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84 Ratings with 79 User Reviews

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Reviews for Tramadol to treat Restless Legs Syndrome

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"Ohhh, don't take Effexor (Venlafaxine) and Tramadol on the same day! My Doc said not to, but Tram helps me sleep deeply so now and then I do. Well, last night, if those odd muscle jerks and repeated shakes/moves weren't minor seizures than I have no other explanation!"

   
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Lorenann (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 1, 2017

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"I have been taking Tramadol 50mg 2 three times daily for well over 5 years now for RLS. I did numerous sleep studys with a Neurologist who prescribed the combination of Tramadol and Topamax for RLS with Sciatica. It has been an absolute life saver. Like so many other sufferers, had he not come up with this I may have gone crazy it was that bad. I even suffered during the day while trying to sit at a desk it was impossible. Recently since it has become a controlled medication I get the same reactions from any docs not my regular ones. They treat you sub human like you are a pill junkie, even when you are taking exactly as prescribed. I have tried to stop taking before but the symptoms of RLS immediately return and I cannot handle the RLS."

   
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GatorQ (taken for 5 to 10 years) December 26, 2016

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"I have severe RLS. I tried requip, mirapex, neurontin, lyrica... Like many others who have posted, I had a pinched nerve in my spine (upper back, near my neck) and was prescribed Tramadol. It greatly improved my RLS !! It truly was a God-send !! I do have to take 100mg three times a day. And, if I take it too late, I do have to wait for an hour or so for the symptoms to finally diminish. Also, I have some daytime sleepiness, sluggishness. And now that my pinched nerve has become inflamed again, I have severe RLS even while taking the Tramadol. I am hoping that after having a spinal injection for inflamation, my symptoms will improve once again. Until then, here I am, up with the rest of you, enduring this aggravating condition."

   
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ccfishfin (taken for 10 years or more) December 15, 2016

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"I suffer from RLS symptoms that start in the evening when I get off work. As long as I take the tramadol as soon as I get off work before symptoms begin, it works fantastic."

   
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Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years) December 12, 2016

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"My life changed because of this medication 15 years ago but after 18 months of use my doctor at the time wouldn't give it to me anymore because he said it wasn't approved for rls and he wasn't gonna take chance of being sanctioned by medical board despite knowing how much I needed it.For next 15 years I obtained tramadol by other means but I now know it's approved for restless legs.The reason I tell this story is because I become victim to pain meds stereotype and I hope that know one ever has to go thru what I did for so long.I would not trade one dose of tramadol for all the pain pills in the world.For all who deal with this miserable miserable condition just know your not alone."

   
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Harold G (taken for 10 years or more) December 3, 2016

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"Hi, I'm writing my experience and reviews to help someone out there who is suffering from RLS. When I was a teenager I knew something was wrong with my legs because I would get up in the middle of the night and do excercises until the feelings in my legs went away..my legs bothered me until I graduated from high school. When I was diagnosed with chron's Diease I was put on a medication called Simzia Shots. I took that medicine for about a year and was immediately token off it because of the side effects. This medicine damaged some of the nerves in my brain. The nerves that was damaged triggered to my legs and my symptoms returned. I suffered for about 3 months until I just couldn't take it any more. I'm on Tramadol and it works miracles."

   
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Mrs. Brown December 2, 2016

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"I was originally prescribed tramadol more than 20 years ago. I have a severe case of RLS that affects my legs, arms, and torso. Anytime I am at rest no matter what time of the day I begin to look like a fish out of water flopping all over the place and the sensation is unbearable. I have had RLS since childhood and has steadily gotten significantly worse over the years. If I didn%u2019t have Tramadol to take care of RLS I would probably jump off a bridge or shoot myself, IT IS THAT BAD WITH ME. I am always at the mercy of my Dr. for a script now that it has been re-classified with the FDA and is now listed as a controlled substance (thanks to those who abuse medications)."

   
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Tuff luck charlie November 25, 2016

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"I was prescribed this for disc pain and spinal stenosis. I realized it helps my RLS. I usually only take for back pain 2-3 mornings a week. If I have a pain free week my RLS flairs up and I take one and in 30 minutes I'm good. I DO NOT have to take 2-3 times a day every day. I have had RLS for 30 years and only found relief once I hurt back 4 yrs ago."

