I've been on Tramadol for 3 yrs. as high as 400 mg a day..I weaned down myself after knee surgery. I can't take most narcotics as I get anaphylaxis from them. I am now withdrawing only a quarter pill a week and I have all the horrible physical withdrawal sx along with severe depression. NO ONE takes me seriously as this is such a small amount of drug. I have always had anxiety and depression, but never this bad. I feel psychotic as I have never ever been addicted to anything that I couldn't come off with relatively little discomfort. I came off of Klonopin after 10 yrs. easier than this... does anyone know why this is soo bad, I am drained, thought about checking myself into a psych ward because the depression is so bad... how long does it take to leave your system? I am down to 1.5 tabs per day now and I can't imagine dropping any further... does anyone have info about an easier way to do this? Or am I on my own?? Do they make a liquid Tramadol so I could wean slower? I hate relying on drugs... and I am bullshit that this is marketed as "not a real opiate"... clearly it is worse than many... thanks all...