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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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Tramadol Rating Summary

7.0/10 Average Rating

157 Ratings with 121 User Reviews

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Reviews for Tramadol to treat Back Pain

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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..."

   
10

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."

   
8.0

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

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"My personal experience..it helps my back pain for a couple hours, but I just have to keep downing 100MG every 2 hours and I'm not doing that. You get high off of it with little pain relief. My side effects: severe headaches, nausea, dizziness.**IF YOU ARE TAKING ANTI DEPRESSANTS research SEROTONIN SYNDROME** Can also increase depression. Stay safe & check this site for drug interactions. Doctors prescribe Tramadol for pain they don't consider severe enough for say percocet or vicodin, but severe enough that it still needs an opiate to manage the pain. Tramadol is the little brother of the opiate/opioid family. People don't talk about "Tramadol abuse" but it is very addictive and for tons of people it simply does not cut it for chronic pain"

   
3.0

IrishHillbilly (taken for 6 months to 1 year) July 10, 2016

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Tramadol Hydrochloride ER (tramadol): "The first 3 days I took Tramadol Hcl tablets, 1/2 tablet in the morning, and the other half at night, as per my doctor's orders. They were 50mg. tablets. Had a slight adverse reaction the second time they were prescribed for me, so had to go slow. Most of the pain disappeared for those 3 days. On the fourth day, I took my usual dose-1/2 of a 50mg. tablet with a full glass of water, as usual. Within a few hours, I began to experience some of the side effects listed: nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, headaches, itchiness, upset stomach, and lightheadedness. I also had a few extra side effects: constant belching, acid reflux, and shortness of breath. These events lasted for several hours."

   
1.0

MoeJoe104 July 3, 2016

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"Pulled muscles in lower back from lifting on delivery route. Needed meds I could take during the day while driving. One 50mg in the am with 2 Advil liquidgels & I'm pain free all day. Best side effect has been the clarity to mental processes. Like a cloud has been lifted & my concentration dramatically increased. Focus like I've never experienced before & general attitude improvement. Worse side effect is the occasional constipation but that's what prunes are for. This is my "Limitless" pill from the movie"

   
9.0

Delivery guy (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 19, 2016

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"I was in a car accident 5 years ago and was prescribed Tramadol for my chronic back pain. For 2 years I was on dozens of other medications and Tramadol was the only medication that worked. I took 50 mg 2 times per day. Well 5 years later and I decided to quit the drug. I tapered off the drug myself. I decreased each day by 25 mg. it took 2 weeks but I did it. I can't believe it. There were some nights when I would get jittery but I took amitryptiline to help me sleep. I feel amazing now. so much better. I have my energy back and I take Tylenol for pain."

   
8.0

LucyGirl83 May 1, 2016

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"Severe, chronic pain with Fractuted L3 veterbrae. Given to me for pain relief which caused SEVERE INCREASE OVER AN ABOVE CHRONIC PAIN. It did NOTHNG to curtail severe pain which added to chronic of 40 yrs duration and caused disruption of an entire medical unit. Causing AMA discharge to spare other pts!"

   
1.0

Nurseypoo67 (taken for less than 1 month) April 20, 2016

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"Seems to work well I use minimum 50 MG a day"

   
8.0

Know it all (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 6, 2016

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"It was effective for pain relief but caused nausea and vomiting on first tablet. Not taking any more."

   
3.0

Anonymous March 30, 2016

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"Works very well when I use it to prevent sensation of stiffness/pain in the back when playing tennis. Effect may not last for the full 8 hours (more like 5 to 6 hours). Generally use it in conjunction with Naproxen and Acetaminophen. Do not use it other times even though I experience effects of degenerative disc disease in the lumbar region chronically."

   
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Bob G from Hollis Hills NY (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 13, 2016

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"Worked quickly and effectively for my sciatica."