   
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armyengwife (taken for 2 to 5 years) September 27, 2016

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"I am taking 450 mg of Tramadol per day 250 in the morning and 200 in the evening it's works most of the time on a crumbling spine but I have stopped getting RLS I have been on them for about 15 years now sometimes they don't touch the lower back pain."

   
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DAB1961 September 10, 2016

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"Was given Tramadol for back pain and stiffness, then realized it helped my RLS. Now my doctor wants me off of it because she said that it is not known to treat RLS. I was taking two tablets in the evening. Now she has me trying Ropinirole HCL. I am recovering from a hip replacement and doing so well until my doctor took me off the Tramadol, now I am exhausted and feel like I am not progressing with recovery. Don't want to go anywhere or do anything. If I was taking 200 tablets a week, I could understand their concern, but I am taking 14 tablets a week. After reading everyone's comments, I plan on talking to my doctor to inform her that there are people using Tramadol with success. Maybe there is hope!"

   
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Virginia. (taken for 5 to 10 years) August 26, 2016

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"I have severe restless legs-have had since I was a kid. I used to just be very restless and just couldn't keep legs still, but now decades later, I also have lots of pain in legs along with the horrible restlessness. Anyway, I've tried benzos, anti-depressants, sleeping pills, Requip, Horizant, Nuerotin, and many natural remedies in the form of creams and supplements. The ONLY thing that has worked for me is Tramadol. I only take 50mg 30 min before bed and it gets rid of both pain and restlessness. I've read all the negative stuff regarding Tramadol but feel that at this low does it's worth sleeping at night. I have also recently looked into a vibrating pad called "Relaxis"- is expensive and need a prescription to get this."

jjyankee (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 9, 2016

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"Had restless legs for many years also had sciatica and was prescribed Tramadol and found that it worked wonders for RLS but doctor will not prescribe me Tramadol anymore as it's become a controlled drug now I have to take Ropinirole and the side effects are awful all they do is make me vomit all night. Suffering BIG time because I not allowed Tramadol anymore which worked perfectly without any side-effects. There needs to be ALOT of reviewing about RLS because it ruins lives. Tramadol should be prescribed for RLS no matter what."

   
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Hawes July 11, 2016

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"I've been taking just 50mg of Tramadol for the past 4 to 5 years. I have what I consider to be pretty severe RLS, having had it since I was first made to sit in a school room all day. It's getting worse as I get older, 2 brothers and mother also suffer from it, all of us for over 50 years. I'm trying to do the least amount possible and still have it be effective.Mid-afternoon is when I first feel it in my legs and sometimes elbows. That's when I take 1/2 of the 50 mg of tramadol and an hour before bed, I take the other 1/2 along with 1requip (ropinirole) 1mg, and renatidine (antacid) to block the resulting acid reflux. This pretty much works for me but it makes me tired, though not as tired as not sleeping!"

   
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orioncmrsf1 (taken for 2 to 5 years) June 27, 2016

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"tramadol never worked for me and i have severe RLS. i have had RLS since i was 8 years of age and now am 36. I do have a high tolerance to many medications or they are only effective for a short period of time before i need an increase of dose. However i never found tramadol at any dose to help."

   
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RLS sufferer. June 22, 2016

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"I am 25 and stuggle with RLS it is horrible! I'm always tired barely sleep and am down alot due to lack of sleep. When I finish work I can't relax or unwind. I have tried everything! Tramadol are the ONLY thing that work for hours (A bath can last about 20 mins) They relax me and after about half an hour or so I dont have that horrible feeling in my legs. If you have RLS try this it works wonders for me"

   
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Macsi (taken for less than 1 month) May 13, 2016

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"I have RLS and my legs really hurts at night, even at days but not as much. my wifes mother Gave me a Tramadol that she use fore her back pain, i sleep like a baby, i fall a sleep really Quick and have a really nice sleep, when i dont take it i cant sleep at night. 100mg to 200mg will do it."

