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Review: could Tramadol cause Anxiety?

Summary: Anxiety could be caused by Tramadol, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Tramadol hcl, and have Pain.

We study 38,402 people who have side effects while taking Tramadol from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,503 have Anxiety. Find out below who they are, when they have Anxiety and more.

On Apr, 8, 2014: 38,376 people reported to have side effects when taking Tramadol. Among them, 1,541 people (4.02%) have Anxiety. They amount to 0.12% of all the 1,270,007 people who have Anxiety on eHealthMe.

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
Anxiety27.27%13.94%7.88%7.27%35.15%7.27%1.21%

Gender of people who have Anxiety when taking Tramadol * :

FemaleMale
Anxiety71.94%28.06%

Age of people who have Anxiety when taking Tramadol * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Anxiety0.07%0.14%1.22%7.72%15.18%21.07%25.61%29.00%

Severity of Anxiety when taking Tramadol ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Anxiety4.55%36.36%45.45%13.64%

How people recovered from Anxiety ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Anxiety10.00%0.00%90.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (280 people, 18.17%)
  2. Depression (231 people, 14.99%)
  3. Anxiety (184 people, 11.94%)
  4. Smoking cessation therapy (120 people, 7.79%)
  5. Hypertension (117 people, 7.59%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Tramadol hcl (1,165 people, 75.60%)
  2. Aspirin (339 people, 22.00%)
  3. Zometa (293 people, 19.01%)
  4. Lorazepam (256 people, 16.61%)
  5. Omeprazole (244 people, 15.83%)

* 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 (1 week ago):

  • BECAUSE OF A STROKE I EXPERIENCED AUGUST 5, 2010, I AM UNCOMFORTABLE IN MY OWN SKIN 24/7 ADD THE DISCOMFORTS CREATED FROM THE MEDICINE I TAKE SOME DAYS ARE HARDER TO STAY POSITIVE ABOUT MY LIFE. I HAVE A LOT OF STRESS DAILY AND TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO ACHIEVE SOME LEVEL OF COMFORT AND I SEEM TO BE FAILING AND I FEEL ITS DUE TO THE COMBINATION OF THE MEDICINES I TAKE.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 months 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.

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