I have been taking it for a few years, not addicting, I do feel the difference of pain level when I forget to take it, I have to take 2 three times a day for my fibromyalgia.
Thank you for this information. I just feel so much better when I take the Tramadol, but I am not one to take meds unless I absolutely have to take them. Since I developed this inflammatory arthritis, and osteo, and asthma, I have to take a lot of pills, and I have been worried about taking the Tramadol. It is such a relief to get out of some of this pain, though. Happy to hear of your good experience with Tramadol. Thank you for the peace of mind I needed about taking this drug. Peace, V
I have been taking tramadol extended release 100 mg per day for 2 years. I read all of the "addiction" stories and started to get paranoid so I stopped taking it for 10 days, no problems at all other than the chronic pain. The stories our rubbish, if you abuse it, I would imagine you would probably have a tough time coming off of it, but if you take it as prescribed you will be fine. I feel that taking one tramadol is better than taking heaps of codeine, ibuproffin and panadol. Tramadol effects people differently, but I certainly wouldn't be scared of all the tragic addiction stories. Most of them involve the people taking way more than anyone would possibly recommend. With any medication take the lowest possible dose to get the effect needed (not desired).
I have been taking two 50mg Tramadol 4 times a day for 1.5 years and let me tell you all YES you will go through severe withdraw if you suddenly stop the medication. People compare the Withdraws to low-moderate stoppage of Oxycodone and/or Oxycontin. Do Not Be Fooled! You need to taper your dose down to where you are taking 1 50mg a day or you will be ''dope sick''. I don't know why Dr.s say it's not physically addictive because (trust me) IT DAMN SURE IS!