All I know is that Tramodol scares me because it is a synthetic opioid and I have a friend who had to go into a hospital to get off of Tramodol. Yes, she became addicted to it.
Also, one of the possible side effects includes seizures as well as other unpleasant side effects:
Forestcall, I understand what you are saying and I also don't believe anyone is "encouraging" people to take pain medicine. Perhaps you meant by people agreeing about pain meds that is encouraging them. I don't know.
I guess I am one of those lucky people who can go to the dentist to have teeth pulled and I don't even use novacaine or any numbing agents, I use my mind and don't feel a thing. I wasn't always that way, when I was a kid I got those numbing shots so I wouldn't feel any pain but my Dad fascinated me in how he would never use anything and I always wondered how he did it until I learned myself.
Funny, one day my Dad got up early to go trout fishing in northern NY and when he arrived he slipped on a rock in the stream and broke his nose. Did my Dad seek medical help? Nope. He continued to fish all day and on his way home that night, he stopped at the hospital to have his nose set. So the mind is a powerful tool as I learned from my Dad.