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User Reviews for Ultram to treat Pain

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Ultram Rating Summary

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6.2/10 Average Rating
115 ratings from 121 user reviews

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Reviews for Ultram

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

“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
broken shoulder November 16, 2019

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

“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
Becky · Taken for less than 1 month June 20, 2019

“This Ultram medication is a joke. I was given this post op gallbladder removal and it was no better than Tylenol.”

1 / 10
Cookie361m · Taken for less than 1 month March 3, 2019

“I was given Tramadol for osteoarthritis and back pain from falling off a ladder. It didn’t work any better than Tylenol. I took it after a painful gynecological biopsy (they didn’t administer anesthetic.....). It didn’t work. My son was given Tramadol for joint pain and for Scoliosis. It didn’t work any better than Tylenol and he can’t have NSAIDS..... My mother was given Tramadol for pain. It never worked. She didn’t take any opioids on a regular basis either, so there goes the excuse of being hooked on any other opioid...... The stuff doesn’t work. An almost full prescription sits unused. Now that I know that it also affect Serotonin Receptors, I really won’t touch it. No wonder people get addicted. One might as well be on Antidepressants. No Bueno!”

3 / 10
Te · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 30, 2018

“For "me" Ultram/Tramadol has saved my back along with a muscle relaxater. I have whole spinal arthritis. I take as prescribed so I can stay on top of the pain. I'm going into my 2nd month and for "me" the two are a God send. Thank you.”

10 / 10
Winchester Jenn August 27, 2017

“I was prescribed this for a tooth infection. It did nothing to help elevate pain except when I added Tylenol and ibuprofen. I was also taking antibiotics at the time. Since I had to combine so many medications it would not be fair to discuss side effects. I hope this medicine works better for others.”

1 / 10
Ksattie · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 24, 2017

“Took severe pain away. Hand and neck arthritis. Take with 2 Tylenol or ibuprofen every other dose for best relief. Brand name ultram 50 mg every 5-6 hrs if needed. For me, took most pain away! Better than vicodin and not sure why but so happy I have it. Cons: occasional nausea and big time constipation-take with laxative or colace. I started pill slowly- two 25mg per day over period of a week and worked up to 50 3 x per day over 3 weeks.”

9 / 10
Crazylady308 · Taken for 1 to 6 months February 22, 2017

“This medicine did not touch my pain, and it gave me insomnia as well.”

2 / 10
Al Crapone · Taken for less than 1 month January 15, 2017

“This med works better than other pain meds. Knee pain was so bad from implants I was considering getting back on my crutches. No crutches needed and gained back a little energy.”

10 / 10
Raleighgk January 12, 2017

“I have taken Tramadol for year and have found it very helpful with my body pain especially my back pain. I usually have to take ONE 50 mg of the pill and that really helps. There are many days that I may NOT have to take it. I don't find it addicting at all. I take it only if I really need it. My prescription says to take it 4 times a day. I would never do that. It helps with only one. It can be constipating and that is why I only take one to give me a lot of relief. I take it now with a stool softener. I am sorry if people find it addictive but I don't feel that at all. Perhaps they are taking 4 a day. I do not plan on dropping this pill for my pain any time soon.”

10 / 10
Csyinde · Taken for less than 1 month January 1, 2017

“Dose not work only made me anxious and angry I wasted my money and my chance to not be in pain after surgery. Stop peddling this rubbish. All the Dr round here are prescribing it thanks to some pharmaceutical rep but you're ruining people's rights to quality of life. You know it does not work.”

1 / 10
Adelthea17 · Taken for less than 1 month March 1, 2016

“I was on this medication briefly for my arthritis pain. I would describe it as "many side effects, no good effects." It had the side effects generally associated with narcotics (sleepiness, dizziness, nausea), but it didn't help my pain at all.”

2 / 10
sparkanator January 19, 2016

“I have a degenerative disc disease in my neck & lower back. I have used ultram for a year. Usually 2 each 50mg. At bedtime . This med seems to work well for me so far.”

8 / 10
Major Fibro sufferer July 9, 2015

“I just started this med yesterday for osteoarthritis & fibromyalgia. After reading the other comments my experience is pretty normal. I'm itching like crazy, had a bad night-no rest, nausea & mild headache. With all those side effects, it appears to have knocked off the edge of the pain. I will continue using if for a few days if I can handle the itching. I want to give it some time because I cannot use narcotics. I end up in the hospital with dehydration from vomiting when I use any narcotics.”

7 / 10
Twerps · Taken for 5 to 10 years June 16, 2015

“I have been taking Ultram (brand) for 7 years for the management of chronic neuropathy pain in my arms, legs, hands, and feet, and I wouldn't change it for anything. Non-addictive, effective 90% of the time, it's a rare day when the pain exceeds the drug's ability to control it. Yes, there is some occasional residual background discomfort; with chronic pain that's to be expected. However, as long as I can function normally without a lot of adverse side effects and addiction, I'm a happy camper. Please note this is for the brand Ultram. I had serious issues with the generic (with the fillers, I think), and do not recommend generic at all.”

10 / 10
GA Girl August 22, 2014

“I received this medication through my PCP for horrendous arthritis pain. This medicine is a joke! Like taking baby aspirin!”

1 / 10
AffiliateIMemberdrug · Taken for 6 months to 1 year March 28, 2014

“I experience pain also. I rcashed riding my dirt bike last year but I survived. Tramadol saved me for those days of pain. ”

10 / 10
Joe Someboyd March 21, 2014

“Have periodic leg and foot pain due to being on them for 10+ a day. It works well but takes about 2 hours to kick in. Have used Lortab but feel crappy the next day”

8 / 10
nickyboo95 November 12, 2013

“It doesn't work that great for pain but it does wonders for restless leg syndrome and stuff similar to that”

7 / 10
ih8pain · Taken for 2 to 5 years October 25, 2013

“I have taken ultram for years on and off. I HATE was made only to take the edge off. I have fibrmyalgia,statica caused by Lipoma caused. By sitting on my static nerve, arthritis, .neuropathy,endometreosis. And bipolar disorder ultram almost. Caused me to commit suicide it reacted so bad with my Paxil for is the worst pain drug ever made.if it works for u great but it didn't work and created all sorts of problems. BEWARE! !!!!!”

1 / 10
MMG619 · Taken for less than 1 month July 27, 2013

“I was prescribed tramadol for chronic lower back pain, it makes me drowsy but the pain is still there. I can't really describe it, it's like a sensation of knowing the pain is there but not letting it affect you.”

6 / 10
AgentClear · Taken for less than 1 month March 31, 2013

“I had arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery Feb 25th 2013 and my surgeon prescribe me 10mg Vicodin 6 times per day. After 4 weeks and "wanting to get me off of narcotics" he changed my prescription to 50mg Tramadol 4 times day. Honestly I believe that I am now receiving 1/10 the relief from pain that the Vicodin were providing. ”

2 / 10
Bellybutton30 March 10, 2013

“Ultram is the only medication I can take for pain that doesn't make me sick. Lortab, Norco, etc. all make me sick at my stomach. Darvocet used to be what I preferred as it didn't make me feel sick, hate that it was taken off the market. But after hand surgery and being prescribed Ultram, it's nice to know there is a pain medication out there that works and doesn't make me throw up. Highly recommend.”

10 / 10
CarrieHC · Taken for 1 to 6 months December 31, 2012

“Personally the medicine worked well for chronic pleurisy pain (bad stabbing sensation in side with flu or pneumonia) but I had horrible side effects. Dazed constantly, hallucinations, cold sweats, nausea.”

3 / 10