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User Reviews for Tramadol

Also known as: Ultram, Tramadol Hydrochloride ER, ConZip

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Summary of Tramadol reviews 6.8 1,400 reviews

Reviews for Tramadol

Ceci August 16, 2019

For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I remember my grandma getting up in the middle of night and wrap my legs with warm damp diapers with alcohol, because of my crying my legs hurt. To this day 80 years old, that was the beginning of my RLS. While going to school my mom gave me aspirins, that helped. I finished school, college got married had 5 children and continue my journey with RLS. 65 yr I had thrombosis in one leg. Had Heart Bypass, finally diagnosed RLS. I am a certificated teacher. I was given a referral to see neurologist, diagnose RLS. He prescribed Tramadol one a day for sleep. 15yr ago. It was for me a miracle. He said he prescribed Tramadol for his dad when he was 68 yrs old and had arthritis in his neck, his dad died 92 years old. I retired at 74 yr old. Now this new doc, does not want prescribe Tramadol It had saved my life, and has given me the pleasure of restful nights. It does not make me high it makes me feel normal! I have an old dog with arthritis and the vet says he can have Tramadol but, no Aspirin,"

Nickoteen August 14, 2019

For Pain: "Have been prescribed this drug several times and it did nothing. Went back to the doctor and he said you are better off taking an aspirin but with your pain level you need Percocet 10/325. All I needed was 1 every 6 hours and the pain was gone. Ultram/tramadol are garbage."

Jack · Taken for less than 1 month August 12, 2019

For Pain: "I had a knee replacement and was Tramadol 50mg for post op pain. The most worthless pain medicine in 50 years, 2 Tylenol 500mg is better. I have had 5 nurses, a dozen PT rep, a PA and at least 25 friends that have had some type of surgery refer that Tramodol is the worst pain medicine that has ever been given them. "

Raine · Taken for less than 1 month August 8, 2019

For Pain: "My doctor prescribed Tramadol for my endometriosis pain. Typically I use NSAIDs, but they've damaged the lining of my stomach, so while I'm waiting for that to heal, Tramadol is my painkiller. Overall I have found it effective at decreasing pain levels, often to the point where I don't feel any pain at all. It's also fairly fast-acting, usually feel a difference between 30-60 minutes. However, I have also experienced blurred vision, brain fog, headache, severe sedation, slurred speech, nausea, and fainting while using this drug. (This last seems to settle if I eat something.) On the plus side, there's no itchiness, which I usually experience while taking a narcotic."

Beff · Taken for 2 to 5 years August 4, 2019

For Depression: "I have taken tramadol off and on for 3 years for hip bursitis and I also have suffered from depression for the last 30 years. When I take it I feel any signs of depression lift...I feel motivation to engage in life, my mind feels clear, and I have more energy. I recently had an honest conversation with my psychiatrist about using low dose tramadol for depression. I've tried a dozen different antidepressants with ton of side effects and hardly any good long lasting results. I don't feel any side effects from the tramadol and 50 mg can last me all day. I do notice when it wears off but I don't mind as I've had a good 8 hours feeling normal, not high. I am hopeful now. I've been able to just stop it without side effects when needed to so far...its such a low dose but does wonders."

Aaron · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 3, 2019

For Anxiety: "Again another med that has been deemed bad, at a very hard time in my life after loosing the love of my life. I tried a lot of medicines and one tramadol a day works better than anything for both the depression and anxiety that has followed from my circumstance. No side effects"

SK · Taken for less than 1 month August 3, 2019

For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I had to chuckle when I read that Tramadol was used for RLS! I have had RLS since childhood. Was given Tramadol for pain after knee replacement surgery. In reading up on the Tramadol, I saw that it was used for RLS also. It didn’t do a thing for my RLS! I have read in other articles, that RLS may be the only observed symptom for some people with adult ADHD. Of course the other symptoms are there, but the person may not be aware of them. I have had the ADHD diagnosis for many years......just had never realized that RLS could be part of it! My doctor has prescribed a very low dose of Adderall to use for nighttime ADHD problems.......RLS being one of them. I have also found that drinking a cup of coffee helps with the RLS. I know this sound weird, but it helps!"

