My rheumy prescribed Tramadol to relieve the leg and hip pain that has been plaguing me overnight. I took it for the first time last night. The good news is - I had much less pain. The bad news is - I was awake well past 4:30 am! I could not fall asleep. I have the same problem if I take Vicodin. I just looked at the prescription info and it lists "drowsiness" as a side effect. I seem to have the direct opposite reaction. Anyone else have this problem? I am sooooooooooo tired!!!!!