139 patient evaluations for Tramadol

VeronicaFoale
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VeronicaFoale
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 26
Condition: Ehlers Danlos
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: b
I have:
Ehlers Danlos

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Apr 21, 2011 (Started Sep 16, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Tramadol SR makes me manic and unable to sleep. It does help with the pain and therefore improves my mood, however I can't sit down or stop twitching.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Panic, manic, over-stimulated, Insomnia

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the_lorelei
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the_lorelei
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Apr 12, 2011 (Started Aug 08, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Ladywolf319
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Ladywolf319
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 30
Condition: CRPS II 29 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Severe
I am: vb
I have:
CRPS II

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Mar 20, 2011 (Started Feb 15, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Severe Abdominal pain: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: None
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Stayed in the hospital for 6 days, had all sorts of heart tests done because they thought I had a heart attack and wouldn't admit that my dr screwed up & it was Serotonin Syndrome from being on this and Cymbalta at the same time. Even had a heart catheter, but luckily they found nothing.

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ManWithFIBRO
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ManWithFIBRO
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
Description:M44y
CFS:5y Dx
FM:5y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Feb 23, 2011 (Started Feb 23, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 300 mg/24 hours Daily
Advice & Tips: Take it as prescribed and try overlapping the daily dose by a few hours. Ultram ER has helped me greatly by making it possible for me to resume normal activity at work with the exception of my Fibro/Lyrica fog.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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uxgrrl
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uxgrrl
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Some
Fatigue: None
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: Most
function: Most
external_stress: Little
Stickman: some
Description:F37y
FM:5y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Feb 6, 2011 (Started Aug 12, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Restless feeling in legs: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sweating excessive, Sweating excessive

Jan 10, 2011 (Started Aug 12, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Restless feeling in legs: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Still taking 1/2 tramadol tablet at night, with my Mirapex, still sleeping through the night. It's soooo wonderful! Here's some info for taking tramadol for RLS, in case it helps anyone: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.com/content/79/7/916.full.pdf
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sweating excessive, Sweating excessive

Jan 5, 2011 (Started Aug 12, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Restless feeling in legs: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I started taking half a tablet of tramadol again, after I finally stopped taking it, in a desperate attempt to control my RLS symptoms which were being aggravated by the SNRI was on. I requested Mirapex from my doc and, after increasing the dose with no results and facing my 7th night of hardly any sleep, I read online that tramadol is sometimes used for hard-to-treat RLS symptoms. I tried taking it about 4:30 AM the first time and it worked! The next night (early morning), I tried again and it worked! The third night I took it at bedtime along with my Mirapex and I slept straight through the night for the first time in forever. I have an almost-full bottle of tramadol left which should keep me for awhile, and hopefully my RLS will have settled down to the point where the Mirapex alone will be able to control it. I know my doc doesn't like me taking tramadol along with a SNRI.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sweating excessive, Sweating excessive

Dec 16, 2010 (Started Aug 12, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Breakthrough pain: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: TFor general malaise and fatigue it worked wonderfully. For moderately severe pain, which is what it's designed for, well... it made you too loopy to care about your pain, so I guess it worked! A friend of mine was on it for upper back pain and he kept upping his dosage until he was up to 12 a day. We joked about how much it made us sweat. Then he scared himself and got off of it, and kept chugging along, refusing to let myself take more than 3 or 4 a day, and never taking more than 2 at a time. 2 tablets at once was enough to get me really woozy and itchy under my skin. It started becoming clear to me that I wasn't really taking the tramadol for the pain relief, which wasn't really that great. I was taking it for the energy boost. I started researching how it has SSRI properties, which got me researching antidepressants. I didn't feel depressed, but I started looking at the chemical makeup of the new SNRIs for fibromyalgia like Cymbalta and Pristiq. I decided to try Savella instead and weaned off the tramadol as I started titering up on the new drug. My dosage was pretty low but it was prolonged (daily for over a year). I think I had about 1 1/2 days of withdrawal symptoms, which happened to come on during a cold, so I was more miserable then I would have been otherwise. I also have had a fierce resurgence in restless leg symptoms, which tramadol used to take care of.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sweating excessive, Sweating excessive

Sep 9, 2010 (Started Aug 12, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Breakthrough pain: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sweating excessive, Sweating excessive

Apr 20, 2010 (Started Aug 12, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sweating excessive, Sweating excessive

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schmin
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schmin
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: Most
function: Some
external_stress: All
Stickman: most
Description:F43y
FM:19y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jan 25, 2011 (Started May 02, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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sharon28753
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sharon28753
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Little
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: Most
Stickman: most
Description:F64y
FM:16y Dx
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jan 24, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2000)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 31, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2000)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I only take ultram as needed. after taking it for years i found that i was suppose to take ultram and lexpro. lexpro can't go, so ultram did.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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davalay
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davalay
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 2
Mania: 1
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
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Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
Conversion Disorder

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Jan 10, 2011 (Started Jan 07, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I am taking a high dose at present and would like to try and cut down. However, I have no side effects from taking it so if I can't cut back I am not too concerned
Cost: < $25 monthly

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PeeLister
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PeeLister
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Severe
Cognition: severe
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: severe
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Dec 30, 2010 (Started Jan 04, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Only moderate help for the pain, need to have the Lyrica too. Otherwise, doesn't work at all. Vice versa for the Lyrica.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Kozmos mama
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Kozmos mama
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Some
Fatigue: All
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Most
Stickman: most
Description:F62y
CFS:7y Dx
I am: b
I have:
ME/CFS

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Dec 7, 2010 (Started Dec 03, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Slight
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Here again is a drug that has to be taken every 4 hours. There seemed to be little to no benefits to this drug in helping with pain.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Constipation

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