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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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6.8/10 Average Rating

183 Ratings with 144 User Reviews

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"I have degenerative disk disease, arthritis , sciatica and chronic pain in my back from years in construction. I also have a history of heart attacks and heart disease. My Dr started me on loritab for the pain which made pain bearable and allowed me to continue to work, for some reason he changed me to tramadol. NEVER AGAIN will I touch that stuff. Took my first dose and within 15 minutes I was laying on kitchen table thinking I was having a heart attack. This stuff is HORRIBLE!!! I'm now back on loritab and doing fine, it's a huge pain in the butt that people who need opiates have to suffer because of people who abuse and sell them. We use them to maintain a quality life not for the high."

   
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Irish69 May 6, 2017

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"Tramadol does two things - relieve pain and alter mood. It affects opioid receptors in the brain and gut, and acts in the same way as a serotonin uptake SSRI / SNRI drug. So, it makes you feel good and acts like an anti-depressant. For short term use (very short) it's useful, but it is highly addictive in spite of what the docs and FDA say. The withdrawals are insanely awful if you have taken it for more than a week or so - since you are withdrawing from an opiate and an anti-depressant. Unbelievably, medical professionals are still prescribing this drug as non-addictive and non-habit forming. If you have serious pain - take opiates - resist any attempt to give you this drug."

   
6.0

Tiler (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 21, 2017

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"Dr gave me tramadol for severe sciatic pain. Can't say it's completely useless but is is less effective than ibuprofen. After taking 50 mg every 4 hours for two days pain seemed to be the same as before taking this. Going back to get something that is more effective for pain than aspirin."

Kcal (taken for less than 1 month) April 6, 2017

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"My new Doctor tried to take me off tramadol and prescribed something else, additionally went to a one star rehab center with my bag of medication they didn't give me all of my medication back and short-changed me a full bottle of tramadol. What makes this a tragedy they gave me a pill case (14 day) with all the pills for someone else......................................"

   
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Fizzbee March 27, 2017

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"I take 100 mgs of Tramadol 3 times a day I.e. every 6 hours during the day. It makes me quite sleepy but it works. I also recently started taking 75mgs of Lyrica for severe nerve pain due to spinal stenosis. I actually think I could give up Tramadol - that is how much Lyrica has helped me. I wish I had been prescribed it much sooner. It's great for me. All I have is nerve pain. No back pain .Was very painful to get up or sit down let alone walk. Not now, I am back to light yard work. Love Lyrica."

   
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Spudolladysloshpot March 7, 2017

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"Tramadol is just about as useful as Teats on a Boar Hog! It is not as strong as two 325mg. of Aspirin! Do not waste your time or money having a prescription of it filled and be sure to kick the Worthless Doctor who gave it to you before you leave for he is someone you never want to ever go back to again!"

   
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Very Bad Back Pain (taken for less than 1 month) February 27, 2017

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"Although I think it is great that people read up on medications that they take, I cannot stress enough how important it is to make sure this medication is prescribed by a doctor who has examined you, knows your biology and knows what meds you should take. Too many people lose their lives taking meds not prescribed for them, or mixing with otc meds or drinking alcohol. Be safe. This drug worked great for my back pain. I am glad my doctor chose it for me."

   
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lady drey February 23, 2017

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"I'm writing this on behalf of my wife. She was on tramadol for about a month, then that's where she had a SEVERE and violent seizure, the worst I've ever seen, and she's never had one before. Well come to find out from the neurologist, tramadol is the number one contender for causing seizures, look it up. I had to watch my beautiful wife convulse and shake and basically go brain dead for a short while. It was literally the most tramatising thing I'd ever seen, and mind you I did two tours in Iraq. We were very fortunate there was no permanent damage and she wasn't driving. STAY AWAY FROM THIS DRUG"

   
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Valorie Ramsey February 1, 2017

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Ultram ODT (tramadol): "I have been on tramadol for many years for fibromyalgia back pain. I take six 50mg a day. It does in fact help. It makes it bearable most of the time. However when its at its worst, the medicine doesn't faze it. I would recommend a second prescription of something much stronger for occasional pain (maybe 10 a month if that). Doctors and lawmakers need to realize that people with pain that will never get better and will progressively get worse, need relief. Unfortunately that is going to involve addictive medication. But their addiction isn't the high. It's the addiction to function and to live a productive life. We crave these medications because we know without them our quality of life is very low."

