I was on Ultram for pain up until a few weeks ago when I got a horrible, horrible flare. The doc prescribed Vicodin 7.5/500 one every 6 hours. That didn't work. He told me to double up on it and that would be fine. I currently take 6 pills a day. I am almost pain-free. I am not tired anymore. I have more energy. I am happier. I feel better all the way around. I must have been very bad before I was on it, because I almost feel like I have my life back. However, is this normal? Should people with fibro need this much pain medication? And what's next - A MORPHINE PUMP?