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Review: could Tramadol cause Anxiety disorder?

Summary: Anxiety disorder could be caused by Tramadol, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Tramadol hcl, and have Back pain.

We study 38,402 people who have side effects while taking Tramadol from FDA and social media. Among them, 47 have Anxiety disorder. Find out below who they are, when they have Anxiety disorder and more.

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Tramadol

Tramadol (latest outcomes from 41,229 users) has active ingredients of tramadol hydrochloride. It is often used in pain.

Anxiety disorder

Anxiety disorder (excessive, uncontrollable, unexplained and often irrational worry) (latest reports from 34,547 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, depression, high blood pressure, osteopenia, pain.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 38,402 people reported to have side effects when taking Tramadol. Among them, 47 people (0.12%) have Anxiety Disorder. They amount to 0.14% of all the 34,469 people who have Anxiety Disorder on eHealthMe.

Trend of Anxiety disorder in Tramadol reports

Time on Tramadol when people have Anxiety disorder * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Anxiety disorder37.50%0.00%0.00%12.50%25.00%12.50%12.50%

Gender of people who have Anxiety disorder when taking Tramadol * :

FemaleMale
Anxiety disorder70.83%29.17%

Age of people who have Anxiety disorder when taking Tramadol * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Anxiety disorder0.00%0.00%0.00%2.08%22.92%8.33%25.00%41.67%

Severity of Anxiety disorder when taking Tramadol ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Anxiety disorder0.00%66.67%16.67%16.67%

How people recovered from Anxiety disorder ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Anxiety disorder20.00%20.00%60.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Back pain (12 people, 25.53%)
  2. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (8 people, 17.02%)
  3. Major depression (5 people, 10.64%)
  4. Bone pain (5 people, 10.64%)
  5. Arthritis (5 people, 10.64%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Tramadol hcl (30 people, 63.83%)
  2. Norvasc (18 people, 38.30%)
  3. Prilosec (16 people, 34.04%)
  4. Aspirin (14 people, 29.79%)
  5. Zyrtec (10 people, 21.28%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I was often in trouble at school but only to the point of being described as mischievous. Towards the end of my teens and early to mid 20s this mischief making became an irritant to others although I was unaware of it. During my working life, it became unacceptable and I found myself in many disciplinary situations without understanding why. Throughout all of this, I was stressed and anxious and fed many hypertension and anti-depressant / anti-anxiety meds. At the age of 35, I was diagnosed with Asperger's disorder and started CBT. I became more mentally aware of mannerisms and behaviour and the actions that caused me to get into trouble. The mental energy in analysing my every move led to exhaustion and a deep depression. Quite by chance, I had some surgery which involved using tramadol as a post-op painkiller. It did nothing for the pain but I started to receive compliments about my improved behaviour. I increased my tramadol intake and the compliments became positive feedback. I started using tramadol to excess and, to make this tale a short one, I still see the world through the eyes of an autistic but I better understand what is and what is not acceptable. Honesty, it seems, is not. I am now addicted to tramadol, have depression, anxiety and nausea to the extent that I do not enjoy life but I fear death enough not to act on it.

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    dudesowin on Jun, 13, 2012:

    Look up sociopathy it is a common misdiagnosis to Aspergers. Those with Aspergers often don't get into trouble due to their quiet nature. Your taking of said pills to please others coincides with you not being on the autistic spectrum. Further more depression and anxiety are two different things. Those with Aspergers do not get depressed unless medicated. High levels of the hormone vasopressin often induces the anxiety. You have no impulsive empathy that signifies emotions working in the frontal region of the brain rather than the amygdala hence sociopathy not aspergers.

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    Misty on Feb, 25, 2013:

    Seems like you're making an extremely bold assessment on very little information here. Hope you keep in mind that there is an actual human being on the other end.

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