hi my name is Ona. I had tramadol addiction for a couple of years and the way my body worked with it was unbelievable. I had gotten to stages that people who had taken it twice the amount of years I did were at. At a point I had to ask myself why I let something define my day, my mood, my life. I couldn’t function at all if I wasn’t on it.At first it took all the pain I was feeling off, I felt more calm and relaxed, until I noticed that I had taken it so much that the way I was to feel normally without it was what I was feeling after I took it. And how I felt when I didn’t was the worst feeling in the world. So I stood up to it, I tried everything, anything. I told myself that I was only delaying the pain that was to come later, why not face it now? It took detoxifying, jogging, I had hot lemon and ginger tea, I forced myself to go out, I reached out to my sisters, I was ready for the pain. When it came, I was angry all the time, I found myself crying often, I would feel these zaps in my eyes whenever I moved my eyes. I felt lifeless, but I started already, it might as well give me all it has. It took about a week before I stopped feeling depressed and the zaps reduced, I’m normally a size 6 and before I stopped my bones were bulging out, I looked darker and pale. When the dark phase stopped I added some weight, I started looking better and I was grateful I stood up to it. I don’t know who needs this but I hope it helps, all the pain you’ll feel when you’re withdrawing is a test, it’s a phase, it will surely pass, how you handle it is who you are, It’s your war and you deserve to win. Good luck.