43 patient evaluations for Tramadol taken for the purpose of 'Pain' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Moderate

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Oct 7, 2017 (Started Oct 16, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for muscle pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (speedy feeling, nausea)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I just can't take pain meds. It's worse being sick to your stomach, when your in pain, and when I take it, I feel like I drank 2 pots of coffee. I'm zooming around cleaning and organizing, when I should be resting, because I'm in pain. It lessens the pain just enough , so I can do stuff, when it when wears off, the original pain comes back, and adds on the pain from what I was doing while on it. Grrrr

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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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Sep 16, 2015 (Started Dec 10, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dizziness, constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The Tramadol has almost cured my irritable bowel. I no longer bloat and my irregularity is gone.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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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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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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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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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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Jun 11, 2012 (Started Mar 08, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily

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Apr 30, 2012 (Started Oct 05, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Tramadol (Ultram) is a very good treatment for all-over pain, such as that associated with Fibromyalgia. I stopped taking it simply because I no longer have health insurance, and could not afford to see my doctor. Just a warning - Tramadol does affect serotonin levels in the brain, so if you are taking anything such as an anti-depressant, please be careful!
Cost: < $25 monthly

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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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