I just got a letter from my insurance carrier that tramadol is now a class... um can't remember the number. But it is regulated the same way narcotics are and they are limiting prescriptions to .. well I don't remember to what. Man, I'm full of info, aren't I? Well I asked my pharmacist about it and he said someone on the fda has a family member who got addicted to it, so he lobbied for it to become a controlled substance. Have any of you heard of that? I'd like to know if it really is addictive. It is the only thing that seems to take the edge off my pain.