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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 79 medications
   
9.3
Anxiety 48 reviews 63 medications
   
9.1
Vulvodynia 4 reviews 9 medications
   
8.8
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 1 reviews 13 medications
   
8.7
Restless Legs Syndrome 70 reviews 15 medications
   
8.5
Fibromyalgia 108 reviews 20 medications
   
7.4
Back Pain 124 reviews 178 medications
   
6.9
Pain 467 reviews 1090 medications
   
6.7
Chronic Pain 89 reviews 111 medications
   
6.0
Summary of Tramadol reviews 960 reviews 7.9

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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."

   
10

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!"

   
10

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"

   
10

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..."

   
10

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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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I have severe restless legs-have had since I was a kid. I used to just be very restless and just couldn't keep legs still, but now decades later, I also have lots of pain in legs along with the horrible restlessness. Anyway, I've tried benzos, anti-depressants, sleeping pills, Requip, Horizant, Nuerotin, and many natural remedies in the form of creams and supplements. The ONLY thing that has worked for me is Tramadol. I only take 50mg 30 min before bed and it gets rid of both pain and restlessness. I've read all the negative stuff regarding Tramadol but feel that at this low does it's worth sleeping at night. I have also recently looked into a vibrating pad called "Relaxis"- is expensive and need a prescription to get this."

jjyankee (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 9, 2016

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For Chronic Pain: "After a 3-month heavy regimen of surgeon-prescribed oxycodone due to a head-on collision, the oxy was replaced with generic tramadol 50 mg, 1-2 tablets every 4-6 hours. At first I hated it, the numerous side effects caused more suffering than my injuries. I later saw a pain-management specialist who lowered the dosage considerably for my 90-lb frame to 25 mg every 8 hrs and I've had much improvement. My pain is more tolerable, I have no more side effects, nor do I need to sign a waiver to obtain it. Most importantly, I can now function more normally and even drive short distances again. In my case, the correct dosage is the key to success."

   
7.0

Panther59 (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 4, 2016

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For Pain: "After a 3-month heavy regimen of surgeon-prescribed oxycodone due to a head-on collision, the oxy was replaced with generic tramadol 50 mg, 1-2 tablets every 4-6 hours. At first I hated it, the numerous side effects caused more suffering than my injuries. I later saw a pain-management specialist who lowered the dosage considerably for my 90-lb frame to 25 mg every 8 hrs and I've had much improvement. My pain is more tolerable, I have no more side effects, nor do I need to sign a waiver to obtain it. Most importantly, I can now function more normally and even drive short distances again. In my case, the correct dosage is the key to success."

   
7.0

Panther59 (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 4, 2016

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For Chronic Pain: "Tramadol 100mg as needed works very well for with my ghost pain that I experience in my left index finger and thumb that was amputated with a table saw. It does not help with my chronic intractable sciatica which I have to use stronger drugs for. At the same time the stronger narcotics ( morphine ER 100mg and percocet 10/325mg ) don't help with my ghost pain."

   
6.0

Ocetech August 4, 2016

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For Back Pain: "It helps with the pain but makes me vomit every time I take it and shaky, just not for me however; others I know have taken it and it helped them"

   
4.0

Just not for me (taken for less than 1 month) August 4, 2016

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For Vulvodynia: "I've tried everything! 800mg Ibuprofen, Amitriptyline, Valium suppositories (oral form as well), and pretty much every narcotic.. Tramadol was the only one that gave me my life back. I wasn't able to function or complete daily activities before. I've had Vulvodynia for 5 years, with no pain relief. This is my miracle drug! Just one 50mg dose can have me feeling NORMAL. 95% pain-free! I'm praying that I can find a doctor to prescribe me this for vaginal pain/muscle spasms. I've only tried 2 temporary scripts so far for "as needed" basis. It would mean the world to me to feel like myself again (forgot what that was like), just until I can find a way to heal my condition. My heart goes out to anyone suffering. Hang in there, there is hope.."

