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User Reviews for Tramadol

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Tramadol Rating Summary

6.5/10 Average Rating

747 Ratings with 534 User Reviews

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"My orthopedic surgeon decided to prescribe Tramadol 50mgs once every 4 -6 hours. This was for pre operative pain relief. I am bone on bone with my right hip. DOES ABSOLUTELY NOTHING for pain. Prior to the Tramadol, I was given Vicoden 5/325 every 6 - 8 hours for pain relief. When I called back for another script (on schedule) I'm told that I would become opioid dependent and that they wouldn't be able to effectively manage my pain after surgery. First of all it made me nauseous to the point where it felt like someone poured draino in my stomach, second it made me sleepy with zero energy. I'm on warfarin so I can't take ibuprofen, which works wonders for joint pain, so this is a conundrum...bottom line Tramadol is useless!!!"

   
1.0

Beeninpain92 (taken for less than 1 month) November 20, 2017

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"Didn't notice any pain relief with this medicine."

   
1.0

jmiller3792 November 6, 2017

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"I have excruciating pain due to Psoriatic Arthritis (hip joints) and Recurring Painful Sciatica due to my Lumbar issues (herniated L2-3; bulged L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1,; borderline stenosis L2-3; 5mm perineural cyst L3-4). My PC sent me to a pain management specialist, who prescribed me to BUTRAN skin patch 5 micro-gram which never worked to reduce pain. The instruction was to start TRAMADOL-HCL 50mg per day, 7 days after Butran. " Only 4 days" into TRAMADOL, I woke up in the morning with stabbing pain in my right eye. My upper right eyelid was warm to the touch with tears in it. In the mirror, it was reddish color and swelled up. Called the doctor immediately. Without reducing it actually increased pain."

   
1.0

Pains from two Sources (taken for less than 1 month) October 25, 2017

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"I was prescribed tramadol by my gynecologist to help combat my debilitating menstrual cramps that OTC pain relievers couldn’t touch. For many months it worked wonders, giving me enough pain relief to go from bedridden and in misery to completely functioning. However, I was unaware that one of the rarer side effects of this medication was a risk of seizure. I took a dose this morning for my cramps and ended up having a grand mal seizure and ending up in emergency care. I have no prior history of epilepsy, and the doctors seem to believe that the Tramadol is the cause and have discontinued it from my regimen. When this medication does work, it can be a godsend. But be cautious, as the side effects can be horrible."

   
5.0

sakakishuji October 21, 2017

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"Worthless for pain. I want to give it a one but it's not moving. Nothing for the pain from scoliosis or restless leg pain."

   
1.0

jen0830 (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 18, 2017

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"I suffer from my L4 & L5 Disc herniation, knee problems where sometime the injection of Cortisone works and then sometimes not and recently I broke my shoulder in 3 separate parts now going on the 4th time that I re injured it again. My previous doctor went out her way to make sure that I didn't have pain . Unfortunately now I had this new Doctor who decided that tramadol was the best thing for my pain . It didn't do anything for my pain Her or my pain management Dr didn't even seem to care. She finally prescribed 5 mg of oxycodone and I am a big guy! This does doesn't help me. Beacuase of bad apples we have to pay with very little pain relief."

   
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Former oxy patient (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 14, 2017

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"I took tramadol for chronic migraine and neck pain did nothing and made me vomit for 4 and a half hours horrible drug ."

graceo (taken for less than 1 month) October 8, 2017

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"I use tramadol as an alternative to triptans like Amerge and Imitrex. Unfortunately I get 20 - 25 migraines a month. I am scheduled for a meds update with my neurologist and will be giving Botox a try. I have been more concerned about the rebound issue than addiction. A one month refill lasts me more than four and on those wonderful days that I don't have pain, I don't take it. Those periods can run from 3 - 6 days. The tramadol rarely kills 100% of the pain, but I'm usually functional. The Amerge and Zomig were giving me terrible stomach pain and palpitations. Tramadol has been very helpful for me without any issues. However I do make a point of regularly reviewing my usage with my doctor."

