14 patient evaluations for Tramadol taken for the purpose of 'Fibromyalgia' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Moderate

Just Someguy
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Just Someguy
Gender: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Little
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:M47y
FM:5y Dx
CFS:5y
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jan 15, 2016 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Lightheadedness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Three times daily
Advice & Tips: Don't wait until you are miserable with pain before taking. If I wait that long I won't get as much benefit and it will take longer to feel it. Even when I take it when I'm only feeling slightly uncomfortable, it can take at least an hour  before I begin to notice the effect.

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Kaessa
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Kaessa
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: Little
Fatigue: All
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: Little
function: Some
external_stress: Some
Stickman: some
Description:F51y
CFS:6y Dx
FM:7y Dx
I am: g
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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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:F41y
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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klmichael
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klmichael
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

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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

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Heba.K
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Heba.K
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Some
Fatigue: All
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: Little
function: None
external_stress: Most
Stickman: most
Description:F32y
FM:8y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Apr 27, 2012 (Started Mar 17, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Nausea)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 750 mL Daily

Mar 25, 2012 (Started Mar 17, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Nausea)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 750 mL Daily

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Davianna
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Davianna
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: mild
Vision: moderate
Speech: none
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Nov 29, 2011 (Started Oct 19, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Muscle pain)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I am sensitive to medication so start with a low dose. No side effect, then slowly increase. With extra strength tylenol and Lyrica my down hill slide stopped. The pain edge lowered from a 6 out of 10 to a 5. I have increased the short acting tramadol 50 mg ( Ultram ) to 3x@ day. I have added long acting tramadol (100 mg) (tridural) 1 @ day. Pregabalin 75 mg (Lyrica) 1 @ day is what stopped the down hill slide. Each day the pain is less. Unfortunately I was more active and blew my bad knee so I am in cast and crutch I am taking Recovery for knee repair. I have a knee replacement on Jan 24

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sortaborderline
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sortaborderline
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:F36y
CFS:?y
FM:8y Dx
I am: vg
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Sep 1, 2011 (Started Oct 17, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

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I"m Tired
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I"m Tired
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
Description:F62y
FM:20y Dx
CFS:20y Dx
I am: b
I have:
ME/CFS

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Jul 28, 2011 (Started Dec 20, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Side Effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Changed docs who changed Vicodin and Tramadol (stpped both), and startd scheduled Lorcet TID. My Tramadol dose as over recommended (manfcturer) amts, but, when I did take the high doses, my pain level was SO much decreased and it reduced the amt of Vicodin required for breakthru pain.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Aug 31, 2010 (Started Dec 20, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: $25-49 monthly

May 17, 2010 (Started Dec 20, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Weaned off Tramadol to begin LDN therapy
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Hope_In_Christ
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Hope_In_Christ
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 28
Condition: Central Sensitivity Syndrome 7 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: b
I have:
Central Sensitivity Syndrome

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Jun 12, 2011 (Started Dec 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for CRPS I (Complex regional pain syndrome type I))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Central Pain Syndrome)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily

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injuredangel
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injuredangel
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: Little
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F39y
FM:9y Dx
CFS:?y
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Oct 6, 2010 (Started Jun 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side Effects
    Severe (Suicidal thoughts (emotionally backed))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: do not take this medication with any anti-depressants other than welbutrin, they adversly affect each other and make people feel suicidal. docs missed this mentioned it to them and they had a lightbulb moment and took me off it completely after researching drug interactions themselves.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Suicidal thoughts (emotionally backed)

Jul 20, 2010 (Started Jun 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: This pain releiver is like taking a an aspirin, there has to be something that works better
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Suicidal thoughts (emotionally backed)

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