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Review: could Tramadol cause Anxiety (Stress and anxiety)?

We study 38,627 people who have side effects while taking Tramadol from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,506 have Anxiety. Find out below who they are, when they have Anxiety and more.

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Tramadol

Tramadol (latest outcomes from 41,469 users) has active ingredients of tramadol hydrochloride. It is often used in pain.

Anxiety

Anxiety (latest reports from 1,270,394 patients) has been reported by people with depression, stress and anxiety, quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain.

On Oct, 13, 2014: 38,575 people reported to have side effects when taking Tramadol. Among them, 1,545 people (4.01%) have Anxiety.

Trend of Anxiety in Tramadol reports

Time on Tramadol when people have Anxiety * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Anxiety26.63%13.61%8.88%7.69%34.91%7.10%1.18%

Gender of people who have Anxiety when taking Tramadol * :

FemaleMale
Anxiety72.00%28.00%

Age of people who have Anxiety when taking Tramadol * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Anxiety0.07%0.14%1.22%7.70%15.20%21.08%25.61%28.99%

Severity of Anxiety when taking Tramadol ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Anxiety3.85%42.31%38.46%15.38%

How people recovered from Anxiety ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Anxiety8.33%0.00%91.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (284 people, 18.38%)
  2. Depression (232 people, 15.02%)
  3. Anxiety (185 people, 11.97%)
  4. Smoking cessation therapy (120 people, 7.77%)
  5. Hypertension (117 people, 7.57%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Tramadol hcl (1,165 people, 75.40%)
  2. Aspirin (339 people, 21.94%)
  3. Zometa (293 people, 18.96%)
  4. Lorazepam (257 people, 16.63%)
  5. Omeprazole (244 people, 15.79%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 weeks ago):

  • I started losing my hair more when I started taking the tramadol for pain. I have lost quite a bit of hair since then and started balding on the top of my head. I don't know if it is hormonal or from all the medication I am on because I know that can cause hair loss also. My hair is also limp and lifeless and I have gained about 15 pounds since being on the tramadol. It is the only medication that helps with my pain and chronic anxiety caused by the Cymbalta so I don't know what else to do.

    Reply

    axeman225 on Sep, 17, 2014:

    Hi! I am a 26yr old male. I saw this and seems like we are taking the same meds and I wanted to compare. I have been on tramadol for almost 3 years for herniated discs from playing football. I recently have noticed and heard that long term use affects testosterone levels, so I got bloodwork done...turns out I am below range on all levels...which sucks because I am fit (or was) and pretty big. So my doc prescribed testim 1% 50mg/day (as of yesterday) and I wanted to see how it affected you along with takign the tramadol. I dont have hair issues, but I have had weight gain and general feminization due to loss of testosterone....so gross and sad for me. Idk if you are male or female...but I would love to hear what the combo has done for you. If anyone else can chime in it would be great. (fyi..tramadol is a low dose opiate agonist for pain; testim is testosterone gel)

    Reply

  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • I've had 4 hip surgeries since 2012 for AVN & I've been left with chronic pain in lower back, pelvis, left hip/groin/thigh/knee & pain in right groin/thigh/knee

    Reply

  • From this study (2 months ago):

  • Dr prescribed Hydrocodone & Tramadol after my total knee replacement June 3rd. Was able to taper off and stop the hydrocodone but when trying to taper off Tramadol I would feel sick. Got down to less than 50mg a day total by cutting pill in 1/4ths,had been on Tramadol for about 9 weeks now, but suddenly severe panic attacks and anxiety started. So bad I ended up in a mental health hospital for 6 days. Now have to be on antidepressants & Ativan for anxiety. Did not need these before I ever took Tramadol! Will I recover???

    Reply

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