User Reviews for Tramadol
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Reviews for Tramadol to treat Fibromyalgia
"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."
RiceChex April 2, 2017
17 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
JAC-64 (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 27, 2017
6 users found this comment helpful.
"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"
the pain February 3, 2017
23 users found this comment helpful.
"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!"
Ellenora (taken for 10 years or more) January 12, 2017
12 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
1234533 January 9, 2017
18 users found this comment helpful.
"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"
austmanice December 30, 2016
4 users found this comment helpful.
"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
15 users found this comment helpful.
"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. :-("
AlaskanMama (taken for 1 to 2 years) September 14, 2016
16 users found this comment helpful.
"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!"
Scarlet927 (taken for less than 1 month) August 26, 2016
27 users found this comment helpful.
"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"
Nanaofnine August 23, 2016
27 users found this comment helpful.
"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!"
Anonymous July 8, 2016
10 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
Jencen July 5, 2016
49 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
MandyPandy5 June 14, 2016
44 users found this comment helpful.
"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 ."
Dkellz (taken for 5 to 10 years) May 21, 2016
44 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
Cootsgal February 12, 2016
61 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
Carrie Lynn (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 14, 2016
54 users found this comment helpful.
"I have had chronic joint pain for as long as I can remember and use to eat OTC meds like asprin / Tyenol like candy to reduce the pain but it just gradually worsened over time. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and the start of osteoarthritis in most of my joints. I also suffer from restless leg syndrome. To my surprise , when I went into the hospital to have a heart valve replacement and bypass surgery I was given Tramadol for the pain during my recovery and I noted that about 95% of my pain from the above mention Fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis was relieved as well along with the restless leg syndrome which disappeared completely. I continue to take one tablet daily at about 6 pm and I now feel much better and sleep like a baby at night."
CAWwindy1 (taken for 1 to 2 years) December 25, 2015
40 users found this comment helpful.
"I was prescribed Tramadol for slipped disc pain. It did not help one bit. BUT-I noticed immediately how energised it made me feel. I have been suffering from decreased amounts of energy for years, to the point where I sometimes did not even have energy to breathe. Tramadol has changed my life. I take 50mg a day and have never needed to increase the dose. 50mg still does the job, after 4 years. It gives me 4-6 h to complete the most neccessary tasks. Yes, it is addictive and the daily dose is missed, the suffering is pretty intense. But so what? life wouldn't be possible without Tramadol anyway. I am greatful for the slipped disc for giving me Tramadol. Pain is NOTHING compared to debiliating fatigue."
allthenicknameshereareinuse December 20, 2015
59 users found this comment helpful.
"Good pain med ."
Minibag (taken for 5 to 10 years) November 14, 2015
21 users found this comment helpful.
"I have been suffering from extreme back pain neck pain and my legs and buttocks becomes numb after lying down for too long. The pain spread to my spine and my arms for two years. They finally diagnosed me with Fibromyalgia. I have tried so many medications. Percocet morphine butrans Patch..but none of these worked very well. I had to stop working because the pain is so bad some days I struggle to get out of bed..I find the Tramadol works very well.it doesn't take all my pain away but makes it tolerable. I recently was put on Zytram Er which is the long acting Tramadol but I have to find the right dose..but I am optimistic because I have had good results with the Tramadol"
Papita October 27, 2015
42 users found this comment helpful.
"Tramadol gave me moderate pain relief, however, it was EXCELLENT for my depression/anxiety. Lost 2 kilos in 2 weeks, which is great too, because I was a little overweight due to amitriptyline, and extra pounds is always bad when we are talking about pain... @atualization Stopped working after 2 months"
Room_101 (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 7, 2015
47 users found this comment helpful.
"My doctor put me on this for a nerve condition which typically leaves me in dull pain, with occasional fierce spikes in pain. He noted that it is a "very powerful painkiller" so be careful. I took one, waited an hour or so, nothing. Took the second one, and again now almost 3 hours later I feel 100% the same, the pain has not been reduced at all. I took 1 200mg advil, and felt a minor amount of relief, so this is about the power of maybe a baby aspirin. Hardly a "powerful painkiller. I thought maybe it was just me, but after some research I see I am not alone. I think this medicine is nothing short of pharmaceutical grade snake oil. I will be going back to my doctor to rid this hoax in a bottle."
Zippy77 August 18, 2015
15 users found this comment helpful.
"I have had fibromyalgia since childhood and it has been a real battle trying to find a medication that worked for the pain. If I only take one tramadol and the pain goes down quite a bit to where I'm comfortable. When I have an increase in pain then I need two and usually have to take a nap as my fatigue gets the better of me. The tramadol works great."
angelwhyspers (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 8, 2015
51 users found this comment helpful.
"I have had fibermyalgia for my whole life. How I managed to have a full career and raise children, I only owe to eating Tylenol and aspirins like candy day and night over all those years. Of course I was still in pain and couldn't sleep because the pain would keep me awake. My family physician doesn't even believe this disease exists. He was upset my rehumatologist prescribed Tramadol for the pain and told me to discontinue it. Tramadol 50 mg is the only reason I am pain free most of each day. I finally feel like I have a life back. Doctors who have Never experienced this type of chronic pain, do not know what a godsend Tramadol is for chronic suffers"
Shirl m August 7, 2015
96 users found this comment helpful.
"Great medication if you want the worst migraine you've ever had. Tramadol may be good for some, but for me, it's the medication you use if you want to make your fibromyalgia pain worse."
Nebula1400 June 16, 2015
9 users found this comment helpful.
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