   
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Jessannmariee July 30, 2016

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For Pain: "I was prescribed tramadol for pain relief after having all four of my wisdom teeth removed. After reading some of the reviews I felt like I had to post my experience, because everybody is different when it comes to pain tolerance and medication. I'm taking 2, 50mg, roughly every 8 hours (or whenever I'm noticeably uncomfortable) it worked, and still is, working wonders for me. Quick acting, no pain, and a euphoric feeling for many hours, but not debilitating - I still function fine, if not better. Sucks that it doesn't work for some people which in turn might turn others off from giving it a shot when it may work wonderfully for them! I can see how it could become addictive for people with addictive personalities, so be careful."

   
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catsnkittens (taken for less than 1 month) July 29, 2016

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For Pain: "I was prescribed Tramadol by an emergency room doctor until I can get in to get my wisdom teeth removed. I'm supposed to take one pill every six hours, but only take one pill whenever I have absolutely unbearable pain, that doesn't go away within one hour. The pain relief is quick, within 20 minutes, takes from a 10 on the pain scale to about 5. Terrible nausea, shakes, lightheadedness, and sweats if I don't eat plenty before or right after taking this medication. Constipation also caused, clears up two or three days after ceasing."

   
6.0

fifthwheelfantasy July 25, 2016

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Tramadol Hydrochloride ER (tramadol) for Chronic Pain: "I have been taking Tramadol ER 100 milligrams 3 times a day for over 6 years I have found out that in the beginning it helped but now as my pain has increased and my disease become more severe it doesn't help at all I have never experienced any side effects other than constipation when I add it with the rest of my meds such as Vicodin to help with the pain. I do realize that when I am taking the Vicodin it does give me the itches other than that I can't say I've experienced any other side effects."

   
4.0

DHJr. (taken for 5 to 10 years) July 19, 2016

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For Anxiety: "I have a history of migraines & Cervical Stenosis at C6-C7 with bulging of disc causing constant muscle tension in my neck/shoulders. I have a long history of Bipolar D/O,depression & anxiety & recent development of panic attacks (r/t recurrent missed miscarriages). I have been treated with various psych/antidepressants/anti-anxiety meds over the past 23 years. I had been prescribed various meds also to help with migraines to no avail with exception of Maxalt to relieve impending migraine episodes. When I was prescribed Tramadol for migraines & chronic muscle/neck/shoulder pain I began to see a huge decrease in my anxiety & motivation & wanting to face each day. I too hope they will consider Ultram for tx of anxiety/mood d/o."

   
9.0

Cervical Stenosis/Anxiety (taken for 1 to 2 years) July 17, 2016

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For Back Pain: "Works.wonders...had.l3-4 spine.sirgery when I was 21..tried all.types.of.narcotics..perks-to patches and.they didnt.do anything...even cortizone.shots..aqua therapy..nothing.worked...best relief and.still.take.it.when pain.is.bad n.going.down my leg n.can.barely move...now.40'and.still.works.wonders..I don't take.every day so no.side effects..just tske when pain is real.bad..."

   
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Kevykev (taken for 10 years or more) July 16, 2016

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For Back Pain: "Helps with pain. In the begining made me constipated but only the first 2 weeks.I slept more at least 8 hrs a night. For me it worked together with flexeril and lyrica. I was taking it 3 times a day and now is 1/2 pill twice a day .I am off of lyrica and trying to get of tramadol too."

   
8.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 15, 2016

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "Had restless legs for many years also had sciatica and was prescribed Tramadol and found that it worked wonders for RLS but doctor will not prescribe me Tramadol anymore as it's become a controlled drug now I have to take Ropinirole and the side effects are awful all they do is make me vomit all night. Suffering BIG time because I not allowed Tramadol anymore which worked perfectly without any side-effects. There needs to be ALOT of reviewing about RLS because it ruins lives. Tramadol should be prescribed for RLS no matter what."

   
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Hawes July 11, 2016

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For Chronic Pain: "I suffer from severe chronic pain nearly 24/7 I have diabetic neuropathy, lymphedema and no circulation in my legs, all combined are pain beyond belief. Tramadol relieves my pain better than any pain meds I have been on."

   
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Chris C. (taken for less than 1 month) July 11, 2016

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