Am I always going to have to choose between pain relief and a few glasses of wine ? Dire warnings on the Tramadol leaflet as well as the carbamazepine I take for neuralgia ? How does anyone else deal with this ? OK it probably should be clear but drinking wine with a meal relaxes me, makes me feel I have a life beyond thinking about and managing pain. There are fewer and fewer pleasures I can share with my husband. Eating good food with great wine is one of them. But then I'm too scared to take anything other than paracetamol . Thoughts anyone ?