... to purchase more , this started out as a elbow problem and when a took the drug allowed me to continue my job in the oil field . now it has become a full blown addiction and i can tell im short on my dose , my eyes will water and i begin to feel unwell. i was not smart and took more than the daily recommended dose. i currently take aprox 12 -50mg a day . i would like some feedback on tapering versus cold turkey and i am afraid i might end up in the hospital if i dont taper . i have been on tramadol since jan 09. please help, i am already starting to have panic attacks pondering what to do , i want to get away from this crap , i hate having something have control over me to this point, and it has become to expensive a habit to keep up.thanks for your support and help, this is a very lonely feeling.