I have a love/hate relationship with tramadol. I have complications/side effects with everything else I've tried so far, but tramadol works when I need it (37.5mg dose). I usually only need one or 2 doses to get the pain manageable. I like that it doesn't knock me out, and I can function relatively well on it. But if I don't continue with it, I get a nasty headache. I'm wondering if anyone else has had such an issue, and was it resolved with a lower/higher mg prescription (if available), or more consistent schedule, or any other solutions? I seem to get headaches when I stop taking any narcotics, but staying on them consistently seems like a ridiculous plan if I don't have high levels of pain consistently!