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User Reviews for Tramadol to treat Pain

Also known as: Ultram, Tramadol Hydrochloride ER, ConZip

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Tramadol Rating Summary

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6.0/10 Average Rating
583 ratings from 624 user reviews

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Reviews for Tramadol

takemyadvice · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 1, 2020

“Tramadol disgusting. It ruins the lives of people. I know of someone who was on it and it made them psychotic and addicted. There entire life is stuffed up due to this medicine and it shouldn’t exist”

1 / 10
Sugar · Taken for less than 1 month March 4, 2020

“My doctor gave me tramadol after having 2 teeth extracted & it didn’t help one bit, it actually made my pain worse & made it throb harder than ever. It had the exact opposite effect on me & made me feel 100 times worse. No thank you! Doctors prescribe tramadol because they refuse to give out norcos that actually work! Get you to keep coming back, for “pain relievers” that don’t work, just to keep adding up that doctor bill! Can’t just prescribe norcos & save both people time & save the patient money from trying rubbish that just does NOT work!”

1 / 10
Anna · Taken for 2 to 5 years February 28, 2020

“Years ago this medicine worked. Now, pharmaceutical companies seem to be removing whatever ingredients that help the pain go away. If you want to feel any relief whatsoever, taking 2 is a joke. I feel weak, tired, depressed and like I have the flu. It is almost as if they are trying to get us to hate it. Not a surprise though.”

2 / 10
Prospero · Taken for 10 years or more February 16, 2020

“I was prescribed tramadol over 10 years ago for lower back pain, 50 mg 4X a day, with the information that it was 1) non-narcotic and 2) non-addictive. Online research has shown me that both these features were incorrect. I first tried it at bedtime, and was unable to sleep, so put it away for about a year. However, I later tried it to help with minor discomforts associated with exercise, and have found it quite effective for this, at a much lower dose, about 1/2 pill (25 mg) every hour or so. I exercise a lot, and have occasionally taken up to 200mg in a day, although the average is about 50mg. At this level, I have had no adverse side effects or dependency issues. I don't regard it as a heavy-duty pain killer, but for my purposes it has been a blessing.”

10 / 10
BigDonna · Taken for less than 1 month February 1, 2020

“This tramadol is THE WORST drug I have ever taken! Was given for hip pain and it sent me to the ER dangerously short of breath to the point of almost being intubated. I have COPD and Asthma. This is a very dangerous drug for people with these conditions. BTW it did nothing for my hip pain. DO NOT TAKE THIS DRUG!”

1 / 10
Anonymous January 27, 2020

“Works for pain but gives me the worst nausea ever worst feeling.”

Tph January 16, 2020

“Apparently up to 10% of the population has an enzyme..or lack of..that makes tramadol ineffective. No relief at all. Might as well take a M&M. Its addictive and habit forming so don't be fooled..that's why it's a controlled substance. It's all in how the dr prescribes it. Morphine is strong but at 100 mg dose but they also come in 10mg so that's a "low dose", it's all really how its dosed... Oxy down to hydrocodone. I read an article about a Harvard ED doc who said the best one was MSIR..morphine immediate release for even pain on a scale of 5 to 10. He will never use tramadol. And kids under 18 shouldn't even have it..that says something to me! I've seen 8 yr olds on Norco! Sorry all the bad people ruined it for the rest of us who need it for chronic pain or occasionally for acute pain.”

1 / 10
Rose · Taken for 2 to 5 years January 8, 2020

“I have been taking Tramadol since 4 years. Tramadol helps me a lot when it comes to my IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). Usually, I take just one or two before going out. I can swear this stops any and all bowel movements for the day within an hour or two of taking it. It helps a lot with my stomach pain (that is part of IBS flare ups). It also decreases my appetite a little but it’s important to eat so as not to feel nauseous. I feel like it can lower the vision power a little . Also, it brings about the feeling of euphoria and relaxation but I don’t find it all that addicting. I can stop if needed. It brings about feeling of optimism in you, which is wonderful. Not many docs will even prescribe them anymore. That’s sad. Just give us the freedom to make our own choices..”

10 / 10
Betrayed December 29, 2019

“Tramadol was prescribed by the orthopedic surgeon who fixed my knee in 2011. He guaranteed it would not cause constipation or addiction. While it was helpful for the surgical pain to some degree, it wasn't enough to allow me to complete physical therapy. It gave me abdominal pain and a permanent megacolon with constipation. It gave me headaches and increased my shoulder pain. Never lowered pain from arthritis/fibromalgia better than 9 down to 7. I quit that awful drug in 2014 on my own and the detox was horrific. ”

1 / 10
Me · Taken for less than 1 month December 21, 2019

Ultram (tramadol): “I was prescribed this medication from the ER doctor because I have a muscle in my neck/shoulder/ head that has been in a spasm for 4 years & occasionally it will flare up worse than normal to the point I can’t turn my head/neck or use my left arm. It has done absolutely nothing for the pain. I’ve found other narcotic pain relievers that do work much better than Tramadol.”

1 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months December 15, 2019

“Worse pain medicine ever. What a joke.”

