I am new to this forum but have suffered chronic pain for eight years. I take Tramadol Amitripyline amongst others. I take these daily sometimes I take 6 Tramadol but mainly 8. I also use TENS heat patches relaxation and mindfulness. I do not take Tramodol to achieve a high I use them because I have pain. I object to people who class genuine pain sufferers and confuse them with others who take them for a high. I have to stay on the medication I am on and get upset to think people get muddled between my need and that of a opiate addict. I did not ask for my condition and hate the dependency I have on both my family and GP. I am sure others in my position feel the same.