i have been taking tramadol for almost 2 years now. I suffer from fibromyalgia pain, and i thought when i first started this that it was a non- narcotic and it would be safe or safer to take. Well a while back i decided that i wanted to stop taking this and all other medication for that matter- but when i started to feel the withdrawals- i couldnt handle it. It wasnt just the amount of pain my body was experiencing, but the depression and pure exhaustion. I couldnt do anything but cry and have panic attacks.