User Reviews for Ultram to treat Back Pain
Ultram has an average rating of 8.2 out of 10 from a total of 20 ratings for the treatment of Back Pain. 75% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 10% reported a negative effect.
“I took two tramadol and had the best night's sleep for longer than I can remember. I have chronic back pain I got from from when I was younger where I was in a tournament fight. I am 40 now with a kid and working 50 plus hours per week (mostly sitting down). I have taken everything and been in physical therapy and nothing seems to work. I hate being in a fog of the other narcotics. I want to enjoy my life and my family not be oblivious to it. This is amazing. I don't want side effects so I'll keep it to a minimum.”
“I have been on Ultram for a few years now I had a spinal fusion and they put me on Ultram 50 mg for pain every 4 hours and I must say it helps me tremendously! Even more then Percocet or Vicodin so I would highly recommend this medication for back pain.”
“Good at relieving pain for a short duration (4 hours at a time) with few side effects. I found that at 200mg/day my pain was cut in half and I had increased energy and a brighter mood. I have used this medicine for 4 years now and find that it is very effective for about four months.. and then effectiveness decreases. At that point, my doctor switches me to a narcotic for three to four weeks and then I can continue with the tramadol over again with a "reset" in the effectiveness factor. The strongest negative for me is getting off the tramadol... withdrawl effects include major mood swings, insomnia, and dizziness. But overall, it is quite effective and has very few bad effects for me while taking it.”
“I have had a degenerative disk for almost 10 years, and have taken Ultram for the past year and a half. For almost 8 years, due to no insurance, I took nothing and lived with the pain. No narcotic such as hydrocodone has ever touched the pain, but Ultram completely eradicates the pain! It helps my mood and I'm able to work long hours with no pain. As of July 1, 2014 it is a schedule 4 narcotic and now I'm unsure whether I'll be able to get the dosage I need.”
“I have found that this medication not only relieves my chronic pain but I am able to take it and still work- I could not do that with the standard narcotic pain relievers which are typically prescribed. Thanks to my doctor's recommendation of this medicine I am able to live a much less painful and much more fulfilling life.”
“After car accident, back surgery, I have failed back syndrome, severe sciatica, neuropathy soles of feet, meragia (thighs numbness or pain in the outer thigh due to pinched or compressed nerve), I have used Ultram since 1998. First I used it just when required and slowly increased to 2- 3 day and it gives me life. I can keep my pain level at an endurable level and still teach classes, volunteer with seniors, drive car unimpaired. It is important for me. NSAIDs ate my stomach lining away. Tylenol causes heart palpitations. Some patients need this med to keep doing things and not encumbered with horrible sciatica and chronic pain, debilitating neuropathy. No cure for these conditions so must treat!”
“I told my physician that I would no longer take Percocet for my chronic back pain. He suggested I try tramadol and assured me it is not a narcotic. I have been talking the tramadol now for a year and although it is no miracle drug it has managed my pain immensely. I can finally sleep at night and function normally. One down side to the drug for me is if I run out and the withdraw starts it is nasty. Be careful you stop the drug abruptly. Good health to all. Rob”
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“Around the same time this year I have had a baby and shoulder surgery for osteoarthritis. Hence, I suffered from both shoulder pain AND post-partum depression. Percocet didn't stop the pain and Zoloft made me feel worse. My doctor prescribed Ultram and it is now my miracle pill! It helps with both issues. It allows me to be a normal functioning mom. I love how it helps my mood and physical pain!”
“I have 4 herniated discs (C1/C2 & L4/L5), Fibromyalgia, and Migraine Headaches. I also have Atrial Tachycardia, which basically means that my heart beats at extremely fast irregular rates, and the surgery that fixes 95% of these cases won't work on me. My Doctor put me on Ultram 60mg 3 times daily and Morphine Sulphate Extended Release 50mg recently. I have to admit, at first I wasn't thrilled about the Ultrams. I'd taken them in lower doses before and told my wife I'd be better off on Tylenol. But I gave them a shot and to my surprise the pain relief was amazing! I love Ultram because I don't live in "FOG" all the time. I can drive, go to work, play with my Baby and spend time with my family. I would recommend Ultram!”
“I have osteoarthritis, bursitis in my shoulder, degenerative discs, and have had surgery for a herniated disc. I have been on hydrocodone and Percocet, but Ultram 100 mg by far does a better job keeping me comfortable and able to function without feeling cloudy.”
“I have a degenerated disc and arthritis in my back. At first the pain was intense and I couldn't sleep. My doctor prescribed Vicodin but that made me feel drunk and couldn't function. I take Ultram 50mgs every 4 hours. At first I took them only when I was in pain. But realized through articles that taking it when pain starts it's not as effective! I now sleep pretty good, before I couldn't sleep and I was like a zombie! Little side effects. After 4 hours I get a little air headed. Been on it about a month! Trying to determine if I as I have been taking it every 4hrs pain or not. I'm pleased that I have a lot less pain and can function!”
“Started taking for back pain took two doses and ended up in hospital with halucinations, dizziness, and feeling faint. Shortly after that my body started shaking uncontrollably from the inside making my legs feel like I had ran for days. ”
“I'm only 26 years old and have been suffering from chronic back pain for 6 years (due to a fall). I haven't gotten much help from all the doctors I've had. They all treated me like an addict because I'm so young. Anyway my new doctor has given 50mg of Ultram but only 15 day supply. I wish I could have it everyday but the risk of addiction is not worth it. I'm am super grateful I get 15 days of relief a month. It has helped me be my happy go lucky self. I recommend it.”
“I have been using Tramadol for back pain due to spinal fusion. I found that when I am on a higher dose, I feel OK but once I am under 200 mg a day, it doesn't work for me. Unfortunately, this medicine has to be weened from so I have to go through the lower dosages to be able to try another medicine.”
“I've been on tramidol for 5 years and I have 3 crushed vertebra' s and it works great when I comes to relaxing me enough to get out and do things I normally can't do without them....”
“Helps my mood also, makes me feel normal. ”
“It works better than any narcotic for my neck/back pain, without the side effects of narcotics, such as nausea and tiredness.”
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“Got me through weeks of heavy summer lifting at work. ”
“Only seems to last for 4 hours.”
“Didn't work for back pain.”
“My sister was prescribed this medicine and has become addicted to opioids. Tread very lightly if you plan to take this drug. I would advise not going near it. ”
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