I have been seriously addicted to hydrocodone for over a year, taking not only my whole prescription, but buying them on the streets when I ran out. My pain management doc wants to substitute Ultram for the hydros. At first I was willing because I'm tired of this vicious circle I've been living, but now that I've read such scary things about Ultram being harder to kick than hydros, I'm very hesitant to try it. Has anyone ever switched over from hydrocodone to Ultram? My first thought when my doc mentioned this was that I could wean off the Vicodin by using Ultram, but now I'm afraid of getting hooked to yet another drug. Can someone offer advice or share an experience? Thank you.