Carol, I take ultram extended relief once a day. I take it when I go to bed and it lasts just about 24 hours. What I like the most about it is that when I wake up in the morning (which is the hardest time for me and I suspect most of us) it's already in my system. That makes it much easier for me to get up and around in the morning.
Like Hippi, it doesn't work for the severe stuff, but it does cut the edge a little. For every day pain, it's helping quite a bit. I don't have to remember to take the Tramadol every four to six hours, etc. And I'd rather tolerate the pain that I do have than risk becoming addicted to stronger pain relievers, which I know would be so easy for me to do.
Hope it works for you.
Lupus, osteoarthritis, fibro, renauds, restless leg, hiatal hernia, double vision, migraines, costocondritis.
cellcept, neurontin, prednisone, plaquenil, synthroid, triamterene, tramadol, actonel, tri-est, imitrex, cymbalta, tricor, acifex, multivitamin, calcium w vit D, fish oil, aspirin