20 patient evaluations for Tramadol with a burden rating of A little hard to take

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Dec 4, 2011 (Started Oct 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Muscle pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Arthritis pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Dizziness with nausea, Restlessness (akathisia))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: At first the side effects were severe, but now not so bad. I'll experience the side effects for about an hour after I take my dose.

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Jul 7, 2011 (Started Oct 21, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dizziness, Dizziness

Dec 28, 2010 (Started Oct 21, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Barely takes the edge off the pain; I frequently take it with 1 or 2 Excedrin Migraine tablets with only slightly better relief.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dizziness, Dizziness

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May 9, 2011 (Started Jun 25, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed

Jan 16, 2011 (Started Jun 25, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed

Jan 10, 2011 (Started Jun 25, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: only take when needed at the moment

Dec 19, 2010 (Started Jun 25, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: since the dr upped the dosage of my lyrica i haven't needed to take tramadol much

Nov 22, 2010 (Started Jun 25, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed

Oct 6, 2010 (Started Jun 25, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

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Apr 21, 2011 (Started Sep 16, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Panic, manic, over-stimulated, Insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Tramadol SR makes me manic and unable to sleep. It does help with the pain and therefore improves my mood, however I can't sit down or stop twitching.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Panic, manic, over-stimulated, Insomnia

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Oct 8, 2010 (Started Oct 08, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I started taking tramadol for a different illness. I found that It has a positive side effect, ENERGY!!! it is better at taking my pain away then vicodin. the only other med that works better is percocet. But it does cause stomach issues and severe constipation. If you dont consume enough water, you begin to have migrains. That normally does not become an issue if you make sure to take it only as prescribed.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Constipation

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Sep 24, 2010 (Started Dec 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Nausea, Tremor(s))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Had an unexplained episode possibly seizure. stopped taking it.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Tremor(s), Nausea

Jun 12, 2010 (Started Dec 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Nausea, Tremor(s))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Tremor(s), Nausea

Feb 5, 2010 (Started Dec 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: causes trouble having sex until it wears off.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Tremor(s), Nausea

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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

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May 11, 2010 (Started Dec 07, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Joint Pain (hips, shoulders, knees))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: As with any drug, the side effcts will be different.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Joint Pain (hips, shoulders, knees)

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May 4, 2010 (Started May 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg/24 hours Daily

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Mar 23, 2010 (Started Dec 25, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Breakthrough pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Works so-so for pain, but must take (2) 50 mg tablets to feel any benefit. The side effects are constipation and major dizziness, both of which are fairly severe. I would estimate only having to take (2) tablets for pain an average of maybe 5 times per month.

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