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Comment from: MntClimber, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: November 03

About 5 years ago I herniated my L5-S1 disk and after two and a half of years recovered from it after surgery, therapy, etc. I went about 6 months pain free and then lifted something wrong and hurt my back again. I went about 7 months dealing with chronic low back pain eventually giving up on vicodin after it lost its effectiveness. I didn’t want to ask for anything stronger and my doctors seemed to start wondering if I was just looking for the drugs, since an MRI didn’t show anything abnormal. I think it was a strained ligament. Anyway I figured I just had to live with varying levels of pain the rest of my life and sometimes was miserable. A few months later I had an especially bad flare up so decided to see my doc and he prescribed ryzolt since he was concerned about me taking narcotics again. A couple of hours after taking it my pain was mostly gone. The next day I was pain free. I was amazed. It was the first time in over a year I had been pain free and I was simply ecstatic! I started at 200 mg and went up to 300 mg after a couple of months. The nice thing is I started exercising again and after about 5 months the pain stopped so I weaned myself off of them (you do become dependent on them). I then went about 5 months with little to no pain and then a couple of months ago after installing new baseboards in a bedroom, I had another really bad flare up (probably a ligament again). The urgent care clinic gave me vicodin but it didn’t help that much so the next day I went to my family doc and asked for ryzolt and again it helped the pain so much better. I’m now taking one 200 mg tablet twice a day. I know that is a lot but it works and with almost no side effects. The nice thing about ryzolt is it isn’t a controlled substance like other narcotics and so doctors are more willing to prescribe it. I know it doesn’t work for everyone but for me, they are a God send.

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Comment from: CamoNurse, 35-44 on Treatment for 6 months - 1 year (Patient) Published: December 21

Low back injury July 2009. I have taken Lorcet, Lortab, Percocet & Ultracet in the past. I now take Ryzolt 300 mg QD and it is a miracle drug for me. I have no side effects from it. It is very expensive at $400 for 30 day supply, thankfully I have 2 different insurance policies that cover it so my copay is $0.

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Comment from: 35-44 on Treatment for 6 months - 1 year (Patient) Published: November 13

I have been using Ryzolt for around 6 months now for chronic pelvic pain. I found it much more effective than the comparable Ultram ER. Downsides are nausea and lightheadedness. Also must be taken on a regular scheduled time every day because withdrawl symptoms happen relatively fast and are miserable. I have found when taken on a full stomach the nausea is greatly reduced.

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Comment from: Milo, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: November 12

I was prescribed this medication for chronic back pain and arthritis of the knees, in hopes that we would not have to increase my daily Lorcet dose from 2 to 3 pills. Unfortunately, this has done no good whatsoever; it has been like taking a sugar pill but without the placebo effect. I read about relatively low doses of this medicine controlling people's pain effectively, and I've even read about people getting addicted to it. I honestly can't say I understand how something that has such little-to-no effect on me can have such a strong impact on others. The only effect I ever noticed when I took tramadol (regular release form) was that it seemed to make my anti-anxiety medicine work a little better for a while.

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Comment from: Heybra, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: October 21

I have a bone spur on my vertabrae causing a lot of pain in my neck and shoulders. Because I am young still the neurosurgeon wanted to avoid surgery so I use this and Cymbalta together to make life liveable again. I can sleep and function normally whereas before I was living on maybe an hour of sleep a day.

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Comment from: 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: July 24

my dr also has me on xanax methodonem oxycodone 30 and this stuff i think should not be written it got me very sick

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Comment from: 75 or over on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: May 07

I have been on Ryzolt E R for the last 5 months and it has helped my back, but the side effects makes it almost worth giving up on it.Now it is becoming lest effective.

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Comment from: Veteran78, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: January 25

I suffer from chronic pain. This has taken the highs and lows of pain meds away. I still need extra help after about 18 hours. I have been having allergic reactions to things I have had no problem before using such as some foods. The reaction has been facial swelling and breathing problems. I can't confirm it is because of the drug but have stopped using it for a bit to see if I still have these problems with certain foods. Other than that, it has worked well and would recommend to others for pain. Also have noticed some problems with ED but that could also be associated with other meds.

