Well, I had my pre-op assessment for the spinal operation I'll be having a fortnight on Monday to treat the sciatica I've been suffering from since February. I mentioned about suffering from RLS and how I couldn't just stop taking Tramadol because of the effects that would have on my RLS, and the Senior Registered Nurse I was speaking to understand everything perfectly - what a change! He even mentioned that he was surprised I wasn't taking something or other for the RLS (can't remember what it was, can only think of quinine and it can't be that?) I told him I've never sought meds for my RLS as it's not that bad these days, leastways not until I started taking Tramadol for the sciatica. So, hopefully, everything is organised to prevent my legs from going crazy after the op. He told me I couldn't take my Tramadol in, as they'd have to lock it away, but they might well give me Tramadol while I'm there. If not at least they know to give me something that will keep RLS at bay. Thanks for all the advice I've had on here about this. It's been invaluable, as I'd never have known to say anything otherwise. Wish me luck for 14 September!