Polly · Taken for 1 to 2 years August 2, 2019

For Fibromyalgia: "Tramadol seems to be the only medication so far that helps with my fibro pain. I do get side effects (feeling "dopey", difficulties concentrating and difficulties with sleeping), but through trial and error I have worked out that a daily dose of 50 mg taken in the evening (often combined with paracetamol) works reasonably well and keeps side effects to a minimum. When I have a serious flare, I go up to 3 x 50 mg per day, but then I cannot work as I feel too stoned. I am reluctant to take it permanently due to the risk of dependency, but for the moment, I am just glad that it is exists. I do not want to take duloxetine due to the common withdrawal problems and problematic long-term effects, and unfortunately, I cannot tolerate pregabalin; I will try amitriptyline soon. Lidocaine patches seem to help only with superficial pain. I find alternative treatments (supplements, TENS, acupuncture, massages, yoga and mindfulness) helpful, but they are just not effective enough."

tomdin · Taken for 2 to 5 years July 31, 2019

For Depression: "I placed a post earlier on 2019-07-10 under the name Jerry saying -- I was a 65 year old male that takes Tramadol intermittently to reduce depression. the problem is that when I do take days off -- I am extremely depressed 3 times as much. So you have to be very careful of this medication."

El July 29, 2019

For Depression: "After 45 years of having depression, I have realized that tramadol takes away the symptoms of depression better than antidepressants. I consider myself an expert in depression because I’ve survived this long and I’m still alive. No psychologist or psychiatrist in the world that knows this illness better than a person who’s had it all their lives. Reading the comments here it’s very sad to me that the organisation has so little concern for the welfare of the people who need this drug that they have demonized it and put it in the same category as heroin. If you are taking 50 mg a day of tramadol you can quit immediately. It is such a low dose that it’s sold in many countries (like Mexico) over the counter. Not only is our healthcare too expensive, we can’t even get treated with drugs that work. I hope doctors in America start to listen to their patients and read the testimonies here instead of what is dictated as real. It’s infuriating."

9ja · Taken for 2 to 5 years July 28, 2019

For Anxiety: "Tramadol helped me in all my anxiety symptoms. I wanted to commit suicide on two different occasions, so I took tramadol to help with the pain but as soon as it gets effective in my body... I gave up on the suicide thoughts. Then, there was a time it got expensive to get and I couldn't get it I had suicide thoughts, and actually tried to, I ended up in the hospital I always looked back and wondered why I got so low but now I realized it was the tramadol that worked its miracle on my moods and when I was without it I sunk into suicidal thoughts"

Betsy · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 28, 2019

For Fibromyalgia: "Severe whole body pain coupled with osteoarthritis. Cannot take NSAIDS! Percocet stopped working. Won’t use Schedule 4 drugs due to no driving, no gun permit and terrible stigma. Tramadol never even worked for my dog!"

Depressionsux · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 26, 2019

For Depression: "I've had depression and anxiety for about 14 years now. I can't even count how many antidepressants and other meds I tried without any results at all. I even spent so much money on ketamine therapy without any benefits. Only tramadol has ever worked for not only my anxiety and depression but to my surprise, it has helped my ADHD. Unfortunately, thanks to the government, the doctors would rather let you die than give you a prescription for tramadol."

Tony · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 23, 2019

For Anxiety: "The fact of the matter is this Tramadol is a wonder drug these so called drugs that are supposed to help you with your mental health are not cutting it. I'm a ex heroin addict in recovery and had a back surgery been on all kind of drugs for my mental health. Work with my psychiatrist on my head and have not found anything that helps like this. I'm aware that I could get a habit on this but so far so good if you are a open book with everyone around you and keep it real this a very beneficial drug This drug should be giving to help people in many ways . Thank you"

jerry July 10, 2019

For Depression: "good for very intermittant use -- be careful extremely addicting"

dissapointed · Taken for less than 1 month July 9, 2019

For Pain: "Hurt my back, got prescribed this tramadol by a doc, today. This drug is not effective for me, it is way less effective than Norco or Vicodin that I was prescribed previously for kidney stones. I still feel really bad, and unlike Tylenol or Advil now I can't drive. What a waste. I would not take them even if they were free."

4spicy · Taken for 5 to 10 years July 5, 2019

For Back Pain: "I have scoliosis and take one pill a day anywhere from 0-5 times a week depending on my pain which comes and goes erratically but makes me almost cry when it’s bad. I’m currently waiting for a doctor appointment so I can start physical therapy again. However, in the meantime tramadol is the only thing getting me through this rough patch. Fortunately, I find no real side effects other than relief of my general anxiety and I have absolutely no problems when I don’t take it. From reading these reviews it sounds like I’m one of the lucky ones. I’m blessed to have found this medication so I can work and be a good wife and mom."

Cyndell July 4, 2019

For Pain: "Was prescribed this drug tramadol for my endometriosis pain and as result (side effect) I ended on A&E with a massive seizure. Was prescribed 50 mg every 4 hours and on my 4th dose I started to twitch and jerk. Wake at hospital with a massive bite on my tongue was the worst experience I ever had with a medication. Regarding to pain relief - I got NO relief -NONE. So wouldn't recommend this as now after read this page I found out seizures are quite common while using Tramadol."

