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User Reviews for Tramadol

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7.4/10 Average Rating
148 Ratings with 125 User Reviews

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"As far as I'm concerned Tramadol should be put on the market as yet another OTC medication. It is only helpful to get another ulcer. I have never received any helpful pain relief from it . 25years ago or since my doctor will no longer prescribe me any opioid medications he's put me back on useless Tramadol/Ultram. So much for compassion"

Fibrogal April 30, 2018

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"Works best for me"

   
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Anonymous (taken for 5 to 10 years) April 10, 2018

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"Hi I have had fibro about 6 yrs and been prescribed a variety of different meds to try. None of them helped. Then after phoning doctor in tears with pain I was prescribed Tramadol 50 mg. Was nervous to take as doctor said can be addictive but I decided to try and it is the best medication I've tried for fibro. I do not take every day only take when I am having a really bad day with pain and it really helps the pain. Sometimes I go days or a weeks without taking it. I don't feel remotely addicted."

   
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Joanna (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 28, 2018

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"I have had fibromyalgia and many other health issues for the last 13 years.. being passed off from dr. to dr. none of them not knowing how to treat my pain. I have been on tramadol for about 1 year now and call the dr. today and the RN says she is not going to refill it anymore for me and she will not do anymore back injections for me I had 34 in past 13 years and she wants me to go to pain management for ketamine infusions. I am very upset I spent well over 2 years and over 2 grand with this NP W/ 0 help. If your MD is going to have you see a NP for a serious pain problem PLEASE DO NOT wastetime with a NP go to a real PAIN MANAGEMENT DR. right off the bat. I am very disappointed in ALL the DR.s I have now seen with zero relief. I don't know what is ahead of me and I am very scared I suffered for 13 years. May God Bless and Heal all of you reading this. it is a horrible way to live your life suffering in pain every second of your life..."

   
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mama March 1, 2018

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"Tramadol is pretty useless unless you have a anti-inflammatory with it. You can't take ibuprofen for years but you can for a while. I myself have found frankincense to be a magnificent anti-inflammatory. When it comes to not having any side effects at all. It reacts with the Tramadol just like percocet has Tylenol in it. It actually works. I really didn't want percocet or any other narcotics like that I'm going to be forced to have a narcotic like Tramadol. Gabapentin and other nerve medications give me severe side effects. Try to frankincense and tramadol together. I even make my own I buy a bag of frankincense and put it in capsules so that there's no other ingredient in there. I take three capsules with the Tramadol. Now with severe fibromyalgia I can get away with 75 mg with frankincense."

   
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MikeSchultz (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 16, 2018

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"I started with 50mg 4x/day. Ended up taking more that. I bought it online for 14 years until they scheduled it. The most terrible withdrawal in the world. I heard worse than heroin. Be careful. Its better for mood than pain. I can't imagine it for post surgery. Not a great pain killer. Methadone for withdrawal's, that's a whole new monster..."

Trishbell January 6, 2018

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"When Tramadol was first released as Ultram years ago, it seemed more effective.Now with so many genaric on the market,as with any drug it's full of fillers. I was on Ultram about 5 years then my doctor (due to insurance) put my on Tramadol. Despite the pharmacist opinion that it's exactly the same. I know my body very well and it is NOT the same. Unfortunately I got no pain relief and stop taking it"

   
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Ckbhamilton (taken for 5 to 10 years) October 18, 2017

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"I have had fibromyalgia for 14 yrs. My second Dr. put me on Tramadol 50 mg every six hrs or so, and Ultram 300 mg slow release at night. I also take Celexa for depression. This combination gave me my life back. I would not have survived without these med's the pain was too intense."

   
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Tea girl (taken for 10 years or more) September 15, 2017

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"Four years ago I went septic from Enbrel. I am unable to take any kind of RA medicine. I have been taking Tramadol since last spring. It works better than Norco. Cannot take Tylonal with codeine because I'm allergic to it"

   
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myra jean (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 6, 2017

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"Twenty plus years with Fibromyalgia and depression. Pristiq works best as my antidepressant. Tramadol very helpful for early morning stiffness, muscle pain. It takes about 30 minutes to work. Northstar manufacturer capsule does not allow me to nap in the afternoon for some reason which I like and is my only (positive) side-effect. Zydus manufacture pill makes me sleepy by afternoon and a headache. I would advise trying different manufacturers although the inactive ingredients don't seem to be very different. I wonder about that. I was four years on oxycodone 10 mg and although I was able to work, it definitely had more of a "narcotic" effect and not as helpful as Tramadol. I am not susceptible to addiction and had no trouble withdrawing from oxycodone."

   
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RiceChex April 2, 2017

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"I have tried most prescriptions for fibromyalgia since diagnosed almost 20 years ago without much success. My current regime includes Cymbalta, Nucynta, and Tramadol with Oxycodone as needed for BTP. This combination has proven very effective."

   
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JAC-64 (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 27, 2017

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"I've tried gabapantin , cymbalta (not bad & not good) , clonazepam for sleeping and relaxing, and many other drugs. None of them was helping me . Now I take tramadol 50mg every day . It just helps me to keep my normal life . With higher dose the pain completely goes away but I have other side effects . If you decided to use this drug keep the low dose . I hoped I could find a better way because when I take my pill , I can't have dairy because it takes the effect of the drugs down. I hope you all get better soon with no pain and no drugs"

   
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the pain February 3, 2017

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"2017 marks my 21st year on Ultram. Initially it was prescribed for migraines. I was later diagnosed with fibromyalgia, and continued on Ultram, as it eased the stiffness and difficulty of movement. Soon enough I needed more than prescribed. My doctor took it away for 8 horrific months. Withdrawal never let up. Weakness, crying, vomiting, MDD. I used those 8 months for research, eventually coming up with proof that Ultram was the drug of choice for FMS. My doctor gave it back in a lower dose, and a different medication to control withdrawal. Next step was bloodwork in a genetics lab. I metabolize Ultram 4x faster than average. Now I'm over 50, using Ultram as a mood stabilizer. It can be psychologically addictive; caveat emptor!"

