I have been on Tramadol for 3 years. Taking 250-300mg a day. I decreased the dose after I had a grand mal seizure and almost died(I took 5 at once) To me it's more addictive than vicodin. It made me feel super human(at first), then I took it so I would'nt go through the absolutely horrific withdrawls. After 3 days of feeling like your dying, the malaise, and deep deep depression set in. I was especially vulnerable because I was diagnosed with depression, and ocd, with anxiety. Anti depressants take so long to take affect, all I wanted to do is not feel so sad all the time. I hate tramadol, it's the devil for me. I became a junkie, shell of the beautiful person I once was. Anyone elses experiences with opiate addiction is greatly appreciated.