I take tramadol doctor prescribed it for me saying I could take it every six hours for pain if needed. She was giving me a two week supply. I have osteoarthritis in all my joints sever scoliosis and have had a THR in April. When I called a few months ago to have it renewed, two week supply lasted me 3 weeks was told I have to make it last a month. Have neck degeneration cannot carry anything more then ten pounds if a do I have a constant headache. Now am having problems with both of my knees. Sit down can hardly get back up. Blamed it at first on the THR. Still recovering from that. Have not been able to walk outside the home without the aid of a cane. I also take an herbal joint aid and Tumeric which has helped with my joints. I only take one Tramadol at night. You are right people don’t understand by looking at us. I have tried going to a chiropractor for my back because since my surgery pain has been bad. He has helped somewhat. At my daughters urging I have started going for Reiki sessions which has helped a lot. Come out feeling relaxed and am able to sleep better. Can’t believe the things she has told me. Without even touching me she told me about all my problems. Last session told me I was having a problem with my right knee and try to keep weight off it. Next day I went for my Swedish massage and she told me I had a problem with the muscle above the right knee leading to the hip didn’t feel that way other months. Told me to try and keep weight off it too. Recommended I see my doctor. Haven’t done that yet wanted to do another Reiki session and see what she says. Seemed strange for a Reiki master who didn’t touch me told me the same as my therapist.