With you saying you are going to take a vicodin to help with the withdrawals is addictive behavior. There is no difference in taking vicodin
, or anything else in the opiate or opioid family.
From what I have read, tramadol should be tapered due to the risk of seizures. You may want to consider getting back on the tramadol and doing a slower taper. If tapered properly you will feel little to no withdrawals.
I know you say you are not addicted yet, but please be very careful.