41 patient evaluations for Tramadol with a side effects rating of Mild

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Aug 11, 2010 (Started Jun 17, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 6, 2010 (Started Jun 17, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 5, 2010 (Started Jun 17, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 7, 2010 (Started Apr 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (difficulty thinking, sleepiness, dry throat, headaches, dry mouth, nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Been taking this every day since last winter, helps to take the edge off, does not take the pain away, but definitely makes it more tolerable. Medicaid screwed up my paperwork, so going cold turkey on this and like four other meds. Not sure which withdrawals are from what, but I feel like hell. Pain through the roof, depression, exhaustion. Very difficult. Hope they get it fixed soon, though I am not sure which meds I will continue, I am afraid of this happening again, and I have been completely non-functional for over a week now.
Side effects: dry throat, dry mouth, sleepiness, difficulty thinking, nausea, headaches

Dec 16, 2009 (Started Apr 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (difficulty thinking, sleepiness, dry throat, headaches, dry mouth, nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Makes me nauseous, hence the naausea meds with it. Still nauseous, even with the meds, but bearable. Dulls the pain, or makes me stupid enough not to care. Do not like to drive or take the kids out by myself on this dose, as it makes me absent minded and makes it hard to concentrate. Not sure is this is the med or the fibro, but either way its annoying.
Side effects: dry throat, dry mouth, sleepiness, difficulty thinking, nausea, headaches

Nov 6, 2009 (Started Apr 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sleepiness, headaches, nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Takes the edge off for awhile, but gives me a wicked "hangover" headache when it wears off. makes me pretty nauseous and very tired, usually take it and go to bed.
Side effects: dry throat, dry mouth, sleepiness, difficulty thinking, nausea, headaches

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Mar 18, 2010 (Started Apr 22, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry throat, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Before I began taking Tramadol, I had a difficult time getting through the day. I would spend most of the day either in bed or in a recliner. I just didn't have the strenght to do anything...I even had difficulty holding up my head. Tramadol has improved that. Although I cannot work full time and still require daily naps, I can at least get out of bed and do a little during th day.
Side effects: dry throat, dry mouth

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Mar 1, 2010 (Started Apr 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It really helps with the pain with out it being a narcotic. It still makes me sleepy but it is much easier on my system than the narcotics that I have taken in the past. I can feel a big difference when I don't take it. The pain increases and mobility is harder.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Feb 19, 2010 (Started Jan 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (daytime sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Tramadol is incredibly effective and it builds up over time so you can take less and less. I would not be able to take care of my family without it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: daytime sleepiness

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 7, 2010 (Started Jan 08, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: It worked for pain but made me sleepy

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 2, 2010 (Started Jan 22, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It's very good for alleviating my depression, but only works for 4 or 5 days, then I begin to feel worse.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: tiredness

Jan 24, 2010 (Started Jan 22, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I've decided to try this pain medication for my depression. Opioid pain medicine has always alleviated my symptoms. Dependence issues are not important to me now because of the severity of my symptoms. I will be watching for tolerance problems while taking this medicine. Besides being an opiate, Tramodol is said to have SSRI properties as well...
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: tiredness

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 19, 2009 (Started Dec 11, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (difficulty thinking, drowsiness, addictive opiate, sleepiness, dry throat, dry mouth, blurry vision, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: wanting to get pregnant
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry throat, dry mouth, addictive opiate, difficulty thinking, sleepiness, drowsiness, fatigue, blurry vision

Jan 11, 2009 (Started Dec 11, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (difficulty thinking, drowsiness, addictive opiate, sleepiness, dry throat, dry mouth, blurry vision, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry throat, dry mouth, addictive opiate, difficulty thinking, sleepiness, drowsiness, fatigue, blurry vision

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 17, 2009 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (headaches)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg/24 hours Daily
Side effects: headaches

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 30, 2009 (Started Oct 02, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Back and hip pain, both sides)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: I tried to take tramadol as a replacement drug for pain relief instead of Vicodin but it did not help at all and I really wanted it to work so I kept trying to stick with it as so many people I knew had had good luck with it.. It was also very expensive so I finally gave up and went back to the vicodin.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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