As a chronic migraineur, I am highly upset that tramadol or ultram is becoming a controlled substance later this month. My Neuro is very picky about pain meds and I'm glad she is but I'm worried that now that tramadol has become a controlled substance she won't prescribe it to me any longer. She does prescribe maxalt but I run out of it before I can get it refilled again so I have to fall back on other drugs to get me through the month. People that misuse the drug have caused this because they have used more than prescribed and have become addicted. If she won't prescribe it to me any longer I'll have to depend on lower degree pain relievers like muscle relaxers, etc. I am highly upset because I have never misused tramadol!!