For treatment of fibro my doc gave me Tylenol-3 and then Tylenol 4 (codeine-based) after Tramadol stopped working. I still take Ty 4 and when I get a bad flare then I take Percocet for 2 - 4 days until it subsides. My doc feels that the best thing to do is break the pain cycle ASAP with Percocet. Sometimes I don't even need Ty 3 or 4 so it varies but I have a good "arsenal" from which to choose. I have been off Tramadol for about 8 months so am going to try it again. My doc suggests that sometimes a "rest" from a certain drug is good and will make it work again. Worth a try and Tramadol is not a controlled substance (at least not yet) so that's good too. I actually found that when it worked that Tramadol was better for pain that codeine without certain side effects of codeine. I don't know what kind of pain you have or what it is caused by but for me Lidoderm patches can be very helpful too. Hank
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