It doesn't look like anyone answered you and I'm probably not the best person to do so.....but here goes. I to am on pain meds for fibro. I need to get off them also. I have never taken tramadol but am on Percs. They kindof make you life meaningless. I have NO patience for anything and really don't like myself anymore. I used to. Anyway I think you might get more answers on the Addiction forum. It seems to be more active. I don't know why there are two.
On Trams here too. Ive switched one for another. Been off Tram since last Tuesday bc I've started taking Hydros. Just bc I am more afraid of Tram WD than Hydrocodone WD. I get the zaps (body convulsions) when I try to break off of Trams. And I've had a seizure bc of Tramadol once. I only have 4 hydros left to fall off the cliff finally and force myself to break off. I can stand only taking 1 pill every 6 to 8 hrs now. Hope this works. Praying you find what works for you too. Try not to do it alone. It's harder that way. Talk to a dr. Be strong. I broke off of heroin when I was 18 yo (36yo now) by myself at home and it was hell. you'd think I had learned my lesson back then.......
I wouldn't do this alone unless you absolutely feel you have to. Withdrawl can be a horrid thing to go through even with family around you. doctors have meds to help people through withdrawl now so I would definitely see them. However, if you continue yourself I would take your meds every second day for a few days then increase the gap to 3 days etc.
I stopped my antidepressants suddenly and had horrid withdrawl, light headed, itchy and nauseous, it lasted for 2wks. I have fibromyalgia osteoarthritis and dysplastic hips which I take morphine daily for and I would love to come off that too. Good luck!