One of my daughters has told me about a pain med she takes that is a little easier on the system. It's called Ultram or the generic brand name of tramedol. Have any of you all tried this one. I try to hold off taking anything until it gets just close to the boiling point. We have / live on 4 acres in the country setting and most of its grass so there is a lot of yard work and I do 90% of it. My point is I do not have very many down days where I can just put my feet up. My wife gets after me about needing to slow down almost everyday, what ya going do. The yard needs a lot of maintenance and things take me 4 times as long to do anything.