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Comment from: 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: September 29

I have adverse reactions to narcotics. One pill of this haunted me for 48 hours. Too close to a narcotic for me to take.

Comment from: kori morgan, 25-34 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: September 10

my doctor asked me to try this new medicine. I had a great experience with ryzolt it helps in so many ways. I cant imagine ;iving with out it

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Comment from: help39, 35-44 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: September 13

I have chronic back pain and the medication helps me get through the day without as much pain. Before I could not sleep very well and now I sleep better.

Comment from: carolo, 65-74 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: January 29

I was first given 300Mg. which had an effect on my appetite, couldnt eat, then switched to the 200 mg. and it works great. got my appetite back.

Comment from: Revita, 45-54 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: July 25

Ryzolt is a big let-down. My pain has increased, muscle, joint and bone pain is again driving me to insanity. My life is worth nothing when pain is so intense and this stuff is a real joke.I want to go back to the Oxy, or anything else!

Comment from: Newt, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: March 10

Taking the 300mg Ryzolt (along with 25mg Topamax 4x a day) Been helping my chronic pain due to Spinal tumors and cysts, does not get rid of all the pain. Leaves me kinda fuzzy headed thru the day, but the doc says that will go away in a few weeks.

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Comment from: Cheryl, 45-54 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: October 05

This is not gold.But it cost a little more. Tell the seller no thanks.

Comment from: smw, 45-54 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: April 13

does not ease the pain in my back - L5S1 area

Comment from: Lemon, 35-44 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: November 08

I was t-boned in a car accident 5 years ago and suffering ever since. My Pain Doctor had me try this about 1 month ago. It was awesome and alleviated the pain "rollercoaster" I was always on trying to manage my pain. The sad and only problem is that I seem to be allergic to it as I am with all of the codeine products. It causes me INTENSE itching to the point of Benedryl, Zyrtec, and Claritin not touching it. So we will go back to the misery of living without this wonderful pain reliever.

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Comment from: qwjm6m, 75 or over on Treatment for 2-5 years (Patient) Published: December 25

I am a 80 year old female and have been on Ryzolt ER 2 1/2 years, for chronic back paid. I have a problem with being bound up most of the time

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Comment from: vz5n8fiz, 75 or over on Treatment for 2-5 years (Patient) Published: September 16

This medicine worked great for me until I was given a pill for seizers, which is being used for a pain pill also, and Ryzolf E R has never worked since although I still have to take it.

Comment from: Sherm, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 10+ years (Patient) Published: May 11

Since taking Ryzolt, I have not experienced joint pain in my knee throughout the day..

Comment from: 35-44 on Treatment for 2-5 years (Patient) Published: February 09

This works better than Ultram ER for me. I'm on 300 mg daily. It's a little harder on my stomach than the Ultram. Gives me some nausea and stomach pains, but the Dr says that should subside. It's expensive, like the Ultram ER but taking one pill compared to 6 is worth it to me.

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Comment from: Nadi, 65-74 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: July 26

I took 200mg per day. Had to take with food and eat again 5 hours later. I had bone on bone in my hip for nearly a year and the pain was almost unbearable. I was prescribed this medication the last 2 months before my scheduled surgery. Thanks to the pharmacist advising me to eat again after 5 hours of taking the medication. I experienced nausea and vomiting after taking the pill. Once I ate something after 5 hours I was fine. This pill was a lifesaver. I had anterior hip replacement and will probably need knee replacement in the next couple years. I work out every other day now and wish I had known about this medication sooner.

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Comment from: girlie, 45-54 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: July 13

Neuropathic Pain has not eased at all. Until visiting this site was unaware of the option to slowly build up to full dose, if required. Red that the drug increase cerebralspinal pressure.

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Comment from: 35-44 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: July 05

Works very well.

Comment from: tutukaren, 65-74 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: June 01

first time in ten years I don't hurt each morning

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