143 patient evaluations for Tramadol

Kaessa
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Kaessa
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: Little
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: Some
function: Most
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F51y
CFS:6y Dx
FM:7y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Mar 18, 2014 (Started Sep 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • side effects
    Mild (Nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Taking a two week break on doctor's advice to see if this is what's causing my headaches. I can definitely feel the lack of pain relief with it gone.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Nausea

Aug 22, 2011 (Started Sep 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Not very impressed. It works, but kind of like taking a Tylenol back before I had Fibro. Doesn't work well alone, but knocks the sharp edges off the pain when combined with a vicodin.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Nausea

Nov 10, 2010 (Started Sep 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Helps drop my pain levels from 7-8 down to a 4-6. Doesn't always work when my pain is at its worst, but it helps quite a bit.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Nausea

Sep 12, 2010 (Started Sep 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • side effects
    Mild (Nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Nausea

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dmwhite113@gmail.com
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dmwhite113@gmail.com
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Little
Fatigue: Little
Sleep: Little
Stiffness: Little
function: None
external_stress: None
Stickman: little
Description:F59y
FM:7y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Mar 1, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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LFSunspot
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LFSunspot
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 58
Condition: Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak 9 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: g
I have:
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak

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Jan 11, 2014 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • side effects
    Mild (Drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily

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FibroMom63
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FibroMom63
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F52y
FM:13y Dx
CFS:24y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Feb 25, 2013 (Started Dec 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fibromyalgia)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have trouble fitting in 3 doses a day - I'm just not out of bed long enough to do it safely.

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jamesjunior
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jamesjunior
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 34
Condition: Ankylosing Spondylitis
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
I am: n
I have:
Ankylosing Spondylitis

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Jan 18, 2013 (Started Aug 11, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Ankylosing Spondylitis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • side effects
    Severe (Withdrawal effects)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Excellent painkiller, well worth taking for severe pain. But be aware that if you take this over a long time period at a high dose, you cannot simply stop Tramadol - the withdrawal effects are nasty. But don't worry, you just have to taper-off your dose gradually over a numbers of weeks, and you will be okay.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jan 6, 2013 (Started Aug 11, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Ankylosing Spondylitis)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Withdrawal effects)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Good pain relief but coming off tramadol after extended period was more difficult than I imagined - withdrawal effects from going cold turkey included insomnia, restlessness. If you gradually decrease the dose though its not a major problem.

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maremare
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maremare
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: All
Stickman: all
Description:F49y
FM:10y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Dec 28, 2012 (Started May 06, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Muscle and joint pain)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Thirst)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily

Dec 12, 2012 (Started May 06, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Muscle and joint pain)
  • side effects
    Mild (Thirst)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Helps my pain alot

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MargotGlass
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MargotGlass
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 32
Condition: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 2 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: g
I have:
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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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.

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isilzha
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isilzha
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Some
Sleep: All
Stiffness: Some
function: None
external_stress: Most
Stickman: most
Description:F42y
FM:12y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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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

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peaches la rue
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peaches la rue
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Some
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: Most
function: Some
external_stress: Most
Stickman: most
Description:F77y
FM:19y Dx
CFS:19y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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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.

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ChipMunk31
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ChipMunk31
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: Most
function: Little
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F34y
FM:4y Dx
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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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

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