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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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6.9/10 Average Rating

174 Ratings with 134 User Reviews

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Reviews for Tramadol to treat Back Pain

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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!!!"

   
1.0

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."

   
8.0

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."

   
8.0

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."

   
9.0

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."

   
8.0

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."

   
8.0

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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"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"

   
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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."

   
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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"

   
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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."

   
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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!"

   
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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"

   
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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."

   
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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."

   
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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."

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

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