1 / 10
Suffering December 9, 2019

“Was prescribed tramadol 50 mg took 2. 2 hours passed and still suffering. Drank plenty of water, ate an hour before. I have a lot of pain in different places. Daily, constant. 10 years worth. Tired of these doctors with these fake medicines. They don't care about our suffering, just money and liability. Over it...”

2 / 10
Steve · Taken for 2 to 5 years December 1, 2019

“I take one every night for shoulder pain. I tore both left and right rotator cuffs and had a replacement on the left which no longer hurts. The right shoulder still hurts mostly at night for some reason. It is something to do with the position but even doctors are not sure why. Tramadol relieves my pain but has none of the nasty side effects of hydrocodone or other opioids. No constipation, drowsiness, etc. I'd say it's a great drug. OH, and no trouble with addiction. I have stopped taking it for a day or two and there are no cravings or ANY of the other side”

10 / 10
Sweetbaby · Taken for 5 to 10 years November 16, 2019

“I asked my PA for something not addictive but I can take away the pain. I'm allergic to Codeine and can't take it. I cannot take to many pain pills it is just really bad for me and this Tramadol was a blessing to me. I have thinning bones and with Tramodol I can move around and walk. broken hip and knee cap broke.old arthritis is here. They took away from me...”

10 / 10
broken shoulder November 16, 2019

Ultram (tramadol): “This stuff is at best a little better than an 800 mg. ibuprofen tablet. I would call it a "placebo" that is now offered to patients instead of real medication for real pain management.”

1 / 10
Bevie November 12, 2019

“I take tramadol for arthritis in my left knee, and it does not relieve the pain as well as norco!!!!! And to everyone who has RLS try REQUIP!!!!!!! it is a life saver for me. My RLS was so severe that I was about to go out of my mind. I didn't have pain, just could not keep my legs still AT ALL. I was in the hospital recently with a severe headache ( I thought it was a TIA ), but it was not, but they wanted to admit me and do an MRI the next day, but I had RLS so badly and I could not get a Requip fast enough but every time I asked for it they would say the Dr. Hasn't ordered it yet and I was in such a state without it, too the point that I checked myself out of the hospital so I could come home and get relief with MY REQUIP. It was a horrible can bet that if I have to go back too the hospital I will take my REQIP with me!!!!!!”

3 / 10
Noodles · Taken for less than 1 month November 9, 2019

“Have been in extreme disabling pelvic pain. Took two 50 mg tramadol several times. Did nothing. Seeing pain management Dr. in ten days. Feel like dying. Has been four weeks now.”

1 / 10
Zin · Taken for 1 to 6 months October 25, 2019

“I was given tramadol for a neck injury. Did absolutely nothing for the pain. If I could give it a zero I would. I might as well have taken a gummy bear.”

1 / 10
Shingles October 19, 2019

“I was diagnosed with shingles. The pain is constant and relentless and runs from my back through the length of my right leg. I was given Tramadol for pain relief. I would have been better served being given a bag of M&M's. Tramadol has zero effect. Tylenol does indeed work better.”

1 / 10
Anonymous October 18, 2019

“I have been reading a lot of the reviews on here about Tramadol. What you have to remember is that every drug will react differently to different people. Personally I think Tramadol is a good drug for me as it help with pain and increases mood elevation. I don't take it everyday I take it as a when needed basically. Taken correctly and wisely then they can be a great benefit to people who are in pain. Googling something will always give you good and bad reviews on everything. If you need them and they work for you then take them. We all need a little something with general aches and pains as we get older and if they improve your quality of live, which in my case they do, then taken correctly they will do you no harm at all. Hope this will help some people”

9 / 10
Akcarrie · Taken for less than 1 month October 7, 2019

“This medicine tramadol in a horrible synthetic. I have never felt worse in my life. Yes it eased my pain but the side effect were textbook for me. Nauseous, dizzy, hallucinating, felt like I was in a gyroscope when I would close my eyes. Stomach cramps beyond belief. I am sweating a cervical reconstruction surgery and this medicine did not work for me. I would rather deal with the pain than the side effects.”

1 / 10
Rebecca · Taken for less than 1 month October 4, 2019

Ultram (tramadol): “Years ago I used Ultram for migraines and one day took more than 2 in a smaller period of time and had a seizure. Scariest thing ever, thankfully I had a great neurologist who knew it was this medication and I stopped immediately. Never had another, the medicine was decent though while I had taken it and it didn’t make me feel like I was taking a prescription pain reliever. ( if anything it has the feeling of too much caffeine) Just be careful on dosage.”

7 / 10
Beckster526 · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 20, 2019

“Fantastic for abdominal pain! Helped me after my E. coli illness. Doesn’t make you too drowsy either, but I did feel a little goofy on it.”

Lilia · Taken for 2 to 5 years September 9, 2019

“I have a rare pain disease. I’m on the highest dose of tramadol. I’ve been on this for more then five years. Since all narcotics have been used by druggies it makes it harder for people with diseases to get any help. I’m still in pain after taking it but it takes the edge off to where I can function. Which I’m happy about. They wanted to put me on fentanyl patches but my kind seem to die in their sleep on these. I’d rather live in pain and still be alive and have my wits about me..”

5 / 10
Ollie · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 25, 2019

“Just doesn't work”

1 / 10