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!
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).
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