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Back Pain 19 reviews 178 medications
   
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Pain 114 reviews 1123 medications
   
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Chronic Pain 25 reviews 113 medications
   
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Summary of Ultram reviews 158 reviews 6.1

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For 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."

   
9.0

Ksattie (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 24, 2017

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For Pain "This medicine did not touch my pain, and it gave me insomnia as well."

   
2.0

Crazylady308 (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 22, 2017

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For Chronic Pain "I've been living with chronic pain now for over 5 yrs due 2 DJD, Rhuematoid Arthritis, 5 Herniated Discs in my neck, 2 in my Lumbar Spine. I started seeing a Pain Management Neurologist and between Trigger point injections, Prednisone as needed, Tramadol 200mg-400mg a day if needed I was finally able to function again. There wasn't any side effects that occurred while I took it and I found this medication extremely effective. It never removed my pain completely but did allow me to function again. As anyone w/chronic conditions we must learn to live with some pain. There's no natural or man made Opiate in Tramodol but it works similarly as a drug that contains an Opiate. I was on this drug on/off for almost 3 yrs and no addiction issues."

   
9.0

aMgar (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 5, 2017

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For Pain "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

Al Crapone (taken for less than 1 month) January 15, 2017

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For Pain "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

Raleighgk January 12, 2017

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For Pain "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."

   
1.0

Csyinde (taken for less than 1 month) January 1, 2017

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For Chronic Pain "After taking 15 mg oxycodone for 3 months for my back pain, Dr. decided to put me on 100 mg of tramodol every 6-8 hours as needed. After taking this medicine for only a week, I find it does Nothing for my pain, not even a little. I find taking this medicine for pain is a waste of money as well as whatever it does to your liver. Whoever approved this drug for pain, has never had to take it for pain. Absolutely worthless."

   
1.0

gkk777 (taken for less than 1 month) December 28, 2016

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For Chronic Pain "In 1986, I had Intramedullary rods inserted in my RT femur and LT Humerus, and require internal, and external fixation to stabilize my horribly fractured pelvic. Since then, I have resisted, for the most part, narcotics. In early September I was prescribed Ultram. Not too good..."

   
4.0

eaagle December 21, 2016

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For Chronic Pain "I have back pain every day of my life. My doctor prescribed Ultram. I took it for a few weeks and the pain never subsided at all. This drug is as useful as screen windows in a submarine. And. . .After I stopped taking it I had bad withdrawals!! Do not take this drug!!!!!"

   
1.0

EvanR. (taken for less than 1 month) August 29, 2016

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For Chronic Pain "I took this drug for approximately 2 months and while it helped a bit during the day, the multitude of side effects were much worse! My skin itched so bad I felt like I had bugs, and my joint pain was horrible. I have two herniated discs and I'm in constant pain, but this was definitely not the pain medication for me."

   
5.0

stlrgurl63 (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 11, 2016

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For Pain "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."

   
2.0

Adelthea17 (taken for less than 1 month) March 1, 2016

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For Back Pain "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"

   
10

Roalbo10 (taken for 1 to 2 years) February 5, 2016

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For Pain "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."

   
8.0

sparkanator January 19, 2016

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For Chronic Pain "This medication is about as strong as aspirin or ibuprofen. If you take them longer than a few weeks you will also end up with withdrawal worse than any other narcotic pain reliever. It can make you sick to your stomach and if your prescribed too much it can cause severe seizures. If you've never been on any other opiate pain relievers it may work for a bit but I'd use extreme caution in doing so."

   
1.0

justme4631 December 31, 2015

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For Chronic Pain "Very little effect on pain. Have not experienced any negative side effects. This medicine may work for others, but not me."

   
3.0

Mark D (taken for less than 1 month) December 20, 2015

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For Chronic Pain "I have chronic back pain. I have degenerative disc disease and spinal stenosis. The pain is unbearable at times. My doctor prescribed tramadol for me. It has been a life saver for me. This drug has given my life back. It takes my pain away for a few hours so I can do some house cleaning. It is amazing. Please always follow your doctor's directions when taking this drug."

   
9.0

daveyjoe (taken for 1 to 2 years) November 1, 2015

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For Chronic Pain "It's a great alternative for people with stomach issues as it causes no GI upset. You do have to eat, it can make you nauseous if you don't, but I can't tolerate anti depressant or strong opiates, so this does the trick for moderate chronic pain. Not a good choice for severe pain or post surgery."

   
8.0

Aarcuri September 10, 2015

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For Chronic Pain "This did not do anything helpful for me. I tried it for 2 weeks as an opiate substitute after intermedulliary nailing. (This surgery always has a Very painful and long recovery) I was given this by my surgeon because it was supposed to be less addictive. After two weeks I decided to taper off it. This produced HORRID withdrawals. They were far different and more severe than stopping the opioids which I was over in one day. Don't take this med! If a dr tells you it won't cause withdrawals don't believe it. Opioid worked during my surgical recovery and were no prob to taper off then quit."

   
1.0

1234BoneRepaired August 10, 2015

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For Chronic Pain "I suffer from chronic back pain due to lumbar spinal decay and facet joint arthrosis. I have been taking tramadol (50mg) for quite some time. I know what the pain feels like when I don't take it (excruciating!) and taking it regularly - 3 to 4 times a day - along with others allows, me to function reasonably normally. I get a dry mouth at times and this is expected. I couldn't live without it."

   
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bobalob (taken for 10 years or more) August 9, 2015

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For Chronic Pain "I have chronic pain in my muscles and joints. Diagnosed as unspecified auto immune. Hla-b27 positive. My uncle suffered from anyklosing spondylitis.I have suffered all symptoms except crohns disease and spinal fusion."

   
10

Kellhell1 (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 22, 2015

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For Chronic Pain "I started ultram a little over a month ago and am impressed with the lack of side effects. I also noticed it helps with my moods..maybe having less pain just makes me happier. Ive had spinal injections and am using ultram to hold me over until I get my next set. I do take it every 4-6 hours"

   
8.0

My zing July 22, 2015

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For Pain "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."

   
7.0

Major Fibro sufferer July 9, 2015

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For Pain "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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Twerps (taken for 5 to 10 years) June 16, 2015

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For Chronic Pain "It works a little when it wants too. I am not impressed with it and would not recommend this medication for moderate to severe pain."

   
2.0

Lost Boss May 9, 2015

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For Chronic Pain "might as well be taking aspirin..low doses"

   
2.0

kittyennis (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 14, 2015

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