I have herniated discs and spinal stenosis. Even with these meds pain was unbearable so doc prescribed 50 mg Tramadol 3x daily along with the other meds and I am finally able to function almost pain-free. I know Tramadol is not a scheduled drug but why does it work so well with Percocet and Valium? I was an opiate addict (heroin user) and Xanax user for 37 yrs and cleaned myself up 3 years ago on my own. I went thru some serious withdrawals back then but at this point the pain became so bad I didn't care about withdrawals. If and when I quit again, will Tramadol make it even more difficult. Does Suboxone work for Tramadol and well as Percocet?