DanDaLion1 · Taken for less than 1 month July 2, 2019

For Depression: "I suffer from MDD and have taken about 7 different antidepressants which have been, for the most part, ineffective. On the 4 or 5 occasions I have taken tramadol, it has has noticeable effects on my mood. Tramadol doesn't make me drowsy and has powerful antidepressant effects. I feel better for days after a single dose of Tramadol, in which I feel I have more energy, less anxiety and feel oddly clearheaded. I know this drug is not typically indicated for depression or anxiety, but it seems to crush both in one go, at least for me anyways."

Robot1 July 2, 2019

For Depression: "I was gonna respond to the people saying Tram is a life saver. Well , it can be, but be cautious because it will be the hardest drug you have ever tried to quit. From 8 years of experience. I take 400 mg a day. I have 2 bad vertebrae , stenosis, degenerative disc. Nerve compression . Tram was prescribed for the pain. But it took only a week for me to know something was different After years of Anxiety, depression. Suicidal thoughts. It all ended by the end of that week. There is no other medicine made to do what Tram does. None. Effexor comes the closest. But Tram blows it out of the water. Tram never makes you have that high spacey feeling, just a relief from the panic, depressed. I don’t ever plan on quitting. Like I said earlier, you better plan on being on Tram for the long haul, because their is no going back, once you start. Your depression and Anxiety, pain will be unbearable. So please use caution and count the cost of taking Tram. It is a life saver. Until you go off of it."

Margie · Taken for 2 to 5 years July 1, 2019

For Depression: "Peripheral Neuropathy slowly but surely stole my mobility. With that came a loss of social contact, and a depression that I had never experienced before. I tried therapy, B12, exercise, health foods and supplements. Still I woke up everyday with the same goals and hopes as always, but a body that was fading. Maybe Tramadol does not bring back mobility. But the energy level increase and the relief from sadness works like nothing else. My neurologist approves....She has seen me function with and without it. I am grateful she prescribes for me to have some quality of life. I know some physicians won't."

Quest July 1, 2019

For Depression: "I have battled with depression, anxiety and bipolar. I have tried several medications. Some worked for a while then hit a ceiling. Then would switch. After doing research looking for an answer, I read about Tramadol, as I had seen people talking positive about it. I was a little concerned since it is in the Opioid family, but was desperate to find the answer. I have been taking Tramadol 50MG for about a year and a half and along with an anti depressant it absolutely enhances my mood and lifts my depression. Have not had any problem taking break when I feel I need to. Like someone has stated if it helps to make your life better , and it has limited downside then take it"

Trying · Taken for 1 to 2 years June 30, 2019

For Depression: "I was diagnosed with diabetic neuropathy. I am now 53. The numbness in my legs stopped me from driving. I grew more isolated. My doctor prescribed painkillers, antidepressants, but I kept going down. Then I fell, tore my ACL and was given tramadol. Yes, it helped pain. But for the first time in nine years I was not depressed! Occasionally happy? I thought what is causing this?. Long story short, it was the tramadol working as an antidepressant. It has given me quality of life. And the dependency issues? If dependency means I can experience JOY again, using same daily amount, so be it. It should not be so difficult for doctors to prescribe."

disciple4lif · Taken for 5 to 10 years June 30, 2019

For Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: "THE BEST DRUG IN THE WORLD. I've been sober for 18 years. I was having major issues with unwanted thoughts and an inability to concentrate. One day I got a tooth ache and I was prescribed tramadol. IMMEDIATELY MY MIND WAS STABLE. I COULD CONCENTRATE AND EVERYTHING. So I called a Psychiatrist I knew from my younger days and told him about this. I also told him about studies performed proving how wonderful tramadol reacts to OCD. "Rapid reduction in OCD symptoms...." He put me on it, now I feel great. Like has been 100% better since 2013 when i started. The only downside is if you don't have it and have to stop suddenly you get deathly ill. Its horrible. But Psichiatrists cannot just cut you off cold turkey. The purpose of Tramadol CANNOT BE to get a buzz. Thanks"

Tony · Taken for 5 to 10 years June 30, 2019

Tramal SR (tramadol) for Chronic Pain: "I have had severe chronic pain from a neck injury about 6 years ago which required me to have multilevel anterior and posterior cervical fusions. I have been taking 500mg of Tramal SR daily for the last 5 years and I can say this drug has saved my life. Some evenings I forget to take the 250mg dose ( I take 250mg in morning and 250mg in evening) and the next morning I feel terrible and cannot get out of bed. I immediately take my Tramal on waking and it takes about 2 - 3 hours for the drug to kick in before I can even get out of bed and perform basic functions. The good thing about Tramal is that it gives me no side affects whatsoever which is amazing."


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