   
8.0

Aljk March 13, 2016

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"I have been taking tramadol for 20 years 4mg pills a day. Recently I have been trying to take myself off of this drug. I'm experiencing cold like symptom's, sweating, can't sleep at night, restless leg. My attitude is in the dump. This is only my 3rd day. I'm trying to take one pill a day and that is at night because I cannot deal with laying in the bed not sleeping and the restless leg pain. I'm hoping and praying that God will give me the strength to get through this bad experience."

   
1.0

vl0049 (taken for 10 years or more) February 22, 2016

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"Pain is dulled within 1st 15-20 min. A substantial amount of relaxation for several hours. Helped much more than OTC chemicals. I optained as sample packets from Doc. I'm very active and pysical for 55yrs young and used tramsdol for 4 days."

   
9.0

LocoTimo (taken for less than 1 month) February 20, 2016

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"Helps. Seems to take an hour or 2 to kick in I have back pain and pain shooting down my left buttock and thigh Worth a try for those in this type of pain Two 50 mg in morning and two in evening Good luck"

   
8.0

MJDC February 8, 2016

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"1. Effectiveness time shortened after each pill. 2. Withdrawal effects after effectiveness caused desire to immediately take another. 3. Addiction seems highly likely after use for more than a few days."

   
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Hate Addicitives February 7, 2016

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Ultram (tramadol): "I told my physician that I would no longer take Percocet for my chronic back pain. He suggested I try tramadol and assured me it is not a narcotic. I have been talking the tramadol now for a year and although it is no miracle drug it has managed my pain immensely. I can finally sleep at night and function normally. One down side to the drug for me is if I run out and the withdraw starts it is nasty. Be careful you stop the drug abruptly. Good health to all. Rob"

   
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Roalbo10 (taken for 1 to 2 years) February 5, 2016

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"It literally does nothing. I've even take 200mg at a time. Nothing. You're better off taking Advil. I have no idea why this is even prescribed to people. Maybe its a placebo drug? It doesn't help at all."

   
1.0

BeeinNJ February 4, 2016

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Ryzolt (tramadol): "This did nothing to relieve my back pain or migraines. It was useless an a waste of money."

   
1.0

Mom in pain January 30, 2016

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"I had rods put in my back about 7 years ago due to DDD. My doctor put me on several different narcotics but none seemed to work. Went to my regular doctor and she prescribed me tramadol HCL (Ultram) 50 mg just one day on it the pain really just went away and my mood changed for the better. Great pain reliever and improves your mood.I take 50 mg every 6 hours."

   
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Alfman (taken for less than 1 month) January 27, 2016

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"I have taken tramadol for a yr now it still helps with the pain but lately when I take them it makes my back pain worse. I take 50mg twice a day. Plz help what do I do."

   
8.0

jeans10 January 22, 2016

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"The dose in the morning is effective for my pain but during the day when it wears off following doses are not very effective."

   
6.0

vhoc (taken for 2 to 5 years) December 22, 2015

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"My doctor switched me to Tramadol after Tylenol 3 started losing effectiveness. I was on Ty 3 for years, after four lumbar surgeries, two fusions, continued pain... taking 3-4, 50 mg. Tramadol/day, trying to keep it at three. Not pain free, but at least bearable. Unless/until it wears off. I have joint pain, my elbows hurt. OW. Pretty sure it's caused by the drug, but right now, dealing with it."

   
6.0

ggv December 11, 2015

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"If your back pain is more nerve based this can really help. Even more than very strong pain killers. It works better as it has properties that work on the nerves. Also, I have not had to up the dose in 4 years."

   
9.0

Anonymous December 7, 2015

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"I was prescribed this medication (50 mg x 2 before bedtime) after I was in a bad car accident. The car accident cause two herniated discs that were pressing on a nerve root. I took this medication and absolutely could not sleep. My heart was racing as were my thoughts. Also it caused me to sweat a lot. It was absolutely terrible. I was only able to get 2-4 hoursof sleep a night. I will never take this prescription again."

   
1.0

Alyssa R December 6, 2015

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"pain reduces after 15 minutes. very dizzy. and very sleepy.with one 25mg each 6 hours. Very sleepy if taken every 4 hours. pain is now at level 8 as is dizzy spells"

   
8.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) December 1, 2015

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