146 patient evaluations for Tramadol

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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 8, 2012 (Started Jun 22, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: cost issues
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 22, 2012 (Started Jun 22, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constipation)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I must noticeably up my water intake while on this because of the constipation issue it causes me. I also have to avoid mozzarella cheese while taking it (no pizza! =-( )
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 4, 2012 (Started May 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for neuropathy in feet)
  • Side effects
    Severe (pancreatitis, abdominal pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: if you must take tramadol, please watch out for any GI distress. Tramadol Works for the neuropathic pain in feet; however, GI pain is a frequent side effect. I was hospitalized for 6 days with pancreatitis.

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 29, 2012 (Started Jun 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 other Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 11, 2012 (Started Nov 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for burning sensation in left lower leg)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (migraine headaches, dizziness with nausea)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Except for the side effects sometimes the meds works.

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 4, 2012 (Started Oct 02, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Severe (drug interactions)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 20, 2012 (Started Aug 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for back pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for whole body ache)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 24, 2010 (Started Aug 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for back pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for whole body ache)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I had run out of codeine when I 'borrowed' my wife's tramadol and was surprised to find that it dealt with my fatigue immensely which I had been suffering from quite badly- when I don't take it, the fatigue returns so it is clear the positive effect it is having on me. Having less fatigue means I am now able to function in day to day activities whereas before, I would spend most of the day in bed.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 2, 2010 (Started Aug 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for back pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for whole body ache)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I usually take this first thing in the morning and rarely ever need to take any more. If I take this after 12pm, it generally stops me from sleeping for a period of 12 hours. Eg. take at 2.30pm forget about sleeping until 2.30am. When I dont take it, I generally spend the day in bed!
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 9, 2012 (Started Oct 10, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 22, 2012 (Started Oct 10, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild (tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 2, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for muscle pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have read that it works great for some. It worked less to me than aleve.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 22, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I don't usually have the daily headaches I used to have. If I skip a dose I feel foggy, achy, and out of sorts.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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