I too, take Tramadol. For me, it doesn't get rid of the pain, but takes enough of the edge off to make it bearable. I purposely don't take the maximum dosage (yet). I will also skip a day or two taking the Tramadol and will take Tylenol and Tylenol PM to help me sleep at night. My worst pain is in my legs and hips, so I sleep with a heating pad which helps my muscles relax a bit. Soaks in a VERY hot bath seem to help me also. I hope you find something that works for you. Wishing you the best!