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User Reviews for Ultram to treat Pain (Page 2)

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6.2/10 Average Rating
115 ratings from 121 user reviews

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Reviews for Ultram

Snort · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 24, 2012

“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.”

9 / 10
Anonymous August 24, 2012

“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.”

2 / 10
Anonymous April 9, 2012

“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.”

9 / 10
Anonymous April 1, 2012

“Good medicine, it gets rid of your pain without that drowsy sick feeling. ”

10 / 10
areleania February 24, 2012

“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.”

10 / 10
Anonymous February 14, 2012

“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.”

Colts Mom January 25, 2012

“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!”

10 / 10
Anonymous November 20, 2011

“Please be very aware of the side effects. I was taking this with no problem for about 6 months, then starting having mini blackouts (10-20 secs). Blacked out at the wheel and at work. Apparently this is called mircosleeps and is a possible side effect (under Somnolence). I also experience the CNS Stimulation side effects- mostly anxiety and euphoria. I have been off it for 6 months and no issues, but my doctors had no clue it was the medication, until I stopped taking it and the problems went away.”

2 / 10
mscynner October 25, 2011

“I suffer from degenerative disk disease and I've had surgery for this twice in my lifetime. I am only 43 and already on Disability. I have tried taking Ultram/Tramadol for my back pain and I feel absolutely NO relief when I take it. I even got brave and took 2 at a time for a day (my normal dose being 50mg every 8 hours). Still nothing. I've had at least three different doctors recommend or prescribe this to me over the last 4 years and have never once had it lower the pain in my back. I am glad to hear that it works for a lot of people, I just wish it would work for me.”

1 / 10
ladybug12 June 21, 2011

“Yes, I have experienced a side effect of Ultram which is preventing me from sleeping. It has 50 mg 1 or 2 tablets every six hours as need. I have tried them from my doctor and I have been up all night, I had a total left knee replacement revision on the 8th of June, 2011. I was told also to take 1 Ambien (10 mg) and 1 extra strength Tylenol at the same time. I did and all I did was cat nap and was always awake when the daylight came up. I need REST!”

3 / 10
baldstones June 16, 2011

“Doctor says he found some THC in my system. He took me off MsContin 60mg 3 x daily and put me on Ultram 50mg 2 x daily. I am so much in pain right now. This medicine does not help with my pain at all.”

2 / 10
Anonymous June 1, 2011

“It sometimes works when I take 50mg and sometimes I have to take 100mg. I am allergic to Tylenol and there are not many options. This medication makes me feel like I have a buzz and I can't drive when I take it. If I do drive I feel hot, heart starts racing and I almost black out. So I take it in the evening when I am home. I also itch all over. No rash or hives just itching. Sometimes it makes me sleepy and other times I can not sleep. To me as long as it helps I can deal with the itching and buzz feeling. ”

5 / 10
Anonymous February 25, 2011

“I took just one 50 mg tablet for shoulder and upper back pain in the evening. I woke up with a migraine type headache. I am not likely to take anymore. I had no problems with Darvocet, but they took this medication off the market.”

3 / 10
David3207 January 4, 2011

“Ultram-50 relieved my neck pain (arthritis) and made me much more alert by removing the fog of pain, instead of the "drowsy" side effect mentioned in the literature. However, when I was switched to generic Tramadol, I experienced severe itching all over. ”

10 / 10
sueimpe January 3, 2011

“No effect. I thought it must be a placebo. ”

1 / 10
Anonymous December 25, 2010

“I was prescribed tramadol for a severe sore throat. I couldn't eat anything or take my other medicines before taking it and was only able to drink enough to keep me hydrated. Although I have experienced headaches and nausea since taking it, I can at least eat soft foods and soup and take my other medications. The headaches and nausea aren't pleasant, but, after losing 6 lbs in 2 days because I couldn't eat, the benefits definitely outweighed the side effects.”

8 / 10
NonEntity November 12, 2010

“I had arthrodesis surgery to fix my crushed right thumb 08-03-2010, and have had severe pain in it ever since. The doc prescribed hydrocodone and oxycodone, which worked very well. So I would not become addicted to those, he switched me to tramadol, 50mg, 2 every 4 to 6 hours as needed. First time I took them, before bed, I had a terrible night. Normally, I'm a sound sleeper, but I tossed and turned and did not get a wink of sleep, which is not one of the published side effects. So, that first time was my last. Meanwhile, I'm in pain.”

1 / 10
SL in Mass October 12, 2010

“I was prescribed this medicine for moderate pain after surgery. My incisions bothered me, and I took 4 pills a day for the first 3 days, then usually 2 a day. However, the side effects: nausea, palpitations, dizziness, drowsiness AND sleeplessness, constipation and mental vagueness were really too unpleasant to be rid of minor pain, so after a week I stopped taking it. It is annoying that after stopping it, I suffered nausea, palpitations, and weakness/drowsiness after large meals--possibly due to withdrawal.”

3 / 10
ktg September 13, 2010

“I have arthritis in most joints and back and neck pain. I have used Tramadol for 2 years now. It was life changing in the way it relieved pain without nasty side effects of hydrocodone (I got very irritable when it wore off). Seems to be taking higher dosage for less relief but still would rather continue the tramadol and use something for breakthrough pain on physical work days. If you experience nausea try a lower dose and work up to more. Stick with it, the nausea went away for me. When I forget a day or so and go back to it I sometimes get nausea again.”

8 / 10
oxyaaron August 9, 2010

“Only helps slightly with my degenerative disease but works far better than Tylenol.”

6 / 10
Anonymous August 5, 2010

“Found Ultram to be the only medicine to help with my pain from Multiple Sclerosis. Let's me live a relatively normal, semi pain free life.”

Anonymous June 27, 2010

“No relief at all. No upset stomach or any other side effects.”

2 / 10
Anonymous June 27, 2010

“I take Ultram 100mg three times daily, it works most of the time. ”

7 / 10
Anonymous April 11, 2010

“Little if any pain relief. Stomach aches, headaches, and lethargic.”

1 / 10
freybaby April 6, 2010

“Well, very few side effects for me, but also very little pain relief. I've been prescribed this several times to treat my chronic pain symptoms as well as a couple of acute things (injuries). It was basically for the purpose of being able to function. ”

3 / 10