I can't add too much because I was on Tramadol(Ultram) for my arthritis before being diagnosed with FM. I have tried to do without it and I realized it helped me. I have quit taking it at night because of something I read here on the board, that it disturbs sleep. And lack of good sleep is a serious problmem with me. Another non narcotic drug that helps me is Mobic. It is one of the few NSAIds I can take with Ulcerative Colitis.
Hope that helped a little. When I had my one and, I hope only serious flare, nothing helped the pain until they gave me Lunesta for sleep. Much luck.
Health History: low thyroid, high cholesterol, hypertension, mild pulmonary hypertension. Ulcerative Colitis and now Fibromyalgia.
Prescriptions: Lialda , Bentyl, protonix, synthroid, zyrtec, avalide, nasocort, Miacalcin spray and Trazadone for sleep (doesn't work), flexeril & tramadol 3x day
OTCs: Usana multivitamins and multiminerals, Usana Procosa, Usana Mega Antioxidants, Omega 3, Vit. E, Healthy trinity probiotics, Calcium Citrate