My local health authority has changed my prescription from 300mg daily of time release Tramadol comprising of 2 doses of 150mg to 100mg Tramadol 4 times a day and I'm finding the transition really hard to cope with. The pain relief is virtualy non-existent. I have osteo Arthritis in all major joints and my spine and the pain accompanied by fluid retention is making walking very difficult. I'm a 6 ft tall large built man in my mid fifties and there are times during the day when I could very easily burst into tears with the pain but I try to put on a brave face for my wife. She has noticed that my mobility is severly impaired as it has been for quite some time but it is getting worse & I don't know what to do. Any help would be gratefully accepted