   
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Hassan fylli April 9, 2016

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"Sleep deprivation from RLS was becoming unbearable. One 100mg Transform 2-3 hours before bed and I slept like a baby for 4 months. Now my bigger concern us am I hooked on this? I stopped cold turkey a week ago and it's finally out of my system but the withdrawal symptoms were horrible at night. Now I am back to sleepless nights and sluggish days. I would get back on it in a heartbeat so I could sleep but am going to ask my doctor about non opioid first."

   
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MJ Dallas April 8, 2016

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"I also had suffered as a child with the leg movement ,also was told growing pains,and as an adult as I still had it I would pour alcohol on it an take Tylenol an in 20 minutes it was gone,an didn't come back for a few days,as I got older this has gotten so much worse ,an if you ever need a Benadryl pill lord help you cause it intenseifies the problem ten fold the tramadol helps a lot two pills a night use to be three, but now I'm on buspirone for serotonin levels, an read that tramadol raises the seratonin,that's why I take only two now but it still works good to control the rls"

   
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Redrosenat (taken for 5 to 10 years) March 22, 2016

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"I wanted to post a little more information on Tramadol for RLS because people here are having a lot of questions/concerns. 50mg of Tramadol once or twice a day is not going to greatly improve your RLS. For restless legs, this medication needs to be taken in doses of at least 100mg and for it to completely get rid of the restlessness, it needs to be taken 2-4 times a day. And while other opiates like Oxycodone or Hydrocodone start working right away, Tramadol can take up to 1-2 hours to feel the full effect. So your last dose should be taken a hour or 2 before bedtime. Tramadol does nothing for pain but for RLS, it is a God send. The max dose is 400mg in 24 hours with no more than 100-150mg taken at once."

   
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Jenn Ivan (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 20, 2016

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"I've RLS for more than a decade. Its hereditary. My respected mother also suffered from it. From last one year it became too intensive to sleep. Requip and other drugs for RLS my neurologist gave didn't work on me. My orthopedic gave me Tramadol for lower backache. SURPRISE!! My legs stopped jumping that night. Since then I'm on it. Unfortunately it doesn't cure it so I've to take it one pill 50mg every night. Dr said Tramadol is habit forming so Now I'm trying alternative medicine like homeopathy and Ayurved. Let's see. Meanwhile thanks to Tramadol that's letting me sleep."

   
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Shudh December 21, 2015

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"I have had RLS since I was a child,they didnt know what it was then and called it "growing pains".I would cry when it rained or was cold, my legs would hurt so bad. Then 15 years ago, as an adult I was given ultram for a neck injury[three ruptured discs] and my RLS just vanished.I couldnt believe it!At first I kept waiting for it to come back, but it didnt. Now I take tramadol 100 mg three times a day,for nerve pain and RLS and it completely controls the symptoms without obnoxious side effects[like nausea vomiting insomnia and sinusitis from requip, loss of cooridination and falling from gabapentin,headaches, blurred vision, nausea and flank pain from lyrica-ugh those drugs were awful!] I sleep well now and feel rested."

   
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Mungo Jerrie October 26, 2015

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"Tramadol works. Period."

   
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FORMER sufferer September 30, 2015

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"If I could give it a negative 10, I would. I took a 50mg pill about 1 1/2 hours ago and still NOT WORKING. I can't have another one for 8 hours, and I am afraid to take anything else at this time. I am calling doc tomorrow for something else."

   
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korpuskristi (taken for less than 1 month) September 25, 2015

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"I recently started taking 50mg of Tramadol at night for severe Rls. I have been reading the horror stories associated with Requip as well as tramadol. I am hoping that 350mg of Tramadol over the course of a week will be too small of an amount to develop a dependence on but who knows! Has anyone else been able to find relief for Rls by taking a small dose of tramadol?"

sahbeedee (taken for less than 1 month) September 7, 2015

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"Had increasing bad RLS experiences before I knew they were RLS, so I just suffered through them. Then was given tramadol for pain for shoulder injury, and noticed leg problems stopped. When I stopped tramadol for pain, the RLS returned. That was 8 years ago, and I have been taking it for my RLS ever since and it's a lifesaver. It never fails to make the symptoms stop or appear in the first place. Tramadol has worked great for me for RLS."

   
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Mike4733 September 1, 2015

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