   
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Ellenora (taken for 10 years or more) January 12, 2017

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"Switching to tramadol has given me my life back. My pain is not gone, but it no longer is a significant interference in my day to day life. I had previously been on about 100mg of Codeine/day for a year prior and it had not even compared to the relief tramadol gives me. Also helps when I have tension headaches. I've been on 50-100mg/day for about 9 months now, with minor tolerance buildup since the first month. No withdrawal effects if I go off of it for a few days, either. No noticeable side effects, though I'm lucky in that I don't frequently have bad side effects."

   
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1234533 January 9, 2017

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"I would not recommend for a sick animal much less a human being After a back and neck surgery I was given Tramadol for the pain by the specialist but within 5 days I had a massive decrease in movement muscle mass and strength in my left arm and shoulder eg my biceps went from 17in to just under 7in I lost nearly all movement in that arm Instead of a decrease in pain I now suffer chronic muscle and nerve pain I immediately notified the specialist (quack) and his reply was oh there's nothing to worry about Even my GP said he couldn't help (needless to say have change specialist and GP] Slowly over the last 4yrs and with the help of my new GP through exercising my Left arm almost back to normal and have learnt to cope with the pain"

   
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austmanice December 30, 2016

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"Once the Doctors discovered I had Fibro I celebrated. For years between my severe sleep apnea, chronic fatigue and Fibro I did not know what was wrong with me. I slept an average 15 plus hours a day. As with many of you my family and friends did not know what to think. The Doctors are still trying to work out a prescription plan for me. I tried cymbalta and I strongly suggest those with Fibro stay away from it and the other two they are experimenting on patience with Fibro. For now we are all guinea pigs and it appears there are thousands more every year being dx with Fibro. So, I asked WHY? No One Knows. Is it our GMO foods, our air, our water, pollution causing so much pain in our body? Again, no one knows. So far Tramodol is not working."

Momma888 October 19, 2016

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"I've been dx with Fibromyalgia. NSAIDs are not recommended as first line of pain relief. I'm on an SSRI, a migraine RX, sleeping aids, anti anxiety, a muscle relaxer. Slowly but surely my Dr has been increasing my dose. I am currently at max dose per my Dr, 2-50mg tablets 4 times a day. I can't say that it helps. Out of all my meds, I don't think any of it really helps. :-("

   
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AlaskanMama (taken for 1 to 2 years) September 14, 2016

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"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!"

   
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Scarlet927 (taken for less than 1 month) August 26, 2016

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"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"

   
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Nanaofnine August 23, 2016

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"This is miserable! Tramadol hasn't touched the pain or discomfort. I have many pain killers but not sure which to take now that I've taken 1 tramadol at 5 pm and another at 9pm with no relief at all! HELP!"

   
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Anonymous July 8, 2016

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"I've been taking Tramadol 100 mg per day for fibromyalgia for more than 4 years. Tramadol is my lifeline in combination with gabapentin and muscle relaxant."

   
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Jencen July 5, 2016

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"I was recently dx w/ Fibromyalgia. I take 50mg of Tramadol when I'm having a "bad pain day" which is about 3x per week. Tramadol seems to take the edge off the pain as well as increase my energy level and put me in a better mood. Downsides: it usually causes a mild upset stomach (for the first 30-60mins), it takes about an hour to kick in, and rarely it makes me a little nauseous. Overall, I'm pleased with this drug. My provider had told me that Hydrocodone/Oxycodone medications will worsen my Fibromyalgia syndrome in the long run, but that taking Tramadol as needed is a good method of treatment."

   
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MandyPandy5 June 14, 2016

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"I started taking Tramadol for chronic back pain 4 yrs ago. I noticed it helped my fibromyalgia right away many Dr's have told me that it doesn't work with fibromyalgia but my new pcp has me on 100mg ER 24hr for my fibromyalgia and it's working fine along with my gabapentin. Without the tramadol I can barely move it is my wonder drug . Withdrawls from it are intense ."

   
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Dkellz (taken for 5 to 10 years) May 21, 2016

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"I have had been diagnosed with fibromyalgia for 14 years. I am sensitive to all the medications usually recommended to treat it: Lyrica, Cymbalta, Savella, amitryptiline and gabapentin. They all give me agonizing headaches and make my brain feel like it's going to blow up. So my doctor started me on Tramadol 6 years ago....and what an amazing thing, the pain was much better. After all that time, I am now on the maximum dose per day and I know I am physically dependent. But it is still the only medication that I can take long term that takes the edge off my fibro pain enough for me to function and work full time. I have also developed osteoarthritis and it helps with that, too. The only NSAID I can tolerate is naproxen."

   
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Cootsgal February 12, 2016

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"I have been taking Tramadol for over 2 years now, and it has been helpful for my Arthritis and Fibromyalgia pain. It does not make the pain go away, nothing I have tried does, but it does dull it enough that I am not clenched up in a ball in bed in sharp pain all the time as I was before taking it. I wish it would last longer though, I start to feel relief about 2 hours after taking it and it wears off at 4 hours after taking it. Since I take it every 6 hours I am still extreme levels of pain most of the time, but for the 2 hours it is helpful I can manage to do basic tasks like get dressed, bathe, hold a pen, open doors which I am unable to do without it. I do not have any "goofy" side effects with Tramadol, so that is also good for me."

   
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Carrie Lynn (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 14, 2016

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