It started with 1 pill every 4-6 hours. Now i am taking 15-20 a day... owing money because i would run out... They are the 10/500 I want my life before the pills back! I have been prescribed tramadol... it is relieving my withdrawls... I have been on the tramadol before,,, I find that I can walk away from it. I am hoping to be off everything in the coming days. My question is; how long before the withdrawls go away? some say 3 days... some say 3 weeks... I hate this addiction! I have lost a very good biz over this... Thank god I have an understanding wife ... kids are grown. I am 49... and I need to get off these things! @ days without... the tramadols are helping... but i am thinking about them!