145 patient evaluations for Tramadol

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Jul 15, 2009 (Started Jun 26, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: Initial I was told to take one I did, It did not help, the next day two, it did not help the next day I'm thinking again guinea pig! The nurse told me to take three. it helped a bit. Make sure they have your dosing right god I just don't get the doctors??
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth

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Aug 17, 2009 (Started Jun 25, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, dry throat, drowsiness, bad taste in mouth)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Side effects: dry throat, nausea, bad taste in mouth, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth

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Aug 17, 2009 (Started Oct 17, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for arthritis pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (insomnia, drowsiness, nausea and vomiting)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Watch what medications you mix with this drug especially antidepressants including the mood stabilizer lithium. I recommend double checking with your pharmacist about any interactions.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: nausea and vomiting, insomnia, drowsiness

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Jul 25, 2009 (Started Jul 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (fatigue, sleepiness, drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness, sleepiness, fatigue, fatigue

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Aug 29, 2009 (Started Apr 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: This is the only other pain med I can be on while on Suboxone. I rarely take it unless I am climbing the walls with pain because it doesn't help much
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Sep 24, 2009 (Started Jun 26, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pressure headaches)
  • Side effects
    Mild (insomnia, addictive opiate)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Every Other Week
Advice & Tips: as soon as possible, take lesser doses and stop on regular basis. Use it as escape
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: insomnia, addictive opiate

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Oct 9, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constipation, dry mouth, drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When I first started taking this it helped with my pain but also I remember noticing that I was more alert & focused. I was able to get things done instead of starting something then forgeting about it like laundry. I used to wash a load then get busy & forget to put it in the dryer. This has helped my mood also to just make me feel better. It doesn't take all my pain away I still hurt all the time but it does give me some relief so I can do day to day things. I can tell a big difference when I forget to take it.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness, constipation, dry mouth

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Aug 1, 2009 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for muscle pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: I did not take it as it was prescribed, I was supposed to take it 3 times a day, and I took it usually only once or twice. It did not seem to do anything, so I would think "why bother". Maybe if I had tried a higher dose or actually taken it 3 times a day religiously, it would have made a difference.

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Oct 24, 2009 (Started May 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (addictive opiate, difficulty thinking)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: difficulty thinking, addictive opiate

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Oct 20, 2009 (Started Mar 11, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (blurry vision)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I went off Tramadol to start Low Dose Naltrexone. If this new one doesn't work, I wouldn't hesitate to go back to Tramadol.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: blurry vision

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