145 patient evaluations for Tramadol

Oct 28, 2012 (Started Dec 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constipation, itchy skin, insomnia, mood swings)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Positive benefit included being able to function seemingly well on Tramadol. I could drive to school, sit attentively through classes, and felt a burst of energy after the pain subsided. I am now relying only on Vicodin for pain, but I am not sure how long that will last.

Apr 19, 2012 (Started Dec 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constipation, itchy skin, insomnia, mood swings)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I have found that this painkiller is much better than Vicodin. I am able to study, go to class, drive, and continue my daily activities while taking Tramadol without feeling "loopy" or necessarily "high." If it were not for Tramadol, I would never have been able to get through a dual Master's degree. With that said, the downfalls of this drug is severe constipation and inability to urinate (I would have the urge, but then when I try to relieve myself, nothing comes). These symptoms are not too tough to deal with though - and they probably kept me from overusing or ever abusing Tramadol.

  • 1 helpful mark

Oct 9, 2017 (Started Oct 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: still need the combo but pain hasn't been too bad for several months and rarely take it
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 30, 2017 (Started Oct 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It doesn't really do anything by itself but when taken with Cyclobenzaprine and Acetaminophen, it works great!
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Aug 19, 2008 (Started Aug 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excess saliva)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It works!

  • 0 helpful marks
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