User Reviews for Ultram
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|Back Pain||21 reviews||178 medications|
|Pain||118 reviews||1111 medications|
|Chronic Pain||33 reviews||108 medications|
|Summary of Ultram reviews||6.4||172 reviews|
Reviews for Ultram
For Pain "This Ultram medication is a joke. I was given this post op gallbladder removal and it was no better than Tylenol."
For Pain "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!"
For Chronic Pain "I was referred to a ‘pain clinic’ for extreme low back/sciatica pain. I have had hydrocodone for years which I have always used sparingly. (Due to Florida restrictions on opioids my family doctor was hesitant to give me a narcotic prescription as in the past.) I was prescribed 50mg (2) every 4 hours. I would rate this medicine as 0 for severe pain. I turned to Extra Strength Aleve which worked better but only slightly diminished my pain. For me Tramadol is useless."
For Chronic Pain "Did not relieve pain. Upset stomach, with burning sensation."
For Back Pain "After car accident, back surgery, I have failed back syndrome, severe sciatica, neuropathy soles of feet, meragia (thighs numbness or pain in the outer thigh due to pinched or compressed nerve), I have used Ultram since 1998. First I used it just when required and slowly increased to 2- 3 day and it gives me life. I can keep my pain level at an endurable level and still teach classes, volunteer with seniors, drive car unimpaired. It is important for me. NSAIDs ate my stomach lining away. Tylenol causes heart palpitations. Some patients need this med to keep doing things and not encumbered with horrible sciatica and chronic pain, debilitating neuropathy. No cure for these conditions so must treat!"
For Chronic Pain "Ultram wasn't working after a month I stopped it."
For Chronic Pain "Taken for chronic pain for rheumatoid arthritis. Thought it would help to sleep better as pain wakes me up when changing positions. First two nights miraculous but then started noticing irritability and low mood. Skipped a couple nights and took again. Noticed extreme pain upon rising. Just came from seeing doc advised NOT to take at night he said my body would start craving it and would not realize if I was taking it for RA pain or pain from withdrawal. Hmm. So I am only suppose to take it during day and am no longer suppose to take prednisone as needed."
For Pain "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."
For Chronic Pain "Absolute nightmare of side effects. I have been on it 21 years and NO ONE will help me get off it. Tried it and it was too hard"
For Back Pain "My sister was prescribed this medicine and has become addicted to opioids. Tread very lightly if you plan to take this drug. I would advise not going near it. "
For Chronic Pain "My Doctor prescribed me this for chronic pain. I tried it 3 weeks in a row and it did nothing for my pain! I was really excited about getting it and trying it and was so disappointed. Though it did help me a couple of time's coming off of stronger prescription painkillers. It was helpful with some of the withdrawal symptoms."
For Chronic Pain "I have been on this medication for about 4 years due to Ankylosing spondylitis and I find it pretty effective. However, I have found that this medication caused unexpected side effects. It was pointed out to me that shortly after taking a dose, I undertake massive projects that I normally wouldn't, become extremely talkative, insomnia and motivation that wasn't there originally. I was diagnosed as being bipolar a year ago and these are all symptoms of the "hypermania" aspect of Bipolar disorder. My doctor has found that Ultram put me in a "manic state" and when the medication begins to wear off I tend to become anxious and agitated. There are studies reflecting this online. I would not recommend this medication if you are bipolar."
For Chronic Pain "Had bad luck with Ultram and never took this garbage drug again. I have Chronic Spine Pain and 23 Major Spine Surgeries. I have DJD, bilateral, lumbar adhesive arachnoiditis and Neuropathic pain in left leg ( thigh area) with anterior and lateral nerve damage from lumbar Spine surgery. Now have to take Neurontin 400mg capsules for this leg pain. Also, Ultram made me very uncomfortable and did not like the sensation whatsoever. Did not help my Pain at all and side effects make me tell them I am allergic to the drug. I do not want anything that doesn't assist my Chronic Spine Pain! There are plenty of opioids that help me so much better. Just have to work well with my Pain Specialist."
For Pain "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."
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."
For Pain "This medicine did not touch my pain, and it gave me insomnia as well."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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..."
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!!!!!"
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."
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."
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