I take Tramadol, it's only dangerous if it's abused. RA is an extremely painful disease and it needs a strong drug to deal with it. I have not heard of it being very, very dangerous unless you take an overdose or try and drive or operate heavy machinery whilst under the influence of it. I have not found a single other painkiller that even reduces the pain even slightly until I was prescribed the tramadol.
All painkillers have risks, but if used correctly then they can make your quality of life so much better.
Have I missed out on some new information about this drug or is it just old myths that it's 'super addictive' even though there is no evidence to support this?