I took TRAMADOL (aka ULTRAM). It initially made me really spaced out but then I got used to it. It took the edge off my pain, but did not get rid of it. I know alot of people do take this drug. It is much less addicting than Vicodin. Personally I get less spaced out on taking 1 Vicodin than the Tramadol. Nsaids never even touched my pain. All they did to me was ruin my stomach. I was on Celebrex for awhile, but even that one killed my stomach.