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the best way to get off of tramadol or Ultram is to do a long slow taper off of it to minimize withdraw symptoms.
3 years is a long time.
you will need more than 7 pills to come off with minimize withdraw symptoms.
you should talk to your doctor about a slow taper schedule to come off of it
one possible taper schedule would be to decrease to 2 1/2pills a day for 2 weeks and then go down to 2 pills a day for 2 weeks and then 1 1/2 pill for 2 weeks and then down to 1 pill for two weeks and then down to 1/2 pill for 2 weeks and then stop.
but you will need more tramadol pills for this
who gives you a prescription for tramadol?
I would like to provide another opinion
If you only have 7 pills then take one per day over the next 7 days
that will minimize withdrawal