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Withdrawal from Tramadol

It's taken 10 years to get this this point, but It's time and I need some help from someone who can walk me through this.   I have been taking Tramadol for 10 years for a back and shoulder injury.  I have kept it to 50 mg 3 times a day all 10 years for fear of addiction.  But, I have been addicted for a very long time, only too discouraged to acknoweldge it.  I used to be worried about the physical pain I would exprience if I got off of it, now I am more worried about the addiction and the withdrawals.  

Yesterday,  I decided to cut back to only 1 in the morning.  Last night, all night was spent with my skin crawling, body aches,  sinus congestion, sneezing, tossing and turning.... I can't believe this happened.  Two doctors told me it was not addictive - I asked them for non addictive medication for long term use.  I don't know how to get off of this and I want to be free.

I keep thinking, how am I supposed to function at work or at home while going through this, but I don't want anyone to know, they can not know at work.

Where do I start,  even if I taper off, I still am only taking 3/day.   Going somewhere to withdrawal is not an option because I have responsibilities at home.  Thank you, I know some of you have suffered like this and made it to the other side.  Your experience means a lot.
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199177 tn?1490502134
i would start cutting back a half a pill a week .....see how that goes
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