxen 250mg, 8 x Paracetamol 500mg, 2 x Nortriptyline 10mg, 2 x Lansoprazole 15mg. ALL THIS & I am STILL in MAJOR Back Pain! I saw a neuro-surgeon who after spending less than 2 minutes looking at my M.R.I scan he saw that the vertebrae associated with the torn Thecal Sac was at that particular time, NOT touching my spine. I'd already explained to him it slips & I get a MASSIVE shooting pain the length of my body and I hit the floor! He said I do have a genetically small spinal canal!! and obvious Canal Stenosis. But he had no target to operate on and completely overruled my previous diagnosis and said in his view I had no spinal impingement and a MINOR back condition! Upon getting home I tried to commit Suicide and if it wasn't for the quick reactions of my Fiance, she & our son would be without me right now. I now have a 2nd referral to a different neuro-surgeon in London."

   
8.0

XSJAY (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 21, 2018

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For Back Pain: "In the meantime while waiting for an MRI, Dr. prescribed the Tramadol 200mg Ext release tablets. Seemed to help with pain relief the first night, but I only got 4 hrs sleep. (This was Friday going into Saturday). Saturday night going into Sunday, I had BAD reactions. (Like the possessed or poltergeist movies) LOL Anxiety, insomnia, tingly legs and feet that didn't want to touch my sheets in bed even. I began crying and asking myself questions and praying to please let me sleep as I was exhausted. I thought I either had a mental breakdown or anxiety/panic attack. Apparently these were common side affects. I specifically told my Dr I couldn't sleep at night the pain was so bad, yet this drug causes insomnia. What?? Seriously??? Still shaking my head as to why he prescribed this. It's now day 4 of the prescription and I have called requesting something else, as this is not allowing me to sleep and I feel like I'm losing my mind."

   
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sandrallo February 20, 2018

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I've had RLS for years. I am a retired UPS driver and all the walking would bring on such severe issues with this I couldn't even watch TV. I had a knee replacement after retiring and used tramadol for pain. I realized I wasn't suffering the same issues with RLS! I've taken everything out there with some only making the symptoms worsen! I wished it wasn't on that dreaded narcotic list and hate that it is an opioid! I take two 50mg at night before bed. I am so cautious about being an opioid junkie but not so sure anything out there will work. I've tried most all of them"

   
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Mom V February 16, 2018

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For Fibromyalgia: "Tramadol is pretty useless unless you have a anti-inflammatory with it. You can't take ibuprofen for years but you can for a while. I myself have found frankincense to be a magnificent anti-inflammatory. When it comes to not having any side effects at all. It reacts with the Tramadol just like percocet has Tylenol in it. It actually works. I really didn't want percocet or any other narcotics like that I'm going to be forced to have a narcotic like Tramadol. Gabapentin and other nerve medications give me severe side effects. Try to frankincense and tramadol together. I even make my own I buy a bag of frankincense and put it in capsules so that there's no other ingredient in there. I take three capsules with the Tramadol. Now with severe fibromyalgia I can get away with 75 mg with frankincense."

   
7.0

MikeSchultz (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 16, 2018

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Ultram (tramadol) for Back Pain: "My sister was prescribed this medicine and has become addicted to opioids. Tread very lightly if you plan to take this drug. I would advise not going near it. "

pegasaurus February 14, 2018

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For Pain: "Took my pain away, gave me horrible anxiety and paranoia, I don't recommend if you have already anxiety issues."

   
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Dia777 (taken for less than 1 month) February 13, 2018

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For Pain: "I'm 8 weeks using tramadol now and thepain is now manageable I can get to work and do a good day on a construction site, I need two knee replacements, ankle fusion and also fractured my L3 in lower back. Pain killers are to help you manage the pain but not totally remove it . Side effects dry month Sore trough Loss of weight Need less sleep."

   
7.0

Tom in dublin (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 10, 2018

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