29 patient evaluations for Tramadol with a side effects rating of Moderate

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Apr 28, 2017 (Started Apr 25, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 15, 2016 (Started Aug 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nausea)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 14, 2015 (Started Mar 11, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (drunk feeling, chronic headache disorder, dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Having quite a few side-effects, namely - body tremor especially hands, arms, torso, blurred vision, constipation, drunk feeling, more accident prone and awkwardness, and memory problems. Also, my headaches, hot flashes,, vertigo are the worst they've ever been. I will continue taking gem until told otherwise by my GP or Physiotherapist.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 13, 2014 (Started Mar 11, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drunk feeling, chronic headache disorder, dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 15, 2015 (Started Nov 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constipation, constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Drink a lot of water during the day, and get some exercise to avoid the constipation that comes with this medication. No water = hideous constipation. I've actually been impacted before! I'm taking an obscene amount: 100 mg three times a day. But I don't have to take prednisone at the moment, and it is working well.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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.

  • 1 helpful mark

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 22, 2012 (Started Aug 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (chronic constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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.

  • 0 helpful marks
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