   
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Cldeteghl (taken for 5 to 10 years) February 1, 2017

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"I don't understand how all the comments I've read on here about tramadol being great for anxiety and depression because when I took tramadol for back pain it made me feel all anxious, shaky and caused insomnia. I had to stop after 2 days of taking it, plus it made me itch all over, I felt awful on it. I've had bouts of anxiety and depression all my life and I'm sure it was the tramadol I took 5 and a half years ago that started my anxiety off again. Once it started it kind of went into a vicious circle of having panic attacks then fearing the next panic attack which then would start another panic attack and so it went on for months, me ending up in hospital, so I'd never take tramadol again no matter how much pain I'm in ."

   
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moonlight62 January 18, 2017

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"WARNING!! Do not take this medicine. The withdrawal from it even per the Doctors schedule is horrible......I can't even tell you how bad of an experience I had with it!!!"

   
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BIG MIKE55 January 5, 2017

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"I have been taking anywhere from 50 to 150mg of Tramadol per day as a part of my pain management regimen. This regimen includes 3600mg Gabapentin and 15mg Meloxicam per day. I've been on this regimen for 4 years for a back injury and fibromyalgia. My pharmacy switched the manufacturer of my Tramadol and I immediately noticed that the new pill doesn't WORK! I don't mean just in terms of pain relief, there's not even any side effects such as: the warm fuzzy feeling, dizziness, slurred speech, cottonmouth. The 50 mg white oblong pill marked 377 is complete rubbish, because I have to take 4 of them at a time (200mg) to feel the same amount of relief I would get from the previous manufacturer pill (50mg white oval 93/58) which worked GREAT."

   
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northlight5 December 31, 2016

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"I've been on Tramodol for 6 months for back pain. I can't take narcotics like codeine, oxycodone, etc, as they make me terribly dizzy and nauseous, as well as give me pounding headaches. But I can take Tramodol without any of those effects. Tramodol also doesn't give me a "high" like many painkillers, so I'm never tempted to take extra just to get a buzz. I've been afraid to go beyond the 150 mg/day prescribed by my doc, but there are days when 150 just doesn't feel like enough, so I need to talk to my doc about an increase at times. Overall, this med does a fair job at controlling chronic pain without causing side effects. It's worth trying to see if it will work for you."

   
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jo em (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 26, 2016

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"Works pretty good. Doesn't screw with your mind ."

   
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Duckman 62 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) December 15, 2016

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"Is the best!"

   
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Chapsh December 10, 2016

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"I have been taking tramadol for over 10 years now. I take 2 50mg pills 3x a day. I have found a huge difference in the generics. I thought mylan was the best , but the last few months something has changed. Its almost like the mylan pills are fake. They don't work at all. They only give me a headache. I used to take amneal until those stopped working. So this month i went to a different pharmacy and got the zydus brand even though i have read bad reviews of zydus brand tramadol. After 1 hour of taking my first dose it was like night and day. These work great. It was almost like the first time I took hydrocodone. I had little pain, my pain went from an 8 to a 2 . I dont take these to get high but I had a warm fuzzy itch all over my body."

   
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LongRideHome (taken for 10 years or more) December 1, 2016

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"White oblong marked 377 I found completely ineffective for relief of my back pain where the white oval marked ouyl 101 was very effective in managing my pain I don't understand how they can call it the same drug I'm no expert here but I would think the potential for catastrophic results exists in such situations"

   
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Paulerh November 19, 2016

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"I have multiple herniated disks from L3 to S1 and was given this for pain. It didn't help at all with the pain and actually made me feel worse. It made me tremble and sweat terribly; this medication did nothing for my pain."

   
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Bill R. (taken for less than 1 month) October 24, 2016

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"I was prescribed this medication while I was stationed in Korea. Halloween 2015 I was going on a 3 hours bus ride to a party on a boat. I didn't think about the fact that I'd be drinking in 4 hours and I just thought "Oh, I'm going on a bus, I better take my pain meds because my back always hurts on buses." Needless to say I remember getting on the boat and the next thing I know I'm waking up in a Hotel room the next morning. It was my first and last blackout I've ever experienced. I don't know how much I had to drink but my friends said I was really out of it throughout the night and got a bit crazy. Definitely do not mix this drug with alcohol because I was lucky and only blacked out, it totally could of killed me."

   
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EAH October 15, 2016

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"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."

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

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"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."

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

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"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"

   
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Sandy27111961 August 14, 2016

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"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"

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

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"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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"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."

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

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