User Reviews for Ultram
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Reviews for Ultram to treat Pain
"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."
Ksattie (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 24, 2017
23 users found this comment helpful.
"This medicine did not touch my pain, and it gave me insomnia as well."
Crazylady308 (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 22, 2017
14 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
Al Crapone (taken for less than 1 month) January 15, 2017
29 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
Raleighgk January 12, 2017
30 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
Csyinde (taken for less than 1 month) January 1, 2017
28 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
Adelthea17 (taken for less than 1 month) March 1, 2016
18 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
sparkanator January 19, 2016
34 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
Major Fibro sufferer July 9, 2015
32 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
Twerps (taken for 5 to 10 years) June 16, 2015
71 users found this comment helpful.
"I received this medication through my PCP for horrendous arthritis pain. This medicine is a joke! Like taking baby aspirin!"
GA Girl August 22, 2014
72 users found this comment helpful.
"I experience pain also. I rcashed riding my dirt bike last year but I survived. Tramadol saved me for those days of pain. "
AffiliateIMemberdrug (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 28, 2014
49 users found this comment helpful.
"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"
Joe Someboyd March 21, 2014
42 users found this comment helpful.
"It doesn't work that great for pain but it does wonders for restless leg syndrome and stuff similar to that"
nickyboo95 November 12, 2013
48 users found this comment helpful.
"I have taken ultram for years on and off. I HATE IT.it 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 bipolar.it 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! !!!!!"
ih8pain (taken for 2 to 5 years) October 25, 2013
62 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
MMG619 (taken for less than 1 month) July 27, 2013
60 users found this comment helpful.
"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. "
AgentClear (taken for less than 1 month) March 31, 2013
87 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
Bellybutton30 March 10, 2013
99 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
CarrieHC (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 31, 2012
41 users found this comment helpful.
"I fell at work on my knees and have had severe pain ever since. I have been using 50 mg Ultram (Tramadol) for about 3 months and I can honestly say that I am able to function at work and during my daily life. I have been on hydrocodone and Lortab and both of these medicines make me sleepy and just out of it all day. Ultram helps me quite well but after 5-6 hours I am ready to take another one. Dosage is 3 times per day/every 6-8 hours. My family is happy and so am I. I would recommend this medicine, it truly works."
Snort (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 24, 2012
57 users found this comment helpful.
"I have degenerative disc disease from my neck down and chronic daily headaches. I have been put on this several times over the past 4 years but even taking 100mg 4 times a day it did not help."
Anonymous August 24, 2012
26 users found this comment helpful.
"With Tylenol and Neurontin every 8 hours plus daily Cymbalta it works for fibromyalgia. Remove the Ultram/Tramadol and it doesn't. Ultram alone didn't do the trick, but it is the needed pill for this to work. From number 5 pain to zero/1 on a 10 scale."
Anonymous April 9, 2012
22 users found this comment helpful.
"Good medicine, it gets rid of your pain without that drowsy sick feeling. "
Anonymous April 1, 2012
24 users found this comment helpful.
"I have severe scar tissue and adhesions from mutiple surgeries and the pain was intense it is in my pelvic area. I fill like I'm having a bad cycle every day and walking intensifies the pain this is a every day feeling. My doctor tried me on Ultram and it has been a God send. I take it three times a day. Without it it would be hard to walk so I give it a 10 thank you."
areleania February 24, 2012
35 users found this comment helpful.
"I take Tramadol 50 mg and Lyrica for my Fibromyalgia. These have given me back my ability to function. I still get tired and have less strength in my body, but I wouldn't be without the Tramadol for even a day."
Anonymous February 14, 2012
28 users found this comment helpful.
"50 mg (2 every 6 hrs) has worked wonders on my pain. I have a small cerebral aneurysm (too small for surgery yet) that causes me to have a terrible ongoing headache (for almost 3 yrs now). If taken consistently, it keeps my pain very manageable. I weaned myself off of antidepressents when I was in my 20's (I'm now 37) but depression crept back up on me. When I started taking Ultram, the depression symptoms WENT AWAY. I do have TERRIBLE withdrawals though. Otherwise, its been a lifesaver for me! Thumbs up!"
Colts Mom January 25, 2012
36 users found this comment helpful.
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