I have been on methadone for 2 years and have been taking ultram for a week. I have weaned down to about 20mg for the last few months. I now am taking about 3 to 4 50mg of ultram. How long can I take ultram before being addicted to ultram. allso how long will the severe withdrawal symptions last. I have 2 kids and cant take off work or I will lose my job Im in a bad place what should I do???