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Reviews for Tramadol to treat Restless Legs Syndrome
"I have been taking tramadol 50mg, and 300mg ER for approximately three years for extreme RLS. I am at the maximum daily dose of 400mg. Over the past several months, I have been experiencing some daytime, and nighttime symptoms of RLS. I have had the symptoms of RLS for approximately 40 years. Both parents had RLS although neither were ever officially diagnosed. I have been medicated for my RLS symptoms for approximately 20 years. I have been prescribed everything imaginable during that timeframe, and always end up with the same results of augmentation. I am so sick of this! There is no quality of life when your symptoms begin to augment. You can't ride in a car, plane, train, or do anything that confines your movement!"
moosepass (taken for 2 to 5 years) June 26, 2017
4 users found this comment helpful.
"I have been on it for years for my Peripheral Neuropathy/Restless Legs . The Tramadol manufactured in Asia is mostly junk. My Dr recommended a pharmacy that orders a name brand generic form that works good for me. They are round tablets, the capsule shaped are not as good. The cheap stuff makes me agitated and restless. I take two 50mg tablets at bedtime (100mg). It gets rid of my nerve pain caused by type II diabetes. My wife says I don't kick her any more at night. I wake up feeling euphoric and ready to take on the day. It is frequently prescribed off-label as an anti-depressant. No it does not work good on back or muscle pain. Take Ibuprofen for that. Motrin 800 works good for back pain. You can take the two drugs together."
NomanII June 17, 2017
3 users found this comment helpful.
"I take 50 mgs of Tramadol for moderate pain, as needed. I took 1 pill at 1pm, and not felt the need to follow up yet @8:20 pm. I just had a procedure done for a prostate issue I have had for about 12 years. I am 71 years old. This aggravating condition did not quality for a relatively new procedure called the "UroLift System." The discomfort has not improved too much with medications like Finasteride, and Tamsulosin. The profile of my condition called for the Greenlight Laser Therapy."
Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) May 12, 2017
1 users found this comment helpful.
"After 20 yrs of ...lotions , showers , walks , yoga, vitamins, etc . I finally found a medication that completely works on my restless leg . I started taking tramodol for my pain in my elbow but the wonderful side effect was NO PAIN AND NO SYMPTOMS of my restless leg ..."
RobinSwits May 1, 2017
10 users found this comment helpful.
"I take 100mg every night and it works for me!!"
Steve Zodiac April 21, 2017
6 users found this comment helpful.
"I too suffer from this horrible condition, and it is extremely frustrating that Tramidol has fallen under as a control substance. I have been taking it for some years now and it's what works for me. Now its gotten more difficult to get the doc to refill with out being stereotyped as a junkie. I put in for my refill a day or two before running out and it's a battle to get it on time.There for I suffer many restless night with my RLS before it gets refilled. It's frustrating no doubt!!! And angering for sure!!!!! I too wouldn't trade one dose for all the others in the world!! It truly is God sent....."
Nubs April 7, 2017
19 users found this comment helpful.
"I have had severe RLS for 20+ years and it is absolutely a miserable way to live. Not only is it miserable for the person suffering, it is miserable for any spouse / significant other that you may sleep next to. 11 years ago I was trying to fall asleep, moving and stretching my legs constantly (to no avail, of course) and my husband threw himself in my face screaming "STOP MOVING YOUR LEGS!!!" That was when I knew I needed to find something that would help -- after trying several different things - all unsuccessful - I tried tramadol. It has saved my marriage, it has saved my sanity, and because of those 2 things it has most likely saved my life. For me, tramadol WORKS for RLS."
RLS Sufferer (taken for 10 years or more) February 9, 2017
30 users found this comment helpful.
"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!"
Lorenann (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 1, 2017
5 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
GatorQ (taken for 5 to 10 years) December 26, 2016
29 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
ccfishfin (taken for 10 years or more) December 15, 2016
10 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years) December 12, 2016
12 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
Harold G (taken for 10 years or more) December 3, 2016
23 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
Mrs. Brown December 2, 2016
10 users found this comment helpful.
"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)."
Tuff luck charlie November 25, 2016
18 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
armyengwife (taken for 2 to 5 years) September 27, 2016
11 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
DAB1961 September 10, 2016
16 users found this comment helpful.
"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!"
Virginia. (taken for 5 to 10 years) August 26, 2016
20 users found this comment helpful.
"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
24 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
Hawes July 11, 2016
39 users found this comment helpful.
"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!"
orioncmrsf1 (taken for 2 to 5 years) June 27, 2016
22 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
RLS sufferer. June 22, 2016
11 users found this comment helpful.
"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"
Macsi (taken for less than 1 month) May 13, 2016
22 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
Hassan fylli April 9, 2016
13 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
MJ Dallas April 8, 2016
14 users found this comment helpful.
"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"
Redrosenat (taken for 5 to 10 years) March 22, 2016
17 users found this comment helpful.
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