Ultram User Reviews

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Ultram User Reviews

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Comment from: Sandythemoma, 45-54 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: July 09

I have been suffering from fibromyalgia for 5 years and they have been years from hell. I also am dealing with premature menopause. I started self medicating with alcohol and almost killed myself (a car accident), then after recovering from that addiction I got caught up with Lortab. Physiologically I kept wanting more. I have odd reactions to drugs. Antidrepressents depress me, sleeping pills keep me awake. Normally, pain pills do not work for me. I asked my physician if I should try Ultram and it has completely changed my life. I am sleeping all night (I hadn't slept for more than an hour at a time for years and had severe restless legs), I have much more energy again instead of feeling like I was dragging concrete blocks around everywhere I went, my frame of mind (which before the fibro was optomistic and upbeat) is almost back to normal rather than the depression I had been experiencing. My brain fog has lifted. Everyone is different and has different reactions to drugs so anyone starting a new drug should be extremely cautious but even though Ultram could be addictive, it's better than alcohol and it has made me feel like a worthwhile person again instead of a waste of space. I also recommend Mona View (a dietary supplement) as an aid to boost the immune system. I hope that this helps others with FIBRO, but do please be careful when starting it or any new medication.

Related Reading: premature menopause

Comment from: lunky, 55-64 on Treatment for 10+ years (Patient) Published: January 14

I have been using this drug for almost 20 yrs, if a doc says he's going to take me off of it, this is what I tell him/her. My Mother said, "If it works, don't mess with it" I can't take most of the other drugs for arthritis,this works, and works great, now if you take more than the dose,yes you can get sleepy,amoung other things, I don't have nightmares,or dizzy but my husband did, gave him one to help with some pain and he got so dizzy,sleepy,etc, so with this and all drugs, some work, some don't, for me this is a life saver, and it does help with the mood, not sure if it's a "side effect" or just because the pain is gone but i'll take this any day, have arthritis in hips,lower back, neck, and hope that's all the places on me it decides to visit. If you haven't tried it, give it a try,you will know if it works or not, a cheap pain killer, Wal-Mart does Tramodol for $8.00 for 120 pills, I qualify to get the real deal Ultram free, check it out.

Related Reading: arthritis | nightmares

Comment from: living with pain, 45-54 on Treatment for 5-10 years (Patient) Published: August 14

I have been taking tramadol for a number of years for fibromyalgia. It worked great in the beginning and still works pretty good I have had to increase my dose. I clean houses for a living so my job is very physical. I could not do it without the tramadol. My husband takes it for chronic back pain and it works for him. We have felt no side effects. It has been the best choice for both of us.

Comment from: 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: July 30

I noticed several concerns from other people taking this drug but for me it has been great. I have suffered from chronic back pain for years and was taking motrin, tylenol, and hydrocodone. Nothing seemed to relieve it totally. Once I started taking Ultram it is completely gone plus I noticed a strange side effect of actually feeling more calm. I used to get stressed and anxious often but since I have been taking this I don't feel that way at all. Noticed side effects: Sense of calmness, slight constipation, more difficult to urinate (requires a bit of concentration), takes longer to climax during sex (again requires more concentration). That is it for me and the side effects are worth the benefit. Others report nightmares, insomnia, etc. I have experienced none of this. In fact I sleep better since taking this drug. One thing to note: I do follow the instructions exactly and am not taking any other medication. I take 4 50mg tablets a day and take it with food and plenty of water. Seems like the side effects that others are reporting come from stopping the drug suddenly or taking it with other medications. For me it works great!

Related Reading: tylenol | constipation | sleep

Comment from: 25-34 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: August 25

Im 32 yrs old and I have been diagonosed with a degenerative disc disease. I have had 3 MRI's and their findings are (Spinal Stenosis, Spondylolisthesis, and Osteoarthritis) Im in alot of pain most of the time. I have 2 children (ages 4 and 12). When I had my 1st MRI the doctors were puzzled as the age on the results said 32 but they said it looked like a 60 yr old persons results, so they did a 2nd one and then a 3rd to confirm. I have been taking Ultram for 4 months now and it has made a huge change in my life. Before I started to take it I would just deal with the pain. I could barley walk, bend, stretch, there was no way I could run and play with my kids. Now I can do pretty much anything. I have noticed that if I stop taking it, Im extremly tired, almost to the point that I cant get out of bed. Its really strange and if I dont take it before I go to sleep not only do I wake up in great pain, I dont sleep very well, I toss and turn most of the night. Overall Im extremely happy with the medicine as I hate to take pills period. It just got to the point that I no longer could stand the pain and I felt I didnt have a choice. Now some days I can take only 1 pill and some days I need more. Am I addicted, probably but now being able to do things with my children, take them to the park, be apart of their lives again, i wouldnt change it for anything.

Related Reading: Spondylolisthesis


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