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User Reviews for Ultram to treat Pain

Ultram has an average rating of 6.1 out of 10 from a total of 116 ratings for the treatment of Pain. 47% of those users who reviewed Ultram reported a positive effect, while 29% reported a negative effect.

Ultram Rating Summary

6.1/10 average rating

116 ratings from 119 user reviews.

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Reviews for Ultram

Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month November 21, 2020

“I was given Ultram after an eye surgery that repaired a blown out eye socket. Originally given Tylenol #3 but found I reacted to it with rash and severe itching. I only used two doses of the Ultram and experienced worse headache than not taking it. Its useless for post op pain. Doctors now days are careful (as they should be) when prescribing opiates, however, not all patients are seeking a high. It's frustrating to be put into a fishbowl with drug users. If a patient is seeking any kind of medication for a "high" then any class of opiates should not be prescribed. The possible side effects of Ultram in my opinion are scary just as the side effects of Norco and such. That's why you listen to your body and watch for any side effects. For those who are increasing the dose is stupid as well as dangerous. But if taken as directed, although like me after 2 doses I knew it was pointless , there shouldn't be any real problems.”

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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.”

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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.”

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rippmc November 27, 2007

“I recently started to take tramdol 50mg after taking 10/325 hydrocodone for years. I have chrnonic back pain and I thought only the hydrocodone could take care of it. Well, let me tell you, this tramadol is great! It works so much better than the hydrocodone, but without getting you all buzzed up. I thinks that it's great. I was so tired of being high all the time. It's given me my brain back.”

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Anonymous February 8, 2009

“I was prescribed Tramadol after a herniated disc in my lower back and 50mg gives me great pain relief for about 6 hours. If the pain is really bad then 100mg works wonders as well. I have not experienced any negative side effects. This medicine also puts me in a GREAT mood and helps with some symptoms of depression which makes it much easier to get through the day. I would recommend Tramadol to anyone experiencing pain.”

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leery May 13, 2008

“New reports are claiming Ultram to be highly addictive - the FDA must have decided that the drug works to well and it is too cheap so they put out these reports.I have never felt anything that would make me addicted except pain relief that enables me to perform my daily tasks. People need to speak up quickly. My Doctor has decided he wants me to try Elavil which caused rapid weight gain and Cymbalta or Celebrex (very expensive - hmmm!) which caused sexual dysfunction and I felt like a zombie.”

8 / 10
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finally May 14, 2008

“I have severe back pain and have been on everything. Nothing works better then Ultram. I still go to work and don't feel like I'm in a tunnel. I also have no problems with withdrawl symptoms, when I stop taking them.”

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Anonymous May 24, 2009

“I had a very serious seizure combining Ultram with Prozac, something which unfortunately many doctors are not aware of (like my brother, who is an ER doctor and disputed me that this was the cause until I steered him to the relevant literature, since I too am a scientist). However, I was also at fault for forgetting to tell my doctor that I was taking Prozac from my primary care doctor. I essentially was out for several minutes, severely bit my tongue, had a concussion from hitting the floor. I was very close to getting into the car to take my 5 year old to preschool. So please, please, be very very careful when mixing prescription medicines.”

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Anonymous June 4, 2009

“I have been using Ultram for about 2 months. I think this medicine works very well for pain, however the withdrawal side effects for me have been bad. If I stop taking this medicine for two days I experience cold sweats, hot flashes, can't sleep, my legs get restless at night. I find that I have to take the medicine without having pain, just to feel like my normal self again. The restless legs is probably the worst part of the withdrawal symptoms. It does however work fairly well for pain if taken regularly.”

9 / 10
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genius2k July 8, 2009

“I am 29 years old. I have fibromyalgia and hypermobility disorder. Without this drug I would be worthless. I used to be a grumpy person that could not accomplish anything without major difficulty. I have taken Ultram ER 300 for the last 3 years. I have never been without this medicine for more than 12 hours. I am now 3 days off this medicine because I ran out by accident. This has been the most miserable experience of my life. I am on the verge of getting written up at work. I can not focus. I feel horrible. I cant go to sleep at night and I cant wake up in the morning. This is truly miserable. I feel as if I am being hit by a truck several times a day.”

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Anonymous March 15, 2008

“I have been taking this medication for about two years. At first it completely killed the pain and then gradually i have built a tolerence to it. The days that it works and feel good it is awesome but other days i wish i had other options. I like the fact that it is non narcotic and seems not as habit forming.”

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Myalicethegoon March 27, 2008

“I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis, so am in fairly constant pain. Ultram has really been a lifesaver, allowing me to work and play. Headache is sometimes a problem, but I think almost always in combination with caffiene.”

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red baron November 25, 2008

“Contrary to what I've read on some forums this is NOT a strong NSAID. It is a pain medicine (read the insert). It works partially by working on the opiate receptors in the brain. You may a teeny tiny bit euphoric the first time. That said I found it very good for moderate to moderately severe spinal degeneration pain and have been prescribed this for a few years. I take it in addition to an NSAID, athritis strength Tylenol and muscle relaxants (as needed) but this was a Godsend for a long time. The limit is 400mg a day.”

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Rye 27 October 7, 2008

“I started taking Tramadol about 3 months ago for chronic pain in my knee, hips and especially my lower back due to over 26 years in the military. It allows me to be relativly free from pain and capable of doing things around my yard. I have expienced no side effects. If I stop taking it for a couple of days the pain returns. Before taking tramadol I was limited to 15 to 30 minutes of work and then I would be done for a couple of days to recuperate. ”

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Anonymous May 8, 2008

“I have been using this for almost a year now for peripheral neuropathy pain. This along with Lyrica and Pamalor have finally made it possible to live with somewhat normal levels of pain. Don't want to be without it.”

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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.”

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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.”

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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. ”

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Anonymous May 19, 2008

“My neck joints were was injured in a car crash 5 yrs ago causing chronic pain. After 15 months of misery and narcotic pain relievers, my doctor prescribed Ultram. It helps makes my life bearable with NO side effects. Surprised to read other user say "most" get feelings of euphoria as that has never happened to me or anyone in my pain support group.”

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Jillo June 30, 2008

“Very few side effects. A little fatigue now and then, but you get that with Fibromyalgia anyway. It has greatly improved my quality of life and attitude towards life in general. I'm a much happier person having limited pain now.”

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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
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Anonymous June 17, 2008

“I've recently gone off Lortab and have started taking Ultram. Initially I was worried about the side affects and with Lortab withdrawl (I have bursitis and a frozen shoulder). Well this medicine works far better for my shoulder and back and over all pain, everyone can tell the diffence in me. I too can't be without it. They are now talking about surgery next month. So we will see.”

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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.”

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young old man April 28, 2009

“I have been on Ultram for 8 years and has made my life bearable. I have many spinal problems. Anklosing spondylitis, slipped discs, bambooing vertebra, degeneration. Been through eight surgeons no one could do anything practical but exploratory butchering. They were honest not wanting to play with it. This drug has been a life saver for me. No side effects. Even helps with tooth pain. I only need 1-2 per day and only use as a cushion not using everyday and only if I have an active day. No withdrawals at all.”

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

“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! !!!!!”

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gpa May 29, 2008

“Ultram has worked significantly for me to relieve extreme post (2yrs) shoulder surgery. I have received excellent return of motion but continue to have 24/7 pain. Over the counter medicines have not worked. Ultram has given a relief that allows up to eight hours of pain free sleep. I use 100mg each evening at bedtime.”

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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.”

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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.”

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