The first night off the tablets was unbearable hardly any sleep. Second night was bad with only 3 hours sleep. Third night slightly better with 6 hours sleep. I am writing this now on my forth day and after going swimming this morning I feel as if I am getting back to normality. If you are in my position and are suffering don't pay too much attention to other peoples posts because they will scare you to death. I am a 33 year old male medium build with not a lot of will power but has beaten this drug by stopping it dead. People say to wean your way off tramadol but if you can stand the pain for 3 to 5 days then knock them on the head. I hope I have helped.