Tramadol is a pain reliever that is similar to a narcotic. It is prescribed for moderate to chronic pain. It is classified as an opiate agonist and changes the way the body sense pain.
Tramadol can be habit-forming and should only be taken as prescribed. In addition, you should not stop taking this drug without checking with your doctor, as you will have withdrawal symptoms. There are side effects associated with discontinuing use of tramadol are nervousness; panic; sweating; difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep; runny nose, sneezing, or cough; numbness, pain, burning, or tingling in your hands or feet; hair standing on end; chills; nausea; uncontrollable shaking of a part of your body; diarrhea; and hallucinations.
I have used this medication and for me it was not a good experience. Each person, of course, is different.