I have three fractures in my right index finger and a torn ligament. They gave me tramadol. I have found that the tramadol wears off much faster. I don't want to take more then the recommend dose but also I am in tremendous pain. I have never had this problem with percocet. The doctor won't give me percocet. He says tramadol is better and safer. How is something better when you don't get the relief for as long and your immune system becomes used to the drug a lot sooner?
Remember, doctors: everybody is different so don't sit and praise tramadol as a cure to narcotics. Seizures and who knows the long long term effects. Listen to your patients, not what the FDA and independent studies say who are funded by the pharmaceutical companies! Get with the program!