   
8.0

sameolddave (taken for 2 to 5 years) October 4, 2017

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"This works well for me IF I take it with aspirin and tylenol. By itself, it does little - it would not be worth getting. It also helps with sinus and/or migraines, again, only coupling it with aspirin and tylenol. I have never had any of the "interesting" side effects that people describe, nor addiction. I use it when I need it. I can't help but think that the "druggies" (as someone else put it - pretty good descriptor) just THINK this stuff acts like a narcotic, and voila, placebo effect. I just had to get a newly state mandated drug screen for this med. I was squeaky clean, but also got a bill for $911 from the lab for the screen. Thanks, druggies, for making it exceedingly difficult & expensive for those of us who are legitimate."

   
8.0

Back pain / narrowed disc (taken for 5 to 10 years) August 31, 2017

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Ultram (tramadol): "I was prescribed this for a tooth infection. It did nothing to help elevate pain except when I added Tylenol and ibuprofen. I was also taking antibiotics at the time. Since I had to combine so many medications it would not be fair to discuss side effects. I hope this medicine works better for others."

   
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Winchester Jenn August 27, 2017

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"My doctor prescribed Tramadol because I am allergic to other types of pain medication and he believes doctors are treated like criminals if they prescribe Vicodin. I've taken Vicodin before, after surgery, and it works, but Tramadol barely touches my pain. It does, however, make my head feel foggy and my vision blurry. Tramadol also makes me extremely tired and weak feeling--like I could sleep every day away. Vicodin, however, helps relieve pain, gives me energy, and actually lifts my mood. Strange. I am about to have 3 surgeries, so I have scheduled an appointment with a pain management doctor hoping she will be more knowledgeable and helpful. It's a shame that doctors can't prescribe what they know will work due to the addiction epidemic"

   
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Suesea (taken for less than 1 month) August 20, 2017

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"PLEASE PLEASE READ !!! I was prescribed the medicine a few years ago... JUST now found that I could leave a review ~ After q while ... I guess after the medicine got into my system at a certain level... I STARTING HAVING.. SEIZURES.. NOT REGULAR ONES... but one sooo BAD that I would have to have CPR... I would be "OUT" for approx. 45 minutes!!! I would take my medicine and about 30 minutes later I'd "awaken" with Paramedics SURROUNDING ...NOT HAVING A CLUE WHY.... AND LYING IN MY OWN HUGE PUDDLE OF URINE... THE NEXT DAY I'D FIND BRUISES in the ODDEST places ! Like on the INSIDE OF MY UPPER ARMS AND ON MY FEET AND EVERY WHERE! And I would have simply been walking in an isle of a Vitamin Shoppe or sitting under a dryer at a Hair Salon."

   
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RTSJ (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 14, 2017

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"Started tramadol years ago as an add on medicine with Vicoden (Hydrocodone) from a car accident shoulder injury. I stopped taking it because the Vicoden did the job. Then doc told me that new prescribing procedures advised against taking tramadol with vicoden. I switched to Tramadol only 100 mg and it works and lasts longer than Vicoden or even Percocet and I have more energy and I also have chronic depression and anxiety and Tramadol does make that go away. It is an unusual drug and seems to work well for some and not good for others. I suppose some people lack the enzyme to convert or metabolize Tramadol in to the more effective O-desmetthyltramadol also known as (Nucynta) so it doesn't work for them. Well. Have a nice day. No pain."

   
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sklawz1 August 9, 2017

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"Not at all able to hold chronic pain back, at all. An ER Dr said who ever prescribed it was wrong because it does not help, at all, for Sickle Cell Disease."

   
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Ysomuchpain (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 6, 2017

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"This medicine does not work for pain whatsoever. It's like something docs give to trick you into thinking you're taking pain meds. IDK what's in it. It does not work. Thanks druggies, for making it hard for people that are actually in pain short term to get effective meds."

   
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Ughhhhh August 3, 2017

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"I've been prescribed tramadol more than once over the years and in my experience it is very ineffective. Ibuprofen and acetominophen both work much better and they both cost a lot less."

