Many people have become addicted, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span>
the w/ds are bad, some say worse than opiates like hydrocodone
, oxycodone, etc. Many states have made tramadol a scheduled narcotic, and
many more are following suit.
They also have an antidepressant property (they effect the neurotransmitter GABA) which can make the emotional aspect of w/d even more severe.
If you have pain that needs addressed, I would ask for alternatives, IMO.