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8.5/10 Average Rating

77 Ratings with 72 User Reviews

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Reviews for Tramadol to treat Restless Legs Syndrome

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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."

   
9.0

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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"I have dealt with RLS for a number of years. I suffer from insomnia but I would take melatonin, Lunestra, Ambien and they did nothing but aggravate my RLS worse. Nothing like being tired AND agitated because of the constant need to move my legs. I had to have a hysterectomy in April and they sent me home with Tramadol after a week I noticed I had not had an RLS episode for the entire week. I didn't take it one night because I wasn't having any pain from surgery...RLS kicked in. Realized the Tramadol was keeping the RLS at bay. If I don't take it before the RLS kicks in, it's not quite as effective."

   
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lonestargroomer (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 2, 2015

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"I've experienced Restless Legs on and off since I was a child. I remember my legs aching very badly and feeling like I constantly had to shake and move them around. This used to only happen when I was extremely tired. But over the years it has gotten worse. My doctor started me off on a low dose of Tramadol (50mg 2x a day). 50mg didn't really help so now I take 100mg anywhere from 2-4 times a day and it completely gets rid of my restless legs. I can sleep for more than 2 hours and I can actually get comfortable, fall asleep and stay asleep. I would rather use this medication the rest of my life (I am 35) than ever have to deal with restless legs again."

   
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Jenn Ivan May 19, 2015

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"I have been on Tramadol 50mg for a number of years due to RLS, I take two at night only. It now is a controlled drug, to which only half the amount is prescribed."

   
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Denny29 May 3, 2015

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"I have 3 herniated discs in my lumbar spine with lower back pain and sciatica. I am currently taking Percocet and Zanaflex for this condition. But recently I've been having terrible bouts of Restless Leg Syndrome. My doctor has prescribed me Tramadol and it helps a great deal. My legs no longer feel heavy/achy and like I constantly need to move them. I've been taking 100mg of Tramadol every 8 hours. It works for about 6 hours and then I start feeling uncomfortable but it has definitely been a great help. I would recommend this to anyone suffering from Restless Legs Syndrome. This medicine will help ease your leg discomfort and let you get some sleep."

   
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Bridgette Leigh Zieyold March 10, 2015

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"I used to suffer from terrible restless legs syndrome, with countless sleepless nights. My doctor and I tried all sorts of medicine, from Sifrol/parkinson's medication, to valium, but none were very effective and/or had way too many side effects. Then I started taking 100mg Tramadol and I haven't looked back since. I sleep well each and every night, wake up refreshed and my restless legs syndrome is totally eliminated. I'm not having any side effects either. This is a wonder drug for people with RLS. It really gives you your life back!"

   
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Viking82 (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 11, 2015

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"I have had restless leg for quite a few years and was on on Oxycodone for pain and noticed it helped the restless leg at night, but a friend had me try tramadol and worked well, told my doctor and now I take it at night 100 to 150 mg."

   
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gossmer (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 2, 2015

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"I've suffered restless legs syndrome since 2nd grade. It is a miserable affliction. I am now 51 and I experience it in my legs, arms and back as restlessness and pain starting after 7pm. Initially was on ropinirole, pramipexole for a few years. Those pills made me feel sleepy until 3 am at which time I'd wake up. A sleep specialist now has me on 1200mg of gabapentin and 50mg tramadol. For me, this combination works great. It relieves 100% of the restlessness and 90% of the pain and other uncomfortable sensations. I've been able to fall asleep with this medicine combination. Glad it's available!"

   
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Guido64 December 21, 2014

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