   
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TJ82 July 24, 2017

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"Completely useless. I was given 5mg Oxycodone and 50mg Tramadol after a total hip replacement. The Oxycodone was 1-3 tablets every 4 to 6 hours as needed and the Tramadol was 1 tablet every 8 hours. After a month, I decided to wean off the Oxycodone and reduced it to 1 tablet a day (in the morning). I figured I could rely on the Tramadol to pick up the slack. I was wrong. The Tramadol does absolutely nothing for pain. I tried doubling the dose. Nothing. I tried tripling the dose. Nothing. I'm not going to take 4. If my surgeon won't refill the Oxycodone, I'll switch to ibuprofen and tough it out, but I'll never take Tramadol again."

   
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GonzoDon July 18, 2017

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"I have been taking this pill for 3 years only 2 pills a day it doesn't do any thing for pain I take just to feel normal and do stuff I just found out I'm 3 weeks pregnant I'm trying to get off it. Maannn it's so hard, feeling no energy, sick, sneezing, every inch in my body hurt specially my legs, my heart beating crazy and mix of pregnancy/ withdrawal depression I wish I never start it it's a nasty pill stay away from it ."

   
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Liyana05 July 18, 2017

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"I was put on tramadol 100mg SR about 9 months ago for a very painful hip bursa and thin tendons. I was too afraid to get a cortisone injection. It made me feel strange at first and bad headaches. I already suffer depression and it seemed to help me out there as well as soothing my pain. I had no idea it was addictive. I have read so many horror stories about this drug that I don't want it anymore. I'm now taking myself off it slowly. I was only taking one tablet each morning and sometimes one at night if the pain was bad. I've started taking one every other day and my lord even that is so noticeable. Now I'm in pain and also very highly strung, I'm going to build it so I can go more days without it until I'm off it. Please think very hard before taking."

   
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Fatvegan67 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) July 17, 2017

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"I'd like say there are many misinformed people here. Tramadol DOES help all kinds of pain. Tramadol is an opioid, it attaches to the same receptors Oxycodone does, and it's a PRODRUG -- meaning it must metabolize via CYP2D6 liver enzyme to work. Once it's converted over, it turns into M1 aka o-deso (for short) which is 6-10 times more potent than Tramadol, where it's real pain relief comes from. So People giving it 1 star? They are lacking proper metabolism OR they are taking a P2D6 inhibitor (some antiacids, like tagament), grapefruit juice, among others. A 50mg Tramadol tablet in studies has SUPERIOR pain relief to 40mg codeine+300mg Tyneol, and also showed the same pain relief as 5 to 7.5mg of Oxycodone. It works for pain..."

   
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Informed person (taken for 1 to 2 years) July 12, 2017

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"It doesn't take the pain completely away, but it makes life tolerable. I can at least walk my dog and work while on it. It also does a pretty decent job controlling my depression that has come from having chronic pain. Only side effect so far is slight constipation, but I'll take that everyday as opposed to the ridiculous pain I was in. Thank you Tramadol."

   
9.0

Walnutt (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 25, 2017

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"Both my boyfriend and I have taken this after a car accident and it does nothing for pain and gave him withdrawals and gave both of us disturbing nightmares."

   
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jac24 June 18, 2017

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"As a person that took this medicine for approximately 2 years, leave this stuff alone! I started using this medicine after having pain from ulcers. When I first started using this medicine, oh man the feeling! I was in my early 20’s. I felt above the world, so much energy, I lost weight, I could literally having sex for hours upon hours. So being in college at the time and taking this, all I can say is OH MAN =D!!! But one night I got really depressed, like depressed as if my parents died level of depressed and my mom called my PCP. To make a long story short, I was told to wean myself off of this medicine. I took it a step further and stopped completely. It took approximately 5 to 7 days for the W/D symptoms to stop."

Edwardawg June 18, 2017

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"sucks enough said"

   
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Al D (taken for less than 1 month) June 18, 2017

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"This drug should be taken out of the market asap before it harms more people. Grandma had a not so serious fractured pelvis and was given this by the hospital. She vomited everyday after meals and became confused mentally, like hallucinating. She became withdrawn and weak. We consulted a private doctor and he told us to stop taking this drug because many patients experienced similar side effects. This drug also does not seem to help to ease the pain of grandma."

GrandmaFam (taken for less than 1 month) June 14, 2017

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