another person here that tramadol did nothing for! and isn't it a quasi-narcotic? the doctor who prescribed it to me also tried davaron(darvocet, propoxyphene) which is another quasi-narcotic that has since been pulled from the market for causing heart problems, thank god that did nothing for me too and I wasn't on it for long.
I had to switch doctors btw because that guy would give me anything BUT narcotics and I ended up in the hospital quite a few times due to all the NSAIDs he had me on causing severe stomach & GI track bleeding. and I don't like it when a doctors have me try brand new drugs with who knows what all the side effects are over drugs that are tried and true but more shunned upon.